Christianity

Germans Worried Religious Unrest Will Spread Following Dutch Filmmaker's Murder

November 22, 2004

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4182321

On November 22, 2004 NPR reported, in a story on All Things Considered, "The death of a Dutch filmmaker, at the hands of a suspected Muslim extremist, has Germans anxious that religious unrest will spread to their own country. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli continues a five-part series on Europe as the emerging battlefield in the struggle to define Muslim identity."

Air Force Leaders Comment on Diversity and Intolerance

November 19, 2004

Source: Air Force Print News

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?storyID=123009241

On November 19, 2004 Air Force Print News reported, "Air Force leaders said the service’s capability to function as a team and accomplish its mission depends on respecting diversity. Leaders reinforced that basic tenet in light of recent feedback from U.S. Air Force Academy cadets who said they felt pressured to participate in religious activities that were not in line with their own...

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Cardinals Comments Comparing Islam to Communism Spurs Dialogue

November 18, 2004

Source: CathNews

http://www.cathnews.com/news/411/105.php

On November 18, 2004 CathNews reported, "Last week's reporting of Cardinal George Pell's controversial remarks comparing Islam with communism appears likely to bring the Cardinal face to face with local Muslim leaders, with an official of the Lebanese Muslim Association expressing his wish for 'a friendly meeting' with Cardinal Pell. The Age reports today that Keysar Trad, of the Lebanese Muslim Association, said a speech...

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Football Coach Told to Remove "Team Jesus Christ" Banners

November 18, 2004

Source: The Gazette (Colorado)

http://www.gazette.com/display.php?sid=1358083

On November 18, 2004 The Gazette (Colorado) reported, "the day after the Air Force Academy’s superintendent said publicly that the academy was coping with a religious intolerance problem, football coach Fisher DeBerry hung a banner in the locker room that said, 'I am a member of Team Jesus Christ.' The banner came down Friday after officials deemed it inappropriate, academy spokesman Lt. Col...

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Eviction Because of Religious Intolerance, or Debt?

November 17, 2004

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/orl-locevict17111704nov17,1,7120332.story?coll=orl-news-headlines

On November 17, 2004 Orlando Sentinel reported, "a court battle between a Christian school and its former landlord is escalating into a discrimination dispute as the school's owner said it was evicted because of religion. Lee Wasson, head of Kissimmee Christian Academy, said his school was kicked...

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Catholic Bishops Join Broad Alliance of Christians

November 17, 2004

Source: Dallas Morning News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/111704dnnatbishops.672b9698.html

On November 17, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "the nation's Roman Catholic bishops voted Wednesday to join a new alliance that would be the broadest Christian group ever formed in the United States, linking American evangelicals and Catholics in an...

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UN Aproves Philippine Proposal for Interfaith Dialogue Amont Nations

November 16, 2004

Source: The Manila Times

http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2004/nov/16/yehey/top_stories/20041116top11.html

On November 16, 2004 The Manila Times reported, "The United Nations has adopted the Philippine government’s proposal for an interfaith dialogue among nations to support peace-building efforts of the international community. Speaker Jose de Venecia, the original proponent of the interfaith dialogue, welcomed the...

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ADL Speaks Out Against Threats to Presbyterian Churches

November 15, 2004

Source: ADL Press Release

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ChJew_31/4589_31.htm

On November 15, 2004 ADL Press Release reported, "the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned the threatened use of violence against Presbyterian churches because of decisions made by church leaders to pursue a course of divestment from Israel. The League is in dialogue on the divestment issue with the Presbyterian leadership and strongly believes that dialogue, not violence, is the appropriate...

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Removal of Cross From LA Seal Draws Outrage

November 15, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washtimes.com/national/20041115-122215-2330r.htm

On November 15, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "a group of outraged Angelenos is gathering signatures to restore a tiny cross to the county seal after the board of supervisors recently voted to remove it. The Committee to Support the Los Angeles County Seal is aiming to collect 341,212 signatures by March 1, which would force the board to enact an ordinance protecting the...

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Presbyterian Church Threatened Because of Stance on Middle East Conflict

November 14, 2004

Source: Chicago Sun Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-church14.html

On November 14, 2004 Chicago Sun Times reported, "the Presbyterian Church (USA) has stepped up security at its headquarters and advised its churches to be on alert after receiving a letter threatening arson attacks because of its policies on the Middle East. The handwritten letter, received Wednesday at the church's Louisville headquarters, threatened to set churches on fire with...

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Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy on ‘Values’

November 14, 2004

Source: The Virginian-Pilot

http://home.hamptonroads.com/stories/story.cfm?story=78071&ran=12970

On November 14, 2004 The Virginian-Pilot reported, "emboldened by the news that 22 percent of presidential voters put 'moral values' atop their election agenda, the Rev. Jerry Falwell announced last week that he’s returning to action. Having prematurely retired his 20th-century political action group, the Moral Majority, the Lynchburg preacher trotted...

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Voters’ Values, Common Ground, and Opportunity for Dialogue

November 13, 2004

Source: Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascitystar/living/religion/10166855.htm

On November 13, 2004 Kansas City Star reported, "national and local religious leaders are examining the divisions so plainly evident among them in the presidential election and trying to decide where to go from here. So far, representatives of the theological and political left, center and right haven't found a lot of common ground as victors look for...

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