Christianity

President Receives African Inter-Religious Peace Award

November 10, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com/The Independent

http://allafrica.com/stories/200411100521.html

On November 10, 2004 The Independent reported, "The Governing Council of the Ecumenical Apostolic Church Diocese has selected the president of the West African state of Sierra Leone Ahmad Tejan Kabbah for the African Inter-Religious Peace Award. He won the award for the religious tolerance that exists in the country. Sierra Leone was also recently nominated by the US as one of the most...

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At Ashland University, Only Christian and Jewish Faculty Need Apply

November 9, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/156/story_15609_1.html

On November 9, 2004 Beliefnet reported, "trustees at Ashland University in Ohio have decided full-time faculty members must be Christian or Jewish, and only a Christian can be the school's president. The policy is meant to reinforce the university's historical ties to the Brethren Church, whose followers founded the private school in 1878, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Tuesday. Current...

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Persecution of Chinese Christians Increasing, Expected to Continue Rising

November 9, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/3993857.stm

On November 9, 2004 BBC News reported, "'They hung me up across an iron gate, then they yanked open the gate and my whole body lifted until my chest nearly split in two. I hung like that for four hours.' That is how Peter Xu Yongze, the founder of one of the largest religious movements in China, described his treatment during one of five jail sentences on account of his belief in...

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Evangelical Vote: Critical to GOP's Win

November 8, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A32793-2004Nov7.html?referrer=emailarticle

On November 8, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "as the presidential race was heating up in June and July, a pair of leaked documents showed that the Bush-Cheney reelection campaign was urging Christian supporters to turn over their church directories and was seeking to identify 'friendly congregations' in...

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In Cleveland, Talk of Peace and Tolerance

November 6, 2004

Source: The Cleveland Jewish News

http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/articles/2004/11/04/news/local/event1105.txt

On November 6, 2004 The Cleveland Jewish News reported, "about 75 people of differing religions and ethnicities joined the Islamic Discussion Group of Cleveland State University for an iftar dinner concluding a day of fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Three experts on the Abrahamic faiths - Islam, Christianity and...

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Democrats Need to Reconsider Their Notion of "Moral Values"

November 6, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/155/story_15586.html

On November 6, 2004 Beliefnet reported, "Having lost the Presidential election in part because of the 21% of the voters who told exit pollsters their chief concern was 'moral values,' Democrats are now trying to figure out how to 'get religion'... It's ... clear that 'values voters' -- including many Catholics who voted for Gore last time but Bush this time -- helped drive the President's re-election...

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Traditional Christianity Declines, Mysticism on the Rise

November 4, 2004

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7-1342587,00.html

On November 4, 2004 The Times reported, "Christianity will be eclipsed by spirituality in 30 years, startling new research predicts. Our correspondent reports on the collapse of traditional religion and the rise of mysticism... Study after study appears to prove that people are increasingly losing faith in the Church and the Bible and turning instead to mysticism in guises ranging from...

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Interfaith Leaders Acknowledged for Role in Quelling Religious Unrest

November 4, 2004

Source: Worldwide Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2004/11/msg00040.html

On November 4, 2004 Worldwide Faith News reported, "Global humanitarian agency Church World Service paid tribute to interfaith leaders in Liberia today for being instrumental in helping restore calm following a fresh round of violence in Monrovia that erupted last Thursday (Oct 28) and that was initially reported as being between Muslims and Christians. Following the burning of several churches, mosques and...

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Update on Great Falls Prayer Case

November 4, 2004

Source: The State (S.C.)

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/10094129.htm

On November 4, 2004 The State (S.C.) reported, "the town of Great Falls has lost its appeal of a circuit court ruling ordering it not to invoke the name of Jesus Christ during prayers before its Town Council meetings. That ruling came as a result of a lawsuit filed in 2001 by Great Falls resident Darla Kaye Wynne, who practices the earth religion Wicca. Wynne said the prayers...

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Pope Encourages Iraqi Prime Minister to Pursue Democracy and Religious Freedom

November 4, 2004

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0406081.htm

On November 4, 2004 Catholic News Service reported, "Pope John Paul II encouraged Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi to pursue democracy and religious freedom in his country and told him he prayed for the victims of terrorism and violence there. The pope met with Allawi, his wife, Thana, and members of the Iraqi interim government in a private audience at the Vatican Nov. 4. It...

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Evangelical School Teaches "Ethics," not Christianity, to Muslim Students

November 2, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/3974555.stm

On November 2, 2004 the BBC News reported, "[T]he National Evangelical School in south Lebanon is... testament to the complexities of religious co-existence in today's Middle East. Founded by Presbyterian missionaries 75 years ago, the school is Christian, but its pupils - from the town of Nabatieh in Hezbollah's heartlands - are Shia Muslims. The school's governors long ago gave up any...

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Commentary: The Catholic Vote is a Myth

November 1, 2004

Source: Weekly Standard

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/004/818vklel.asp

On November 1, 2004 Weekly Standard reported, "the uniqueness of the Catholic vote wants to be true, if only because American history and intellectual consistency alike seem to demand that being Catholic make a difference in how one behaves in the public square. But accurate political analysis, like well-directed pastoral teaching, needs to...

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