Christianity

Proposed Law to Criminalize Adultery Affects Turkey's EU Prospects

October 12, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-turkey12oct12,1,7234561.story?coll=la-home-headlines

On October 12, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "[T]he tug of war between conservative tradition and modern aspiration [in Turkey] has never been more visible than it is now, as the nation of 69 million attempts to become the first Muslim-majority member of the European Union. On Dec....

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People of All Faiths Pray for Hostage Bigley

October 10, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3730576.stm

On October 10, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Prayers have been said for murdered hostage Ken Bigley at church services all over Britain. British diplomats in Baghdad are still trying to retrieve the body of the 62-year-old engineer who was kidnapped and beheaded in Iraq... Mr. Bigley was remembered at special church services in his home city of Liverpool on Sunday... The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Liverpool, Patrick...

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Interfaith Event in Oregan to Focus on Peace in Middle East

October 9, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/living/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/living/1097323614152040.xml

On October 9, 2004 The Oregonian reported, "The Wholistic Peace Institute, led by Gary Alan Spanovich, is behind the evening that promises to use at least three languages: words to challenge people's minds, music to speak to their hearts, and food and conversation to satisfy their souls. The topic for the evening will be peace...

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Pope Urges Christians to Display Signs of Faith More Forcefully

October 8, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/154/story_15401_1.html

On October 8, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "Pope John Paul II exhorted Christians on Friday to display signs of their faith more forcefully, contending the practice neither infringes on separation of church and state nor breeds intolerance. His comments appeared to be a clear reference to raging debates over laws such as France's recent...

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Catholics Urge Human Rights Commission to Protect Religious Minorities

October 6, 2004

Source: AsiaNews

http://www.asianews.it/view.php?l=en&art=1621

On October 6, 2004 AsiaNews reported, "Indonesia’s Catholics do not feel safe and for this reason Jakarta’s Catholic Community Forum is sending today an official letter to the country’s National Human Rights Commission calling on it and the government to 'protect religious minorities in Indonesia.' Addressed to the Commission’s chairman, Abdul Hakim Garuda Nusantara SH, the appeal follows...

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Egyptian Christian-Muslim Dialogue Pair Visits KY

October 6, 2004

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/local/9846644.htm

On October 6, 2004 Lexington Herald-Leader reported, "Emad Ramzy Philobbos calls himself 'an ambassador for the peacemaking' that needs to be done between Christians and Muslims in America. Philobbos, a Christian, and Abou Elela Mady, a Muslim, both from Egypt, are in Central Kentucky this week to help Americans learn from Egypt's experiences with interfaith relationships...

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WCC General Secretary Discusses Impact of Interfaith Work on Ecumencial Theology

October 6, 2004

Source: Ekklesia

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/content/news_syndication/article_04106can.shtml

On October 6, 2004 Ekklesia reported, "An intensive schedule of meetings between Dr. Samuel Kobia, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), and the Canadian churches culminated on Sunday 2 October in Ottawa. Speaking at a city-wide ecumenical service in Southminster United Church, Kobia outlined his understanding of a changing ecumenism which...

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40,000 See Gibson's "Passion" Despite Strict Govt Control of Showings

October 5, 2004

Source: The Baltimore Sun

Wire Service: AP

http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/custom/wire/sns-ap-passion-malaysia,1,4560485.story?coll=sns-ap-entertainment-headlines

On October 5, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "More than 40,000 Malaysians have watched Mel Gibson's 'The Passion of the Christ' after authorities in this mostly Muslim nation allowed the...

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Ecumenical Leader Speaks Against Use of Religion for Political Ends

October 5, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com/Catholic Information Service for Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200410050660.html

On October 5, 2004 the Catholic Information Service for Africa reported, "The General Secretary of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), Rt Rev Mvume Dandala, has decried the use of religion as a tool for politicians to promote their political agenda. Bishop Dandala, was speaking on Saturday, October 2, 2004, during the opening of the central office of the...

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Poll Finds Bush Ahead on Catholic Vote

October 4, 2004

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20041004-123844-3867r.htm

On October 4, 2004 The Washington Times reported, "President Bush is rapidly tying up the Catholic vote, according to two polls that show him gaining support among this traditionally Democratic group. The first poll, released last Monday by the Barna Group, an evangelical Christian polling firm, showed Mr. Bush, a Methodist, edging out his Catholic Democratic...

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Socialist Government Raises Church/State Wall

October 1, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1001/p07s02-woeu.htm

On October 1, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Since its transition to democracy more than 25 years ago, Spain's wall between church and state has been a bit porous. Despite ratifying a constitution in 1979 that prohibited a state religion, the country's dominant Roman Catholic church has continued to enjoy preferential treatment from the government. But now, José Luis...

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Controversial TV Show, "Faith Under Fire" Explores Faith and Ethics

October 1, 2004

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/falsani/cst-nws-fals01.html

On October 1, 2004 the Chicago Sun Times reported, "Lee Strobel, a former teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington and author of the best-selling book The Case for Christ, chronicling his 1981 conversion from atheism to Christianity, is seated behind the wood-toned 'Faith Under Fire' anchor desk perusing his notes and practicing his introductory lines...

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Interfaith Dialogue Dinner in Atlanta Area

October 1, 2004

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/gwinnett/1004/02turk.html

On October 1, 2004 Atlanta Journal Constitution reported, "officials at the Istanbul Cultural Center in Norcross are sponsoring their second Interfaith Dialogue Dinner on October 21. The annual event will be an opportunity for clergy and lay people of all faiths to talk about their differences — and hopefully find new areas of common ground. The event comes...

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"The True Christian is the True Citizen" Quote to be Covered in CA Courthouse

October 1, 2004

Source: The Associated Press

http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBYDH3ASZD.html

On October 1, 2004 Associated Press reported, "a Theodore Roosevelt quote displayed on the wall of a courthouse will be covered up after critics complained the comment about Christianity violated the separation of church and state. Roosevelt's remark that 'the true Christian is the true citizen' was part of a longer address the president gave at a YMCA convention more than a century ago."

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