Christianity

Halloween Has No Appeal for Many Religious Groups

October 29, 2004

Source: Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/articles/4/190276-3254-009.html

On October 29, 2004 Indianapolis Star reported, "religious groups provide alternatives to what some view as Halloween's dark side. At College Park Baptist Church in Hamilton County, tonight's fall festival alternative to Halloween will include religious messages in candy bags and a talk about Jesus to go with a petting zoo and games. At the Sacred Earth Circle of Indianapolis, local...

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Govt Imposes Curfew After Religiously-Motivated Violence in Capital

October 29, 2004

Source: CNN

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/africa/10/29/liberia.curfew.reut/

On October 29, 2004 Reuters reported, "Liberia slapped an immediate curfew on the capital Monrovia on Friday after stick-wielding youths rampaged through the costal city, burning buildings, petrol stations and vehicles. Witnesses said a dispute between Muslim and Christian residents near the Paynesville suburb late on Thursday...

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Evangelical Christians Launch "Redeem the Vote"

October 29, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A7482-2004Oct28.html

On October 29, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "driven by the statistic that 25 million Evangelicals between the ages 18 and 35 sat out the last presidential election, many Evangelical groups have launched their first voter drives this year. As with other such drives, the best catch is young, first-time voters. One effort, Redeem the Vote, brings popular...

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Former Khmer Rouge Members Converting to Christianity in Droves

October 24, 2004

Source: The Observer

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,2763,1334729,00.html

On October 24, 2004 The Observer reported, "The Khmer Rouge followed a harsh brand of communism, killing nearly two million people in their bid to return Cambodia to Year Zero. Now they have a new faith: evangelical Christianity. Hundreds of former fighters have been baptised in the past year. The Khmer Rouge's mountain stronghold, the town of Pailin in south-west Cambodia...

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Bush�s Message for Ramadan

October 23, 2004

Source: Presidential Message

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/10/20041015-2.html

On October 23, 2004 a Presidential Message was released in observance of the Muslim Holy Day, Ramadan. The president was reported saying that, "American history has taught us to welcome the contributions of men and women of all faiths, for we share the fundamental values of religious freedom, love of family, and gratitude to God. Americans who practice the Islamic...

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Jewish Leaders Outraged at Posters in Students' Campaign Against Anti-Semitism

October 23, 2004

Source: The Jerusalem Post

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull%26cid=1098520961050

On October 23, 2004 The Jerusalem Post reported, "French Jewish leaders were outraged when they discovered the posters for a planned campaign against anti-Semitism to be launched Monday by the French Union of Jewish Students, UEJF. The posters show representations of Jesus and of the Holy Virgin tagged 'Dirty...

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Differing "Decalogue Displays" to be Considered in 10 Commandment Cases

October 23, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A55480-2004Oct22.html?referrer=email

On October 23, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "sometime in late winter, advocates for and opponents of public displays of the Ten Commandments will argue the issue before the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time in 25 years. Litigators on both sides agree that the justices probably will set parameters on what constitutes an...

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School District in Seattle Bans Halloween Citing Sensitivity to Wiccans

October 22, 2004

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/196371_spookban22.html

On October 22, 2004 the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported that, "assistant Superintendent Tony Apostle advised Puyallup principals in a memo last week that Halloween costumes and parties are now banned. Pumpkins and cornstalks are fine, he said, but witches, black cats or 'similar decorations that are intended to frighten or scare individuals' are not. Halloween is a...

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Coalition for Tolerance and Justice in Delaware

October 22, 2004

Source: Cape Gazette

http://www.capegazette.com/storiescurrent/1004/intolerance102204.html

On October 22, 2004 Cape Gazette reported, "a group of 20 county residents says Sussex County is in need of a wakeup call to combat intolerance. The Coalition for Tolerance and Justice formed over the past few months to seek tolerance respect and acceptance for all people in Sussex County... According to a recent press release, the coalition grew from discussions...

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Charles Haynes Writes Commentary on Recent Ten Commandment Controversies

October 21, 2004

Source: First Amendment Center Press Release

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/commentary.aspx?id=14196

On October 21, 2004 First Amendment Center Press Release provided an editorial by Charles Haynes which reported that, "after 24 years of silence, the high court announced on Oct.12 that it would hear not just one, but two cases dealing with the Ten Commandments: Van Orden v. Perry from Texas and McCreary County v. ACLU from Kentucky. Since the Court last...

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Concerns Over TX Candidate Seeking Jewish Votes

October 20, 2004

Source: Associated Press

http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/10/20/tx.32.house.ap/index.html

On October 20, 2004 Associated Press reported, "Democrat Martin Frost believes that when Republicans tried to slam the door on his 26-year congressional career, they mistakenly opened a window. In destroying Frost's Dallas-area district during last year's political remapping, Republicans created a District 32 that includes most of the city's Jewish community......

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International Commission Moves Toward Reconciliation in Anglican Church

October 19, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1019/p02s01-ussc.html?s=hns

On October 19, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "An international commission to head off schism in the global body representing 77 million Anglicans has taken unprecedented steps in what it calls 'a pilgrimage towards healing and reconciliation.' The commission, in a report released Monday, strongly rebuked the Episcopal Church, the US arm of Anglicanism,...

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