Christianity

Christian and Muslim Leaders Appeal to Hostage-Takers for Mercy

September 23, 2004

Source: The Scotsman/PA News

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3535407

On September 23, 2004 PA News reported, "Christian and Muslim leaders in Liverpool made a joint appeal today to Kenneth Bigley’s captors to show mercy. Bishop of Liverpool the Right Reverend James Jones and Muslim cleric Akbar Ali made the appeal at Saint Mary’s Church in Walton, a short distance from the home of Mr Bigley’s elderly mother. On behalf of both faiths, Mr Ali said: 'In...

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Beliefnet's Coverage of the "Twelve Tribes" of American Politics

September 20, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/153/story_15355.html

On September 20, 2004 Beliefnet reported, "judging from the amount of press coverage they get, you'd think the only religious groups in American politics were the religious right - and everyone else. In fact, a shrewd candidate needs to understand the idiocyncrasies and hot buttons of all Twelve Tribes of American Politics. Unlike the more famous Twelve Tribes of Israel, these groups can all be...

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Marketing to Ethnic Populations Requires Acute Cultural Awareness

September 19, 2004

Source: TIME

http://www.time.com/time/globalbusiness/article/0,9171,1101040920-695866,00.html

On September 19, 2004 TIME reported, "The country is no longer defined, and shaped, exclusively by white Anglo-Saxons but increasingly by African Americans, Asian Americans and Hispanic Americans. This New Mainstream is transforming how America will work, play, learn and spend in the coming decades. Any company or institution that fails to...

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Hip Hop and Faith Communities Support "Let Justice Roll" Campaign

September 19, 2004

Source: National Council of Churches Press Release

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/04hiphopsummit.html

On September 19, 2004 National Council of Churches Press Release reported, "New Birth Baptist Church Cathedral of Faith International will host a weekend of activities sponsored by the 'Let Justice Roll: Faith and Community Voices Against Poverty' Campaign of the National Council of Churches USA and the Center for Community Change; Russell Simmons' Hip Hop Summit Action...

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Bush Endorsed by God?

September 19, 2004

Source: Beliefnet/Slate

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/152/story_15261_1.html

On September 19, 2004 Beliefnet/Slate reported, "while Bush's official comments about faith have been mostly within the mainstream tradition of presidential rhetoric, his supporters lately have gone in a less-familiar direction: conveying the idea that God is responsible for Bush being in the White House... This is not the first time it's been suggested that God deserves thanks for the 2000...

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Project on Faith Monologues Initiated at Vanderbilt

September 17, 2004

Source: Vanderbilt Hustler

http://www.vanderbilthustler.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/09/17/414a64955a409

On September 17, 2004 Vanderbilt Hustler reported, "a $10,000 grant given by the United Methodist Church this year will enable members of the Vanderbilt community to explore the differing viewpoints on faith and spirituality. Faith Project is an effort to gather stories of faith and weave them into a performance of monologues by this Spring...

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Atlanta’s Archbishop Tells Catholics to Vote Against Abortion

September 17, 2004

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/news/content/news/election/0904nation/17archbishop.html

On September 17, 2004 Atlanta Journal Constitution reported, "abortion must outweigh every other issue for Roman Catholic voters, Atlanta's archbishop said Thursday after issuing an unusual letter telling his flock that Catholics are obligated to follow church teachings at the polls. Atlanta Archbishop John Donoghue's letter adds to the...

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Government Rejects U.S. Charges of Religious Persecution

September 17, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3663654.stm

On September 17, 2004 the BBC News reported, "If you are Catholic, Muslim, or a member of the Orthodox and Evangelical churches in Eritrea then it seems you can breathe easy. However, those who believe and practise minority faiths are routinely persecuted, according to human rights groups. Two years ago the Eritrean government introduced a registration system for religions which forced groups to submit information...

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Immigrants No Longer Receive Bibles at Citizenship Ceremonies

September 17, 2004

Source: The Halifax Herald Limited

http://www.herald.ns.ca/stories/2004/09/17/fCanada137.raw.html

On September 17, 2004 The Halifax Herald Limited reported, "Immigrants are no longer receiving Bibles at citizenship ceremonies after many complained that Christianity was being forced upon them. Citizenship and Immigration Canada decided in May to stop the Canadian Bible Society from distributing the New Testament, although people participating in the...

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Interfaith "Alternative Holiday Fair" to Raise Awareness on Fair Trade and Social Justice

September 17, 2004

Source: Malden Observer

http://www2.townonline.com/malden/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=86887

On September 17, 2004 the Malden Observer reported, "First Church in Malden and Temple Tifereth Israel believe these weeks leading up to the holiday rush is the perfect time to get residents to think about a different type of holiday giving. The church is hosting its second annual Alternative Holiday Fair Saturday, Nov. 13, and this year, the temple is...

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Signs of Hope in Catholic-Protestant Conflict in Northern Ireland

September 16, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/16/international/europe/16belfast.html

On September 16, 2004 The New York Times reported, "[D]espite the daily signs of sectarian hatred, fear and crime in Northern Ireland, the winds of change are blowing here. It has been 10 years since the outlawed Irish Republican Army declared a cease-fire in its war to end British rule in the six counties of Northern Ireland - a war that has left this...

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Exhibit of Religious Leaders' Portraits Puts a Face on Religious Diversity

September 15, 2004

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/features.cfm?id=1085912004

On September 15, 2004 The Scotsman ran an article consisting of short features on several of the religious leaders photographed in Luke Watson's exhibition, "Keeping Faith," in Edinburgh. The exhibit portrays Scotland's religious diversity. For The Scotsman, reporter Sandra Dick profiled members of the Orthodox Christian, Sikh, Quaker, and Wiccan faiths.

Ten Commandment Controversies Continue Across Country

September 15, 2004

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/20040915/a_commandments15.art.htm

On September 15, 2004 USA Today reported, "less than a year after a federal judge ordered that a 2 1/2-ton Ten Commandments monument be removed from Alabama's state courts building, legal battles have sprung up across the nation between civil liberties groups who are targeting similar monuments and governments that are determined to display them. Two...

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