Christianity

Evangelicals Continue to Target Conservative Voters

October 15, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A33833-2004Oct14.html

On October 15, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "the Rev. Ken Hutcherson's game plan is simple. The former professional football player turned megachurch pastor intends to pack a stadium-size crowd of evangelical Christians onto the Mall today to decry same-sex marriage and 'let everyone know God is in control' of the Nov. 2 elections. Hutcherson's 'Mayday...

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Report Shows for Majority of Protestants Jesus is the Only Way to Salvation

October 14, 2004

Source: Baptist Press

http://www.sbcbaptistpress.org/bpnews.asp?ID=19349

On October 14, 2004 Baptist Press reported, "the vast majority of Protestant clergy in America believe strongly that salvation comes only through Jesus Christ and that they have a responsibility to evangelize members of non-Christian faiths, but they also are willing to partner with non-Christian faith groups to accomplish good for society, according to a recent study. Ellison Research, a full-...

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Catholics Support Governmental Shari'ah Law

October 13, 2004

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-10/13/article02.shtml

On October 13, 2004 IslamOnline.net reported, "The Catholic denomination in Kenya has urged the Council of Churches and all Christians in the country to support expanding powers of the Shari’ah courts under the new constitution. The Catholic Parish said in a statement, a copy of which was obtained by IslamOnline.net, that Shari’ah courts were...

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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 ://w ww.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 in the Middle East, and the experts will be six Portland religious leaders, all of whom...

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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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