Christianity

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

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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 pitching in. It's an interfaith endeavor that both congregations hope will...

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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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Christian Group Concerned About Proposed Anti-Religious Hate Law

September 15, 2004

Source: CNSNews.com

http://www.cnsnews.com/ForeignBureaus/archive/200409/FOR20040915b.html

On September 15, 2004 CNSNews.com reported, "An international charity working with Christians in Islamic societies has launched a campaign to oppose a plan by the British government to outlaw incitement on religious grounds. Muslim groups, who have been pressing for such a move, welcomed the proposal by Home Secretary David Blunkett to 'ban incitement to...

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In Detroit, "Catholics for the Common Good" Urge Voters to Explore Moral Conscience

September 15, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0409/15/c07-274073.htm

On September 15, 2004 The Detroit News reported, "a group of local priests and lay people are calling on fellow Catholics to look past the abortion issue and broaden their moral conscience when casting their vote for the next president in November. The local group, which calls itself Catholics for the Common Good, formed in response to the publicity around pro-choice Catholic...

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Photo Exhibit Highlights Scotland's Religious Leaders

September 14, 2004

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/features.cfm?id=1076062004

On September 14, 2004 The Scotsman reported, "Each of the men and women captured on film by [photographer Luke] Watson is a prominent member of a different faith community in Scotland. They make up a rich panorama of traditions, and will be displayed as part of the Keeping Faith exhibition, which opens on Friday at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Archbishop Brian Smith, of the Scottish...

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Zoning Controversy Over Buddhist Temple in San Francisco

September 9, 2004

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/09/09/BAGA48LTV71.DTL

On September 9, 2004 The San Francisco Chronicle reported, "religion is at the center of a classic San Francisco land-use fight, where a developer hires politically-connected permit consultant Walter Wong to gain approval for a much bigger building than would otherwise be allowed, while the foes tap Wong's frequent nemeses, growth-control...

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In Dearborn Michigan Church Prays for Vandals

September 5, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0409/15/d01-263956.htm

On September 5, 2004 The Detroit News reported, "parishioners at St. Cyril of Jerusalem Catholic Church have offered nothing but prayers for the three people charged with causing an estimated $200,000 in damages to their sanctuary... Statues were broken. Fire extinguishers were sprayed everywhere. A cross was turned upside down. Jesus’ face on a banner was given a spray-...

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Republicans Court Catholics and Jews

September 3, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/03/politics/campaign/03religion.html

On September 3, 2004 The New York Times reported, "the Republicans used their convention to court deeply religious voters among two different, traditionally Democratic groups, Roman Catholics and Jews, by holding rallies for supporters of each faith yesterday... Although evangelical Protestants have become a core part of the Republican base over the last three...

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