Christianity

"Concern Christians" Organization Encourages MPs to Bring Religious Beliefs to the Job

August 8, 2004

Source: Calgary Sun

http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/Columnists/Calgary/Paul_Jackson/2004/08/08/573175.html

On August 8, 2004 Calgary Sun reported, "Former air force captain David Krayden is on a mission some might consider controversial and others even unforgivable. The newly appointed national chairman of the Concerned Christians Canada organization wants to get Christians of all denominations actively involved in politics. And he wants...

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Dispelling the Myth of the Catholic Vote

August 8, 2004

Source: Post Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04221/357935.stm

On August 8, 2004 Post Gazette reported that, "many observers speak of the Catholic vote as though it were a united force waiting to be mobilized by one of the presidential nominees. The reality is not so simple... Catholics are now more educated, wealthy, suburban and employed in the higher professions than ever before. Many of these Catholics care more about tax cuts than about the minimum wage and...

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Christian Prayer Group Engages Election 2004 with "Pray the Vote"

August 8, 2004

Source: Crosswalk News

http://www.crosswalk.com/news/religiontoday/1276490.html

On August 8, 2004 Crosswalk News reported that a "Presidential Prayer Team has just launched an initiative called Pray the Vote designed to encourage, motivate and exhort believers across the country to pray daily for God’s will to be done through this election. According to President and CEO John Lind, the goal of the Presidential Prayer Team, when it launched after the tragedy...

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History of Prayer Beads Offer Insight to a Common Humanity

August 7, 2004

Source: Deseret Morning News

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,595082458,00.html

On August 7, 2004 Deseret Morning News reported that, "[prayer beads] were one of the first sources of human artistic expression, emotional comfort and spiritual mystery. From a lone Buddhist monk rubbing his beads in contemplation of the flaws of man to a Catholic woman holding her rosary in prayer, these tiny objects, bound together by cord, provide tactile comfort and company to...

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NYC Sikh Train Operator Fighting for Religious Rights is also Irish-American

August 6, 2004

Source: Irish Echo

http://www.irishecho.com/newspaper/story.cfm?id=14984

On August 6, 2004 Irish Echo reported that, "Kevin Harrington has been labeled everything from "the turban guy" to an example of religious freedom since his name was splashed across the news last June. The subway operator for New York City's Transit Authority was the center of a fight over the right for municipal workers to wear religious headgear on the job. One thing many people did not know...

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Muslims to Purchase Methodist Church in Ocoee FL

August 6, 2004

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/orange/orl-locchurch06080604aug06,1,6091489.story

On August 6, 2004 Orlando Sentinel reported, "The Foundation of Lights, a Muslim organization, has signed a contract to buy the Ocoee Oaks United Methodist Church for $600,000 and has raised about half the $200,000 down payment needed to seal the deal, said foundation board member Naeem Nasir. The mosque, which...

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Catholic Bishops Take Stances on Banning Politicians From Communion

August 6, 2004

Source: Charlotte Observer

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/150/story_15088_1.html

On August 6, 2004 Charlotte Observer reported, "Roman Catholics took sides Thursday, the day after three Southeastern bishops barred politicians who support abortion rights from receiving Holy Communion... Bishop Peter Jugis of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte joined Bishop Robert Baker of Charleston and Archbishop John Donoghue of Atlanta in denying communion to Catholic...

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Interfaith Community Defends Muslim Cleric Accused of Aiding Terror in San Diego

August 6, 2004

Source: The San Diego Union Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/nation/terror/20040803-2228-hamas-staff.html

On August 6, 2004 The San Diego Union Tribune reported that, "people of many faiths voice their support for El-Mazain. Scores of people crowded the federal courthouse Tuesday in support of a prominent San Diego Muslim cleric whose arrest on terrorism charges inspired Jewish, Catholic and Protestant community leaders to come to...

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Republicans Anticipate Amish Support

August 6, 2004

Source: CNN

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/08/05/amish.vote.ap/

On August 6, 2004 the Associated Press reported that, "[The] Amish almost always side with the Republican Party when they do vote -- making them an attractive, if unlikely, voting bloc in the neck-and-neck campaign between President Bush and Democratic nominee John Kerry... A majority of the nation's Amish live in key swing states like Pennsylvania...

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Independent Protestant Church Activists Imprisoned for Leaking State Secrets

August 6, 2004

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/08/06/international0708EDT0491.DTL

On August 6, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "A Chinese court on Friday sentenced three activists in the independent Protestant church to up to three years in prison for leaking state secrets, a court official and overseas church activist...

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Government Begins Formal Discussions on Financing Religious Institutions

August 5, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/03/international/asia/03spai.html?pagewanted=all

On August 5, 2004 The New York Times reported, "The Spanish government has begun formal discussions on a proposal to expand financing to religious institutions, and security officials say that one intention is to subsidize mosques to make them less dependent on money from militant groups abroad. The Justice Ministry proposal, which legal...

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Christians Fleeing Iraq, Many Seek Refugee Status in Neighboring Syria

August 5, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/05/international/middleeast/05syria.html

On August 5, 2004 The New York Times reported, "[A]ttacks on Iraq's tiny Christian minority have been steadily increasing since late spring, culminating in the bombing of five Christian churches in Baghdad and Mosul on Sunday. As a result, according to the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, Christians are now fleeing the country in record...

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Interfaith Alliance Challenge Push Polls in Colorado

August 5, 2004

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://rockymountainnews.com/drmn/election/article/0,1299,DRMN_36_3088084,00.html

On August 5, 2004 Rocky Mountain News reported, "A group of religious leaders condemned a poll that they said attacked a candidate as 'anti-Catholic,' denouncing such tactics Wednesday as un-American and un-Christian. The Rev. Dr. Phyllis Taylor, of the United Church of Christ, joined the Rev. Jim Sunderland, a Jesuit priest, and...

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