Christianity

Different Views on the Future of Faith Based Office

July 30, 2004

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/150/story_15055_1.html

On July 30, 2004 Religion News Service reported that, "Call to Renewal, a religiously rooted anti-poverty group, has urged President Bush and Sen. John Kerry to keep the White House Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives in the next presidential administration... The Interfaith Alliance sent letters in mid-July to Kerry and Bush seeking the dismantling of the office and its...

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Edwards Brings Religion to the Democratic Ticket

July 29, 2004

Source: Religion and Ethics Newsweekly

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week745/news.html

On July 29, 2004 Religion and Ethics Newsweekly reported on John Edwards and religion. The article noted that, "He's from a mainline Protestant denomination. He's Southern, and in that sense, he has perhaps a better ear for evangelical religion because he's simply a child of the South. He knows the rhythms and the cadences of Southern religion, which is something...

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Study Finds Detroit Arab Americans Are Mostly Christian, Diverse and Settled

July 29, 2004

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/metro/arab29_20040729.htm

On July 29, 2004 Detroit Free Press reported, "A two-year, $1-million study of metro Detroit Arab Americans concludes that these thousands of families are far more diverse, more settled and more eager to embrace American life than many observers around the world had assumed... The study focused on in-depth interviews with 1,016 men and women whose families came from Arabic-speaking countries...

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Conference Focuses on Peace and Dialogue Between Christians, Jews, Muslims

July 28, 2004

Source: Anglican Communion News Service

http://www.anglicancommunion.org/acns/articles/38/50/acns3861.cfm

On July 28, 2004 the Anglican Communion News Service reported, "A new 'Children of Abraham Peace Forum' for news, articles and discussions over the Internet has grown out of a large inter-religious conference held 11-13 June at the American Cathedral in Paris. The bi-lingual conference, entitled 'The Children of Abraham and the Art of Peacemaking:...

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Government Struggles With Separation of Church and State

July 28, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/leaders/story/0,3604,1270381,00.html

On July 28, 2004 The Guardian reported, "The arguments are old, but the passions they provoke are no less fiery. Spain's leading archbishop compared the situation Catholics found themselves in today with the early Middle Ages, when the Moors swept across the Straits of Gibraltar. The object of his ire was a decision by the new socialist government to cancel the reintroduction...

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White Evangelical Voters Swing Towards Republicans

July 27, 2004

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20040726-103059-4476r.htm

On July 27, 2004 The Washington Times reported, "The party of John Kerry and John Edwards is improving its standing with minorities, but losing ground to President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney among white evangelicals, a new survey found. Those findings are bad news for Democrats assembled in Boston for their national convention, because white...

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Councilmen Refuses to Alter Opening Prayer in VA

July 27, 2004

Source: First Amendment.Center/ AP

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/news.aspx?id=13784

On July 27, 2004 The AP reported, "Despite a federal appeals court ruling and a reminder from civil liberties lawyers, a City Council member [Hashmel Turner, an associate minister of First Baptist Church of Love] said he won't change the prayer he uses to open council meetings... On July 22, a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously in a...

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Progressive Priest Offers Prayer at DNC

July 27, 2004

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washtimes.com/national/20040726-103051-5337r.htm

On July 27, 2004 the Washington Times reported, "Sen. John Kerry's campaign has asked a Paulist priest, and not the archbishop of Boston, to give an invocation later this week at the Democratic National Convention being hosted here. The prayer is expected to be offered Thursday -- the culmination of the convention -- by the Rev. John B. Ardis, director of the Paulist...

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Editorial: Candidates Ask, How Would Jesus Vote?

July 26, 2004

Source: The Journal Gaze

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/journalgazette/news/editorial/9245655.htm

On July 26, 2004 The Journal Gazette reported, "How would Jesus vote? That appears to be the great unspoken question as President Bush and Sen. John Kerry engage in a culture war for the hearts and minds of the elusive mainstream voter. Livening up the midsummer preconvention doldrums, Bush’s campaign leveled a new charge at his Democratic challenger...

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How Receptive Are Americans to the Idea of a Christianized Nation?

July 26, 2004

Source: The Barna Group

http://www.barna.org/FlexPage.aspx?Page=BarnaUpdate&BarnaUpdateID=168

On July 26, 2004 The Barna Group reported, "A new nationwide survey by The Barna Group explored the boundaries of how far adults are willing to inject the Christian faith into the nation’s culture. Examining six possible changes in public policy or social activity, the survey reveals that there are tens of millions of Americans who would go as far as...

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Youth Become Focus of Innovative Religious Tolerance Video

July 26, 2004

Source: Marin Independent Journal

http://www.marinij.com/Stories/0,1413,234~24409~2295265,00.html

On July 26, 2004 Marin Independent Journal reported, "[Ruby] Unger, a Mill Valley educational filmmaker who specializes in videos for school-age kids, made 'Respecting Beliefs,' a 25-minute production explaining the religious tenets of Muslims, Christians, Jews and others. Finished in March, it's now heading for distribution to schools all over the country....

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Tension Swells Between Jews and Presbyterians over "Messianic Congregations"

July 25, 2004

Source: Time Magazine

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101040802-672597,00.html

On July 25, 2004 the reported, "A sense of betrayal is building among Jewish groups over two votes at the Presbyterians' recent General Assembly. The first tally sustained funding for 'Messianic Jewish' congregations like Avodat Yisrael, a Philadelphia-area Presbyterian gathering that meets Saturdays and gives every appearance of being a synagogue but...

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Interfaith Assembly Fosters Abrahamic Dialogue in NJ

July 25, 2004

Source: Muslim American Society

http://www.masnet.org/news.asp?id=300

On July 25, 2004 Muslim American Society reported, "The Center for Theological and Spiritual Development at the College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE) [Morristown, NJ] hosted a Special Assembly, entitled: 'Children of Abraham: Journeys to God.'   The milestone event, attended by more than 700 people, featured renowned leaders of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths promoting the need for peace and solidarity among the...

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