Christianity

At the Olympics, Interfaith Center Provides Worship Space for Athletes

August 20, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://sport.guardian.co.uk/olympics2004/story/0,14912,1287178,00.html

On August 20, 2004 The Guardian reported, "Tucked away in a corner of the athletes' village is the Olympic Religious Services Centre, a spiritual escape for the competitors away from the prying eyes of journalists, a place where, in theory at least, they can let go of the impulses that got them here in the first place... Details of what exactly goes on inside...

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Episcopal Church to Offer World Religions Classes in Penn Yan, NY

August 19, 2004

Source: The Finger Lakes Times

http://www.fltimes.com/Main.asp?SectionID=38&SubSectionID=121&ArticleID=5548

On August 19, 2004 The Finger Lakes Times reported, "her idea is neither new nor profound, but in small-town America where Christianity remains the norm and church-goers often sit in the same pews as their grandfathers, the Rev. Denise Yarbrough’s proposed world religions class appears somewhat radical. The course, scheduled to begin...

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Hands of Peace Program Brings Together American, Middle Eastern Teens

August 19, 2004

Source: Pioneer Press

http://www.pioneerlocal.com/cgi-bin/ppo-story/localnews/current/gv/08-19-04-364262.html

On August 19, 2004 Pioneer Press reported, "They came together as strangers and parted after two weeks as friends. That was the goal of the Hands of Peace program, which for a second year brought together 16 Middle Eastern and 11 American teens for a peace-making mission that they and their adult sponsors hope will one day...

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U.S. Embassy Requests Explanation for Chinese Detention of U.S.-Based Buddhist Leader

August 19, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A11214-2004Aug18.html?referrer=email

On August 19, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Chinese authorities have detained a prominent, U.S.-based Buddhist leader in connection with his plans to reopen an ancient temple complex in Inner Mongolia province and have forced dozens of his American followers to leave the region, local officials said Wednesday. The U.S....

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Catholic Strategist for Bush Campaign Resigns As Controversal Allegations Resurface

August 19, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/151/story_15158.html

On August 19, 2004 Beliefnet reported that, "[Deal]Hudson is the most important point man in the Administration’s effort to court Catholic voters. A confidante of White House political director Karl Rove since 1998, he is part of an exclusive weekly Republican National Committee strategy meeting about outreach to Catholics... And that success is critical, because most political observers believe...

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Study Shows Religion Plays Larger Part in Lives of Non-White Population

August 18, 2004

Source: The Independent

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/story.jsp?story=552588

On August 18, 2004 The Independent reported, "Although most white Britons call themselves Christian, most admit religion plays little part in their lives, a government study shows. But a strikingly different picture emerges in black and Asian communities, who say that their faith is a crucial part of their identity. And in a sign that Britain's religious map is...

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Rev. Jerry Falwell to Open Conservative Law School

August 18, 2004

Source: CNN News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cnn.com/2004/EDUCATION/08/18/falwell.law.school.ap/index.html

On August 18, 2004 CNN News/AP reported, "the Rev. Jerry Falwell will open a law school this month in hopes of training a generation of attorneys who will fight for conservative causes... Graduates of the law school -- part of Falwell's Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, which is affiliated with his...

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"Jews for Jesus" Campaign Expands and Offends in Wash.

August 17, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6464-2004Aug16.html

On August 17, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Jews for Jesus, a San Francisco-based group, said it trained more than 600 local volunteers to evangelize the region's 220,000 Jews as part of a worldwide campaign called 'Operation Behold Your God.' The Washington outreach, at an estimated cost of $200,000, is scheduled to begin tomorrow with three days of...

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"Generation Joshua" Teaches Conservative Campaigning

August 15, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/ideas/articles/2004/08/15/readingwriting_right_wing_politics/

On August 15, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "this election season, one segment of the homeschool population aims to turn its students into a political force. Last February, a predominately conservative Christian homeschooling organization called the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) launched '...

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Few Orthodox Priests Concerned About Pagan Roots of Olympic Games

August 15, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/151/story_15148_1.html

On August 15, 2004 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, "In the weeks before these Summer Games began, a few outspoken and fundamentalist-minded priests preached that old-time religion, complaining --- in print --- that the Olympics were sacrilegious. 'We're reveling too much in the pagan pastimes. I don't approve,' Father Peter, a priest in Marathon,...

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Ten Commandments Monument to Tour Across the Country After Church-State Controversy

August 15, 2004

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/framework/0,1413,36~53~2335510,00.html

On August 15, 2004 The Denver Post reported that "Alice Laverne Gearhart carefully climbed the five steps to the bed of the 18-foot-long truck and stood in awe at a hip-high slab of granite that ignited a firestorm of controversy over the separation of church and state last year... Three weeks ago, Moore agreed to loan the monument to a group of military veterans who...

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