Christianity

Israel Office of ADL Condemns Attacks on Christians in Jersulaem

October 17, 2004

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/IslME_62/4576_62.htm

On October 17, 2004 the Anti-Defamation League issued a press release that reported, "The Israel Office of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called on Israel's two Chief Rabbis to speak out against the phenomenon of attacks against Christians by Jewish students studying in yeshivas in Jerusalem's Old City... In letters sent to Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger and Sepharadi Chief Rabbi Shlomo...

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Lebanon Bans "The Da Vinci Code" Over Fears of Anti-Christian Sentiments

October 17, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A38753-2004Oct16.html

On October 17, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Few places seem to indicate how far this country has come from civil war better than the sunny hipness of the Virgin Megastore that fills a blond-stone building in the heart of the new Beirut... But there is a hole in the megastore's inventory that suggests the war's legacy has not entirely faded. The store's...

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Kerry Growing More Comfortable Talking About Faith

October 17, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A40595-2004Oct17.html?referrer=email

On October 17, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "John F. Kerry is evolving from a reserved Catholic reluctant to discuss faith in the public square into a Democratic preacher of sorts who speaks freely and sometimes forcefully about religion on the hustings. From the pulpit to the pastures, Kerry is increasingly spreading a more...

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Catholic and Muslim Clergy Call for Dialogue on Construction of Islamic Prayer Room

October 16, 2004

Source: The Manila Times

http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2004/oct/16/yehey/top_stories/20041016top10.html

On October 16, 2004 The Manila Times reported, "To douse the tension caused by the planned construction of an Islamic prayer room in the heart of Greenhills’ shopping district, an alliance of Catholic and Muslim clergy on Thursday called for a dialogue between residents of upscale subdivisions and Muslim leaders. The...

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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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