Christianity

Rising Profile of Catholic League

August 10, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/151/story_15103_1.html

On August 10, 2004 the Beliefnet reported that, "Bill Donohue's two-for-two record in silencing two Democratic operatives has raised the profile of his New York office, founded in 1973 to monitor and combat anti-Catholic bigotry. It has also raised the ire of his critics who call him a mean-spirited grandstander motivated by partisan politics. Either way, Donohue has demonstrated outsized...

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"Uniquely Singapore" Branding Campaign Includes Attention to Religious Diversity

August 9, 2004

Source: TODAY online

http://www.todayonline.com/articles/23727.asp

On August 9, 2004 TODAY online reported, "The essence, or 'soul,' of Singapore has had several re-incarnations in the last decade but arguably none on as high a plane of existence as its current avatar. The 'Uniquely Singapore' branding campaign came to life only in March — but its presence is being felt practically everywhere. From the Singapore Zoo and the Post Office to food outlets, shops and even drug...

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Western Christians, Hindus and Sikhs Outsourcing Prayers to India and Other Countries

August 9, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/150/story_15041_1.html

On August 9, 2004 Beliefnet.com reported, "From Orthodox Christians eager to have faraway Russian monks pray for their souls, to U.S. Hindus arranging for Indian temple rituals without leaving home, believers are finding long-distance ways to fulfill their worship needs. One example of this is the outsourcing of Catholic Masses to India...Currently, requests for such Masses are being collected...

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Officials Defy Court Rulings Banning Exclusive Prayers in S.C.

August 9, 2004

Source: AP

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/9351133.htm

On August 9, 2004 AP reported, "Some local government leaders in South Carolina are continuing to pray to a specific god at meetings, despite a federal appeals court ruling that such religion-specific prayers are unconstitutional. Charleston County Councilman Tim Scott described the ruling as part of a continuing attack on Christianity, and he said he hopes his council will fight back by...

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"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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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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