Christianity

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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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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Russian Orthodox Church Reaches Out to Muslims in Persian Gulf

August 4, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/150/story_15070_1.html

On August 4, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "The Russian Orthodox Church said Wednesday that it hopes to develop closer ties with the predominantly Islamic Persian Gulf region, the Interfax news agency reported. Metropolitan Kirill, who heads the church's foreign relations department, said the decision to boost cooperation is based on the...

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Bible Displayed in Courthouse Monument Causes Controversy in TX

August 4, 2004

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/2717598

On August 4, 2004 The Houston Chronicle reported, "A businessman who helped erect a courthouse monument featuring an open Bible and an ex-judge who rescued it from neglect testified Tuesday about their Christian faith and their belief that America is a Christian nation.

Both also said their intent was not to convert passers-by but to honor deceased...

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Worker Fired for Eating Pork at Company With Muslim Ties

August 4, 2004

Source: Central Florida Local 6 News

http://www.local6.com/money/3614199/detail.html

On August 4, 2004 the Central Florida Local 6 News reported, "A Central Florida woman was fired from her job after eating 'unclean' meat and violating a reported company policy that pork and pork products are not permissible on company premises, according to Local 6 News... Lina Morales was hired as an administrative assistant at Rising Star -- a Central Florida telecommunications company...

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Kerry's Director of Religious Outreach Resigns After Controversy

August 4, 2004

Source: Religious News Service

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/150/story_15074_1.html

On August 4, 2004 Religious News Service reported, "After less than two weeks on the job, the Democratic Party's first-ever director of religious outreach resigned on Wednesday after her public positions came under fire. The Rev. Brenda Bartella Peterson said it was 'no longer possible for me to do my job effectively' after the New York-based Catholic League issued three blistering...

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Inclusive Graduation Ceremonies in Delaware

August 4, 2004

Source: Delaware Wave/USA Today

http://www.delmarvanow.com/bethanybeach/stories/20040804/976620.html

On August 4, 2004 Delaware Wave/USA Today reported, "Board members of the Indian River School District have a tough task before them. Following a decision made reluctantly at last week's board meeting, the policy committee is charged with developing a new policy regarding what can be said at future high-school graduations. Once that policy is in draft...

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Joint Vatican-Muslim Statement Condemns Attacks on Civilians in Places of Worship in Iraq

August 3, 2004

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0404238.htm

On August 3, 2004 the Catholic News Service reported, "Terrorist acts of violence waged against places of worship offend the name of God and religion, said an interfaith Vatican committee. In a joint statement released Aug. 3 by the Vatican, the two co-presidents of the Islamic-Catholic Liaison Committee condemned all 'terrorist acts that continue to be perpetrated in Iraq and...

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