Christianity

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

Original Source: Marin Independent Journal

http ://w ww.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. Disturbed by the inflammable anti-Islamic rhetoric that...

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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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Churches Avoid Promoting Political Parties in Conn.

July 24, 2004

Source: The Hartford Courant

http://www.ctnow.com/news/local/hc-churchcampaign.artjul24,1,2881682.story?coll=hc-headlines-local

On July 24, 2004 The Hartford Courant reported, "This week the Republican National Committee asked Roman Catholics who back President Bush to provide copies of their parish directories, to help register Catholics to vote. And earlier this month, the Bush-Cheney campaign wrote to volunteers asking...

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Kerry Campaign Increases Religious Rhetoric

July 23, 2004

Source: Religion and Ethics Newsweekly

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week747/cover.html

On July 23, 2004 Religion and Ethics Newsweekly reported, "Many Democrats were hoping John Edwards would bring the ticket more comfort in dealing with religion. Edwards is a United Methodist who has been active in the National Prayer Breakfast. So far, on the stump he's been talking a lot about values, but not explicitly tying those values to religion. Both...

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Newly Rebuilt Bridge Seen as Unifying Symbol in Ethnic-Religious Conflict

July 23, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2004/07/23/old_bridge_seen_as_new_symbol_of_ethnic_tolerance/

On July 23, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "When Nedzad Kasumovic filmed Croatian tank shells pounding into Mostar's Old Bridge until its 400-year-old white marble stones plunged deep into the Neretva River's emerald waters a decade ago, he did so through tear-filled eyes. And...

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Democratic Party Hires First Director of Religious Outreach

July 23, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/150/story_15003_1.html

On July 23, 2004 Beliefnet reported, "The Democratic National Committee, believing President Bush's support among moderate religious voters may be growing soft, has hired its first director to specifically reach out to faith groups. The Rev. Brenda Bartella Peterson was named senior adviser for religious outreach on Friday. She will serve at least through the November elections... Peterson is the...

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Government Eases Restrictions on Religious Freedom; Minority Religions Still Uneasy

July 23, 2004

Source: The Journal Gazette

Wire Service: AP

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/journalgazette/9225588.htm

On July 23, 2004 the Associated Press reported, " Pastor Pavel Fedotov was in church leading services when the bulldozers and wrecking balls showed up. Over the next week, they razed his house of worship as part of the authoritarian Turkmen government's crackdown on minority religions. That was November 1999. Now, Fedotov's small group...

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Anti-Arab Discord Divides City in MI

July 22, 2004

Source: The Washington Times

http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040722-014826-8551r.htm

On July 22, 2004 The Washington Times reported, "The suburban Detroit city of Dearborn Heights is struggling to suppress anti-Arabic sentiment in a community split geographically. The city's dividing line is an east-west route called Ford Road, south of which a steadily growing number of Arabic families live, the Detroit News said Thursday. In the suburb, the...

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