Christianity

Church Organization Calls Meeting of Religious Leaders to Establish Dialogue

July 6, 2004

Source: swissinfo

http://www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo.html?siteSect=111&sid=5068571

On July 6, 2004 swissinfo reported, "Leaders of Switzerland’s Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities have met in Bern for the first time since the outbreak of war in Iraq. The heads of the country’s largest religious groups discussed plans to establish a permanent platform for interfaith dialogue. The meeting was organised by the Federation of Swiss...

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Polls Continue to Suggest Frequent Church-Goers Overwhelmingly Support Bush

July 6, 2004

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/07/06/MNG1Q7H72

On July 6, 2004 The San Francisco Chronicle reported, "According to a Time magazine poll conducted in June, 59 percent of Americans who call themselves 'very religious' support President Bush, compared with just 35 percent for Democrat challenger John Kerry. Those who say they are 'not religious' favor Kerry by a margin of 69 percent to 22...

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Inter-Religious and Inter-Ethnic Weddings on the Rise in U.S.

July 6, 2004

Source: The Courier Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/features/2004/07/06/weddings.html

On July 6, 2004 the Courier Journal reported that , "For more and more American couples, the standard wedding is fast being replaced by ceremonies with deep family meaning that incorporate the couple's ethnic heritage.couples, the standard wedding is fast being replaced by ceremonies with deep family meaning that incorporate the couple's ethnic heritage... The...

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Opinion: Christian Demagogues are Exploiting "Holy War"

July 6, 2004

Source: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

http://www.au.org/site/PageServer?pagename=issues_publiclife_RNS7604

On July 6, 2004 Americans United for Separation of Church and State reported, "Christian demagogues have declared a holy war that they claim to be for the soul of America, the sanctity of life and the future of Christian faith. They badger us into fixation on two issues -- Scripture and sex -- as if those two issues would...

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Muslims Strive for Political Organization Across Ethnic Lines in MD

July 5, 2004

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-te.md.muslims05jul05,0,680827.story

On July 5, 2004 The Baltimore Sun reported, "When Baltimore City Council candidate Melvin Bilal held a fund-raiser at a local mosque in May, the black Republican drew 250 fellow Muslim Americans, including immigrants from India, Pakistan and the Arab world. Among them was retailer Ahzar Ansari, originally from Karachi, who donated $1,000...

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Archbishop Warns of Increasing Anti-Christian Sentiments

July 5, 2004

Source: Zenit

http://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=56387

On July 5, 2004 Zenit reported, "Muslim anger over the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq is leading to more discrimination against Christians in Pakistan, an archbishop warns. 'There is a lot of anger among Muslims here because of the war in Iraq,' said Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha of Lahore, during a recent visit to the Germany-based group Aid to the Church in Need. 'The general discrimination against...

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Update: In Orland Park, Mayor Takes Stance for Tolerance

July 2, 2004

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/southsouthwest/chi-0407020317jul02,1,660010.story

On July 2, 2004 The Chicago Tribune reported, "The mayor of Orland Park had planned to read about tolerance from Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address at a church's 4th of July rally, but has backed out because he found objectionable comments made by the pastor about a proposed mosque...In a letter to Rev....

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Jewish Leaders Concerned with Growth of Anti-Semitism Among Latino Immigrants

July 1, 2004

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0403648.htm

On July 1, 2004 Catholic News Service reported, "U.S. Jewish leaders met with Vatican officials in late June to raise what they consider a growing problem: anti-Semitism among Hispanic immigrants to the United States. According to surveys, new Hispanic arrivals in the United States are '44 percent infected' with anti-Semitic attitudes, reflecting lower sensitivity to the problem...

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New U.N. Ambassador Sees Faith as Influential to Public Life

July 1, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/01/politics/01DANF.html

On July 1, 2004 The New York Times ran a feature story on John C. Danforth, Episcopal minister, former United States senator and newly-appointed American ambassador to the United Nations, and his views on religion and politics: "If the American voice at the United Nations is now to be a boldly faith-based one, it will probably run along the carefully parallel tracks on which Mr....

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Muslims and Mormons Create Solidarity in UT

July 1, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/01/national/01enclave.html

On July 1, 2004 The New York Times reported, "Given its overwhelmingly Mormon population, Utah might seem an unlikely place for Muslim immigrants from Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Indonesia, Sudan and Pakistan. But the Muslim population of Utah has grown rapidly, to about 25,000, most of whom arrived in the last decade in the wake of conflicts around the world that in some cases...

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Christian Leaders Critical of Preposed Law Restricting Religious Conversions

June 29, 2004

Source: ABC Radio Australia

http://www.goasiapacific.com/news/GoAsiaPacificBNA_1143216.htm

On June 29, 2004 ABC Radio Australia reported, "Christian leaders in Sri Lanka say plans by the government to introduce a new law restricting religious conversions will violate personal freedoms and oppress minority religions. Sri Lanka's government says it wants to prevent churches from offering people inducements, such as money or employment, to change religion. Our...

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Ghanaian Chief Appeals for Religious Tolerance, Interfaith Work in Africa

June 28, 2004

Source: afrol News

http://www.afrol.com/articles/13472

On June 28, 2004 afrol News reported, "Ghanaian Paramount Chief Togbe Afede XIV, has appealed for tolerance and reciprocal respect among Africa's peoples, saying conflict was one reason why the continent had grown poorer over the past 25 years. The regional leader of Ho-Asogli state in the Volta region, urged African governments to endeavour to strengthen peace by working toward a more equal and just society. In a candid...

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