Christianity

Ten Commandment Controversies Continue Across Country

September 15, 2004

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/20040915/a_commandments15.art.htm

On September 15, 2004 USA Today reported, "less than a year after a federal judge ordered that a 2 1/2-ton Ten Commandments monument be removed from Alabama's state courts building, legal battles have sprung up across the nation between civil liberties groups who are targeting similar monuments and governments that are determined to display them. Two...

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Christian Group Concerned About Proposed Anti-Religious Hate Law

September 15, 2004

Source: CNSNews.com

http://www.cnsnews.com/ForeignBureaus/archive/200409/FOR20040915b.html

On September 15, 2004 CNSNews.com reported, "An international charity working with Christians in Islamic societies has launched a campaign to oppose a plan by the British government to outlaw incitement on religious grounds. Muslim groups, who have been pressing for such a move, welcomed the proposal by Home Secretary David Blunkett to 'ban incitement to...

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In Detroit, "Catholics for the Common Good" Urge Voters to Explore Moral Conscience

September 15, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0409/15/c07-274073.htm

On September 15, 2004 The Detroit News reported, "a group of local priests and lay people are calling on fellow Catholics to look past the abortion issue and broaden their moral conscience when casting their vote for the next president in November. The local group, which calls itself Catholics for the Common Good, formed in response to the publicity around pro-choice Catholic...

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Photo Exhibit Highlights Scotland's Religious Leaders

September 14, 2004

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/features.cfm?id=1076062004

On September 14, 2004 The Scotsman reported, "Each of the men and women captured on film by [photographer Luke] Watson is a prominent member of a different faith community in Scotland. They make up a rich panorama of traditions, and will be displayed as part of the Keeping Faith exhibition, which opens on Friday at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Archbishop Brian Smith, of the Scottish...

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Zoning Controversy Over Buddhist Temple in San Francisco

September 9, 2004

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/09/09/BAGA48LTV71.DTL

On September 9, 2004 The San Francisco Chronicle reported, "religion is at the center of a classic San Francisco land-use fight, where a developer hires politically-connected permit consultant Walter Wong to gain approval for a much bigger building than would otherwise be allowed, while the foes tap Wong's frequent nemeses, growth-control...

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In Dearborn Michigan Church Prays for Vandals

September 5, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0409/15/d01-263956.htm

On September 5, 2004 The Detroit News reported, "parishioners at St. Cyril of Jerusalem Catholic Church have offered nothing but prayers for the three people charged with causing an estimated $200,000 in damages to their sanctuary... Statues were broken. Fire extinguishers were sprayed everywhere. A cross was turned upside down. Jesus’ face on a banner was given a spray-...

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Republicans Court Catholics and Jews

September 3, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/03/politics/campaign/03religion.html

On September 3, 2004 The New York Times reported, "the Republicans used their convention to court deeply religious voters among two different, traditionally Democratic groups, Roman Catholics and Jews, by holding rallies for supporters of each faith yesterday... Although evangelical Protestants have become a core part of the Republican base over the last three...

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France Refuses Demands of Hostage-Takers, Ban of Religious Symbols Goes Into Effect

September 2, 2004

Source: ABC News

Wire Service: AP

http://abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040902_586.html

On September 2, 2004 the Associated Press reported, 'Millions of French students returned to school Thursday as a new law that bans Islamic head scarves from classrooms went into effect amid demands by Islamic radicals holding two French hostages in Iraq that the law be scrapped. Muslim leaders in France, who had largely opposed the law, urged calm for...

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Opinion: Pakistani Christians Considered "Second Class Citizens"

September 1, 2004

Source: Independent Press Association-NY/Pakistan Post

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1620

On September 1, 2004 the Pakistan Post ran an opinion piece by Manzoor Ejaz in which he argues, "Whether in Pakistan or in North America, there’s a dilemma for Pakistan’s Christian community members; although they are as much Pakistani as their Muslim compatriots, they still are considered second class citizens. They can be prosecuted under...

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Catholic Priest Murdered in Kerala

September 1, 2004

Source: Zenit

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On September 1, 2004 Zenit reported, "The Catholic community of India is in shock over the brutal murder of Father Job Chittilappilly whose body was found dead with knife wounds early Saturday morning. Father Job, 71, who served the Syro-Malabar community for 45 years, lived in the parish residence of Our Lady of Grace church in Thuruthiparambu in the Southwestern state of Kerala. Although the motive for the murder is still unknown, the investigators...

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In TX, Battle Over The Bible Becomes Threatening

August 30, 2004

Source: Express-News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/religion/stories/MYSA083004.1B.biblebattle.309fd485.html

On August 30, 2004 Express-News reported, "given the ferocity of the ongoing battle over the Bible at the Harris County Courthouse, it is perhaps not surprising that the woman seeking to remove it should receive a death threat amid the hate mail... Two weeks ago, following a short trial, U.S. District Judge Sim Lake — a...

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