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Philadelphia-Based Interfaith Group Runs Ad on Arab-Speaking TV Stations Condeming Iraqi Prisoner Abuse

June 16, 2004

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/nation/8931909.htm?1c

On June 16, 2004 the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, "A month after President Bush appeared on Arabic television to express regret for the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, a U.S. interfaith group yesterday began running an independent ad on the Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiyya TV stations condemning 'the sinful and systemic abuses committed in our name.' The 30-second ad...

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Catholics Meet to Discuss Strategy for Combatting Threat of "New Age" Religions

June 16, 2004

Source: The Independent

http://news.independent.co.uk/europe/story.jsp?story=531952

On June 16, 2004 The Independent reported, "Catholics from more than 25 countries are in Rome this week to hammer out a strategy for combating the threat posed to Christianity by 'New Age' religions and fads. 'Astrologers believe that the Age of Pisces - known to them as the Christian age - is drawing to a close,' explained an exhaustive report on the New Age produced by the...

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Southern Baptists Vote to Leave Baptist World Alliance

June 16, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A44658-2004Jun15.html?referrer=email

On June 16, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "The Southern Baptist Convention voted yesterday to pull out of the Baptist World Alliance, accusing the worldwide organization of a drift toward liberalism that included growing tolerance of homosexuality, support for women in the clergy and 'anti-American' pronouncements. The...

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Court Dismisses Pledge Case on Technicality

June 15, 2004

Source: CNN

http://edition.cnn.com/2004/LAW/06/14/scotus.pledge/

On June 15, 2004 CNN reported, "The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a California father could not challenge the Pledge of Allegiance, a decision that sidestepped the broader question of the separation of church and state. The 8-0 ruling by the high court reversed a lower-court decision that teacher-led recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is unconstitutional. The case had been...

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Some Christians Expect Backlash After BJP's Defeat

June 15, 2004

Source: Christianity Today

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2004/007/6.15.html

On June 15, 2004 Christianity Today reported, "India's general election was expected to tighten the grip of Hindu nationalists on the world's largest democracy and lead to escalating persecution of religious minorities. Instead, the results, announced in May, are being hailed with headlines reading 'shock and awesome.' Despite pre-election polls predicting a comfortable victory for the...

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Court to Rule on Final Appeal to Shut Down Jehovah's Witnesses

June 14, 2004

Source: Knight Ridder Washington Bureau

http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/8921557.htm

On June 14, 2004 Knight Ridder Washington Bureau reported, "They don't believe in abortion, homosexuality, blood transfusions or the fires of hell. But some hellish portents are facing the Jehovah's Witnesses in a Moscow courtroom this week. Moscow city prosecutors have been trying to shut down the church for nearly six years, charging that the Witnesses are subversive...

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Update: Controversy Continues Concerning the Removal of Cross in L.A.

June 11, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-cross11jun11.story

On June 11, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "For decades, Latin crosses have adorned government seals, sometimes amid a jumble of other icons meant to reflect a community's history, faith or values. But after two California jurisdictions decided to scrap such images when threatened with ACLU lawsuits, the miniature crosses have spurred an intense debate over religion's place...

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Evangelical Christians Respond to Anti-Islam Rhetoric

June 11, 2004

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2004/06/11/MNGBA74CR51.DTL

On June 11, 2004 The San Francisco Chronicle reported, "The Rev. Richard Cizik will be representing the National Association of Evangelicals at an event at the Moroccan Embassy in Washington, D.C., where he'll no doubt be asked about comments such as one by the Rev. Franklin Graham, Billy Graham's son and...

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Catholic Clerics Attend and Support Hindu Festival

June 11, 2004

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_818397,00050006.htm

On June 11, 2004 the Hindustan Times ran an Indo-Asian News Service article that reported, "The annual 'Gayatri Chalisa' held in an Indian township in South Africa took a unique turn when two members of a Catholic church attended it and described it as 'an uplifting experience.' The event, sponsored by the local Gujarati community, was held at the Ramakrishna Hall at Lenasia...

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Archbishop Urges Christians to Respond to "Islam's Crisis" With "Love, Not War"

June 11, 2004

Source: Zenit

http://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=55169

On June 11, 2004 Zenit reported, "Archbishop Fouad Twal of Tunis has written an open letter explaining that Islam is going through a crisis to which Christians should respond with love and hope, not war. In the letter to Christians of the West, the bishop says that 'after the attack on the twin towers and the war in Iraq, confidence in international justice and serenity have diminished...The issue...

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Since 9/11 Muslims and Methodists Unite in MN

June 10, 2004

Source: Sun Newspapers

http://www.mnsun.com/archive.asp?display=story2&year=2004&storyID=137882

On June 10, 2004 Sun Newspapers reported that, "On June 19, the Methodists and the Muslims will get together for a big picnic at Brooklyn Park’s River Park. It will be the third picnic that the congregations have organized since the terrorist attacks in September 2001, which put the nation at war but brought the local Islamic center and church...

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Democrats Reconsider Progressive Religious Voice

June 9, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0609/p01s01-uspo.html

On June 9, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported that, "Since the rise of the Christian right in the 1970s, the mantle of faith-toned politics has been ceded largely to Republicans. Now a group of Democrats [are] eager to revive the historic role that religion has played in their party. It is launching a multi-year project Wednesday to amplify the religious roots of '...

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