Christianity

Smashed Statue of Mary Becomes a Lesson in Tolerance

July 11, 2004

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/localnews/2004/07/11ky/B1-statue0711-4058.html

On July 11, 2004 The Courier-Journal reported, "Southeast Christian Church is pledging to emphasize the importance of religious tolerance in sessions with members, youth and staff, starting today, because of an incident in which teenagers from the church smashed an Indiana man's statue of the Virgin Mary. A 24-year-old church employee who...

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Muslims and Jews Fight a War of Values

July 11, 2004

Source: The Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/editorial/9119785.htm

On July 11, 2004 The Pioneer Press reported, "Recent events have carved out two distinct sides, and they are not the West and Islam as it has been constantly portrayed. This has become a war of those who value human rights against those who do not believe those rights are applicable to all of humanity. There is the side that vehemently spoke out against prisoner...

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Government Says Only Christians Should Watch Gibson's "Passion"

July 10, 2004

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Wire Service: AP

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/entertainment/movies/s_202689.html

On July 10, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "Censors have approved Mel Gibson's "The Passion of The Christ" for screening in Malaysia, but the government says only Christians should watch it and only specially designated cinemas can show it. The film -- a huge hit in the...

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Muslim School Joins Theological Consortium in Washington, D.C.

July 10, 2004

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/heraldleader/living/religion/9103640.htm

On July 10, 2004 Lexington Herald-Leader reported, "The Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences in Leesburg, Va., has joined the Washington Theological Consortium, marking the first time that a Muslim school has become part of a major group of U.S. seminaries and schools of religion... The Washington consortium is one of 10 such cooperatives in...

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Maine Bishop Refuses to Deny Communion

July 9, 2004

Source: Bangor Daily News

http://www.bangornews.com/editorialnews/article.cfm?ID=425493

On July 9, 2004 the Bangor Daily News reported,"The spiritual leader of Maine's 234,000 Roman Catholics has never denied Holy Communion to anyone - and he doesn't intend to start now. That includes elected officials who don't vote according to church teachings on controversial issues such as abortion and assisted suicide, Bishop Richard Malone said recently... Malone was...

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Call to Dialogue in Hamtramck, Mich

July 9, 2004

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/locway/call9_20040709.htm

On July 9, 2004 Detroit Free Press reported, "Dozens of people came together Thursday evening at the Al-Islah Islamic Center in Hamtramck to talk about what they have in common in the religiously divided city.

They talked about being immigrants or the children of immigrants. They talked about how Christians, Muslims and Jews all believe in one God... Hamtramck has been divided...

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Lawmakers Accidentally Resurrect " Day of Rest" Law

July 9, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A37638-2004Jul8.html

On July 9, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner (D) on Thursday called a rare special session of the General Assembly to unravel legislation that mistakenly granted the state's private employees the right to time off on weekends. In his second such proclamation this year, Warner said he 'does hereby summon the members of the Senate...

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Catholic Support for Bush Decreases

July 7, 2004

Source: Zogby International

http://www.zogby.com/Soundbites/ReadClips.dbm?ID=8579

On July 7, 2004 Zogby International reported, "According to a Le Moyne College/Zogby International survey that will be released today, 44 percent of American Catholics support Bush for president while 39 percent support Kerry. Since fall 2001, Bush's approval rating has declined from 78 percent to 44 percent among Catholics, the survey found. 'Kerry is not reaping a huge benefit among...

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Prince Charles Opens Multifaith Garden at Primary School

July 7, 2004

Source: The Scotsman/PA News

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3173370

On July 7, 2004 PA News reported, "The Prince of Wales today opened a multi-faith garden in a primary school. Charles was visiting Deansfield Primary School in Eltham, south– east London, and was greeted with applause by waiting schoolchildren when he arrived this morning...The cloister garden at the school was designed and built by an alumni of the Prince’s Foundation for the Built...

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