Christianity

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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Report on Pastoral Concerns over Church and State Relations

June 28, 2004

Source: Crosswalk/Agape Press

http://www.crosswalk.com/news/religiontoday/1270690.html

On June 28, 2004 Crosswalk/Agape Press reported, "A newly released study shows that the vast majority of Protestant clergy in the U.S. believe the so-called separation of church and state in America has been carried too far. The results of the study are being made public for the first time in the July/August edition of Facts and Trends magazine... Proportionally, only a handful...

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Teens from Areas of Religious Conflict Meet for Multifaith Youth Leadership Program

June 28, 2004

Source: Religion News Service/Auburn Theological Seminary

http://www.religionnews.com/press02/PR062904.html

On June 28, 2004 Religion News Service posted a press release from Auburn Theological Seminary that reported, "On June 27, more than 50 teens from the Middle East, Northern Ireland, South Africa and the United States-Muslims, Christians, and Jews-will gather in upstate New York for the fourth year of Face to Face/Faith to Faith, an international, multifaith youth...

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Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Build

June 28, 2004

Source: Thw Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/metro/0406/28/b01-196473.htm

On June 28, 2004 Thw Detroit News reported, "Side by side, more than 35 Muslims, Jews and Christians worked as one, climbing ladders to nail siding, slicing wood to frame windows and doors and offering a hand of support during the third annual 'Interfaith build,' organized by the National Conference for Community Justice. Victor Begg, who is Muslim, said different faiths need to do...

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Institute Established to Monitor Representation of Religion in School Textbooks

June 27, 2004

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/ArtCulture/2004/06/article07.shtml

On June 27, 2004 IslamOnline.net reported, "Distortion of Islam in French school syllabi can be seen as a reflection of the mutual misunderstanding between Islam and the West, yet a reflection with its own significance, which can also be viewed in the light of the American attempts to change the religious curricula in some Islamic countries. Dr. Mustafa Al-...

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Religious, Ethnic Diversity Increasing With Growing Presence of Immigrants

June 27, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/27/travel/27nabe.html

On June 27, 2004 The New York Times ran a travel piece by novelist Michael Mewshaw in which he reflects on the increasing religious diversity of Rome: "I used to entertain the antic notion that I could walk from one end of Rome to the other by ducking in and out of the city's hundreds of churches. I imagined myself strolling beneath an almost continuous canopy of frescoed ceilings swarming...

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For Europeans and Americans, "Symbolic" God-Language Matters

June 27, 2004

Source: First Amendment Center

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/commentary.aspx?id=13564

On June 27, 2004 the First Amendment Center posted a commentary by Charles Haynes, senior scholar at the First Amendment Center, comparing the issues raised by the U.S. case over whether to remove "Under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance and the decision not to include any references to God, Christianity, or "Christian heritage" in the European Union constitution....

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Unity Found for Jews and Moderate Bapists at Alabama Convention

June 26, 2004

Source: The Birmingham News

http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1088241397144570.xml

On June 26, 2004 The Birmingham News reported, "Moderate Baptists celebrated interfaith ties on Friday in a joint luncheon with Jewish leaders... Baptists and Jews met during the annual meeting of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, a group of moderates that formed in 1991 in reaction against a conservative turn by the 16.3-million-...

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