Christianity

Opinion: Charge of Russian Museum Director With "Inciting Religious Hatred" Anti-Democratic

May 30, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A64716-2004May28.html

On May 30, 2004 The Washington Post ran an opinion piece by Walter Reich, former director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, who holds the Yitzhak Rabin chair in international affairs at George Washington University and is a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center, about a case involving a director of a Russian art museum charged with "inciting...

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Fear of "Godless" Schools is Fear of Religious Neutrality

May 30, 2004

Source: Newsleader

http://www.newsleader.com/news/stories/20040530/opinion/535945.html

On May 30, 2004 Newsleader published an editorial noting, "T.C. Pinckney is the publisher of a Baptist newsletter in Alexandria. Bruce Shortt is a Texas attorney. Together, they are calling for America's 16 million Southern Baptists to wage holy war on the nation's 'Godless' public school system by taking their children out of that system and placing them in Christian...

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Christian Activist Campaigns to "Redeem the Vote"

May 28, 2004

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/052904dnrelqa.4e46.html

On May 28, 2004 The Dallas Morning News reported, "Copying the approach of MTV's 'Rock the Vote,' an Alabama physician has created the nonprofit, nonpartisan "Redeem the Vote." He is hoping millions of young unregistered Catholics and evangelical Christians will follow popular Christian musicians to the polls. Randy...

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Bush Calls Self an Agent of Cultural Change

May 28, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/146/story_14673_1.html

On May 28, 2004, Beliefnet reported, "President Bush described himself as a cultural change agent in a group interview with editors and writers of conservative Christian publications. 'The job of a president is to help cultures change,' Bush told the nine writers and executives, according to an edited transcript posted Friday on ChristianityToday.com. 'Governments cannot change culture alone. I...

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Evangelical Missionaries Provide Aid Through Relief Groups

May 28, 2004

Source: PBS

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week739/feature.html

On May 28, 2004 PBS program Religion and Ethics Newsweekly ran a feature story on the work of evangelical Christian missionaries in the Sudan: "[H]uman rights activists demonstrated in front of the Sudanese Embassy in Washington. Representatives from the U.S. Episcopal Church, Amnesty International, and others protested ongoing human rights violations in Sudan. Last week,...

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Muslim-Christian Conference to Include Jews Next Year

May 27, 2004

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/qatar/?id=10088

On May 27, 2004 the Middle East Online reported, " A conference on Muslim-Christian Dialogue opened Thursday in Qatar with an official call to broaden the forum to include Judaism. Qatari Prime Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa al-Thani set the stage for two days of inter-faith talks by drawing parallels between those who believe in the oneness of God. 'Perhaps it is wise to widen the...

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Thousands of Students Hop on the Bible Bus

May 27, 2004

Source: The Hook

http://readthehook.com/stories/2004/05/28/coverBibleSchoolsHowWaynes.html

On May 27, 2004 The Hook reported, "Children in grades two through four at Waynesboro's four public elementary schools board the blue-and-white 'Bible bus' 12 times a year to head over to Glovier Methodist Church to learn about the Bible. 'Protestant-- basically Christian-- history' is how Waynesboro Schools Superintendent Lowell Lemons describes the classes...

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Republicans Reach Out to Catholic Voters

May 27, 2004

Source: The Boston Herald

http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=29564

On May 27, 2004 The Boston Herald reported, "The head of the Republican National Committee huddled with about 100 local Catholic activists yesterday to build support for President George W. Bush's re-election campaign and for other Republican candidates. RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie said after the closed-door meeting at the Omni Parker House in Boston that Catholics...

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ACLU Contests Cross in LA's Historic Symbol

May 27, 2004

Source: The First Amendment Center

http://www.fac.org/rel_liberty/publiclife/news.aspx?id=13425

On May 27, 2004 The First Amendment Center reported, "The American Civil Liberties Union is demanding the removal of a tiny cross that is among historic symbols on Los Angeles County’s official seal. The seal 'prominently depicts a Latin cross, a sectarian religious symbol that represents the beliefs of one segment of the county’s diverse population' and...

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Government Official Calls for Interreligious Committees at State and Local Levels

May 27, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200405270406.html

On May 27, 2004 AllAfrica.com posted a This Day article that reported, "The Tor Tiv Dr. Alfred Akawe Torkula has called for the establishment of joint committees of Muslims and Christians at the State and Local government levels, even as the nation grapples with the pervasive problem of religious intolerance. Dr. Torkula spoke in Makurdi at an expanded State Security Council meeting, chaired by the...

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Muslim Request to Pray in Cordoba Church Prompts Examination of Spanish Identity

May 26, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0526/p01s04-woeu.html

On May 26, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Ever since Charles V erected an altar and choir stall in the middle of this city's Great Mosque five centuries ago - clearing out many of the mosque's emblematic red-and-white-striped arches in the process - Córdoba's Mezquita has symbolized Spain's divisive past. But now, Muslim immigrants and Spanish converts to Islam are...

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Editorial: Nigeria Should Look to the Indian Example of Government and Progress

May 26, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200405260485.html

On May 26, 2004 AllAfrica.com posted an editorial from the Vanguard arguing that Nigeria should learn from India, the world's largest democracy. The editorial board writes, "India is the world's largest democracy. It has a population of over one billion people of diverse ethnicity and of diverse religions; among their religions are some of the world's oldest. Numbering among these religions are two...

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Muslims, Christians, and Jews Discuss Theologies of Love

May 25, 2004

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/05/25/BAGMH6R5LI1.DTL

On May 25, 2004 The San Francisco Chronicle reported that "nearly 100 Christians, Muslims and Jews sat down together in San Francisco, shared a meal, and tried to figure out why religion seems to be the problem rather than the solution. They gathered at a dozen round tables Sunday evening at the new...

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