Christianity

Buddhist Viewers "Stunned" and Confused by Gibson's Film

May 12, 2004

Source: AsiaNews.it

http://www.asianews.it/view.php?l=en&art=775

On May 12, 2004 AsiaNews.it reported, "The Passion of the Christ has left viewers stunned and questioning the religious meaning of Christ’s violent death since the blockbuster film directed by Mel Gibson was released April 29th in the overwhelmingly Buddhist country. More than 90 percent of Thailand’s population are Buddhist. Very few have read the Bible. The long episodes of violence and beatings in...

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Muslims Protest After Killings of Muslims by Predominantly Christian Group

May 11, 2004

Source: CNN.com

http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/africa/05/11/nigeria.religion.ap/index.html

On May 11, 2004 CNN.com posted an Associated Press article that reported, "Thousands of Muslim demonstrators marched and some burned U.S. and Israeli flags Tuesday to protest the killings of hundreds of Muslims by gunmen from a predominantly Christian group last week. Businesses closed and school children hurried home in the heavily Muslim northern city...

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Bush Courts the Catholic Vote in Swing States

May 10, 2004

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0405100187may10,1,3887268.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

On May 10, 2004 The Chicago Tribune reported, "There are no fewer than 11 Roman Catholic churches in this picturesque Mississippi River town of about 60,000 people, a place some locals call 'little Rome' in reference to its religious leanings and hilltop construction. So...

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Interfaith Groups Find Prayerful Environment at Univ. of Utah

May 10, 2004

Source: The Daily Utah Chronicle

http://www.dailyutahchronicle.com/news/2004/05/10/News/U.Religious.Groups.Diverse.Thriving.On.Campus-680060.shtml

On May 10, 2004 The Daily Utah Chronicle reported, "Media Credit: Andrew Cottle The Interfaith Chapel, located in Ft. Douglas, serves as a meeting house for all faiths.For U students who believe religious activities on campus are limited to those offered by the...

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For Some Christians in Oregon, Tolerance is Intolerable

May 10, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/1084190361254120.xml

On May 10, 2004 The Oregonian reported, "The removal of Muslim speaker Shahriar Ahmed from the program of the Mayors' Prayer Breakfast of Washington County spurred a call from many in the county's religious community for religious tolerance. But for a large group of conservative Christians, tolerance is simply intolerable if it means...

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Muslims Feel Threatened Over Prayer Controversy

May 9, 2004

Source: The International Herald Tribune

http://www.iht.com/articles/518546.html

On May 9, 2004 The International Herald Tribune reported, "For the population of Hamtramck, a city of 23,000 near Detroit, the battle of the loudspeaker, which the City Council approved Tuesday, has revealed a crossfire of religious, ethnic and lifestyle grievances, aggravated by the lingering memories of Sept. 11, 2001, which left many Muslims here feeling they were under suspicion. . Once an enclave...

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Petition Aims to Halt Prayer Call in Michigan

May 8, 2004

Source: The Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/locway/call8_20040508.htm

On May 8, 2004 The Detroit Free Press reported, "A petition drive began Friday to stop a new law that will allow mosques in Hamtramck to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer over loudspeakers. Organizers say they are certain they'll get the required 552 signatures to force the City Council to reverse its April 27 decision. 'There are some people, including Muslims, who don't want the...

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American Christians Address Concerns With Situation of Christians in Israel to President Bush

May 7, 2004

Source: National Council of Churches

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/04holylandchristians.html

On May 7, 2004 the National Council of Churches issued a press release that reported, "Fifty leaders of evangelical and mainline Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox churches and church-related organizations in the U.S., including National Council of Churches General Secretary Bob Edgar, today delivered a letter to President Bush asking for a full understanding of 'the crisis in...

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Bush to Appear With Evangelical Christian Leaders

May 6, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A5572-2004May5.html

On May 6, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "President Bush's participation in a National Day of Prayer ceremony with evangelical Christian leaders at the White House will be shown tonight, for the first time in prime-time viewing hours, on Christian cable and satellite TV outlets nationwide. For Bush, the broadcast is an opportunity to address a sympathetic...

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Conference Celebrates a Multicultural Presbyterian Church

May 6, 2004

Source: The Presbyterian News Service

http://www.pcusa.org/pcnews/2004/04214.htm

On May 6, 2004 The Presbyterian News Service reported on the fifth annual Presbyterian Church Multicultural Church Conference. "The four-day event, which started on April 22, was planned to give about 500 Presbyterian participants, including people of Asian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, African and Native American heritage, a chance to share 'new steps' toward becoming an inclusive, multicultural...

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Americans United Cites Bias on National Day of Prayer

May 6, 2004

Source: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

http://www.au.org/site/PageServer?pagename=issues_publiclife_NDPbackgrounder

On May 6, 2004 Americans United for Separation of Church and State reported, "Religious Right forces are using the National Day of Prayer as a vehicle to promote a controversial religious and political agenda, charges Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Congress by federal law has designated...

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