Christianity

Texas Officials Say Unitarian Church Not a Religious Organization

May 22, 2004

Source: The Tallahassee Democrat

http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/democrat/living/religion/8726242.htm

On May 22, 2004 The Tallahassee Democrat reported, "Unitarian Universalists have for decades presided over births, marriages and memorials. The church operates in every state, with more than 5,000 members in Texas alone. But according to the office of Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn, a Texas Unitarian church isn't really a religious...

Read more about Texas Officials Say Unitarian Church Not a Religious Organization

Chinese Church Opens Doors to Everyone

May 21, 2004

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/religion/2584643

On May 21, 2004 The Houston Chronicle reported, "As leaders at Houston Chinese Church started a new congregation in Fort Bend County, they decided to leave ethnicity out of the title. The result was Fort Bend Community Church. The name signaled change. 'We took the `Chinese' out,' said Robert Lay-Su, a church deacon. 'We inserted the `community.' We were thinking, `Open the...

Read more about Chinese Church Opens Doors to Everyone

"Traditional Values Coalition" Forms to Oppose Gay Marriage

May 20, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A41187-2004May19.html?referrer=email

On May 20, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Opposing the 'homosexual agenda,' as it's known in their circle, is on the priority list for most Christian conservative groups. But for the Traditional Values Coalition, founded in 1980 by the Rev. Lou Sheldon and based in Anaheim, Calif., it is a singular obsession. 'They're the...

Read more about "Traditional Values Coalition" Forms to Oppose Gay Marriage

Opinion: In Kosovo, U.S. Not Living Up to Its Foreign Policy on Protecting Religious Freedom For All

May 20, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://search.csmonitor.com/search_content/0520/p09s02-coop.html

On May 20, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor ran an opinion piece by Lawrence A. Uzzell, president of International Religious Freedom Watch, about the lack of attention to "ethnic cleansing" of Christian Serbs in Kosovo. Uzzell writes, "Six years ago the US launched a noble experiment, becoming the first nation to proclaim international religious freedom...

Read more about Opinion: In Kosovo, U.S. Not Living Up to Its Foreign Policy on Protecting Religious Freedom For All

Catholic Congress Members Warn Against Bishop Intervention

May 20, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A41041-2004May19.html?referrer=email

On May 20, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Forty-eight Roman Catholic members of Congress have warned in a letter to Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick of Washington that U.S. bishops will revive anti-Catholic bigotry and severely harm the church if they deny Communion to politicians who support abortion rights. The letter's...

Read more about Catholic Congress Members Warn Against Bishop Intervention

National Council of Churches (U.S.) Urges End to Ethnic Cleansing in Sudan

May 19, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200405190772.html

On May 19, 2004 AllAfrica.com posted a press release from the National Council of Churches (U.S.) that reported, "Urgent intervention to stop the killing in Sudan was the call of the National Council of Churches USA Executive Board in a resolution adopted unanimously today during its spring meeting here May 17-18. The Board committed the NCC and its member churches 'to intensifying their efforts' to stop...

Read more about National Council of Churches (U.S.) Urges End to Ethnic Cleansing in Sudan

Editorial: Election 2004 Will be Decided by Religion

May 19, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-klinghoffer19may19,1,5098403.story

On May 19, 2004 the Los Angeles Times published an editorial noting, "If the last presidential election was any indication, the outcome of November's contest will be decided in large part by voters' religious commitments. The more often you attend church, the more likely you are to vote Republican. What polling data don't...

Read more about Editorial: Election 2004 Will be Decided by Religion

Religious Pluralism Subject of Kennedy Lecture at Catholic Educational Institute

May 19, 2004

Source: Western People

http://www.westernpeople.ie/news/story.asp?j=19664

On May 19, 2004 Western People reported, "The inaugural annual Kennedy Lecture was given by Dr. Dermot Lane recently to an audience of over eighty people at The Newman Institute of Education in Ballina...In his lecture entitled Christian Faith in the Context of a Multi-Cultural World, Dr. Lane addressed one of the great challenges for the Christian Church in the 21st century...Having reviewed...

Read more about Religious Pluralism Subject of Kennedy Lecture at Catholic Educational Institute

Colorado Bishop Says Pro-Choice Voters Will be Banned from Communion

May 19, 2004

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/145/story_14593_1.html

On May 19, 2004 Religion News Service reported, "Catholics who vote for politicians who support abortion rights or gay marriage will be banned from Communion until they have 'recanted their positions' and confessed their sin, a Colorado bishop warned. Bishop Michael Sheridan of Colorado Springs said any Catholic who does not reflect church teaching in the voting booth 'makes a mockery...

Read more about Colorado Bishop Says Pro-Choice Voters Will be Banned from Communion

Pope Commends Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Stresses Its Importance for Peace

May 17, 2004

Source: Zenit

h ttp://w ww.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=53778

On May 17, 2004 Zenit reported, "John Paul II stressed the importance of interreligious dialogue in the building of peace, as he met the participants of the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. The dicastery, which is marking its 40th anniversary, has carried out its 'ecclesial service' with 'diligent determination,' the Pope said Saturday. The importance of the dicastery's work has been 'perceived by the not few...

Read more about Pope Commends Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Stresses Its Importance for Peace

Clergy Leadership Network Aims to Balance Power of Christian Coalition

May 15, 2004

Source: The Daily Camera

http://www.bouldernews.com/bdc/religion/article/0,1713,BDC_2477_2887130,00.html

On May 15, 2004 The Daily Camera reported, "This week, clergy members from across the country will gather in Cleveland for the first national meeting of the Clergy Leadership Network, a fledgling nonprofit that aims to serve as the left-of-center answer to the conservative and hugely successful Christian Coalition. While its nonprofit...

Read more about Clergy Leadership Network Aims to Balance Power of Christian Coalition

Pages