Christianity

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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

May 17, 2004

Source: Zenit

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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...

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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...

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Service Symbolically Mends Relations Between Russian Orthodox Church and Members Abroad

May 15, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3717739.stm

On May 15, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Christians have attended an open-air service outside Moscow marking another step forward in improved relations between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia. Around 10,000 people gathered at the site of a former secret police base where thousands of people were executed under Soviet dictator Stalin for the service, conducted by the head...

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Vatican Discourages Catholics from Marrying Muslims

May 14, 2004

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/religion/2570572

On May 14, 2004 The Houston Chronicle ran an article from The New York Times that reported, "In an official church document released Friday, Vatican officials discouraged marriage between Roman Catholics and Muslims -- especially Catholic women and Muslims. When 'a Catholic woman and a Muslim wish to marry,' the document says, 'bitter experience teaches us that a...

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Many Religious Leaders Prohibited from Officiating Same-Sex Marriages

May 13, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2004/05/13/episcopal_diocese_sets_same_sex_wedding_ban/

On May 13, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, headed by three bishops who support gay marriage, is barring its priests from officiating at same-sex weddings, citing restrictive language in the canons and prayerbook of the church. The decision by the Episcopal...

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