Christianity

Despite Republican Majority, Not All Evangelicals Vote the Same

April 23, 2004

Source: The Religion and Ethics Newsweekly

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week734/special.html

On April 23, 2004 The Religion and Ethics Newsweekly published the second in a series of articles on America's evangelical Christians. The article notes, "There are dozens of evangelicals in Congress, a reflection of the growing strength of evangelical voters around the country. According to our poll, an overwhelming number of all white evangelicals, 70...

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Across from Lincoln Center, a New Mormon Temple to Open, and Close

April 22, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/22/nyregion/22mormon.html

On April 22, 2004 The New York Times reported, "A legacy of misunderstanding and persecution has bred a keen instinct for public relations in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. And so, in what has become something of a ritual itself, the Mormon church opens every newly built temple to the public. Then it shuts the doors. The latest viewing takes place next month at a...

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Photographer Talks About His Book Depicting "Living Faith"

April 22, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/144/story_14482_1.html

On April 22, 2004 Beliefnet.com posted an interview with Dinesh Khanna about his photographic documentation of India in his new book, Living Faith. The article reported, "A decade ago, photographer Dinesh Khanna set out to record his fellow Indians' everyday lives and the country's kaleidescopic culture. Two collections have come out of his journey: 'Bazaar' (2001) and his new book, '...

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Hundreds of Teens to Participate in Interfaith Service in Chicago

April 22, 2004

Source: The Pioneer Press

http://www.pioneerlocal.com/cgi-bin/ppo-story/localnews/current/sk/04-22-04-278078.html

On April 22, 2004 The Pioneer Press reported, "Area teens will have a chance to meet and work with teenagers of other faiths Sunday when they take part in the National Day of Youth Service. The event, sponsored by the Interfaith Youth Corps, will bring together teenagers in 20 cities including an estimated 400 in the...

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School Inspector Recommends Dropping Daily Worship Requirement

April 21, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/3646389.stm

On April 21, 2004 the BBC News reported, "The chief inspector of England's schools has suggested dropping their legal obligation to provide 'a daily act of collective worship.' David Bell, the head of Ofsted, said 76% of secondary schools were breaking the law in not doing this. Mr. Bell said perhaps the requirement should now be weekly or even monthly, rather than daily. His comments marked the 60th...

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A History of American Secularism

April 21, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/144/story_14451_1.html

On April 21, 2004 Beliefnet published an interview with journalist Susan Jacoby, the director of the Center for Inquiry Metro New York, who recently published a book on the history of secularism in America. She notes, "The secularist strain in American culture has been very strong since the beginning, but the nation's secular heritage is virtually unknown to people. A secular government was...

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Religious Leaders Speak Out for Immigrants in AZ

April 20, 2004

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0420migrants20.html

On April 20, 2004 The Arizona Republic reported, "Religious leaders representing about 1.5 million members of seven faiths in Arizona called Monday for immigration reform and opened their arms to migrants from Mexico and other Latin American countries. Led by Bishop Gerald Kicanas of the Catholic Diocese of Tucson, the group met at the state Capitol and called on government...

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Bradley University Students Offended by Religious Symbols

April 20, 2004

Source: Week TV

http://week.com/morenews/morenews-read.asp?id=4153

On April 20, 2004 Week TV reported, "A group of Bradley University students say they are offended by the use of religious symbols in a display on campus. They say it misrepresents the cultural and religious diversity on Bradley's campus. Students from Bradley University's Newman Center say they want to raise awareness about the number of abortions performed daily. They've put up 4000 crosses in the quad...

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Editorial: Church Bells and Call to Prayer Should Get Equal Air Time

April 20, 2004

Source: The Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/voices/editorials/ecall20_20040420.htm

On April 20, 2004 The Detroit Free Press published an editorial responding to the current controversy over whether or not Detroit area mosques should be able to air the call to prayer over loudspeakers. The article notes: "As the area's premier community of immigrants, Hamtramck surely should be tolerant of different cultures. But in this city where church bells regularly...

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Bush's Mission from God

April 20, 2004

Source: The Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/heraldleader/news/nation/8472422.htm

On April 20, 2004 The Lexington Herald-Leader reported, "At a recent news conference and in a new book by Bob Woodward, President Bush conveys a sense that, when it comes to foreign policy, he's on a mission from God. 'I also have this belief, strong belief, that freedom is not this country's gift to the world. Freedom is the Almighty's gift to every man...

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Opinion: Religious Fanaticism Takes Root Through How Children Are Taught

April 20, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0420/p25s01-cogn.htm

On April 20, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor ran an opinion piece by Ghassan Rubiez, an Arab-American social scientist based in Washington, who has spent much of his life working in and around the Middle East, on religion's role in Middle East conflict. Rubiez writes, "Religion can become a bridge of understanding among people or a wall of separation, depending on whether the...

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Muslims Ask Church to Allow Prayer in Cathedral in Ancient Mosque Complex

April 19, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1194663,00.html

On April 19, 2004 The Guardian reported, "Muslims across Spain are lobbying the Roman Catholic church in the southern city of Córdoba to make a symbolic gesture of reconciliation between faiths by allowing them to pray in the city's cathedral. Córdoba's renaissance cathedral sits in the centre of an ancient mosque complex, and local Muslims want to be allowed to...

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