Christianity

Southern Baptists Vote to Leave Baptist World Alliance

June 16, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A44658-2004Jun15.html?referrer=email

On June 16, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "The Southern Baptist Convention voted yesterday to pull out of the Baptist World Alliance, accusing the worldwide organization of a drift toward liberalism that included growing tolerance of homosexuality, support for women in the clergy and 'anti-American' pronouncements. The...

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Court Dismisses Pledge Case on Technicality

June 15, 2004

Source: CNN

http://edition.cnn.com/2004/LAW/06/14/scotus.pledge/

On June 15, 2004 CNN reported, "The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a California father could not challenge the Pledge of Allegiance, a decision that sidestepped the broader question of the separation of church and state. The 8-0 ruling by the high court reversed a lower-court decision that teacher-led recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is unconstitutional. The case had been...

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Some Christians Expect Backlash After BJP's Defeat

June 15, 2004

Source: Christianity Today

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2004/007/6.15.html

On June 15, 2004 Christianity Today reported, "India's general election was expected to tighten the grip of Hindu nationalists on the world's largest democracy and lead to escalating persecution of religious minorities. Instead, the results, announced in May, are being hailed with headlines reading 'shock and awesome.' Despite pre-election polls predicting a comfortable victory for the...

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Court to Rule on Final Appeal to Shut Down Jehovah's Witnesses

June 14, 2004

Source: Knight Ridder Washington Bureau

http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/8921557.htm

On June 14, 2004 Knight Ridder Washington Bureau reported, "They don't believe in abortion, homosexuality, blood transfusions or the fires of hell. But some hellish portents are facing the Jehovah's Witnesses in a Moscow courtroom this week. Moscow city prosecutors have been trying to shut down the church for nearly six years, charging that the Witnesses are subversive...

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Catholic Clerics Attend and Support Hindu Festival

June 11, 2004

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_818397,00050006.htm

On June 11, 2004 the Hindustan Times ran an Indo-Asian News Service article that reported, "The annual 'Gayatri Chalisa' held in an Indian township in South Africa took a unique turn when two members of a Catholic church attended it and described it as 'an uplifting experience.' The event, sponsored by the local Gujarati community, was held at the Ramakrishna Hall at Lenasia...

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Since 9/11 Muslims and Methodists Unite in MN

June 10, 2004

Source: Sun Newspapers

http://www.mnsun.com/archive.asp?display=story2&year=2004&storyID=137882

On June 10, 2004 Sun Newspapers reported that, "On June 19, the Methodists and the Muslims will get together for a big picnic at Brooklyn Park’s River Park. It will be the third picnic that the congregations have organized since the terrorist attacks in September 2001, which put the nation at war but brought the local Islamic center and church...

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Democrats Reconsider Progressive Religious Voice

June 9, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0609/p01s01-uspo.html

On June 9, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported that, "Since the rise of the Christian right in the 1970s, the mantle of faith-toned politics has been ceded largely to Republicans. Now a group of Democrats [are] eager to revive the historic role that religion has played in their party. It is launching a multi-year project Wednesday to amplify the religious roots of '...

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Chief Justice Ray Moore at Senate Concerning 1st Amendment Controversy

June 9, 2004

Source: First Amendment Center

Wire Service: AP

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/news.aspx?id=13505

On June 9, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "The Alabama chief justice ousted from office for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument from his courthouse urged Congress yesterday to make a clear a distinction between government’s legal acknowledgment of religion and illegal promotion of it. Moore is seeking...

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With Ashcroft's Warnings, Muslims Await New Tensions

June 7, 2004

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/05/27/MNGKU6SF4C1.DTL

On June 7, 2004 The San Francisco Chronicle reported, "The racial epithets don't surprise Maher Martha anymore. He most often hears the anti-Muslim rhetoric when he stands outside the San Francisco electronics store where he works. He says the hatred intensified after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and worsens every time the government...

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