Christianity

Book Offers Guide to "Your Neighbor's Faith" for Christians and Jews

March 30, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0330/p14s02-bogn.html

On March 30, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported on "a new book - "Understanding Your Neighbor's Faith: What Christians and Jews Should Know About Each Other" - organized by Rabbi Philip Lazowski, a Holocaust survivor and rabbi emeritus of Beth Hillel Synagogue (a Conservative congregation) in Bloomfield, Conn. [T]he book includes a long explanation of Judaism in all its...

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Sunni Muslims Oppose Showing of Gibson's "Passion," Shi'ites Want it Shown

March 29, 2004

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/culture/?id=9432

On March 29, 2004 Middle East Online reported, "Mel Gibson's film "The Passion of the Christ" has stirred a religious controversy in Kuwait between majority Sunni Muslims who oppose the movie and the emirate's Shiite Muslims who call for showing it. The authorities, meanwhile, have not decided either way. The dean of the local Islamic college, Mohammad al-Tabtabai, said in a...

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Inter-Religious Committee Formed to Deal With Conflicts

March 29, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200403291128.html

On March 29, 2004 AllAfrica.com posted a Catholic Information Service for Africa article that reported, "An inter-religious committee to foster dialogue between the different religions in Sudan was formed on Thursday, March 25, 2004. The committee, constituted in the warring south, has the duty to ensure that the tribal conflict there does not degenerate into a religious one. Speaking during the...

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Kerry's Call for "Works of Compassion," Citing Scripture, Draws Criticism from Bush

March 29, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/2004/la-na-kerry29mar29,1,5725877.story?coll=la-headlines-elect2004

On March 29, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "John F. Kerry delivered an emotional appeal for national unity at an African American church here Sunday, saying that random violence, hunger and joblessness required all Americans to be 'doers of the word and not hearers only.' The...

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Religious Diversity Causes Parking Problems in Queens

March 29, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/29/nyregion/29flushing.html

On March 29, 2004 The New York Times reported, "There is a stretch of Flushing, Queens, where Christians, Buddhists, Jews, Muslims and Hindus worship within blocks of one another without a hint of sectarian strife. When it comes to parking spaces, though, it is all-out war. Every Sunday, a flood of cars descends on the neighborhood, thanks in large part to its dozens of newly...

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At Interfaith Peace Summit, Minister Calls for Cooperation Among Faith Communities

March 29, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200403291131.html

On March 29, 2004 AllAfrica.com posted a Catholic Information Service for Africa article that reported, "Religious leaders have been urged to fearlessly condemn the atrocities of war being meted on their fellow human beings, and always stand up for their faith, even if it means making a few sacrifices.The religious leaders should also fight against the misuse of religion for political and other...

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Kerry's Politics: Influenced By Catholic Church or Not?

March 29, 2004

Source: CNN.com

http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/03/29/kerry.faith.tm/index.html

On March 29, 2004 CNN.com posted an article from TIME Magazine that reported, "The last time a major political party put forward a Roman Catholic candidate for President, he had to confront bigotry and suspicion that he would be taking orders from Rome...[but] Kerry's positions on some hot-button issues aren't sitting well with members of the church elite. Just...

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Brotherhood-Sisterhood Brunch Celebrates Religious Diversity in Teaneck, N.J.

March 29, 2004

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/8307642.htm

On March 29, 2004 The Miami Herald ran an article from The Record that reported, "About 600 people gathered Sunday afternoon for the 18th annual Interfaith Brotherhood-Sisterhood Brunch to recognize and embrace the diversity of people and religions found in North Jersey. The ballroom in the Marriott Glenpointe was a sea of turbans, skullcaps, saris, white collars on black shirts, and hijabs...

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Court Bans Religious Activities of Jehovah's Witnesses

March 27, 2004

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/religion/2471046

On March 27, 2004 The Houston Chronicle ran an Associated Press article that reported, "A Moscow court has banned the religious activities of Jehovah's Witnesses from the Russian capital in a move that critics called a step back for democracy and religious freedom. Prosecutors claimed Jehovah's Witnesses destroys families and fosters hatred. Moscow's Golovinsky district...

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury Refuses to Apologize for Remarks on Islam

March 27, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3575255.stm

On March 27, 2004 the BBC News reported, "The former Archbishop of Canterbury has defended a speech made in Rome in which he accused Islamic societies of contributing little to the world. Lord Carey said his lecture on Thursday also contained criticisms of Western culture and was a balanced appraisal of Islam and Christianity's relationship. The former Anglican Church head told BBC's Newsnight: 'I do not...

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"Children of Abraham Project" Brings Teens Together for Theatre Performance

March 26, 2004

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/religion/crumm26_20040326.htm

On March 26, 2004 the Detroit Free Press reported, "At 8 p.m. Saturday, "The Children of Abraham Project" will debut with a diverse troupe of young performers at the Jewish Ensemble Theatre at Maple and Drake roads in West Bloomfield. This drama, written partly by Muslim, Jewish and Christian kids, is expected to spark fresh dialogue across old barriers. From the premiere, the project...

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Jews and African-American Christians Hold Interfaith Seder, Discussion of Slavery

March 25, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0403/30/d01-102802.htm

On March 25, 2004 The Detroit News reported, "The issue of slavery is one that both Jews and African-Americans relate to on a personal and painful level. Tonight, more than 400 Jews and Christians from several synagogues and mostly black congregations in Metro Detroit will come together in fellowship and to hear the histories of the Exodus as well as the enslavement of the...

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Oregon Court Affirms City's Denial of LDS Church Building Plans

March 25, 2004

Source: First Amendment Center

http://www.fac.org/rel_liberty/publiclife/news.aspx?id=13016

On March 25, 2004 the First Amendment Center website posted an Associated Press article that reported, "The city of West Linn's denial of a church's plan to build a meeting place in a residential zone is consistent with federal land-use laws, the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled yesterday. The opinion reversed the state Land Use Board of Appeals. The appeals board had...

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