Christianity

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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Churches Play Fundamental Role in the Story of Immigrants

April 16, 2004

Source: The Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/greeley/cst-edt-greel16.html

On April 16, 2004 The Chicago Sun-Times reported, "The PBS special 'The New Immigrants' is a cinematic masterpiece... a sensitive, compelling, irresistible collection of stories about immigrant families from Nigeria, Palestine, Dominica, Mexico and India -- both before they leave their native lands and after they come to America. The people are warm, likeable and very brave...

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Catholic Leaders Consider Sanctioning Politicians

April 16, 2004

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,117265,00.html

On April 16, 2004 The Associated Press reported, " The clash between a candidate's personal religious beliefs and public policy stances is getting a closer look this year in part because of increasing impatience among some Catholic leaders with politicians who claim the faith but say they don't want to legislate personal beliefs. Earlier this year, for example, Archbishop Raymond L. Burke of...

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Survey Examines How Evangelicals View Themselves

April 16, 2004

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/041704dnrelpoll.c116f.html

On April 16, 2004 The Dallas Morning News reported, "Three-quarters of U.S. evangelicals view themselves as part of mainstream American society, but believe they have to fight to be heard by mainstream Americans, according to a new survey. The results, pollsters said, indicate tensions between those who...

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San Diego's Preferential Treatment of Boy Scouts is Unconstitutional

April 14, 2004

Source: The American Civil Liberties Union

http://www.aclu.org/LesbianGayRights/LesbianGayRights.cfm?ID=15481&c=100

On April 14, 2004 The American Civil Liberties Union reported, "Addressing the last outstanding issues in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of exclusive preferential leases for the Boy Scouts, a federal district court has found that the lease for the Boy Scouts’ free use of aquatic parkland on City-owned Fiesta Island...

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Chicago Politician Discusses Muslim-Christian Values

April 13, 2004

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/special_sections/spirit/index.html

On April 13, 2004 the Chicago Sun-Times sat down with Barack Obama and Jack Ryan, and Dick Durbin, to "talk about what they believe, why they believe it and how it affects their lives." Young local politican Barak Obama explained: "'I went to a Catholic school in a Muslim country, so I was studying the Bible and catechisms by day, and, at night, you'd hear the [Muslim] prayer...

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Editorial: Bush Administration Makes Personal Faith Public Policy

April 12, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-oe-jacoby12apr12,1,3486378.story

On April 12, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported in an editorial, "One of the pious maxims of American politics for the last 40 years has been that a candidate should never be attacked on religious grounds. This stricture is eminently fair insofar as private faith is concerned. But when personal faith begins to determine public...

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Christian Group Concerned About New Constitution's Stance on Religious Freedom

April 12, 2004

Source: crosswalk.com

http://www.crosswalk.com/news/1256254.html?view=print

On April 12, 2004 crosswalk.com posted a CNS News article that reported, "Iraqi Christians are concerned that the new Iraqi interim constitution may or may not provide freedom of worship and religion to non-Muslim Iraqis, a Christian group says. The constitution, signed on March 8 by all 25 members of the Iraqi governing council, has been hailed as progressive by Middle East standards....

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Cardinal Echoes Criticisms of Muslims for Not Condemning Terrorism Enough

April 11, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3616505.stm

On April 11, 2004 the BBC News reported, "The head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales has echoed criticism of Muslim leaders for not doing enough to denounce acts of terrorism. Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor told the GMTV Sunday Programme he agreed with comments made by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey. Last month, Lord Carey said not enough moderate Muslims condemned attacks carried out...

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