Christianity

At Interfaith Gathering, Religious Figures Pray for Success of Elections

April 4, 2004

Source: Antara

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On April 4, 2004 Antara reported, "Six religious figures representing Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism and Confuciounism, conducted prayers in their respective ways for the success of the 2004 general elections. These figures on behalf of the Indonesian Committee for Religions and Peace chaired by Din Syamsuddin performed their prayers at Borobudur Hotel`s National Tabulation Center on Sunday. Also present at the occasion were Susongko,...

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Rabbi Joins Protest Against Moscow ISKCON Temple

April 3, 2004

Source: The Hindustan Times

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On April 3, 2004 The Hindustan Times ran a Press Trust of India article that reported, "One of the leaders of Russia's Jewish community, rabbi Adolf Shayevich has joined the Orthodox Christians in protesting against building of a huge Hindu temple in Moscow by the local chapter of International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Last week more than one thousand Orthodox Christians protested against building of the temple of Lord...

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Travelling Secretary of Scripture Union Praises Peaceful Co-Existence of Christians and Muslims

April 2, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com

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On April 2, 2004 AllAfrica.com posted an article from The Independent that reported, "Deacon Jah, the travelling secretary of the Scripture Union has expressed satisfaction over the religious tolerance that prevails in the country. Speaking at a Bible quiz competition held recently at Saint Augustine's Senior Secondary School, Jah stated that the manner Christians and Muslims live with each other is worth commending. 'It shows that The Gambia is a...

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"Faithful Democracy" Stresses Civil Participation Rooted in Religious Values

April 2, 2004

Source: Episcopal News Service

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On April 2, 2004 the Episcopal News Service reported, "During an election year, the importance of casting informed votes and underlining how each and every ballot makes a difference cannot be emphasized enough, according to Faithful Democracy, a coalition of religious organizations which is committed to promoting faithful engagement in the democratic process. A press conference in Judiciary Square, Washington, D.C., drew representatives from...

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Canadian Amish Man Sues U.S. Govt Over ID Photo Requirements

April 2, 2004

Source: CNews

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On April 2, 2004 CNews reported, "A Canadian Amish man said the U.S. government violated his rights by denying him residency and barring him from re-entering the country because he refused to be photographed on religious grounds. The man is a Canadian citizen from Kitchener, Ont., and a member of the Old Order Amish, a sect that takes literally the Bible's prohibition of graven images. The man's wife, who is also Amish, is a U.S. citizen. The lawsuit...

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Government To Continue to Promote Peace Among Religions

April 2, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com

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On April 2, 2004 AllAfrica.com posted a Vanguard article that reported, "Government will continue to promote the peaceful coexistence which exists amongst the various religious groups in the country,' Vice President Atiku Abubakar said yesterday in Abuja. Speaking yesterday when the President, Ibrahim Niyasse University, Dakar, Senegal, Sheikh Imam Hassan Cisse led a 4-man delegation to his office,...

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Poll Finds Rise in Percentage of Americans Who Blame Jews for Jesus' Death

April 2, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/143/story_14383_1.html

On April 2, 2004 Beliefnet.com posted a Religion News Service article that reported, "More than one-third of Americans who have seen Mel Gibson's blockbuster "The Passion of the Christ" say Jews were responsible for the death of Jesus, according to a new Pew Research Center poll released Friday. The portion of Americans in general who hold Jews responsible has risen from 19 percent in...

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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

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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 fatwa, or religious edict, Monday that parts of the controversial movie...

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Inter-Religious Committee Formed to Deal With Conflicts

March 29, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com

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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 regional Interfaith Peace Summit for Africa, held in...

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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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