Christianity

Vatican Official to Discuss Issue of Proselytizing With Orthdox Church Leaders

February 17, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/140/story_14046_1.html

On February 17, 2004 Beliefnet.com posted an Associated Press article that reported, "A top Vatican official arrived in Moscow on Tuesday for sensitive talks with the Russian Orthodox hierarchy, which accuses the Catholic Church of aggressive proselytizing in traditionally Orthodox lands...On Tuesday, the Moscow Patriarchate posted on its web site what it said were responses from 14...

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Cardinal Schonborn Advocates Muslim-Christian Dialogue

February 16, 2004

Source: The News-Press

http://www.news-press.com/news/local_state/040210cardinal.html

On February 16, 2004 the The News-Press reported, "The best way for Christians and Muslims to get along is by truly practicing what their faiths teach, Cardinal Christoph Schonborn said Monday in Naples, Florida. While not giving up the basic tenets of their respective religions, 'our common responsibility to God can bring us, in a certain way, together,' said Schonborn,...

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Editorial: Europeans and Americans Divided Over Religious Freedom

February 15, 2004

Source: The First Amendment Center

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/commentary.aspx?id=12671

On February 15, 2004 The First Amendment Center published an editorial by Charles Haynes responding to the French ban on religious symbols in the public schools. "The head-scarf issue crystallizes the European-American divide (Belgium recently followed the French lead and moved to ban head scarves in schools; Germans are debating the issue). Most Europeans I...

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Survey Reports Two Moralities, Two Americas

February 13, 2004

Source: Newhouse News Service

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/religion/2399986

On February 13, 2004 Newhouse News Service reported that "results of a recent Zogby poll portray not only separate nations -- the blue states of the upper, outer rim that Al Gore won in 2000 and the red states of the South and heartland won by President Bush -- but also distinct moral world views... The blue states have more singles, college graduates, union members,...

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Update: American Airlines Investigates Pilot Misconduct

February 12, 2004

Source: The Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/Mise_00/4450_00.htm

On February 12, 2004 The Anti-Defamation League reported that "American Airlines has assured the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) that it is conducting a 'thorough investigation' into allegations that one of its pilots encouraged Christian passengers on a New York/JFK-bound flight from Los Angeles to identify themselves and to use the flight time as an opportunity to engage in conversation about...

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New Jersey Pastor Promotes the Needs of Immigrants

February 11, 2004

Source: The Worldwide Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2004/02/msg00083.html

On February 11, 2004 The Worldwide Faith News reported, "Concerned about a growing backlash against immigrants, a United Methodist pastor is leading a clergy effort in New Jersey to focus on discussion instead of discrimination. The Rev. Myrna Bethke, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Freehold, said the community has become increasingly polarized since local government officials shut down a 'muster...

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Greek Orthodox Leaders Sue Main Church

February 11, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-orthodox4feb04,1,927071.story?coll=la-headlines-nation

On February 11, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "A group of Greek Orthodox lay leaders in the United States sued the church Tuesday, charging that it had violated its own charter by allowing the Istanbul, Turkey-based ecumenical patriarch to exercise too much power over the...

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Buddhist Monks' Visit to Catholic Church Met by Protests

February 11, 2004

Source: The Grand Rapids Press

http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=6067

On February 11, 2004 The Grand Rapids Press reported, "Those who came to hear harmonious chants and prayers of Buddhist monks at the Basilica of St. Adalbert instead found themselves ousted from the sanctuary by a conservative Catholic splinter group bent on disrupting the performance. The Catholic parish on Grand Rapids' West Side allowed seven Tibetan Buddhist monks into the church Tuesday...

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First Filipino American Bishop Ordained

February 11, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-solis11feb11,1,1958356.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california

On February 11, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported that "the first Filipino American bishop in the United States was ordained Tuesday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. The ordination of Oscar Azarcon Solis, 50, was attended by...

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Editorial: Is John Kerry Catholic Enough?

February 11, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/139/story_13980_1.html

On February 11, 2004 Beliefnet published an editorial by Tom Bethell on John Kerry and Catholicism: "Forty-four years ago, the controversy about Kennedy's Catholicism centered on whether his faith would unduly influence U.S. policy. Then, abortion was illegal in all 50 states. Today, when abortion is widespread and vigilantly defended, and, thanks to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, same-...

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