Christianity

Religious Leaders Join ACLU and Others to Urge Fair Trial of Guantanamo Bay Prisoners

March 1, 2004

Source: Guantanamo Human Rights Commission

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/04guantanamoschedule.html

On March 1, 2004 the Guantanamo Human Rights Commission issued a press release that reported, "On March 6, the London-based Guantanamo Human Rights Commission, founded by Corin and Vanessa Redgrave, is taking a delegation from Europe to the United States to put pressure on President George Bush, the U.S. Government and American lawmakers to treat the Guantanamo Bay...

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Editorial: If God Calls in Public, Silence Your Phone

March 1, 2004

Source: The Miami Herald

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On March 1, 2004 The Miami Herald published an editorial on the intersection of religion and politics, noting that Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, introducing President Bush at a recent benefit, pretended to take a phone call from God. "During the 'conversation,' Huckabee said that while he knew that the Lord couldn't take sides in a partisan way and support Bush, ''We're behind him, yes, sir, we sure are.' He also made a reference to...

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Volunteers Help Repair Vandalized Baptist Church in Virginia

February 29, 2004

Source: Roanoke.com

http://www1.roanoke.com/roatimes/news/story163424.html

On February 29, 2004 Roanoke.com reported that neighbors have pitched in to help members of Mount Moriah Baptist church repair damages after they were recently vandalized. "It's been six weeks since Mount Moriah members discovered their house of worship in the 3500 block of Orange Avenue Northeast in Roanoke had been ransacked, causing about $50,000 in damage. Windows and bathroom mirrors...

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Faith Leaders Discuss Religion and the Press

February 29, 2004

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/articles/8/124947-8428-131.html

On February 29, 2004 The Indianapolis Star published an editorial by Dennis Ryerson, editor of the Star. Ryerson wrote concerning a recent discussion about religion and the press he held with a group of 30 individuals including conservative evangelicals and moderate to liberal Methodists, Jews, Muslims, Catholics and Baptists. They asked that the Star remain a secular newspaper...

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Interfaith Leader Fights Against Discrimination of Same-Sex Marriages

February 29, 2004

Source: The Northwest Indiana Times

http://www.thetimesonline.com/articles/2004/02/29/news/region_and_state/3c692497dad1297986256e490013a337.txt

On February 29, 2004 The Northwest Indiana Times reported, "As much as many people would like to sweep it back into the closet, the gay marriage debate has swept the nation -- and the fallout didn't spare Northwest Indiana this week... On Thursday, Jeff Miner, an...

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In the Gay Marriage Debate, Both Sides Seek Support From Black Clergy

February 29, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/01/national/01CHUR.html?pagewanted=1

On February 29, 2004 The New York Times reported, "As debate escalates around same-sex marriage, advocates on both sides are busily seeking support from the same source: black clergy members. Though their pitches are polar opposites, their motives are largely the same. Each seeks the perceived moral authority and the sheen of civil rights that black religious...

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On Bay Harbor Islands, A Woman Fasts While a Region Struggles With Competing Decorations

February 29, 2004

Source: The Miami Bureau

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-dholiday29feb29,0,7016171.story?coll=sfla-home-headlines

On February 29, 2004 The Miami Bureau reported,"In an effort to maintain harmony between two dominant religions, the Bay Harbor Islands town council sparked a battle that has lingered long after the holiday decorations came down. For years the 5,000-member community lined...

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Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on the Pledge of Allegiance

February 27, 2004

Source: Religion and Ethics Newsweekly

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week726/cover.html

On February 27, 2004 the Religion and Ethics Newsweekly reported, "In late March the Supreme Court is to hear oral arguments in the case of an atheist, Michael Newdow, who wants the words 'under God' removed from the Pledge of Allegiance. The pledge was written in the late nineteenth century, but it wasn't until 1954, during the Cold War against communism, that...

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Emir Calls for Peaceful Coexistence of Religious Groups

February 27, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200402270532.html

On February 27, 2004 AllAfrica.com posted a Daily Trust article that reported, "The Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, has called for a peaceful co-existence and harmonious relations among the divergent ethnic and religious groups in the country, saying that it is Allah that made Nigeria with all her ethnic groups to be one country. The Emir in a statement issued to mark the bicentenary...

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Orthodox Christians Seek Reconciliation with Neighbors at Start of Lent

February 26, 2004

Source: Presbyterian News Service

http://www.pcusa.org/pcnews/oldnews/2004/04111.htm

On February 26, 2004 the Presbyterian News Service posted an Ecumenical News International article that reported, "The Orthodox Christian Lent always begins on the Monday before the Sunday of Orthodoxy. In 2004 it falls on Feb. 29 and is a special day in the Orthodox calendar when the faithful are called to rededicate themselves...In Bulgaria, the Sunday before the beginning of Lent is a...

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Church Removes Sign Blaming Jews for the Death of Jesus

February 26, 2004

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_2683994,00.html

On February 26, 2004 Rocky Mountain News reported, "A church sign that said 'Jews killed the Lord Jesus' ignited a national firestorm of outrage Wednesday and packed the church parking lot with a religiously diverse crowd of protesters. The message didn't survive the day. At noon a mother of four leaned a ladder against the...

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