Christianity

British Hindus Upset By Blasphemy Law

June 10, 2003

Source: MSN.com

http://autofeed.msn.co.in/pandoraV15/output/8854C7BF-DAC3-42D9-9C28-BAAFA0E0737F.asp

On June 10, 2003 MSN.com ran a story from the Hindustan Times reporting that "a serious controversy has erupted following the release of a report by the [British] House of Lords Select Committee on Religious Offences from Westminster.

The committee was asked to decide whether the present law on religious offences that so...

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Christian Sign Starts Community Debate over Zoning Laws and the Right of Religious Expression

June 8, 2003

Source: Pitsburg Post-Gazzette

http://www.post-gazette.com/localnews/20030608signreg4p4.asp

On June 8, 2003 the Pitsburg Post-Gazzette reported that Bedford, PA community leaders are taking action against a blinking neon sign proclaiming "Jesus is Lord." The borough leaders "charge that the sign violates zoning code, have threatened its owner with fines and jail, and are going to court to bring it down. The sign owner [Bob Foor]... counters that Bedford...

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Majority of New Immigrants to the U.S. Are Christian

June 7, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/la-me-religbriefs7.2jun07,0,1583044.story

On June 7, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "nearly two-thirds of new immigrants to the United States are Christian, fueled mostly by Catholics coming from Latin America, according to research sponsored by several government agencies. Forty-two percent of immigrants are Catholic, 19% are Protestant and 4% are Eastern Orthodox, according to a study of almost 1...

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Fight Over Enshrinment of Ten Commandments Continues in Alabama

June 5, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

On June 5, 2003 The Boston Globe reported that "a lawyer for Alabama's chief justice told an appeals court yesterday that the Ten Commandments should remain in the state Supreme Court building because God is the 'source of law and liberty'... Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore had the 5,200-pound granite monument featuring the Ten Commandments installed in the state Judicial Building one night two years ago. The Southern Poverty Law Center, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and the American Civil Liberties Union...

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Eric Rudolf and the "Christian Identity" Movement

June 5, 2003

Source: Voice of America

http://www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=C2B301AF-EC53-4B0C-8A95E2DBBE270BCA

On June 5, 2003 Voice of America reported that "the recent capture of the man believed responsible for the 1996 Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta is an important reminder that 'Christian Terrorism' was in the United States long before its Islamic counterpart was unleashed on New York and Washington, DC... Eric Robert Rudolph was on the FBI's...

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Iowa: Controversy over North Liberty City Officials Plan to Lease Land Intended for Muslim Youth Camp

June 4, 2003

Source: Fox News

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,88569,00.html

On June 4, 2003 Fox News reported that "a proposal to build a camp for young Muslims on federal land in Iowa is causing some controversy in the neighborhood... The site in North Liberty, Iowa (search), used to be a Girl Scout camp – but now the Muslim Youth Camps of America (search) has other plans... Leasing federal property to non-profit groups isn’t unusual for the Army Corps. But this...

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"Gray Area" of Baccalaureate Ceremonies in Michigan School Districts

June 2, 2003

Source: Ann Arbor News

http://www.mlive.com/news/aanews/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_standard.xsl?/base/news-4/105456308991100.xml

On June 2, 2003 the Ann Arbor News reported that "there will be no public prayers when nearly 500 Howell High School seniors graduate Saturday... Such religious content is prohibited at commencement... But seniors did pray, read scripture and sing hymns Sunday afternoon in a Howell...

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Interfaith Center of Greater Harrisburg Celebrates Anniversary, Discuss Hinduism

June 2, 2003

Source: The Patriot-News

http://pennlive.com/news/patriotnews/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_standard.xsl?/base/news/1054546228199250.xml

On June 2, 2003 The Patriot-News reported that "Dr. Mukund Kulkarni smiled when he told his audience of Christians, Baha'is and Islamic believers that Hinduism is a faith without a single founder, specific theological system or single system of morality... There was little...

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Editorial: Between Hope and Despair

June 2, 2003

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/5994249.htm

On June 2, 2003 The Charlotte Observer printed an editorial by Akbar S. Ahmed stating that "if you appear in the U.S. media with a Muslim name like mine, you live suspended between hope and despair, compassion and anger, acceptance and prejudice, inclusion and exclusion... You are blindly associated with the actions of Muslims all over the world, and your religion itself appears to...

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