Christianity

Author Claims Anti-Catholic Sentiments on the Rise in U.S.

June 28, 2003

Source: Zenit

http://www.zenit.org/

On June 28, 2003 Zenit reported that "anti-Catholicism is enjoying a renewed lease on life in the United States. So says Philip Jenkins in his latest book, The New Anti-Catholicism: The Last Acceptable Prejudice (Oxford University Press)... A professor of history and religious studies at Pennsylvania State University, Jenkins starts off by explaining that he left the Catholic Church, and since the late 1980s has belonged to the Episcopal Church. 'I have no...

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Muslim Lawyer Seeks Virginia General Assembly Seat

June 28, 2003

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/metro/20030628-104406-5307r.htm

On June 28, 2003 The Washington Times reported that "a Republican immigration lawyer from Falls Church is seeking to become the first Muslim to be elected to the Virginia General Assembly... Kamal Nawash, 33, a Palestinian Arab born in Bethlehem, says he is running for state Senate because he believes he can foster understanding between Muslims, including Arabs, and...

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Ten Commandments Plaque to Stay on Chester County Courthouse

June 27, 2003

Source: The Express-Times

http://www.nj.com/news/expresstimes/pa/index.ssf?/base/news-6/1056704664167180.xml

On June 27, 2003 The Express-Times reported that a "Ten Commandments plaque that has hung for 83 years on the facade of the Chester County [PA] courthouse does not constitute an official endorsement of religion, and may remain there for the sake of historical preservation, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday... Northampton County...

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Muslim Converts in Chiapas, Mexico

June 27, 2003

Source: Knight Ridder

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/6182920.htm

On June 27, 2003 Knight Ridder reported that Juan "Gómez, 26, a former Protestant who became a Muslim in 1996, is learning the language as a convert to Islam. He embodies a religious phenomenon in Chiapas [Mexico], where one-quarter of the 3.9 million people are poor Maya peasants who practice myriad religions, often blending ancient rituals with Roman Catholicism... The religious conquest...

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Teacher's Aide Reinstated after being Sent Home for Wearing Cross

June 26, 2003

Source: Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/localnews/20030626crossrulingr5.asp

On June 26, 2003 the Post-Gazette reported that "Indiana County teacher's aide Brenda Nichol, suspended for wearing a cross in school, won the first round in her federal court battle yesterday when a judge said her employer must reinstate her... In granting a request for a preliminary injunction, U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab said Nichol, 43, of Glen Campbell, must be...

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Spirituality in Black America

June 24, 2003

Source: Newsday

http://www.nynewsday.com/entertainment/local/newyork/ny-p2tube3343440jun24,0,6928585.story

On June 24, 2003 Newsday reported on "Spirituality in Black America, a six-hour PBS series explores religion from slavery to the present... This is the larger story told in 'This Far by Faith,' in effect a 'prequel' to 'Eyes on the Prize,' Henry Hampton's acclaimed history of the civil rights movement, which first aired...

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Catholic Diversity Evident in Educational Offerings

June 24, 2003

Source: The Syndey Morning Herald

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/06/23/1056220542342.html

On June 24, 2003 The Syndey Morning Herald reported that "one in four Australians is a Catholic, but within this dominant religion there are schools to suit every sub-set of believer. Where Catholic schools once divided between rich schools run by religious orders and the cheaper "systemic" school, Sydney now has schools for Maronite, Melkite and Armenian Catholics...

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Diverse Catholic Schools Signal "Growing Religious Pluralism" in New South Wales

June 24, 2003

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/06/23/1056220542342.html

On June 24, 2003 the Sydney Morning Herald reported that "The Maronites (Lebanese Catholics), Melkites (mainly Syrians who follow the Byzantine rite) and Armenian Catholics join other ethno-religious schools for Islamic, Jewish, Greek and Coptic Orthodox students in Sydney's diverse educational offerings. Brian Croke, executive director of the Catholic Education...

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Interfaith Group Supports Muslims in Building a Mosque

June 24, 2003

Source: Marshfield News Herald

http://www.wisinfo.com/newsherald/mnhlocal/278100915729824.shtml

On June 24, 2003 Marshfield News Herald reported that "members of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths who have joined together to advocate for tolerance of different cultures, races and religions say they are backing an effort by Muslims in Marshfield to build a mosque to serve north central Wisconsin... Members of Marshfield Social Justice, which was formed...

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Interfaith Discussion of Abrahamic Faiths

June 21, 2003

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/living/6152367.htm

On June 21, 2003 The Kansas City Star reported that "not long after 9/11, evangelist Franklin Graham stated publicly that in his opinion Muslims worship a god different from the one worshipped by Christians or Jews. The national debate set off by those remarks continues today... This discussion is limited to these faiths because each believes there is only one God, and all...

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Polling Data Shows Religion Not a Major Factor in Upcoming Presidential Elections

June 21, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

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On June 21, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "the religion of neither Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.), an observant Jew, nor President Bush, a born-again Protestant, will have much effect on voters in the 2004 election, according to a nationwide poll by Quinnipiac University in Connecticut... Most respondents, 85%, said Lieberman's religion would make no difference in voting decisions...

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The Pluralism Project Recognized by Webby Awards

June 21, 2003

Source: Dallas Morning News

http://www.kansas.com/mld/eagle/6136000.htm

On June 21, 2003 the Dallas Morning News reported that "in recognition of the radical changes in the American religious landscape of the past 30 years, [The Pluralism Project, Webby-award winning Web site developed by Diana L. Eck at Harvard University] was initiated to study and document religious communities, particularly those of immigrant communities... Through...

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First African-American Pastor to Serve Congress

June 21, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

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On June 21, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "for a quarter-century, and most recently as the U.S. Navy's chief of chaplains, [Pastor Barry C.] Black has led interfaith services on aircraft carriers and destroyers and counseled sailors, Marines and Coast Guard personnel on spiritual and personal matters. Now, after retirement from the military Aug. 15, the rear admiral is set to become spiritual counselor to power constituents of a...

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