Christianity

CAIR Calls for Religious Leaders to Repudiate Baptist Marquee

January 20, 2003

Source: CAIR

http://www.cair-florida.org/church.htm

On January 20, 2003 CAIR reported that "Florida's office of the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) today called on religious leaders in that state to repudiate a Jacksonville Baptist church road-side display that says, 'Jesus Forbade Murder, Matthew 26 52, Muhammad Approved Murder, Surah 8 65.' 'All Americans must band together to condemn hate speech designed to divide our nation along religious...

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Celebrations in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 2003

January 20, 2003

Source: San Mateo County Times

http://www.sanmateocountytimes.com/Stories/0,1413,87~11268~1123243,00.html

On January 20, 2003 the San Mateo County Times reported that "Doug Biggs, who teaches high school students about the civil rights movement, cautions that even in usually tolerant San Mateo County [CA], bigotry still strikes like it did in the South in the 1960s... Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream has not yet been realized, Biggs said to a...

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Editorial: Dangers of "Hang Ten" Campaign

January 19, 2003

Source: Star-Telegram

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/columnists/jr_labbe/4983766.htm

On January 19, 2003 the Star-Telegram reported that "The 'Family Research Council's' Hang Ten campaign... has nothing to do with surfing and everything to do with watering down the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution... The FRC is encouraging public school authorities and other government officials to post the Bible's Decalogue at public buildings... John Ferguson and...

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The Buddha Summit Monastery in Indiana

January 18, 2003

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/localnews/2003/01/18/in011803s351085.htm

On January 18, 2003 The Courier-Journal reported that "the recent lunch -- inside an industrial-style building on a remote wooded hillside in western Harrison County, Ind. -- might have struck an outsider as unusual. Nearby Corydon is home to a predominantly white Christian community where pioneers built Indiana's first state Capitol two centuries ago...

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Anti-Semitism Among Young Adults

January 17, 2003

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/nation/4966009.htm

On January 17, 2003 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that "anti-Semitism is widespread among America's young adults, with a fourth believing Jews control the media and Wall Street, according to a survey released this week by a Jewish research group... Another key finding is that 37 percent of American adults, or 65 million people, continue to believe Jews were...

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CAIR Calls for Religious Leaders to Repudiate Baptist Marquee

January 17, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/2003-01-17/churchsign.asp

On January 17, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "The Council on American-Islamic Relations-Florida is calling on state religious leaders to repudiate a Jacksonville church's roadside sign... The Reverend Gene Youngblood... leads the Conservative Theological Society and Conservative Christian Academy. He says he has been using the marquee-type sign to express the...

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Religion as Source of Tension in the Workplace

January 17, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://boston.com/dailynews/017/economy/In_the_workplace_religion_beco:.shtml

On January 17, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "worker complaints of religious discrimination made to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission jumped more than 20 percent last year, driven primarily by claims of retaliation against Muslims... But in a much more gradual trend, complaints... involving a broad range of religions...

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Interfaith Pagan Pride Parade

January 15, 2003

Source: East Bay Express

On January 15, 2003 the East Bay Express reported that "the mission statement of the Interfaith Pagan Pride Parade defines 'pagans' as: 'Those who follow indigenous, tribal, polytheistic, Nature-based, and Earth-based beliefs.' For anyone who enjoys world music and other international folk arts -- especially from the undeveloped world -- and the spirituality that comes from nature, the 'interfaith pagan' belief system might not be that much of a leap, says Berkeley's Micha Dunston... There are many other pagan orgs around...

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Opening Prayers in Maryland Senate Spark Debate

January 13, 2003

Source: Sun Spot

http://www.sunspot.net/news/local/bal-md.prayer18jan18,0,3783858.story?coll=bal%2Dlocal%2Dheadlines

On January 13, 2003 the Sun Spot reported that "three of the five opening prayers in the [Maryland] Senate this week ended with a reference to Jesus Christ, which some members of the assembly believed to be inappropriate... 'On this question of religion, I think it's important to recognize and to remember...

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Christ the King Lutheran Church Offers German-Language Services

January 11, 2003

Source: The Houston Chronicle

On January 11, 2003 The Houston Chronicle reported that "Christ the King Lutheran Church offers... Texans with German heritage the sounds of childhood while reaching out to natives of German-speaking countries with reminders of home... 'Once in a while, to come and do something that warms your heart, to dip into your roots, is very comfy,' said the Rev. Karin Liebster, associate pastor... For nine years, Christ the King has recalled its denomination's roots with Christmas Eve services in the native language of Martin Luther...

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Chinese Americans and Christianity

January 11, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

On January 11, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "members of Chinese Christian Church in Silver Spring are staking out Chinese restaurants and markets and promoting a different type of blessing... Some volunteers have even pored through the Montgomery County phone book, looking for Chinese surnames, to send them mailings about Jesus Christ... In recent years, Chinese immigrants have been converting to Christianity and aggressively proselytizing. Nearly a third of Chinese Americans now attend church, compared with the...

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"Same Difference": A Play about Christians, Muslims, and Jews

January 10, 2003

Source: Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/col/story/50499p-47376c.html

On January 10, 2003 the Daily News reported that "it took Sarah Brockus and 21 colleagues about three months to interview 120 New Yorkers about their religious beliefs and practices and another three months to turn the conversations into a play called 'Same Difference'... 'And that's what we learned,' says Brockus, the work's director and inspiration. 'That in all the important ways...

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