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Church-State

ACLU - 17 articles
Catholic Bishops Embrace Ecumenical Group, Reject Bible Measure
Plus: The most inaccurate Christmas song ever, protecting kids from their evil, murderous parents, and other stories from online sources around the world.

Censoring Christmas
Public Christmas displays, like the Ten Commandments, are allowed—as long as they don't mean anything religious

Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Ban
A $3.4M program gets pulled from Azusa Pacific over school's statement of faith

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Ashcroft, John - 18 articles
Curbing Big Brother
Christians urge Ashcroft to respect freedom in surveillance law.

Stone Tablet Confirms Solomon's Temple, Biblical Narrative
Ashcroft goes to bat for faith-based initiative, and other stories from online sources around the world.

Irish TV Refuses Campus Crusade Campaign
California okays embryonic stem-cell research while Ashcroft challenges assisted suicide, and other stories on life ethics

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Boy Scouts of America - 25 articles
A Third Way with Stem Cells
Plus: Creation vs. evolution, William Tyndale College closes, 10 questions with Billy Graham, World Vision pulls out of Iraq, Christians protest Kinsey film, and more articles from online sources around the world.

Supreme Court Turns Down Boy Scouts Case
Plus: Concerned Women for America loses another leader, and other stories from online sources around the world.

New Kids on the Blog
Plus: Links to a record-breaking 429 religion stories on gay marriage in Massachusetts, San Francisco, and the Church of England, a Ten Commandments resurgence, The Passion of The Christ, and even a few topics Weblog hasn't beat to death already.

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Boycotts - 29 articles
A Boycott That Worked
Plus: Missionaries flee Haiti, missionary murdered in Mozambique, battle for Baylor continues, clergy abuse report released, and many other stories from online sources around the world.

Bethlehem Prepares for Dour Christmas
"Tons more on Christmas, the lies of Da Vinci, State Department's religious freedom report, Christian video games, and hundreds of stories from online sources around the world"

Kansas House Defeats Religious Freedom Bill
Focus on the Family calls for Big Brothers-Big Sisters boycott, and many other stories from online sources around the world.

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Charitable choice - 41 articles
AWOL Again on the Faith-Based Initiative
The Senate has passed on another chance to safeguard equal opportunity.

"New Rules, More Money"
Bush levels playing field for faith-based groups

Charitable Choice: It's Still About Ending Discrimination
A new study claims to bring bad news for Bush's faith-based initiative. Does it?

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Charity - 143 articles
Christianity Today News Briefs
Booting the Salvation Army, falling giving, and suing for rights.

Silencing Rights Talk
Law would shut down many faith-based groups.

Democrat Says He Was Fired From Catholic Charities Over Abortion
Plus: Another blow to the partial-birth abortion ban, church attacks in India and Cyprus, and other stories from online sources around the world.

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Christian Coalition - 70 articles
How Ronald Reagan Wowed Evangelicals
He rarely delivered on their issues, but the Great Communicator changed the movement.

Federal Marriage Amendment Reworded to Allow Civil Unions
Plus: Time profiles Rick Warren, Christian Coalition reportedly not paying its bills, and other stories from online sources around the world.

'Jesus Tax' Plan Dies
Alabama's fiscal debate exposes a divide between Christians

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Church and state - 439 articles
The News from Rhosllanerchrugog
On the exemplary fate of Nonconformity in Wales.

Canadian Supreme Court Backs Same-Sex Marriage
Plus: Another religion clash in Egypt, a Baylor bump, and other stories from online sources around the world.

Atheist No More, Flew Still Rejects Revelation
Plus: LA Times praises Jesus, Eames says ECUSA won't be disciplined, China's Craze Mass, and other stories from online sources around the world.

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Church In Action - 17 articles
Good Boundaries Make Good Christians
The difference between welcome and inclusion

A Steady Christian Influence
Has the nation finally abandoned its Judeo-Christian heritage, or is there still hope?

Why the FARC Hates Evangelicals
The terrorist group has many misconceptions about Colombian Christians.

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Citizenship - 12 articles
The New History of Missions
The difference between global Christianity and world Christianity.

Being Here
Why we should sink our roots in the places we call home

The Discipline of Place

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Civil liberty - 9 articles
Threatening the Amish
How the Amish solve the legal problems of civil liberties

Campus Collisions
Why InterVarsity Christian Fellowship was derecognized at some of America's leading universities

Public Religion: Ten Commandments Judge Praised and Panned
"Roy Moore fulfills a campaign promise with a 5,280-pound granite monument"

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Communism - 108 articles
The Spy Who Loved Me
What's real in espionage fiction?

Hoover to Hiroshima
So you think American history from the Great Depression through World War II holds no surprises? Read on.

'Termites to National Security'
Nationwide campaign launched against house churches.

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Congress - 93 articles
Senate Showdown
Activists say fight against gay marriage has only just begun.

Ravi Zacharias to Speak at Mormon Tabernacle
Plus: Banning Stanley Tucci, a Sabbath suit, Iraq persecution, church-based reality TV, and other stories from online sources around the world.

What Was That About the Rich Man?
Taking Jesus at his word.

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Congressional figures - 4 articles
Archbishop of Cali Shot to Death
Tony Hall leaves Congress but not his campaign against hunger, and other stories from online sources around the world

"Hatch, Mack, and Other Prolife Politicians Promote Stem-Cell Research"
"Newsweek and The Washington Post examine the looming decision on federal funding, finding support in the unlikeliest of places."

The Hungry Congressman

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Conservatism - 14 articles
Onward Christian Soldiers?
Religion and the Bush Doctrine.

A Most Unclubbable Man
The curious and instructive pilgrimage of Orestes Augustus Brownson.

Canterbury Crackup
Eschewing church discipline has come back to haunt Anglicans.

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Constitution, U.S. - 4 articles
A Most Unclubbable Man
The curious and instructive pilgrimage of Orestes Augustus Brownson.

Senate Showdown
Activists say fight against gay marriage has only just begun.

Religious Fight Erupts in Judicial Confirmation Hearings
"Anglican leaders warn of schism, Psalms return to Grand Canyon, church abuse report released, and other stories from online sources from around the world."

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Democracy - 49 articles
Democracy and Tradition

The Spy Who Loved Me
What's real in espionage fiction?

The Lincoln Supremacy
John Wilkes Booth assassinated the president. Democracy proved harder to kill.

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Election - 15 articles
Ultra Mega Weblog: Five Churches Attacked in Netherlands
Plus: Links to more than 422 (really!) other news articles and opinion pieces, including some not about how stupid evangelicals are.

Church Murders Old and New
Three killed in Colombian church attack as a verdict comes for Oscar Romero 24 years after his martyrdom. Plus: is the religion gap smaller than the money gap?

The Values-Driven Voter
The values bandwagon is being pulled apart. Which way is more scriptural?

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Elections, non-U.S. - 36 articles
Confronting Caesar
Nigerian megachurch pastor in Ukraine takes a stand for freedom.

Christians Fear Some Backlash After India Elections
Still, they're heartened by voters' chastening of nationalist Hindus.

Indian Churches Hail the Defeat of Hindu-Nationalist Government
Vote consciously campaign urged Christian voters to elect secular political parties.

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Elections, U.S. - 121 articles
Guerrillas in Jesus Land
A different way to be Christian in America.

Post-Election Faith at Work
The next four years will not be a cake-walk for the pro-life, pro-family cause.

For Whom Would Jesus Vote?
Single-issue politics is neither necessary nor wise.

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Faith-based initiative - 118 articles
Wooing the Faithful
President Bush needs evangelicals more than ever, but it's unclear how badly they want him for another four years.

AWOL Again on the Faith-Based Initiative
The Senate has passed on another chance to safeguard equal opportunity.

Feds Granted More than $1 Billion to Religious Charities in 2003
Plus: The Joash tablet may not be a fake after all, Christians attacked in India and Egypt, our continuing (and exhausting) roundup of stories about gay marriage and The Passion, and other articles from online sources around the world.

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Falwell, Jerry - 52 articles
Ultra Mega Weblog: Five Churches Attacked in Netherlands
Plus: Links to more than 422 (really!) other news articles and opinion pieces, including some not about how stupid evangelicals are.

Do the Wages of Sin Apply After Conversion?
Plus: Religious conservatives love Gonzalez as AG, and other stories from online sources around the world.

Ravi Zacharias, Rich Mouw Speak in Mormon Tabernacle
Plus: Couple attempts to sacrifice children at church altar, the new head of the Catholic bishops' conference, a focus on Dobson, and other stories from online sources around the world.

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Family Research Council - 26 articles
Episcopal Priests Repent of Druidism
Plus: The shortest political honeymoon ever, Bush on America's religious divide, and other stories from online sources around the world.

Church Militant
'Mayday for Marriage' rally organizer says stakes are high.

Senate Showdown
Activists say fight against gay marriage has only just begun.

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Federal Marriage Amendment - 35 articles
Episcopal Priests Repent of Druidism
Plus: The shortest political honeymoon ever, Bush on America's religious divide, and other stories from online sources around the world.

Ultra Mega Weblog: Five Churches Attacked in Netherlands
Plus: Links to more than 422 (really!) other news articles and opinion pieces, including some not about how stupid evangelicals are.

Is Tony Blair Converting to Catholicism?
Plus: Decoding religion-speak at the presidential debate, waiting for the shoe to drop on Anglicanism's future, and other stories from online sources around the world.

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First Amendment - 68 articles
Federal Judge Says City Shouldn't Have Banned 'Jesus Is Alive' Sign
"Stolen Jesuses, changes at Bibleman HQ, and many more religion stories from online sources around the world"

News Wraps
"Deaths, promotions, and other tidbits from the religion world."
At Least Ten Christians Killed as Indonesian Violence Reignites
"Disciples of Christ leader takes leave of absence after sermon plagiarism exposure, and many more articles from online sources around the world"

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Freedom of religion - 210 articles
A Heartless Homeland
Why more North Koreans than ever are fleeing their country.

The Nightmare of North Korea
One man's story of brutality, courage, love, and freedom.

The Bible as Canadian Hate Literature
Plus: Attacks on churches in Indonesia, Muslim violence in Thailand, more Sharia in Nigeria, PBS investigates Bush's faith, and more articles from online sources around the world.

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Freedom of Speech - 11 articles
Weblog (Second Helping): Revenge of the God Billboards
Plus: Britain discusses euthanasia while the Netherlands euthanizes babies, and other stories from online sources around the world.

Landmark Ruling Puts Freedom of Speech in Focus
Pastors breached Australian state's race, religion laws.

Journalism for Jesus
Christian publications multiply amid new freedom.

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Government - 368 articles
A Most Unclubbable Man
The curious and instructive pilgrimage of Orestes Augustus Brownson.

Silencing Rights Talk
Law would shut down many faith-based groups.

Winking at Corruption No More
Christians help lead a worldwide movement opposing graft.

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Havel, Vaclav - 3 articles
Upset with Jesus Statue Indian Villages Start Banning Conversions
Plus: Seeking an end to the death penalty, Peter Deyneka dead at 69, and other stories from around the world.

That Old-Time Religion
The surprising source of Václav Havel's hope.

Václav Havel's Improbable Life


House of Representatives - 13 articles
Biotech: House Backs Human Cloning Ban
Scientists say they'll go ahead anyway.

Sex: Marriage Laws Embroil Legislatures
New Englanders push for domestic-partner benefits

Briefs: North America
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IRS (Internal Revenue Service) - 28 articles
Parsonage Exemption Case Dimissed, But May Return
The walls come a-tumblin' down? And other stories from around the world.

Health Fraud: Health Ministry in Receiership
"Arrangement designed to save Christian Brotherhood Newsletter, not dissolve it"

Church & State: Baptist Temple Loses Supreme Court Tax Appeal—and Building

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Jackson, Jesse - 10 articles
Original Sin
Slavery and the biblical curse of Ham.

Letters
"Is there any doubt that the God of Adam, Noah, Abraham, and Moses is indeed the God of the Muslim, the Jew, and the Christian?"
Still Somebody
"Despite an embarrassing scandal and widespread irritation with his methods, Jesse Jackson continues to be an influential voice in the church. Should evangelicals listen?"

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Land disputes - 16 articles
So, Who Owns the Sanctuary?
Dissenting mainline churches struggle to retain their property.

Eye for an Eye for an Eye
Are Nigeria's deadly religious riots really about religion?

Powell Predicts Sudan Peace by the End of December
"Bush comments on Boykin, Gibson gets a Passion distributor, this year's Hell House, and other stories from online sources around the world"

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Lausanne Covenant - 6 articles
Why Don't They Listen?
John Stott on the most pernicious obstacles to effective world evangelism

Editorial: Doers of the Word
The Amsterdam Declaration illustrates how far evangelicals have come in 26 years—especially in putting ideas into practice.

Netherlands: Keeping the Covenant
Amsterdam 2000 ends with a message from Billy Graham, a promise by 10,000 evangelists, and a unifying framework for worldwide evangelism.

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Liberty - 20 articles
Mythical Proportions
America is not so generous, free, and innocent as it imagines itself.

The Lincoln Supremacy
John Wilkes Booth assassinated the president. Democracy proved harder to kill.

Pledging to Fight
Atheist says battle over 'under God' has just begun.

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Moore, Roy - 34 articles
Christians in Iraq, Bethlehem Face Difficult Christmas
Plus: The Polar Express an evangelical film? religious people allowed on New Jersey juries, the battle for Christmas, new approach in the Sudan, Sikhs violently protest British play, and more articles from online sources around the world.

Supreme Court Will Rule on Ten Commandments Displays
Plus: Catholic bishops challenge Kerry as evangelical theologians criticize Bush, 110 Iraqi Christians killed, and other stories from online sources around the world.

Roy Moore Makes His Case to the U.S. Senate
Plus: Wheaton College's Billy Graham Center catches fire, archbishops bet on NBA finals, Ala. school board retracts conservative Christian mandate, U.S. considers more debt relief, and other stories from online news sources around the world.

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Nationalism - 26 articles
The Cossacks' Iliad
Gogol and the making of Russian literature

The Church with the Soul of a Nation
The tension between Catholic identity and national ideals

America the Ambiguous
The paradoxes of a chosen nation

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Nations - 3 articles
America the Ambiguous
The paradoxes of a chosen nation

The Future of Class

In God's Country
Those who believe that God rewards righteous nations have Orosius to admire and Augustine to dispute.


New Era - 7 articles
If It's Too Good to Be True...
A dose of skepticism is okay even with fellow Christians

New ERA: New Era's Bennett Pleads 'No Contest' to Fraud

New Era: Prudential Settles New Era Suit Investors Eye Larger Payback

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Patriotism - 17 articles
Between Pacifism and Jihad
The just-war tradition reconsidered

"Christian History Corner: Muscular Christianity's Prodigal Son, College Sports"
"In the wake of a basketball scandal at a prominent Christian university, we take time to remember the Christian roots of college athletics"

Court Reaffirms Decision Against Pledge's 'Under God'
Religious teens are more positive, and other stories from online sources around the world

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Pledge of Allegiance - 29 articles
Norway Aflutter Over Soccer Prayers
Plus: Focus on the Family's Candidate endorsement, and other stories from online sources around the world.

Free the Boykin Transcripts!
Plus: Joe Stowell resigns from Moody, and many other stories from online sources around the world.

Divisible After All
More important than keeping the phrase 'under God' is the reason for keeping it.

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Pluralism - 18 articles
Jesus and the Religions
A new paradigm for Christian engagement?

Federal Judge Says City Shouldn't Have Banned 'Jesus Is Alive' Sign
"Stolen Jesuses, changes at Bibleman HQ, and many more religion stories from online sources around the world"

The Tradition Temptation
Why we should still give Scripture pride of place

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Political correctness - 33 articles
Iowa Supreme Court Reinstates 'Spirit of Satan' Defamation Lawsuit
American pastor arrested in Laos, Billy Graham heads to Oklahoma City, and other stories from online sources around the world.

Did AIDS Council Nominee Really Call Disease the 'Gay Plague'?
Greek Orthodox leadership puts kibosh on American independence, and other stories from online sources around the world.

Court Reaffirms Decision Against Pledge's 'Under God'
Religious teens are more positive, and other stories from online sources around the world

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Political leaders - 99 articles
Hoover to Hiroshima
So you think American history from the Great Depression through World War II holds no surprises? Read on.

Operation Human Rights
How evangelicals got outside their comfort zone to help the oppressed overseas.

Salt-and-Pepper Politics
Choosing between candidates whose consciences are too clean.

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Politics - 938 articles
The Revolution Begins in the Pews
Trotsky and St. Benedict

The Opposite of Free Love
Dispatches from the World of Human Trafficking

Between Pacifism and Jihad
The just-war tradition reconsidered

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Politics, churches and - 149 articles
Red-faced Pastor in a Blue State
Amid political tensions, when is a pastor to speak out and when to refrain?

Breakfast at the White House

Same-Sex Marriage: What Can I Say?
Four pastors discuss the pressures and opportunities of the current controversy.

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Power - 183 articles
The Lincoln Supremacy
John Wilkes Booth assassinated the president. Democracy proved harder to kill.

Salt-and-Pepper Politics
Choosing between candidates whose consciences are too clean.

Is It Worth Paying to Cut to the Head of the Line?
Locke squares off against Aquinas in the fast lane.

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President - 103 articles
Not Far from the Brahmin Tree
Kerry's morals have been shaped by an old Protestant establishment.

The Evangelical Voting Gap
Plus: Bishop responds to pagan priests story, Godless EU constitution signed, and other stories from online sources around the world.

Breakfast at the White House

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Protests - 4 articles
Southern Baptists Boot Gay Protesters
Messengers at St. Louis convention pick Prestonwood's Jack Graham as new leader

Pastors Aim to Sink Battleships
Twenty clergy are arrested at protest over Britain's Trident submarines.

Churches Have Not Worked to End Dowry Practice
India's women are seen as less valuable than men in a society that supports bride burnings and suicide.

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Religion in schools - 56 articles
Gay Marriage Ends (For Now)
Plus: Archbishop of Canterbury calls for politicians to admit error or miscalculation on Iraq.

Death Toll Rises Above 30 As Unholy War Continues in Indonesia
Plus: Toledo priest accused of killing nun, Britain's new religious education guidelines, looking for Noah's ark, and other stories from online sources around the world.

Prayer Breakfast Feedback
Also: 60 Minutes' apparent cluelessness on evangelicals. Did Kurt Warner fumble comments on faith vs. football? And other stories from online sources around the world.

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Religious discrimination - 244 articles
Nightmares and Miracles
A good beginning to the long battle for human rights in North Korea.

Silencing Rights Talk
Law would shut down many faith-based groups.

The Most Religious Kerry Speech Ever
Plus: The Bush Code, prominent Haitian pastor murdered, Remembering Patriarch of Alexandria Petros VII, and too many other stories from online sources around the world.

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Religious freedom - 565 articles
Two Iraqi Churches Bombed
Plus: Mr. Bean opposes British religious hate-crime bill, religious summit opens in Indonesia, Vatican condemns 'Christianophobia', Christmas dilemma, praying for the home team, and other articles from online sources around the world.

Weblog (Second Helping): Revenge of the God Billboards
Plus: Britain discusses euthanasia while the Netherlands euthanizes babies, and other stories from online sources around the world.

White House Speechwriter Talks About the Bush Code
Plus: U.S. News phones it in on prayer, Indonesian churches attacked, Mormon author disfellowshipped, and other stories from online sources around the world.

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Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) - 17 articles
Corporate Thought Police
Growing pro-gay business agenda jeopardizes religious employees.

"Religious Freedom Can Be Ethnically Limited, Utah Judge Rules"
"Forgiving McVeigh, England's murdered vicar, and other stories from media around the world."

The End of Church Zoning Disputes?

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Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act - 8 articles
The Messy Battle Over Federal Religious Freedom Law
"U.S. News really misses Jeff Sheler now, faith-based bill held up by Republicans, Roy Moore's ethics trial begins, and other stories from online sources around the world"

Judge Will Reconsider Decision on Church Land Use
"Anti-Defamation League sees The Passion and still doesn't like it, and other stories from online sources around the world"

Federal Judge Rules Parts of Church Land-Use Law Unconstitutional
Groups plan to help Elsinore Christian Center appeal zoning case

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Religious Left - 21 articles
Onward Christian Soldiers?
Religion and the Bush Doctrine.

Guerrillas in Jesus Land
A different way to be Christian in America.

The Revolution Begins in the Pews
Trotsky and St. Benedict

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Religious Right - 121 articles
Onward Christian Soldiers?
Religion and the Bush Doctrine.

Guerrillas in Jesus Land
A different way to be Christian in America.

The Revolution Begins in the Pews
Trotsky and St. Benedict

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Republican - 15 articles
Guerrillas in Jesus Land
A different way to be Christian in America.

The Revolution Begins in the Pews
Trotsky and St. Benedict

Ravi Zacharias, Rich Mouw Speak in Mormon Tabernacle
Plus: Couple attempts to sacrifice children at church altar, the new head of the Catholic bishops' conference, a focus on Dobson, and other stories from online sources around the world.

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Rutherford Institute - 8 articles
Corporate Thought Police
Growing pro-gay business agenda jeopardizes religious employees.

Watch that Invocation
Prayer in Jesus' name forbidden in California legislative meetings

The Dragon Slayer
He fights for religious liberty, defends the civil rights of homosexuals, and funded Paula Jones's case against the President—the enigmatic John Wayne Whitehead.

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School vouchers - 41 articles
Opportunity Denied
Florida school vouchers flunked for ties to religion.

Bring Me the Stead of John the Baptist?
Plus: Florida vouchers nixed, assisted suicide wins again in Oregon, Methodism and the presidential campaign, and other stories from online sources around the world.

Heavy Lifting During a Busy Religion News Week
"Oodles of religion news stories, on topics from Joyce Meyer to Franklin Graham, from gay marriage to The Passion of the Christ"

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Senate - 32 articles
Marriage Amendment Introduced in Senate
"Graham Staines murderers appeal, Christians like gambling, but not psychics, and Homer Simpson ministry"

Naval Chaplain Succeeds Ogilvie in Senate
An interview with Barry Black

Faith-Based Lite
Administration still seeks 'revolutionary' change

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Social action - 259 articles
The Legend of Bono Vox
Lessons learned in the church of U2.

Operation Human Rights
How evangelicals got outside their comfort zone to help the oppressed overseas.

When the Church Is in the Headlines

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Social gospel - 14 articles
In Democracy We Trust
The conflicted loyalties of Christian antiliberals.

The 19th Floor
Where did the ideas that shape our world begin?

God & Mammon, Inc.

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Socialism - 9 articles
Lewis the Letter-Writer
An unconscious autobiography in two volumes of correspondence.

Durable Contempt
Why anti-Americanism thrives.

Economics after God's Own Image
Appaled by the slavery of the British working class, Chesterton joined Hilaire Belloc in promoting a brave new ideal.

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Supreme Court - 190 articles
Christianity Today News Briefs
Booting the Salvation Army, falling giving, and suing for rights.

Ultra Mega Weblog: Five Churches Attacked in Netherlands
Plus: Links to more than 422 (really!) other news articles and opinion pieces, including some not about how stupid evangelicals are.

Do the Wages of Sin Apply After Conversion?
Plus: Religious conservatives love Gonzalez as AG, and other stories from online sources around the world.

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Taxes - 82 articles
A Tax Exemption for the Asking
State of Emergency Declared in Nigeria
Plus: Billy Graham suffers serious pelvic fracture, Hezbollah uses The Passion, Sudan blocks aid, and other stories from online sources around the world.

IRS Raids Home and Business of Creationist
Plus: Terror at a Pittsburgh church, England's gay priest gets a top position, and other stories from online sources around the world

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Whitehead, John W. (Rutherford Institute) - 2 articles
Corporate Thought Police
Growing pro-gay business agenda jeopardizes religious employees.

Letters

Zoning, churches and - 21 articles
No Religion-Based Zoning
Illinois Vineyard church wins right to worship in its own building

Judge Says Banning Church from Office Building Was Illegal
"Franklin Graham responds to criticism of Iraq relief plans, and other stories from online sources around the world"

There Goes the Neighborhood
A Florida court allows a Christian church to build in a Spiritualist town

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