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WORLDWIDE NEWS OF RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE FOR 2001-APR

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We also have a list of religious intolerance news for this month. 
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2001-APR-2: Egypt: Commission reports improvement in religious freedom: The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom issued a letter outlining some concerns over lack of religious freedom in Egypt. However, the did note some positive signs: "History textbooks for public     school children of all levels have been revised this year to include, for the first time, discussion of the Coptic Christian period [of Egyptian history]. The government has in recent years granted permission for construction of new churches and repair of older ones far more frequently than was previously the case. And public television is beginning to be more inclusive of non-Muslim themes." 11

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2001-APR-20: Israel: Christians repent for two millennia of Anti-semitism: Over 1,100 Christians gathered at Kibbutz Ramat Rahel in Jerusalem to confess before the Jewish people for two millennia of anti-semitism in the name of Christianity. "Among the narratives were tales of Crusaders burning Jews in Jerusalem synagogues; persecution of Jews during the time of the Black Death; confining Jews in ghettos and compelling them to wear distinctive markings that were the forerunners of the [Nazi] yellow Star of David; forcing Jews to choose between baptism or exile, or even death; falsely accusing Jews of ritual murder; subjecting Jews to the Spanish Inquisition and burning at the stake; pogroms that often occurred on Christmas, Good Friday, and Easter; and prejudices against Jews shaped by theology and Christian teachings that led many Christians 'either to give tacit consent to the persecution of the Jews during the Holocaust or to remain indifferent to their plight.' " Eight mainline and liberal clergy participated.

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References:

  1. DayWatch is a daily service of Maranatha Christian Journal. It provides "a daily summary of news headlines with a Christian perspective..." The newsletter is free on request. Their web site is at: http://www.mcjonline.com 
  2. ENI (Ecumenical News International) provides free bulletins and subscriptions to full text articles. Their home page is at: http://www.eni.ch Its postal address is: PO Box 2100, CH - 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland
  3. Newsroom is a service of Worldwide Newsroom Inc. Their articles are written by "a network of journalists, scholars and other professional contacts in country." You can subscribe to their free service from their website at http://www.newsroom.org/ 
  4. ReligionToday provides free newsletters to which you can subscribe at: http://www.ReligionToday.com. These summaries are part of GOSHEN.net, which also includes LiveIt.net, Devotionals.net, ChristianShareware.net, ChristianClassifieds.net, ChristianMessageBoards.net, BibleStudyTools.net, MediaManagement.net, WorldNewsToday.net, WebCastGuide.net, and ChristianCollegeGuide.net
  5. Reuters is "the world's leading financial information and news group. Their web page is at: http://www.reuters.com/ 
  6. CitizenLink is a service of Focus on the Family. They send regular Emails containing news items interpreted from a Fundamentalist Christian perspective. Signup is at: http://www.family.org/cforum/clinksignup.cfm 
  7. Earth Religions Legal Assistance Network is a leading anti-defamation group which fights discrimination against Neopagans. See:  http://www.conjure.com/ERAL/eral.html 
  8. Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS) maintains a free mailing list. Go to http://www.anglicancommunion.org/acns/ to subscribe.
  9. EWTN is a news service of the Roman Catholic Church. It posts news items from Newsline, Newslink, and The World Over on its Internet site at: http://www.ewtn.com/news/index.htm
  10. Alternative Religions Educational Network (AREN) is an information organization located in Philadelphia. It has monitored discrimination against Wiccans throughout North America for three decades. Their web page is at: http://aren.org
  11. "Commission Asks President Bush to Raise Religious-Freedom Issues With Egyptian President Mubarak," U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, 2001-APR-2
  12. Elli Wohldelernter, "Christians join to repent for two millennia of Antisemitism," at: http://www.bridgesforpeace.com/publications/news/

Copyright © 2001 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally written: 2001-APR-2 
Latest update: 2001-APR-2 
Compiler: B.A. Robinson

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