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  • 25 Mar 2004

    -25/3/04

    Pirated DVDs of Mel Gibson's 'The Passion of The Christ' have hit the streets of the Middle East and are selling like hot cakes, according to street vendors.

    -25/3/04

    Pirated DVDs of Mel Gibson's ìThe Passion of The Christî have hit the streets of the Middle East and are selling like hot cakes, according to street vendors.

  • 25 Mar 2004

    -25/3/04

    A petition has reached the US Supreme Court for the removal of the words "under God" from the pledge of allegiance recited every morning by American schoolchildren.

    Millions of US

    -25/3/04

    A petition has reached the US Supreme Court for the removal of the words "under God" from the pledge of allegiance recited every morning by American schoolchildren.

    Millions of US

  • 24 Mar 2004

    -24/3/04

    "Pro-Jesus" advertisements are appearing in local newspapers as part of an "Islam in America" advertising campaign.

    -24/3/04

    "Pro-Jesus" advertisements are appearing in local newspapers as part of an "Islam in America" advertising campaign.

  • 24 Mar 2004

    -24/3/04

    'I am delighted the church is exploring fresh ways of expressing its life - and doing things differently.'

    That will be the message from Church Army's George Lings to the 20th N

    -24/3/04

    'I am delighted the church is exploring fresh ways of expressing its life - and doing things differently.'

    That will be the message from Church Armyís George Lings to the 20th N

  • 24 Mar 2004

    Awards announced for churches who show that faith works

    -24/3/04

    The outstanding work of three community projects inspired by Christian faith will b

    Awards announced for churches who show that faith works

    -24/3/04

    The outstanding work of three community projects inspired by Christian faith will b

  • 24 Mar 2004

    Global witness urges transparency for oil firms

    -24/3/04

    Global Witness, a London-based lobby group, has suggested that major oil companies are stil

    Global witness urges transparency for oil firms

    -24/3/04

    Global Witness, a London-based lobby group, has suggested that major oil companies are stil

  • 24 Mar 2004

    As US and European companies outsource hi-tech work to India to benefit from low-cost and abundant skilled labour, the clergy is doing likewise seeking to compensate for the acute shortage of priests in the West reports Sky News.

  • 24 Mar 2004

    Life of Brian to go head to head with Passion

    -24/3/04

    Monty Python's film The Life of Brian is to return to US cinemas next month as "counter-prog

    Life of Brian to go head to head with Passion

    -24/3/04

    Monty Python's film The Life of Brian is to return to US cinemas next month as "counter-prog

  • 24 Mar 2004

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been to death row in Texas to visit an inmate condemned for the slaying of a Houston man more than 12 years ago.

  • 24 Mar 2004

    Popes autobiography tipped as bestseller

    -24/3/04

    Pope John Paul's "autobiographical reflection" on the last 50 years of his life, entitled "Get up

    Popes autobiography tipped as bestseller

    -24/3/04

    Pope John Paul's "autobiographical reflection" on the last 50 years of his life, entitled "Get up

  • 23 Mar 2004

    Bishop gives warning on equality law

    -23/3/04

    A Church of England bishop has warned religious organisations not to campaign too vociferously for

    Bishop gives warning on equality law

    -23/3/04

    A Church of England bishop has warned religious organisations not to campaign too vociferously for

  • 23 Mar 2004

    Churches unite against BNP

    -23/3/04

    More than 200 churches have agreed to campaign against the right-wing British National Party (BNP).

    All congr

    Churches unite against BNP

    -23/3/04

    More than 200 churches have agreed to campaign against the right-wing British National Party (BNP).

    All congr

  • 23 Mar 2004

    Christian and Muslim leaders to meet

    -23/3/04

    The Archbishop of Canterbury will lead a meeting of Christian and Muslim leaders later this month to d

    Christian and Muslim leaders to meet

    -23/3/04

    The Archbishop of Canterbury will lead a meeting of Christian and Muslim leaders later this month to d

  • 23 Mar 2004

    Images of crucifixion mark boom in religious art

    -23/3/04

    The controversial Scottish artist and Christian Peter Howson, who complained last year tha

    Images of crucifixion mark boom in religious art

    -23/3/04

    The controversial Scottish artist and Christian Peter Howson, who complained last year tha

  • 23 Mar 2004

    -23/3/04

    Christian peacemakers have launched an "Adopt-a-Detainee" Campaign which matches individual Iraqi detainees with church congregations.

    No one knows just how many Iraqis have been

    -23/3/04

    Christian peacemakers have launched an "Adopt-a-Detainee" Campaign which matches individual Iraqi detainees with church congregations.

    No one knows just how many Iraqis have been