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  • 11 Mar 2004

    Bush steps up funding of faith-based initiatives

    -11/3/04

    President Bush gave more than .1 billion in competitive grants to religious organisations

    Bush steps up funding of faith-based initiatives

    -11/3/04

    President Bush gave more than .1 billion in competitive grants to religious organisations

  • 11 Mar 2004

    Pro-abortion group hires chaplain to counter criticism

    -11/3/04

    In an attempt to counter criticism that it's support of abortion runs counter to Ch

    Pro-abortion group hires chaplain to counter criticism

    -11/3/04

    In an attempt to counter criticism that it's support of abortion runs counter to Ch

  • 11 Mar 2004

    Christians in Laos threatened with death

    -11/3/04

    Christians in Laos have been told they will be killed if they do not give up their faith or leave

    Christians in Laos threatened with death

    -11/3/04

    Christians in Laos have been told they will be killed if they do not give up their faith or leave

  • 11 Mar 2004

    Biblical artist is world best seller

    -11/3/04

    Publisher HarperCollins has claimed the illustrator of the Good News Bible as the world's best selling

    Biblical artist is world best seller

    -11/3/04

    Publisher HarperCollins has claimed the illustrator of the Good News Bible as the worldís best selling

  • 11 Mar 2004

    Teacher cleared of assault over Muslim headscarf

    -11/3/04

    Issues of freedom of religion are again in the spotlight with the news that a teacher has

    Teacher cleared of assault over Muslim headscarf

    -11/3/04

    Issues of freedom of religion are again in the spotlight with the news that a teacher has

  • 11 Mar 2004

    Clergy and politicians plead for Kurds

    -11/3/04

    Church leaders, politicians and race campaigners have called on the Home Office to allow three Kurdi

    Clergy and politicians plead for Kurds

    -11/3/04

    Church leaders, politicians and race campaigners have called on the Home Office to allow three Kurdi

  • 11 Mar 2004

    Methodists offer members discount drugs

    -11/3/04

    In what is believed to be a first for a religious denomination, the United Methodist Church in the

    Methodists offer members discount drugs

    -11/3/04

    In what is believed to be a first for a religious denomination, the United Methodist Church in the

  • 11 Mar 2004

    Pope to mark new milestone

    -11/3/04

    Pope John Paul II passes a new milestone on Sunday, officially becoming the third longest-reigning pontiff in th

    Pope to mark new milestone

    -11/3/04

    Pope John Paul II passes a new milestone on Sunday, officially becoming the third longest-reigning pontiff in th

  • 11 Mar 2004

    Pope appoints woman to top post

    -11/3/04

    Pope John Paul II has named a female law professor at Harvard University and a bioethics expert to head the

    Pope appoints woman to top post

    -11/3/04

    Pope John Paul II has named a female law professor at Harvard University and a bioethics expert to head the

  • 10 Mar 2004

    Death penalty more expensive than prison

    -10/3/04

    The death penalty is up to 70% more expensive to implement than comparable non-death penalty cases

    Death penalty more expensive than prison

    -10/3/04

    The death penalty is up to 70% more expensive to implement than comparable non-death penalty cases

  • 10 Mar 2004

    Christianity used to damage environment says Bishop

    -10/3/04

    A Church of England bishop has warned that global warming could be the next punishment

    Christianity used to damage environment says Bishop

    -10/3/04

    A Church of England bishop has warned that global warming could be the next punishment

  • 10 Mar 2004

    Churches give away Gibson tickets

    -10/3/04

    Four English churches are following the lead of US churches and offering free cinema tickets to see Mel G

    Churches give away Gibson tickets

    -10/3/04

    Four English churches are following the lead of US churches and offering free cinema tickets to see Mel G

  • 10 Mar 2004

    Bible smuggler released after 3 years jail

    -10/3/04

    A Protestant activist, Yu Zhudi, has been released after 3 years in prison on charges of secretl

    Bible smuggler released after 3 years jail

    -10/3/04

    A Protestant activist, Yu Zhudi, has been released after 3 years in prison on charges of secretl

  • 10 Mar 2004

    Christian peace groups back support for UN

    -10/3/04

    Governments must give the UN a chance to do its job without interference, said Hans von Sponeck

    Christian peace groups back support for UN

    -10/3/04

    Governments must give the UN a chance to do its job without interference, said Hans von Sponeck

  • 10 Mar 2004

    Williams praises author accused of blashemy

    -10/3/04

    Philip Pullman, the best-selling author with a widely advertised contempt for organised religio

    Williams praises author accused of blashemy

    -10/3/04

    Philip Pullman, the best-selling author with a widely advertised contempt for organised religio