Violence & Hate

Violence & Hate

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December 2, 2002

Dozens of Christians have been killed and hundreds injured by Muslim youth during a fresh outbreak of violence in the city of Kaduna in heavily Islamic northern Nigeria--and Muslims were killed when Christians retaliated.

The violence began November 20 as a reaction to a Nigerian...

November 25, 2002

On November 25, the FBI released its annual report, "Hate Crime Statistics 2001." The 136-page jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction report provides hate crime data collected under the 1990 Hate Crime Statistics Act. This report is available online at: http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/01hate.pdf

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November 12, 2002

During the Moscow theatre crisis in which Chechen separatists terrorized about 800 hostages, Christians and Muslims prayed together for their release. But the siege that resulted in the death of 119 hostages has left Christianity and Islam in Russia deeply divided and Orthodox church leaders...

October 18, 2002

The general secretary of the World Council of Churches has expressed dismay that none of those involved in past deadly attacks on Christians in Pakistan has faced trial, and he has called on the government to bring to book those responsible for the latest killings.

Dr. Konrad Raiser,...

September 10, 2002

Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey was in New York as part of the observances of the first anniversary of the September 11th attacks in America. ENS deputy director Jan Nunley talked with Carey shortly after he arrived in New York.

ENS: What do you feel, in broad terms, was the...

August 28, 2002

Leaders of the main governing body of the world's largest grouping of Christian churches expressed concerns on August 26 about how the blind acceptance of market principles can exclude many people in the process of globalization. The meeting of the central committee of the World Council of...

August 11, 2002

General Pervez Musharraf The President of Pakistan Pak Secretariat Islamabad, Pakistan

Dear Mr. President:

Through this letter and the Rev. Canon Patrick P. Augustine, I send you my greetings. Canon Augustine, you may recall, has visited with you once before. A native of Pakistan...

June 26, 2002

Calling people of faith to follow in the footsteps of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks by taking 'simple acts of courage' to stop all forms of violence, Bishop Jon Bruno and 14 young adults of the Diocese of Los Angeles recently completed a 47-day, cross-country pilgrimage, focusing on sites...

May 9, 2002

With comprehensive hate crimes bills just a few days away from appearing on the Senate's agenda, more than 130 Episcopal clergy have signed a letter calling on Congress to pass legislation to fight hate crimes in the United States. The letter in support of the Local Law Enforcement Enhancement...

April 17, 2002

Driving from Hollywood-area gang turf to the Wyoming roadside where co-ed Matthew Shepard was fatally gay-bashed, Los Angeles' Episcopal bishop and 12 young Southern Californians will travel on to Las Vegas, Omaha, Chicago, Detroit, New York's Ground Zero, and the Washington National Cathedral...

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