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Summer 2000, Vol. 3, No. 2
Two Cheers for the Pilgrimage
Pope John Pauls pilgrimage to the Holy Land was covered as a triumphant highlight of
the popes dazzling career, even though it met a cool reception from two groups the
pontiff wished to embrace: Muslims and Eastern Orthodox Christians.
by Andrew Walsh
From the Editor: Disestablishing Football
The Supreme Courts latest Establishment Clause decision keeps an ancient debate
by Mark Silk
What Really Happened in Uganda?
Coverage of the horrendous end of the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments
of God was a welter of confusing, partial, and conflicting information. But its
quite possible that the deaths of hundreds of "cultists" were neither cult
suicide nor cult murder.
by Irving Hexham
Go Down, Elian
Elian Gonzalez was a political cause for many Cuban-Americans, but he also became a
religious figure with strong messianic qualities.
by Thomas Hambrick-Stowe
A Religious Right Arrives in Canada
The dramatic rise of evangelical Protestant politicians on the conservative side of
Canadian politics has been a bitter pill for Canadian journalists to swallow.
by Dennis R. Hoover
Feeble Opinions About the House Chaplaincy
Editorial writers joined half-heartedly in the wrangling over whom should be appointed as
chaplain to the U.S. House of Representatives. But, by and large, they maintained a long
tradition of discreet silence rather than vigorous argumentation when the subject is
by Michael McGough
A Cardinal in Full
The New York media covered the death and burial of Cardinal John OConnor with a full
measure of celebrity hype and, along the way, may have exaggerated OConnors
by Ashe Reardon
Mormon Women in the Real World
Two Latter-day Saints sue their universities.
by Jan Shipps
Peanuts for Christ
In the wake of Charles Schulzs death, American journalists dissected every aspect of
the Peanuts legacy, with the notable exception of its strong religious content.
by Dennis R. Hoover
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