1. Presidential hopefuls Bush, Gore embrace faith-based programs.

My Meeting With the President-Elect | An inside view of Bush's meeting with religious leaders. (Dec. 22, 2000)
The Bush Agenda | Will the White House be user-friendly for religious organizations? (Dec. 15, 2000)
Bush's Call to Prayer | After Al Gore's concession, evangelical leaders unify around faith-based initiatives, morality, and prayer as the incoming Bush administration gears up. (Dec. 14, 2000)
Bush's Faith-Based Plans | (Oct. 25, 1999)

2. Rioting Muslims target Christians in Ambon, Indonesia.

Indonesian Island Attacks Go Unnoticed | World ignoring plight of Christians in Ambon, visitors say. (Aug. 21, 2000)
Daily Life in the Maluku Islands: Chaos, Fear, and the Threat of Violence | Christians plead for international monitoring to prevent Jihad raids, and more aid for refugees. (Aug. 1, 2000)
Churches Pressure for Swift Action to Calm Maluku Violence | Indonesian army joining in attacks on Christians. (July 21, 2000)
Indonesian Religious Riot Death Toll Dwarfs 30 New Corpses | Death count has passed 1,700. (Mar.3, 2000)
Maluku Islands Unrest Spreads to Greater Indonesia | Violence on Lombok Island may hasten government intervention. (Jan 25, 2000)

3. Gay marriage gains in Vermont, but loses ground among United Methodists.

Mainstreaming the Mainline | Methodist evangelicals pull a once 'incurably liberal' denomination back toward the orthodox center. (Aug. 18, 2000)
Sticking With the Status Quo | United Methodists reject gay marriage, ordination. (May 15, 2000)
Vermont House Approves Civil Unions for Homosexual Couples | Amended bill defines 'marriage' as heterosexual. (March 27, 2000)
States Discuss Marriage Laws | (Feb. 2, 2000)

4. Texas Southern Baptist moderates ...

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