- Narnia Christian link played down | Cast and crew members of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe have played down the significance of Christian symbolism in their version of CS Lewis's novel. Warning: This story contains plot spoilers (BBC)
- The magic of Narnia | About 50 years ago, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, friends and fellow Oxford dons, wrote two of the most beloved and enduring fantasy series of books of all time, "The Chronicles of Narnia" and "The Lord of the Rings," respectively. (Bismarck Tribune, N.D.)
Christians & Hollywood:
- Hollywood missionaries | In a drive to boost revenues, American film bosses are targeting the country's 30 million evangelical Christians. And the religious right is proving only too glad to help them along. (New Statesman, UK)
- Should Hollywood cater to 'Christians'? | And what in God's name does that mean? With 'Left Behind,' the right pushes the public into its definitions (Don M. Burrows, Minnesota Daily)
Religion & politics:
- Conservative Christians strategize for '06 elections | Focus on the Family hosts a confab of leaders to talk turnout, gay-marriage bans and key battles to retain Senate seats. (Denver Post)
- Protesters blast 'reverse Robin Hood' | Street theater imitated a medieval morality play Wednesday as opponents of federal budget cuts affecting Medicaid, food stamps and student loans gathered on the windblown county courthouse lawn in Billings. The withering criticism by a local Lutheran minister added to the chill. (Billings Gazette, Mt.)
- Advocates call for immigration reform | A Florida association that provides child care and education to immigrants and low-income families celebrated its 40th anniversary Wednesday in Orlando by calling for immigration reform. (Orlando Sentinel)
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