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2004-MAR-21: CA: The Hollywood Spiritual Film and Entertainment Festival: The festival will be held from MAR-21 to SEPT-21, 2004. "The festival kicks off with a march for Spiritual Entertainment in Hollywood on Santa Monica Blvd, La Cienega and Melrose Street. Spiritually uplifting films, scripts, music and books are the focus. Although spiritual and religious tolerance of all spiritual traditions underpins the festival, the focus is upon spiritual and wholesome entertainment… it is not designed to be a platform for pushing individual beliefs, causes, etc. Projects will be seen by top celebrity jurors in addition to agents, producers, and decision makers in the related industry. Submissions will be accepted for the entire duration of the festival..." 10


2004-MAR-20: IA: The Christian Scriptures have been translated into American Sign Language: A group of 60 individuals at Deaf Missions have translated the Christian Scriptures (New Testament) into sign language. It should be available on DVD and videotape by mid-2004. Their executive director, Duane King, said: "For most deaf people, English is their second language. How would you like to have to read a message that is critical to your life in some language other than English? Probably you wouldn't read the Bible at all." They have also translated 13 of the 39 books in the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament.) 11,12

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  1. DayWatch is a daily service of Maranatha Christian Journal. It provides "a daily summary of news headlines with a Christian perspective..." The newsletter is free on request. Their web site is at: 
  2. ENI (Ecumenical News International) provides free bulletins and subscriptions to full text articles. Their home page is at: Its postal address is: PO Box 2100, CH - 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland
  3. ReligionToday provides free newsletters to which you can subscribe at: These summaries are part of, which also includes,,,,,,,,, and
  4. Reuters is "the world's leading financial information and news group. Their web page is at: 
  5. CitizenLink is a service of Focus on the Family. They send regular Emails containing news items interpreted from a Fundamentalist Christian perspective. Signup is at: 
  6. Earth Religions Legal Assistance Network is a leading anti-defamation group which fights discrimination against Neopagans. See: 
  7. Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS) maintains a free mailing list. Go to to subscribe.
  8. EWTN is a news service of the Roman Catholic Church. It posts news items from Newsline, Newslink, and The World Over on its Internet site at:
  9. Alternative Religions Educational Network (AREN) is an information organization located in Philadelphia. It has monitored discrimination against Wiccans throughout North America for three decades. Their web page is at:
  10. "The Hollywood Spiritual Film and Entertainment Festival," at:
  11. "New Testament translated into sign language,", 2004-MAR-20, at:
  12. Deaf Missions is at 21199 Greenview Rd., Council Bluffs, IA, 51503. Telephone 712.322.5493

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Copyright © 2004 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally written: 2004-MAR-9
Latest update: 2004-MAR-21
Compiler: B.A. Robinson

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