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Report on Pastoral Concerns over Church and State Relations

June 28, 2004

Source: Crosswalk/Agape Press

http://www.crosswalk.com/news/religiontoday/1270690.html

On June 28, 2004 Crosswalk/Agape Press reported, "A newly released study shows that the vast majority of Protestant clergy in the U.S. believe the so-called separation of church and state in America has been carried too far. The results of the study are being made public for the first time in the July/August edition of Facts and Trends magazine... Proportionally, only a handful...

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Buddhists Perform Acts of Compassion Towards Turtles in NY

June 28, 2004

Source: The Standard Times

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/daily/06-04/06-28-04/a01lo737.htm

On June 28, 2004 The Standard Times reported, "New York Buddhists [from the Grace Gratitude Buddhist temple in Manhattan's Chinatown] recently bought nearly 300 turtles in Manhattan markets and drove them to Dartmouth and released them into the ocean near Padanaram... Every year, the New York Buddhists continue the tradition of buying animals destined for slaughter...

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Muslim and Hindu Cyclist Duo Ride to Promote Religious Tolerance and Address Social Ills

June 28, 2004

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/lf/2004/06/28/stories/2004062802050200.htm

On June 28, 2004 The Hindu reported, "Two young Bangladeshi bicyclists are out on a mission to make the world a better place to live in. And they have chosen to travel to 178 countries not in jazzy-looking and technologically advanced motorcycles but on their Chinese manufactured bicycles to send a message across. Meet Kamal Kumar Saha and Mohammad Kamal Hossain -- both aged 25...

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Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Build

June 28, 2004

Source: Thw Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/metro/0406/28/b01-196473.htm

On June 28, 2004 Thw Detroit News reported, "Side by side, more than 35 Muslims, Jews and Christians worked as one, climbing ladders to nail siding, slicing wood to frame windows and doors and offering a hand of support during the third annual 'Interfaith build,' organized by the National Conference for Community Justice. Victor Begg, who is Muslim, said different faiths need to do...

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Zoroastrians Request Heritage Site Status for Fire Temples

June 28, 2004

Source: Gulf News

http://www.gulf-news.com/Articles/World2.asp?ArticleID=124893

On June 28, 2004 Gulf News reported, "The Parsi Zoroastrian community in the city is fighting to protect nearly 50 fire temples from being taken over by developers, and wants the state government to declare them as heritage sites. 'To begin with, we want the four Atash Behrams in the city (out of the eight major fire temples in the world) to be upgraded as Grade II heritage sites...

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Update: Hijab Case in Nebraska

June 28, 2004

Source: Omaha World Herald

http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pg=57&u_sid=1133603

On June 28, 2004 Omaha World Herald reported, "Hussein, an Omaha Public Schools teacher's aide, was barred from a city pool because employees considered her outfit - jeans, a long-sleeve shirt and head scarf - street clothes. Earlier this month, she filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Omaha, which has prompted the city to allow exceptions to its dress code for city pools."

Teens from Areas of Religious Conflict Meet for Multifaith Youth Leadership Program

June 28, 2004

Source: Religion News Service/Auburn Theological Seminary

http://www.religionnews.com/press02/PR062904.html

On June 28, 2004 Religion News Service posted a press release from Auburn Theological Seminary that reported, "On June 27, more than 50 teens from the Middle East, Northern Ireland, South Africa and the United States-Muslims, Christians, and Jews-will gather in upstate New York for the fourth year of Face to Face/Faith to Faith, an international, multifaith youth...

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Recent Poll Concerning the Religious Tolerance of Indiana

June 28, 2004

Source: The Decatur Daily Democrat

Wire Service: AP

http://www.decaturdailydemocrat.com/articles/2004/06/28/news/news/news05

On June 28, 2004 The Decatur Daily Democrat/AP reported, "Most Hoosiers say they believe in God, but they don't believe in forcing their beliefs on other people, according to a recent statewide poll. The Indianapolis Star poll found that nine out of 10 adults saw themselves as religious,...

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