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Sikhs Struggle to Find Their Place in Post 9/11 America

October 31, 2005

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/10/31/BAGT3FGDR01.DTL

On October 31, 2005 the San Francisco Chronicle reported, "A teenager accosted Sukhdev Singh Bainiwal, 39, at Home Depot, saying he should take his turban back to the desert where he might actually need it. Another time, a fellow driver swerved toward him, saying 'Arab, get out of here.' And once, the driver of a car near his rolled down his...

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Editorial: "The House's Abuse of Patriotism"

October 31, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/31/opinion/31mon1.html

On October 31, 2005 The New York Times ran an editorial concerning the debates in the Senate over extending the Patriot Act. "In the national anguish after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Congress rushed to enact a formidable antiterrorism law - the Patriot Act - that significantly crimped civil liberties... Now, with some of the act's most sweeping powers set to expire at the...

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Sikhs Worship in First South American Gurdwara

October 31, 2005

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/TodaysNewsHTML/E34B7A839E4D581F872570AB00659D9A!OpenDocument

On October 31, 2005 SikhNet reported, "As Guru Nanak traveled by foot all over the Asian continent, a group of Khalsa Sikhs from USA and Mexico are carrying thru Gurus teachings, flying, all over the South American Continent... Departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Jatha traveled 6 hours to reach...

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“Multiple Choices from the Founders,” by Martin Marty

October 31, 2005

Source: Martin Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2005/1031.shtml

On October 31, 2005 the Martin Marty Center ran an editorial by the center's founder, Martin E. Marty regarding the separation of church and state. "The 'Founding Fathers,' or 'Founders,' [of the United States] are getting worked over in public affairs, and especially in religious matters, more than ever before. With courts wrestling with issues of church and...

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Participants in Islamic Feminism Conference Launch "Gender Jihad"

October 31, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,2763,1605058,00.html

On October 31, 2005 The Guardian reported, "Marching under the banner of a new 'gender jihad', Islamic feminists from around the world this weekend launched what they hope will become a global movement to liberate Muslim women. The meeting, which drew women from as far apart as Malaysia, Mali, Egypt and Iran, set itself the task of squaring Islam with feminism. That meant...

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New Leader to Head Korea’s Largest Buddhist Order

October 31, 2005

Source: Korea Times

http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/200510/kt2005103117584968040.htm

On October 31, 2005 the Korea Times reported, "Rev. Ji Kwan became the 32nd top administrator of the nation’s biggest Buddhist order Monday, winning a majority 165 votes out of the order’s 320 representatives. According to the Chogye Order of Korea Buddhism, the 72-year-old Buddhist monk won over Rev. Jung Nyun by 19 votes in a ballot held at Chogye-sa Temple...

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Religious Freedoms Act Comes into Conflict with Drug Laws in Hoasca Tea Case

October 31, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/1031/p02s02-usju.html

On October 31, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "In a case with potential important significance for minority religious groups in America, the US Supreme Court this week takes up a clash between the nation's drug laws and a statute protecting religious liberty. At issue in the case set for oral argument Tuesday is the scope of the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act...

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Pagan Rituals Help Katrina Victims Recover

October 31, 2005

Source: ABC News

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=1256677

On October 31, 2005 ABC News reported, "When Tracey Johnson first moved to Petal, Miss. and opened The Circle of the Green Faery, she didn't receive the warmest of welcomes. It seems not everyone in the small, rural southern Mississippi community was willing to accept a witch who sold supplies for pagan lifestyles.

But ever since Hurricane Katrina, Johnson's shop has been bustling.

'The divination...

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Supreme Court to Rule on Sacramental Tea Use

October 31, 2005

Source: UDV USA

http://www.udvusa.com/

On October 31, 2005 UDV USA reported, "On November 1st, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a major case, Gonzales v. O Centro Espirita Beneficente União do Vegetal, which goes to the very foundation of the free exercise of religion in the United States. For the past six years, the federal government has attempted to prohibit a small religious organization and its members from practicing their religion, which involves the use of a sacramental tea,...

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