National Day of Prayer

Many Religious Faiths Represented On Prayer Day

May 5, 2010

Author: Mirko Petricevic

Source: The Record

http://news.therecord.com/News/Local/article/706801

Angela Nicolini stood to the side as representatives of various religious faiths took turns approaching the microphone to pray.

Afterward, she was pleased with how the Abilene Interfaith Council’s participation in the National Day of Prayer had gone. She was especially pleased that the group had been able to show “what it means to...

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Many Religious Faiths Represented On Prayer Day

May 5, 2010

Author: Mirko Petricevic

Source: The Record

http://news.therecord.com/News/Local/article/706801

Angela Nicolini stood to the side as representatives of various religious faiths took turns approaching the microphone to pray.

Afterward, she was pleased with how the Abilene Interfaith Council’s participation in the National Day of Prayer had gone. She was especially pleased that the group had been able to show “what it means to...

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Billboard Campaign Takes Aim At National Day Of Prayer

May 4, 2010

Author: Mark Barna

Source: Colorado Springs Gazette

http://www.gazette.com/articles/national-98160-aim-prayer.html

Colorado Springs’ reputation as a stronghold of Christian conservatism has created a backlash in the form of reoccurring billboards sponsored by groups that support the separation of church and state.

The latest billboard campaign in the Springs is funded by the Freedom From Religion Foundation...

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Billboard Campaign Takes Aim At National Day Of Prayer

May 4, 2010

Author: Mark Barna

Source: Colorado Springs Gazette

http://www.gazette.com/articles/national-98160-aim-prayer.html

Colorado Springs’ reputation as a stronghold of Christian conservatism has created a backlash in the form of reoccurring billboards sponsored by groups that support the separation of church and state.

The latest billboard campaign in the Springs is funded by the Freedom From Religion Foundation...

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Atheists, Religious Groups Lobby On Day Of Prayer

April 24, 2010

Author: Todd Richmond

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hWiD9zVD5IijUKfLEQzg-1jMWLTAD9F911PG0

To pray or not to pray? That's the issue government leaders across the country are facing after a federal judge ruled that the National Day of Prayer set for May 6 was unconstitutional.

The ruling can't take effect until all...

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Obama Will Appeal Day Of Prayer Ruling

April 23, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Wire Service: AP

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2010/04/23/obama_will_appeal_day_of_prayer_ruling/

The Obama administration said yesterday it will appeal a court decision that found the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional.

US District Judge Barbara Crabb in Madison ruled last week the National Day of Prayer that Congress established 58 years ago amounts to a...

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Legal Victory Raises Profile Of An Atheist Group

April 23, 2010

Author: Dirk Johnson

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/24/us/24atheist.html

Annie Laurie Gaylor clicked through a flurry of e-mail messages warning her to repent or she would burn in hell.

“Herod,” one messenger called her.

Ms. Gaylor leaned back and sipped from a cup of tea, unfazed and even a bit surprised at the relative tameness of the attacks. Fresh from her latest godless triumph, she had...

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Army Disinvites Franklin Graham From National Day Of Prayer Event

April 22, 2010

Author: Luis Martinez

Source: ABC News

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/04/army-disinvites-franklin-graham-from-national-day-of-prayer-event.html

The Army has disinvited Christian evangelist Franklin Graham from speaking at the Pentagon’s National Day of Prayer service on May 6 because of his past controversial comments about Islam. In 2001, the son of the...

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Federal Judge: National Day Of Prayer Is Unconstitutional

April 15, 2010

Author: Warren Richey

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2010/0415/Federal-judge-National-Day-of-Prayer-is-unconstitutional

A federal judge in Wisconsin declared Thursday that the US law authorizing a National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional.

US District Judge Barbara Crabb said the federal statute violates the First Amendment’s prohibition on...

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National Day Of Prayer Gets a Political Makeover

May 7, 2009

Author: Adelle M. Banks

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/national_day_of_prayer_gets_a_political_makeover1/

Evangelical leaders gathered for the annual observance of the National Day of Prayer on Thursday (May 7) prayed for President Obama but criticized his decisions to not mark the day with a White House event or send a representative to their annual gathering...

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