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Crist Signs School Prayer Bill

June 6, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: North Escambia

http://www.northescambia.com/?p=18204

Gov. Charlie Crist signed a once controversial school prayer bill that was watered down throughout the legislative session into law Friday.

The measure, HB 31, grew out of a Panhandle dispute where the Santa Rosa School District had teachers sign a consent decree not to participate in any religious activity at school. The new law prohibits districts from forcing any school...

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Clark County to Open Its Meet With Hindu Sanskrit Mantras

June 3, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Merinews

http://www.merinews.com/article/clark-county-to-open-its-meet-with-hindu-sanskrit-mantras/15820584.shtml

Board of County Commissioners of Clark County, Nevada, United States of America, home to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, will reverberate with Sanskrit mantras from ancient Hindu scriptures on July 6.

Rajan Zed, acclaimed Hindu...

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Staff Recommends Green Light for Sikh Temple

June 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Guelph Tribune

http://www.guelphtribune.ca/news/article/211533

City council is set to make a decision next Monday on an application for a Sikh temple on Clair Road East, with city planning staff recommending that the rezoning be approved.

Council’s monthly planning meeting at 7 p. m. June 7 at city hall will deal with the controversial application, with has faced considerable opposition from some people living...

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New Temple Building Will Draw Visitors From Inside, Outside Faith

June 1, 2010

Author: Justin Fritscher

Source: The Rankin Ledger

http://www.rankinledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100601/LIFE/6010316/New+temple+Building+will+draw+visitors+from+inside++outside+faith

Baldev Patel wants his children, and his children's children - to have an opportunity to practice Hinduism, the religious tradition he carried with him when he...

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Appeal Clears Way for ‘ISNOGOD’

May 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Jamestown Sun

http://www.jamestownsun.com/event/article/id/112158/group/Life/

A Fargo atheist’s request for a personalized license plate reading “ISNOGOD” was approved Thursday by the North Dakota Department of Transportation.

The deity-denying license plate Brian Magee wanted was initially rejected last week by NDDOT officials, prompting Magee to appeal the decision to the state...

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Sikh Society, Opponents, Setting Sights On Council Vote

May 28, 2010

Author: Scott Tracey

Source: Guelph Mercury

http://news.guelphmercury.com/News/article/638916

The Guelph Sikh Society, and its opponents, are both setting their sights on the next hurdle in the society’s bid to build a temple on Clair Road in the south end.

“We are very hopeful we will get the zoning on June 7,” Dr. Ravi Rai, vice-president of the society, said Friday.

City councillors will hold a planning meeting that...

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Spanish City Bans Women From Wearing Face-Covering Islamic Veils In Municipal Buildings

May 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Los Angeles Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/wire/sns-ap-eu-spain-islamic-veils,0,316696.story

The Spanish city of Lleida has barred women from wearing face-covering Islamic veils inside its municipal buildings.

The move makes the northern city of Lleida — population of 135,000 — the first in Spain...

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Faith Community to Collect Money to Help Stop Violence

May 27, 2010

Author: Brent Jones

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-violence-initiative-20100527,0,471229.story

Although this year's homicide totals continue to be on a slower pace a year ago, Earl El-Amin said he and his faith-based brethren have grown tired of the violence.

"We're called to be keepers of peace," said El-Amin, of the Muslim...

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NYC Bus Ads Asking 'Leaving Islam?' Cause a Stir

May 27, 2010

Author: Deepti Hajela

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iBg-1E2kjeQkuLZtQMsa4Qtvrw6gD9FUSTLG0

The questions on the ads aren't subtle: Leaving Islam? Fatwa on your head? Is your family threatening you?

A conservative activist and the organizations she leads have paid several thousand dollars for the ads to run on at least...

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New York State Assembly Honours Sikh Outfit for Its Aid Efforts

May 26, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: DNA India

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report_new-york-state-assembly-honours-sikh-outfit-for-its-aid-efforts_1387936

The New York state assembly and the city council have honoured a Sikh NGO for its humanitarian aid efforts in quake-hit Haiti and Chile and civil rights advocacy work.

The NGO United Sikhs was honoured before the New York state assembly by...

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Pagans Use Fest to Show Their Beliefs

May 24, 2010

Author: Amy Lavalley

Source: Post-Tribune

http://www.post-trib.com/news/2307834,vmayfair0524.article

Lizz Frenzel was drawn to the first May Faire Sunday at Taltree Arboretum and Garden because of the maypole.

Fresh from a trip to the Bavarian region of Germany, Frenzel, of Valparaiso, saw maypoles in many of the small towns, though she missed the May 1 celebration of the ancient tradition there.

Frenzel also is a weaver and is...

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