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Charles Haynes Writes Commentary on Recent Ten Commandment Controversies

October 21, 2004

Source: First Amendment Center Press Release

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/commentary.aspx?id=14196

On October 21, 2004 First Amendment Center Press Release provided an editorial by Charles Haynes which reported that, "after 24 years of silence, the high court announced on Oct.12 that it would hear not just one, but two cases dealing with the Ten Commandments: Van Orden v. Perry from Texas and McCreary County v. ACLU from Kentucky. Since the Court last...

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Progressive Muslim Union of North America Prepares to Go National and Abroad

October 20, 2004

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/features/ny-p2two4011400oct20,0,5495863,print.story?coll=ny-entertainment-headlines

On October 20, 2004 Newsday reported, "on Nov. 15, during the Muslim holiday of Eid, [a progressive Muslim movement] will launch in Manhattan as the Progressive Muslim Union of North America, the first national organization devoted to liberal Muslim projects. The group's goals are ambitious:...

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Faith Based Launches "Vote Your Values" Initiative

October 20, 2004

Source: National Council of Churches Press Release

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/04voteallyourvalues.html

On October 20, 2004 the National Council of Churches Press Release reported that, "senior religious leaders from across the country are coming together on Wednesday, October 20th to launch a faith-based 'Get Out the Vote' effort that uses an innovative new web-based technology. Thousands of volunteers are being recruited through faith networks. These volunteers have...

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Wiccan Association Launched at Binghamton University

October 19, 2004

Source: Pipe Dream News

http://www.bupipedream.com/101904/news/n3.htm

On October 19, 2004 Pipe Dream News reported, "a new organization has recently been formed at Binghamton University to dispel — literally — certain stereotypes about the witchy world. Flying broomsticks and evil spells are conspicuously absent at the meetings of the Wiccan and Pagan Association, where members of both the campus and local communities came together to discuss what Wicca is really about......

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Administrators and Chaplains Convene at John Hopkins for Annual Meeting

October 18, 2004

Source: John Hopkins Gazette

http://www.jhu.edu/~gazette/2004/18oct04/18relig.html

On October 18, 2004 the John Hopkins Gazette reported, "religious administrators from 27 colleges and universities will gather at Johns Hopkins' Homewood campus for the annual meeting of the Association of College and University Religious Affairs. Topics to be discussed include the best practices and worst pitfalls in chaplaincy, artistic expression in interfaith campus communities, how...

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Wiccan “Temple of the Oak” Under Siege in MI

October 16, 2004

Source: The Flint Journal

http://www.mlive.com/news/fljournal/index.ssf?/base/news-1/1097927401126560.xml

On October 16, 2004 The Flint Journal reported, "neighbors of a quiet, rural neighborhood are demanding that township officials find a way to ground a coven of witches living in their midst. On Tuesday night, about 20 residents from Smith and Davis Lake roads urged the Township Board to shut down the 'devil worshippers.' Neighbors told...

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Muslims Must Not Form Isolated Communities, Scholar Says

October 16, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,1328742,00.html

On October 16, 2004 The Guardian reported, "Muslims must reach out and connect with other Britons as equal citizens, and resist the impulse to withdraw into isolated communities, one of the foremost thinkers on Islam in Europe will tell his audience this evening at the European Social Forum in London. Tariq Ramadan urges Muslims to embrace and get to know the culture and history of...

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Evangelicals Continue to Target Conservative Voters

October 15, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A33833-2004Oct14.html

On October 15, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "the Rev. Ken Hutcherson's game plan is simple. The former professional football player turned megachurch pastor intends to pack a stadium-size crowd of evangelical Christians onto the Mall today to decry same-sex marriage and 'let everyone know God is in control' of the Nov. 2 elections. Hutcherson's 'Mayday...

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Muslims to Urge Voter Turnout During Ramadan

October 15, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-muslim15oct15,1,4730120.story

On October 15, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Muslims in California and across the nation will add something new to the fasting, praying and acts of charity that are traditional during Ramadan, Islam's month long time of spiritual renewal that begins today: a get-out-the-vote campaign. In a rare confluence, the U.S. presidential election falls within...

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Report Shows for Majority of Protestants Jesus is the Only Way to Salvation

October 14, 2004

Source: Baptist Press

http://www.sbcbaptistpress.org/bpnews.asp?ID=19349

On October 14, 2004 Baptist Press reported, "the vast majority of Protestant clergy in America believe strongly that salvation comes only through Jesus Christ and that they have a responsibility to evangelize members of non-Christian faiths, but they also are willing to partner with non-Christian faith groups to accomplish good for society, according to a recent study. Ellison Research, a full-...

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Vibrant and Varied Religious Life at Stanford

October 11, 2004

Source: The Stanford Daily

http://daily.stanford.edu/tempo?page=content&id=14832&repository=0001_article

On October 11, 2004 The Stanford Daily reported, "Stanford is home to religious groups from Bahá’í to Zoroastrianism. According to Dean of Religious Life Scotty McLennan, approximately half of Stanford students are affiliated to some degree with a religious institution... While there is a core of religious groups at Stanford, there...

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Children’s Sabbath Day and Launch of Election Mobilization Effort

October 10, 2004

Source: US Newswire

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=37851

On October 10, 2004 the US Newswire reported that, "today's service at The Riverside Church was a Children's Sabbath Day, organized in part by the Children's Defense Fund. More than 5,000 faith based organizations - from churches to synagogues, temples to mosques - across the country will hold similar Children's Sabbaths next weekend to define the choices facing voters at the ballot box this...

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