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Medicine Wheel Lands Protected by Federal Court Decision

September 21, 2004

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.fac.org/rel_liberty/publiclife/news.aspx?id=14062

On September 21, 2004 The Associated Press reported, "a federal appeals court has upheld the U.S. Forest Service's decision to set aside 23,000 acres to protect the view from a sacred American Indian medicine wheel. Wyoming Sawmills Inc., a logging company in Sheridan, Wyo., had challenged the agency's decision to create the Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark in the...

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Muslim Brotherhood in the US

September 20, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/153/story_15314_1.html

On September 20, 2004 Beliefnet reported, "over the last 40 years, small groups of devout Muslim men have gathered in homes in U.S. cities to pray, memorize the Koran and discuss events of the day. But they also addressed their ultimate goal, one so controversial that it is a key reason they have operated in secrecy: to create Muslim states overseas and, they hope, someday in America as well....

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In Milwaukee, Interfaith Rally to Discuss Social Issues

September 19, 2004

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/news/metro/sep04/259556.asp?format=print

On September 19, 2004 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported, "in what could be one of the largest interdenominational rallies ever in downtown Milwaukee, more than 6,000 people will gather Saturday at the U.S. Cellular Arena to hold a candid conversation with state and federal politicians on a variety of social issues... Rolling Thunder, the Gamaliel...

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Wiccan Priestess Harassed Following Challenge to Town Council

September 19, 2004

Source: The State (S.C.)

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/9703075.htm

On September 19, 2004 the The State (S.C.) reported, "[Darla Kaye Wynne] said she has endured escalating harassment from townspeople hostile to her religion and her lawsuit. That harassment, according to Wynne and police reports, recently included someone’s breaking into her home and beheading one of her beloved parrots, an African gray she named 'Little One'... She said...

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Hip Hop and Faith Communities Support "Let Justice Roll" Campaign

September 19, 2004

Source: National Council of Churches Press Release

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

On September 19, 2004 National Council of Churches Press Release reported, "New Birth Baptist Church Cathedral of Faith International will host a weekend of activities sponsored by the 'Let Justice Roll: Faith and Community Voices Against Poverty' Campaign of the National Council of Churches USA and the Center for Community Change; Russell Simmons' Hip Hop Summit Action...

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Policy on Religious Diversity in South Carolina

September 19, 2004

Source: The State (S.C.)

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/9702893.htm

On September 19, 2004 The State (S.C.) reported, "[The] new policy on religious diversity at Great Falls Town Council meetings was posted at [the] Town Hall before the Aug. 16 meeting: The invocation and its content do not represent the views or religious beliefs of the town of Great Falls. The town of Great Falls believes in the freedom of religion and welcomes into its...

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Interfaith Prayer Service for 9-11 Anniversary in CT

September 18, 2004

Source: The Hartford Courant

http://www.ctnow.com/news/local/hc-911prayer0910.artsep10,1,3529849.story?coll=hc-headlines-local

On September 18, 2004 The Hartford Courant reported, "marking the third anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, representatives from nine religious faiths will gather Sunday at Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford for the third annual interreligious prayer service for remembrance and peace. The first...

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Pagan Pride and Food Drive

September 18, 2004

Source: Chico Enterprise Record

http://www.chicoer.com/Stories/0,1413,135~25088~2410457,00.html

On September 18, 2004 Chico Enterprise Record reported, "Pagans gathered at Butte College Friday to help dispel myths about the belief system and draw members of the pagan community together. The festive gathering of dance, music and speakers was in celebration of the Pagan Pride Project. Similar events take place in 134 other areas during the harvest season, Aug...

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"Erase the Hate" Campaign to Focus on Religious Diversity in Toledo, OH

September 18, 2004

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040918/NEWS10/40918005/-1/NEWS

On September 18, 2004 The Toledo Blade reported, "Erase the Hate, an annual campaign involving area religious and civic groups to encourage racial harmony and community accord, begins tomorrow with a "Taste of Diversity" event at noon in International Park, offering food samples from different ethnic traditions. This year's...

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September 11 Memorials Highlight Commonality and Moral Significance of Tolerance

September 18, 2004

Source: AZ Central

Wire Service: AP

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0912911-vignettes12.html

On September 18, 2004 the Associated Press provided a report on the 9-11 memorials held nationwide. A highlight from this report includes an interfaith memorial held in Atlanta, GA. It was reported that, "speakers at an interfaith service that included readings from the Bible and the Koran urged people to focus on what they have...

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State Courts to Decide on Flushing Hindu Temple Case

September 17, 2004

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/boroughs/story/232867p-199990c.html

On September 17, 2004 the New York Daily News reported, "a bitter legal dispute over control of the nation's oldest Hindu temple should be decided in state courts, a federal judge has ruled. Trustees of the Hindu Temple Society of North America had filed a lawsuit in Brooklyn Federal Court seeking to stop a state judge from establishing a voting membership that would...

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Interfaith Coalition to Raise Awareness About Poverty During Election

September 17, 2004

Source: Yahoo/ PR Newswire

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/040917/cgf018_1.html

On September 17, 2004 Yahoo/ PR Newswire reported, "a group of clergy, representing religious leaders from around the state, announced today that they are starting the People's Pilgrimage to Overcome Poverty, an interfaith movement to raise awareness about poverty during this election cycle and beyond... For the third year in a row, the number of Americans living in poverty grew. According to the...

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Interfaith "Alternative Holiday Fair" to Raise Awareness on Fair Trade and Social Justice

September 17, 2004

Source: Malden Observer

http://www2.townonline.com/malden/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=86887

On September 17, 2004 the Malden Observer reported, "First Church in Malden and Temple Tifereth Israel believe these weeks leading up to the holiday rush is the perfect time to get residents to think about a different type of holiday giving. The church is hosting its second annual Alternative Holiday Fair Saturday, Nov. 13, and this year, the temple is...

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Indian Sikh Leader Says Turban Issue Not Resolved in French Schools

September 17, 2004

Source: Hindustan Times/Press Trust of India

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1011695,00080001.htm

On September 17, 2004 Press Trust of India reported, "Contesting claims of French authorities that the turban issue had been resolved, head of a gurudwara in Paris on Friday said Sikh students in the country were still being denied entry in schools for wearing headgear. 'Only small kids, who wear small scarves were allowed admission in government schools but...

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