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Interfaith Coalition Voices Voting Power to Legislators in WI

September 15, 2004

Source: The Journal Times

http://www.journaltimes.com/articles/2004/09/15/local/iq_3105975.txt

On September 15, 2004 The Journal Times reported, "Nancy Holmlund and the members of the faith-based groups attending the WISDOM Rolling Thunder meeting in Milwaukee Saturday want legislators and other politicians to know they are people of faith who vote... WISDOM is a statewide coalition of congregation-based organizations, comprised of about 125...

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Ten Commandment Controversies Continue Across Country

September 15, 2004

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/20040915/a_commandments15.art.htm

On September 15, 2004 USA Today reported, "less than a year after a federal judge ordered that a 2 1/2-ton Ten Commandments monument be removed from Alabama's state courts building, legal battles have sprung up across the nation between civil liberties groups who are targeting similar monuments and governments that are determined to display them. Two...

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Concern Over Rosh Hashana Observances in Albany School

September 15, 2004

Source: Times Union

http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=285714

On September 15, 2004 Times Union reported, "a handful of speakers criticized the Shenendehowa Board of Education on Tuesday for scheduling classes during Rosh Hashana. By not offering time off for the three-day Jewish holiday, which begins today at sundown, the board, Larry Brodsky of Rexford said, had separated the children of the district by religion... Members of the Board of...

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Turbaned Students Kept Out of School, Sikhs Angered at Govt's Unkept Promise

September 14, 2004

Source: Yale Global/Outlook India

http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/display.article?id=4510

On September 14, 2004 Outlook India reported, "At the gate of this school, you'll find three Sikh lads standing all day long, staging a satyagraha against the Law of Secularism (la loi sur la laicite) which prohibits state-funded educational institutions from admitting students displaying religious symbols�scarves, turbans and the like. The new law came into force on September 2, the...

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Winnemem Wintu Ritual Protest Against Dam in CA

September 14, 2004

Source: New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/14/national/14tribe.html?pagewanted=all

On September 14, 2004 New York Times reported that, "Sunday night was the opening of a four-day ceremony that had not been performed by the Winnemem since 1887. Known as the Hu'p Chonas, the ritual of dancing and fasting on acorn water signals that the Winnemem are at war, though this is not a battle fought with traditional weaponry against a traditional...

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French Ambassador to India: Turban Issue Will Be Resolved Soon

September 14, 2004

Source: Sify News

http://sify.com/news/international/fullstory.php?id=13566766

On September 14, 2004 Sify News reported, "France will soon resolve the issue of wearing of turbans by Sikh children studying in French schools, an Indo-French forum has been assured. This was conveyed to Ashwani Kumar, MP and President of Indo-French Parliamentary Friendship Group, by the French Ambassador in India Dominique Girard, the Rajya Sabha member said in a statement. The...

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9-11 Remembrance in L.A. Gives Attention to Religious Tolerance

September 12, 2004

Source: The L.A. Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-localreact12sep12,1,5117906.story?coll=la-headlines-nation

On September 12, 2004 The L.A. Times reported 9-11 anniversary events held in southern California. "Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn and Fire Chief William Bamattre joined with Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, Rabbi Leonard Bearman and Maher Hathout, senior advisor to the Los Angeles-...

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Residents Protest Noise Disturbances at NJ Hindu Temple

September 9, 2004

Source: Sayreville Suburban

http://suburban.gmnews.com/news/2004/0909/Front_Page/006.html

On September 9, 2004 Sayreville Suburban reported, "Residents who live near the Dwarkadhish Temple on Washington Road say noise from the Hindu temple continues to be a major disturbance. In turn, temple officials are threatening to sue certain area residents and the borough for religious discrimination. The temple and a group of surrounding residents have been at odds...

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Diverse Places of Worship in the Midwest Offer Spiritual Refuge

September 8, 2004

Source: CNBC News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~26~2373876,00.html

On September 8, 2004 Reuters reported, "Today's highly stressed business travelers may need islands of respite to restore the spirit and calm the tensions that build with security checks, crowded flights and navigating a car in unfamiliar territory. Some of these quiet spots are easy to find -- the airport chapel, a roadside...

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Muslim Scholars at ISNA Convention Stress Importance of Leadership Roles

September 7, 2004

Source: Islam-Online Net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-09/05/article06.shtml

On September 7, 2004 Islam-Online Net reported that, "Muslims in America need to make leadership roles an integral part of their lives to succeed in the country, Muslim scholars have urged. The topic was highlighted during the 41st Annual Islamic Society of North America’s (ISNA) Convention, where thousands of Muslims descended on Chicago as of Friday,...

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Sikh Students Barred from School for Refusing to Remove Turbans

September 7, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/152/story_15229_1.html

On September 7, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "France's tiny Sikh community says it has fallen victim to a new law banning religious symbols from schools, with at least five Sikh students barred from classrooms for refusing to remove their turbans. At one Paris region high school, teachers had refused to let three Sikhs wearing turbans get...

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Opinion: Revoking Progressive Muslim Scholar's Visa "Sends Signal of Paranoia"

September 4, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2004/09/04/why_exclude_a_muslim_voice/

On September 4, 2004 The Boston Globe ran an op-ed piece by Pluralism Project director Dr. Diana Eck, responding to the U.S. government revoking the visa of Swiss Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan. Eck writes, "I write as a scholar who believes Ramadan's progressive voice is critical for all of us...

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