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Churches Avoid Promoting Political Parties in Conn.

July 24, 2004

Source: The Hartford Courant

http://www.ctnow.com/news/local/hc-churchcampaign.artjul24,1,2881682.story?coll=hc-headlines-local

On July 24, 2004 The Hartford Courant reported, "This week the Republican National Committee asked Roman Catholics who back President Bush to provide copies of their parish directories, to help register Catholics to vote. And earlier this month, the Bush-Cheney campaign wrote to volunteers asking...

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World Religions Conference Gives Focus To Violence Against Sikhs

July 24, 2004

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/ahwatukee/articles/0724parfolo24Z6.html

On July 24, 2004 The Arizona Republic reported, "The September 2001 murder of a Sikh man in Mesa was the centerpiece of a presentation this month by Valley religious leaders at an international conference in Spain. Balbir Singh Sodhi was shot four days after the terrorist attacks on the East Coast by a man who mistook him for a...

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Some Say London Has Become a Center of Islamic Terrorism Due to Tolerant Government

July 24, 2004

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/a/2004/07/24/MNGN67SF4U1.DTL

On July 24, 2004 the San Francisco Chronicle reported, "The presence of militants like Bakri has earned the British capital the sobriquet 'Londonistan' among diplomats and terrorism experts, who see London as a worldwide center of Islamic terrorism. 'The Islamists use Britain as a propaganda base but wouldn't do anything to...

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Update: Court Upholds Ruling Prohibiting Christian Town Council Prayer

July 23, 2004

Source: The First Amendment Center

http://www.fac.org/rel_liberty/publiclife/news.aspx?id=13769

On July 23, 2004 The First Amendment Center reported, "A federal appeals court yesterday upheld a judge's ruling that prohibits the Great Falls, S.C., Town Council from opening its meetings with a prayer that mentions Jesus Christ. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that such prayers amount to an unconstitutional government...

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Controversy Over Orland Park Mosque is now Political

July 23, 2004

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-0407230295jul23,1,29834

On July 23, 2004 Chicago Tribune reported, "A political storm is quietly brewing in Orland Park, where controversy over recent approval of a new mosque has been followed by an effort to change how trustees are elected. At the same time, some residents are searching for a candidate to challenge Mayor Dan McLaughlin, who supported the mosque and...

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Daughters of Hajar Challenge Islam

July 22, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/22/national/22asra.html

On July 22, 2004 The New York Times reported, "On a sultry night in July, Asra Q. Nomani was summoned to the large brick mosque near the university here for the start of a hastily planned inquisition... The meeting was called because 35 mosque members had signed a petition demanding that Ms. Nomani be expelled... The petition capped nine months in which Ms. Nomani had unsettled Muslims...

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Jewish-Muslim Planning Group Focuses on Interfaith Awareness in OR

July 22, 2004

Source: Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/suburban/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/metro_southwest_news/1090497434207680.xml

On July 22, 2004 Oregonian reported, "A Muslim-Jewish planning group works to build understanding. Planners hope a September arts program will help members of both faiths learn about each other... Formed in December 2003, the group's goal is simple: to build understanding between Jewish and Muslim...

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Daughters of Hajar Challenge Islam

July 22, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/22/national/22muslim.html

On July 22, 2004 The New York Times reported that, "Mrs. [Nasreen] Aboobaker prays only at home, shunning the segregated mosque. But she is not the only Muslim woman who is beginning to bridle at the men's club culture of many American mosques. Gradually and with mixed success, a small number of Muslim women are challenging the lack of inclusion of women in worship and communal life...

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Arab Americans Rally Against Anti-Islamism

July 21, 2004

Source: SNITCH Louisville

http://louisville.snitch.com/2004/07/21/muslim

On July 21, 2004 the SNITCH Louisville reported that throughout the country Arab-Americans are mobilizing with local civil authorities in order to counter the Anti-Islam stigmatism that has continued to attack their community. "During 2003-04, Boston’s Northeastern University studied police relationships with Muslim, Sikh and Arab-American communities in Michigan, Southern California and Boston....

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Growth in Christian "Home Based Observances"

July 21, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0721/p01s01-ussc.html?s=hns

On July 21, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported that, "for many Americans, worship is no longer centered exclusively under a steeple. In an era of long commutes, overloaded schedules, and made-to-order spirituality, religious experience increasingly means venturing into someone's home for refreshments and a taste of God on far more personal terms... Though...

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Call to Prayer Controversy Sets Precedent for Nation's Growing Diversity

July 21, 2004

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/locway/ham21_20040721.htm

On July 21, 2004 Detroit Free Press reported, "Campaign banners fluttered in four languages and neighbors from an array of ethnic backgrounds took to the streets and gathered in houses of worship in Hamtramck Tuesday to lobby each other as voters decided two hotly debated ballot questions. Issues as universal as religious freedom and public education hung in the balance in the special...

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Judge Rules: Monks Evicted from Buddhist Temple

July 20, 2004

Source: The Chicago Daily Herald

http://www.dailyherald.com/search/main_story.asp?intid=3818812

On July 20, 2004 The Chicago Daily Herald reported, "When two monks moved from Laos to a Buddhist temple in rural Hampshire, the men assumed they could stay indefinitely. According to Buddhist tradition, temples that invite monks must shelter them forever, unless the holy men are summoned someplace else. But a Kane County judge on Monday sided with the temple board...

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