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Buddhists Perform Acts of Compassion Towards Turtles in NY

June 28, 2004

Source: The Standard Times

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/daily/06-04/06-28-04/a01lo737.htm

On June 28, 2004 The Standard Times reported, "New York Buddhists [from the Grace Gratitude Buddhist temple in Manhattan's Chinatown] recently bought nearly 300 turtles in Manhattan markets and drove them to Dartmouth and released them into the ocean near Padanaram... Every year, the New York Buddhists continue the tradition of buying animals destined for slaughter...

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Muslim and Hindu Cyclist Duo Ride to Promote Religious Tolerance and Address Social Ills

June 28, 2004

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/lf/2004/06/28/stories/2004062802050200.htm

On June 28, 2004 The Hindu reported, "Two young Bangladeshi bicyclists are out on a mission to make the world a better place to live in. And they have chosen to travel to 178 countries not in jazzy-looking and technologically advanced motorcycles but on their Chinese manufactured bicycles to send a message across. Meet Kamal Kumar Saha and Mohammad Kamal Hossain -- both aged 25...

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Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Build

June 28, 2004

Source: Thw Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/metro/0406/28/b01-196473.htm

On June 28, 2004 Thw Detroit News reported, "Side by side, more than 35 Muslims, Jews and Christians worked as one, climbing ladders to nail siding, slicing wood to frame windows and doors and offering a hand of support during the third annual 'Interfaith build,' organized by the National Conference for Community Justice. Victor Begg, who is Muslim, said different faiths need to do...

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Teens from Areas of Religious Conflict Meet for Multifaith Youth Leadership Program

June 28, 2004

Source: Religion News Service/Auburn Theological Seminary

http://www.religionnews.com/press02/PR062904.html

On June 28, 2004 Religion News Service posted a press release from Auburn Theological Seminary that reported, "On June 27, more than 50 teens from the Middle East, Northern Ireland, South Africa and the United States-Muslims, Christians, and Jews-will gather in upstate New York for the fourth year of Face to Face/Faith to Faith, an international, multifaith youth...

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Volunteer Terroist Watch Corps Builds Among Highway Drivers in Little Rock, AR

June 27, 2004

Source: TIME Magazine

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101040705-658321,00.ht

On June 27, 2004 TIME Magazine reported, "On a blazing hot morning last week, 75 men and women of the highway � bus drivers, truckers and van operators � convened at a nondescript office building in Little Rock, Ark., to be trained as terrorist hunters. The Department of Homeland Security this year gave $19.3 million to the American Trucking...

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For Europeans and Americans, "Symbolic" God-Language Matters

June 27, 2004

Source: First Amendment Center

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/commentary.aspx?id=13564

On June 27, 2004 the First Amendment Center posted a commentary by Charles Haynes, senior scholar at the First Amendment Center, comparing the issues raised by the U.S. case over whether to remove "Under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance and the decision not to include any references to God, Christianity, or "Christian heritage" in the European Union constitution....

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Sikh Shares Thoughts on the Honor of Being Elected to Senate in S.C.

June 27, 2004

Source: The State

http://www.thestate.com/mld/state/news/opinion/9022986.htm

On June 27, 2004 The State reported that new incumbent of the Senate seat in the 87th District of South Carolina, Nikki Haley nee Randhawa, shares her thoughts on the honor of being elected for reasons beyond her faith background. Haley, a Sikh and second generation American-Indian, won the race for Senate over 30 year incumbent Rep. Larry Koon.

Utah Teen Returns from Baha'i Youth Service Corps Work in Israel

June 26, 2004

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://166.70.44.66/2004/Jun/06262004/saturday/saturday.asp

On June 26, 2004 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "Her grandparents spent more than two years serving the faith in Switzerland. Her older brother gave a year in Elliott, Maine. An aunt is still on her mission. So it was only natural that Lahdan Saeed, fresh out of Highland High School in Salt Lake City, would join the Bahai Youth Service Corps. Bahais have emphasized service...

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Unity Found for Jews and Moderate Bapists at Alabama Convention

June 26, 2004

Source: The Birmingham News

http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1088241397144570.xml

On June 26, 2004 The Birmingham News reported, "Moderate Baptists celebrated interfaith ties on Friday in a joint luncheon with Jewish leaders... Baptists and Jews met during the annual meeting of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, a group of moderates that formed in 1991 in reaction against a conservative turn by the 16.3-million-...

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Editorial on Religious Freedom Controversies in NYC

June 25, 2004

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny-vpsik083840105jun08,0,3444621.story

On June 25, 2004 Newsday provided an editorial concerning recent religious freedom controversies in NYC. It was reported, "The New York Police Department is not alone in its disregard for religious freedom. Now comes NYC Transit, which reassigned a Sikh subway motorman, Kevin Harrington, after he refused to replace his turban with a department-issued cap....

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Church State Relations Becoming More Intimate

June 25, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0625/p03s01-uspo.html?s=hns

On June 25, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor traced recent developments that show how this years election appears to be reshaping the boundaries of church state relations. Some of the events included in this report are: A bipartisan group of lawmakers this week launched a 'faith-based caucus' of House members who back efforts to make it easier for federal grants to...

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Non-Native Americans OK'd for Ceremonial Peyote in UT

June 24, 2004

Source: The First Amendment Center

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/news.aspx?id=13562

On June 24, 2004 The First Amendment Center reported, "The Utah Supreme Court has ruled that non-American Indian members of the Native American Church may use peyote in religious ceremonies. In a unanimous decision June 22 in State of Utah v. Mooney, the court found in favor of James and Linda Mooney and their church, the Oklevueha Earthwalks Native American Church. The...

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