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3rd Annual Youth Interfaith Camp in N.C.

June 24, 2004

Source: The Mountain Times

http://www.mountaintimes.com/mtweekly/2004/0624/interfaithcamp.php3

On June 24, 2004 The Mountain Times reported, "The third annual interfaith camp was held at Elk Shoals United Methodist Camp last week where 16 Christians, Jews and Muslims met together to learn about one another and to learn how to trust others of different faiths or beliefs. Boys from Ashe County, Sudan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Israel, Africa, Charlotte...

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Facets of the Muslim Vote

June 23, 2004

Source: Metro Active

http://www.metroactive.com/papers/metro/06.23.04/muslims-0426.html

On June 23, 2004 Metro Active reported that, "in a San Jose Convention Center meeting room, about 150 members of the South Bay's Muslim community gathered expectantly for a South Bay-wide Muslim town-hall meeting. The meeting, sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), would be one of 40 such meetings scheduled in major cities across the nation by...

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Update: Sikh Wins State Assembly Race in SC

June 23, 2004

Source: Indio Link

Wire Service: AP

http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=062204113018

On June 23, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "A 32-year-old Sikh Indo-American businesswoman, Nikki Randhawa Haley has won the runoff election for South Carolina State Assembly from the 87th District defeating Larry Koon, who represented the district for the last 30 years. Haley got 54.69 per cent votes (2,928 votes), while Koon got...

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Prof. Diana Eck Warns Against Mixing Faith and Politics

June 19, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2004/06/19/in_politics_and_religion_a_line_is_blurred/

On June 19, 2004 The Boston Globe interviewed Professor Diana L. Eck concerning her views on the recent developments between faith and politics in light of the 2004 election. During the interview Eck was reported saying, "It's important for candidates and leaders to share their...

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Facets of the Muslim Vote

June 18, 2004

Source: Independent Press Association

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1512

On June 18, 2004 Independent Press Association reported that in Jackson Heights, an area in Queens, recently experienced an unusual kind of protest. On June 13, using loudspeakers, Muslim devotees were called to Azan (call for prayer), and offered prayers in the busy street. It was a form of open protest against same-sex marriage and the continuous repression of Muslims in...

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European Countries Attempt to Control Spread of Radical Islam

June 17, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/crossing_continents/3815053.stm

On June 17, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Fear of radical Islam is pushing governments across Western Europe into ambitious plans to promote loyalty and moderation in their Muslim citizens. But the projects, focused on the training of imams, have already been criticised by many Muslim leaders who fear state intervention in religion will backfire. The proposals spring...

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New Faith Initiative to Target Low Income Voters

June 15, 2004

Source: NCC News Service

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

On June 15, 2004 NCC News Service reported, "A new alliance, 'Let Justice Roll: Faith and Community Voices Against Poverty,' was launched today (June 15) with a national audio news conference, and its first initiative was announced - events in 15 cities to challenge voters, public officials, delegates to the Party Conventions and this year’s candidates for public office, especially the...

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Court Dismisses Pledge Case on Technicality

June 15, 2004

Source: CNN

http://edition.cnn.com/2004/LAW/06/14/scotus.pledge/

On June 15, 2004 CNN reported, "The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a California father could not challenge the Pledge of Allegiance, a decision that sidestepped the broader question of the separation of church and state. The 8-0 ruling by the high court reversed a lower-court decision that teacher-led recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is unconstitutional. The case had been...

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European Governments Seek Measures to Control Radical Imams

June 13, 2004

Source: Centre Daily/Chicago Tribune

http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/world/8914070.htm

On June 13, 2004 the Chicago Tribune reported, "The case [of London prayer leader Abu Hamza] also underscores the difficulties that Britain and other European countries with large Muslim minorities face as they try to cope with radical or fundamentalist preachers who hold great sway over legions of alienated young Muslim men. The preachers' messages often...

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Sikhs at White House for Faith-Based Initiatives Conference

June 11, 2004

Source: The Sikh Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/s/SCOREWHC

On June 11, 2004 The Sikh Network reported, "The Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE), a Washington based organization, attended the first White House National Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, addressed by President Bush in Washington DC... The conference provided participants with information about the Federal funding process, available funding opportunities, requirements that come with the receipt...

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Update: Controversy Continues Concerning the Removal of Cross in L.A.

June 11, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-cross11jun11.story

On June 11, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "For decades, Latin crosses have adorned government seals, sometimes amid a jumble of other icons meant to reflect a community's history, faith or values. But after two California jurisdictions decided to scrap such images when threatened with ACLU lawsuits, the miniature crosses have spurred an intense debate over religion's place...

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Muslims Protest in Response to Recent Raid of Mosque in Philadelphia

June 11, 2004

Source: Centre Daily

Wire Service: AP

http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/politics/8902136.htm

On June 11, 2004 the Centre Daily/AP reported, "Federal agents desecrated a mosque when they detained an imam during a raid two weeks ago, leaders of local mosques said Friday... About 100 people protested the raid outside the Philadelphia federal building, many shouting 'Allahu Akbar!' meaning 'God is great' in...

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