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Progressive Interfaith Rally in Washington, D.C.

June 10, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A29653-2004Jun9.html

On June 10, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "More than 350 political liberals of many faiths gathered in Washington yesterday to begin what some pollsters say is a quixotic task: restoring the voice of the religious left in the nation's political debate. ' Progressive religious voices, which historically have fueled so much social change in this country, seem...

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Sikh in Close Contention for SC State Assembly

June 10, 2004

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5967_816151,001600060001.htm

On June 10, 2004 Hindustan Times reported, "Indian American Nikki Randhawa-Haley, who came within 100 votes of wining the Republican primaries for the South Carolina assembly, is ready for a one-on-one with incumbent Larry Koon in the runoff June 22. Running from the 87th District, Haley, 32, was pitted against Koon, who had earlier indicated he might not run again,...

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Hamtramck Prayer Controversy is Emblem of "Culture Wars"

June 9, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/metro/0405/20/d01-158815.htm

On June 9, 2004 The Detroit News published an editorial on the controversy over the call to prayer in Michigan: "The din surrounding the Hamtramck mosque keeps getting louder: It’s a clarion call to hate groups and provocateurs. The National Alliance, a neo-Nazi-like group whose national clubhouse is based in West Virginia, is circulating fliers to oppose the noise ordinance...

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NY Public Transit to Reconsider Employee Policy

June 9, 2004

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/mynews/ny-nysikh093841872jun09,0,7352749,print.story

On June 9, 2004 Newsday reported, "A Sikh train operator reassigned this week for wearing a turban got his old job back yesterday after NYC Transit reversed its position, officials said. 'I'm back to my regular job,' said a jubilant Kevin Harrington, the motorman on the No. 4 train who spent Monday and yesterday working out of public sight in MTA rail...

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Anti-Defamation League Deems "Safe Harbor" Provision Unconstitutional

June 9, 2004

Source: Anti-Defamation League Press Release

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/RelChStSep_90/4510_90.htm

On June 9, 2004 Anti-Defamation League Press Release reported, "A measure under consideration in Congress that would enable churches, synagogues and other houses of worship to make political endorsements is 'unconstitutional, unnecessary and bad public policy,' the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said today in a letter to members of the House Ways...

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Democrats Reconsider Progressive Religious Voice

June 9, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0609/p01s01-uspo.html

On June 9, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported that, "Since the rise of the Christian right in the 1970s, the mantle of faith-toned politics has been ceded largely to Republicans. Now a group of Democrats [are] eager to revive the historic role that religion has played in their party. It is launching a multi-year project Wednesday to amplify the religious roots of '...

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Chief Justice Ray Moore at Senate Concerning 1st Amendment Controversy

June 9, 2004

Source: First Amendment Center

Wire Service: AP

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/news.aspx?id=13505

On June 9, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "The Alabama chief justice ousted from office for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument from his courthouse urged Congress yesterday to make a clear a distinction between government’s legal acknowledgment of religion and illegal promotion of it. Moore is seeking...

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Update: Sikh Subway Driver Reassigned After Refusing to Remove Turban

June 7, 2004

Source: New York Newsday

http://www.nynewsday.com/news/local/transportation/nyc-sikh0607,0,6502198.story?coll=nyc-manheadlines-trans

On June 7, 2004 New York Newsday reported, " A Sikh subway operator recently reassigned after refusing to remove his turban began work yesterday at a train yard. 'It seems like I'm second class,' said Kevin Harrington, a former No. 4 train driver who was told by a supervisor earlier...

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Sikh Cabbies Rally Over Dress Code

June 7, 2004

Source: Daily Borough News

http://www.nydailynews.com/boroughs/story/196877p-170048c.html

On June 7, 2004 the Daily Borough News reported, "Sikh drivers for a Long Island City limousine company almost came to blows with management yesterday over demands that they trim their beards and wear specific colored turbans.

A heated argument over a dress code nearly erupted into a street brawl outside Skyline Credit Line Inc. offices., as drivers and...

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An Interfaith Leader Builds Social Bridges in Chicago

June 6, 2004

Source: The Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/falsani/cst-nws-davis06.html

On June 6, 2004 The Chicago Sun-Times reported, "For more than 20 years, the Rev. Stanley L. Davis, a longtime social justice activist and United Church of Christ minister, has been the go-to guy for all things religious in Chicago...Davis, 66, a tall, bearded wall of a man who wears his heart on his sleeve and has mischief in his eyes, recently retired as executive...

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House Shrine to Mary Sets Off Neighborhood Controversy

June 6, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2004/06/06/for_some_of_his_neighbors_cross_becomes_just_too_great_to_bear/

On June 6, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "Noel Dube was a 62-year-old commissary officer at Fort Devens the morning he says his prayers were interrupted in his backyard in Pepperell by the gentle voice of the Virgin Mary...What Dube did [in response] has evolved...

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Hindus Donate Funds from International Fair to Social Service

June 5, 2004

Source: SUR Digit@l

http://servicios.diariosur.es/pg040605/prensa/noticias/Costa/200406/05/SUR-COS-047.html

On June 5, 2004 SUR Digit@l reported, "Three representatives of the Hindu community of Fuengirola and Malaga delivered a donation of 3,000 euros to the town hall of the city yesterday with the stipulation that the money be used for social service of some kind. The money was part of the proceeds collected at the Indian booth at...

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