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Activists Protest Dornan's Anti-Islamic Comments

March 2, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/pilot/news/la-dpt-dornan28feb28,1,6029556.story

On March 2, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Human rights activists protested what they called the 'hate-filled rhetoric' from Republican congressional candidate Robert Dornan outside Huntington Beach City Hall on Friday. Protesters, unfazed by Dornan supporters' screams and shaking fists, showed up to support the Council on...

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Court Rules: Catholic Charities Must Pay for Birth Control

March 2, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/02/national/02CHAR.html

On March 2, 2004 The New York Times reported that "the California Supreme Court ruled Monday that Catholic Charities must provide its employees in California with medical coverage for birth control, in spite of its religious objections to contraception. The ruling has sweeping implications for religion-based nonprofit organizations and hospitals throughout the state and could influence...

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Faith Leaders Discuss Religion and the Press

February 29, 2004

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/articles/8/124947-8428-131.html

On February 29, 2004 The Indianapolis Star published an editorial by Dennis Ryerson, editor of the Star. Ryerson wrote concerning a recent discussion about religion and the press he held with a group of 30 individuals including conservative evangelicals and moderate to liberal Methodists, Jews, Muslims, Catholics and Baptists. They asked that the Star remain a secular newspaper...

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In the Gay Marriage Debate, Both Sides Seek Support From Black Clergy

February 29, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/01/national/01CHUR.html?pagewanted=1

On February 29, 2004 The New York Times reported, "As debate escalates around same-sex marriage, advocates on both sides are busily seeking support from the same source: black clergy members. Though their pitches are polar opposites, their motives are largely the same. Each seeks the perceived moral authority and the sheen of civil rights that black religious...

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Interfaith Leader Fights Against Discrimination of Same-Sex Marriages

February 29, 2004

Source: The Northwest Indiana Times

http://www.thetimesonline.com/articles/2004/02/29/news/region_and_state/3c692497dad1297986256e490013a337.txt

On February 29, 2004 The Northwest Indiana Times reported, "As much as many people would like to sweep it back into the closet, the gay marriage debate has swept the nation -- and the fallout didn't spare Northwest Indiana this week... On Thursday, Jeff Miner, an...

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On Bay Harbor Islands, A Woman Fasts While a Region Struggles With Competing Decorations

February 29, 2004

Source: The Miami Bureau

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-dholiday29feb29,0,7016171.story?coll=sfla-home-headlines

On February 29, 2004 The Miami Bureau reported,"In an effort to maintain harmony between two dominant religions, the Bay Harbor Islands town council sparked a battle that has lingered long after the holiday decorations came down. For years the 5,000-member community lined...

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St. Paul Police Reach Out to Somali Immigrants

February 28, 2004

Source: Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/local/8061874.htm

On February 28, 2004 the Pioneer Press reported, "St. Paul police officers are learning how to say, 'Booliis baan ahay' and 'Ma dhibataa jirta?' to encourage trust between the department and members of the Somali community. The first means 'I am the police,' in Somali, and the second translates into, 'Is there a problem.' Other waves of immigrants to St. Paul, including...

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Interfaith Alliance of Hawaii Recognized for Advocacy Work

February 28, 2004

Source: The Star-Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2004/02/28/news/story11.html

On February 28, 2004 The Star-Bulletin reported, "the Interfaith Alliance of Hawaii won a national award last night for advocacy work that 'exemplifies that religion can be a constructive force in public life.' Four Hawaii members of the organization accepted the award at the national conference of the Interfaith Alliance at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago. The Bishop P. Francis Murphy...

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Montana's Muslims Reach Out

February 27, 2004

Source: The Missoulian

http://www.missoulian.com/articles/2004/02/23/news/local/news05.txt

On February 27, 2004 The Missoulian reported, "Muslim cultural understanding will be the focus of an upcoming event sponsored by the University of Montana. During the week of March 8 -14, UM's Muslim Student Association and the Office of International Programs will host a weeklong program called 'Expanding Horizons.' Events will include educational programs and...

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Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on the Pledge of Allegiance

February 27, 2004

Source: Religion and Ethics Newsweekly

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week726/cover.html

On February 27, 2004 the Religion and Ethics Newsweekly reported, "In late March the Supreme Court is to hear oral arguments in the case of an atheist, Michael Newdow, who wants the words 'under God' removed from the Pledge of Allegiance. The pledge was written in the late nineteenth century, but it wasn't until 1954, during the Cold War against communism, that...

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