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Buddhist Abess Brings Vision to Zen Monastery in CA

April 29, 2004

Source: The ContraCosta Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/8547684.htm

On April 29, 2004 The ContraCosta Times reported "Jian Pin Shi had her whole life mapped out in front of her. Born and raised in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, she obtained bachelor's and master's degrees in English literature from two of the nation's top universities. English literature was her passion; she longed to share her knowledge through teaching. But a visit to Ling Chuan...

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Soccer Player Told to Remove Headscarf, Referee Could Face Disciplinary Action

April 28, 2004

Source: Canada.com

http://www.canada.com/search/story.html?id=7ad65f19-16c4-4d45-8227-a7670053dadd

On April 28, 2004 Canada.com posted an Associated Press article that reported, "A female soccer player was told she could not play for her local team unless she removed her Islamic head scarf, officials said Monday. Afifa Saad, who has tried out for the Victorian state team, played for the South Melbourne Women's Soccer Club wearing her...

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In Washington, Thousands Join in Pro-Choice March

April 25, 2004

Source: Woman's e-News

http://www.womensenews.com/article.cfm/dyn/aid/1803/context/archive

On April 25, 2004 Woman's e-News reported, "An unprecedented number of pro-choice activists protesting the government's persistent effort to chip away at women's health and reproductive rights gave New York Senator Hillary Clinton a rousing welcome earlier today on the national mall. Saying that the last national reproductive rights march in 1992 had ushered in...

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Responding to Controversy, Kerry Says Religion Should Stay Out of Politics

April 23, 2004

Source: The Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/latestnews/pm19496_20040423.htm

On April 23, 2004 The Detroit Free Press reported, "Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's campaign said Friday that religion should not be an issue in U.S. politics after a top Vatican official said Catholic politicians who support abortion rights should be denied communion. Cardinal Francis Arinze would not comment specifically about Kerry, who is Catholic and...

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Interfaith Alliance Rejects Proposed Marriage Amendment

April 22, 2004

Source: The Interfaith Alliance

http://www.interfaithalliance.org/News/News.cfm?ID=5333&c=37

On April 22, 2004 The Interfaith Alliance reported, "Today, The Interfaith Alliance, the nation’s largest interfaith organization called on the United States Congress to reject a proposed amendment to the Constitution, known as the Federal Marriage Amendment." The organization released a statement saying, in part: "As a mainstream religious organization of over...

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Opinion: Ban of Religious Symbols Creates More Problems Than It Solves

April 21, 2004

Source: National Review

http://www.nationalreview.com/stuttaford/stuttaford200404210855.asp

On April 21, 2004 the National Review ran an opinion piece by Andrew Stuttaford on the recent ban of religious symbols in French public schools, which he sees as an attempt by the French government to provide a "quick fix" to the problem of rising religious fundamentalism which he argues that the government has itself fostered by not integrating immigrant Muslims...

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Editorial: American Muslim Institutions Are Out of Touch With Islam

April 21, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0421/p09s02-coop.html

On April 21, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported in an editorial, "Most Muslim American institutions today, from local mosques to national advocacy groups, reflect an ultraconservative Muslim agenda not shared by most within their community, which at an estimated 6 million now equals the size of the American Jewish community. The Washington-based Committee on American...

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Education Ministry Formulates Guidelines for Implementation of Religious Symbols Ban

April 21, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/144/story_14480_1.html

On April 21, 2004 Beliefnet.com ran an Associated Press article that reported, "A law banning Islamic headscarves in French public schools could add bandanas, seen by some Muslims as a substitute for a full head covering, to the black list of forbidden dress. Or maybe not. A document on implementing the law, made public Wednesday by the Education Ministry, is so imprecise that one...

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French Muslims Raise Funds to Send Veiled Girls to Private Schools in Sept.

April 11, 2004

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V6717.AP-France-Muslim-M.html

On April 11, 2004 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, "Tens of thousands of French Muslims flocked to Le Bourget airport over the weekend to pray, shop--and vent their frustration over a new law banning girls from wearing Muslim headscarves to school. With the ban set to take effect at the...

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Justice Dept Intervenes on Behalf of Muslim Student in School Headscarf Case

April 2, 2004

Source: International Herald Tribune

http://www.iht.com/articles/513035.html

On April 2, 2004 the International Herald Tribune reported, "The hallways of Benjamin Franklin Science Academy in quiet Muskogee, Oklahoma, are far from those of the tough, lower-class Paris suburbs where the battle was fought on the right of Muslim girls to wear religiously mandated head scarves...The Justice Department is intervening on the side of a sixth-grade Muslim girl, Nashala Hearn, who has been...

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