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Judge Orders Pagan Divorcees to Avoid Exposing Son to Religious Rituals

May 26, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2005505260481

On May 26, 2005 The Indianapolis Star reported, "an Indianapolis father is appealing a Marion County judge's unusual order that prohibits him and his ex-wife from exposing their child to 'non-mainstream religious beliefs and rituals.'

The parents practice Wicca, a contemporary pagan religion that emphasizes a balance in nature and reverence for the earth...

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North Carolina Pastor Apologizes for Offensive Sign

May 25, 2005

Source: WFMY News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.wfmynews2.com/news/local_state/local_article.aspx?storyid=41815

On May 25, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A North Carolina pastor is apologizing to Muslims for a sign in front of his church that said, 'The Koran needs to be flushed.' A now-retracted Newsweek story alleging US interrogators flushed Islam's holy book down a toilet triggered demonstrations in...

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"In God We Trust" Takes its Place as the Next Church-State Debate

May 25, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0523/p02s02-uspo.html

On May 25, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "the words appear on every dollar bill and US coin. They are displayed at the entrance to the US Senate and above the Speaker's chair in the House. But when local officials in North Carolina placed 'In God We Trust' on the front of the Davidson County Government Center, they soon found themselves in federal court facing a...

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Inquiry to be Launched After Air Force Chaplain's Dismissal

May 24, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/24/politics/24academy.html?oref=login

On May 24, 2005 The New York Times reported, "the Department of Defense inspector general's office is looking into accusations that a chaplain at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs was dismissed from her administrative job and given orders to transfer to a base in Japan because she had criticized the religious proselytizing of academy cadets. An Air...

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Op Ed Weighs in on the Mayor Recall Controversy

May 24, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2005/metro/0505/24/B01-191206.htm

On May 24, 2005 The Detroit News reported, "we used to worry about Christmas decorations going up too early. But in suburban Troy, the mega-event may be National Day of Prayer 2006 -- the follow-up to this year's celebrated clash over religion and politics... Even as a person with pronounced tolerance-mongering tendencies, I recognize that the National Day of Prayer people have...

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Decalogue Display Returns to Elkhart County

May 24, 2005

Wire Service: AP

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/fortwayne/news/local/11724746.htm

On May 24, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "a framed copy of the Ten Commandments is hanging again in the Elkhart County building with copies of other historical documents.

A brief ceremony to mark the occasion took place Monday before the county commissioners’ weekly meeting.

'We stood staunch in our resolution that this hang in the office...

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Church Sign States "Koran Needs to be Flushed"

May 24, 2005

Source: The Digital Courier

http://www.thedigitalcourier.com/articles/2005/05/24/news/news01.txt

On May 24, 2005 The Digital Courier reported, "A sign in front of a Baptist church on one of the most traveled highways in the county stirred controversy over religious tolerance and first-amendment rights this weekend. A sign in front of Danieltown Baptist Church, located at 2361 U.S. 221 south reads 'The Koran needs to be flushed,' and the Rev. Creighton...

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Tsunami Relief Work Stalled by Row between Hindu and Christian Groups

May 24, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4574799.stm

On May 24, 2005 BBC News reported, "Five months after the tsunami hit the southern coast of India, relief work has stalled in the southern state of Kerala after a row between Hindu and Christian groups. Right-wing Hindu groups are angry at the local administration for allowing Christian organisations to participate in the reconstruction of homes for the tsunami victims. They allege...

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Religious Progressives Encouraged by Judicial Nominations Fight

May 24, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/167/story_16739_1.html

On May 24, 2005 Beliefnet reported, "six months after the November elections left them defeated and demoralized, progressive religious groups by most measures continue to be outpaced and drowned out by well-organized conservative groups. Yet progressive leaders say the fight over judicial nominations has shown they are making measured progress in moderating the influence of conservative...

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Troy Mayors Caught in Recall Effort

May 23, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2005/metro/0505/23/B01-190035.htm

On May 23, 2005 The Detroit News reported, "the National Day of Prayer, designed to bring people together, continues to divide Troy after a citizens' group filed recall petitions against two top city officials over the way they handled the event. And there appears to be no end to the prayer day controversy: A resident has already reserved the city's prime gathering spot for next...

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University Meditation Room in Flint Becomes Contested Space

May 23, 2005

Source: The Flint Journal

http://www.mlive.com/news/fljournal/index.ssf?/base/news-29/111686171918890.xml

On May 23, 2005 The Flint Journal reported, "a room for peaceful reflection and prayer at the University of Michigan-Flint has become anything but. Instead, Room 386 at the University Center - known as the Meditation Room - is at the heart of a months-long religious dispute between Muslim and non-Muslim students. The non-Muslims began...

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Books Explore "New Alliances" in Christian-Jewish Relations

May 22, 2005

Source: The Jerusalem Post

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull%26cid=1116728302808

On May 22, 2005 The Jerusalem Post reported, "Rabbi 'Yitz' Greenberg, consistently on the radical wing of traditional Judaism, has written what may in time be regarded as a truly groundbreaking book on the possibilities of a new Jewish-Christian encounter. Jews and Christians must think 'out of the box' if they...

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Interfaith Coalition Forms to Fight Hunger

May 20, 2005

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/society/1597/section/interfaith.leaders.unite.against.hunger/1.htm

On May 20, 2005 The Christian Post reported, "More than 40 heads of state representing more than 100 million people of faith will be gathering next month for an interfaith convocation that religious leaders say will be unprecedented in U.S. religious history. Hunger No More, an interfaith...

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