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Spiritual Center in Ithaca Home to Many Religions

January 19, 2005

Source: The Ithaca Journal

http://www.theithacajournal.com/news/stories/20050119/localnews/1886821.html

On January 19, 2005 The Ithaca Journal reported, "located on Turkey Hill Road in Ithaca [NY], the Foundation of Light offers a unique spiritual experience for local residents who are looking for an environment that is accepting of all religious and nonreligious denominations. In the early 1970s, the Foundation of Light was established by Mabel...

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British Education Chief Angered Many with Comments about Single Faith Schools

January 18, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,2763,1392831,00.html

On January 18, 2005 The Guardian reported, "The head of the government's education watchdog prompted an angry reaction from Muslim leaders yesterday after claiming that the growth of Islamic faith schools posed a challenge to the coherence of British society.

In a deliberate intervention criticised as 'irresponsible' and 'derogatory' by senior Muslim...

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Coalition Unites to Stop Hate Speech

January 15, 2005

Source: Muslim Civil Rights Center Press Release

http://www.mcrcnet.org/ENewsletters/ENews_details_2004.htm

On January 15, 2005 a Muslim Civil Rights Center Press Release reported, "following intense pressure from community groups spearheaded by the Muslim Public Affairs Council, a Santa Monica, CA storeowner agreed to remove signs from her store windows which called Palestinians 'Gaza cockroaches' and Islam a 'pig faith.' Bunnie Meyers also stated her intention...

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Judge Denies Atheist's Law Suit over Inaugural Prayers

January 14, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/159/story_15948_1.html

On January 14, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "an atheist who tried to remove 'under God' from the Pledge of Allegiance lost a bid Friday to bar the saying of a Christian prayer at President Bush's inauguration. U.S. District Judge John Bates said Michael Newdow had no legal basis to pursue his claim because he could not show he would suffer...

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Religions Vie for Roles in Tsunami Relief Effort

January 13, 2005

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/159/story_15939_1.html

On January 13, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Muslim radicals are handing out Qurans with the bags of rice and sugar they distribute to tsunami victims. Christian aid groups have also rushed in, quietly promising salvation in this predominantly Islamic region but fearful their presence could spark sectarian violence. Across the Indian...

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Evolution Stickers Ordered Removed fromTextbooks

January 13, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/159/story_15938_1.html

On January 13, 2005 the Associated Press reported, " federal judge Thursday ordered a suburban Atlanta school system to remove stickers from its high school biology textbooks that call evolution 'a theory, not a fact,' saying the disclaimers are an unconstitutional endorsement of religion... U.S. District Judge Clarence Cooper said. The stickers...

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America’s Faiths Rally in Tsunami Relief Effort

January 13, 2005

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/features/20050113-9999-1c13wrapup.html

On January 13, 2005 The San Diego Union-Tribune reported, "In the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami has come a faith-based response of unprecedented aid, ongoing prayers and questions of why. The outpouring includes millions of dollars from Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, Jews and other faiths touched by this catastrophe and...

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Tsunami Unites But Also Divides People Along Religious and Ethnic Lines

January 12, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/12/international/worldspecial4/12religion.html?pagewanted=all

On January 12, 2005 The New York Times reported, "Across nations and religions there has been a search for explanations of not only why the tsunami came but why it killed some and not others - and a vibrant, sometimes virulent cottage industry is supplying them. Some discern a lesson that humanity should unite...

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'Bible As Literature and History' Course Dropped from High School Curriculum

January 11, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/159/story_15926_1.html

On January 11, 2005 Beliefnet reported, "a rural school district will not offer a religious group's Bible class as an elective high school course, ending a yearlong debate. The school board in Frankenmuth, about 75 miles north of Detroit, decided with one dissenting vote Monday to not offer the 'Bible As Literature and History' class at Frankenmuth High School, following the recommendation of...

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Christian Groups Protest Banning of Crosses Along Inaugural Parade Route

January 11, 2005

Source: Star-Telegram

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/nation/10617038.htm

On January 11, 2005 the Star-Telegram reported, "secret Service agents protecting President Bush along the inaugural-parade route Jan. 20 will be on the lookout not only for guns and explosives but also for coffins and crosses. The ban on crosses is drawing criticism from the director of the Christian Defense Coalition, which has carried large wooden crosses in pro-life demonstrations. 'It is...

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Newdow's Inaugural Prayer Lawsuit Snubbed by Bush Team

January 11, 2005

Source: The Washington Times

http://washingtontimes.com/national/20050110-095925-1503r.htm

On January 11, 2005 The Washington Times reported, "a California atheist's lawsuit to prevent Christian clergy from praying in the presidential inauguration should be dismissed because it is a recycled case about an issue that does not violate the U.S. Constitution, attorneys for President Bush said. 'There is no reason to 'reverse course' and abandon a widely accepted,...

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NY Church Holds Interfaith Service for World Peace

January 10, 2005

Source: The Journal News

http://www.thejournalnews.com/newsroom/011005/b05w10dedication.html

On January 10, 2005 The Journal News reported, "Religious leaders assembled yesterday to proclaim world peace and foster an understanding of people's differences and common bonds. Nine colorful batik banners with symbols representing the world's major religions and cultures were unveiled during a morning service at Memorial United Methodist Church. The flags...

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Religion Goes to Work with Interfaith and Immigrant Religions

January 9, 2005

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/charlotte/business/special_packages/newbank/10602085.htm

On January 9, 2005 The Charlotte Observer reported, "through a seminar series called Leaders Lighthouse, [Glenn] Love teaches companies to practice 'servant leadership' and to identify employees' individual talents... Love and legions of believers like him are marching their religious beliefs, and practices, into the...

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Evangelical Groups Mix Humanitarian Aid and Missionary Work

January 8, 2005

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/bal-te.md.missionary08jan08,1,6917267.story

On January 8, 2005 The Baltimore Sun reported, "Some evangelical groups are mixing Christian missionary work with humanitarian aid in countries ravaged by the tsunamis and earthquake, a provocative approach shunned by the majority of faith-based relief organizations. Spreading faith this way can antagonize the people...

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