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  • Repairers of the Breach Announces MultiState Tour
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    Faith and Morality in Politics

    Religious leaders held a news conference in to kick off a national tour calling on the faith community to take a more active role in politics. They called on leaders to address the policies…

  • 2004 Democratic National Convention Day 2 Evening
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    2004 Democratic National Convention, Day 2 Evening

    On the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Boston, MA, party leaders, former presidential candidates and others spoke about Senator John Kerry’s candidacy and building on the unity and…

  • Panel Discussion on Religion and Political Activism
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    Panel Discussion on Religion and Political Activism

    Panelists talked about how religious belief, religious institutions, and religious people came to be seen as essential to social freedom in African American life and political history. “The New…

  • Ed Bradley Memorial Service
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    Ed Bradley Memorial Service

    Dignitaries, journalists, and family paid tribute to the life and career of Ed Bradley at his memorial service at Riverside Church in New York. The service featured several musical tributes and…

  • Budget Outlook
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    Budget Outlook

    Participants talked to reporters about the president’s proposed budget, assistance to the needy, faith-based programs, and maintaining moral standards in the U.S. through progressive policy…

  • Rally Against Poverty
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    Rally Against Poverty

    Speakers addressed a variety of issues relating to the problem of poverty in the U.S. They discussed current and former government policies, education, health care, job training, investment…

  • Former President Remarks
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    Former President Remarks

    Former President Clinton talked to parishioners at the Riverside Church on the eve of the Republican National Convention in New York City. Among the topics he addressed were the political…

  • Take Back America Conference
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    Take Back America Conference

    Campaign for America’s Future hosted a “Take Back America” conference at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel. This portion of the program featured speeches by politicians, activists, and…

  • emWar Talkem
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    War Talk

    Arundhati Roy talked about her book War Talk, published by South End Press. It is a collection of essays covering such topics as India-Pakistan relations, religious fundamentalism, and President Bush’s…

  • Role of the Church in Black America Morning
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    Role of the Church in Black America, Morning

    Ministers and leaders of the African-American community spoke about the role and influence of the church in African-American society and culture. Among the issues they addressed were the…

  • Black Americas Vision Morning Session
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    Black America's Vision, Morning Session

    In a forum titled, “Where Do We Go From Here?: Chaos or Community? Black America’s Vision for Healing, Harmony and Higher Ground,” black leaders talked about African-American issues since…

  • New York City Prayer Service
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    New York City Prayer Service

    New York political leaders and leaders of several different religions in the U.S. conducted a prayer service in Yankee Stadium for victims and families of those killed or missing in the…

  • Spirituality and Community
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    Spirituality and Community

    Participants discussed various religious theologies and faiths as they related to contemporary issues and the global community. Among the issues addressed were religious exclusivity,…

  • Memorial Service for Kwame Ture
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    Memorial Service for Kwame Ture

    Mr. Farrakahn and others paid tribute to civil rights leader Kwame Ture, formerly known as Stokely Carmichael, who died the previous November in Guinea.

  • Race Religion and Democracy
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    Race, Religion and Democracy

    Panelists discussed the continuing relationship between the concepts of race, religion and democracy in U.S. society. They examined how these concepts are used by various groups. They also…

  • Peace Rally in Washington DC
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    Peace Rally in Washington, D.C.

    Protesters opposed to U.S. participation in the Persian Gulf War held a rally in Washington, DC.