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Tufts reinstates Christian ministry accused of discrimination

Religious Liberty
by Leigh Jones
Posted 12/06/12, 02:00 pm

Student religious groups should not have to appoint leaders who do not share their beliefs, a student judiciary at Tufts University announced on Wednesday.

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The cross returns

Religious Liberty | A long legal battle over the Mojave Desert monument comes to a happy end
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 11/16/12, 01:00 am

Hardy supporters reinstated a World War I memorial cross in the Mojave Desert on Veterans Day—after a 13-year battle over the constitutionality of a religious symbol on federal ground.

More than 100 people showed up for the ceremony—including cross caretakers Henry and Wanda Sandoz, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), attorneys from the Liberty Institute, and an honor guard.

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A promise kept

Religious Liberty | Henry and Wanda Sandoz have endured years of controversy and court battles to keep a cross honoring World War I veterans standing in the Mojave Desert
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 11/08/12, 04:46 pm

It has been a decade since 68-year-old Wanda Sandoz last saw the 6-foot-tall pipe cross standing out in the sparse Mojave Desert Preserve in Cima, Calif., a memorial to the fallen soldiers of World War I. She remembers when she used to pass by the landmark four times a day when she was a school bus driver.

“I loved seeing it there, and I’m glad that I’d already retired when the box went on it,” she said, referring to the plywood container that covered the cross for eight years before the entire symbol was stolen in 2010.

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