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Neela Banerjee

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Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) New York Times Source Jun 25, 2008

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Jun 25, 2008 Religion and Its Role Are in Dispute at the Service Academies

QUOTE: Three years after a scandal at the Air Force Academy over the evangelizing of cadets by Christian staff and faculty members, students and staff at West Point and the Naval Academy are complaining that their schools, too, have pushed religion on cadets and midshipmen.

New York Times
Mar 08, 2008 Clashing Over Church Ritual and Flag Protocol at the Naval Academy Chapel

QUOTE: Concern about the influence of conservative Christians in the military has grown since an investigation in 2005 by the Air Force found that Christian staff and faculty members at the Air Force Academy used their positions to evangelize cadets. Conservative Christian chaplains have battled the military to break with tradition and pray in Jesus’ name at military functions.

New York Times
Mar 06, 2008 District to Settle Bible Suit

QUOTE: The federal suit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the People for the American Way Foundation...It argued that the course curriculum...promoted Protestant Christianity and a specific reading of the Bible as a literal historical document.

New York Times
Feb 28, 2008 School Board to Pay in Jesus Prayer Suit

QUOTE: At [her daughter's] high school graduation in 2004, a minister’s prayer proclaiming Jesus as the only way to the truth nudged [a local woman] to ask the school board to consider more generic and less exclusionary prayers...As news of the request spread, many local Christians saw it as an effort to limit the free exercise of religion, residents said.

New York Times
Feb 16, 2008 Imprisoned, Rabbi Sues Over Space for Prayer

QUOTE: [A rabbi] who was convicted of fraudulently obtaining more than $4 million, asserts that his ability to pray...has been violated by the Bureau of Prisons’ insistence that he pray in his cell. The cell contains a toilet, making it an unclean place to pray for Jews...

New York Times
Feb 13, 2008 Religion Joins Custody Cases, to Judges’ Unease

QUOTE: Across the country, child-custody disputes in which religion is the flash point are increasing...for constitutional reasons, judges are reluctant to base their rulings primarily on the religious preferences of parents.

New York Times
Dec 18, 2007 A Midnight Service Helps African Immigrants Combat Demons

QUOTE: Those other churches might argue that such a focus on witchcraft is a relic of Africans’ old beliefs, a dangerously pagan preoccupation. But scholars say this is Christianity made profoundly African. Spiritual Warfare considers itself Pentecostal, and like many other Pentecostals, worshipers see the battle between God and Satan, or what they also call the Bible against witchcraft, shaping the world.

New York Times
Dec 08, 2007 Episcopal Diocese Votes to Secede

QUOTE: Traditionalists at home and abroad assert that the Bible describes homosexuality as an abomination, and they consider the Episcopal Church’s ordination of Bishop Robinson as the latest and most galling proof of its rejection of biblical authority.

New York Times
Aug 17, 2007 Advocates Hail Lutheran Act on Gay Clergy Members

QUOTE: The country’s largest Lutheran denomination officially bars openly gay people from the ministry. But... the denomination is urging its bishops to refrain from disciplining gay members of the clergy who are in committed same-sex relationships.

New York Times
Aug 26, 2006 Clergywomen Find Hard Path to Bigger Pulpit

QUOTE: Whether they come from theologically liberal denominations or conservative ones, black churches or white, women in the clergy still bump against...longstanding limits, preferences and prejudices within their denominations that keep them from leading bigger congregations and having the opportunity to shape the faith of more people.

New York Times
Jul 29, 2006 Families Challenging Religious Influence in Delaware Schools

QUOTE: More religion probably exists in schools now than in decades because of the role religious conservatives play in politics and the passage of certain education laws over the last 25 years, including the Equal Access Act in 1984, said Charles C. Haynes, senior scholar at the First Amendment Center, a research and education group.

New York Times
Jul 19, 2006 Report Faults Safeguards in Religion Program

QUOTE: The Bush administration’s program of financing social service initiatives run by religiously affiliated groups lacks adequate safeguards against religious discrimination and has yet to measure the performance of the groups...

New York Times
Oct 31, 2004 Jackpot Du Jour: It Pays to Quit

QUOTE: Just when you thought you'd seen it all in excessive executive pay, along comes a money grab so creative - and lavish - that it simply must have its turn in the spotlight.

New York Times
Jun 01, 2004 Many Feeling Pinch After Newest Surge in U.S. Fuel Prices

QUOTE: The [gas price] increases would have economic effects much like a new tax, a regressive one that falls particularly hard on those with the lowest incomes.

New York Times
Jun 08, 2002 New Questions On Handling of Power Prices in California

QUOTE: [Xcel Energy suggested] that three big competitors — Mirant, Duke Energy and the Williams Companies — may have schemed to drive up the price of power in California.

New York Times
Mar 01, 2002 Top G.O.P. Donors in Energy Industry Met Cheney Panel

QUOTE: Eighteen of the energy industry's top 25 financial contributors to the Republican Party advised Vice President Dick Cheney's national energy task force last year...

New York Times
Oct 21, 2001 The High, Hidden Cost of Saudi Arabian Oil

QUOTE: Because its interests were so densely intertwined with Saudi Arabia, the United States turned a blind eye to its ally's unsavory foreign liaisons and brewing domestic trouble.

New York Times
Aug 15, 2001 F.T.C. Begins Inquiry Into Unocal's Patents

QUOTE: The Federal Trade Commission has begun an investigation into whether the Unocal Corporation engaged in anti-competitive practices in developing patents for the production of cleaner-burning gasoline...

New York Times