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Chafee declares May 1 'Day of Reason'

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Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed a proclamation declaring a ``Day of Reason'' in Rhode Island.
       
The proclamation declares May 1 the Day of Reason. The Humanists of Rhode Island and the Secular Coalition for Rhode Island say they requested it.
       
The proclamation says the application of reason has ``proven to offer hope for human survival upon Earth by cultivating intelligent, moral and ethical interaction among people.''
       
The groups say they're planning events to coincide with the National Day of Reason. The events are also being held in parallel with the National Day of Prayer, on the same day. They say the Day of Reason aims to raise awareness about the ``persistent threat'' to the separation of church and state.
       
A Chafee spokeswoman says he signed a similar proclamation last year.

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