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At Oklahoma State University, Hillel Program Targets Diversity

November 14, 2003

Source: The Daily Barometer

http://barometer.orst.edu/vnews/display.v/ART/2003/11/14/3fb50806cf01f

On November 14, 2003 The Daily Barometer reported on the Hillel chapter currently serving Jewish students at Oklahoma State University. Attempting to keep meals kosher and scheduling important events around meaningful holidays are some of the groups primary concerns. Yet increasingly, the OSU Hillel is aiming to educate students on the presence of...

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Proposed Ban on Religious Symbols Would Outlaw Veil in Schools

November 14, 2003

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1084548,00.html

On November 14, 2003 The Guardian reported, "France edged a step closer yesterday to outlawing Muslim veils in schools after a cross-party commission of MPs [Members of Parilament] backed legislation to ban all visible symbols of religious conviction from state-run institutions. The decision by the 31-member commission is sure to inflame an already heated debate...

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Director of Interfaith Affairs Resigns from Anti-Defamation League

November 14, 2003

Source: The Jewish Week

http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=8709

On November 14, 2003 The Jewish Week reported that "in an unexpected development that could set back relations between Jews and other faiths, Dr. Eugene Korn, who has been making national headlines criticizing Mel Gibson’s controversial Jesus movie, is no longer director of interfaith affairs for the Anti-Defamation League. It is the second departure of a national...

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Response to Removal of Judge Roy Moore From Post

November 13, 2003

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/RelChStSep_90/4403_90.htm

On November 13, 2003 Anti-Defamation League reported that they "welcomed the decision by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary to remove Roy Moore from his position as Alabama's Chief Justice.� The Court ruled unanimously that Justice Moore should be removed because of his outright defiance of a federal court order directing him to remove a huge granite monument of the Ten Commandments...

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Europeans Disagree About Mentioning Religious Heritage in Constitution

November 12, 2003

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/12/international/europe/12LETT.html?ex=10

On November 12, 2003 The New York Times reported that "added to all the other divisions bedeviling what is called the European project are disputes over whether God and Christianity ought to be inserted into the draft of the European constitution, from which both are now excluded...Ultimately, the question is how best to give expression to European...

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President of Union Theological Seminary Calls for a "Working Religious Pluralism"

November 12, 2003

Source: Columbia Daily Spectator

http://www.columbiaspectator.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2003/11/12/3fb2063bc8630

On November 12, 2003 the Columbia Daily Spectator reported that "Dr. Joseph Haugh, president of the Union Theological Seminary, delivered a speech last night proposing a philosophy of religious pluralism that would have all people working together toward peace and justice. In his address entitled 'The Limitations of Religious Tolerance...

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American Quakers' Initiative Will Document Violations of Immigrant Rights

November 11, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-immigration11nov11,1,7749564.story

On November 11, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "American Quakers launched a $2.4-million initiative Monday to document and challenge abuses of immigrant rights, which they argue have escalated during the national war on terrorism. The initiative, announced in San Diego by the Quakers' American Friends Service Committee, will encourage...

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Interfaith Gathering Commemorates Renaming of Street After Mother Teresa

November 10, 2003

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?msid=275122

On November 10, 2003 The Times of India reported, "From next year, Park Street will be known as Mother Teresa Sarani. Mayor Subrata Mukherjee announced the decision formally on Sunday...Earlier in the day, members from various walks of life joined a prayer for Mother Teresa. From Amritsar and Barrackpore to Chandernagore and Dakshineshwar...

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Italians Upset Over Judge's Ruling to Remove Crucifix from Schools

November 10, 2003

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/1110/p07s01-woeu.html

On November 10, 2003 The Christian Science Monitor reported that "the influx of foreigners in recent years, many of them Muslim, is rapidly changing the cultural makeup of this Roman Catholic country [Italy]...Italians were outraged when a judge ruled that crosses should be removed from classroom walls out of respect for Muslim pupils. In the normally quiet town of Ofena in central...

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African Leaders Discuss Religious Influences in Political Instabilities

November 10, 2003

Source: AllAfrica Global Media

http://allafrica.com/stories/200311110145.html

On November 10, 2003 AllAfrica Global Media reported, "[A]t the 10th Ordinary Intergovernmental Authority on Development summit in Kampala, Uganda, [political leaders discussed] stalemated thorny issues such as the Somali peace process and Ethiopia-Eritrea border tensions...there are the ominous implications of the recent murders of two British nationals outside Hargeisa, the capital of normally...

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A Battle for Truth or a Battle for Converts? Church Flyer Sets Off Controversy in Akron, OH

November 6, 2003

Source: The Beacon-Journal

http://www.ohio.com/mld/beaconjournal/7195534.htm

On November 6, 2003 The Beacon-Journal reported that in Akron, Ohio last week The Chapel, a highly regarded nondenominational church, found itself at the center of controversy when they distributed fliers, advertising that a class on Islam would instruct Christians on "'how to be more effective in our spiritual battle for the hearts and souls of our Muslim neighbors.' Practically speaking,...

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Ten Commandments Controversy in Duluth City, MN

November 6, 2003

Source: Duluth News Tribune

http://www.duluthsuperior.com/mld/duluthsuperior/news/7195881.htm

On November 6, 2003 Duluth News Tribune reported that "the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union wants the Ten Commandments monument removed from the front lawn of Duluth City Hall. The organization mailed letters in September to its Duluth membership, seeking plaintiffs to help pressure the city to remove the 7-foot stone or perhaps to seek a court order for its...

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