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In a Dialogue of Faith, Hayward Sikhs and Christians Shared Worship Space

October 26, 2003

Source: The Daily Review

http://www.dailyreviewonline.com/Stories/0,1413,88~10975~1724744,00.html

On October 26, 2003 The Daily Review told the story of how Sikhs and Christians in Hayward have transformed dialogue into an opportunity to live, literally, side by side. Ranjit Singh Sabharwal, a founder of the Sikh Temple of Hayward, said that "the property on which the Sikh Temple stands could very easily have been bulldozed and sold to the highest...

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Hancock Park Residents File Suit Over Jewish "House of Worship"

October 26, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-hancock26oct26,1,3825451.story?coll=la-news-religion

On October 26, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "Orthodox Jews use of a residentially zoned house in upscale Hancock Park as a synagogue, and their plan to build another nearby, have prompted area residents to file suit... A long-running legal battle continues over Etz Chaim's right to...

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Growing Number of Latinos Are Converting to Islam

October 24, 2003

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/religion/stories/102503dnrelhispanicmuslims.66

On October 24, 2003 The Dallas Morning News reported that "a growing number of Hispanics are leaving Catholicism for Islam, for Protestant churches, for other faith traditions – or are dropping out of any religious practice. Exact numbers are impossible to come by, but some national Latino Muslim associations claim 'reverts,' their term for...

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Russian Officials Oppose Building of $10 Million Hindu Temple

October 22, 2003

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/russia/article/0,2763,1067931,00.html

On October 22, 2003 The Guardian [UK] reported that "Alfred Ford, a great-grandson of the motoring legend, Henry, has outraged the conservative Russian Orthodox Church with his plans to build a huge centre for Hare Krishna and Vedic religion worshippers in the centre of Moscow. The Orthodox Church, whose influence in Russia is rocketing since the fall of Communism eased...

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President Mbeki Meets With Religious Working Group

October 21, 2003

Source: AllAfrica Global Media

http://allafrica.com/stories/200310210471.html

On October 21, 2003 AllAfrica Global Media posted a BuaNews article that reported, "President Thabo Mbeki is meeting with the representatives of the Presidential Religious Working Group in Pretoria today. The Presidency said the meeting sought to promote meaningful interaction between the government and religious communities. President Mbeki has met with the religious group before and a...

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Rhetoric of Iraq War Reveals Religious Tensions

October 19, 2003

Source: Boston Herald

http://www2.bostonherald.com/news/international/anal10192003.htm

On October 19, 2003 the Boston Herald reported that the rhetoric of the war with Iraq shows a focus on religious issues, citing comments alledgedly made by Osama bin Laden on an audio tape, U.S. Lt. Gen. William "Jerry'" Boykin's derogatory comments about Islam and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed's anti-Semitic comments at an Islamic summit. The article quoted...

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Boykin Editorials

October 19, 2003

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/printedition/ny-livit193499803oct19,0,7735642.column

On October 19, 2003 Newsday published an editorial responding to the Boykin controversy and to the proliferation of hate speech against Muslims by born-again Christian preachers associated with the White House. According to the editorial, "it has sometimes seemed during the last two years that Sept. 11 amplified those voices so that now they are...

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U.S General Boykin's Remarks Called Offensive to Islam

October 16, 2003

Source: Associated Press

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/134/story_13423_1.html

On October 16, 2003 The Associated Press discussed the claims published by the Los Angeles Times against U.S. General Boykin, who is accused of publicly casting the war on terrorism as a religious war between Judeo-Christian values and Satan. "Senators who appeared before reporters at the Pentagon Thursday on another matter were asked about the reports. Sen. Lincoln D. Chafee, R-R.I., said...

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Residents Protest Building of Mosque in Athens

October 14, 2003

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/1014/p07s02-woeu.html

On October 14, 2003, The Christian Science Monitor ran an article on the controversy surrounding the proposal to build a mosque in Peania, a suburb of Athens [Greece], to serve the country's Muslim population and visitors during the 2004 Summer Olympics. The article highlighted the mayor of Peania's resistance to the plan: "[local mayor Paraskevas] Papacostopoulos has sought court...

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Oregon Interfaith Conference Celebrates "Golden Rule"

October 13, 2003

Source: The Daily Barometer

http://barometer.orst.edu/vnews/display.v/ART/2003/10/13/3f8accda74b15

On October 13, 2003 The Daily Barometer announced that the Second Annual Community Interfaith Conference was held this year in Corvallis under the theme "Living the Golden Rule." The event was sponsored by the Interfaith Committee of Corvallis. "'Every major religion and philosophical following in the world understands the value of treating people as you...

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Catholic Priest of Universal Solidarity Movement Visits Schools Worldwide

October 12, 2003

Source: The Indian Express

http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=65473

On October 12, 2003 The Indian Express ran a feature article on an interfaith activist Roman Catholic priest in Mumbai: "Armed with books, audio cassettes and his laptop, [Varghese] Alengaden—the director of Indore-based Universal Solidarity Movement — visits schools all over the world. He talks to teachers, students and parents to spread his message of peace and harmony....

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Update: Ten Commandments Monument in Alabama Judicial Building

October 10, 2003

Source: CNSNews.com

http://www.townhall.com/news/politics/200310/CUL20031006b.shtml

On October 10, 2003 CNSNews.com reported that "hundreds of Christians chanted, sang and prayed for the Ten Commandments on Monday, bringing their eight-day, five-state campaign to Washington, D.C., where they called on lawmakers to pay homage to the role of religion in the United States. The morning rally brought together some of the leading figures in the fight to preserve...

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