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Catholic Diversity Evident in Educational Offerings

June 24, 2003

Source: The Syndey Morning Herald

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/06/23/1056220542342.html

On June 24, 2003 The Syndey Morning Herald reported that "one in four Australians is a Catholic, but within this dominant religion there are schools to suit every sub-set of believer. Where Catholic schools once divided between rich schools run by religious orders and the cheaper "systemic" school, Sydney now has schools for Maronite, Melkite and Armenian Catholics...

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Diverse Catholic Schools Signal "Growing Religious Pluralism" in New South Wales

June 24, 2003

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/06/23/1056220542342.html

On June 24, 2003 the Sydney Morning Herald reported that "The Maronites (Lebanese Catholics), Melkites (mainly Syrians who follow the Byzantine rite) and Armenian Catholics join other ethno-religious schools for Islamic, Jewish, Greek and Coptic Orthodox students in Sydney's diverse educational offerings. Brian Croke, executive director of the Catholic Education...

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Interfaith Group Supports Muslims in Building a Mosque

June 24, 2003

Source: Marshfield News Herald

http://www.wisinfo.com/newsherald/mnhlocal/278100915729824.shtml

On June 24, 2003 Marshfield News Herald reported that "members of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths who have joined together to advocate for tolerance of different cultures, races and religions say they are backing an effort by Muslims in Marshfield to build a mosque to serve north central Wisconsin... Members of Marshfield Social Justice, which was formed...

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Interfaith Discussion of Abrahamic Faiths

June 21, 2003

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/living/6152367.htm

On June 21, 2003 The Kansas City Star reported that "not long after 9/11, evangelist Franklin Graham stated publicly that in his opinion Muslims worship a god different from the one worshipped by Christians or Jews. The national debate set off by those remarks continues today... This discussion is limited to these faiths because each believes there is only one God, and all...

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Polling Data Shows Religion Not a Major Factor in Upcoming Presidential Elections

June 21, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

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On June 21, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "the religion of neither Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.), an observant Jew, nor President Bush, a born-again Protestant, will have much effect on voters in the 2004 election, according to a nationwide poll by Quinnipiac University in Connecticut... Most respondents, 85%, said Lieberman's religion would make no difference in voting decisions...

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The Pluralism Project Recognized by Webby Awards

June 21, 2003

Source: Dallas Morning News

http://www.kansas.com/mld/eagle/6136000.htm

On June 21, 2003 the Dallas Morning News reported that "in recognition of the radical changes in the American religious landscape of the past 30 years, [The Pluralism Project, Webby-award winning Web site developed by Diana L. Eck at Harvard University] was initiated to study and document religious communities, particularly those of immigrant communities... Through...

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First African-American Pastor to Serve Congress

June 21, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A15123-2003Jun20.html

On June 21, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "for a quarter-century, and most recently as the U.S. Navy's chief of chaplains, [Pastor Barry C.] Black has led interfaith services on aircraft carriers and destroyers and counseled sailors, Marines and Coast Guard personnel on spiritual and personal matters. Now, after retirement from the military Aug. 15,...

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ADL Condemns Southern Baptist Leader for Comparison of Judaism to " Deadly Tumor"

June 19, 2003

Source: The Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/presrele/ChJew_31/4272_31.asp

On June 19, 2003 The Anti-Defamation League reported that "The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned as 'outrageous and offensive' the remarks of a Southern Baptist leader who, in calling for renewed attempts to proselytize Jews, compared Judaism to a potentially 'deadly tumor...' In a speech June 16 to the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship, a gathering of Messianic Jews, Al...

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Interfaith "Abrahamic Dialogues" Occur across the Nation

June 19, 2003

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0619/p17s01-lire.html

On June 19, 2003 The Christian Science Monitor reported that "since Sept. 11, most Americans have become starkly aware of the great gaps in understanding and heightened tensions among Muslims, Christians, and Jews at home and abroad. Recognizing the need to build bridges and to strengthen moderate voices, many are experimenting with new forms of what some call 'Abrahamic...

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Press Release by Americans United for Separation of Church and State

June 17, 2003

Source: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

http://www.au.org/press/pr030617.htm

On June 17, 2003 the Americans United for Separation of Church and State reported that "Congressional leaders are trying to force a bill through Congress that would permit religious discrimination in staffing of Head Start and jeopardize the positions of thousands of teachers and parent volunteers... The popular tax-funded program is designed to provide academic instruction and health-care...

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Baptist Convention Speaker Denounces Islam

June 17, 2003

Source: Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/local/archives/03/06/34508659.shtml

On June 17, 2003 the Tennessean reported that "one year after the Rev. Jerry Vines generated a year's worth of controversy by calling the founder of Islam 'a demon-possessed pedophile,' Ergun Caner, a theology professor from Criswell College in Dallas, picked up where Vines left off... Caner, a Turkish immigrant who converted to Christianity as a child, spoke to pastors at the...

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Interfaith Activity in Dutchess County, NY

June 15, 2003

Source: Poughkeepsie Journal

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/sunday/localnews/stories/lo061503s12_p.shtml

On June 15, 2003 the Poughkeepsie Journal reported that "Dutchess County [NY] truly is a melting pot of religious faiths -- and religious tolerance... 'In many ways the county is very diverse and it breeds tolerance,' said Michael Tori, a religion professor at Marist College... The county may be nearly three-fourths Roman Catholic, but...

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