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Milwaukee's Islamic Center Hosts Interfaith Forum

October 13, 2001

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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On October 13, 2001, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that "about 180 people of many faiths and ethnic backgrounds gathere ...at Milwaukee's Islamic Center for the first of four forums the Milwaukee Association for Interfaith Relations is holding in response to the Sept.11 terrorist attacks...Panelists from Islamic, Jewish, Buddhist and Christian traditions each spoke for 15 minutes on their faith's teachings about...

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Islamic Studies Professor Speaks at Interfaith Forum

October 12, 2001

Source: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On October 12, 2001, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi', a professor of Islamic Studies and co-director of the Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at the Connecticut seminary, tried to explain the diversity within Muslim religion, culture and history...The forum, titled "Violence and the Sacred: An Interfaith Response to Recent Terrorism," attracted nearly 600 people."

Christian Tract Defaming Islam Distributed to Ohio Homes

October 12, 2001

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

On October 12, 2001, The Columbus Dispatch reported that "some members of central Ohio's Somali community say they're irate about a Christian tract distributed in the Westerville area that attacks Islam. The tract, from Chick Publications in Ontario, Calif., is in cartoon form. Panels show Muslims...threatening to kill critics or vowing to topple Christianity and take over America. Other Chick publications assert ...certain Catholic practices were inspired by Satan or by pagans; and that Jews who reject Jesus will go to hell...

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Americans Turn to Religion

October 6, 2001

Source: Omaha World-Herald

On October 6, 2001, The Omaha World-Herald reported that "as Americans in greater numbers turn to churches, synagogues and mosques for answers to the incomprehensible horror, they may find that clergy, too, mourn. They, too, are not immune to questions and doubts in sorting out the ambiguities of life and faith...Pastors say they find support in the same places they tell others to find it - in prayer, in religious study, in their faith communities and in talking with others."

Muslim Leaders, Scholars, and Community Members Clarify that Terrorism is Contrary to Islam

October 5, 2001

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

On October 5, 2001, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that "Muslim students at Grossmont College [San Diego] countered misconceptions about their religion in the wake of recent terrorist attacks by educating their classmates about Islam." Also in the area at the University of California San Diego, "Muslim, Christian, Sikh and other student organizations rallied support for the Islamic community and tried to educate each other about the similarities and differences in their faiths."

Americans Turn to Religion

October 4, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 4, 2001, The Boton Globe reported that "people of many religions have turned to faith to help cope with the pain of Sept. 11. In the weeks since the terrorist attacks on the United States, attendance at churches, synagogues and mosques south of Boston has swelled."

Interfaith Group Takes Stand Against Domestic Violence

October 4, 2001

Source: The Arizona Republic

On October 4, 2001, The Arizona Republic featured the editorial "Faith Finds Help for Abuse Victims" which stated that "Religious leaders are frequently the first persons a victim approaches for help, yet they are often poorly equipped to deal with the realities of abuse... The Religious Response to Domestic Violence, an interfaith task force drawn from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim congregations, seeks to change the climate of congregations so that victims find information, safety, and support in their faith communities; and...

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Multifaith, Interfaith Responses to Terrorist Attacks (October)

October 3, 2001

Source: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On October 3, 2001, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that "the Rev. Stephen Perotti, pastor of Brush Creek Christian Church in Cranberry, invited to his church's Sunday service a guest, Farooq Hussaini...director of interfaith relations at the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh...[to] ask Christians to seek unity in shared beliefs."

Controversy Over Public Christmas Display

October 2, 2001

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

On October 2, 2001, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that in Madison, WI, "ornaments with a religious theme might be allowed on the state Capitol holiday tree for the first time in more than a decade, a top state official said."

Supreme Court Declines to Consider Religious Discrimination and Racial Profiling Cases

October 2, 2001

Source: The Arizona Republic

On October 2, 2001, The Arizona Republic reported that "a Muslim woman will not be allowed to pursue claims that her boss violated her rights by pressuring her to stop wearing a head scarf to work." Zenib Ali said she "was told in 1996 to stop wearing the scarf at work or she would be transferred to a position with less customer interaction...She said her religion requires her head to be covered in the presence of men who are not family members...The Supreme Court declined on Monday to consider reinstating Zeinab Ali's lawsuit...

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Multifaith, Interfaith Responses to Terrorist Attacks (October)

October 1, 2001

Source: Newsday

On October 1, 2001, Newsday reported that "Hundreds of Queens residents gathered...for a solemn and, at times, spirited multifaith service honoring World Trade Center victims. Reflecting the borough's diversity, representatives of virtually every major global religion delivered remarks, including Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Buddhist."

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