Confucianism

No to Exams on Lunar New Year

January 13, 2004

Source: Sing Tao Daily

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1220

On January 13, 2004 Sing Tao Daily reported, "By scheduling mid-year exams on Lunar New Year’s Day, some New York public high schools have incensed the Chinese community. On Jan. 13, under pressure from the community, Joel Klein, chancellor of the NYC Department of Education (DOE), sent letters to school principals asking them to rearrange exam dates for students who’d like to...

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Catholic and Jewish Leaders Call for an End to Middle East Conflict

December 22, 2003

Source: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

http://www.nccbuscc.org/comm/archives/2003/03-242.htm

On December 22, 2003 the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops reported that delegates of The National Council of Synagogues and The U.S. Catholic Bishops Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs met on December 11, 2003, at St. Marys Seminary and University in Baltimore, MD to discuss their concern for a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-...

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The Oroville Chinese Temple in California

December 22, 2002

Source: Oroville Mercury Register

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On December 22, 2002 the Oroville Mercury Register reported that "the Oroville Chinese Temple, located at 1500 Broderick St., houses one of the largest collections of Chinese artifacts in the country... Of the 10,000 immigrants that occupied the Oroville area, almost 4,000 resided on Broderick Street alone, labeling that section of town 'Chinatown' said temple volunteer Dorothy Kissel......

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Hospital Managers Encounter Diverse Religious Traditions and Beliefs

August 28, 2002

Source: Hospital Topics

In the Winter, 2002 issue, Hospital Topics reported that "to be effective, [hospital] managers must have a basic understanding of the implications of cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity, as the number of Americans whose culture, ethnicity, and religion differ from those of the American mainstream increases... This means that the expectations and needs of diverse staff and, as important, the various patients treated in [hospitals] must be understood and met to the greatest extent possible... [The article] provides a basic...

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Popular Charismatic Christian Leader Condemns Muslims as Evil

July 3, 2002

Source: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

On July 3, 2002 The Fort Worth Star-Telegram featured an article on a gathering in Dallas of thousands of Christians to applaud the words of Benny Hinn, a celebrated faith healer, as he explicitly condemned Islam. "Several area ministers, joining the Grapevine-based Pentecostal on stage last week at American Airlines Center in Dallas, clapped and nodded their approval. The line between Christians and Muslims, they said later, is the difference...

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Alarm Over Anti-Muslim Comments at Southern Baptist Convention Meeting

June 13, 2002

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/latestnews/stories/061302dnmetsbcmuslims.d5f78.html

On June 13, 2002, The Dallas Morning News reported "Baptist's slam on Muhammad repudiated by other faiths." The article noted that the statement about the Prophet Muhammad "was the most recent in a series of conservative Baptist comments and actions over the last 20 years or so that have antagonized one group or another." This included...

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Marlborough, MA Debates Closing Public Schools on Religious Holidays

February 7, 2002

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.marlborough.com

On February 7, 2002, The Boston Globe reported that "Michelle Cohen doesn't hesitate to take her daughter out of school to observe the Jewish high holidays. The choice between practicing her faith and attending classes, she said, is clear-cut. But religious services, Cohen and other Marlborough [MA] parents say, shouldn't have to compete with assignments and tests... In response, the School Committee is considering closing school on...

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Calls for Peace

October 4, 2001

Source: The Denver Post

On October 4, 2001, The Denver Post reported that in Boulder, CO "the Christians, Quakers and Hindus who rallied in front of the Army Recruiting Center on Wednesday said all of their faiths share one mandate: peace."

Goat Farmer Follows Islamic Law to Satisfy Muslim Consumers

June 3, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

On June 3, 2001, The Boston Globe reported on Dave Bernier, a farmer in the Berkshires. "His goats, in accordance with Muslim religious law, pass their days without stress, feeding on grass, and when the time comes to slaughter them, Bernier sometimes accompanies them to the slaughterhouse to keep watch while Allah's name is pronounced and the animals' jugular veins are cut...his new habits are guided by business sense: At the end of the day, he's working for the imam." Bernier is one of 65 farmers who met in Blandford "to explore a...

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Hundreds Gather to Celebrate Anniversary of South Vietnam's Defeat

April 30, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

On April 30, 2001, the Los Angeles Times reported that "at the Cultural Court in Little Saigon, hundreds gathered...to mark the 26th anniversary of the fall of South Vietnam. Political and religious leaders took the podium to remember the April 30 surrender of the Saigon Government in 1975 and to call for religious freedom and basic human rights...Local Catholics, Protestants and two Buddhist sects, Hoa Hao and Cao Dai, lit incense at an altar during the program."

Unitarian Universalist Congregation Includes Pagan Influences

January 6, 2001

Source: The Dallas Morning News

On January 6, 2001, The Dallas Morning News reported that "a little more than a year ago, Pleasant Valley Unitarian Universalist Church made some dramatic changes in its Sunday service. Members started lighting candles for the elements: earth, air, fire and water. Sermons became more focused on natural themes, such as gardening. And worship leaders started using the words God and Goddess. It was time, the Garland church had decided, to "go pagan," to become the first avowed "earth-...

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