Interfaith

Interfaith Thanksgiving, 2001

November 19, 2001

Source: Newsday

On November 19, 2001, Newsday reported on a New York "trialogue" in the article "Different Religions, Common Goal - Peace." The article noted, "Harkening to the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving, the minister [Rev. Arthur Caliandro] challenged the interfaith audience to likewise count every blessing in these trying days. Begging his pardon, the imam...interjected. 'This gives me a time to repeat that the Pilgrims were not my forebearers,' said Al-Hajj Talib 'Abdur-Rashid, leader of the Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood in Manhattan. 'That's...

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Ford Motor Company Sponsors "An Islamic Perspective on the events of September 11"

November 19, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On November 19, 2001, The New York Times reported, "Ford Motor Workers Get on the Job Training in Religious Tolerance." The article noted, "Several hundred Ford Motor workers of many faiths and jobs - engineers, designers, computer jockeys, plant foremen - turned out today for 'An Islamic perspective on the events of Sept. 11.' The event was sponsored by Ford...While the company finances an interfaith dialogue group and a support group for workers of Middle Eastern descent, the meeting was an outgrowth of impromptu 'Islam 101'...

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Interfaith Thanksgiving, 2001

November 19, 2001

Source: The White House

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/11/20011119-5.html

On November 19, 2001, the White House issued a press release with President Bush's remarks on Thanksgiving: "On this holiday, we give thanks for our many blessings and for life itself. Thanksgiving reminds us that the greatest gifts don't come from the hands of man, but from the Maker of Heaven and Earth. This week American families will gather in that spirit. We will remember...

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Interfaith Thanksgiving, 2001

November 18, 2001

Source: The Star-Banner

http://www.starbanner.com/articles/breaking_news/1960.shtml

On November 18, 2001, The Star-Banner reported on an interfaith service in Ocala, Florida. The newspaper stated that the Muslim community will participate in this service for the first time. The article reported, "A combined choir from the various congregations will be singing 'God of Our Fathers.'" The article quoted Rabbi Harold Jaye: "'I think now more than ever the unity of...

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Kansas City Attempts to Better Understand Ramadan

November 17, 2001

Source: Kansas City Star

On November 17, 2001, the Kansas City Star reported that "since Sept. 11 more attention has been directed toward Islam. To further this understanding The Star has prepared this guide on Ramadan." A lengthy guide entitled "What is Ramadan?" follows that explains the history, the customs, and the significance of Ramadan. The guide concludes that "at the end of the month, Muslims have a huge celebration called Eid ul Fitr (or Id al-Fitr). Many communities, including Kansas City, hold combined celebrations, with Muslims throughout the...

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Interfaith Thanksgiving, 2001

November 17, 2001

Source: The Buffalo News

On November 17, 2001, The Buffalo News featured the story "More thankful than ever; A wounded nation counts its blessings with a feast of ecumenical services." The article noted, "This year, Thanksgiving may hold even greater religious meaning as Americans reflect on the terrorist acts of Sept. 11 and the changes in daily life that have taken place since then...Thanksgiving traditionally has been a popular time for people of different faiths to give thanks together for the blessings in their lives, their community and their country...

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Muslims Face Increased Attention and Scrutiny this Ramadan

November 16, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On November 16, 2001, The New York Times reported that "in past years, American Muslims say, they could celebrate...without their non-Muslim colleagues and neighbors ever noticing...[but] this will be a Ramadan unlike any other." American Muslims have witnessed "their religion, their beliefs and their behavior attract unprecedented scrutiny...Some of the attention is positive. The terrorist attacks have made some non-Muslims increasingly knowledgeable about and accepting of Islam...But some of the attention has heightened Muslims...

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AJC Protests CAIR's Participation in Civil Rights Conference

November 14, 2001

Source: The Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/templates/misc/printstory.jsp?slug=sfl%2Dptribal14nov14

On November 14, 2001, The Sun-Sentinel reported, "Jewish leaders try to block Islamic speaker at West Palm civil rights meeting." The article noted that leaders of the American Jewish Committee tried to block the participation of a panelist from the Council on American-Islamic Relations at the Florida Commission on Human Relations...

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Editorial: "We don't need a new wave of hysteria"

November 14, 2001

Source: The Tallahassee Democrat

http://web.tallahasseedemocrat.com/content/tallahassee/2001/11/14/opinion/1114.oped.ivins.htm

On November 14, 2001, The Tallahassee Democrat featured the editorial by Molly Ivins, "We don't need a new wave of hysteria." She wrote, "Our most valuable resource against terrorism in the long run will almost certainly be Arab Americans. Among them are the bravest of the brave. Look at why many of...

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Muncie Interfaith Roundtable

November 14, 2001

Source: The Star Press

http://www.thestarpress.com/Local_News/1114faith.html

On November 14, 2001, The Star Press reported, "Tragedy brings varied faiths together." It reported on a gathering of local Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Hindus: "The Muncie Interfaith Roundtable event was the first time in recent years that members of such varied religions in Muncie [IN] had gathered to share their beliefs and feelings about current events. This time they had good reason to...

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National Council of Churches Faces Challenges

November 12, 2001

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

On November 12, 2001, The San Francisco Chronicle reported that "the greatest challenge facing the nation's largest ecumenical agency is not getting along with U.S. Muslims -- although terrorism, humanitarian relief and Muslim/Christian cooperation will be on the agenda when its General Assembly meets this week in Oakland..In recent years, the group has been struggling to reinvent itself, broaden its membership base and stay out of debt. Although the National Council of Churches encompasses 36 Protestant denominations and...

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Op-Ed: "Christian in a Muslim World," by Julia Duin

November 12, 2001

Author: Julia Duin

Source: National Review Online

http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment-duin111201.shtml

I first met Imad Shehadeh at a press conference — and an uncomfortable press conference at that. Several of us in the media, along with some Christian clergy, were sitting in a hotel room in Amman earlier this year listening to a Catholic and three evangelical Protestants talk about being Christian in overwhelmingly Muslim...

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