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Interfaith Programs in Hawaii

May 31, 2003

Source: Honolulu Advertiser

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2003/May/31/il/il13afaith.html/?print=on

On May 31, 2003 the Honolulu Advertiser reported the "one of the most visible trends in the faith community is interfaith tolerance. Witness: The Interfaith Open Table is going strong; the newly created Believers All Network continues to grow; and an evening program May 13 titled 'Finding Common Ground: An Evening of Spiritual...

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Update: Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Project

May 31, 2003

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20030531/NEWS10/105310143

On May 31, 2003 The Toledo Blade reported that "one of the most vivid images to emerge from a MultiFaith Habitat for Humanity project to be dedicated tomorrow was that of an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman wearing a head scarf carrying a board together as they cleaned the construction site... Nobody snapped a photograph of the...

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Muslim Woman Fights to Wear Veil in Driver's License Photograph

May 30, 2003

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/orange/orl-asecveil30053003may30,0,131194.story?coll=orl%2Dnews%2Dheadlines

On May 30, 2003 the Orlando Sentinel reported that "Orange Circuit Judge Janet Thorpe said she would rule next week on the Muslim woman's quest to reinstate her drivers license -- with a photo of her face covered by the veil... [Sultaana] Freeman, 35, reaffirmed...

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Christians, Muslims, and Jews Come Together for "Celebration of Abraham"

May 30, 2003

Source: Oregon Live

http://www.oregonlive.com/printer/printer.ssf?/base/news/1054296009267860.xml

On May 30, 2003 Oregon Live reported that "since the Sept. 11 attacks, Oregonians have held interfaith services, forums and dinners in order to better understand religions other than their own... For those who chose to spend Memorial Day at a camp that had the feel of a casual college seminar, just showing up was a way to reject the proposition...

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Civil Rights Group Speak Out against Intrusive Tactics Used by the Department of Homeland Security

May 29, 2003

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/cctimes/5966847.htm

On May 29, 2003 the Contra Costa Times reported that "Dr. Jess Ghannam was born in the United States and has lived here all his life, but while re-entering the country in January after traveling abroad, he said he was made to feel like a dangerous foreigner with ill designs on his country... On Wednesday afternoon, Ghannam and three other men told similar tales as they stood across New Montgomery...

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Pakistani Population in New York Decreases Amidst Legislations, Detentions, and Deportations

May 29, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A51283-2003May28?language=printer

On May 29, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "Little Pakistan in Brooklyn is a neighborhood being pulled up at its roots. Of the 120,000 or so Pakistanis who lived near here, 15,000, maybe more, have left for Canada, Europe or Pakistan, according to Pakistani government estimates. The departures began after Sept. 11, 2001, when federal...

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U.S. Senate Resolution Recognizes Important Role of Immigrants In American Society

May 29, 2003

Source: NCM

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=0a2a2412a725ed3fbe2c81db163889d7

On May 29, 2003 NCM reported that "the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a resolution last week recognizing the important role played in American society by immigrant communities some of whom have been under intense scrutiny by federal agencies since the 9/11 attacks. Civil liberties groups applauded the vote but urged the...

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Muslim Activists Protest New Bill Banning Foreign Students from Public Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts

May 29, 2003

Source: BostonHerald.com

On May 29, 2003 the Boston Herald reported that "Bay State students who hail from seven terrorism-sponsoring nations would be summarily ejected from public colleges and universities under a new Republican bill that sparked accusations of a witch hunt from Islamic activists and civil libertarians... The bill, which faces an uphill battle through the House and Senate, would deny a taxpayer-funded education to citizens of Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Cuba, North Korea and Sudan... Islamic activists protested that the bill smacks of an...

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Republican Bill to Eject Students from Terrorism-Sponsoring Nations

May 29, 2003

Source: Boston Herald

http://www2.bostonherald.com/news/local_regional/stud05292003.htm

On May 29, 2003 the Boston Herald reported that "Bay State students who hail from seven terrorism-sponsoring nations would be summarily ejected from public colleges and universities under a new Republican bill that sparked accusations of a witch hunt from Islamic activists and civil libertarians... The bill, which faces an uphill battle through the House and Senate,...

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Californian Sikh Postal Worker Shot during Delivery

May 29, 2003

Source: Sacremento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/6751226p-7702281c.html

On May 29, 2003 the Sacremento Bee reported that "an Orangevale man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Sacramento to shooting [Dalvir Sangha], a postal worker, on July 19, 2002. Matthew J. Burdick, 33, will face up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he's sentenced Aug. 6 for assault with a deadly weapon... Sangha, a Sikh who wears a long beard and...

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The Cultural Complexities of the High School Prom

May 28, 2003

Source: San Jose Mercury News

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/cctimes/living/5958658.htm

On May 28, 2003 the San Jose Mercury News reported that "as a practicing Muslim, Fatima is forbidden to date or dance in mixed company. Her predicament is increasingly common in the Bay Area, where immigrants and children of immigrants can find the prom season particularly vexing because of the added stress to respect cultural or religious values... The prom is supposed to be one of...

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CAIR Publishes Congressional Resource Guide

May 28, 2003

Source: CAIR

On May 28, 2003 CAIR reported that "the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today announced the publication of a congressional resource guide designed to promote political empowerment in the American Muslim community... CAIR's guide contains a wealth of information about the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government, including contact details for individual legislators and administration officials. The handbook also includes guidelines for communicating...

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