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Interfaith Services in the Military

January 23, 2003

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/living/religion/4992942.htm

On January 23, 2003 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that "in the sanctuary of the Fort Dix Chapel, soldiers attend a traditional Protestant service at 9 on Sunday mornings... Fifteen minutes after it finishes, another group comes in for a Catholic Mass, and 15 minutes after the Mass ends, an African American-oriented gospel service gets under way... Down the...

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Update: Crash at West Virginia Mosque

January 23, 2003

Source: The Dominion Post

http://www.dominionpost.com/a/news/2003/01/16/ac/

On January 23, 2003 The Dominion Post reported that "a vehicle careened into the side of the mosque at 441 Harding Ave., just off University Avenue [in Morgantown, W. VA]... Ahmed el-Sherbeeny, a mechanical engineering doctoral student from Egypt who regularly prays at the mosque, doesn't think it was an accident -- as he pointed to tire tracks that he said show the vehicle backing up to make...

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CAIR Calls for Religious Leaders to Repudiate Baptist Marquee

January 22, 2003

Source: The Florida Times Union

http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/012203/met_11536731.shtml

On January 22, 2003 The Florida Times Union reported that "an umbrella group representing 3,500 Florida churches led a chorus of denunciations yesterday aimed at a Jacksonville church sign saying Islam's founder approved of murder... The executive director of the Florida Council of Churches, whose congregations have an estimated 1.5 million members...

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CAIR Calls for Religious Leaders to Repudiate Baptist Marquee

January 20, 2003

Source: CAIR

http://www.cair-florida.org/church.htm

On January 20, 2003 CAIR reported that "Florida's office of the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) today called on religious leaders in that state to repudiate a Jacksonville Baptist church road-side display that says, 'Jesus Forbade Murder, Matthew 26 52, Muhammad Approved Murder, Surah 8 65.' 'All Americans must band together to condemn hate speech designed to divide our nation along religious...

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Religion as Source of Tension in the Workplace

January 17, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://boston.com/dailynews/017/economy/In_the_workplace_religion_beco:.shtml

On January 17, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "worker complaints of religious discrimination made to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission jumped more than 20 percent last year, driven primarily by claims of retaliation against Muslims... But in a much more gradual trend, complaints... involving a broad range of religions...

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CAIR Calls for Religious Leaders to Repudiate Baptist Marquee

January 17, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/2003-01-17/churchsign.asp

On January 17, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "The Council on American-Islamic Relations-Florida is calling on state religious leaders to repudiate a Jacksonville church's roadside sign... The Reverend Gene Youngblood... leads the Conservative Theological Society and Conservative Christian Academy. He says he has been using the marquee-type sign to express the...

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Muslim Coalition Receives Federal Funding to Fight Substance-Abuse

January 15, 2003

Source: Islamic Horizon

On January 15, 2003 the Islamic Horizon reported that "the coalition for Human Development (CHD), a broad based coalition established in 2001 under the auspices of the MPSGP (Muslim Physicians Society of Greater Pittsburgh), has received a $100,000 government grant to organize programs to help reduce and prevent substance-abuse in Monroeville, PA."

New Masjid in Boston, MA

January 15, 2003

Source: Islamic Horizons

On January 15, 2003 the Islamic Horizons reported that "Muslim Bostonians, officers of the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB), Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino, Rep. Michael E. Capuano (D-MA), city officials, and civic leaders... gathered... on Nov. 7... to start construction on a new masjid. The... structure is located on a 2-acre lot... in Roxbury, MA."

Home Schooling Muslim Children

January 14, 2003

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0114/p13s01-lecl.html

On January 14, 2003 The Christian Science Monitor reported that "the Saleem family is part of a small but growing number of American Muslims opting to teach their children at home. As do home schoolers of other faiths, Ms. Saleem says teaching her children herself ensures they absorb a strong religious identity... But since Sept. 11, she says, a newer set of fears is pushing...

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13th Street May Become Al-Rahman Street in Garden Grove, CA

January 13, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/la-me-street13jan13,0,6378380.story

On January 13, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "Garden Grove [CA] officials are considering whether to change the name of a small stretch of 13th Street to Al-Rahman Street at the request of a local Islamic group... Most of the block on 13th west of Brookhurst Street is owned by the Islamic Society of Orange County, where thousands of Muslims congregate daily for prayers...

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Lawsuit over Including Islam in Middle School World History Class

January 10, 2003

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/bayarea/4915663.htm

On January 10, 2003 the Contra Costa Times reported that "a lawsuit filed by a Christian law firm against the Byron Union School District won't go before a jury until late 2004, and the district's new superintendent is calling it a political fund-raiser... The lawsuit was filed on June 24, 2002, in federal court in San Francisco by the Thomas More Center for Law and Justice, a nonprofit firm that...

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"Same Difference": A Play about Christians, Muslims, and Jews

January 10, 2003

Source: Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/col/story/50499p-47376c.html

On January 10, 2003 the Daily News reported that "it took Sarah Brockus and 21 colleagues about three months to interview 120 New Yorkers about their religious beliefs and practices and another three months to turn the conversations into a play called 'Same Difference'... 'And that's what we learned,' says Brockus, the work's director and inspiration. 'That in all the important ways...

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