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EEOC and North Carolina Medical Group Settle on Religious Discrimination Claim

November 18, 2002

Source: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

http://www.eeoc.gov/press/11-13-02.html

On November 18, 2002 The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reported that "the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced a... settlement under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act... of an employment discrimination claim... The agency's Charlotte District Office alleged that, during the fall of 2001, Ms. Crisco was subjected to a hostile work...

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Rabbi and Imam Team Up to Educate Middle and High School Students

November 18, 2002

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/printedition/ny-liimam163005115nov16,0,6849177.story

On November 18, 2002 Newsday reported that "Rabbi Steven Moss is chairman of the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission. Nayyar Imam is president of the Islamic Association of Long Island. They teamed up to educate high school and junior high school students about the importance of not judging someone based on race, religion or ethnicity. Friday...

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December: Celebrations and Dilemmas, 2002

November 18, 2002

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/Education_01/4194_01.asp

On November 18, 2002 the Anti-Defamation League reported that "the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has reached out to public schools and public institutions nationwide with materials and information to help foster constitutionally permissible recognitions of the December holidays. A letter is being disseminated through...

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Protest in Manhattan Against Post 9/11 Racial Profiling

November 17, 2002

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/newyork/ny-nyprof173006745nov17,0,1061345.story

On November 17, 2002 Newsday reported that "about 200 people marched yesterday in lower Manhattan against the government's post-Sept. 11 treatment of immigrants, in a short-lived rally that quickly melted in the cold rain. Wearing signs such as 'Stand Against Racial Profiling,' demonstrators sloshed from One Police Plaza about four blocks to...

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Religious Diversity in Northern Virginia

November 17, 2002

Source: The Washington Post

On November 17, 2002 The Washington Post reported that "the wooded acres near Shirley Gate and Braddock roads in central Fairfax County are already populated with a diverse mixture of religious institutions: a mosque and Pentecostal and Korean churches. Now crammed into classrooms in two Annandale locations, Gesher -- the only Jewish day school in Northern Virginia -- purchased 28 acres on the west side of Shirley Gate this year for $ 1.25 million. School officials received approval from the county to build a $ 12 million...

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Arson and Religious Centers

November 16, 2002

Source: The Boston Globe

On November 16, 2002 The Boston Globe reported that "the national alarm over church burnings, prompted by dozens of fires set at churches in the South and Midwest in the mid-1990s, subsided several years ago after Congress gave federal authorities greater power to investigate and prosecute church arsons... The registry lists arsons and bombings at 21 synagogues and nine mosques. Most of the targets of attack were churches."

Religious Diversity in Northern Virginia

November 16, 2002

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A61797-2002Nov15.html

On November 16, 2002 The Washington Post reported that "it has taken six years for the fast-growing Muslim congregation to have a place of worship that members could call their own. The 59,000-square-foot mosque, scheduled to open in phases beginning next month, is a rarity on the Northern Virginia landscape -- its arches, domed roof and three-story minaret...

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Controversy Over Somali Muslim Immigrant Communities in Small N.E. Town

November 15, 2002

Source: PBS

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week611/cover.html

On November 15, 2002 PBS reported that "Muslim immigrants from war-torn Somalia, searching for a little peace and happiness... went on a search for a smaller, safer place to raise their families, and about a thousand ended up in Lewiston, Maine... at the Lewiston Adult Education Center, English as a second language classes are busting at the seams with students 'from away,' as Mainers...

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Fasting and Sports

November 15, 2002

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

On November 15, 2002 The San Francisco Chronicle reported that "as a linebacker [for the San Francisco 49ers] Saleem Rasheed refrains from food and drink during the holy month of Ramadan, which began Nov. 6. For many others, observing Ramadan presents a challenge, and certainly sacrifice, but for a football player, different challenges arise. 'We were concerned about his health,' said linebackers coach Richard Smith. 'Without the ability to rehydrate before and after daylight practices, Rasheed could imperil his health...

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Children's Museum of Houston Celebrates Religious Diversity

November 14, 2002

Source: The Houston Chronicle

On November 14, 2002 The Houston Chronicle reported that "the Children's Museum of Houston celebrates this diversity with the return of its annual Festivals of Light exhibit, which is open today through Jan. 20. The exhibit showcases eight religious and cultural observances. They are Diwali, Ramadan, Santa Lucia, Hanukkah, Las Posadas, Christmas, Kwanzaa and the Lunar New Year during its free Thursday Family Nights - starting this evening - and as WonderWeekend festivities through Feb. 2. Children can see how the...

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CAIR Calls for Repudiation of Anti-Islamic Rhetoric

November 13, 2002

Source: The Council on American-Islamic Relations

On November 13, 2002 The Council on American-Islamic Relations reported that "a prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today again called on President Bush and other elected officials to repudiate anti-Islamic rhetoric, just as American Muslims repudiate anti-Christian or anti-Semitic hate speech. 'It is time for the president to step up to the plate on the issue of Islamophobia in America. Merely repeating the mantra that Islam is a religion of peace does little to stem the rising tide...

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Pat Robertson Accuses Muslims of Being "Worse than the Nazis"

November 13, 2002

Source: The American Jewish Committee

http://www.ajc.org/InTheMedia/PressReleases.asp?did=682

On November 13, 2002 The American Jewish Committee issued a press release that "sharply criticized the Rev. Pat Robertson for his sweeping condemnation of Islam. 'While there are highly disturbing trends of anti-Semitism and, more generally, intolerance in the Muslim world, the Rev. Robertson’s wholesale denigration of an entire faith, by calling Muslims ‘worse...

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Human Rights Watch Issues Report of Post 9/11 Backlash

November 13, 2002

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/national/AP-Sept-11-Backlash.html

On November 13, 2002 The New York Times reported that "U.S. authorities responded quickly and vigorously to the post-Sept. 11 backlash against Arabs and Muslims, but they should have been better prepared for such violence, according to a report by Human Rights Watch. After the terrorist attacks, a wave of...

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