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Celebrate Diversity Walk to Celebrate America

May 18, 2002

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On May 18, 2002, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on the Pittsburgh, PA area's "second Celebrating Diversity Walk... Last year, some 400 people of all types from all over the region participated in the event, which promotes understanding and harmony between people of all races, religions, and national origins... This year's theme is, 'When you walk to celebrate diversity, you walk to celebrate America.'" Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, and Buddhist religious leaders will speak at the event which is organized...

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Muslim Leader Continues Outreach

May 18, 2002

Source: St. Petersburg Times

On May 18, 2002, the St. Petersburgh Times featured an article on Imam E. Abdulmalik Mohammed of Washington, DC who has travelled throughout the country since September 11 "to intensify his message of peace, tolerance and patriotism and to rectify the image of his faith...An American-born Muslim, Mohammed... is the spokesman for Imam W. Deen Mohammed, head of the 3-million-member Muslim American Society, a predominantly African-American organization... Mohammed says... 'the face of Islam is that it is a religion of humanity...

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Brandeis University Develops "Coexistence Studies" Program

May 17, 2002

Source: The Boston Globe

On May 17, 2002, The Boston Globe featured a story on Jehuda Reinharz, president of Brandeis University in Waltham, MA, and his new program in conflict resolution. With this program, the university is "poised to become a world leader in teaching Israeli Arabs and Jews - and dozens of other warring peoples - to live together on the same land... Brandeis has begun building on its historically Jewish identity to create a new field it calls 'coexistence studies'... The school is now aggessively recruiting Jews and Arabs, Hindus and...

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Presbyterian Church Launches New Interfaith Model for Christians and Muslims

May 17, 2002

Source: PCUSA NEWS

On May 17, 2002, PCUSA NEWS reported that "Christian and Muslim leaders from around the world will visit the United States in September to meet with selected groups of Presbyterians and talk about interfaith relations in their countries and cultures... A pilot project called 'Interfaith Listening' will involve as many as a dozen teams - each consisting of one Christian from a Presbyterian Church (USA) partner overseas and one Muslim with whom the partner is in dialogue - that will meet with PC(USA) congregations and presbyteries...

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Washington DC Area Hospital Delivery Rooms Accommodate Increasing Diversity

May 12, 2002

Source: The Washington Post

On May 12, 2002, The Washington Post reported that "faced with an influx of immigrant mothers over the past decade, delivery rooms across the Washington area are increasingly adapting not just to unfamiliar languages, but to a new set of traditions and taboos... Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring has become adept at assembling all-female teams of obstetricians, nurses, anesthesiologists and even neonatologists to attend Middle Eastern women whose Muslim religion forbids examination by male health workers. The maternity...

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Editorial: "Urban Legends about Muslims"

May 10, 2002

Source: The Denver Post

On May 10, 2002, The Denver Post featured the opinion piece "Urban Legends about Muslims" by Asma Gull Hasan, a Muslim-American who grew up in Pueblo, CO. "Recently, someone asked me how anti-Muslim sentiments after the tragic attacks on America on Sept. 11 have changed my life. I realized I've faced anti-Muslim sentiment all my life. The only difference now is that hating Islam and blaming Muslims for all our problems is a growth industry... Beware of urban legends about Islam because their purpose is to scare you from...

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Minneapolis Religious Leaders and Educators Team Up to Improve Schools

May 9, 2002

Source: Star Tribune

On May 9, 2002, the Star Tribune reported that in Minneapolis, MN, "leaders from 60 churches, synagogues, mosques and temples... are pairing up with individual schools to offer tutoring, building space and other support to improve student achievement." The Religious leaders and school officials will meet at a "summit, to take place at a Minneapolis church, the first between the city's school and faith leaders, and the kickoff to a long-term partnership."

Episcopal Priests Visit Mosque in Jacksonville

May 8, 2002

Source: The Florida Times-Union

http://jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/050802/met_9348613.html

On May 8, 2002, The Florida Times-Union reported "Priests take closer look at Muslims: Episcopalians visit mosque for a better understanding of Islam." The article explained, "Bishop Stephen Jecko and about 30 clergy members of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida attended a six-hour open house at the mosque in Jacksonville. The clergy wanted to learn more about...

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Rabih Haddad Case Serves as an Example

May 6, 2002

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A37210-2002May5.html

On May 6, 2002, The Washington Post reported "In Michigan, Anti-Terrorism Effort Goes Public: Haddad Case Forces Rare Glimpse of Secret U.S. Campaign." The article focuses on the case of Rabih Haddad, taken into custody on December 14, after a raid on the Global Relief Foundation, an Islamic charity he helped establish. "In court papers, U.S. officials have...

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Report Documents Treatment of American Muslims Since September 11

May 4, 2002

Source: The Los Angeles Times

On May 4, 2002, The Los Angeles Times featured the article "Islamic Group Reports Sharp Rise in Anti-Muslim Incidents." It reported, "Anti-Muslim incidents in the United States have tripled in the past year, according to a report released this week by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The Washington-based Islamic advocacy group said it received 1,125 credible complaints from Muslim community members and organizations compared with 366 the previous year. The seventh annual report, 'The Status of Muslim Civil Rights in...

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