Judaism

Government Outlines Action to 'Stamp Out' Anti-Semitism

March 29, 2007

Author: Phil Woolas

Source: 24dash.com

http://www.24dash.com/centralgovernment/18597.htm

Race and Faith Minister Phil Woolas today pledged to step up action to eradicate antisemitism in a report strongly condemning the increase in incidents in the UK.

Today's response forms part of a comprehensive cross-government strategy to tackle faith and race hate crime.

The response to the all-party enquiry into antisemitism outlines new work...

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Jewish Women Exploring Options

March 22, 2007

Author: Kelsey Volkmann

Source: The Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/a-632581~Jewish_women_exploring_options.html

BALTIMORE (Map, News) - Rabbis should convene and post-nuptial agreements explore in the wake of a failed bill designed to free women from Jewish marriages, a victim advocate said.

“We can pursue rabbis convening to think of some remedies to alleviate the concerns of these women, and we can explore other...

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British Muslims Extend a Friendly Hand to Jews

March 18, 2007

Author: Jamie Doward

Source: The Observer

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,2036665,00.html

Britain's leading Muslim organisation will tomorrow signal a radical shift in its position when one of its senior members addresses a Jewish audience for the first time.

The decision by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) to attend a high-profile debate entitled 'Does more unite Muslims and Jews than divides them?' is being...

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CAIR Announces $10K Video Contest to Promote Mutual Understanding

March 9, 2007

Source: Arab American News

http://www.arabamericannews.com/newsarticle.php?articleid=7841

WASHINGTON - The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said it will offer two $5,000 prizes for videos up to one minute long that are the most effective in promoting interfaith understanding and communicating the contest theme of "Let the Conversation Begin."

"Our video contest theme is a reflection both of CAIR's mission and of our belief...

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San Antonio Cops Schooled in Mideast Culture

March 3, 2007

Author: Lisa Marie Gomez

Source: Express-News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA030307.01B.SAPD_Sensitivity_Trainin.35e86d3.html

To remain sharp on the city's streets, San Antonio police officers regularly hit the shooting range, test their reflexes on the driving course and learn new ways to defend themselves.

But being tough and alert is not enough. These days, police...

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Freedom of Faith on Company Time?

February 25, 2007

Author: Shannon Prather and Chris Polydoroff

Source: Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/16778823.htm

School bus driver Seham Nabry says her boss confiscated her prayer mats and complained that her ritual hand and feet washing messed up the office bathroom. She also says he blared Christian music and taunted Muslim workers as they prayed.

Nabry said giving up her daily prayers - one of the five pillars of Islam - wasn...

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New Synagogue Latest in Religious Building Boom in Rochester

February 19, 2007

Source: Pioneer Press

Wire Service: AP

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/state/minnesota/16734795.htm

ROCHESTER, Minn. - The first building in southern Minnesota built specifically as a synagogue will rise from the site of B'nai Israel's current building in the next 14 months.

The $5.5 million synagogue near downtown will mark another milestone in the nearly 100-year history of the Jewish...

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"A Native American Muslim's Story," a Commentary by Lois Stands-Ali

February 12, 2007

Author: Lois Stands-Ali

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/a_native_american_muslims_story/0013127

All Praise is due to Allah, the Creator who guided me to ISLAM--the Way of Life--the Red Road--the Straight Path.

I began my journey on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, in one of the communities called Oglala. When I was born, my earth parents...

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Congressman’s Imam Is Taking a Lead in Interfaith Efforts

February 10, 2007

Author: Samuel G. Freedman

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/10/washington/10religion.html?ref=politics

MINNEAPOLIS - On the evening after Minnesota’s Democratic primary last September, Makram El-Amin picked up his ringing cellphone to hear the raspy, exhausted voice of Keith Ellison. The men had known each other for a decade, long enough for Mr. El-Amin to become the imam of a mosque in their North...

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First Muslim in U.S. Congress Speaks on Faith and Democracy

February 5, 2007

Author: Lea Terhune

Source: USINFO.state.gov

http://usinfo.state.gov/xarchives/display.html?p=washfile-english&y=2007&m=February&x=20070205144127mlenuhret0.7243769

Washington - Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison is surprised that his Muslim faith became an issue during his successful campaign for a congressional seat.

“I never bring it up,” he told USINFO,...

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