Judaism

London Week of Peace Begins with Interfaith Meeting

September 14, 2006

Source: Enfield Independent

http://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/news/localnews/display.var.922154.0.united_for_a_peaceful_life.php

On September 14, 2006 the Enfield Independent reported, "London Week of Peace kicked off positively on Monday, as ninety community leaders gathered for a 'Peace through Diversity' meeting at the headquarters of the Greater London Authority. Discussing what makes peace possible in the city,...

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Op/ed: "Looking for Extremism in All the Wrong Places"

September 14, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-sokatch14sep14,0,7582733.story

On September 14, 2006 the Los Angeles Times published an opinion piece by Daniel Sokatch, executive director of the Los Angeles-based Progressive Jewish Alliance, "Moments after I heard about the shootings at the Seattle Jewish Federation building earlier this summer, my phone rang. It was Salam Al-Marayati, the executive director of the Muslim Public...

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For the First Time since WWII, German Rabbis Ordained

September 14, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5344466.stm

On September 14, 2006 BBC News reported, "A group of rabbis has been ordained in Germany for the first time since World War II and the destruction by the Nazis of the country's Jewish seminaries. Three Jewish graduates from the Abraham Geiger College in Potsdam were ordained in the eastern city of Dresden. More than 100,000 Jews live in Germany but there is a dearth of rabbis - there are only about 25 of them...

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Zionist Organization of America Wants Investigation of LA Human Relations Committee Regarding Award for Muslim Leader

September 13, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-hathout13sep13,1,4470623.story

On September 13, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported, "The Zionist Organization of America asked for an investigation Tuesday into allegations that the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission violated state open meeting laws when it selected a local Muslim leader for its annual humanitarian award.

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Kazakh President Convenes Congress of World and Traditional Religions to Promote Tolerance, Security

September 13, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5341822.stm

On September 13, 2006 BBC News reported, "More than 40 spiritual leaders from around the world are in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, for the Congress of World and Traditional Religions. The event was organised by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, to promote security and stability through religious tolerance and understanding. Critics say it was also designed to promote Kazakhstan. Delegates...

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Dispute, Division over Award to Muslim Leader, Dr. Hathout

September 12, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/front/la-me-hathout12sep12,1,215339.story

On September 12, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported, "In a public hearing spiced with accusations of Jew-hating and Muslim-bashing, nearly four dozen religious, ethnic and civil rights activists spoke out Monday on whether a prominent Los Angeles Muslim should be disqualified from receiving a prestigious humanitarian award because...

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Chaplain James Yee Reflects Back on 9/11

September 12, 2006

Source: Esquire

http://www.esquire.com/features/articles/2006/060807_mfe_September_06_Yee.html

In September 2006 Esquire reported, "James Yee, a West Point graduate and Muslim Army chaplain, was arrested in September 2003 for spying and aiding the enemy while ministering to detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. His record was eventually cleared. Yee has since written a book about his experience, For God and Country: Faith and Patriotism Under...

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Update: Arbitration Fails in Jerusalem's Museum of Tolerance Dispute

September 11, 2006

Source: Monterey Herald

Wire Service: AP

http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/montereyherald/news/politics/15493645.htm

On September 11, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Arbitration between Jewish and Arab groups over the building of a museum promoting religious tolerance on the site of an old Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem has failed, officials said Monday. The Los-Angeles based Simon Wiesenthal Center will...

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San Antonio Woman Launches a Muslim Newspaper After 9/11 and Finds a Large Audience

September 11, 2006

Source: New America Media/Color Lines

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=93e6617271b0172f2a03e828473f868c

On September 11, 2006 New America Media/Color Lines reported, "Six months after September 11, Sarwat Husain realized she could not be the sole spokesperson for her Muslim community in San Antonio, Texas. So she began a newspaper. Almost five years later, she freely distributes the paper throughout...

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In the Pentagon Chapel, Muslims Share Space with Christians, Jews

September 11, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/10/AR2006091001040_pf.html

On September 11, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "A little before 1400 hours on Friday, Faisal Rana and Umar Abdul Wahhab prepared the Pentagon chapel for worship. Fridays are always busy at the chapel, on the Pentagon's first level, E-ring, fourth corridor, about where American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the...

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"We Are Brooklyn": One Muslim, One Jew, One Community

September 11, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0911/p12s01-ussc.html

On September 11, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "In the aftermath of 9/11, Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn had the potential to become a powder keg. Home to one of the highest concentrations of Jews and Muslims living together, the city's largest mosque and its largest Orthodox synagogue sit just three blocks apart. Dozens of FBI agents and immigration officials...

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Islamic Society of Boston Hosts Interfaith Gathering on 9/11 Anniversary

September 11, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/09/11/muslims_other_faiths_unite_to_reflect_heal/

On September 11, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Several dozen worshipers -- from spiritual mystics to Hasidic Jews and members of the Church of God in Christ -- joined the Boston Chapter of the Muslim American Society yesterday to trade jokes and suggestions about coping with life in today's fearful...

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"In Gandhi's Footsteps": Conference on Non-Violence Precedes 9/11 Unity Walk

September 11, 2006

Source: Rediff

http://www.rediff.com/news/2006/sep/11aziz.htm

On September 11, 2006 Rediff reported, "A group of Gandhians will hold a rally at the Lincoln Memorial grounds in Washington, DC to commemorate two ideologically opposed events: the fifth anniversary of 9/11, and the 100th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's first-ever use of satyagraha. The Memphis, Tennessee-based MK Gandhi Institute, which is organising the rally, will also participate in an inter-faith...

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Oslo Synagogue a Target of Terrorists

September 11, 2006

Source: Aftenposten

http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article1453707.ece

On September 11, 2006 Aftenposten reported, "Norway's largest synagogue received an ominous warning last November that it would be one of two targets of terrorist attacks in Oslo. The threats came in conjunction with the arrests in Italy of several members of an alleged terror group. 'I can confirm that we received information that an attack was planned against the synagogue,' Anne...

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