Judaism

10,000 Dearborn Citizens Rally in Support of Lebanon

July 18, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060718/NEWS99/60718005/-1/BUSINESS07

On July 18, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "Carrying banners saying 'Stop Israeli Terrorism' and chanting antiwar slogans, some 10,000 people rallied in the center of metro Detroit's Arab-American community in Dearborn on Tuesday, demanding that the U.S. government put pressure on Israel to halt attacks in Lebanon...

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Local Interfaith Dialogues Respond to Middle East Conflict

July 18, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/07/18/jews_muslims_work_to_keep_local_dialogue_going/

On July 18, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Local Jews and Muslims are working hard to keep their interfaith groups alive and communications open as the Middle East conflict deepens. So far, leaders say, they are succeeding -- partly by concentrating on long-term,...

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Conference to Gather Online Bloggers

July 18, 2006

Source: The Times Union Albany

http://www.faithinpubliclife.org/content/news/2006/07/conference_to_gather_online_fa.html

On July 18, 2006 The Times Union Albany reported, "Faith bloggers from across the country will meet at Montclair State University in New Jersey this weekend for the first Progressive Faith Bloggers Conference. Leaders from the faith Web log community will meet to discuss faith, politics and their role in the...

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Middle East Conflict Has a Local Flavor in Detroit

July 15, 2006

Source: Editor and Publisher

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002840040

On July 15, 2006 Editor and Publisher reported, "With a high concentration of Lebanese-Americans, Detroit and other Michigan cities are experiencing the current conflict in the Middle East as a kind of local issue. Protests and citizen gatherings have been held throughout the area. Not just Muslim but Christian...

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Europe's Largest Hindu Temple Holds Interfaith Memorial Service for Mumbai Victims

July 15, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5182438.stm

On July 15, 2006 BBC News reported, "On Tuesday bomb blasts on seven trains killed nearly 180 people in Mumbai. Four days later, in a corner of the English countryside, hundreds of British Indians gathered in prayer at a memorial service. Europe's biggest Hindu Temple, Bhaktivedanta Manor, on the outskirts of Watford, invited members of eight faiths - Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam, Jain, Judaism, Sikhism...

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University of Texas' Dialogue on Religious Diversity in the Workplace to Focus on Views of Suffering

July 15, 2006

Source: The Galveston County Daily News

http://news.galvestondailynews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=f58bbe6a59e8072c

On July 15, 2006 The Galveston County Daily News reported, "The University of Texas Medical Branch’s continuing dialogue on religious diversity in the workplace will feature a discussion on suffering. The discussion will be one of the activities during the university’s Diversity Week Celebration. The Understanding Religious...

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Massachusetts Episcopal Bishop Joins Pro-Palestinian Demonstration in Boston

July 12, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/07/12/episcopal_chief_to_again_protest_israeli_actions/

On July 12, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Bishop M. Thomas Shaw of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, who five years ago jolted local Christian-Jewish relations by joining a pro-Palestinian demonstration in front of the Israeli Consulate in Boston, plans to reprise his performance today...

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Plans for Gay Pride March in Jerusalem Unite Religious Leaders Normally at Odds

July 12, 2006

Source: Boston Herald

Wire Service: AP

[news.bostonherald.com/international/view.bg?articleid=148019]

On July 12, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Christian leaders condemned it. Jewish radicals put a bounty on participants. Muslim clerics threatened to flood the streets with protesters. Jerusalem’s conflicting religions have found rare common ground: opposition to an international gay pride parade next month. 'We consider this offensive and harmful to the religious integrity of the...

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Update: Leaders in Lewiston Organize Event in Support of Muslim Community After Pig's Head Incident

July 11, 2006

Source: Portland Press-Herald

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On July 11, 2006 the Portland Press-Herald reported, "Community leaders in Lewiston-Auburn will hold a rally Wednesday in support of Somali Muslims who were stunned when someone rolled a pig's head into their mosque at prayer time last week.

The event is planned for 11:15 a.m., with a tentative location at Courthouse Plaza on Lisbon Street, on the same block as the Lewiston Auburn Islamic Center. Scheduled attendees include...

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U.S. Religious Worker Visa Program Found to be Riddled with Fraud

July 11, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2006/07/11/probe_finds_churches146_visa_program_riddled_with_fraud/

On July 11, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "A special visa program that allows churches to bring thousands of foreign religious workers into the country each year is riddled with fraud, an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security investigation...

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Muslim American Society Campaign for Justice for Palestinians Takes Off

July 10, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

[masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=3463]

On July 10, 2006 a Muslim American Society Press Release reported, "The Muslim American Society's Freedom Foundation (MAS Freedom) initiated its American Justice for Palestine Campaign on June 28, the day after Israel unlawfully invaded the Gaza Strip under the pretext of rescuing a kidnapped Israeli soldier.  The following day, MAS Freedom sponsored an emergency rally across from the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C.    On...

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Opinion: "Pluralism May Be the Future of Religion" by Ray Waddle

July 8, 2006

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060708/NEWS06/607080318/1023/NEWS

On July 8, 2006 The Tennessean published a column by their columnist Ray Waddle: "Earth is becoming a spiritually hyphenated place, says Rabbi Rami Shapiro of Murfreesboro. I know what he means. Lately I've run into local Unitarian-pagans, Episcopalian-skeptics, Christian-Sufis, Presbyterian-ecologists, Baptist-Democrats....

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Muslim American Society Calls for Justice for Palestinians, Rallying Marchers in D.C.

July 8, 2006

Source: The News and Observer

[newsobserver.com/682/story/458591.html]

On July 8, 2006 The News and Observer reported, "More than 100 protesters of Israel's incursion into the Gaza Strip marched on the state Capitol Friday carrying banners and a mock corpse and demanding an end to the violence.

The protesters were responding to a national call for solidarity with the Palestinian people issued by the Muslim American Society. In Raleigh, they included Palestinian natives, Muslims, Christians and a handful of Jews....

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