Judaism

National Gurdwara Involved in Peace Vigil on Capitol Hill

March 17, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/1BD16E6C6996BC6587257134006146C6!OpenDocument

On March 17, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "500 Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh protestors came together in front of Capitol Hill on Monday to stand in solidarity for peace in Iraq. '[Guru Amardas jee] asks for the strength and compassion to understand God’s will. He further states that...

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Weinstein Launches Military Religious Freedom Foundation

March 16, 2006

Source: AU

http://blog.au.org/2006/03/military_maneuv.html

On March 16, 2006 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State reported, "Albuquerque businessman Mikey Weinstein yesterday announced the launch of a new non-profit group called the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF). Weinstein’s son, Curtis, attends the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Curtis Weinstein reported incidents of anti-Semitism and official bias toward evangelical...

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Two New Vatican Stamps to Commemorate Religious Pluralism in Europe

March 14, 2006

Source: CWNews.com

http://www.cwnews.com/news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=42966

On March 14, 2006 CWNews.com reported, "The first series of stamps issued by the Vatican postal service will be introduced on March 16. The stamps commemorate the integration of cultures in Europe, the founders of the Jesuit order, and the Italian painter Andrea Mantegna. Two stamps will be dedicated to religious pluralism in Europe. One will display a church, a mosque, and a synagogue,...

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Chief Rabbi of Rome Visits Mosque

March 13, 2006

Source: Haaretz

Wire Service: AP

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/693638.html

On March 13, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Rome's chief rabbi visited the main mosque in the Italian capital Monday - the city's first chief rabbi ever to do so in a move to increase dialogue between religions and offer the Jewish community's support to Muslims in Italy.

Riccardo Di Segni was met by Abdellah Redouane, secretary-general...

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Air Force Allegedly Used Jesus to Recruit

March 10, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News/USA Today

http://news.yahoo.com/s/usatoday/20060310/ts_usatoday/plaintiffssayairforcerecruiterstoldtousereligionastool

On March 10, 2006 USA Today reported, "A vocal critic of Pentagon policies on religion in the ranks filed court papers Thursday alleging that an Air Force recruiter in New Mexico was asked 'to use Jesus Christ as a recruiting tool.' Michael 'Mikey' Weinstein, a 1977 graduate...

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Dialogue Series in Long Island Helps Muslims, Jews Find Common Ground

March 7, 2006

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/ny-liislm074653231mar07,0,366844.story

On March 7, 2006 Newsday reported, "Their discussions ranged from polygamy to women's lib, but, through it all, Muslims and Jews found they had much in common. The dialogue on 'Women and Islam' at Temple B'nai Sholom in Rockville Centre was the first in a recent Sunday night series that runs through April 2 and is designed by Rabbi Barry...

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Metro Detroit Jews and Muslims Increasingly Choosing Religious Schools for Children

March 6, 2006

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060306/SCHOOLS/603060312/1026

On March 6, 2006 The Detroit News reported, "The Makki-Hammoud family [whose daughter Hannah attends the private Muslim American Youth Academy] represents a growing trend across Metro Detroit. Jews and Muslims are increasingly eschewing public education for private schools that will steep their children in the traditions of their...

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Stoughton Religious Communities Join Hands to Stand Down Hometown Vandalism

March 6, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/03/06/in_stoughton_they_join_hands_to_wash_out_hate/

On March 6, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "It was an urgent chore that brought together people of different faiths -- brushes and spray bottles in hand.

Standing shoulder to shoulder at the Striar Jewish Community Center, Dr. Saeed Shahzad, a local...

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200 People Join in Muslim-Jewish Peace Walk in Tucson, Offering Prayers for Peace in the Middle East

March 6, 2006

Source: Arizona Daily Star

http://www.azstarnet.com/metro/118766

On March 6, 2006 the Arizona Daily Star reported, "As the conflict in the Middle East smolders, more than 200 Tucsonans on Sunday took a step toward cooperation between Jews and Muslims. The group walked from one house of worship to another, where they were joined by others in a celebration as part of the third annual Muslim-Jewish Peace Walk. The walkers made their way from the Islamic Center of Tucson... just west of...

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Despite Hopes for "September 12 Republicans," New Obstacles in Attracting Jewish Voters

March 6, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/05/AR2006030500898.html?referrer=email

On March 6, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "Nearly five years ago, immediately after the Sept.11, 2001 attacks, Republican strategists identified what they hoped would be a powerful new engine of support. 'September 12 Republicans' were Jewish Democrats and independents who would switch their...

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Demolition Begins on Last Tajik Synagogue

March 6, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4777586.stm

On March 6, 2006 BBC News reported, "The authorities in the central Asian republic of Tajikistan have started to demolish the country's last synagogue. It is being destroyed to make way for the construction of a new presidential complex in the capital, Dushanbe. Members of Tajikistan's ancient Jewish community say they have not been given adequate compensation to enable them to build a new synagogue...

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South Shore Interfaith Group Explores Cartoon Controversy

March 5, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/03/05/distress_over_cartoons_aftermath_interfaith_group_critiques_media/

On March 5, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Members of a South Shore interfaith discussion group representing the three 'Abrahamic' religions -- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam -- are grappling on the local level with the international controversy over...

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