Judaism

Hindu American Foundation Comments on Indian-American Response to California Textbooks in India Abroad

January 23, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_letters_india_abroad_textbook.htm

On January 23, 2006 the Hindu American Foundation's Suhag A. Shukla composed a letter to the editor of India Abroad regarding the current controversy over the content of history textbooks for Californian sixth graders. "While attacks [on the textbook contents] from non-Hindu academics with no expertise in Hinduism, and whose...

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Northwest Austin Islamic Center Vandalized

January 23, 2006

Source: KXAN.com

http://www.kxan.com/Global/story.asp?S=4395347&nav=0s3d

On January 23, 2006 KXAN.com reported, "[The Islamic Ahlul Bayt Association in Northwest Austin was vandalized] between 12:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Someone knocked down the basketball hoops and positioned them to block the gate. They also threw bricks and some portable weights into the driveway. Then, the vandals re-arranged the letters on the Islamic Center’s marquee. The culprits...

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Military Chaplains Controversy Continues

January 20, 2006

Source: Religion and Ethics Newsweekly

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week921/feature.html

On January 20, 2006 Religion and Ethics Newsweekly ran a feature article on chaplains in the U.S. Military. Deborah Potter reports, "At Dallas Theological Seminary, it's recruiting day... Students at this evangelical Protestant seminary are prime targets for groups like the National Association of Evangelicals that endorse, or recommend, future military...

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Opinion: "Religion is Alive and Well in the Public Square"

January 18, 2006

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/city/collin/opinion/stories/DN-north_goyal_18edi.ART.North.Edition2.136275cf.html

On January 18, 2006 The Dallas Morning News ran an opinion piece by Madan Goyal, chairman of the Plano National Day of Prayer Committee and a member of Thanks-Giving Square and the Texas Faith Network. "Too often lost in the debate...

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Man Jailed for Attack on Synagogue, Second Incident This Week

January 14, 2006

Source: Haaretz

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/670180.html

On January 14, 2006 Haaretz reported, "A 19-year-old Russian man was sentenced to five days in jail Saturday for an attack on a synagogue a day earlier in the southern city of Rostov-an-Don, in the second such incident in Russia in the past week. The summary proceedings and sentencing came the morning after the man had forced his way into a synagogue and threatened several worshippers there with a...

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Opinion: "Interfaith, Not Infidel"

January 12, 2006

Source: San Mateo County Times

http://www.insidebayarea.com/sanmateocountytimes/faith/ci_3395002

On January 12, 2006 the San Mateo County Times ran an opinion piece by Iftekhar Hai, president of the United Muslims of America Interfaith Alliance. "In my 15 years as an interfaith peace activist, I have been asked one question over and over again: Who are the 'kafirs' — 'infidels' — condemned in the Qur'an? Are they Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists,...

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Opinion: "Textbooks and Hinduism -- Why Accuracy Matters"

January 10, 2006

Source: New America Media

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=40201e50a88ae6ca289796f9e5d1396f

On January 10, 2006 New America Media ran an opinion piece by Viji Sundaram, a reporter for the weekly U.S. based Indian newspaper, India-West. "Earlier this month, the arm of California's Board of Education that decides what will and won't go into the history textbooks of millions of students [California...

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Editorial: “Teaching Religion in Schools: A More Intelligent Course”

January 8, 2006

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/editorial/13573410.htm

On January 8, 2006 The Philadelphia Inquirer ran an editorial stating, "The 'intelligent design' trial, which concluded with a resounding anti-ID ruling, has exposed a surprising, yawning gap in American education. There's a workable solution - but, alas, you won't be seeing it anytime soon. Problem is, there's no place to put ID in our present public school...

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Jewish, Muslim Teenage Girls Collaborate on Homeless Shelter Project

January 7, 2006

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Wire Service: AP

http://www.philly.com/mld/dailynews/news/nation/13571102.htm

On January 7, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "What started out as a modest effort to raise money for a homeless shelter has blossomed into a triumph of understanding and goodwill that managed to overcome centuries of conflict between two of the world's most antagonistic groups. Ten Muslim and ten Jewish teenage...

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Ads Spur Conflict Between Jews and Muslims in Boston

January 5, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/01/05/muslims_jews_spar_in_ads_over_mosque/

On January 5, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Controversy over the mosque being built by the Islamic Society of Boston has done serious damage to relations between Muslims and Jews in Boston, members of both groups say. The Islamic Society and Jewish community leaders have suspended...

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Bloomberg Hosts Annual Interfaith Breakfast

January 1, 2006

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/church/2457/section/ny.mayor.hosts.annual.interfaith.breakfast.looks.for.spiritual.guidance.in.2006/1.htm

On January 1, 2006 The Christian Post reported, "Leaders from different faiths including Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Hinduism and Buddhism attended the Fifth Annual Interfaith Breakfast hosted by Mayor...

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Students Make T-Shirts Messengers of Religious Tolerance

December 29, 2005

Source: Islamic Society of North America/Lincoln Journal Star

http://www.isna.net/index.php?id=35&backPID=1&tt_news=532

On December 29, 2005 the Lincoln Journal Star reported, "Some local high school kids spell tolerance like this: The 'T' is the cross of Christianity. The 'A' is the six-pointed Star of David, a symbol of Judaism. The 'C' is the crescent moon, a symbol of Islam. The kids, students at Lincoln’s Pius X High, had the word put onto 50 black T-...

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Interfaith Leaders Inject Morality into Massachusetts Healthcare Debate

December 29, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/12/29/interfaith_leaders_invoke_morality_in_healthcare_debate/

On December 29, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "Let the politicians and lobbyists argue about copayments and premiums. The Rev. Hurmon Hamilton and Rabbi Jonah Pesner are waging their fight to expand healthcare coverage on a different, higher plane...

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