Judaism

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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Jainism Joins National Inter-Faith Organization

March 5, 2006

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1438478.cms

On March 5, 2006 The Times of India reported, "Jainism, an ancient faith with roots in India, has become the 10th religion to join Singapore's Inter-Religious Organisation (IRO), the group said. It has been a four-year process, during which the IRO checked to be sure that Jainism was not a sect or an offshoot of one. The city-state has about 1,000 followers of the faith. By...

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Islamic Society Offers End to Defamation Suit, Asks for Mediation

March 3, 2006

Source: Boston Herald

Wire Service: AP

http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=128899

On March 3, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "An Islamic society that sued for defamation after local news outlets linked it and its stalled mosque project to anti-Semitic extremists offered Friday to stop litigation in exchange for private mediation. They made the offer to the defendants’ attorneys on...

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Interfaith Leaders Call for Immigration Reform

March 2, 2006

Source: Catholic Online

http://www.catholic.org/national/national_story.php?id=18902

On March 2, 2006 Catholic Online reported, "In an interfaith press event held March 1, Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick of Washington called upon President Bush and Congress to work together toward the enactment of comprehensive immigration reform... Cardinal McCarrick was joined by several other interfaith leaders, including Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Jr., president and chief...

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In Paris, a Grassroots Backlash Against Multiculturalism: "Identity Soup"

February 28, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F50A13FB3D550C7B8EDDAB0894DE404482

On February 28, 2006 The New York Times reported, "More than 200 political demonstrators defied a police ban here on Thursday, scurrying across Boulevard St.-Germain and under the sycamore trees of Place Maubert to engage in their forbidden action: eating 'pig soup'' in public.

With steaming bowls of the fragrant broth...

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Opinion: "Walk in Each Other's Shoes"

February 28, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1719418,00.html

On February 28, 2006 The Guardian ran an opinion piece by Rabbi Tony Bayfield, the head of the Movement for Reform Judaism in Britain and a co-president of the Council of Christians and Jews. Bayfield writes, "Sir Jonathan Sacks, leader of Britain's orthodox Jewish community, and Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, have found themselves at the centre of what is, I hope,...

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