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Statewide Interfaith Group Proposed to Coordinate Hurricane Relief

October 7, 2005

Source: Disaster News Network

http://www.disasternews.net/news/news.php?articleid=2888

On October 7, 2005 Disaster News Network reported, "Representatives from more than a dozen faith groups met Tuesday to discuss forming a statewide interfaith organization aimed at coordinating Louisiana's faith-based relief efforts. After back-to-back hurricanes affected the Louisiana coast in August and September, local faith-based groups from around the state sprang into...

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Anti-Racism Training a Part of Irish Police Force's New Recruitment Strategy

October 7, 2005

Source: Irish Examiner

http://www.examiner.ie/pport/web/ireland/Full_Story/did-sgxU4U0lCkSlgsglO-LCk0lQvU.asp

On October 7, 2005 the Irish Examiner reported, "The new integration awareness strategy is aimed at combating incidents of institutional racism. The training was announced yesterday during an information seminar on the current garda [Irish police] recruitment drive, which is the first following the government’s decision...

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Jews and Muslims Break Their Fasts at Interfaith Potluck in Columbia

October 7, 2005

Source: Missourian

http://columbiamissourian.com/news/story.php?ID=16427

On October 7, 2005 the Missourian reported, "More than 50 Muslims and Jews gathered in [Missouri University's] Gwynn Hall on Thursday night to break their fasts for the day and share their beliefs with one another. The potluck dinner, sponsored by Boone Tikkun [a Columbia-based Jewish group focused on interfaith relations], was held on the second day of Ramadan, a month-long period of fasting...

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State Rejects History Textbook Due to Hindu and Jewish Complaints

October 7, 2005

Source: Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

http://www.jewishaz.com/issues/story.mv?051007+textbook

On October 7, 2005 the Jewish News of Greater Phoenix reported, "In a surprise move, an advisory body to California's board of education rejected a sixth-grade history program that Hindu and Jewish groups blasted as biased, erroneous and culturally derogatory. During a two-day hearing last week before the state's curriculum development and supplemental materials...

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Hillsborough Schools May Drop All Religious Holidays Rather Than Adding New Ones

October 7, 2005

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/10/07/Hillsborough/Schools_may_drop_reli.shtml

On October 7, 2005 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "There may be no day off next school year for the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. Also on the chopping block are vacation days for the Christian faith's Good Friday and the Monday after Easter. After considering a request to recognize a Muslim school holiday, the Hillsborough County School...

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"Shopping for God:" Salt Lake Journalist Visits Area Religious Groups, Writes Reports for "Seeking"

October 6, 2005

Source: Salt Lake City Weekly

http://www.slweekly.com/editorial/2005/feat_2005-10-06.cfm

On October 6, 2005 the Salt Lake City Weekly ran a feature article by Stephen Dark, a freelance writer. He provided readers with an overview of religious communities in and around Salt Lake City including Jewish, Quaker, Baptist, Mormon, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist centers. The following is part of the introduction to Dark's work: "Amidst the panoply of old and new religions,...

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"God's October Surprise" Brings Holidays, Faiths Together

October 4, 2005

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/religion/story/13665454p-14508265c.html

On October 4, 2005 The Sacramento Bee reported, "Today is the first day of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. It is also the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan [in the United States]... Because the two faiths follow different calendars, the sacred months seldom coincide. The last time it occurred was more than three decades ago. For...

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Opinion: Jews Can Offer New Immigrants Lessons in Integration

October 1, 2005

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,175-1805541,00.html

On October 1, 2005 The Times ran an opinion piece by Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth (of the UK), in which he commented on what lessons British Jews' history could offer to new immigrants. Sacks writes, "There is a message of hope here for other ethnic and religious minorities. Integration and acceptance don’t happen...

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Government Hosts "Meeting of Civilizations," Interfaith Dialogue Among Christians, Muslims and Jews

October 1, 2005

Source: Christian Today

http://www.christiantoday.com/news/europe/turkey.holds.meeting.of.civilisations.for.religious.tolerance.amid.eubid.threat/542.htm

On October 1, 2005 Christian Today reported, "According to the Associated Press (AP), around 2,000 Jewish, Christian and Muslim delegates attended the 'Meeting of Civilisations' conference in the religiously and ethnically diverse southern...

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Valley Interfaith Event to Celebrate Long-Standing Cooperation Among Faiths

September 29, 2005

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/12770721.htm

On September 29, 2005 the Contra Costa Times reported, "Rabbi Dan Goldblatt has his views on cooperation between the religious faiths, how it has often traditionally worked in the past, and how he thinks it's happening in the Tri-Valley now. Goldblatt, of Beth Chaim Congregation in Danville, said a 'Holy Convergence' event planned for Sunday will be more than members of...

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Interfaith Events Commemorate 10th Anniversary of Dayton Peace Accords

September 27, 2005

Source: Dayton Daily News

http://www.daytondailynews.com/localnews/content/localnews/daily/0927breakfast.html

On September 27, 2005 the Dayton Daily News reported, "Gary Percesepe, coordinating director of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, ...is helping to organize the 10th anniversary celebration surrounding the Dayton Peace Accords. Percesepe, a Springfield resident, also heads the Interfaith Planning Committee of Dayton:...

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Open Letter from Religious Leaders to Governor Romney

September 27, 2005

Source: Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action

http://jewishalliance.org/issues/wiretap_mosques.htm

On September 27, 2005 the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action issued an open letter to Governor Romney urging him to reconsider his remarks on wiretapping Islamic centers. The letter was signed by over 80 religious and academic leaders of various faiths, including Christians, Jews, Muslims and Sikhs. "As representatives of faith communities and organizations...

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