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Kansas City Panel Discusses Honoring Faiths in the Workplace Year-Round

December 9, 2005

Source: Centre Daily

http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/opinion/13362838.htm

On December 9, 2005 the Centre Daily reported, "Mathematical equations about slopes, lines and parallels filled a dry-erase board in a classroom on the Pioneer Campus of Penn Valley Community College. It all looked unintelligible. By the wall containing [these equations] sat a panel talking about something equally as difficult for many Americans to understand....

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Complaints Filed by Muslim Women Over Head-Scarf at New Jersey DMV

December 4, 2005

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newjersey/ny-bc-nj--muslims-motorvehi1204dec04,0,5317760.story

On December 4, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Despite a policy that allows motorists to wear religious head coverings in their driver license photos, some Muslim women complain that workers at the state motor vehicle commission continue to require...

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Nebraska Interfaith Council Faces Funding Problems in Wake of Katrina and Rita

December 1, 2005

Source: Lincoln Journal Star

http://www.journalstar.com/articles/2005/12/01/local/doc438e2bcbd3680873724401.txt

On December 1, 2005 the Lincoln Journal Star reported, "Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf Coast, but they also dealt a heavy blow to the Lincoln Interfaith Council. The federal Office of Refugee Resettlement failed to renew an annual grant of about $100,000 to support Faces of the Middle East and the African...

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New York Sikh Community Hosts Interfaith Thanksgiving Feast

December 1, 2005

Source: Martin Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2005/1201.shtml

On December 1, 2005 the Martin Marty Center reported, "The Sikh community of New York City hosted a thanksgiving feast for local religious leaders, the NYPD, court officials, and a representative of the DA's office, hoping to initiate a program of hospitality and patriotism—and they succeeded with a little help from the Interfaith Center of New York, which co-...

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Connecticut Interfaith Council Hosts Conference of Nine Faiths

December 1, 2005

Source: Hartford Courant

http://www.courant.com/features/lifestyle/hc-interfaith1201.artdec01,0,5736399.story?coll=hc-headlines-life

On December 1, 2005 the Hartford Courant reported, "Members of nine religious faiths will discuss what their beliefs mean to them during a conference Sunday at Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford. 'It's an occasion to help the community learn more about the nine religions...

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41 Student Religious Groups at UNC Mirror Religious Diversity in US

November 30, 2005

Source: The Daily Tar Heel

http://www.dailytarheel.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/11/30/438d38a910ebb

On November 30, 2005 The Daily Tar Heel reported, "UNC’s spiritual life in many ways serves as a microcosm of greater society. The 41 registered student religious groups mirror the variety of faith in the U.S., with groups ranging from Baha’is to Baptists. And though there’s no sign Americans are going to church more often......

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Interfaith Women’s Book Club Nurtures Relationships, Understanding

November 30, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://csmonitor.com/2005/1130/p14s02-lire.html

On November 30, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Laughter rings out in the salmon-colored living room of the parsonage at First Church in Cambridge, Mass. More than a dozen women - Christian, Jewish, and Muslim - are sharing insights garnered from 'Gilead,' a 2004 novel about the faith and struggles of a Christian minister in Iowa. The easy camaraderie as they discuss their...

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Controversy Over Textbook Changes Regarding Hinduism Continues

November 29, 2005

Source: Hindu Press International

On November 29, 2005 Hindu Press International reported, "Attempts to change California's next set of 6th grade social studies books to put Hinduism in a better and more accurate light suffered some setback as the already approved changes to the books were reviewed by a second group of scholars. This group, led by Prof. Witzel of Harvard University, rejected 29% of the changes, mostly those regarding an Aryan influx in early Indian history, and those that dealt with caste and women's rights. A significant change did occur,...

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American Jewish Committee, Sikh Organization Among Those Celebrating Interfaith Thanksgiving in New York

November 28, 2005

Source: India Post

http://www.indiapost.com/members/story.php?story_id=5156

On November 28, 2005 the India Post reported, "The American Jewish Committee in association with the Sikh Organization of New York, Multi Faith Forum and Archdiocese of Rockville center hosted the annual Thanksgiving Diversity and Interfaith Breakfast on November 22 to celebrate in thanksgiving the multifaceted ethnicity of America. A press release by the Sikh Organization of New York...

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Diverse Coalition Supports Protection of Workplace Religious Liberties

November 18, 2005

Source: Baptist Press News

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?ID=22109

On November 18, 2005 the Baptist Press News reported, "A new law is needed to restore protection for the religious rights of employees, Southern Baptist church-state specialist Richard Land said at a recent congressional hearing. Land, president of the Ethics...

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Minority Religions Weigh in on Textbook Edits

November 17, 2005

Source: Jewish Times - Mid Atlantic Media. Owings Mills, MD

http://www.jewishtimes.com/News/5186.stm

On November 17, 2005 the Jewish Times reported, "Sixth-graders in America's most populous state will soon learn that Romans, not Jews, crucified Jesus. The lesson could have been different had some of the textbooks approved by California this week gone through in their proposed form. But when the California State Board of Education voted Wednesday to adopt new social...

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Interfaith Dialogue Center to be Opened at Toronto Synagogue

November 16, 2005

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

http://www.cjnews.com/viewarticle.asp?id=7742

On November 16, 2005 The Canadian Jewish News reported, "At one Toronto synagogue, Mike Feldman’s name will tout virtues for which the city has become famous: tolerance and respect for others. On Nov. 17, Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue will honour Toronto’s deputy mayor and North York political fixture with its second annual “Yakir Hakahal” (Precious to the Community)...

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Religious Hate Crimes Have Increased in Glasgow Since 9/11

November 16, 2005

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2251252005

On November 16, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "Religious hate crimes have increased in Scotland's biggest city since the Twin Towers terrorist attacks, a report has said.

The 9/11 outrage marked a turning point in Glasgow when racial intolerance and abuse turned into more religiously-motivated attacks.

People wearing distinctive religious clothing or symbols were a particular target...

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