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Interfaith Coalition Forms to Fight Hunger

May 20, 2005

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/society/1597/section/interfaith.leaders.unite.against.hunger/1.htm

On May 20, 2005 The Christian Post reported, "More than 40 heads of state representing more than 100 million people of faith will be gathering next month for an interfaith convocation that religious leaders say will be unprecedented in U.S. religious history. Hunger No More, an interfaith...

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Vandal Draws Swastika on New Holocaust Memorial in Berlin

May 14, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/germany/article/0,2763,1483755,00.html

On May 14, 2005 The Guardian reported, "Vandals scrawled a Nazi swastika on Germany's new Holocaust memorial within hours of it opening to the public. The small symbol on one of the monument's 2,711 grey slabs was spotted by security guards and removed, but the vandal was not found. Uwe Neumaerker, a spokesman for the memorial, said everything possible had been done to...

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Russian Delegation to Attend OSCE Forum on Anti-Semitism

May 14, 2005

Source: Interfax

http://www.interfax.ru/e/B/politics/28.html?id_issue=11284389

On May 14, 2005 Interfax reported, "A 'representative Russian delegation' is to take part in a conference to be held in Cordoba, Spain, on June 8-9 by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday. 'It is expected that this will become not only one of the central events under the auspices of that organization but also...

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Pope Benedict XVI Plans to Visit German Synagogue

May 13, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AP

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050513/ap_on_re_eu/pope_jews

On May 13, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Pope Benedict XVI has told the Israeli ambassador to the Vatican he intends to visit the main synagogue in Cologne, Germany, in August, becoming the second pontiff in history to visit a Jewish place of worship. Ambassador Oded Ben-Hur said the pope told him of the planned visit...

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Promotion Sought for Officer at Center of Air Force Bias Probe

May 10, 2005

Source: The Seattle Times

Wire Service: AP

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002269158_academy10.html

On May 10, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "the Pentagon said yesterday it wants to promote a top commander at the Air Force Academy — a born-again Christian who has been the subject of complaints that he improperly mixes religion with education. The announcement about Brig. Gen. Johnny Weida...

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Greek Orthodox Patriarch Dismissed After Contentious Land Deal in Jerusalem

May 10, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AP

On May 10, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The Greek Orthodox Church Synod, the church's highest decision-making body in the Holy Land, dismissed Patriarch Irineos I Friday over his alleged role in a land deal that angered Palestinian Christians, church officials said. The patriarch has been under attack over a deal in which church property in Jerusalem was leased to a Jewish group. Such land transactions, while legal, are politically explosive because Palestinians see...

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Holocaust Memorial Opens in Berlin

May 10, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4531669.stm

On May 10, 2005 BBC News reported, "German politicians and Jewish leaders have marked 60 years since the end of World War II by officially opening Berlin's vast Holocaust memorial. The Monument to the Murdered Jews of Europe is a sprawling field of 2,700 stone slabs near the Brandenburg Gate. The dedication comes after years of delays and disagreements over design and construction issues. Backers of the...

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Troy Community Divided Along Religious Lines on National Day of Prayer

May 10, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.woodtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=3308608

On May 10, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "it was a day of separation for different religious groups in the Detroit suburb of Troy. Yesterday afternoon, about 250 people participated in a Christians-only prayer session in front of Troy City Hall. A similar number of Christians and members of other faiths attended the Troy Interfaith Group service at Northminster Presbyterian Church. Mayor...

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Synagogue Burns Down in Moscow Suburb Amidst Allegations of Anti-Semitism

May 10, 2005

Source: WCCO

Wire Service: AP

http://wcco.com/topstories/topstories_story_130111641.html

On May 10, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A fire roared through a synagogue in a Moscow suburb early Tuesday, burning down much of the wooden structure in an incident that Jewish leaders blamed on anti-Semitism. The synagogue in the town of Malakhovka, 12 miles southeast of Moscow caught fire at about 6 a.m., and the flames quickly...

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White Supremacists Rally at Somerville Public Library

May 8, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/05/08/white_supremacists_rally_in_somerville/

On May 8, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "about two dozen supporters of an Arkansas-based white supremacist organization rallied in the rain yesterday in a Somerville parking lot and prepared to stage a demonstration today outside a Holocaust memorial in downtown Boston, the group's...

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Hundreds of Muslims Barricade Themselves in Al-Aqsa

May 8, 2005

Source: Haaretz

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/573793.html

On May 8, 2005 Haaretz reported, "Between 700 and 1,000 Muslim worshippers barricaded themselves inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque atop the Temple Mount plaza on Sunday. The worshippers arrived at the site after rumors swirled that the far-right Jewish group 'Revava' had planned to visit the Temple Mount. Police have arrived at the scene. United Arab List MK Abdulmalik Dehamshe spoke with Public Security...

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