Judaism

"Jews for Jesus" Campaign Expands and Offends in Wash.

August 17, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6464-2004Aug16.html

On August 17, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Jews for Jesus, a San Francisco-based group, said it trained more than 600 local volunteers to evangelize the region's 220,000 Jews as part of a worldwide campaign called 'Operation Behold Your God.' The Washington outreach, at an estimated cost of $200,000, is scheduled to begin tomorrow with three days of...

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Jews, Christians and Muslims from Atlanta Visit Sites of Ancient "Al-Andalus"

August 14, 2004

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/saturday/content/epaper/editions/saturday/faith_values_14d19512e3d0a1980050.html

On August 14, 2004 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, "This summer, 32 Atlantans took a 10-day journey together through Andalusia --- the region of southern Spain that includes Grenada, Seville and Toledo --- and to Morocco, to see remnants of a distinctive way of life that...

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Interfaith Conference Examines "Religion, Peace and the Olympic Ideal"

August 11, 2004

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ChJew_31/4547_31.htm

On August 11, 2004 the Anti-Defamation League issued a press release that reported, "The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) participated in a gathering of religious and interfaith leaders from around the world in Athens in the run up to the 2004 Summer Olympics in Greece. The Interreligious Conference in Athens, August 10 – 11, 2004, was hosted by the Greek Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in...

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"Religions for Kerry": Democrats Seek Religious Voters

August 11, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-na-faith8aug08,1,3897896.story?coll=la-news-religion

On August 11, 2004 the the Los Angeles Times reported that,"hoping to loosen President Bush's hold on voters who regularly attend church, Sen. John F. Kerry's campaign has launched what many observers say is the most ambitious Democratic effort in recent times to reach people of faith... The Kerry...

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Continuing Cemetery Attacks Provoke Outrage, Calls for Govt' to Take Punitive Action

August 11, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/france/story/0,11882,1280535,00.html

On August 11, 2004 The Guardian reported, "President Jacques Chirac led politicians and religious leaders in a now familiar chorus of revulsion yesterday at the latest desecration of a Jewish cemetery to unsettle France. Vandals smashed gravestones and scrawled swastikas, Celtic crosses and Adolf Hitler's name (misspelt) in black paint on 56 tombs in the graveyard in Lyon on...

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Jewish Groups Predict Record High Levels of Anti-Semitic Attacks

August 8, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1278580,00.html

On August 8, 2004 The Guardian reported, "Anti-Semitic attacks in Britain will reach record levels this year, say Jewish groups which accuse the government of inaction. The predicted sharp rise, from 375 last year, appears to be reflected across many European Union countries. Zvi Heifetz, Israel's new ambassador to London, warned last week that combating anti-...

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Republican Pressured to Resign After Comments Insulting Gays, Buddhists

August 6, 2004

Source: Duluth News Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.duluthsuperior.com/mld/duluthtribune/9336902.htm

On August 6, 2004 Duluth News Tribune/AP reported, "The independent candidacy of state Rep. Arlon Lindner has caused discord among Republicans in his suburban district, leading party activists to call on their colleagues to turn away from Lindner's re-election bid. Lindner has ignited repeated controversies in the Legislature...

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Anti-Semitic Hate Crime to Be Charged as Civil Rights Violation in Franklin, MA

August 6, 2004

Source: Milford Daily News

http://www.milforddailynews.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=53080

On August 6, 2004 the reported, "three teens accused of painting a swastika and other offensive material with mustard on a car last week will face charges in court including civil rights violations, according to police... 'I don't want this swept under the carpet. It's a hate crime pure and simple,' said Jamie Baer, 40, whose family's car was the target....

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Interfaith Community Defends Muslim Cleric Accused of Aiding Terror in San Diego

August 6, 2004

Source: The San Diego Union Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/nation/terror/20040803-2228-hamas-staff.html

On August 6, 2004 The San Diego Union Tribune reported that, "people of many faiths voice their support for El-Mazain. Scores of people crowded the federal courthouse Tuesday in support of a prominent San Diego Muslim cleric whose arrest on terrorism charges inspired Jewish, Catholic and Protestant community leaders to come to...

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Save Darfur Coalition Declares Aug. 25 "Sudan: Day of Conscience"

August 3, 2004

Source: National Council of Churches

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/04sudanconscienceaug25.html

On August 3, 2004 the National Council of Churches issued a press release that reported, "The Save Darfur Coalition, composed of National Council of Churches and 70 other faith-based, humanitarian and secular civic organizations, has identified Wednesday, August 25, 2004 as Sudan: Day of Conscience. On that day, communities across North America are urged to engage in interfaith...

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