Judaism

Anti-Defamation League Deems "Safe Harbor" Provision Unconstitutional

June 9, 2004

Source: Anti-Defamation League Press Release

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/RelChStSep_90/4510_90.htm

On June 9, 2004 Anti-Defamation League Press Release reported, "A measure under consideration in Congress that would enable churches, synagogues and other houses of worship to make political endorsements is 'unconstitutional, unnecessary and bad public policy,' the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said today in a letter to members of the House Ways...

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Rep. Moran Accused of Anti-Semitic Remarks

June 4, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A14002-2004Jun3?language=printer

On June 4, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "A longtime adviser to Rep. James P. Moran Jr. has lodged about the most damaging allegation that could be made about the congressman from Northern Virginia at this point in his reelection campaign: that he heard him make an anti-Semitic remark. Last night, the seven-term congressman said he is '...

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Judaism Grows Among Black Americans

June 4, 2004

Source: United Press International

http://www.washtimes.com/upi-breaking/20040604-125722-2759r.htm

On June 4, 2004 United Press International reported, "Growing numbers in a congregation of black Jews in Chicago has necessitated a move to a bigger synagogue, once a safe house for Martin Luther King Jr. Rabbi Capers Funnye leads Beth Shalom B'nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation, which this weekend moves from a 1902 synagogue to the larger facility, the...

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Jews Most Frequent Targets for Hate Crimes, Followed by Blacks and Muslims, Report Says

June 2, 2004

Source: Globe and Mail

http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040602/HATE02/National/Idx

On June 2, 2004 the Globe and Mail reported, "The first national snapshot of hate crime in Canada has concluded that Jews, followed by blacks and Muslims, are the most frequent targets for bigots. Statistics Canada released crime figures yesterday supplied by 12 major police forces in Canada. Of the 928 hate crimes reported...

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Presbyterians Debate Interfaith Relations

June 1, 2004

Source: Presbyterian News Service

http://www.pcusa.org/pcnews/2004/04258.htm

On June 1, 2004 the Presbyterian News Service reported, "How Presbyterians should relate to people of other faiths — Jews in particular — is a fractious issue before the General Assembly this year. Commissioners will be asked to address the question: Should the Presbyterian Church (USA) engage in dialogue with people of other faiths — or evangelize them? The issue moved to the front burner last year...

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Jewish Activist Finds His Calling, and His Past.

May 30, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2004/05/30/divine_ties_that_bind/

On May 30, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "As Ari Lipman strode to the pulpit at Temple Salem Seventh-day Adventist Church two weeks ago, he looked completely out of place -- yet seemed entirely at home. And both with good reason. As the only white face in a Dorchester church filled with Haitian congregants, the young...

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Government Orders Closing of Country's Only Remaining Synagogue

May 27, 2004

Source: Ha-Aretz

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/432012.html

On May 27, 2004 Ha-Aretz ran an Associated Press article that reported, "One by one, Jewish worshipers unfurl their white-and-blue prayer shawls and mutter a quick blessing to begin one of the last Sabbath services in Tajikistan's only remaining synagogue. The government of this former Soviet republic has ordered the Jews out of the Dushanbe synagogue by the end of July so it can be demolished with the...

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Muslim-Christian Conference to Include Jews Next Year

May 27, 2004

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/qatar/?id=10088

On May 27, 2004 the Middle East Online reported, " A conference on Muslim-Christian Dialogue opened Thursday in Qatar with an official call to broaden the forum to include Judaism. Qatari Prime Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa al-Thani set the stage for two days of inter-faith talks by drawing parallels between those who believe in the oneness of God. 'Perhaps it is wise to widen the...

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Study Shows Growth in Fundamentalism

May 24, 2004

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/05/23/1085250867903.html

On May 24, 2004 The Age reported, "Fundamentalist religion is here to stay, an interfaith conference of Christians, Jews and Muslims in Melbourne was told yesterday. Professor Des Cahill, head of intercultural studies at RMIT, told the Abraham Conference that a new Christianity was emerging that would be much more conservative. He said fundamentalism was 'religion's revenge...

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At Abrahamic Conference, Former Governor Calls for Cooperation Among Faiths in Fighting Terror

May 23, 2004

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/05/22/1085176042272.html

On May 23, 2004 The Age reported, "Former state governor Sir James Gobbo yesterday criticised people who supported suicide bombing. 'Those who link deliberate suicide to divine approval and reward, whatever the cause, are distorting religion, not preaching it,' Sir James, chairman of the Australian Multicultural Foundation, told the weekend's third international Inter-Religion...

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Jewish Leaders Meet in Budapest to Discuss Challenges and Opportunities in New EU

May 20, 2004

Source: Ha-Artez

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/430025.html

On May 20, 2004 Ha-Artez ran an Associated Press article that reported, "Jewish leaders from more than 40 countries gathered Thursday to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing their communities just a few weeks after the enlargement of the European Union. Participants from Europe, Israel, the United States, and several countries in North Africa were expected to debate topics including...

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