Judaism

Vandalism Against Jewish Couple May be Tied to Prayer Lawsuit

April 30, 2004

Source: The Forward

http://www.forward.com/main/article.php?ref=liss200404291107

On April 30, 2004 The Forward reported, "Police suspect a link between the recent defacement of the home of Steven and Carol Rosenauer and the Jewish couple's legal crusade to stop the recitation of the Lord's Prayer at school board meetings in Bradenton, a city in Manatee County near Sarasota. On April 9, during Passover, the Rosenauers discovered that their home had been...

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Pre-World Parliament of Religions Meeting in Jerusalem Addresses Religion and Violence

April 30, 2004

Source: National Catholic Reporter

On April 30, 2004 the National Catholic Reporter reported, "We had gathered here March 2 and 3 at the Rachem Rachel Hotel on the outskirts of Jerusalem at the invitation of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions. The parliament will hold a major convocation in July in Barcelona, Spain, expected to draw upwards of 10,000 people. One of the focuses of the event is religious violence, and the participants in Jerusalem, mostly Jewish and Muslim but also Christian, Buddhist and Hindu, were modeling an...

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ADL Applauds European Conference's Declaration Against Anti-Semitism

April 29, 2004

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ASInt_13/4486_13.htm

On April 29, 2004 Anti-Defamation League reported, " The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) hailed the unveiling of the Berlin Declaration against anti-Semitism by the 55 nations of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) as 'the end of European denial.' 'European leaders have made a positive commitment to look not only at the root causes of anti-Semitism and its manifestations...

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Center For Religious Tolerance Opens at Rice

April 29, 2004

Source: Rice News

http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~toler/information.html

On April 29, 2004 Rice News reported, "The Boniuk Center for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance, which was formally announced April 22, was made possible by a gift from Dr. Milton Boniuk and his wife, Laurie. 'Advancing the cause of religious tolerance is surely one of the greatest challenges of our age,' said Rice President Malcolm Gillis. 'The Boniuk Center will be concerned with...

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International Conference on Anti-Semitism Convenes in Berlin

April 28, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3665373.stm

On April 28, 2004 the BBC News reported, "A major conference on anti-Semitism has opened in Berlin with calls for renewed efforts to fight the problem. The event was convened in response to an apparent rise in anti-Jewish incidents in Europe. US Secretary of State Colin Powell said the countries present were there 'to stamp out new fires of anti-Semitism within our societies.' The conference aims to draw up...

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Increasing Religious Diversity as EU Accepts New Member States

April 28, 2004

Source: Deutsche Welle

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On April 28, 2004 Deutsche Welle reported, "With the 10 new EU member states, the religious map of Europe is also changing dramatically, bringing aboard Catholics, the Orthodox Church and Protestants...'As we build the new, enlarged Europe, we cannot marginalize religions and the movements that have played a part in European integration and Europe's cultural development and that are showing renewed interest and desire for dialogue with the Union...

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Southern Baptists Join Muslims and the NCC to Help the Uninsured

April 27, 2004

Source: The Associated Baptist Press

http://www.abpnews.com/abpnews/story.cfm?newsId=4235

On April 27, 2004 The Associated Baptist Press reported, "Perhaps only a problem as daunting as the 40-plus million Americans lacking health insurance could bring together officials from groups as diverse as the Southern Baptist Convention, the National Council of Churches, and the Islamic Society of North America. Those groups as well as Catholic, Jewish, Pentecostal and other...

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Editorial: Bridges, Not Roadblocks, Will Build Tolerance Among Abrahamic Faiths

April 27, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

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On April 27, 2004 The Oregonian reported, "After reading Richard Colby's report about this controversy within the Portland area's religious community, I was truly shocked. In a time when we are supposed to be teaching religious tolerance and understanding, it is sad to see the organizers of the "Mayors' Prayer Breakfast of Washington County" acting in such an uncivilized manner. Unfortunately, even though Islam is...

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Curriculum Watchdog Recommends Teaching About UK's Six Major Religions in Public Schools

April 27, 2004

Source: The Independent

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On April 27, 2004 The Independent reported, "Children should begin to learn about another religion alongside Christianity from the age of five, according to new government guidelines on teaching religious education published yesterday. By the time they have finished compulsory education, they should have learnt about the six principal religions represented in the UK - Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism. A report...

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OR Mayor and Rabbi Decline Invitation After Muslim 'Disinvited"

April 24, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/metro/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/10828077352517031.xml

On April 24, 2004 The Oregonian reported, "Organizers of the annual Mayors' Prayer Breakfast of Washington County have voted to bar a local Muslim leader from offering a prayer at the event, leading Beaverton Mayor Rob Drake and other city officials to say they'll skip the May 5 event. 'It's just broken my heart,' Drake said Friday...

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Islamic Group Joins Jews and Christians to Lobby Social Justice in Minn.

April 23, 2004

Source: The Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/4738045.html

On April 23, 2004 The Star Tribune reported, "The Islamic Center of Minnesota joined with Jews, Catholics and mainline Protestants on Tuesday to lobby for certain social justice issues in the state. The center, one of the state's most influential Islamic organizations, signed on as a member of the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition (JRLC) in a ceremony attended by 75 of the state's religious...

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Government Watchdog Urges Public Schools to Teach About Religious Diversity

April 23, 2004

Source: The Independent

http://education.independent.co.uk/news/story.jsp?story=514328

On April 23, 2004 The Independent reported, "Schools will be urged to teach their pupils about a broad range of religious faiths - not just Christianity - in new guidance to be published next week. The guidance, from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), the Government's exams watchdog, will suggest that pupils should be given an understanding of Islam,...

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