Judaism

Week Long Program in Vermont to Focus on Islam and Judaism

July 14, 2003

Source: Brattleboro Reformer

http://www.reformer.com/

On July 14, 2003 the Brattleboro Reformer reported that "the attention to Islam that has crystallized in the United States in the last several years has also brought religion into sharper focus for Muslim Americans, sometimes overshadowing other facets of their identity, according to several local [VT] residents... Speaking to about a dozen people gathered at the School for International Training on Friday night, five residents contemplated...

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Carbondale Ethnic Festival Interfaith Service in Illinois

July 13, 2003

Source: The Southern

http://www.southernillinoisan.com/rednews/2003/07/14/build/local/LOC001.html

On July 13, 2003 The Southern reported that "people of all religious faiths and backgrounds need to take the messages they learn in their houses of worship and come together as a unified force for the betterment of their communities... That was the message of Rabbi Mark Shook of Temple Israel in St. Louis, who spoke at the Carbondale Ethnic Festival...

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Muslim Community Concerned about Anti-Abortion Group: Interfaith Community Unite in Support

July 12, 2003

Source: Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/local/6287285.htm

On July 12, 2003 the Charlotte Observer reported that "leaders of Charlotte's Muslim community say they're trying to put a positive spin on what they see as an attack on their religion by an anti-abortion group that also denounces Islam and homosexuality... Hundreds of supporters of Concord-based Operation Save America are expected to gather in the Charlotte area today for a...

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Editorial: Silent Interfaith Meetings with the Religious Society of Friends

July 12, 2003

Source: The Register-Guard

http://www.registerguard.com/news/2003/07/12/d7.rel.trimcolumn.0712.html

On July 12, 2003 The Register-Guard printed an editorial by Helen Park stating that "the Friends Meeting... is distinct from the Friends Church... We have no pastor or prescribed order of service. We worship in silence, with occasional ministry that can come from anyone present. We believe that everyone has direct access to Divine inspiration and...

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Interfaith Conference in Central Ohio

July 11, 2003

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

On July 11, 2003 The Columbus Dispatch reported that "visitors from north and south of the border will salve some local wounds when they come to Columbus for a gathering of many faiths... In an act of support, several participants at next month's conference of the North American Interfaith Network plan to plant a tree and do landscape work at the Islamic Center on E. Broad Street, which was vandalized in December 2001... They also will be made aware of more recent assaults on different religious institutions, including last...

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The Youth for Peace Coalition in Waco, TX

July 10, 2003

Source: Waco Tribune-Herald

http://www.wacotrib.com/news/newsfd/auto/feed/news/2003/07/10/1057840259.29114.5365.1239.html

On July 10, 2003 the Waco Tribune-Herald reported that "fourteen young people � eight black and six Hispanic � are the test class for a new summer camp aimed at promoting friendships and understanding across religious, racial and cultural lines. The Youth for Peace Coalition, an educational program...

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Editorial: the Muslim and Jewish Experience

July 9, 2003

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0709/p09s02-coop.html

On July 9, 2003 The Christian Science Monitor printed an editorial by Ahmed Nassef stating that "Muslim-Americans, especially, face a critical challenge that demands an unequivocal stand against the trap of ignorance and bigotry. In the current chilling political climate of racial profiling, secret detentions, and the mainstream acceptance of anti-Muslim bigotry, we have much to...

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Massachusetts Synagogue Donates Furnishings to Baptist Church

July 9, 2003

Source: The Daily News Tribune

http://www.dailynewstribune.com/news/local_regional/newt_interfaith07092003.htm

On July 9, 2003 The Daily News Tribune reported that "highlighting the often unseen Hub interfaith cooperation, a Newton [MA] synagogue, undergoing a $2 million overhaul, recently donated its old furnishings to a Brockton Baptist church... As Temple Reyim began undergoing a major facelift, synagogue officials donated pews, an organ...

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Labeling the United States: From Judeo-Christian to Abrahamic

July 7, 2003

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

http://www.dispatch.com/news/religion/faith-story.php?story=dispatch/2003/07/04/20030704-03901.html

On July 7, 2003 The Columbus Dispatch reported that "even though the United States is a nation of many religions, its image to the world is defined greatly by two — Judaism and Christianity — and its value system has come to be called 'Judeo-Christian...' Recently, American Muslims have begun to...

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History of Religious Diversity in South Carolina

July 4, 2003

Source: The State

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/living/6228676.htm

On July 4, 2003 The State reported that "three hundred and thirty-three years after its English charter, the Palmetto State [SC] is home to more than 20 faiths, claiming memberships that exceed 2 million followers... That diversity reflects a long-standing commitment to religious freedom that goes back to the state's founding, historians and others say... While Jews were being persecuted and...

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