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NY High School Students Discuss Religious Differences

June 3, 2003

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/mynews/ny-puloutt3311684jun03,0,5448525.story

On June 3, 2003 Newsday reported that "eleventh-graders Adam Faroqui, a Muslim, and Joseph Sadon, a Jew, aren't best friends despite their religious difference but because of it. The two actually became friends debating the Arab-Israeli conflict at Francis Lewis High School in Fresh Meadows [NY]... These students have a unique perspective on these issues; they are among...

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Editorial: Between Hope and Despair

June 2, 2003

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/5994249.htm

On June 2, 2003 The Charlotte Observer printed an editorial by Akbar S. Ahmed stating that "if you appear in the U.S. media with a Muslim name like mine, you live suspended between hope and despair, compassion and anger, acceptance and prejudice, inclusion and exclusion... You are blindly associated with the actions of Muslims all over the world, and your religion itself appears to...

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Update: Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Project

May 31, 2003

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20030531/NEWS10/105310143

On May 31, 2003 The Toledo Blade reported that "one of the most vivid images to emerge from a MultiFaith Habitat for Humanity project to be dedicated tomorrow was that of an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman wearing a head scarf carrying a board together as they cleaned the construction site... Nobody snapped a photograph of the...

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Editorial: Lieberman's Presidential Run

May 27, 2003

Source: Fortune

http://www.fortune.com/fortune/thisjustin/0,15704,454261,00.html

On May 27, 2003 Fortune printed an editorial by Jeffrey H. Birnbaum stating that "Joe Lieberman should be the hands-down front-runner for President among Democrats. He came within a chad's width of being elected Vice President and is better known than any of his eight rivals. But polls show that the Connecticut Senator is behind in such key states as Iowa and New Hampshire, and...

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Editorial: Daniel Pipes as Peacemaker?

May 26, 2003

Source: Mother Jones

http://www.motherjones.com/news/update/2003/22/we_420_01.html

On May 26, 2003 Mother Jones printed an editorial by Michael Scherer stating that "like many other Middle East scholars, Daniel Pipes sees a way to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But unlike most of his peers, Pipes sees no room for negotiation, no hope for compromise and no use for diplomacy. 'What war had achieved for Israel,' Pipes explained at a recent Zionist...

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Christians and Jews Unite for "Mitzvah Day"

May 24, 2003

Source: The Beacon Journal

http://www.ohio.com/mld/beaconjournal/news/local/states/ohio/counties/summit_county/5935946.htm

On May 24, 2003 The Beacon Journal reported that "more than 400 volunteers from Temple Israel and First Congregational Church of Akron will be planting seeds of kindness on June 1... The two congregations -- one Christian, the other Jewish -- will join forces to complete about 25 projects in the Akron [OH...

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Christians, Muslims, and Jews Come Together for "Celebration of Abraham"

May 24, 2003

Source: Lodi News-Sentinel

On May 24, 2003 the Lodi News-Sentinel reported that "the Celebration of Abraham, a movement that started a year ago among several religious leaders and lay people in the Lodi area to spread cultural respect and world peace, has spread to Stockton and other Northern California communities... Last year's celebration was held before a packed house at the Lodi Boys and Girls Club in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy. The event focused on the common belief in the patriarch Abraham and his sons, Isaac and Ishmael, among the...

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The Interfaith Resource Center in Delaware Engaged in Outreach

May 24, 2003

Source: The News Journal

http://www.delawareonline.com/newsjournal/life/2003/05/24interfaithcente.html

On May 24, 2003 The News Journal reported that "With a new director and new location set for the Interfaith Resource Center after June 13, the board of directors is interested in how this 30-year-old religious lending library can broaden its reach on the Delmarva Peninsula... 'We think it is worth exploring how we can be more multicultural in...

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Religious Ceremonies that Mark Milestones in Life

May 24, 2003

Source: The Buffalo News

On May 24, 2003 The Buffalo News reported on "the first of a four-part series, published on consecutive Saturdays, describing some of the religious ceremonies practiced by different faiths to mark four major milestones in life -- birth, coming of age, marriage and death... Phil Stevens, an associate professor in the anthropology department of the University at Buffalo says that rituals welcoming newborns are 'extremely widespread" worldwide...'" The article then provides examples for a bris, a baptism, and a Muslim aqiqa.

Trance: an Audio-Visual Exhibit Sparks Intercultural Dialogue in NY

May 23, 2003

Source: The Jewish Week

http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=7945

On May 23, 2003 The Jewish Week reported that "the shop down the block from the Eldridge Street Synagogue specializes in fish balls, not matzah balls, and the closest house of worship is the Pechau Buddhist temple. But the Lower East Side [NY] still reverberates with the energy and concerns of a century ago, when Russian Jewish immigrants built the neighborhood synagogue......

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Rabbi Links Hate Crime to T.V. Show

May 23, 2003

Source: Boston Herald

http://www2.bostonherald.com/news/local_regional/hull05232003.htm

On May 23, 2003 the Boston Herald reported that "police found a swastika painted on the front door of Temple Israel on Tuesday morning, the day the second installment of CBS's 'Hitler, the Rise of Evil' aired. The word 'Juden' - German for 'Jew' - was next to the Nazi symbol... 'My feeling is, and I'm not the only one, that some of this may have been in response to the...

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Florida Muslims and Christians Unite to Encourage Dialogue

May 23, 2003

Source: St. Petersburg Times

On May 23, 2003 the St. Petersburg Times reported that "The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) and the Florida Council of Churches (FCC) announced a statewide partnership Thursday to encourage dialogue between Christians and Muslims... The FCC and CAIR-FL will host public dialogues around the state beginning Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church... A panel of speakers from different faiths will share their perspectives and answer questions. The sessions are intended to...

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