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Virginian Christians and Jews United in Support of Israel

July 7, 2003

Source: The Virginian-Pilot

[home.hamptonroads.com/stories/story.cfm?story=56516&ran=241072]

On July 7, 2003 The Virginian-Pilot reported that "local Jews and Christians... have set aside differences to work together for a single cause: supporting Israel... Their ad hoc organization, Jews and Christians for Israel, will hold a rally at the Chesapeake Conference Center on Sunday to promote support for that country, where suicide bombings have killed hundreds in the past 33 months. Strengthening Israel's sagging economy...

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Interfaith Vigil and Candlelight Procession in Philadelphia

July 7, 2003

Source: Bucks County Courier Times

[phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/111-07042003-118804.html]

On July 7, 2003 the Bucks County Courier Times reported that "believing that people of faith must raise their voices for peace, people from diverse religious traditions and beliefs will hold an Interfaith Vigil & Candlelight Procession for Peace, Justice, & Freedom, on Sunday, 7:30 p.m., beginning at historic Christ Church, 2nd & Market Streets, Philadelphia... The Interfaith Vigil and Candlelight Procession is being...

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Labeling the United States: From Judeo-Christian to Abrahamic

July 7, 2003

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

[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 advocate expanding that term to include them, making 'Judeo-Christian-Islamic' or 'Abrahamic' the label for...

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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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Tevi Troy Named White House Liaison to the Jewish Community

July 2, 2003

Source: JTA News

http://www.jta.org/page_view_story.asp?intarticleid=12955&intcategoryid=3

On July 2, 2003 JTA News reported that "The White House has named domestic policy adviser Tevi Troy as the administration’s new liaison to the Jewish community... Troy was a policy director for Attorney General John Ashcroft when Ashcroft was a Republican senator from Missouri. He publicly defended Ashcroft against criticism from Jewish leaders during...

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Interfaith Celebration in Kentucky

July 2, 2003

Source: Herald Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/heraldleader/news/local/6215627.htm

On July 2, 2003 the Herald Leader reported that "the faces in the Kentucky Theatre last night ranged from black to white to brown... Their voices represented Jews, Muslims, Christians and Catholics... And they were all united in cheers... They were gathered for the patriotic "Faces of Faith in America' rally, hosted by The Interfaith Alliance of the Bluegrass... The event...

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Muslims and Jews Learning from Each Other in Rochester, NY

July 2, 2003

Source: Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.rochesterdandc.com/news/IM12VBM_jews02_news.shtml

On July 2, 2003 the Democrat and Chronicle reported that "the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, drove divisions between Jews and Muslims in many cities, but in Rochester [NY], the dialogue between these two communities is growing deeper and deeper... In fact, because of a series of public programs seeking greater understanding, the Commission on Jewish/Muslim...

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High School Students Participate in Interfaith Training Program

July 2, 2003

Source: Religion News Service

[religionnews.com/press02/PR070203.html]

On July 2, 2003 the Religion News Service reported that "fifty Christian, Muslim, and Jewish high school students from the Middle East, South Africa, Northern Ireland and the United States committed to building understanding between peoples of different faiths are spending two weeks together in a groundbreaking leadership-training program... The students, ages 16-18, are participants in the Face to Face/Faith to Faith program, co-sponsored by Auburn...

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The Yuba-Sutter Abrahamic Interfaith Dialogue Program

June 29, 2003

Source: Appeal-Democrat

On June 29, 2003 the Appeal-Democrat reported that Ali "Jensen, of Santa Cruz [CA], converted to Islam about 26 years ago after exploring transcendental meditation and Zen Buddhism, he said. According to Islamic teachings, he prays five times a day and fasts for an entire month, among other things... Jensen was speaking at the second Yuba-Sutter Abrahamic Interfaith Dialogue Program, a group involving Christian, Jewish and Muslim members... Coordinators stressed mutual understanding and peace as goals for the dialogue. They also...

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Editorial: Poverty in the Jewish Community

June 29, 2003

Source: Sightings

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/webforum

On June 29, 2003 Sightings printed an editorial by Martin E. Marty stating that "the June 20 edition of Forward, the Jewish weekly, devotes much space to the United Jewish Appeal Federation (UJAF) population survey of New York. Space is short, so I'll skip most statistics. Broadly, what did Forward find?... in the city, Reform and Conservative Judaism is declining as Orthodoxy...

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'Hebrew National' Umbrellas Subject of Lawsuit in Maine

June 29, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

On June 29, 2003 The Boston Globe reported that restaurant owner "Brian Bartley is suing the town of Kennebunk, Maine, over a ban on the Hebrew National umbrellas he has used at his restaurant... Bartley alleges that the town's code enforcement officer, Paul Demers, targeted his restaurant's dozen Hebrew National umbrellas, citing them as violations of a sign ordinance while ignoring others that touted the names of Budwiser and Poland Spring. Demers, the lawsuit alleges, said the Hebrew National umbrellas were 'personally offensive...

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Interfaith Group Supports Muslims in Building a Mosque

June 24, 2003

Source: Marshfield News Herald

http://www.wisinfo.com/newsherald/mnhlocal/278100915729824.shtml

On June 24, 2003 Marshfield News Herald reported that "members of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths who have joined together to advocate for tolerance of different cultures, races and religions say they are backing an effort by Muslims in Marshfield to build a mosque to serve north central Wisconsin... Members of Marshfield Social Justice, which was formed...

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Update: Supreme Court Upholds ERUV Ruling

June 24, 2003

Source: North Jersey Media Group

http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkyJmZnYmVsN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk2Mzk0OTUw

On June 24, 2003 the North Jersey Media Group reported that "the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected Tenafly's appeal of a decision allowing an eruv - an Orthodox Jewish religious boundary - that uses utility poles... The refusal to review a lower-court decision means that the borough...

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