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Muncie Interfaith Roundtable

November 14, 2001

Source: The Star Press

http://www.thestarpress.com/Local_News/1114faith.html

On November 14, 2001, The Star Press reported, "Tragedy brings varied faiths together." It reported on a gathering of local Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Hindus: "The Muncie Interfaith Roundtable event was the first time in recent years that members of such varied religions in Muncie [IN] had gathered to share their beliefs and feelings about current events. This time they had good reason to...

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Groups Use September 11 to Foster Hate

November 14, 2001

Source: The Kansas City Star

On November 14, 2001, The Kansas City Star featured an article on "a two-year study recently released by the Center for New Community, a faith-based Chicago nonprofit group that monitors hate groups... The study's author said the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have been a boon, as many white-power organizations have tried to use the incidents to rouse anti-Semitic sentiment and latch onto anti-immigrant feelings that have sprung up in some parts of the country."

AJC Protests CAIR's Participation in Civil Rights Conference

November 14, 2001

Source: The Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/templates/misc/printstory.jsp?slug=sfl%2Dptribal14nov14

On November 14, 2001, The Sun-Sentinel reported, "Jewish leaders try to block Islamic speaker at West Palm civil rights meeting." The article noted that leaders of the American Jewish Committee tried to block the participation of a panelist from the Council on American-Islamic Relations at the Florida Commission on Human Relations...

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Boston Area Family Celebrates Diwali

November 14, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

On November 14, 2001, The Boston Globe reported that "Indra Prasad-Milowe is preparing for the Hindu festival of lights, called Diwali ...'Everyone opens their homes, everyone forgives and forgets,' says Prasad-Milowe. Her family gives money to charities and they "light lamps of unity and brotherhood to make the world happy'...The festival honors Lakshimi, a Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity. According to the myth, on the third day of this five-day festival, Lakshimi descends to Earth to visit places that are lit and clean,...

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Steven Emerson: Controversial Terrorism Expert

November 13, 2001

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A24457-2001Nov13.html

On November 13, 2001, The Washington Post featured an article about Steven Emerson, "The man who gives terrorism a name: Expert's finger-pointing troubles Muslim groups." It reported, "His slashing accusations that some Muslim groups in the United States tolerate terrorism draw denunciations from groups like the Council on American-Islamic Relations...which...

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Orange County: Construction of New Religious Centers Expands

November 11, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

On November 11, 2001, the Los Angeles Times reported that "within the next few years, construction of more than a dozen major buildings in various religious communities will give Orange County's spiritual skyline a more cosmopolitan feel, complete with a Buddhist monastery, one of the country's largest mosques and a $65-million Jewish community center."

New Study Produces U.S. Religion Statistics

November 10, 2001

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.gc.cuny.edu/folio/index.htm

On November 10, 2001, The Houston Chronicle reported that "while much is made of America's spiritual renewal, the number of adults with no religious identification more than doubled in the past decade, according to a...study, released recently by the Graduate Center of the City University of New York...The survey fills a gap left by the U.S. Census, which does not ask about religion...The survey also found that:...

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Airport Discrimination Against Sikhs, Muslims

November 10, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On November 10, 2001, The New York Times reported that Dr. Ahluwalia, an American Sikh who is chairman of the department of preventive medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, "had already passed through a metal detector and been scanned by a hand-held wand, setting off no warning beeps. So, he said, he was stunned when the guardsman told him to remove his turban...Sikh travelers say that since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks they have been singled out for questioning by the police and security workers at American...

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Construction Begins on New Orleans Jewish Community Center

November 10, 2001

Source: The Times-Picayune

On November 10, 2001, The Times-Picayune reported that while "singing 'God Bless America' and 'Hatikvah,' the Israeli national anthem, scores of New Orleans-area Jews this week ceremonially marked the beginning of construction of a new $9 million Jewish community center in Metairie, a joint effort that spanned the area's several Jewish denominations."

"The Three Faiths:" War and the "Moral Use of Force"

November 9, 2001

Source: The Plain Dealer

On November 9, 2001, The Plain Dealer featured the article "Three faiths agree: War is hell; Mainstream Islam, Judaism and Christianity have developed similar principles on the moral use of force, but extreme elements in each faith have also distorted religious teachings with murderous results."

Center for Religious Inquiry Offers Variety of Classes

November 6, 2001

Source: The Plain Dealer

On November 6, 2001, The Plain Dealer featured an article on the Center for Religious Inquiry in New York City, which is run by a Reform Rabbi in close partnership with the rector of New York's Episcopal St. Bartholomew's Church where the center has been housed since its founding in 1999. The center offers a "catalog of courses, seminars, lectures and foreign tours."

Jewish Women Perform Shmira, Sitting with Dead

November 6, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On November 6, 2001, The New York Times reported that the Orthodox Jewish ritual known as sitting shmira has taken on new dimensions in the wake of Septeber 11. In New York at the makeshift morgue for victims of the terror attacks, students from Stern College for Women fulfill the Jewish comandment "to keep watch over the dead, who must not be left alone from the moment of passing until burial... working in shifts from Friday afternoons until nightfall on Saturdays, the holiest part of the week. The rest of the time, the task is...

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Rochester Interfaith Gathering: To Remember, To Unite

November 5, 2001

Source: The Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.rochesternews.com/1105story3.html

On November 5, 2001, The Democrat and Chronicle reported, "Many faiths seek unity amid conflict: Special rite in Rochester draws 120 worshippers." The event "began with the blowing of a Jewish shofar, followed by Buddhist bells and a Muslim call to prayer. They were at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church yesterday -- Christians, Jews, Muslims and representatives of other faiths -- to remember...

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American Jewish Identity Survey Indicates Decline in Those "Jewish by Religion"

November 2, 2001

Source: The Jewish Week

http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=5301

On November 2, 2001 The Jewish Week reported, "The number of Jews who identify with a religion other than Judaism has more than doubled in the last decade, marking a growing split between Jewish ethnicity and religion. A new portrait of American Jewish religious identification conducted by three leading sociologists reveals that 1.4 million Jews say that they are Jewish by...

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