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Indianapolis as America's Religious Crossroads

July 26, 2003

Source: Indy Star

http://www.indystar.com/print/articles/8/060595-9098-047.html

On July 26, 2003 the Indy Star reported that "Indianapolis... was chosen as one of just five American cities to be showcased to a group of scholars from around the world... 'The question for all of us is, 'How do we go on living with others despite the differences between our religions?'' says the professor from the Philippines. 'We come from 17 different countries with different...

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Indian-American Organizations Unite to Celebrate India Independence Day in California

July 25, 2003

Source: Oakland Tribune

http://www.oaklandtribune.com/Stories/0,1413,82~1726~1532626,00.html

On July 25, 2003 the Oakland Tribune reported that "organizers from three Indian-American organizations who have hosted separate festivals in the past announced Thursday that the dream of a unified Bay Area India Independence Day celebration has been realized... 'Independence Day should not have to be celebrated three times in three weeks,' said Anil Yadav,...

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Spiritual Diversity of Maryland Vacation Church School

July 25, 2003

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.sunspot.net/news/local/howard/bal-ho.vacation25jul25,0,664842.story?coll=bal-local-howard

On July 25, 2003 The Baltimore Sun reported that "spiritual diversity is the essence of vacation church school, a new children's summer program sponsored by Howard County's two Unitarian churches: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia and Channing Memorial Church in Ellicott City... The...

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Inter-Faith Ministries in Wichita, Kansas

July 25, 2003

Source: Tolerance.org

http://www.tolerance.org/news/article_tol.jsp?id=816

On July 25, 2003 Tolerance.org reported that "in Wichita, Kansas, one group combines diversity, faith and community service to make the world around them a better, more accepting place... For more than a century, Inter-Faith Ministries has brought together people of all faiths to build inter-religious understanding and promote justice. Currently, membership represents the widest range of faith...

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Home Invasion Robbery Involving Pakistani Family

July 24, 2003

Source: Northwest Herald

http://www.nwherald.com/spider/NWH/news/278238174209699.shtml

On July 24, 2003 the Northwest Herald reported that "on Sunday night, three to five men dressed in black – their faces masked by bandanas – invaded Damani's home in the 1500 block of Farm Hill Drive [IL]. The men allegedly terrorized his family, demanded money and beat him with a club... Nothing was stolen... No one has been arrested, but Algonquin police do not...

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Plaques with Biblical Psalms Removed from Grand Canyon

July 23, 2003

Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/6365296.htm

On July 23, 2003 the Fort Worth Star-Telegram printed an editorial by Jim Jones stating that "last week, bronze plaques with Bible passages declaring God's majesty and glory were removed from three popular lookout spots on the South Rim of the canyon. Grand Canyon National Park officials removed them after complaints from the American Civil Liberties Union and others... During a...

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Students Work on Hmong and the Modern World

July 22, 2003

Source: Marshfield News-Herald

http://www.wisinfo.com/newsherald/mnhlocal/280007909307412.shtml

On July 22, 2003 the Marshfield News-Herald reported that "Mai Lee Vang, of Weston knows what it's like to be caught between two cultures. Every day, the 15-year-old has to make decisions as a daughter of Hmong parents and as a teenager in the United States... Vang is one of more than 2,500 Southeast Asian students who attend D.C. Everest and Wausau schools who...

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Fortuneteller Law Denounced as Unconstitutional

July 21, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-fortune21jul21,1,6362990.story?coll=la-news-religion

On July 21, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that San Francisco "supervisors passed a controversial new law last week to license a much-maligned industry that offers psychic solutions and cosmic guidance to customers, from lonely hearts to those obsessed with their futures... The ordinance...

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Mormon Church Having Difficulties Registering With Government

July 18, 2003

Source: Cybercast News Service

http://www.crosswalk.com/news/religiontoday/1210353.html

On July 18, 2003, Crosswalk.com posted a Cybercast News Service story , which reported, "While Russian Orthodox, Muslim and most other denominations practice in Tatarstan with relative ease, the Mormon Church is still having problems registering with the government in Tatarstan and is challenging the government's refusal...A U.S. State Department human rights report released...

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Iranian Jewish community in Los Angeles and Their Role in Student Protests in Iran

July 18, 2003

Source: Jewish Journal

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=9692818dc9b706fc1ce59502ed17829d

On July 18, 2003 the Jewish Journal reported that "as student protests against the Iranian regime swept the streets of Tehran and other cities in the country, the large Iranian Jewish community in Los Angeles followed developments with fervent interest, while keeping a low public profile... Actively cheering on the...

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Indians Comprise Second Largest Immigrant Group

July 16, 2003

Source: Indo Link

http://www.indolink.com/News/NRI/news_071603-190255.php

On July 16, 2003 Indo Link reported that "Indian immigrants, numbering over seventy thousand, comprised the second largest immigrant group to the United States in 2002, the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) said in a report released Tuesday. BCIS was previously known as the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (INS)... A total of 1.063 million people migrated to the...

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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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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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Update: Obon Celebrations in California

July 12, 2003

Source: Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/071303/071203mhsObon.shtml

On July 12, 2003 the Appeal-Democrat reported that "Saturday night, [Toshiye] Kawamura danced several dances with a group of women and girls on stage at the Buddhist Church of Marysville [WA] during the annual Obon Festival. A larger circle of revelers, many of whom had practiced four or six times previously, followed their guides' moves... Japanese paper lanterns kept the evening...

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