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Arrest of James Yee Prompts Review of Military Chaplain Selection Process

September 28, 2003

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2003/09/28/MN98830.DTL

On September 28, 2003 The San Francisco Chronicle reported that "neither military nor civilian authorities have brought formal charges against [Chaplain James] Yee, but after his arrest the Pentagon says it has begun a review of the admittedly ad hoc process it has used for years to select and train chaplains of all faiths.

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Synagogues Offering New Forms of Worship

September 28, 2003

Source: The Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

http://www.courier-journal.com/localnews/2003/09/28ky/wir-front-services0928-12863.html

On September 28, 2003 The Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) reported that "amid local and national worries that the Jewish population is stagnating, aging, tuning out to religion and intermarrying with non-Jews at high rates,...synagogues are offering broader menus of worship styles. The Temple and Adath...

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Rabbi Fails to Move Shul to Church Property

September 28, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2003/09/28/rabbi_loses_first_round_in_fight_to_stop_church_sale/

On September 28, 2003 The Boston Globe reported, "Pray it ain't so. That's one of Rabbi Mendy Uminer's dwindling options after he lost a bid last week to move his makeshift shul into sprawling surplus church property in the Putterham section of South...

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Synagogues Adapt their Worship for Broader Appeal

September 28, 2003

Source: The Courier Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/localnews/2003/09/28ky/wir-front-services

On September 28, 2003 The Courier Journal reported "amid local and national worries that the Jewish population is stagnating, aging, tuning out to religion and intermarrying with non-Jews at high rates, synagogues are offering broader menus of worship styles. The Temple and Adath Jeshurun, for example, offered services during this weekend's New Year'...

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Interfaith Conference Held in Astana

September 28, 2003

Source: VOA [Voice of America] News

http://www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=BAD2FF09-E42A-460D-96B8D7B3E235C217

On September 28, 2003 VOA [Voice of America] News reported, "While the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan might seem an improbable venue for a major religious conference, key leaders of the world's 18 major faiths traveled to this historical crossroads of East and West for a two-day congress. The high-level delegations...

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Buddhist Artist From Myanmar Bridges Two Cultures

September 27, 2003

Source: Tulare Advance Register

http://www.tulareadvanceregister.com/news/stories/20030927/localnews/344

On September 27, 2003 Tulare Advance Register reported that Ven. Ashin Sandamanaw a 30-year-old Buddhist monk from Myanmar, the country known as Burma until 1989, uses vivid watercolors to paint Burmese landscapes, fishermen and rice farmers from his home in California. Yet today he also often paints Asian settings with American landscapes....

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Immigrant Buddhist Monk Paints to Remind Himself of Home

September 27, 2003

Source: Tulare Advance-Register

http://www.tulareadvanceregister.com/news/stories/20030927/localnews/344791.html

On September 27, 2003 Tulare Advance-Register ran a feature article on a Buddhist artist in Farmersville, CA. Ven Ashin Sandamanaw, a 30 year-old Buddhist monk from Myanmar in Southeast Asia, has taken up painting as a way of staying in touch with his homeland. "Sandamanaw has a cure for homesickness. He uses vivid watercolors to...

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Buddhism Spreading in the Northwest

September 27, 2003

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/living/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/living/106466382351280.xml

On September 27, 2003 The Oregonian reported "the number of Buddhist groups is surging in the region. The Northwest Dharma Association was born in the late 1980s and has been keeping track of Buddhist groups in the region since about 1996. Back then the organization knew of about 100...

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$2 Million Thai Buddhist Temple in Philly Will Be Modeled on Temple in Thailand

September 27, 2003

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/6871971.htm

On September 27, 2003 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that a "well-established, often well-heeled Thai community now has plans that would add an exotic element to the Bensalem skyline - a $2 million, palatial temple with a steeple rising nearly seven stories, towering over Philadelphia Park, the township hall, and surrounding businesses, churches and homes. The new Wat...

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Interview With Baha'i Woman in Nashville

September 27, 2003

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/local/archives/03/09/40010712.shtml?Element_ID=40010712

On September 27, 2003 The Tennessean ran a feature interview with Joyce Jackson, a Baha'i woman in the Nashville area. Among other questions, she was asked what she liked best about her place of worship, to which she answered: "The diversity — the Baha'i community is made up of people from every walk of life and all races and...

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