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Religious Groups Speak Out Against War with Iraq: Oct. 2002

October 11, 2002

Source: Rocky Mountain News

On October 11, 2002 Rocky Mountain News reported that "seven Colorado clergy... pleaded for peace at a news conference Thursday on the steps of the Denver City and County Building... the group also included leaders from the Lutheran, Catholic, United Church of Christ and Quaker churches, as well as an imam from a Lakewood mosque. Sister Cecily Jones of the Sisters of Loretto order said more than 130,000 Americans have signed a 'peace pledge' on behalf of Iraq."

Iglesia Genesis, Inc.

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Phone: 414-562-0377

Templo de Alabanza

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Phone: 414-672-7004

Interfaith Alliance Director Sends Open Letter to President Bush Regarding Falwell and Christian Right

October 10, 2002

Source: The Interfaith Alliance

http://www.interfaithalliance.org/press/2002/t021010.htm

On October 10, 2002 The Interfaith Alliance reported that "in an open letter sent to President Bush this morning, the Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, executive director of The Interfaith Alliance, spoke out against the inflammatory comments made in a CBS '60 Minutes' interview that aired October 6,...

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Diana Eck Speaks about Efforts to Maintain Interfaith Friendship

October 9, 2002

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2002-10-09-peace-personal_x.htm

On October 9, 2002 USA Today reported that "the attorneys general for California, Nebraska and Texas report surges in hate crimes in the past year, largely a result of a post-Sept. 11 backlash against Muslims and Arabs... 'There is no doubt that tension and longstanding turbulence in other parts of the world transfer into relations in the United States,' says Diana Eck...

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Milton, MA Schools to Implement Diversity Policy

October 9, 2002

Source: The Patriot Ledger

On October 9, 2002 The Patriot Ledger reported that "Milton Schools Superintendent Mary Grassa O'Neill told the school committee last night that the district is making progress in implementing the diversity policy adopted last year. The school committee adopted the policy at the urging of Citizens for a Diverse Milton, a local grassroots organization, last November. Grassa O'Neill also presented  a newly crafted Milton Public Schools Recruitment and Hiring Handbook last night. The document includes strategies for finding...

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Vigil Moved Due to Security Concerns Regarding Sikh Kirpans

October 9, 2002

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 9, 2002 The Boston Globe reported that "the "Vigil Against Hate," chiefly sponsored by the Massachusetts Interfaith Alliance, was scheduled to take place at 11 a.m. today in the State House's Great Hall, but was moved [to the Unitarian Universalist headquarters on Beacon Street] after officials said they would not allow Sikhs wearing sheathed kirpans into the building. A kirpan is a miniature religious sword, its blade about 4 inches in length, and is part of the ceremonial attire worn by Sikhs. Realizing the...

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Faith-based Initiative Opponents Fear Hiring Discrimination by Religious Groups

October 8, 2002

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 8, 2002 The Boston Globe reported that "A coalition of civil rights groups and liberal House Democrats has mounted an aggressive lobbying campaign to block President Bush's faith-based initiative in the Senate unless the bill explicitly prohibits religious charities from discriminating when hiring... The White House does not want the anti-discrimination language added, because some House conservatives and many evangelical groups have said they will not be able to support the faith-based legislation if it bars religious...

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Reactions to Falwell's Statement "Mohammed was a Terrorist"

October 7, 2002

Source: National Council of Churches News Service

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/02news86.html

On October 7, 2002 the National Council of Churches News Service reported that "the Executive Board of the (U.S.) National Council of Churches this afternoon (Oct. 7) voted unanimously to 'condemn and repudiate' the Rev. Jerry Falwell’s statements yesterday on CBS-TV’s '60 Minutes' about Islam and the Prophet Muhammed, Islam’s founder, saying Falwell’s statements...

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American Jews Remain Wary of Evangelical Christian Support of Israel

October 7, 2002

Source: JTA News

On October 7, 2002 JTA News reported that "thousands of people will gather in Washington this week in support of Israel, but there won’t be many Jews there... The participants in Friday’s rally are evangelical Christians, gathering in the nation’s capital as part of a Christian Coalition of America conference... Nevertheless, many American Jews and Jewish organizations remain wary of the evangelicals, suspecting their motives and disagreeing with them on domestic policy... Rutgers University sociology professor Arlene...

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Reactions to Falwell's Statement "Mohammed was a Terrorist"

October 6, 2002

Source: The Houston Chronicle

On October 6, 2002 The Houston Chronicle reported that "more than 100 Muslims demonstrated outside a local CBS affiliate Saturday to protest a 60 Minutes interview in which the Rev. Jerry Falwell brands the prophet Muhammad a 'terrorist.' According to an article on the CBS Web site, the comments appear in a segment on Falwell and conservative Christians' support of Israel, and their belief that 'the turmoil in the Middle East is a harbinger of the second coming of Christ.'"

Bush Administration Awards Grant Money to Faith-based Service Groups

October 6, 2002

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 6, 2002 The Boston Globe reported that "the Bush administration is giving $25 million to 21 groups, including several that are deeply religious in nature... The grants represent the first tangible result of President Bush's 'faith-biased initiative,' which stalled in Congress amid fierce debate over how religious programs can take government money without running afoul of the constitutional separation of church and state... Several religious groups were among the grant winners, including Virginia-based Operation Blessing...

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Untraditional Places of Worship

October 4, 2002

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

On October 4, 2002 The Columbus Dispatch reported that " Mosaic, [a] 500-member congregation, is a mix of community residents and college students, many international, said the Rev. Darryl Phillips, pastor. The church, which previously met in elementary schools and buildings at Ohio State University, has held services at the movie house the past three years. [On the other hand], some worship places aren't visible to a high volume of traffic, such as that of the Jain Center of Central Ohio, which is nestled in an office...

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