Christianity

Controversy Over Public Christmas Display

October 2, 2001

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

On October 2, 2001, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that in Madison, WI, "ornaments with a religious theme might be allowed on the state Capitol holiday tree for the first time in more than a decade, a top state official said."

Supreme Court Declines to Consider Religious Discrimination and Racial Profiling Cases

October 2, 2001

Source: The Arizona Republic

On October 2, 2001, The Arizona Republic reported that "a Muslim woman will not be allowed to pursue claims that her boss violated her rights by pressuring her to stop wearing a head scarf to work." Zenib Ali said she "was told in 1996 to stop wearing the scarf at work or she would be transferred to a position with less customer interaction...She said her religion requires her head to be covered in the presence of men who are not family members...The Supreme Court declined on Monday to consider reinstating Zeinab Ali's lawsuit...

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Multifaith, Interfaith Responses to Terrorist Attacks (October)

October 1, 2001

Source: Newsday

On October 1, 2001, Newsday reported that "Hundreds of Queens residents gathered...for a solemn and, at times, spirited multifaith service honoring World Trade Center victims. Reflecting the borough's diversity, representatives of virtually every major global religion delivered remarks, including Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Buddhist."

Cardinal Asks Parishioners to Reach Out to Muslim Neighbors

September 24, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/267/metro/Cardinal_repeats_call_to_be_tolerant+.shtml

On September 24, 2001, The Boston Globe reported, "Cardinal repeats call to be tolerant: Group hopes dialogue will bridge divide." The article reported on the formation of an interfaith group to work against discrimination. "Asking parishioners to reach out to neighbors and co-workers of Middle Eastern descent who may be...

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Congressman John Cooksey on Racial Profiling

September 20, 2001

Source: The American Muslim Council

http://www.amconline.org/cgi-bin/release/viewnews.cgi?newsid1001025928,13364,

On September 20, 2001, Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy of the Interfaith Alliance wrote an open letter to Representative Cooksey. The letter read, in part: "Already we have seen an outbreak of violent attacks on people whose only guilt was that of wearing a turban or a beard. We know all too well what explosive rhetoric does in a tense situation...

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