On January 13, 2004 Sing Tao Daily reported, "By scheduling mid-year exams on Lunar New Year’s Day, some New York public high schools have incensed the Chinese community. On Jan. 13, under pressure from the community, Joel Klein, chancellor of the NYC Department of Education (DOE), sent letters to school principals asking them to rearrange exam dates for students who’d like to...
On December 22, 2003 the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops reported that delegates of The National Council of Synagogues and The U.S. Catholic Bishops Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs met on December 11, 2003, at St. Marys Seminary and University in Baltimore, MD to discuss their concern for a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-...
In the Winter, 2002 issue, Hospital Topics reported that "to be effective, [hospital] managers must have a
basic understanding of the implications of cultural, ethnic, and religious
diversity, as the number of Americans whose culture, ethnicity, and religion
differ from those of the American mainstream increases... This means that the
expectations and needs of diverse staff and, as important, the various patients
treated in [hospitals] must be understood and met to the greatest extent possible... [The article] provides a basic...
On July 3, 2002 The Fort Worth Star-Telegram featured an article on a gathering in Dallas of thousands of Christians to applaud the words of Benny Hinn, a celebrated faith healer, as he explicitly condemned Islam. "Several area ministers, joining the Grapevine-based Pentecostal on stage
last week at American Airlines Center in Dallas, clapped and nodded their
approval. The line between Christians and Muslims, they said later, is the
On June 13, 2002, The Dallas Morning News reported "Baptist's slam on Muhammad repudiated by other faiths." The article noted that the statement about the Prophet Muhammad "was the most recent in a series of conservative Baptist comments and actions over the last 20 years or so that have antagonized one group or another." This included...
On February 7, 2002, The Boston Globe reported that "Michelle Cohen doesn't hesitate to take her daughter out of
school to observe the Jewish high holidays. The choice between practicing her
faith and attending classes, she said, is clear-cut. But religious services,
Cohen and other Marlborough [MA] parents say, shouldn't have to compete with
assignments and tests...
In response, the School Committee is considering closing school on...
On December 27, 2001, The Washington Post reported that "teaching about religion is tough terrain for public school teachers, but something that a growing number of educators believe is imperative to help young people understand not only the forces that drive human history but also the diversity in their own neighborhoods. Before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks generated new interest in...
On October 4, 2001, The Denver Post reported that in Boulder, CO "the Christians, Quakers and Hindus who rallied in front of the Army Recruiting Center on Wednesday said all of their faiths share one mandate: peace."
On June 3, 2001, The Boston Globe reported on Dave Bernier, a farmer in the Berkshires. "His goats, in accordance with Muslim religious law, pass their days without
stress, feeding on grass, and when the time comes to slaughter them, Bernier
sometimes accompanies them to the slaughterhouse to keep watch while Allah's
name is pronounced and the animals' jugular veins are cut...his new habits are guided by business sense: At the end
of the day, he's working for the imam." Bernier is one of 65 farmers who met in Blandford "to explore a...
On April 30, 2001, the Los Angeles Times reported that "at the Cultural Court
in Little Saigon, hundreds gathered...to mark the 26th
anniversary of the fall of South Vietnam. Political and religious leaders took the podium to remember the April 30
surrender of the Saigon Government in 1975 and to call for religious freedom and
basic human rights...Local Catholics, Protestants and two Buddhist sects, Hoa Hao and Cao Dai, lit
incense at an altar during the program."
On January 6, 2001, The Dallas Morning News reported that "a little more than a year ago, Pleasant Valley Unitarian Universalist Church made some dramatic changes in its Sunday service. Members started lighting candles for the elements: earth, air, fire and water. Sermons became more focused on natural themes, such as gardening. And worship leaders started using the words God and Goddess. It was time, the Garland church had decided, to "go pagan," to become the first avowed