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Akron Area Interfaith Council

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House Votes to Allow Religious Groups to Restrict Employment

February 4, 2004

Source: The Las Vegas Sun

http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/bw-cong/2004/feb/04/020408634.html

On February 4, 2004 The Las Vegas Sun reported that "the House voted Wednesday to extend a program that lets religious groups restrict employment to members of their faith in hiring for community programs financed by federal grants. Democrats failed to win approval of several amendments that would have ended the practice. The Bush...

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America's New Melting Pot

February 2, 2004

Source: The Newhouse News Service

http://www.newhousenews.com/archive/tilove020504.html

On February 2, 2004 The Newhouse News Service reported, "The Melting Pot comprises the nation's largest metropolitan areas, where most immigrants come in search of their American dream and from which many existing residents depart to chase their dreams in the presumably greener pastures of the New Sun Belt. The Melting Pot is becoming less white and more diverse at a pace without...

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Mufti Asks Muslims to Respect Hindu Sentiments, Not Sacrifice Cows for Eid ul-Zuha

February 2, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/469249.cms

On February 2, 2004 The Times of India reported, "In a significant gesture on the eve of Eid ul-Zuha, the influential Darul Uloom school of Islamic theology on Sunday asked Muslims to sacrifice animals other than cows in states where cow-slaughter is banned. 'Though cow-slaughter is legitimate under Shariat, it is advised that sheep, goat and camel be sacrificed in states where...

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NH Community Supports Hindu Temple Destroyed by Fire

February 1, 2004

Source: The Hampton Union

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/hampton/02012004/news/73826.htm

On February 1, 2004 The Hampton Union reported that "the aftermath of a New Year’s Eve fire that gutted the Saraswati Mandiram Hindu Temple on Ladd’s Lane has Pandit Ramadheen Ramsamooj, the church’s leader, feeling both devastated by the loss and uplifted by the outpouring of community support - a support he did not realize was there until he...

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Interfaith Service in South Carolina

January 31, 2004

Source: The State

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/7840904.htm

On January 31, 2004 The State reported, "People of faith from a wide range of traditions came together at Washington Street United Methodist Church Friday night to affirm their commitment to fight poverty and injustice in the world. The interfaith worship service, which drew a diverse crowd of more than 200, was part of the People’s Agenda for Economic Justice, a two-day effort...

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Opinion: Secularism Essential for a Cohesive Society; Religious Symbols Promote Individualism

January 30, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/30/opinion/30COQ.html

On January 30, 2004 The New York Times ran an op-ed piece by Guy Coq, author of a book on secularism in France, in which he argued for the value of laïcité, the closed French word to "secularism." Coq writes, "Our uneasiness about head scarves and other religious symbols in schools is a result of our long, often painful, history. If we bow to demands to allow the practice of religion...

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In Kansas City, a Muslim and a Hindu Discuss Faith

January 24, 2004

Source: Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascitystar/living/religion/7780791.htm

On January 24, 2004 the Kansas City Star published an editorial by Rushdy El-Ghussein, former president of the Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City, on how individuals should participate in public debates concerning religion: "Discussions and debates should bring understanding between people without them being pressured or forced to adopt each other'...

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Interfaith Foundation

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Phone: 513-793-9233

Update: Michigan Religion Students Might Qualify for Grants

January 22, 2004

Source: The State News

http://www.statenews.com/article.phtml?pk=21646

On January 22, 2004 The State News reported, "A package of bills passed by the state Senate on Tuesday might qualify theology, divinity and religious education students for state scholarships, but MSU students will not be affected. Michigan law prevents religious education students from receiving such funds, but the package, which includes seven bills, would make them eligible. Several scholarship and...

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University of California Celebrates Tolerance Week

January 22, 2004

Source: The California Aggie

http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=2249

On January 22, 2004 The California Aggie reported, "Hoping to promote tolerance for all religions, members of the campus interfaith community are participating in this year's Tolerance Week. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., the Interfaith Council is sponsoring a bowling event, an interfaith discussion panel, and video viewing during the week to emphasize diversity, tolerance, and acceptance in...

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