Interfaith

Interfaith Talks Take New Dimensions in Seattle

December 16, 2001

Source: The Seattle Times

On December 16, 2001, The Seattle Times reported that, in Seattle, "two Christian pastors, a Jewish rabbi and a Muslim layman talked about how people of different faiths can learn to trust each other in these troubled times... In the aftermath of Sept. 11, interfaith groups -- especially those featuring Jews, Christians and Muslims -- are finding a renewed sense of purpose. Though Christian-Jewish dialogues have taken place for decades in Seattle, it has only been in recent years -- and especially since Sept. 11 -- that such groups...

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Religion and Spirituality Find New Home in Corporate America

December 16, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

On December 16, 2001, The Boston Globe reported that "spurred by years of downsizing, rightsizing, and job insecurity, US employees are at the forefront of a grass-roots movement that is quietly creating a spiritual revival in the workplace... Religion and spirituality, normally taboo in corporate america, are suddenly on the agenda as some employees search for more meaning at work and as some business leaders seek more socially responsible approaches to business and new ways to motivate and inspire workers."

Town Common to be Home to Diverse Displays

December 16, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

On December 16, 2001, The Boston Globe reported that "two more displays will soon join the Christmas creche on the town common [in Norwood, MA] this holiday season. Norwood selectmen, with little discussion, approved the applications... for a kiosk celebrating religious diversity and a billboard supporting separation of church and state.

Arson at New York Sikh Center, Gobind Sadan USA

December 15, 2001

Source: The Post-Standard

http://www.syracuse.com/news/syrnewspapers/index.ssf?/newsstories/20011215_rnfire.html

On December 15, 2001, The Post-Standard reported "3 Arrested in Temple Fire." The article noted, "Three teen-agers told police they plotted to burn down a Sikh temple in Palermo last month because they thought the people who worshipped there supported the recent terrorist attacks. ... In their statements to police, the teens...

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FBI Uncovers Plot to Bomb Mosque and Congressman's Office

December 14, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

On December 14, 2001, The Los Angeles Times reported, "At Mosque, Relief and Thanks." While members of the King Fahd mosque community were feeling "gratitude," the alleged bomb plot "also set off another round of acrimony between Muslim and Jewish organizations." The article reported that "The Muslim Public Affairs Council called on the Justice Department to freeze the JDL's assets, just as federal authorities recently shut down the Holy Land Foundation" and "the Council on American-Islamic Relations [CAIR] demanded that the Anti-...

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Indian Cultural Society of Lansing: Interfaith Efforts to Help Needy

December 14, 2001

Source: The Lansing State Journal

http://www.lsj.com/news/local/011214indians_3b.html

On December 14, 2001, The Lansing State Journal reported, "Indian community helps food bank feed the hungry." The article noted, "Leaders of the area's Indian community Thursday apologized for donating only $10,000 to the Greater Lansing Food Bank this year. But food bank officials were thrilled to receive the money from one of their largest donors during a lunch for senior citizens...

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Memorial Service Reflects on US Solidarity

December 13, 2001

Source: The Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/nationworld/orl-asecterror12121201dec12.story?coll=orl%2Dnews%2Dheadlines

On Thursday December 13, 2001, The Orlando Sentinel reported that the University of Central Florida hosted the "United We Stand" memorial on the three month anniversary of September 11. "Speakers from various religions and backgrounds took the stage in front of an American...

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FBI Uncovers Plot to Bomb Mosque and Congressman's Office

December 12, 2001

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/onpolitics/transcripts/issa_text121201.html

On December 12, 2001, The Washington Post published the full transcript of the press conference of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) regarding the bombing plot. His statement read, in part: "Although this plot apparently involved members of the Jewish Defense League, I know that Jewish Americans, of which I have some of my colleagues with...

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Kansas City Celebrates Pluralism

December 12, 2001

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.cres.org

On December 12, 2001, The Kansas City Star reported that "since Sept. 11, leaders in government - like those in schools, hospitals, media and business - want to be sure they are discharging their duties with particular sensitivity to religious concerns... As part of a recognition of pluralism in the [Kansas City] area, Jackson County Executive Katheryn J. Shields is developing a six-month calendar of community open houses scheduled by ethnic and faith...

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Rochester Interfaith Group to Visit "Ground Zero"

December 11, 2001

Source: The Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.rochesternews.com/1211story5.html

On December 11, 2001, The Democrat and Chronicle reported "Diverse area delegation on visit to ground zero." The article noted, "An interfaith delegation from Rochester will journey to New York City today. Approximately 50 participants -- representatives of the Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh communities -- will make the trip, hoping to reflect on the events of Sept. 11 and to solidify their...

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Rocks Thrown at East Bay Mosque

December 11, 2001

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/partners/ns/mosque_20011211.htm

On December 11, 2001, The Contra Costa Times reported, "Concord mosque attack probed as hate crime." The article noted, "Two men wearing dark hooded sweatshirts threw a total of two rocks through the front window of the Islamic Center of Contra Costa at 1:15 a.m. Sunday, said Concord police Lt. Dan Siri. No one was injured, though many parishioners were worshipping...

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EEOC Reports, Responds to Workplace Bias After September 11

December 11, 2001

Source: EEOC

http://www.eeoc.gov/meetings/12-11-01.html

On December 11, 2001, The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published remarks of Commission Members Cari M. Dominguez and Paul M. Igasaki from the meeting on "Employment Discrimination in the Aftermath of September 11" at EEOC headquarters. Remarks of panelists, which include Dr. Ziad Asali of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Amardeep Singh of The Sikh Coalition, Jean AbiNader of the Arab American...

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