Interfaith

Election 2000

October 19, 2000

Source: Los Angeles Times

On October 19, 2000, the Los Angeles Times reported that "soon after his selection as Al Gore's running mate, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman met with several dozen Arab American leaders in Michigan who worried that, if elected vice president, the orthodox Jew would not be evenhanded on Middle Eastern policy. At the time, Lieberman earned guarded praise by listening to their concerns and reassuring them that he understands their agenda and has a record of fighting for the civil rights of Arab Americans. But after violence exploded in...

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Religion Research is on the Rise

October 18, 2000

Source: The Los Angeles Times

On October 18, 2000, The Los Angeles Times reported that "in Pennsylvania, researchers are documenting how religion keeps young people from drugs and delinquency. In Cambridge, professors are pondering how faith propels environmentalism and inner-city economic development. And in one of the world's most religiously diverse laboratories--Southern California--scholars are visiting such sacred sites as Sikh gurdwaras, Chinese Buddhist temples and Armenian apostolic churches to scrutinize the powerful role that religion plays in...

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Million Family March Held

October 17, 2000

Source: The Baltimore Sun

On October 17, 2000, The Baltimore Sun reported that "hundreds of thousands of men, women and children gathered at the National Mall yesterday to celebrate family unity and racial and religious harmony in a Million Family March organized by Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam. Spread from the U.S. Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial, families listened as Farrakhan delivered a rambling three-hour speech that touched on a variety of issues but mostly sounded a theme of the importance of family. 'The family is the basic unit...

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Interfaith Gathering for Peace

October 17, 2000

Source: The Seattle Times

On October 17, 2000, The Seattle Times reported that as "spasms of deadly violence between Arabs and Jews continued, Jews and Muslims yesterday gathered at separate Seattle-area rallies to voice their support for friends and relatives in the Middle East, and for an end to the fighting. 'God empowers us with peace,' said Rabbi Yechezkel Kornfeld of Congregation Shevet Achim on Mercer Island. 'We must then take that empowerment and actualize it.' About 1,500 people attended the packed Mercer Island service, held at the Herzl-Ner...

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Million Family March Held

October 17, 2000

Source: The Washington Post

On October 17, 2000, The Washington Post reported that "For all the preaching and politics, the Million Family March yesterday sometimes felt most like a big family photo album thrown open. For Seth Shaheed Muhammad, and his wife, Marcia, the moment was the renewal of their vows of marriage. The plan had always been to wait until their 50th wedding anniversary. But here they were, having journeyed from Oakland, Calif., in the 48th year of marriage, pulling a luggage cart along the Reflecting Pool. The cart was packed with a...

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American Children Discuss Peace in the Middle East

October 16, 2000

Source: The Denver Rocky Mountain News

On October 16, 2000, The Denver Rocky Mountain News reported that "children at Temple Emanuel in Denver had some advice for world leaders prepared to take part in Middle East peace talks today: Get over it. 'What's so great about some land,' said Erin Cohan, 11. 'You already have some.' Adults and children, at a temple and a mosque, mostly agreed that the flashpoint of the battle, Jerusalem, must be fairly divided. Many were thankful that peace talks appear to be under way, but expectations were low. 'The wound is...

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Million Family March Hits the Mall

October 15, 2000

Source: The Washington Post

On October 15, 2000, The Washington Post reported that "Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan's latest fancy is the Rev. Sun Myung Moon and the Unification Church, a relationship three years in the making that culminates Monday, when Farrakhan plans to perform a Moon-like blessing of 10,000 married couples during his Million Family March in Washington. The association is part of Farrakhan's effort to move his message beyond the narrow constituencies that have followed him in the past. It is an evolution that has won the man...

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Difficult Choices in the Workplace

October 15, 2000

Source: Los Angeles Times

On October 15, 2000, the Los Angeles Times reported on the challenges in following their religious beliefs within their office environments. It also discussed the moral dilemmas some face that seem to go against their deeply held beliefs. For example, "when Courtney 'Mac' McGregor, a bishop in the Mormon Church, worked as a research scientist at pharmaceutical giant Hoffman-LaRoche, he faced a painful dilemma. For his research on rheumatoid arthritis, he needed to use a fetal enzyme. But his church looks upon abortion as sinful...

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Million Family March Hits the Mall

October 15, 2000

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On October 15, 2000, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that "five years after bringing a multitude of black men to the nation's capital for a day of atonement, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has called for a million families to congregate Monday to seek spiritual strength and political empowerment. Unlike his Million Man March, which focused on African-American males, Farrakhan has urged men, women and children of all races and religions to 'rise above their symbols' and attend the Million...

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Effects of Fighting in the Middle East Felt in the U.S.

October 15, 2000

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On October 15, 2000, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that "hundreds of Muslims gathered in downtown Atlanta on Saturday to express their solidarity with Palestinians in the Middle East and to call for an end to Israeli military strikes against them. The noisy but orderly demonstration across from CNN Center lasted three hours and attracted approximately 300 protesters, most of them Arab-Americans. Similar protests were held over the weekend in Philadelphia, New York and Washington. 'We are here...

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"Meet Your Spouse!"

October 15, 2000

Source: The Daily News

On October 15, 2000, The Daily News (New York) published an article entitled, "Meet Your Spouse! Family Matchmakers Allow Many Couples to Skip the Chase and Cut to the Wedding." Read it here.

"A Taste of Judaism"

October 14, 2000

Source: Los Angeles Times

On October 14, 2000, the Los Angeles Times reported that "a popular national program, 'A Taste of Judaism: Are You Curious?' will be rolled out over the next couple of months at seven Reform temples around Orange County. The first class begins next weekend. 'A Taste of Judaism' is designed for just about anyone who has the slightest interest in Jewish religion and culture. In fact, about 40% of those who attend are not Jewish. It's a chance for people of Jewish heritage to reconnect to their religion and for interfaith spouses...

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