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In Missouri, Women Discuss Their Roles in Different Faiths

March 4, 2004

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/8098317.htm

On March 4, 2004 The Kansas City Star reported, "Some consider discussing religion taboo in the company of strangers. But nearly 400 women of all faiths got together Wednesday at the Overland Park Marriott for a forum to address religious differences and similarities. The forum, 'Defining Women's Roles ...Three Traditions' allowed three female panelists — one...

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Muslim Engineer Charges Airline With Bias

March 4, 2004

Source: The State

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/business/8103318.htm

On March 4, 2004 The State reported, "A flight engineer has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that ATA Airlines Inc. denied him a promotion to co-pilot because he is a Muslim born in the Middle East. In his lawsuit filed Feb. 13 in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis, Ziad Elwazan asks a judge to void a June 2002 decision by its chief pilot that bars him from future attempts to become a...

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Interfaith Prayers Bring Healing to Boston's Logan Airport

March 4, 2004

Source: The Milford Daily News

http://www.milforddailynews.com/artsCulture/view.bg?articleid=42933

On March 4, 2004 The Milford Daily News reported, "Ellen Band has brought prayer into the noisy bustle of everyday life. Now, while travelers rush through Logan Airport, they hear sacred words and sounds from the world's great religions wafting through the elevated walkway to Terminal E. Band's intriguing audio installation rearranges and broadcasts a mix...

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Immigrants Bring Challenge of Multiculturalism to European Countries

March 3, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-kupchan3mar03,1,2720665.story

On March 3, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "A demographic revolution is changing the face of Europe. Declining birthrates, coupled with growing immigration, mean the end of ethnic homogeneity for Europe's traditional nation-states. Also, Europe's predominantly Christian population must get used to the idea of intermixing with...

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At Chicago School, Islamic Club Attracts More Non-Muslims Than Muslims

March 3, 2004

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/printedition/chi-0403030282mar03,1,6198292.story?coll=chi-printmetro-hed

On March 3, 2004 The Chicago Tribune reported, "At one meeting of Evanston Township High School's new Islamic club, non-Muslim students tried on head scarves. At another, they passed around prayer beads used to praise Allah. With Islam facing increasing scrutiny, a group of...

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Interview With Muslim Intellectual Asma Barlas

March 3, 2004

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/000585.php#more

On March 3, 2004 Muslim Wake Up! published an interview with Asma Barlas, "one of the leading academics in the United States studying Islam, examining progressive and non-patriarchal readings of the Qur’an and the West’s interaction with the Muslim world. " In her interview, Barlas describes her views on feminism and Islam, her opinions on the relationship between ignorance...

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French Senate Approves Ban of Religious Symbols

March 3, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3531151.stm

On March 3, 2004 the BBC News reported, "The upper house of the French parliament has approved a bill banning Islamic headscarves and other religious symbols in state schools. The proposal was approved with 276 votes in favour and 20 against. President Jacques Chirac has 15 days to sign into law the bill - passed by the lower house last month. Most of France's political parties, and around 70% of the population,...

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Shiite Muslims in Chicago Mark Ashoura

March 2, 2004

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0403020258mar02,1,1003450.story

On March 2, 2004 The Chicago Tribune reported, "In the parched desert of what is now Iraq, Imam Hussein, the grandson of the prophet Muhammad, was martyred by Sunni Muslim armies, giving rise to the separate Shiite sect of Islam. It all took place more than 1,300 years ago. But for Chicago's small Shiite community--and millions of believers,...

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Catholics Not Included in Religious Tolerance Meeting

March 2, 2004

Source: WPXI

http://www.wpxi.com/news/2888754/detail.html

On March 2, 2004 WPXI ran an Associated Press article that reported, "A meeting to promote religious tolerance in Russia isn't off to a very good start. It seems Catholics aren't invited. More than 300 religious leaders from the Commonwealth of Independent States, a loose grouping of most of the former Soviet republics, are to participate in the conference beginning Tuesday. But the conference will only include...

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Activists Protest Dornan's Anti-Islamic Comments

March 2, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/pilot/news/la-dpt-dornan28feb28,1,6029556.story

On March 2, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Human rights activists protested what they called the 'hate-filled rhetoric' from Republican congressional candidate Robert Dornan outside Huntington Beach City Hall on Friday. Protesters, unfazed by Dornan supporters' screams and shaking fists, showed up to support the Council on...

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Muslims Should Vote to Preserve Democracy

March 2, 2004

Source: The Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/home_article_display.aspx?ITEM=660

On March 2, 2004 The Muslim Public Affairs Council reported, " In this election, as we have witnessed in several elections in the past and will experience in the future, talking heads on television networks will tell us who will likely win. The underlying message is why bother voting at all. For Muslims, that concern is amplified when we see politicians courting the...

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