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Home Schooling, Religion, and Culture in the State of Washington

May 27, 2003

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.tribnet.com/news/story/3189152p-3213417c.html

On May 27, 2003 The News Tribune reported that "home schooling is gradually growing beyond its conservative, white Christian roots in Washington state... Parents from a growing number of religions and races have joined the movement for a host of reasons, but they often share a dissatisfaction with school systems and a desire to emphasize their cultural or religious values. Evidence of...

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Editorial: Daniel Pipes as Peacemaker?

May 26, 2003

Source: Mother Jones

http://www.motherjones.com/news/update/2003/22/we_420_01.html

On May 26, 2003 Mother Jones printed an editorial by Michael Scherer stating that "like many other Middle East scholars, Daniel Pipes sees a way to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But unlike most of his peers, Pipes sees no room for negotiation, no hope for compromise and no use for diplomacy. 'What war had achieved for Israel,' Pipes explained at a recent Zionist...

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Islamic Organizations Note Renewal

May 26, 2003

Source: Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/146/nation/Muslims_find_revival_in_US_amid_hostility+.shtml

On May 26, 2003 the Boston Globe reported that "Islamic organizations and Muslim leaders say a revival has increased attendance at the 1,300 mosques and at the 300 to 400 Islamic schools in the country. This renewal is also accelerating demands for political power to defend the community's interests. There are said...

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Muslims Attend Talk-Radio Workship

May 25, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.calendarlive.com/cl-me-radio25may25,0,7521101.story

On May 25, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "tired of hearing their religion bashed on talk radio, about 30 [CA] Muslims listened to insider secrets Saturday on how 'Rehan from Rancho Palos Verdes' or 'Maryam from Diamond Bar' can get a word in edgewise on the air... Most of the participants were longtime listeners of talk radio, but had never made a call. Instead...

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The Interfaith Resource Center in Delaware Engaged in Outreach

May 24, 2003

Source: The News Journal

http://www.delawareonline.com/newsjournal/life/2003/05/24interfaithcente.html

On May 24, 2003 The News Journal reported that "With a new director and new location set for the Interfaith Resource Center after June 13, the board of directors is interested in how this 30-year-old religious lending library can broaden its reach on the Delmarva Peninsula... 'We think it is worth exploring how we can be more multicultural in...

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Christians, Muslims, and Jews Come Together for "Celebration of Abraham"

May 24, 2003

Source: Lodi News-Sentinel

On May 24, 2003 the Lodi News-Sentinel reported that "the Celebration of Abraham, a movement that started a year ago among several religious leaders and lay people in the Lodi area to spread cultural respect and world peace, has spread to Stockton and other Northern California communities... Last year's celebration was held before a packed house at the Lodi Boys and Girls Club in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy. The event focused on the common belief in the patriarch Abraham and his sons, Isaac and Ishmael, among the...

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Religious Ceremonies that Mark Milestones in Life

May 24, 2003

Source: The Buffalo News

On May 24, 2003 The Buffalo News reported on "the first of a four-part series, published on consecutive Saturdays, describing some of the religious ceremonies practiced by different faiths to mark four major milestones in life -- birth, coming of age, marriage and death... Phil Stevens, an associate professor in the anthropology department of the University at Buffalo says that rituals welcoming newborns are 'extremely widespread" worldwide...'" The article then provides examples for a bris, a baptism, and a Muslim aqiqa.

Muslim Community Resources Ignored by U.S. Government

May 24, 2003

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascitystar/living/religion/5933425.htm

On May 24, 2003 The Kansas City Star reported that "the American Muslim community could be an invaluable resource on the war on terror, but it is virtually ignored by the U.S. government, say Muslim leaders... The Muslim community could also help in the construction of a realistic U.S. foreign policy toward Islamic countries, said Eric Vickers, a St...

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Florida Muslims and Christians Unite to Encourage Dialogue

May 23, 2003

Source: St. Petersburg Times

On May 23, 2003 the St. Petersburg Times reported that "The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) and the Florida Council of Churches (FCC) announced a statewide partnership Thursday to encourage dialogue between Christians and Muslims... The FCC and CAIR-FL will host public dialogues around the state beginning Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church... A panel of speakers from different faiths will share their perspectives and answer questions. The sessions are intended to...

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California Muslims and Law Enforcement Agencies Unite

May 23, 2003

Source: MPAC News

http://www.mpac.org/

On May 23, 2003 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported that "in a packed news conference at the Islamic Center of Southern California, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and six representatives of local and federal law enforcement held a joint news conference on the partnership between the American Muslim community and law enforcement during this time when the country is on orange alert... Law enforcement officials included FBI Special Agent in...

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Interfaith Partnership to Host Refugee Resettlement Programs

May 23, 2003

Source: The Tampa Tribune

http://tampatrib.com/floridametronews/MGAK80MK1GD.html

On May 23, 2003 The Tampa Tribune reported that "the Sudanese family's arrival in Tampa [FL] late Wednesday marks a milestone for faith groups that help refugees settle here. For the first time, Christians and Muslims have formed a partnership to sponsor the newcomers... 'It's a true interfaith project,' says Danielle Kearney, director of the refugee resettlement program for Lutheran...

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