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Muslims and Mormons Join Forces to Deliver Personal Hygiene Kits to Iraq

May 6, 2003

Source: MPAC News

On May 6, 2003 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported that "the Southern California Muslim community and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also know as the Mormons or LDS) have joined forces to assemble 10,000 personal hygiene kits to be shipped to the families of Iraq... The initiative, called 'Project Iraqi Relief', will bring together members of the Mormon and Muslim communities to assemble 10,000 personal hygiene kits consisting of soaps, towels, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and combs, among other items. The...

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Senate Bill 322 in Colorado Seeks Foreign Student Status Verification

May 5, 2003

Source: Council on American-Islamic Relations

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/030505/dcm062_1.html

On May 5, 2003 the Council on American-Islamic Relations issued a press release stating that CAIR "today called on the Colorado General Assembly to modify proposed legislation that it says stigmatizes Muslim students in that state and falsely links the faith of Islam to terrorism... CAIR said Bill 03-322, which passed through the state Senate last week, requires state-sponsored...

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Ordinary Citizens Encounter Problems with Terrorist Name Lists

May 5, 2003

Source: Mother Jones

http://www.motherjones.com/news/outfront/2003/19/ma_377_01.html

On May 5, 2003 Mother Jones reported that "profiling has become common since September 11, as the federal government increasingly requires private businesses to do the work of law enforcement. Banks have long faced steep fines and even prison time for those responsible if they do business with anyone on a list of suspected terrorists, money launderers, and narcotraffickers...

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Interfaith Vigil for Peace Continues in Arizona

May 5, 2003

Source: Tucson Citizen

http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/local/5_5_03vigil.html

On May 5, 2003 the Tucson Citizen reported that "the interfaith vigil for peace at the Islamic Center of Tucson [AZ] continues - even after President Bush on Friday announced an end to major combat operations in Iraq... The war in Iraq may end, but the round-the-clock Interfaith Vigil to Stop Violence will not end until there is peace in the Middle East, said Moji Agha, the founder of the...

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"Building Bridges" Interfaith Dinner Links Muslims with African and Latino-Americans

May 4, 2003

Source: Newsday

http://www.nynewsday.com/news/local/nyc-nyarab043267911may04,0,7416986.story

On May 4, 2003 Newsday reported that "on the evening of April 24, a group of local Arabs held a special 'Building Bridges' dinner to create friendships and alliances with activists in the African-American and Latino communities... 'We have more in common and we must come together,' said Bishop Vincent Cooper, an African-American and pastor of White Rock...

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Assemblyman Roger Green Reflects on His Muslim Faith

May 3, 2003

Source: Newsday

http://www.nynewsday.com/news/local/nyc-muslim0503,0,2446578.story

On May 3, 2003 Newsday reported that "speaking publicly about it for the first time, [Roger] Green told Newsday last week he has been a practicing Muslim for more than 30 years. He is the only Muslim elected official in New York State, he and others say... In a telephone interview from Albany, Green said he has been reflecting deeply on his Muslim faith lately......

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Dickinson College Students Map Religious Diversity of Pennsylvania

May 2, 2003

Source: Penn Live

http://www.pennlive.com/living/patriotnews/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_standard.xsl?/base/living/1051781819113460.xml

On May 2, 2003 Penn Live reported that "students in a New American Religious Diversity class at Dickinson College [PA] this semester did fieldwork just a short ride from their dorms in Carlisle... The students were welcomed as Muslims prayed at a mosque in Steelton,...

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Update: Interfaith Prayers at Muncie City Hall

May 2, 2003

Source: Indy Star

http://www.indystar.com/print/articles/0/039991-4390-P.html

On May 2, 2003 the Indy Star reported that "the Christians prayed, and so did Jews, Muslims, Hindus and Bahais, for one nation under God, indivisible... But they did so in separate services Thursday honoring the National Day of Prayer, challenging the very meaning of an observance meant to unite all Americans... At noon, an estimated 125 people gathered for an hourlong service on the...

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Editorial: Dear President Bush

May 2, 2003

Source: Mercury News

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/opinion/5771173.htm

On May 2, 2003 the Mercury News printed an open letter to the President stating that "the mixed messages your administration sends on religious tolerance are painful to many. You can refer to Islam as a religion of peace, but when you nominate Daniel Pipes to the U.S. Institute of Peace and invite the Rev. Franklin Graham to lead services at the Pentagon, and maintain a cozy...

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Update: Interfaith Prayers at Muncie City Hall

May 1, 2003

Source: Indy Star

http://www.indystar.com/print/articles/9/039773-9429-009.html

On May 1, 2003 the Indy Star reported that "a decision to ban Jews, Muslims and others who don't pray in the name of Jesus from fully participating in a National Day of Prayer service in downtown Muncie today has turned a communal expression of civic pride into a symbol of religious division... Even though everyone is welcome to pray outside City Hall at noon today, the evangelical...

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Multifaith Group Calls on Bush to End U.S. Occupation of Iraq

May 1, 2003

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/05/01/MN284310.DTL

On May 1, 2003 the San Francisco Chronicle reported that "top religious leaders from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths have called on President Bush to renounce 'first strike war,' end the U.S. occupation of Iraq and let the United Nations lead reconstruction efforts there... Their statement was released in Chicago on Wednesday at the end of a two...

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Update: Hate Crimes on UC Berkeley's Campus

April 30, 2003

Source: UC Berkeley News

http://www.berkeley.edu/news/berkeleyan/2003/04/30_toler.shtml

On April 30, 2003 UC Berkeley News reported that "for some students, Berkeley’s reputation as a place of tolerance and acceptance doesn’t quite match their reality... Last spring, Berkeley Hillel, a Jewish student center, was marked by anti-Jewish graffiti and had a brick thrown through one of its windows. On Christmas Eve, a swastika and Aryan Nation symbol...

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