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Update: Crash at West Virginia Mosque

January 24, 2003

Source: The Dominion Post

http://www.dominionpost.com/a/news/2003/01/24/ab/

On January 24, 2003 The Dominion Post reported that "a WVU student told FBI agents Wednesday he crashed his car into the side of an Evansdale mosque last week -- but then drove off because he thought the accident was minor and not worth reporting... No charges have been filed against the student, whose name wasn't released Thursday by the FBI or city police... The admission by the Indian student...

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More Energy Efficient Houses of Worship

January 23, 2003

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0123/p11s02-lire.html

On January 23, 2003 The Christian Science Monitor reported that "churches, mosques, and synagogues look for ways to make their buildings more energy efficient, both to heed ethical imperatives against waste, and also to save money... Churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples get help for stewardship efforts in EPA's Energy Star program, which identifies equipment, appliances, and...

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Update: Crash at West Virginia Mosque

January 23, 2003

Source: The Dominion Post

http://www.dominionpost.com/a/news/2003/01/16/ac/

On January 23, 2003 The Dominion Post reported that "a vehicle careened into the side of the mosque at 441 Harding Ave., just off University Avenue [in Morgantown, W. VA]... Ahmed el-Sherbeeny, a mechanical engineering doctoral student from Egypt who regularly prays at the mosque, doesn't think it was an accident -- as he pointed to tire tracks that he said show the vehicle backing up to make...

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Interfaith Services in the Military

January 23, 2003

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/living/religion/4992942.htm

On January 23, 2003 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that "in the sanctuary of the Fort Dix Chapel, soldiers attend a traditional Protestant service at 9 on Sunday mornings... Fifteen minutes after it finishes, another group comes in for a Catholic Mass, and 15 minutes after the Mass ends, an African American-oriented gospel service gets under way... Down the...

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Logistical Issues Concerning Closing Schools for Religious Holidays

January 23, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

On January 23, 2003 The Boston Globe reported that "parents asked school officials at a School Committee meeting last week to do more to accommodate students who want to observe the Jewish High Holy Days - if making those days holidays is not practical, parents said... The Regional School Committee of Berlin and Boylston postponed until Feb. 5 a decision on whether to close for the holy days so committee members could get more information about the district's demographics and policies in neighboring communities... Committee...

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CAIR Calls for Religious Leaders to Repudiate Baptist Marquee

January 22, 2003

Source: The Florida Times Union

http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/012203/met_11536731.shtml

On January 22, 2003 The Florida Times Union reported that "an umbrella group representing 3,500 Florida churches led a chorus of denunciations yesterday aimed at a Jacksonville church sign saying Islam's founder approved of murder... The executive director of the Florida Council of Churches, whose congregations have an estimated 1.5 million members...

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CAIR Calls for Religious Leaders to Repudiate Baptist Marquee

January 20, 2003

Source: CAIR

http://www.cair-florida.org/church.htm

On January 20, 2003 CAIR reported that "Florida's office of the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) today called on religious leaders in that state to repudiate a Jacksonville Baptist church road-side display that says, 'Jesus Forbade Murder, Matthew 26 52, Muhammad Approved Murder, Surah 8 65.' 'All Americans must band together to condemn hate speech designed to divide our nation along religious...

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New Faces of Muslim Public Affairs Council

January 18, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-religmuslim18jan18.story

On January 18, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "the weekly planning meeting of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) is buzzing with the energy of Gen-Xers who are emerging as the new leadership of one of Southern California's most prominent Islamic organizations... Fresh off a splashy effort last week to train human rights monitors to keep tabs on a...

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Religion as Source of Tension in the Workplace

January 17, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://boston.com/dailynews/017/economy/In_the_workplace_religion_beco:.shtml

On January 17, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "worker complaints of religious discrimination made to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission jumped more than 20 percent last year, driven primarily by claims of retaliation against Muslims... But in a much more gradual trend, complaints... involving a broad range of religions...

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CAIR Calls for Religious Leaders to Repudiate Baptist Marquee

January 17, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/2003-01-17/churchsign.asp

On January 17, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "The Council on American-Islamic Relations-Florida is calling on state religious leaders to repudiate a Jacksonville church's roadside sign... The Reverend Gene Youngblood... leads the Conservative Theological Society and Conservative Christian Academy. He says he has been using the marquee-type sign to express the...

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Muslim Coalition Receives Federal Funding to Fight Substance-Abuse

January 15, 2003

Source: Islamic Horizon

On January 15, 2003 the Islamic Horizon reported that "the coalition for Human Development (CHD), a broad based coalition established in 2001 under the auspices of the MPSGP (Muslim Physicians Society of Greater Pittsburgh), has received a $100,000 government grant to organize programs to help reduce and prevent substance-abuse in Monroeville, PA."

New Masjid in Boston, MA

January 15, 2003

Source: Islamic Horizons

On January 15, 2003 the Islamic Horizons reported that "Muslim Bostonians, officers of the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB), Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino, Rep. Michael E. Capuano (D-MA), city officials, and civic leaders... gathered... on Nov. 7... to start construction on a new masjid. The... structure is located on a 2-acre lot... in Roxbury, MA."

Home Schooling Muslim Children

January 14, 2003

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0114/p13s01-lecl.html

On January 14, 2003 The Christian Science Monitor reported that "the Saleem family is part of a small but growing number of American Muslims opting to teach their children at home. As do home schoolers of other faiths, Ms. Saleem says teaching her children herself ensures they absorb a strong religious identity... But since Sept. 11, she says, a newer set of fears is pushing...

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13th Street May Become Al-Rahman Street in Garden Grove, CA

January 13, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/la-me-street13jan13,0,6378380.story

On January 13, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "Garden Grove [CA] officials are considering whether to change the name of a small stretch of 13th Street to Al-Rahman Street at the request of a local Islamic group... Most of the block on 13th west of Brookhurst Street is owned by the Islamic Society of Orange County, where thousands of Muslims congregate daily for prayers...

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