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Conference Brings Together Diverse Religious Leaders for Training

June 29, 2002

Source: Newsday

On June 29, 2002 Newsday reported on an interfaith conference in New York City designed to help religious leaders "sustain their post-9/11 ministry." The conference was attended by "approximately 800 priests, pastors, imams, rabbis and other spiritual leaders from the metropolitan area... 'Leaders of faith communities are the first line (of defense) in mental health,' said Rabbi Stephen Roberts, president of the National Association of Jewish Chaplains, who chaired the daylong conference sponsored by the American Red Cross last month in...

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Latino Muslims Receive More Attention and Support

June 28, 2002

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.arizonarepublic.com/arizona/articles/0628latinomuslims

On June 28, 2002, The Arizona Republic reported that "the estimated 40,000 Latino Muslims in the United States remained far off the country's cultural radar until earlier this month when a Latino Muslim named Jose Padilla was accused by federal authorities of plotting... to detonate a radioactive 'dirty...

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Northern Virginian Muslim Women Profiled as Local Leader

June 28, 2002

Source: Observer News

http://www.observernews.com/stories/current/news/062802/omar.shtml

On June 28, 2002 Observer News of Northern Virginia featured a profile of Manal Omar, who lives in Reston and who grew up in Northern Virginia after her parents emigrated from Palestine. Manal is "an economic researcher at the World Bank.. [and a] vocal advocate of women's rights... Her interest in locally based advocacy has brought her...

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FBI Director Speaks at American Muslim Council's Convention

June 28, 2002

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washtimes.com/national/20020629-33455225.htm

On June 28, 2002, The Washington Times reported that "FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III yesterday encouraged the American Muslim Council to cooperate with the FBI to prevent future terrorist attacks... In a speech in Alexandria... Mr. Mueller — the keynote speaker for the group's 11th annual meeting — called on the members 'as Americans to continue working with us to defeat...

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Islamic Center of Carthage

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 27 June 2002.

Contact Information

Address: 427 State Street, Carthage, NY 13619

Religious Centers Grow with Northern Virginia Population

June 27, 2002

Source: The Washington Post

On June 27, 2002 The Washington Post reported that "Census figures show that the Northern Virginia suburbs [of Washington, DC] are among the fastest growing in the country. But unlike giant chains such as Blockbuster and Burger King, churches, synagogues and mosques often do not have the capital or luxury to stay one step ahead of the demographic curve. Planning and fundraising take time, and dealing with the thicket of local land-use regulations can [be difficult]... 'We've seen the number of people attending in the last...

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National Center Crimean Tarta

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 14 April 2003.

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Address: 24 Greene Dr., Commack, NY 11725

Muslim Woman Fights Florida's New Requirement for Non-Veiled License Photo

June 27, 2002

Source: The New York Times

On June 27, 2002 The New York Times reported that "a Muslim woman who says the state [of Florida] is violating her religious rights in demanding that she remove her veil for a driver's license photograph will be in court this week to try to regain her driving privileges" without having to re-take her current license photograph.

Long Island Muslims Reach Out to FBI and Police

June 24, 2002

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/printedition/ny-liisla222762011jun24.story

On June 24, 2002 Newsday reported that two FBI agents and a representative from the New York City police observed Friday prayers at the Islamic Center of Long Island. "They came at the invitation of Ghazi Khankan, director of Interfaith Affairs at the Westbury [NY] center, who wants to build a relationship between the Muslim community and law enforcement agencies...

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