On February 19, 2003 the Pensacola News Journal reported that "the Pensacola Study Group [in FL], a Nation of Islam affiliate, has been advertising the event - in celebration of the Nation of Islam's Saviour's Day - for weeks. But when [Jim] Paul found out Tuesday that the group was renting the school to broadcast Farrakhan's speech, he refused to sign the...
On February 18, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "flush from antiwar demonstrations that drew millions of participants
worldwide, Los Angeles religious leaders and peace activists said Monday they
are already looking beyond a possible war with Iraq to building a broad-based
peace movement... Meeting at the USC Religious Center, about 20 priests, ministers, rabbis,
Muslim leaders and peace activists said their first priority is to press
opposition to a war in Iraq and to support those in the military who may want
On February 18, 2003 the San Francisco Chronicle printed an editorial by
Annie Nakao stating that "Wednesday is the annual Day of Remembrance -- 61 years ago, Franklin
Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, putting 120,000 Japanese
Americans behind barbed wire, solely because of their ancestry... And...
On February 17, 2003 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that "as President Bush talks to the country about war with Iraq, Sarah struggles
through every day at school, looking different, feeling different... She's easy to identify at Boca Raton High because she dresses according to her
Muslim faith... But she's found a bit of acceptance in the school's ROTC program... Not because of its connection with military training, but because of the
commander, a man with brown skin and accented English, a man who knows what it's...
On February 16, 2003 The Express-Times reported that "the group of young and old from diverse backgrounds, lead by the Lehigh Valley Peace Coalition, chartered four buses for Manhattan's Upper East Side, where they planned to meet with other groups from the Northeastern United States... The wide-ranging protest was set to kick off Saturday in...
On February 16, 2003 the Mercury News reported that "awakened and alarmed by America preparing for war, thousands of chanting demonstrators gathered in San Jose and Santa Cruz on Saturday, joining an increasingly visible movement against a U.S.-led invasion of Iraq... The San Jose turnout was as deeply diverse as the city, with many of the estimated 3,000 marchers from the...
On February 15, 2003 The Times-Picayune reported that "for the world's 30,000 Swedenborgians who wish more
people were familiar with their beliefs, the Swedenborg Chapel's presence at
Harvard University often has seemed a blessing... That coveted spot within a stone's throw of Harvard Square, however, comes
with the curse of skyrocketing real estate prices. Now, the cash-strapped House
of Studies is selling its neogothic stone temple, and unless the congregation
comes up with $2 million by March 30, the flagship site of...
On February 14, 2003 The Houston Chronicle reported that "members of a north Houston family that practices Santeria rituals said they
were praying for a relative in a coma when authorities barged into their home,
seizing 12 goats, 11 chickens and two pigeons about to be sacrificed... No charges were immediately filed against the five participants in the
religious ritual in the 300 block of Coach near Imperial Valley, but the
SPCA seized all of the animals in the family's back yard Wednesday... The five residents,...
On February 14, 2003 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that "Scott McWilliams didn't believe that God had chosen one woman for him --
until he met and married the woman of his dreams through Equally Yoked, a club
for Christian singles... Susan Jacobs, 26, an Orthodox Jew from Squirrel Hill, met her boyfriend at a
conference on modern Orthodoxy... Before then, Jacobs had tried matchmakers, singles events, and even two
Jewish Internet dating services... for Orthodox Jews... The Internet, where the greatest growth in faith-...
On February 12, 2003 The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that "once a month the ancient language is heard by a slice of metro Atlanta's
Armenian community, which meets at the Epiphany Byzantine Catholic Church in
Roswell. The congregation is a mission parish of the Armenian Church of
one of a handful in the South. The Armenian Church is an ancient branch of
Christianity with distinctive traditions... Armenians have been in metro Atlanta for decades, often finding each other by
On February 11, 2003 the Daily News reported that "community and religious leaders in Brooklyn are praying for peace - but
bracing for war... Hoping to prevent a possible backlash that a war in Iraq might incite against
certain ethnic communities in the borough, city officials and activists
yesterday for a forum dubbed 'We Are All Brooklyn...' Leaders from Brooklyn's Jewish, Muslim, South Asian and African-American
communities were joined by staffers from Mayor Bloomberg's office and the NYPD.
The event was organized by the...
On February 11, 2003 the Omaha World-Herald reported that "whether the sweat lodge in the Brookhaven neighborhood in southwest Omaha is
a religious practice protected under the U.S. Constitution or a threat to
public health and safety will be determined in the next 30 days. Monday, the
City of Omaha said Rose could continue using her sweat lodge while it sorts out
legal issues in the conflict... 'This is my way of life,' said Rose, a spiritual leader in the Northern
Ponca Tribe. 'A lot of people rely on this...' Boyd Bell,...
On February 9, 2003 The Oregonian reported that "during his seven years as a Medford [OR] resident, motel owner Nick Patel has always bragged to friends that he could leave his doors unlocked... But following a half dozen recent hate crimes, including a brash attack last week on a motel clerk from India who was mistaken for an...
On February 9, 2003 NBC 4 News reported that "the Los Angeles Police Department's terrorism hotline is up, running and busy, a police sergeant said Sunday... In addition, the center received several hundred calls during its first day of operation Saturday, and all the calls were 'positive,' meaning there were no prank phone calls... John Miller, who is head of the LAPD's Homeland Security Bureau... cautioned against...