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ADL Supports Resolution to Protect Arab, South Asian, Muslim, and Sikh-Americans

July 30, 2003

Source: The Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/DiRaB_41/4288_41.htm

On July 30, 2003 The Anti-Defamation League issued a press release stating that "(ADL) today urged the Speaker of the House of Representatives to schedule a floor consideration of a measure condemning bigotry and violence against Arab-Americans, South Asian-Americans, Muslim-Americans and Sikh-Americans on the House agenda. Resolution 234 was approved by the House Judiciary Committee on...

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Denial of Services for Sikhs

July 30, 2003

Source: Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/neigh_city/20030730sikh0730p5.asp

On July 30, 2003 the Post-Gazette reported that "one year ago last week, Harpreet Grewal decided to take his wife out on the town to celebrate her birthday. But when they arrived at Donzi's Restaurant in the Strip District [in Pittsburgh], they were turned away, because Grewal, a Sikh, was wearing a turban... He was angry, but he didn't pursue the matter, thinking it was an...

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San Marga Iraivan Temple in Hawaii

July 30, 2003

Source: The Honolulu Advertiser

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2003/Jul/31/ln/ln03a.html

On July 30, 2003 The Honolulu Advertiser reported that "San Marga Iraivan Temple, rising on the grounds of the 33-year-old Saiva Siddhanta Church monastery, is built of Indian white granite and formed by Indian stonemasons... It is fulfilling the vision of the late Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, known to his followers as Gurudeva, founder of the church...

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Update: Ventura, CA Landmark Cross Up for Debate

July 28, 2003

Source: Ventura County Star

http://www.insidevc.com/vcs/ve/article/0,1375,VCS_251_2140684,00.html

On July 28, 2003 the Ventura County Star reported that "in 1939, [Stan] Kohls' parents, Herbert and Judith, were among the last Jews to escape Nazi Germany's death camps... The narrow escape left Kohls with a deep sympathy and passion for helping those wronged by society, he said... He got involved early with the civil rights movement... Kohls received...

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U.S. to Deport Largest Number of Visitors from Muslim Countries

July 28, 2003

Source: Washington Times

http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20030728-080915-8935r.htm

On July 28, 2003 the Washington Times reported that "the United States is moving to deport the largest number of visitors from Muslim countries in U.S. history... In a report Monday, the Washington Post said with little public notice, the government is moving to deport more than 13,000 of the nearly 83,000 men older than 16 who complied with the 2002 alien...

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Monastic Retreats at the Hsi Lai Temple

July 27, 2003

Source: Whittier Daily News

On July 27, 2003 the Whittier Daily News reported that "Louvenia Ortega came to the Hsi Lai Temple [CA] for a one-week monastic retreat to learn more about Buddhism... She started out by getting mad and failing as a group leader. She discovered that is a good way to learn... Everybody wanted to tell her what to do, so she lost her temper, the Hacienda Heights resident said... They came from as far as Taiwan, Hong Kong and Vancouver and as close as Monrovia and Whittier, each paying an $80 registration fee. The retreat is open to...

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Couple Attempts to Maintain Respective Traditions in Interfaith Marriage

July 26, 2003

Source: Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20030726/NEWS10/107260103

On July 26, 2003 the Toledo Blade reported that "they met in college in Houston, a Hindu from Toledo and a Conservative Jew from Port St. Lucie, Fla. They fell in love, broke the news gently to their devoutly religious parents, and tied the wedding knot - twice - in separate ceremonies in Toledo last weekend... Now Minal and Gary Kopel face...

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Indianapolis as America's Religious Crossroads

July 26, 2003

Source: Indy Star

http://www.indystar.com/print/articles/8/060595-9098-047.html

On July 26, 2003 the Indy Star reported that "Indianapolis... was chosen as one of just five American cities to be showcased to a group of scholars from around the world... 'The question for all of us is, 'How do we go on living with others despite the differences between our religions?'' says the professor from the Philippines. 'We come from 17 different countries with different...

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Update: Dalai Lama to Visit Bloomington, IN

July 25, 2003

Source: Herald-Times

http://www.phayul.com/news/article.asp?id=3960

On July 25, 2003 the Herald-Times reported that "Anticipation of the Dalai Lama of Tibet's Sept. 7 visit to Bloomington increased Wednesday when it was announced that Muhammad Ali also will attend the events planned for that day... The Dalai Lama will dedicate the new, 10,000-square-foot Chamtse Ling interfaith temple on the Tibetan Cultural Center (TCC) grounds... Ali, boxing champion and peace advocate,...

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