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Interfaith Dinner for N.C. Muslims, Christians, and Public Officials

July 9, 2003

Source: CAIR

http://www.cair-net.org/

On July 9, 2003 CAIR issued a press release stating that "on Friday, July 11, Muslims, Christians and public officials in Charlotte, N.C., will gather for an interfaith dinner designed to promote tolerance among people of all faiths and to counter planned protests at local mosques by an extremist group... 'The goal of this interfaith event is to acknowledge and welcome the diversity present in Charlotte, and to forge positive relationships with members of the...

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Community Leaders Ride Bus to D.C. for Immigrant Rights

July 8, 2003

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/129926_freedom08.html

On July 8, 2003 the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported that "an unprecedented coalition of immigrant rights advocates, community groups and labor unionists plans to get on the bus in Seattle and nine other cities this fall and take their cause to the nation's heartland and on to Washington, D.C.... The 'Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride,' is intended to highlight U.S....

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Update: California Sikh Taxi Drivers Demand Police Action

July 7, 2003

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/cctimes/6248733.htm

On July 7, 2003 the Contra Costa Times reported that "Sikh taxi drivers are so upset over two shootings in four days, one of them fatal, that they no longer want to work at night... On Sunday a group of drivers and Harpreet S. Sandhu, president of the Gurdwara Sahib Sikh temple in El Sobrante, met with Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia to bring attention to their plight and complain about...

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Labeling the United States: From Judeo-Christian to Abrahamic

July 7, 2003

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

http://www.dispatch.com/news/religion/faith-story.php?story=dispatch/2003/07/04/20030704-03901.html

On July 7, 2003 The Columbus Dispatch reported that "even though the United States is a nation of many religions, its image to the world is defined greatly by two — Judaism and Christianity — and its value system has come to be called 'Judeo-Christian...' Recently, American Muslims have begun to...

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Retreat Centers in the Virginia Area

July 6, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A2263-2003Jul3.html

On July 6, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "the 1,000-acre Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville on the James River in Buckingham, Va., schedules yoga classes, group meditations, vegetarian meals, and 10-day silent retreats several times a year. The nondenominational Mountain Light Retreat Center in Crozet, Va., specializes in Zen-based meditation. And the...

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Muslims Gather in Philadelphia to Voice Concerns

July 6, 2003

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/6242879.htm

On July 6, 2003 the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that "fifteen thousand members of two major Muslim organizations have gathered this weekend for the first time in Philadelphia, where the U.S. Constitution was written, partly to voice their alarm that rights set forth in that document are under siege... This meeting, which ends today at the Convention Center, included sessions...

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Diverse Celebrations of the Fourth

July 5, 2003

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/locway/arab5_20030705.htm

On July 5, 2003 the Detroit Free Press reported that "for the hundreds of thousands of Muslims in metro Detroit, Independence Day is all the more symbolic this year. As Muslims gather in mosques near Warren Avenue or in family homes in West Bloomfield for the weekly Muslim holy day, they salute their two heritages -- one more than a millennium old, the other born in 1776... For recent college...

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Diverse Celebrations of the Fourth

July 5, 2003

Source: The Fresno Bee

http://www.fresnobee.com/local/story/7075171p-8008034c.html

On July 5, 2003 The Fresno Bee reported that "a midmorning picnic at California State University, Fresno's J.E. O'Neill Park drew more than 300 people Friday, many eager to show that the Fourth of July is more than fireworks -- it is a time to celebrate the nation's pluralism. Chinese-Hmong dancers, Japanese Taiko drummers, Valley heartland folk players, flamenco dancers and...

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Chicago Police Superintendent Honored by Sikh Community

July 4, 2003

Source: India Abroad

On July 4, 2003 India Abroad reported that "A top Chicago police department official was honored by the local Sikh American community last month for his efforts to counter hate crimes and intolerance against minorities post-September 11th... 'Superintendent Hillard has worked tirelessly to foster understanding between the police and Chicago's diverse communities, including Muslim, Arab and Sikh residents,' said Rajinder Singh Mago of the Sikh Religious Society of Chicago."

Diverse Fremont Residents Bring about Fouth of July Celebration

July 4, 2003

Source: KCBS

http://beta.kpix.com/news/local/2003/07/04/Fremont_Residents_Take_Fourth_of_July_Celebration_into_Their_Own_Hands.html

On July 4, 2003 KCBS reported that "Fremont [CA] residents took it upon themselves to make sure their annual Fourth of July celebration actually took place this year... the city of Fremont originally decided to cancel the event in the Warm Springs district, because of budget...

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Hindu Delivery Man Beaten because Assailants Thought He Was Muslim: Police Filed Hate Crime Charges

July 3, 2003

Source: News Channel 10

http://www.turnto10.com/news/2310456/detail.html

On July 3, 2003 News Channel 10 reported that "New Bedford residents say there is no place in their city for hatred... More than 150 people from various ethnic and religious backgrounds gathered on the steps of City Hall Wednesday to condemn last week's brutal attack on a pizza delivery man... Bhalerao is recovering at home from his injuries and was unable to attend the event. Organizers read a...

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Charles Carroll of Carrollton: Faithful Revolutionary Documents Catholic Signer of the Declaration of Independence

July 3, 2003

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/20030703.htm

On July 3, 2003 the Catholic News Service reported that "Charles Carroll, as one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, helped established democracy in America... As the pre-eminent Catholic politician of his day and the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence, he worked much of his life to win political and civil rights for American Catholics... '...

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