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Muslim Leaders Call on Democrates to Focus on Civil Rights Issues

June 25, 2003

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=2354

On June 25, 2003 Religion News Service reported that "despite Muslims' and Arab-Americans' frustration with President Bush over what they perceive as unfair treatment, Democrats shouldn't automatically expect those voters to swing their way in 2004, Arab and Muslim leaders say... Bush captured a majority of the Arab and Muslim vote in 2000 after he joined GOP activists in reaching out to their...

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President Bush Backs Federally Funded Religious Groups to Base Their Hiring Decisions on a Job Candidate's Religion and Sexual Orientation

June 25, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A28678-2003Jun24.html?referrer=emailarticle

On June 25, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "President Bush called on Congress yesterday to make it easier for federally funded religious groups to base their hiring decisions on a job candidate's religion and sexual orientation... A White House position paper sent to Capitol Hill argues that 'religious hiring...

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Spirituality in Black America

June 24, 2003

Source: Newsday

http://www.nynewsday.com/entertainment/local/newyork/ny-p2tube3343440jun24,0,6928585.story

On June 24, 2003 Newsday reported on "Spirituality in Black America, a six-hour PBS series explores religion from slavery to the present... This is the larger story told in 'This Far by Faith,' in effect a 'prequel' to 'Eyes on the Prize,' Henry Hampton's acclaimed history of the civil rights movement, which first aired...

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California City Passes Resolution Deploring Hate Crimes against Sikhs

June 23, 2003

Source: Tri Valley Herald

http://www.trivalleyherald.com/Stories/0,1413,86~10671~1472164,00.html

On June 23, 2003 the Tri Valley Herald reported that "the city of Lathrop [CA] has passed a resolution deploring hatred and crimes targeting members of the Sikh community... Lathrop's Sikhs asked city officials for such a resolution after reportedly suffering racial and religious attacks after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. No one was physically...

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Editorial: John J. DiIulio Jr. on FBCI

June 22, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/173/focus/Faith_Hope_and_Government+.shtml

On June 22, 2003 The Boston Globe printed an editorial by John J. DiIulio Jr. stating that "today, faith-based social service programs still receive only a small percentage of available federal funding, despite the importance and proven effectiveness of the work they do. What's more, the political consensus behind the charitable choice laws has...

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Diversity of Views and Religious Beliefs on the American University Campus

June 22, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6499-2003Jun17.html?nav=hptoc_c

On June 22, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "On the first full day of the Iraq war, Abdul Aziz Said stood before an overflow crowd inside the domed sanctuary of American University's Kay Spiritual Life Center, a unique place in the life of AU, both in its form and function. Perched among gray rectangular buildings, the circular Kay...

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Editorial: Sultaana Freeman License Case

June 22, 2003

Source: First Amendment Center

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/commentary.aspx?id=11614

On June 22, 2003 the First Amendment Center printed an editorial by Charles Haynes stating that "Sultaana Freeman’s refusal to remove her veil for a driver’s license photo has touched a nerve. Talk-show exchanges and letters to the editor are filled with exasperation – even outrage – over the Muslim woman’s lawsuit against the state of...

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The Pluralism Project Recognized by Webby Awards

June 21, 2003

Source: Dallas Morning News

http://www.kansas.com/mld/eagle/6136000.htm

On June 21, 2003 the Dallas Morning News reported that "in recognition of the radical changes in the American religious landscape of the past 30 years, [The Pluralism Project, Webby-award winning Web site developed by Diana L. Eck at Harvard University] was initiated to study and document religious communities, particularly those of immigrant communities... Through...

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The Pluralism Project in Texas

June 21, 2003

Source: American Statesman

http://www.statesman.com/metrostate/content/auto/epaper/editions/today/metro_state_e34f30a8168722130086.html

On June 21, 2003 the American Statesman reported that "recent college graduate Joe Laycock is spending his spare time this summer at Buddhist temples and mosques and with Sikhs in backrooms of yoga studios... Laycock, an Austin resident who will pursue a master's of theological...

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Muslim Convention to Arrive in Philadelphia during Independence Day

June 21, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://pennlive.com/newsflash/pa/index.ssf?/base/news-3/105620964896590.xml

On June 21, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "a joint convention of the Islamic Circle of North America and the Muslim American Society will be held in Philadelphia over the Independence Day holiday and is expected to bring $16 million in revenue to the city, officials said... Some 15,000 American Muslims are expected to attend events...

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Ohio Seminar to Address Counseling Services for Muslim Women

June 21, 2003

Source: Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2003106210173

On June 21, 2003 the Toledo Blade reported that "Aneesah Nadir said it’s no wonder many Muslims are afraid to seek counseling services, given the stereotypes many non-Muslim counselors have about Islam... Many non-Muslims, for example, assume incorrectly that Islam teaches that women are inferior to men. So if a Muslim woman complains of spousal abuse, it’s...

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Interfaith Discussion of Abrahamic Faiths

June 21, 2003

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/living/6152367.htm

On June 21, 2003 The Kansas City Star reported that "not long after 9/11, evangelist Franklin Graham stated publicly that in his opinion Muslims worship a god different from the one worshipped by Christians or Jews. The national debate set off by those remarks continues today... This discussion is limited to these faiths because each believes there is only one God, and all...

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