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Rabbi Links Hate Crime to T.V. Show

May 23, 2003

Source: Boston Herald

http://www2.bostonherald.com/news/local_regional/hull05232003.htm

On May 23, 2003 the Boston Herald reported that "police found a swastika painted on the front door of Temple Israel on Tuesday morning, the day the second installment of CBS's 'Hitler, the Rise of Evil' aired. The word 'Juden' - German for 'Jew' - was next to the Nazi symbol... 'My feeling is, and I'm not the only one, that some of this may have been in response to the...

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Police Breakfast with Local Leaders, Assures Sikhs

May 23, 2003

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/boroughs/story/85901p-78408c.html

On May 23, 2003 the New York Daily News reported that "as part of an ongoing effort to foster a closer relationship with the community, the commander of police Patrol Borough Queens South held a breakfast meeting yesterday with local leaders... Assistant Chief Thomas Lawless, the commander of Queens' eight southern precincts, fielded a wide range of questions from dozens of...

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Florida Muslims and Christians Unite to Encourage Dialogue

May 23, 2003

Source: St. Petersburg Times

On May 23, 2003 the St. Petersburg Times reported that "The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) and the Florida Council of Churches (FCC) announced a statewide partnership Thursday to encourage dialogue between Christians and Muslims... The FCC and CAIR-FL will host public dialogues around the state beginning Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church... A panel of speakers from different faiths will share their perspectives and answer questions. The sessions are intended to...

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Thimmakka's Resources to Help Sikh Farmers in California

May 22, 2003

Source: Grist

http://www.gristmagazine.com/dearme/primlani052203.asp

On May 22, 2003 Grist reported that "Last year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency contacted us about the possibility of our conducting outreach to Sikh farmers in California's Yuba and Sutter counties. We followed up with a grant proposal and are now working with the USDA and Sikh farmers on lowering environmental and health risks... In retrospect, I can't thank the USDA...

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Interfaith Program Brings Together Jews and Muslims to Discuss Similarities

May 21, 2003

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On May 21, 2003 The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that "two prayer books --- one written in Arabic, the other in Hebrew and English --- brought Huma Faruqi and Jason Burn together, each struck at that moment more by the similarities in their religions than the differences... The Muslim and Jewish metro Atlantans were among those gathered in a hallway at Congregation B'nai Israel in Jonesboro, surrounded by others from their faiths, as they pored over the prayer books --- the air punctuated by...

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Native American Fishweir Recreated on Boston Common

May 20, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

On May 20, 2003 The Boston Globe reported that "a replica of an ancient Native American fishweir curved along the grass on the Boston Common Friday. The display will remain through Thursday... It's... central Boston's only historical marker devoted exclusively to the Native Americans who lived here for 12,000 years before the arrival of English pioneers... Earl Cash Jr., medicine man for the Mashpee tribe of the Wampanoags... helped dedicate [the monument] with a tribal ceremony."

Schools Struggle with Prayer During Graduations

May 20, 2003

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0520/p11s01-lepr.html

On May 20, 2003 The Christian Science Monitor reported that "if schools allow any religious speech at the graduation ceremony, most are aware that they could face a lawsuit. But now, if they don't - according to the dictates of NCLB - they could risk losing federal funds... The decades-old struggle over the place of religion in American public schools may be about to flare up...

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Interfaith Celebration for Ma Jaya Bhagavati's Birthday

May 20, 2003

Source: Florida Today

http://www.floridatoday.com/!NEWSROOM/localstoryA53181A.htm

On May 20, 2003 Florida Today reported that "a humanitarian award, interfaith peace walk, open house and vegetarian sit-down dinner for 500 are planned at the Kashi Ashram in Roseland on Saturday and Sunday. Most events are open to the community... The weekend will celebrate [Ma Jaya] Bhagavati's birthday with a theme "A Time for Peace." More than 800 people are expected... An...

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