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Faith-Based Environmental Activism

April 25, 2003

Source: The Indy Star

http://www.indystar.com/print/articles/2/038372-8262-102.html

On April 25, 2003 The Indy Star reported that "in a world in which religious identities too often divide, the Rev. Bob Edgar believes working to protect the environment might be one of the few places where faithful people can find unity... As general secretary of the National Council of Churches of Christ, Edgar is traveling the country promoting faith-based environmental...

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University of Nebraska Omaha Students Discuss Hate Crimes

April 25, 2003

Source: Gateway

http://www.unogateway.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2003/04/25/3ea80b28a09a1

On April 25, 2003 the Gateway reported that "more than 20 people attended 'From Justified Concern to Hateful Prejudice,' a discussion... led by Patrick McNamara, coordinator of the University of Nebraska Omaha Hate Crime Project... The open dialog focused on diversity in America... During the program, participants spent time brainstorming the kinds of prejudices and...

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FBI Establishes Arab American Advisory Committee

April 24, 2003

Source: Civil Liberties Digest

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=8734ace218198363473a825cd1a7f438

On April 24, 2003 the Civil Liberties Digest reported that "to improve relations with the Arab American community, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) established the first Arab American Advisory Committee and appointed Dr. James Zogby as a member... The committee, which will meet on a monthly basis,...

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Sikh Coloring Books Introduced in Californian Elementary Schools

April 24, 2003

Source: Civil Liberties Digest

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=8734ace218198363473a825cd1a7f438

On April 24, 2003 the Civil Liberties Digest reported that "Elementary school students in California will be getting a new coloring book - The Boy With Long Hair. Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante unveiled the new book which explains why Sikh men wear turbans and refrain from cutting their hair reports San Leandro...

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Hip-Hop and Islam

April 23, 2003

Source: Mercury News

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/entertainment/music/5685019.htm

On April 23, 2003 the Mercury News reported that "Islam has flavored hip-hop from its beginnings with Afrika Bambaataa to current rappers Jurassic 5 and Mos Def. But current events have made Muslim rappers feel like they're under attack. Muslim rappers are also struggling to make their varied beliefs understood... Some are changing their names to avoid backlash...

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Editorial: Analyzing Bush's Strategies to Implement FBCI

April 23, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/

On April 23, 2003 The Washington Post printed an editorial by Dana Milbank stating that "after 26 months of tussles over Bush's 'faith-based initiative,' the sponsor of the legislation in the Senate agreed to remove any mention of religion in a bill whose stated purpose was helping religious charities. All that was left was a package of charitable tax incentives -- and even those were barely 15 percent of the amount Bush had...

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Youth Arrested for Vandalizing Sikh Temple

April 23, 2003

Source: KXLY

http://www.kxly.com/common/getStory.asp?id=28197

On April 23, 2003 KXLY reported that "a community outraged by the burglary and vandalism of a Sikh Temple in the Spokane Valley last weekend came together to repair the damage and provide information that led to the arrest of the 14-year-old suspect Tuesday afternoon. Sheriff’s detectives arrested the teenaged suspect who lives not far from the temple after residents called the sheriff’s office and...

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Asian Americans Concerned about Becoming Targets of Hostility

April 23, 2003

Source: Pacific News Service

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=1ca4655c2e04ee672e4ffdddd3120730

On April 23, 2003 the Pacific News Service reported that "when 50 leading Asian American and Pacific Island civil rights organizations met recently in Washington, D.C., SARS was only one of many dangers they see threatening their communities. Other recent events -- an alleged Chinese American spy, the North...

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Editorials on Rod Paige and the Separation of Church and State

April 23, 2003

Source: The Nando Times

http://www.nandotimes.com/opinions/story/865112p-6044161c.html

On April 23, 2003 The Nando Times printed an editorial by C. Welton Gaddy and J. Brent Walker stating that "the recent uproar over remarks by U.S. Department of Education Secretary Rod Paige highlight the necessity of top education leaders to understand and applaud the religious diversity of students attending our public schools... As Baptist ministers who have served local...

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Editorial: Sunni Chaplains for Shia Muslims in Prison

April 22, 2003

Source: The Weekly Standard

On April 22, 2003 The Weekly Standard printed an editorial by Terry Eastland questioning "why... has New York state, in treating the religious activities of Muslim inmates within its prisons, favored one Islamic sect over another--namely, Sunni Islam over Shia Islam?" He stated, "that question is at the heart of a lawsuit filed against the state by four Shia Muslim prisoners at Fishkill Correctional Facility. The lawsuit challenges current policy under which the New York State Department of Correctional Services accommodates, as...

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Muslims Concerned about White House Briefing with Evangelical Christians

April 22, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A7981-2003Apr21?language=printer

On April 22, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "Muslims were upset that Franklin Graham, who had condemned Islam as evil, preached at the Pentagon last week. Now comes word that the White House held a private briefing for 141 evangelical Christian leaders March 27 to discuss the Iraq war and other subjects... Those invited included Jerry...

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