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San Fernando Cathedral in Texas

March 28, 2003

Source: San Antonio Express-News

On March 28, 2003 the San Antonio Express-News reported that "San Fernando Cathedral is the geographic center of the city, but many - including non-Catholics - consider it the spiritual center, as well... In 1847, Franois P. Giraud was appointed the city's first surveyor. He started at the city's center - San Fernando - and measured four miles each direction from the church's dome for the survey. Since then, the church has served as a backdrop to community gatherings, be they joyful or tearful... Samuel M. Stahl, rabbi...

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Editorial: Immigrants on the Front Lines

March 28, 2003

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/archives

On March 28, 2003 the Chicago Tribune printed an editorial stating that "it's not widely known that of the 1.4 million people on active duty in the U.S. military, more than 60,000 are immigrants. About half of those immigrant soldiers are not U.S. citizens. They are grateful to be here, grateful for what America has done for them, and they have volunteered to serve on behalf of their adopted country... The months since...

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Religious Groups Speak Out Against War with Iraq: Mar. 2003

March 27, 2003

Source: Near and Far Digest

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=3b916a80620c9f55e53c60e814321e69#Japanese

On March 27, 2003 the Near and Far Digest reported that "spiritual leaders serving the Japanese American community of varying faiths came together for the first time to denounce a unilateral U.S.-led war on Iraq at a press conference held on March 5 at the Christ United Presbyterian Church in...

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Sikhs Celebrate Hola Mahala

March 27, 2003

Source: Modbee

http://www.modbee.com/local/story/6453840p-7398370c.html

On March 27, 2003 the Modbee reported that "a parade in celebration of Sikh religion and culture is scheduled here Sunday... The parade will include floats from other communities and temples, as well as from Livingston, organizers said... Participants will range from children to the elderly, said Mayor Gurpal Samra, one of the organizers... He said religious music will be played, and people...

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Born in the USA Documents Lives of American-Muslims

March 27, 2003

Source: Star-Ledger

http://www.nj.com/search/index.ssf?/base/news-3/1048750335198020.xml?sta

On March 27, 2003 the Star-Ledger reported that "Born in the USA shows [Dina] Abulmagd, a 26-year-old Teaneck [NJ] resident, instructing students in her class by day and interacting socially with family and friends in the evening... The intent of the documentary, according to filmmaker Ahmed Solimon, is to portray the teacher as being no different...

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Fremont Officials Promise Aggressive Investigation of Hate Crimes

March 27, 2003

Source: Tri-Valley Herald

On March 27, 2003 the Tri-Valley Herald reported that "in an attempt to curb backlash against Arabs and South Asians as America's war with Iraq continues, police and city leaders issued a joint statement Wednesday saying they will not tolerate hate crimes... Police chiefs from Fremont, Union City and Newark [CA] said all crimes committed against Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus and others because of their race or religion will be investigated aggressively... Despite fears that may exist, victims of abuse have a right and a duty to contact...

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Vietnamese-Americans March in Support of Troops

March 27, 2003

Source: Near and Far Digest

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=3b916a80620c9f55e53c60e814321e69

On March 27, 2003 the Near and Far Digest reported that "more than 1,000 Vietnamese immigrants in Northern California and hundreds more in Southern California took to the streets recently to march in support of the war... California is home to the largest Vietnamese population outside Vietnam... Many...

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Muslim Link Addresses Civil Rights Issues for Community

March 27, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

On March 27, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "Friday prayer services at the Prince George's Muslim Association Community Center in Lanham [MD] have always been followed by a series of cheerful public announcements -- the start of a new Arabic class, an upcoming feast to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan, another sale at a local halal grocery of items required by Islamic dietary laws... But recently the list is just as likely to include a more serious type of event -- the latest seminar on how to stand up for...

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Iowa: Controversy over North Liberty City Officials Plan to Lease Land Intended for Muslim Youth Camp

March 27, 2003

Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen

http://www.press-citizen.com/news/032703camp.htm

On March 27, 2003 the Iowa City Press-Citizen reported that "the Corps' district engineer... William J. Bayles... will decide on whether to grant a lease to the Muslim Youth Camps of America, or MYCA. Bayles is reviewing 107 public comments regarding an environmental assessment of the potential campsite that found no significant impact... Local officials, residents and citizens nationwide have...

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Washington State Baha'i Community Petitions for Permit

March 27, 2003

Source: The Seattle Times

On March 27, 2003 The Seattle Times reported that "the Baha'i community is petitioning Bellevue [WA] for permits to build a large complex on Northeast Eighth Street. By next year, the group plans to transform a vacant acre across from Crossroads Shopping Center into a $2 million, 2,300-square-foot center for the Baha'i faith... The space will be used for gatherings and celebrations throughout the year, as well as classrooms and a general-purpose facility. The Baha'is have small facilities in Redmond and Issaquah, basically...

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"Tolerance and Understanding in Uncertain Times" Conference Recounts Alleged Hate Crime Murder

March 26, 2003

Source: Press of Atlantic City

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/cumberland/032603DEES2.html

On March 26, 2003 the Press of Atlantic City reported that "twenty-four-year-old Mulegeta Seraw left Ethiopia in search of the American dream... But his dream died with him when he was killed in Portland, Ore., allegedly by members of White Aryan Resistance, a white supremacy group... Seraw's tragic story was recounted Tuesday by Morris Dees, a national...

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House to Seek National Day of Prayer

March 26, 2003

Source: Las Vegas Sun

http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/bw-cong/2003/mar/26/032602156.html

On March 26, 2003 the Las Vegas Sun reported that "the House is talking about a national day of humility, prayer and fasting to seek guidance from God during a time of war and terrorism... A vote on urging President Bush to designate such a day was expected later in the week... But several lawmakers were less sure. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, an...

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Oregon Officials Decry Religious Intolerance

March 26, 2003

Source: The Register-Guard

http://www.registerguard.com/news/2003/03/26/a1.hatecrimes.0326.html

On March 26, 2003 The Register-Guard reported that "about 20 [Springfield, OR] officials representing schools, law enforcement and the religious community, as well as local politicans gathered for a news conference in Springfield City Hall to announce that acts of ethnic and religious intolerance would not be tolerated... Their remarks were underscored by the...

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Oregon Community Leaders Urge Tolerance in Wake of War in Iraq

March 26, 2003

Source: Springfield News

http://www.springfieldnews.com/articles/2003/03/26/local/news2.txt

On March 26, 2003 the Springfield News reported that "without supporting or opposing the U.S.-led war with Iraq, local law enforcement and community leaders gathered Tuesday in Springfield to denounce acts of hate against Arab and Muslim Americans... City, county, state and federal officials gathered at City Hall to warn potential trouble-makers they will face...

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