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Controversy Over Farrakhan's Speaking Engagement

February 19, 2003

Source: Pensacola News Journal

http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com/news/021903/Local/ST005.shtml

On February 19, 2003 the Pensacola News Journal reported that "the Pensacola Study Group [in FL], a Nation of Islam affiliate, has been advertising the event - in celebration of the Nation of Islam's Saviour's Day - for weeks. But when [Jim] Paul found out Tuesday that the group was renting the school to broadcast Farrakhan's speech, he refused to sign the...

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Cross-Cultural Exchanges between Sufi and Christians

February 19, 2003

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On February 19, 2003 The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that "Hasan Dede is the spiritual master of the Contemporary Lovers of Mevlana Society, which he formed in 1989. He leads a group of young Semazen --- more commonly known as whirling dervishes --- who recently journeyed from Istanbul, Turkey, to Atlanta to perform a Sufi concert and Sema ceremony at several venues, Agnes Scott College and Central Congregational United Church of Christ among them... The Rev. Gilbert Friend-Jones, pastor of the...

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Editorial: Reflections on Immigration and Profiling

February 18, 2003

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/02/18/DD160333.DTL

On February 18, 2003 the San Francisco Chronicle printed an editorial by Annie Nakao stating that "Wednesday is the annual Day of Remembrance -- 61 years ago, Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, putting 120,000 Japanese Americans behind barbed wire, solely because of their ancestry... And...

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Los Angeles Religious Leaders Plan Broad-Based Peace Movement

February 18, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

On February 18, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "flush from antiwar demonstrations that drew millions of participants worldwide, Los Angeles religious leaders and peace activists said Monday they are already looking beyond a possible war with Iraq to building a broad-based peace movement... Meeting at the USC Religious Center, about 20 priests, ministers, rabbis, Muslim leaders and peace activists said their first priority is to press opposition to a war in Iraq and to support those in the military who may want to...

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

February 18, 2003

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.accessatlanta.com/ajc/metro/atlanta/0203/18protest.html

On February 18, 2003 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that "two hundred solemn faces -- some seasoned with age, others fresh with youth -- packed the pews at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on Monday night as leaders from various faiths took to the pulpit to pray for peace... The choice of venue for the Interfaith Prayer Meeting for Peace was...

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

February 17, 2003

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/a/2003/02/17/MN62211.DTL

On February 17, 2003 the San Francisco Chronicle reported that "Sunday's rally [near the San Francisco Civic Center], so entwined with the Middle East, sounded much like an interfaith service... Rabbi Pamela Frydman Baugh of the Or Shalom Jewish Community led a prayer on behalf of all the world 'and the ordinary people of Iraq...' A...

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Multifaith Anti-War Rally in San Jose, CA

February 16, 2003

Source: Mercury News

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/5194938.htm

On February 16, 2003 the Mercury News reported that "awakened and alarmed by America preparing for war, thousands of chanting demonstrators gathered in San Jose and Santa Cruz on Saturday, joining an increasingly visible movement against a U.S.-led invasion of Iraq... The San Jose turnout was as deeply diverse as the city, with many of the estimated 3,000 marchers from the...

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

February 16, 2003

Source: The Express-Times

http://www.pennlive.com/printer/printer.ssf?/base/news-4/1045389907167740.xml

On February 16, 2003 The Express-Times reported that "the group of young and old from diverse backgrounds, lead by the Lehigh Valley Peace Coalition, chartered four buses for Manhattan's Upper East Side, where they planned to meet with other groups from the Northeastern United States... The wide-ranging protest was set to kick off Saturday in...

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New Englanders Join Anti-war Protest in Manhattan

February 16, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

On February 16, 2003 The Boston Globe reported that "more than 1,200 Boston area residents boarded buses before down for the five-hour ride to New York City to take part in the massive protest against a possible war in Iraq. Other New Englanders rallied in Augusta, Maine, Concord, N.H., and Williamstown... the protesters included everyone from college students to astrophysicists to self-proclaimed witches. Some bus riders were veteran protesters who last held a picket sign decades ago to oppose the Vietnam War. Others... were first...

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Arun Gandhi, Son of Mahatma Gandhi, to Lead Washington-based Interfaith Group

February 15, 2003

Source: The Dallas Morning News

On February 15, 2003 the Dallas Morning News reported that "The grandson of Indian peace activist Mahatma Gandhi has been named chairman of the board of directors at Interfaith Alliance. Arun Gandhi will lead the Washington-based group, which lobbies for religious freedom and interfaith understanding. Mr. Gandhi is the co-founder of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence in Memphis, Tenn., and a prolific author. 'At this moment in history, when religion is often cited as the cause, rather than the solution, to conflict,...

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Broadway Tunes in the Crescent Heights United Methodist Church in West Hollywood, CA

February 14, 2003

Source: The New York Times

On February 14, 2003 The New York Times reported that "today, thanks to a program called the Golden Age of Broadway, the Crescent Heights United Methodist Church [in West Hollywood, CA] has regained its divine mission. [The Rev. John Griffin] endured six months of empty pews before turning to Laurie Franks, his music director and a veteran of 14 Broadway shows... Mr. Griffin said he was taking a direction taught in the seminary: find out what music people listen to... 'The music people love, to my mind, is sacred,' he said, 'I don...

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Sacrificial Animals for Santeria Rituals Sized by Houston Police

February 14, 2003

Source: The Houston Chronicle

On February 14, 2003 The Houston Chronicle reported that "members of a north Houston family that practices Santeria rituals said they were praying for a relative in a coma when authorities barged into their home, seizing 12 goats, 11 chickens and two pigeons about to be sacrificed... No charges were immediately filed against the five participants in the religious ritual in the 300 block of Coach near Imperial Valley, but the Houston SPCA seized all of the animals in the family's back yard Wednesday... The five residents,...

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