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WORLDWIDE NEWS OF RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE FOR 2001-OCT

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We also have a list of religious intolerance news for this month. 
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2001-OCT-1: USA: There have been a number of positive developments that have come out of the World Trade Center and Pentagon terrorist attacks on SEP-11. Many inter-faith services are being held, attended by Christians, Muslims, Jews and others. Many visitors to this and other web sites are studying the Muslim faith. News coverage of Islamic topics is noticeably improved over the past. There are some reports that people are acting more kindly to each other.

bullet2001-OCT-5: USA: National Scarves for Solidarity Campaign: This campaign is very simple: Women, regardless of their faith, across the United States will wear a scarf or hat covering their hair on 2001-OCT-8. Like friends who shave their heads in solidarity with cancer patients, women everywhere are asked to wear the hijab (scarf). To protect Muslim women who have been afraid to leave their houses because of ignorant hatred, we will dress piously. The hijab is worn outwardly to show the inner hijab of compassion, honesty, and love, which is carried in the hearts and souls of Islamic men and women alike....it is not meant to be a political symbol in any way, just a symbol of love. 11
bullet2001-OCT-15: UK: "Jedi Knight' included in religion list: According to the BBC, " 'Jedi Knight' is on the list of religions for the 2001 UK census.  A campaign to get people to write the entry on their census forms has succeeded. The term is being included on the list of religions alongside Church of England, Roman Catholic, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Church of Free Love, Wicca, Divine Light Mission, Coleraine Christian Centre, Druidism, Satanism, Free Thinker and Celtic Pagan. Census results will be available in 2002-Autumn.
bullet2001-OCT-24 (approx): Muslim opens senate with prayer: For just the second time in the history of the U.S. Senate, a Muslim offered that body's opening prayer. The prayer was offered by Imam Yusuf Saleem, National Educational Director for the Muslim American Society of Imam W. Deen Mohammed. Imam Yusuf is also associated with Masjid Muhammad in Washington, D.C. (A masjid is a mosque).
bullet2001-OCT-24 (approx): Pay-2-Pray: Send prayer to God. A new service is being provided by a web site at http://www.NewPrayer.com. At no cost, you can compose a prayer to God and send it to this web site. They have designed and built a directional radio transmitter which will then transmit your prayers to the last known location of God. They state: "We know that GOD was at the birth of His universe. We know how the universe began - with a 'Big Bang'. We know where the oldest part of the universe is located. We can transmit radio messages to this precise location."

They don't guarantee a reply. One thing that they forgot to mention is that it will take billions of years for the message to travel from Earth to the oldest part of the universe.

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References:

  1. DayWatch is a daily service of Maranatha Christian Journal. It provides "a daily summary of news headlines with a Christian perspective..." The newsletter is free on request. Their web site is at: http://www.mcjonline.com 
  2. ENI (Ecumenical News International) provides free bulletins and subscriptions to full text articles. Their home page is at: http://www.eni.ch Its postal address is: PO Box 2100, CH - 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland
  3. Newsroom is a service of Worldwide Newsroom Inc. Their articles are written by "a network of journalists, scholars and other professional contacts in country." You can subscribe to their free service from their website at http://www.newsroom.org/ 
  4. ReligionToday provides free newsletters to which you can subscribe at: http://www.ReligionToday.com. These summaries are part of GOSHEN.net, which also includes LiveIt.net, Devotionals.net, ChristianShareware.net, ChristianClassifieds.net, ChristianMessageBoards.net, BibleStudyTools.net, MediaManagement.net, WorldNewsToday.net, WebCastGuide.net, and ChristianCollegeGuide.net
  5. Reuters is "the world's leading financial information and news group. Their web page is at: http://www.reuters.com/ 
  6. CitizenLink is a service of Focus on the Family. They send regular Emails containing news items interpreted from a Fundamentalist Christian perspective. Signup is at: http://www.family.org/cforum/clinksignup.cfm 
  7. Earth Religions Legal Assistance Network is a leading anti-defamation group which fights discrimination against Neopagans. See:  http://www.conjure.com/ERAL/eral.html 
  8. Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS) maintains a free mailing list. Go to http://www.anglicancommunion.org/acns/ to subscribe.
  9. EWTN is a news service of the Roman Catholic Church. It posts news items from Newsline, Newslink, and The World Over on its Internet site at: http://www.ewtn.com/news/index.htm
  10. Alternative Religions Educational Network (AREN) is an information organization located in Philadelphia. It has monitored discrimination against Wiccans throughout North America for three decades. Their web page is at: http://aren.org
  11. "Please wear a scarf on the 8th," at: http://www.interfaithpeace.org.

Copyright 2001 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally written: 2001-OCT-2
Latest update: 2001-NOV-1
Compiler: B.A. Robinson

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