Muslim speakers aim to foster community understanding, harmony
If America can be seen as either a melting pot or a mixed salad of cultures, then Fort Morgan truly is a microcosm of both.

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Community Notes

Community Notes
* The Greene County Reality Store, an economic simulation for all county 8th graders, is in need of 30 adult volunteers. The all-day annual event will be May 5 at the Greene County 4-H Community Building.

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Community Calendar

Community Calendar
The Proviso Herald welcomes items for the Community Calendar as well as for columns including Business Briefs, Campus News, Community Briefs, School Digest and Your Page. Items must be received a minimum of 10 days prior to publication; earlier is better. E-mail to oakpark@pioneerlocal.com; fax to (708) 383-3678; or mail to Pioneer Press, 1010 Lake St., Suite 104, Oak …

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On Tap community calendar

On Tap community calendar
ONGOING EVENTS: CELEBRATE RECOVERY Are you doing things that hurt others? Is there something that you keep doing even though you want to stop? This Biblically based recovery program supports people who struggle with hurts, habits, and hang-ups. We meet every Thursday at 7 p.m. in Room 205/207 at New Hanover United Methodist Church, 2211 Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville. For more information on this …

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Were the Muslims civil rights violated ‘we are growing a Christian community and don’t let anybody shy away that ? A Muslim group has filed a federal civil rights complaint over the Lancaster mayor’s remarks about “growing a Christian community.”

The Council on American-Islamic Relations says Mayor R. Rex Parris violated the civil rights of non-Christians last week during his state of the city address.

The civil rights group says it sent the complaint letter to the Department of Justice on Friday.

The group says Parris shouldn’t have used his official capacity at the city event to advance a particular religion.

Mayor R. Rex Parris made the remarks at the end of his annual State of the City address last week.

Parris has said he won’t apologize for the remarks.

He urged residents to support a city ballot measure that would authorize daily prayers invoking a specific diety, such as Jesus, at city council meetings.

Parris explained that anyone who leads a prayer in a city meeting should be able to invoke any deity he or she chooses.

In his speech, Parris said ‘we are growing a Christian community and don’t let anybody shy away from that.”

The Greater Los Angeles area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations has denounced the comments.

The chapter says it plans to file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Justice Department.

http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-lancaster-mayor-christian-controversy,0,6800303.story

Community Calendar: Oct. 19, 2010

Community Calendar: Oct. 19, 2010
HALL OF HORRORS: 7:30 p.m.-midnight, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29 and 30, 7:30-11 p.m. Oct. 28 and Oct. 31, Cayce-West Columbia Jaycees, 1153 Walter Price St., Cayce. Tickets: $13, regular admission; $20, VIP/ front of line admission. Sold each night beginning at 7 p.m. and online. www.hallofhorrors.com

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