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By Joe Puglia | February 5, 2009
On dreamboats they came traveling far without a home but not without a star. Huddled together on ships they yearned to be free and held firm to a promise of a new life in a new world somewhere beyond the sea. Tempest tossed they were; searching for the New Colossus who held the beacon far above, lighting the way to the Promised Land. She appeared — a mighty woman in her splendid glory with copper hues reflecting in the sunshine the promise of her message. They listened and then with silent lips she spoke: “ Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
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January 27, 2005
Thoughts From Dr. Joe by Dr. Joe Puglia It was an event of 'Sheer Pageantry.' Envisioned and orchestrated by Myra del Valle, The La Cañada Elementary World's Fair 2005 brought Armenia, Austria, China, India, Israel, Italy, Peru, Russia, Germany, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Poland and Switzerland into the school cafeteria; and these distant lands brought a kaleidoscope of costume, tradition, food, color and ethnic influence. It was a sight to see! Fueled by a passion to understand the alchemy of the melting pot, and tempered by her immigrant experience, Myra del Valle brought her vision of cultural understanding to fruition and obviously has planted the seed in our children that we are not islands separate to ourselves.
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February 2, 2011
Q. A leading Islamic cleric has begun a tour of America urging American Muslims to help shape the religion’s relationship with the USA. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf says Muslims should depoliticize their faith and that they should aim to make Islam be seen as an American religion, not an alien religion. Rauf, a Kuwait-born Muslim and an American citizen who has stated that he wants to improve relations between Islam and the West, is also the cleric behind the controversial Park51 Islamic center in New York, and has been criticized in some quarters for allegedly saying one thing to Western audiences and another to Muslim audiences.
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By Joe Puglia | February 5, 2009
On dreamboats they came traveling far without a home but not without a star. Huddled together on ships they yearned to be free and held firm to a promise of a new life in a new world somewhere beyond the sea. Tempest tossed they were; searching for the New Colossus who held the beacon far above, lighting the way to the Promised Land. She appeared — a mighty woman in her splendid glory with copper hues reflecting in the sunshine the promise of her message. They listened and then with silent lips she spoke: “ Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
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January 27, 2005
Thoughts From Dr. Joe by Dr. Joe Puglia It was an event of 'Sheer Pageantry.' Envisioned and orchestrated by Myra del Valle, The La Cañada Elementary World's Fair 2005 brought Armenia, Austria, China, India, Israel, Italy, Peru, Russia, Germany, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Poland and Switzerland into the school cafeteria; and these distant lands brought a kaleidoscope of costume, tradition, food, color and ethnic influence. It was a sight to see! Fueled by a passion to understand the alchemy of the melting pot, and tempered by her immigrant experience, Myra del Valle brought her vision of cultural understanding to fruition and obviously has planted the seed in our children that we are not islands separate to ourselves.
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