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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, April 11, 1991 -Page 3

Majority of U.S.
is still Christian,
says new survey
NEW YORK (AP) - New reli- "I think over the last five years,
gions and immigration from the Far most of us in this business have used
East and Arab world have barely the figure of 3 million plus,"
dented the overwhelmingly Chris- Neuhaus said.
tian composition of the U.S. The finding indicates that half of
population, a 13-month survey of Arab Americans either have
113,000 adults has found. Christian origins or converted in
Study director Barry Kosmin of America.
*the City University of New York About 40 percent of the
(UNY) Graduate School called Muslims are Black, but only 2 per-
the findings the most extensive re- cent of the Blacks surveyed are
4igious profile available of 20th Muslim.
century America. The survey also found that most
The survey found 86.5 percent of Asian Americans are not Muslims,
Americans identified with
Christian denominations, including Buddhists or Hindus, but
26 percent Roman Catholic and 60 Christians. And most of those who
percent Protestant. say they are of Irish ancestry are
Only 2 percent refused to reveal Protestants, not Catholics.
tiheir religious identification, and The researchers estimated that
only 7.5 percent said they had no re- 20,000 adults describe themselves as
on.5 rtadhering to the New Age spiritual
Richard John Neuhaus, editor in movement, which combines mysti-
chief of First Things, a monthly cism, psychology and holistic heal-
journal on religion and public life, ing.
said it should come as no surprise Jews, at 2 percent, made up the
that Americans are so pervasively largest non-Christian group, with
religious. more than 3 million adult adher-
Neuhaus said the one surprise for ents. Other adult estimates were 46
*him in reading about the survey was million Roman Catholics, 34 mil-
the researcher's conclusion, after ac- lion Baptists, 14 million
counting for language barriers in the Methodists, 9 million Lutherans, 5
pbll, that Muslims represent 0.5 million Presbyterians, 3 million
percent of the U.S. population, or Pentecostals, and 3 million
1:4 million Americans. Episcopalians.


Campus groups

plan Earth


events, speeches

Extra, extra
Geneviese Reed delivers 44 papers with her highly modern mode of

by Gwen Shaffer
Daily Staff Reporter
If you smell something
wretched while walking through
campus next week, the sewers have
not overflowed - you are just get-
ting a whiff of students participat-
ing in one of the many events
University organizations are spon-
soring to help celebrate the 21st
Earth Day April 22.
En-Act is kicking off "Earth
Week" by sponsoring a garbage
carry. They are asking students to
collect the trash they create
(including recyclables) from
Monday, April 15 through Friday,
April 19. They suggest students put
food in a small garbage bags and all
other garbage in a durable bag and
carry them to class. On Friday, En-
Act will set up recycling bins in the
Diag where students may come and
see just how much they contribute
to the garbage glut and learn which
items can be recycled.
The Public Interest Research
Group in Michigan (PIRGIM) is us-
ing Earth Week as an opportunity to
educate and heighten student aware-
ness about toxics. In addition, they
will be circulating a petition in
support of the Toxics Reduction
"We want people to know the
University owns three toxic waste
dumps and there are 96 toxic dumps
in Washtenaw County," said
PIRGIM member Gwen Quigley.
PIRGIM will also be providing
transportation for students who
would like to travel to Lansing on
Wednesday to protest Gov. Engler's
proposal to dismantle the State
Department of Natural Resources.
On Friday, April 19, PIRGIM
will display a large map of all the
toxic waste dumps in Michigan and
a simulated toxic waste site onthe
Diag. A poster, which will be sent
to Gov. Engler, will also be avail-
able for people to write their con-
The Rainforest Action
Movement (RAM) is planning a
walk-a-thon for April 28. The walk
will be three miles long and end at
the Leslie Science Center.
Recycle U-M and RAM are

sponsoring a tree planting on Aprl
20, from noon until 4 p.m. at Gallup
Park. Trees will be provided by the
An environmental fair will take
place in the Diag on Friday, April
19. Several campus, local, and na-
tional environmental organizations
will distribute literature and sell
merchandise. The solar car,
Sunrunner, and a human-powered he,
licopter will be on display. In addi-
tion, corporations such as Edison
and Ford will be available to dis-
cuss alternative energy sources.
The week will culminate on
Friday at 4 p.m. when Lois Gibbs,
famous for her leadership role in the
Love Canal movement, speaks at
Angell Hall.
"We really wanted to get 3a
woman speaker because the majority
of the legwork (involved in envi*
ronmental issues) is done by
women," said Aberdeen Marshs
chair of Michigan Student
Assembly's Environmental
awareness is more
common-place now'
- Gwen Quigley
PIRGIM membet
Although there are many activi-
ties planned for next week, several
organization leaders said students
have not shown the interest in Earth
Day that prevailed last year.
"Last year was the twentieth ai-
niversary and people wanted to b
involved with something historic,'
Marsh said. "There is more apathy
this year. MSA's proposal to dig-
mantle the environmental commis-
sion is an indication that Earth Day
is not everyday to a lot of people op
this campus.
Quigley said she does not blame
apathy for the smaller number df
events this year. "Environmental
awareness is more common-place
now. There isn't that need for one
big day."

Iraqi refugees suffer cold, illness in Turkey
UZUMLU, Turkey (AP) - 100,000 refugees have taken shelter diaryea had no hope of being treated now," he said grimly, explaining
'Scores of Iraqi refugees are dying in the past 10 days. at the camp, because most were in that his family was living in the
every day at this makeshift camp on In Geneva, the International Red the final stages of dehydration and open, suffering from the constant
the Turkish-Tran border with cold r__ needed intravenous fluids and serum rain and that morning's sleet.


"1 iu11.1111ay U~ qi , W11 % l
and diarrhea devastating people who
trekked for days to evade feared
reprisals by Saddam Hussein's
forces, said Sadi Sadeq al-Maruyyati,
an Iraqi army doctor with the

Cross appealed yesterday for more
funds to help Iranian and Turkish
relief agencies cope with the ever-
swelling numbers of desperate Iraqi
The League of Red Cross and Red
Crescent Societies said $32 million
was urgently needed to buy food,
tents and other supplies.
He said children and adults with

at hospitals.
"Water is contaminated with
dirt, mud and human refuse; the air
is contaminated with smoke from
thousands of fires; the food is con-
taminated due to lack of hygiene and
is so little that it causes anemia,"
the doctor said.
"Perhaps my daughter is dying

The camp's "hospital" was a
large white tent containing nothing
but some mats to serve as beds.
Camp inhabitants claimed 50 to
60 children were dying daily.
The doctor said many patients
lost limbs due to unmarked mine-
fields within the camp itself that
were planted before the Gulf War.

He was the only doctor
* lzumlu refugee camp 35
west of Cukurca, where

at the

Baker proposes Israeli peace plan to Arab leaders

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -
Secretary of State James Baker took
an Israeli peace proposal to the Arab
world yesterday, uncertain about
the reception it would receive but
* eager to maintain momentum begun
in Jerusalem.
Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak was ready to confront

Baker with a five-point plan of his
own calling for Israel to relinquish
land in order to gain Arab accep-.
tance of its existence.
Other provisions in Mubarak's
plan included a halt to new Israeli
housing construction on the West
Bank and in Gaza and the establish-
ment of a Palestinian state.

In an article in Tuesday's Daily, AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power
member Pattrice Maurer was incorrectly quoted. She did not refer to
those suffering with the disease "AIDS victims." The Daily apologizes
.for the error.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

The Egyptian leader did not rule
out the regional peace conference
proposed by the Israeli government.
Israel's plan would have the con-
ference held under U.S. auspices,
preferably in Washington, with the
Soviet Union a participant.
Reporters traveling with Baker
were told the Soviets would have to
restore full diplomatic relations
with Israel if they hoped to sponsor
peace talks.

Baker held
with Prime
Shamir before

a two-hour meeting
Minister Yitzhak.
flying to Egypt.

A senior U.S. official said the
Israeli leader had given "very satis-
factory" replies to questions raised
by Baker.
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LS&A Student Government is looking
for LS&A Students to fill seats for
LS&A Student Government and MSA.
interviews April 11th 5-7pm
4003 Michigan Union
Questions? Call office at 763-4799
or Claudette at 662-7186
(Ae orgetown

Egypt's approach would involve
other nations, many of which have
opposed Israeli actions in U.N.

ACT-UP Ann Arbor, weekly meeting.
Group not affiliated with Revolution-
ary Workers' League. Call 665-1797 or
U2-6282 for info. Union, Anderson
Rm., 7:30.
Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry,
weekly mtg. Hillel, 7 p.m.
Tagar, Pro-Israel Student Activists,
weekly mtg. Hillel, 8 p.m.
College Life, weekly meeting, spon-
sored by Campus Crusade for Christ.
Dental School, G005 Kellogg Aud., 7
Persian Gulf Mutual Support,
weekly mtg. 3100 Union, 12-1.
Amnesty International, weekly mtg.
MLB, B-116, 7p.m.
Ultimate Frisbee Club, weekly mtg.
Fuller Park, lower fields, 5 p.m.
Homeless Action Committee, weekly
mtg. MLB B124, 5:30.
Phi Alpha Delta, happy hour.
Dominick's, 4-6.
SALSA, end-of- the-term get together.
Trotter House, 7:30.
American Civil Liberties Union, gen-
eral mtg. Hutchins, rm 116, 6 p.m.
Journey Women, women and spiri-
tuality group. Guild House, 802
Monroe, 7:30.
"Taxation is Theft," Jim McAbee.
Union, Wolverine Rm, 7 p.m.
"Confocal Microscopy: Theory and
Applications to Materials Science,"
Anurag Govil. Chem Bldg, rm 1640,4
"Eli Thomas: Traditional Chippewa
Lia.. ,nla tT: , nm , r_1 of r h a -1r .

service. Functions 8-1:30 a.m. Sun.-
Thurs. Call 936-1000 or stop by 102
UGLi. Also at the Angell Hall Com-
puting Center 1-3 a.m. Sun. - Thurs.
Call 763-4246 or stop by the courtyard.
Northwalk, North Campus nighttime
safety walking service. Functions 8-
1:30 a.m. Sun.-Thurs. Call 763-WALK
or stop by 2333 Bursley.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors available
to help with your papers Sunday-
Wednesday, Angell/Haven Computing
Center, 7-11:00. 611 Church St. Com-
puting Center, Tuesday, Thursday, 7-
11, Wednesday, 8-10.
Free Tax Preparation. Sponsored by
VITA until April 15. Union, 3rd floor,
Stress and Times Management
Consultations with peer counselors.
Mondays 1-4, Thursdays 10-2, and
Fridays 1-4. 3100 Michigan Union or
call 764-8312.
Russkij Chaj, weekly Russian conver-
sation practice. MLB 3rd floor confer-
ence rm., 4-5:00.
U of M Shotokan Karate Club,
Thursday workout. CCRB SmallGym,
U of M Taijiquan Club, Thursday
practice. Cube, 5:15.
Michigan Prison System, weekly
seminar. MLB B 135, 7:30.
A Turbulent Tide of Tubas, music at
mid-day. Union, Pendleton Rm, 12:15.
A Night at the Nectarine, Hillel
Social Committee. Nectarine
Ballroom, 9 p.m.
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