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Muslim, Jewish Leaders See Fresh Start

May 31, 2007

Author: Raja Mishra

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/05/31/muslim_jewish_leaders_see_fresh_start/

Boston-area Jewish and Muslim leaders sighed in relief yesterday at the resolution of a lengthy legal dispute over the planned construction of a mosque in Roxbury, saying the development cleared the way for renewed local dialogue between adherents of the two faiths.

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Faith Healer: Erol Josue Uses Music to Rehabilitate Voodoo’s Image

May 24, 2007

Author: Robert C. Young

Source: Boston Herald

http://theedge.bostonherald.com/musicNews/view.bg?articleid=1002777

Erol Josue is a Haitian vodou (voodoo) priest inspired by a higher power - yet he makes some of the earthiest Caribbean roots music you’ve ever heard.

The singer, who visits Johnny D’s tomorrow to mark the release of his new CD, “Regleman,” doesn’t want listeners to merely move...

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BRA Official Asked Help From Mosque Backer

May 1, 2007

Author: Donovan Slack

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2007/05/01/bra_official_asked_help_from_mosque_backer/

A Boston Redevelopment Authority official involved with the city's decision to reduce the price of land it sold to the Islamic Society of Boston for a Roxbury mosque asked a Saudi Arabian supporter of the project to help plan a trip to...

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"New Questions for the ISB," a Commentary by Jeff Jacoby

April 25, 2007

Author: Jeff Jacoby

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2007/04/25/new_questions_for_the_isb/

THE DATE was Oct. 28, 2000. The place: Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. At a demonstration against US policy in the Middle East, Abdurahman Alamoudi took the microphone.

"Anybody supports Hamas here?" he yelled to the cheering crowd. "Hear...

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Boston Mosque Project Chills Dialogue

March 26, 2007

Author: Penny Schwartz

Source: JTA

http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/news/article/20060326InBostonmosquepr.html

BOSTON, March 26 (JTA) — What began more than three years ago as a momentous groundbreaking on a $22 million mosque and Islamic cultural center has turned into a bitter public controversy that has chilled relations between leaders of Boston’s Jewish and Muslim communities.

The most recent...

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Jewish Groups Back ISB's 'Day in Court'

March 13, 2007

Author: Kristin Erekson

Source: The Jewish Advocate

http://www.thejewishadvocate.com/this_weeks_issue/news/?content_id=2704

Three Jewish groups are aligning themselves with the Islamic Society of Boston, leaving leaders of the local organized Jewish community hesitant to speak about the implications of this rift.

Jewish Voice for Peace, Tekiah and the Boston Tikkun Community signed a joint amicus curiae - a “friend...

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Lawsuit Over Mosque Site is Dismissed

February 25, 2007

Author: Stephen Kurkjian

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/02/25/lawsuit_over_mosque_site_is_dismissed/

A Suffolk Superior Court judge dismissed a lawsuit that contended the Boston Redevelopment Authority's sale of a parcel of land in Roxbury for a price significantly below its appraised value to the Islamic Society of Boston violated the constitutional separation between...

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"Roxbury's Passion and the Boston Globe's Problem With Muslims," a Commentary by Joachim Martillo & Karin Friedemann

February 20, 2007

Author: Joachim Martillo and Karin Friedemann

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/roxburys_passion_and_the_boston_globes_problem_with_muslims/0013192

Local college and university alumni decided to contribute something to our city. Do they have the right to erect a place of worship in Boston? They are American citizens. Does it matter...

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"Roxbury's Passion and the Boston Globe's Problem With Muslims," a Commentary by Joachim Martillo & Karin Friedemann

February 20, 2007

Author: Joachim Martillo and Karin Friedemann

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/roxburys_passion_and_the_boston_globes_problem_with_muslims/0013192

Local college and university alumni decided to contribute something to our city. Do they have the right to erect a place of worship in Boston? They are American citizens. Does it matter...

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"Roxbury's Passion and the Boston Globe's Problem With Muslims," a Commentary by Joachim Martillo & Karin Friedemann

February 20, 2007

Author: Joachim Martillo and Karin Friedemann

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/roxburys_passion_and_the_boston_globes_problem_with_muslims/0013192

Local college and university alumni decided to contribute something to our city. Do they have the right to erect a place of worship in Boston? They are American citizens. Does it matter...

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BRA Seeks to Block Mosque Questions

January 23, 2007

Author: Charles A. Radin and Matt Viser

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/01/23/bra_seeks_to_block_mosque_questions/

The Boston Redevelopment Authority went to court yesterday to prevent four of its key officials from having to answer questions under oath about a deal in which a city-owned parcel of land was transferred to an Islamic group for construction of a mosque.
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Schools Try to Patch Rift in Mosque Project

December 30, 2006

Author: Michael Paulson

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/12/30/schools_try_to_patch_rift_in_mosque_project/

The presidents of two prominent local religious institutions are calling on a Jewish advocacy organization and the backers of a Roxbury mosque project to drop their lawsuits in their contentious dispute over the mosque's construction.

Nick Carter ,...

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Faculty are Finding Faith

October 11, 2006

Author: ALEXANDER B. COHN

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=514836

God may have a place at Harvard after all.

On the heels of the General Education report that added a religion requirement to the Core, a national study released last week revealed that the majority of college educators believe in some form of God.

Assistant Professor of Sociology Neil Gross, co-author of the study, said he was...

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