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Islamic Society of Boston Lawsuit to Proceed

July 21, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/07/21/judge_rules_islamic_society_suit_can_proceed/?p1=email_to_a_friend

On July 21, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "A Superior Court judge ruled yesterday that a defamation suit brought by the Islamic Society of Boston against media and Jewish rights organizations can go forward. The suit alleges that...

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Judge Permits Islamic Society of Boston Defamation Suit

July 21, 2006

Source: Boston Herald

http://business.bostonherald.com/businessNews/view.bg?articleid=149252

On July 21, 2006 the Boston Herald reported, "A Norfolk Superior Court judge indicated yesterday a defamation suit filed against the Herald, WFXT-TV (FOX 25) and a number of other organizations by the Islamic Society of Boston will likely go forward. Judge Janet L. Sanders said, at this time, she did not foresee throwing out the entire case, but she said she...

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Local Interfaith Dialogues Respond to Middle East Conflict

July 18, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/07/18/jews_muslims_work_to_keep_local_dialogue_going/

On July 18, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Local Jews and Muslims are working hard to keep their interfaith groups alive and communications open as the Middle East conflict deepens. So far, leaders say, they are succeeding -- partly by concentrating on long-term,...

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Small Interreligious Panel Seeks to Mediate Roxbury Mosque Dispute

July 4, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/07/04/mediating_the_mosque_dispute/

On July 4, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "A group of prominent Christian and Jewish leaders has begun trying to settle quietly a bitter dispute over construction of a mosque in Roxbury that has deeply strained relations between Muslims and Jews in Greater Boston. The 40-member panel of ministers,...

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Boston Islamic Center Still at Standstill

March 25, 2006

Source: The Pueblo Chieftain

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chieftain.com/life/1143280208/5

On March 25, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The groundbreaking for a towering new mosque in [Boston's] Roxbury neighborhood was like a sigh of relief for local Muslims. After a decade of delays, Muslims who had worshipped in mosques so cramped some were forced to pray in parking lots looked forward to sharing the massive building. They also welcomed the...

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Baha'is Add Quilt to Faith Quilts Project Collection

March 6, 2006

Source: U.S. Baha'i News Service

http://www.bahai.us/content/view/153/154/

On March 6, 2006 the U.S. Baha'i News Service reported, "'Power of Unity,' a quilt created and made by four Boston-area Baha'is under the auspices of the Boston-based Faith Quilts Project, will be on exhibit in April at the Boston Center for the Arts. Neophyte quilters Pari Anvar, Jaleh Khadem, Mojdeh Rouhani and Patricia Towfigh painstakingly worked on their project under the tutelage of renowned...

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Islamic Society Offers End to Defamation Suit, Asks for Mediation

March 3, 2006

Source: Boston Herald

Wire Service: AP

http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=128899

On March 3, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "An Islamic society that sued for defamation after local news outlets linked it and its stalled mosque project to anti-Semitic extremists offered Friday to stop litigation in exchange for private mediation. They made the offer to the defendants’ attorneys on...

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Boston Ten Civic Practices (2006)

Boston is a microcosm of religious diversity and civic engagement in the United States. This list of ten religious practices for civic engagement was compiled from a two-year search of Boston Globe articles relating to religious diversity and civic engagement. These practices were selected to highlight the variety of religious engagement in civic life in Boston, such as great lobbying efforts, artistic expressions, youth leadership, and networking with other organizations.

The following practices are not exhaustive of the religious engagement in Boston civic life, nor...

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Ads Spur Conflict Between Jews and Muslims in Boston

January 5, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/01/05/muslims_jews_spar_in_ads_over_mosque/

On January 5, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Controversy over the mosque being built by the Islamic Society of Boston has done serious damage to relations between Muslims and Jews in Boston, members of both groups say. The Islamic Society and Jewish community leaders have suspended...

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Debate Continues over Islamic Center in Boston

January 5, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0105/p13s01-lire.html

On January 5, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Worshipers at the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) still pack into their cramped mosque in Cambridge, Mass. The crowd spills out into the parking lot for the Friday prayer service. Their hopes of celebrating this past Ramadan in a brand-new mosque and cultural center were dashed. The stated aim of the quarter-century-old...

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Roxbury Mosque Project Stalls Amidst Rancor

December 18, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/12/18/praised_as_beacon_mosque_project_stalls_amid_rancor/

On December 18, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "Boston's new Mosque and Cultural Center was meant to be a beacon of tolerance, a symbol of understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims. Instead, the unfinished red-brick shell at Roxbury Crossing has become...

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Islamic Society of Boston Refutes Alleged Ties to Terrorism

December 9, 2005

Source: The Daily Free Press

http://www.dailyfreepress.com/media/paper87/news/2005/12/09/News/Isb-Refutes.Ties.To.Terrorism-1126531.shtml

On December 9, 2005 The Daily Free Press reported, "After accusations of terrorist ties were leveled at the Islamic Society of Boston by two Boston media outlets over the past two years, the ISB has announced that it is fighting back. In a series of reports dating to October...

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