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Sunni and Shi'a Muslims More United Than U.S. Government Portrays

June 27, 2004

Source: News-Leader

Wire Service: AP

http://www.news-leader.com/today/0627-Iraqissayt-121177.html

On June 27, 2004 News-Leader/AP reported, "Ahmed Shammar, a Shiite Muslim, prays in a Sunni Muslim mosque because it's close to his house. His wife, Shatha, a Sunni, improvises her own daily prayers, mixing Shiite and Sunni rituals. That she and her husband are from different sects of Islam means nothing to Shatha. 'He's a Muslim and...

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Controversy Between Jews and Presbyterian Over Community Boundaries

June 26, 2004

Source: Beliefnet/ RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/148/story_14825_1.html

On June 26, 2004 Beliefnet/RNS reported, "When the Presbyterian Church (USA) gathers this week for its General Assembly meeting in Richmond, Va., perennial fights over homosexuality are likely to be overshadowed by the future of a controversial messianic Jewish congregation outside Philadelphia. Avodat Yisrael, a fledgling Presbyterian congregation that looks and feels like a Jewish...

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Opinion: Imams Should Not Use Mosques to Further Political Agendas

June 26, 2004

Source: Muslim WakeUp!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/000908.php

On June 26, 2004 Muslim WakeUp! ran an opinion piece by Tarek Fatah, host of The Muslim Chronicle TV, and Jehad Aliweiwi, former executive director of the Canadian Arab Federation, in which they argued, "On Monday, millions of Canadians will go to the polls to elect a new parliament and a new Prime Minister. Muslim Canadians have been active in the body-politic of this country for decades. We have...

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Unity Found for Jews and Moderate Bapists at Alabama Convention

June 26, 2004

Source: The Birmingham News

http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1088241397144570.xml

On June 26, 2004 The Birmingham News reported, "Moderate Baptists celebrated interfaith ties on Friday in a joint luncheon with Jewish leaders... Baptists and Jews met during the annual meeting of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, a group of moderates that formed in 1991 in reaction against a conservative turn by the 16.3-million-...

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Facets of the Muslim Vote

June 26, 2004

Source: Muslim Wake Up Inc.

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/000909.php

On June 26, 2004 Muslim Wake Up Inc. reported, "AMT [American Muslim Taskforce] has been set up to guide Muslim voters about the 2004 elections. It is the new incarnation of the notorious American Muslim Political Coordination Council (AMPCC) that was set up in 2000 to rally the Muslim vote behind Bush-Cheney. But as we reported in February, the 2000 Bush endorsement debacle was apparently...

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New Hope in the Building of Buddhist Temple in CA

June 26, 2004

Source: The San Diego Union Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty/20040626-9999-1m26temp.ht

On June 26, 2004 The San Diego Union Tribune reported, "City Councilman Tom D'Agosta is breathing new life into a proposal for a Tibetan Buddhist temple in a northeast Escondido neighborhood, saying he would favor it under certain conditions. D'Agosta says he would change his vote against the plan as long as a conditional-use permit for the...

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Utah Teen Returns from Baha'i Youth Service Corps Work in Israel

June 26, 2004

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://166.70.44.66/2004/Jun/06262004/saturday/saturday.asp

On June 26, 2004 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "Her grandparents spent more than two years serving the faith in Switzerland. Her older brother gave a year in Elliott, Maine. An aunt is still on her mission. So it was only natural that Lahdan Saeed, fresh out of Highland High School in Salt Lake City, would join the Bahai Youth Service Corps. Bahais have emphasized service...

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