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Islamic Society of North America's Leader to Head Up New Interfaith Office in Washington

March 29, 2006

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060329/NEWS01/60329025/1006/NEWS01

On March 29, 2006 The Indianapolis Star reported, "The leader of a Plainfield-based Muslim organization with a national profile is moving to Washington to head an effort to improve interfaith cooperation and educate government officials about Muslim issues. Sayyid Syeed will give up his post as secretary general of...

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"Muslim Women Raise Voices Worldwide" by Raheel Raza

March 29, 2006

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2006/03/by_raheel_raza.php#more

On March 29, 2006 Muslim Wake Up! ran an opinion piece by Raheel Raza, author of 'Their Jihad..Not my Jihad' and Interfaith director for The Muslim Canadian Congress, on growing Muslim women's leadership. Raza writes, "During the height of the Danish cartoon controversy, Canadian media interviewed male Muslim leaders exclusively, without bothering to...

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Sikhs Prepare to Open Gurdwara in Northwest Phoenix

March 29, 2006

Source: SikhNet News/The Arizona Republic

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/5A13EFFBC7227FD3872571400068E0BD!OpenDocument

On March 29, 2006 The Arizona Republic reported, "The Nishkam Seva Sikh temple in northwest Phoenix possesses a resilient spirit, much like the devotees who soon will fill its prayer hall. Blackened earth shows where a recent brush fire scorched a hillside just a few feet from the...

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Italy Grants Asylum to Afghani Christian Convert

March 29, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/188/story_18843_1.html

On March 29, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Italy granted asylum Wednesday to an Afghan man who faced the death penalty and threats for converting from Islam to Christianity, and Italian premier said the man had arrived in Italy earlier in the day. Abdul Rahman was in the care of Italy's Interior Ministry, Premier Silvio Berlusconi said. 'He...

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Muslim Woman Wins Religious Discrimination Case Against School

March 29, 2006

Source: Morocco Times

http://www.moroccotimes.com/News/article.asp?id=13786

On March 29, 2006 the Morocco Times reported, "A Muslim woman who refuses to shake men's hands for religious reasons cannot be barred from a Dutch teacher-training programme, said the Dutch Equal Treatment Commission. The commission found Monday that the Regional Education Centre in the city of Utrecht illegally 'discriminated, indirectly, on the basis of religion,' when it rejected Fatima...

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White House Spokesperson Expresses President’s Concerns for Bahai’s in Iran

March 29, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=434

On March 29, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "At the 28 March 2006 White House press briefing, Spokesman Scott McClellan said President George Bush is concerned over last week's announcement by a UN official that government persecution of the Baha'is in Iran is intensifying. In response to a reporter's question, Mr. McClellan called on the Iranian regime to respect the religious freedom...

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Arab-Americans Meet with Jersey Governor to Discuss “Political Lynching” of Candidate

March 29, 2006

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newjersey/ny-bc-nj--arabcandidate-ter0329mar29,0,3022807.story

On March 29, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Arab-American leaders told Gov. Corzine that the dumping of a Lebanese-born candidate for a county office because of comments he made about terrorism amounted to 'political lynching,' and asked the governor...

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Dr. Eck Speaks to Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews About Pluralism

March 28, 2006

Source: Palm Beach Daily News

http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/content/news/Fellowship_0328.html

On March 28, 2006 the Palm Beach Daily News reported, "America as the great Melting Pot � where cultural differences are minimized for the sake of assimilation � is a flawed model, according to Diana L. Eck, professor of comparative religion at Harvard University's School of Arts and Sciences.

Though the United States has the most...

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Royal Couple Visits Gurdwara on Diplomatic Visit

March 28, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4852442.stm

On March 28, 2006 BBC News reported, "The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have knelt and kissed the floor of one of the holiest Sikh shrines on a six-day visit to India. Charles and Camilla were barefoot, with their heads covered by scarves, inside the temple at Anandpur Sahib, in the northern state of Punjab. The state is the birthplace of Sikhism, and the shrine is second only in...

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