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People of Faith Rally for Darfur

April 30, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/190/story_19023_1.html

Six perspectives on why Jews, Christians, and Muslims have joined forces to rally for an end to genocide in Darfur.

Beliefnet asked leaders of six faith groups on the executive committee of the Save Darfur Coalition to answer the following questions: Why should people of your faith care about what is happening in Darfur? What concrete steps should they take to help end the violence in Sudan?...

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Sikhs Celebrate Vaisakhi with New Jersey Governor

April 30, 2006

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/123/ARTICLE/2437/2006-04-30.html

On April 30, 2006 The Panthic Weekly reported, "The [Sikh new year festival] Vaisakhi of 2006 will leave an indelible mark in the dynamic history of Sikhs in New Jersey. Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula organized the celebration of Vaisakhi on 25th April at the State Assembly house with representatives of New Jersey Gurdwaras and Sikh organizations. Present along with the...

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Milwaukee Islamic Center Seeks to Build Bridges

April 30, 2006

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=419918

On April 30, 2006 the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported, "Galvanized by a recent national poll that shows an increase in the number of Americans with negative views of Islam, local Muslims are re-energizing outreach efforts by inviting the public to an open house this week at the Islamic Center. Advertisement The estimated 10,000 Muslims in the Milwaukee metropolitan area have not...

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Residents of Oshkosh Witness Hindu Wedding

April 30, 2006

Source: The Northwestern

http://www.thenorthwestern.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060430/OSH0101/604300423/1128/OSHnews

On April 30, 2006 The Northwestern reported, "Colorful garbs, Indian music and dancing livened otherwise quiet streets near the Grand Opera House Saturday in festive celebration of another Roy family traditional Hindu wedding. Groom Raj Dhanasekaran, 28, arrived by horse and carriage in a procession...

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Valley Interfaith Council Hosts 7th Annual Interfaith Day of Prayer

April 29, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Daily News

http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3764587

On April 29, 2006 the Los Angeles Daily News reported, "Whether you simply fold your hands to pray or use a tingsha, singing bowl, rosary, siddur, azan clock, mala, sage prayer stick, icon or mantra, the Valley Interfaith Council is inviting community involvement in its seventh annual Interfaith National Day of Prayer on Thursday evening... Unlike the Valley Interfaith Council's panel discussions on spiritual...

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Chicago Islamic Council Mobilizes for Immigration Rally

April 29, 2006

Source: NWTimes.com

http://www.thetimesonline.com/articles/2006/04/29/news/illiana/81fada1e199050648625715e00804fd9.txt

On April 29, 2006 Medill News Service/NWTimes.com reported, "Muslim leaders are mobilizing their community to join thousands of marchers on Monday, a day that has historically commemorated the struggle of working people throughout the world. In a bid to strengthen their solidarity with the Latino...

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Sikh Coalition Co-Founder Says No American is Safe From Profiling

April 29, 2006

Source: SikhSangat.org

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/printer_1003.shtml

On April 29, 2006 SikhSangat.org reported, "A national dialogue on the civil rights of minorities is necessary in post-9-11 America, a Sikh civil rights activist declared. Amardeep Singh, co-founder and legal director of the New York-based Sikh Coalition, a civil rights organization, spoke in a symposium on civil rights abuses against Sikhs, Arabs and Muslims.

About 100 people...

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