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Gravesham Hindus Hoping to Build Temple

June 27, 2006

Source: This is Local London

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/indepth/features/display.var.808713.0.hindus_hoping_for_own_centre.php

On June 27, 2006 This is Local London reported, "Gravesham's skyline is dotted with the spires or domes of places of worship, marking the number of different religions in the borough. The Sikh community is building a new £8m temple, Muslims paid for their own cultural centre and...

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American Hindu Temple Executives Meeting Concludes in Atlanta

June 27, 2006

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/6/27.shtml#1

On June 27, 2006 Hindu Press International reported, "Hindu Mandir (Temple) Executives representing 57 temples from more than 20 states of [the] U.S., Canada and Caribbean Islands converged in Atlanta to attend the first ever Hindu Mandir Executive conference (HMEC), from June 23 through June 25. They traveled from as far as British Columbia in Canada, Hawaii, California, Florida, as...

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San Antonio Sikh Honored as Businessman of the Year

June 27, 2006

Source: Express-News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/BAD68E64563893D88725719B006331C3

On June 27, 2006 Express-News reported, "Balwinder Dhillon finds it easier to describe how his software and computer design company grows than to explain the projects it puts together. Almost 70 percent of his business comes from government agencies, and most of that is on security-sensitive work for the U.S. Defense Department....

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Jewish MP Makes Peace With President After Holocaust Comments

June 27, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/iran/story/0,,1807160,00.html

On June 27, 2006 The Guardian reported, "Maurice Motamed has one of the loneliest jobs in the Middle East. When Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made his controversial Holocaust statements, the sole Jewish MP in Iran's 290-member Majlis (parliament) felt he had no option but to confront him. 'When our president spoke about the Holocaust, I considered it my duty as a Jew to speak about this issue,' Mr...

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New Interfaith Commission to Work for Peace

June 27, 2006

Source: Worldwide Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2006/06/msg00562.html

On June 27, 2006 Worldwide Faith News reported, "The inaugural meeting of the Inter-Faith Action for Peace in Africa (IFAPA) Commission ended in Kigali, Rwanda, on 22 June with Africa's religious leaders agreeing to use the instrument for a peaceful future for the continent and all its people. 'We have begun the task of working together for peace. We have already gained considerable experience in responding to...

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Sikh Student's Home Vandalized in Hate Crime

June 27, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/printer_1138.shtml

On June 27, 2006 Sikh Sangat News reported, "A Sikh family found a pornographic graffiti on their driveway Saturday morning. A penis with three testicles that were labeled '3 testi' was drawn with white spray paint. The family stated the third testicle was spray painted to ridicule the top-knot, or patka that their 15-year-old son wears for religious reasons. Police have classified the...

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Study to Focus on Muslim Youth

June 27, 2006

Source: ABC Brisbane

http://www.abc.net.au/news/items/200606/1672819.htm?brisbane

On June 27, 2006 ABC Brisbane reported, "A new study will ask Muslim children and teenagers living in Mackay, Rockhampton and Brisbane how they feel they fit in to the wider community. Central Queensland University's Dr Sansnee Jirojwong says there are about 20 or 30 young Muslim people living in the Mackay area. Dr Jirojwong says researchers want to see if there are any...

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Religious Rights Rally to Be Held on July 4

June 27, 2006

Source: U.S. Newswire

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=68364

On June 27, 2006 U.S. Newswire reported, "A religious rights rally will be held at Farragut Square Park in Washington, D.C. between noon and 4 p.m. on America's birthday, the Fourth of July. The rally is in support of universal religious tolerance and free exercise for all religions, as guaranteed in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights. Speakers include: Rev. Barry Lynn, spokesperson...

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Toronto Hindu Temples Vandalized in Misplaced Backlash for Terrorism Arrests

June 27, 2006

Source: Starbroek News

http://www.stabroeknews.com/index.pl/article_letters?id=56498229

On June 27, 2006 the Starbroek News ran a letter to the editor from a citizen named Vishnu Bisram that read, "According to a report in a newspaper in Toronto, Hindu temples, including those where Guyanese worship, were attacked in Toronto last week. The temples were apparently mistaken for mosques and the Hindu worshippers as Muslims.

A prominent Guyanese...

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Supporters Back Grave Marker for Wiccan Soldier

June 27, 2006

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/193/story_19363_1.html

On June 27, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "The space where the memorial marker of Sgt. Patrick D. Stewart, a decorated American soldier who was killed last year in Afghanistan, should stand is empty because his Wiccan faith is not one of 30 approved for such designation by the federal government. Stewart, a 34-year-old native of Fernley, Nev., was killed Sept. 25 by a rocket-...

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