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Shared Roots Spur Many Fights Among Abrahamic Religions

September 30, 2006

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/DN-popedebate_30rel.ART.State.Edition1.3e82701.html

On September 30, 2006 The Dallas Morning News reported, "In his controversial speech this month at a German university, Pope Benedict made a broad claim: Catholic understanding of faith is necessary to properly understand the world. He whacked at Protestants...

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Hindus Meet with Leaders on Capitol Hill

September 30, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation press release

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_dc2006.htm

On September 30, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation press release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) concluded its third annual Government Outreach and Leadership Conference on September 28, 2006. Two days of individual meetings with over twenty-five senators and members of the House of Representatives, Department of Justice,...

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Scottsdale's Religious Diversity Grows by Leaps and Bounds, Baha'i Temple is Latest Addition

September 30, 2006

Source: East Valley Tribune

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/index.php?sty=75440

On September 30, 2006 the East Valley Tribune reported, "God goes by many names in Scottsdale, more so now than ever. The city’s growth has brought with it adherents of many faiths, who pray in their own ways and often in different languages. Some have reached a critical mass and have built their own houses of worship, in addition to the 81 Christian churches of various...

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Islamic Society of Boston Lawsuit Proceeds

September 30, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/09/30/islamic_society_of_boston_suit_moves_forward/

On September 30, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "A judge ruled yesterday that a lawsuit brought by the Islamic Society of Boston asserting that news media outlets and other individuals had conspired to publish false and defamatory information about mosque leaders could go...

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Daughters of Abraham in Cambridge is More than a Book Club

September 29, 2006

Source: Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week1005/feature.html

On September 29, 2006 Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly reported, " BOB ABERNETHY, anchor: While religious conflict is dominating the headlines, there are some who are trying to find understanding and respect across religious lines. A group of women in Cambridge, Massachusetts is doing just that. They have founded a book club to learn from each other's...

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Website Aims to Push Muslims to the Polls

September 29, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/28/AR2006092801615.html

On September 29, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "National Muslim civic leaders announced a new push yesterday to get the country's estimated 2.2 million registered Muslim voters to the polls, unveiling a Web site that spells out key races of 'Muslim interest' and ATM-like voter registration machines that will be put in...

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Dallaire Expresses Concern for Baha'is of Iran

September 29, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/481

On September 29, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Romeo Dallaire, a Canadian senator and retired general who commanded the UN peacekeeping mission to Rwanda at the height of the genocide there, has issued a statement saying that the international community should be prepared to act to protect Iranian Baha'is from possible atrocities. 'In Iran, as in other areas like Darfur where evil is at work, the...

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Visits Between Catholic and Muslim Clergy Ease Tensions

September 29, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060929/NEWS05/609290387/1007

On September 29, 2006 Detroit Free Press reported, "Muslim and Catholic leaders in metro Detroit said that Cardinal Adam Maida's visit to the state's largest mosque Thursday put an end to any lingering local tension over controversial remarks about Islam made earlier this month by Pope Benedict XVI. 'There is no need for a clash of...

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ACLU Files Lawsuit Over Right to Choose Veterans' Religious Symbol on Headstone

September 29, 2006

Source: ACLU Press Release

http://www.aclu.org/religion/discrim/26970prs20060929.html

On September 29, 2006 an ACLU Press Release reported, "The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a lawsuit to protect the right of veterans and their families to choose religious symbols to engrave on headstones in federal cemeteries. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of two churches and three individuals to compel the government to approve a long-pending application for use...

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