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The Conflict in Nepal and the Role of Christians in Peace Making

September 27, 2006

Author: Dr. Kali Bahadur Rokaya

Source: EED

http://www.eed.de/de/de.sub/de.sub.32/de.sub.info/de.info.248/index.html

For centuries discrimination and violence against women, dehumanization of people on the basis of caste as a result of which the people belonging to the low caste have suffered tremendous exploitation, violence, suffering and humiliation at the hand of the so called high caste people, the plight of the landless,...

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Germans Cancel Opera Fearing Islamic Backlash

September 27, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2006/09/27/fearing_islamic_reaction_germans_silence_an_opera/

On September 27, 2006 BBC News reported, "One of Germany's foremost opera houses has abruptly canceled a modern production of Mozart's 'Idomeneo' because of fears of a violent reaction to a scene showing the severed head of the Prophet Mohammed. The cancellation, at the urging of...

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Germany Hosts Islam Summit in the Shadow of Opera Cancellation

September 27, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5385058.stm

On September 27, 2006 BBC News reported, "The German government has met Muslim community leaders in Berlin amid a row over the cancellation of a Mozart opera deemed offensive to Muslims. The Islam conference was a landmark initiative to improve the integration of Germany's three million Muslims. It was overshadowed by the row over the opera Idomeneo. In one scene it was to show the severed heads of the Prophet...

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Wiccan Widow of Soldier Gives VA Ultimatum in Grave Marker Case

September 27, 2006

Source: Nevada Appeal News Service

http://www.nevadaappeal.com/article/20060927/NEWS/109270084

On September 27, 2006 the Nevada Appeal News Service reported, "Wiccan widow Roberta Stewart announced Tuesday at the Americans United rally at Powning Park in Reno that an official notice was sent to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to respond within 14 days demanding the approval of the Wiccan symbol of the pentacle as a grave marker or a lawsuit would be...

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United States of Religions

September 26, 2006

Source: Here and Now/WGBH

http://www.here-now.org/shows/2006/09/20060920_2.asp

Pope Benedict XVI spoke again today about his comments last week that enraged some Muslims around the world and led to threats against his life.

The Pope did not apologize today, but acknowledged that his remarks were open to misunderstanding. He insisted that he had "deep respect" for Islam and that he did not endorse a negative view of that faith, which worships the one god.
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Afro-Brazilian Priest Has Following in South Florida

September 26, 2006

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/15608357.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp

On September 26, 2006 The Miami Herald reported, "Antonio Carlos Encarnacao, spiritual son of a revered Brazilian Candomblé temple, caressed the creamy white cowrie shells on the small table in front of him. 'They can tell you how to stop bad omens, how to resolve a conflict or when to have patience,' he said. 'They tell...

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First Gurdwara Opens in Switzerland

September 26, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/3050587AFA6518ED872571EF006B87A5

On September 26, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "Gurdwara Sahib Switzerland was not built in few weeks, months or years. It has taken full one decade to come into existence (1996-2006). The Sikhs of Switzerland started this esteemed project in 1996 when they applied for permission to start construction of Gurdwara Sahib. The process of...

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Gainesville Islamic Center Expands to Meet Needs

September 26, 2006

Source: AccessNorthGA

http://www.accessnorthga.com/news/hall/newfullstory.asp?ID=107300

On September 26, 2006 AccessNorthGA reported, "Growth in Northeast Georgia's Muslim population is prompting the Gainesville Islamic Center to expand. Imam Bilal Ali said that the Center has been at its current Summitt Street location since 1994, when it moved across street from a house it occupied since its establishment in the early 1980s. Membership is now at 160,...

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Indiana Governor Breaks Ramadan Fast with Local Muslims at his Residence

September 26, 2006

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060926/LOCAL19/609260408/-1/ZONES04

On September 26, 2006 The Indianapolis Star reported, "Gov. Mitch Daniels reached out to more than 150 Muslims from across the state Monday night, welcoming them to his official residence for a meal to end their daily fasting for Ramadan. Shortly after sunset, the Muslim call to prayer rang out over the home's back...

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