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Southern Buddhists Pray for Peace

November 30, 2006

Source: Bangkock Post

http://www.bangkokpost.com/breaking_news/breakingnews.php?id=114474

More than 1,000 Thai Buddhists in southern provinces today joined in a mass merit-making ceremony held to boost the morale of local Buddhist monks and people in the country's far South affected by the growing insurgency and to pray for the restoration of peace in the region.

Some 500 Buddhist monks from 266 temples in Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, and Narathiwat were...

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More Muslims Gaining Political Ground

November 30, 2006

Author: Michelle Boorstein

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/29/AR2006112901576.html

Since Gaithersburg software engineer Saqib Ali was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates this month, he has been flooded with calls and e-mails from across the country asking: How'd you do it?

The calls come from American Muslims like Ali, who, longtime political...

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Violence Ensues Over Alleged Desecration of Hindu Statue

November 30, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/205/story_20547_1.html

Mumbai, India, Nov 30 - Low-caste groups protesting the desecration of their leader's statue burned train cars, buses and clashed with police in western India on Thursday, in violence that left at least two people dead and 40 injured, police said.

Authorities imposed curfews in three districts of western Maharashtra state Thursday, police said,...

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A Quiet Religion: Even Showing your Wealth is an Act of Violence to Jains

November 30, 2006

Author: AIIT JAIN

Source: Toronto Sun

http://www.torontosun.com/News/TorontoAndGTA/2006/11/30/2560808-sun.html

There's a small but relatively affluent religious community that keeps a very low profile in the GTA.

With about 4,000 followers in the area, Jains strictly follow their basic religious tenet of "Ahimsa parmo dharma" -- non-violence, in thought and action.

This tenet extends to their diet -- Jains...

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Promoting Mutual Understanding

November 30, 2006

Source: Kuensel online

http://www.kuenselonline.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=7787

The Dharma Sanskriti Sangam (religion based cultures’ meet) in Varanasi, India, was a successful exercise in promoting harmony, peace and progress in the region and the world, according to delegates from 13 Asian countries.

A large number religious leaders of different religions like Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, and Sanatan agreed that such a...

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Service not Religion; to Minnesota Taxi Passengers

November 30, 2006

Author: Mike Ghouse

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/service_not_religion_to_minnesota_taxi_passengers/0012111

The passengers traveling to St.Paul/Minneapolis International airport are in for a rude awakening, when they haul for a cab.

On September 28th, John Reinan of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota’s Startribune reported...

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All She's Saying is Give Peace a Chance

November 30, 2006

Author: April Phillips

Source: The Virginian-Pilot

http://content.hamptonroads.com/story.cfm?story=115192&ran=147739

Snatam Kaur knew early on she wasn’t like the other kids.

How many of them, for example, were named by a family friend who happened to be a kundalini yoga master?

Kaur was born in Trinidad, Colo., in 1972 and immersed in the Sikh faith.

Her father, a manager for the Grateful Dead, and...

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ISLAMIC FEMINISM: OXYMORON OR REALITY? BARCELONA CONFERENCE 2006.

November 30, 2006

Author: Naila Tiwana

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2006/11/islamic_feminis_1.php

In early November of 2006, the present day modern, cosmopolitan city of Barcelona, with its parallel Andalusian character, exuding undeniable cross-culture vibrancy, buzzed with the intellectual powwow of “Islamic Feminism”.

The Congress of Islamic Feminism was founded as a movement by the...

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