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Rogers OMNI 10/BC Welcomes First Board of Multi-faith Community Advisors Enhanced Dialogue and Outreach Mechanism to Benefit All

January 30, 2007

Source: CNW Group

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2007/30/c2779.html

SURREY, BC, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - Terry Mahoney, General Manager of Rogers OMNI Television British Columbia, is pleased to welcome the station's first board of Multi-faith Community Advisors. Like the system of Community Advisors put in place 20 years ago by multilingual/multicultural stations Rogers OMNI.1 and OMNI.2, the new advisory board for Rogers OMNI.10/BC will play an...

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Muslim Pc Refused to Shake Hands

January 29, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/6284347.stm

A Muslim woman police officer refused to shake hands with the head of the Metropolitan Police on faith grounds.

The officer, who has not been named, was granted the exemption at a passing-out ceremony where new recruits met Commissioner Sir Ian Blair.

The woman's refusal was based on her view that her faith prevented her touching a man other than her husband or a...

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Women In Islam Present Important International Forum on Crisis in Darfur, Sudan

January 29, 2007

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/news.asp?id=3998

WASHINGTON, DC - Jan. 29, 2007 (MASNET) How is the world responding to a crisis which has, to date, killed some 400,000 people, made 300,000 more homeless, and resulted in countless incidents of rape and other horrendous human rights violations? An important forum on January 25th in Harlem, New York offered some important insights on this question from three individuals with first-hand expertise on this...

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Interfaith Leaders to Urge Greater U.S. Involvement in Mideast Peace Efforts in Meeting with Sec’y Rice

January 29, 2007

Source: Catholic Online

http://www.catholic.org/national/national_story.php?id=22843

WASHINGTON (Catholic Online) – A delegation of Catholic, other Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious leaders is scheduled to meet Jan 29 with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to urge increased Bush administration engagement in working toward achieving long-term peace in the Middle East.

The State Department meeting follows up with a December call by 35...

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British Airways Drops Ban on Wearing Crosses

January 29, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6280311.stm

British Airways is changing its uniform policy to allow all religious symbols, including crosses, to be worn openly.

BA announced a review last year after a row erupted when Heathrow check-in worker Nadia Eweida challenged a ban on her visibly wearing a cross necklace.

The airline now says it will allow religious symbols such as lapel pins and "some flexibility for individuals to wear a symbol of...

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New Ambassadors of Faith

January 29, 2007

Source: Today Online

http://www.todayonline.com/articles/168608.asp

IN multi-ethnic Singapore, all sorts of misconceptions can arise, as some young citizens found out.

Undergraduate Farhana Munshi used to think that when Christians befriended people from other religions, their sole purpose was to convert them. The 19-year-old realised she was mistaken after speaking to a Catholic priest from the Church of Saint Mary of the Angels.

"He told me that only a small...

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Israeli Parliament Set to Approve Appointment of First Muslim Minister

January 29, 2007

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/210/story_21070_1.html

JERUSALEM, Jan. 29 - Israel on Monday installed the first Muslim Cabinet minister in its 58-year history Monday, with parliament approving his appointment by a wide margin.

Raleb Majadele's appointment to the Cabinet, which the government billed as a step toward equality for Muslim Arabs, Israel's largest minority, passed by a vote of 59 to 23....

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