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Solidarity Rally for Religious Freedom

July 31, 2007

Author: Qaiser Felix

Source: AsiaNews.it

http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=9971&size=A

Lahore (AsiaNews) – The All Pakistan Minorities Alliance (APMA) is going to hold a ‘National Solidarity Rally’ on August 11 at the MÄ«nār-Ä• Pākistān in Lahore. A huge gathering of people from minority communities, including Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Parsees, should come. Organisers expect about 100,000 people from all over...

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Religious Freedom Fighters Criticize U.S. Arms Plan for Extremist Hotbed

July 31, 2007

Author: Ethan Cole

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20070731/28688_Religious_Freedom_Fighters_Criticize_U.S._Arms_Plan_for_Extremist_Hotbed.htm

WASHINGTON – An inter-religious group that works globally for the advancement of religious freedom and democracy denounced recent U.S. plans to sell billions worth of arms to Saudi Arabia –...

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Religious Minorities Hit From All Sides

July 31, 2007

Author: Ellen Massey

Source: IPS News

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=38742

WASHINGTON, Jul 31 (IPS) - In the months leading up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in March 2003, scholars from around the world urged the war planners in Washington to take steps to protect Iraq's priceless archaeological heritage.

But the widespread looting of museums and other cultural sites happened anyway. Now, warnings from minority communities in Iraq are also...

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Pagan Prisoner to Sue Bosses over Ban on Drum in her Cell

July 31, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Northern Echo

http://www.thisisthenortheast.co.uk/display.var.1583659.0.pagan_prisoner_to_sue_bosses_over_ban_on_drum_in_her_cell.php

A MOTHER serving life for murdering her baby son will sue prison bosses for refusing her a native American drum so she can talk to the dead.

Chah Oh-Niyol Kai Whitewind says wardens at Low Newton prison, in...

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Arab Boy Bound & Beaten in Class, Suit Says

July 31, 2007

Author: JOHN MARZULLI

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime_file/2007/07/31/2007-07-31_arab_boy_bound__beaten_in_class_suit_say.html

Two Brooklyn schoolgirls allegedly bound a boy of Arab descent with tape, locked him in a classroom closet and bombarded him for eight minutes with ethnic slurs before their substitute fourth-grade teacher did anything.

The...

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India Concerned at Resurgence of 'Sikh Extremism' in Canada

July 31, 2007

Author: SUNIL RAO

Source: South Asian Focus

http://www.southasianfocus.ca/community/article/30683

Indian officials led the list of those expressing concern at the alleged resurgence of Sikh extremism in Canada.

"I'm very glad the mainstream media is now taking note of what's happening," Indian High Commissioner R.L. Narayan told South Asian Focus.

Asked about Air India Flight 182, he said: "Canada is a democratic country-- as...

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Evangelicals Try to Correct 'Misperception' on Middle East

July 31, 2007

Author: Michelle Rindels

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=14021

A broad coalition of evangelical leaders is attempting to "correct a serious misperception" that all evangelicals oppose creating a Palestinian state.

Led by Ron Sider, a professor at the American Baptist-affiliated Palmer Theological Seminary and head of Evangelicals for Social Action, the coalition sent a letter to President Bush...

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Methodists Concerned with Israeli Occupation

July 31, 2007

Author: Michael Paulson

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/07/31/methodists_concerned_with_israeli_occupation/

Ratcheting up the simmering debate over how Protestant denominations should express their concern about Israel, the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church is advising congregations and individuals to divest their holdings from a wide variety of...

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Iranian Baha'i Students Shut out of Vocational Education

July 31, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story/570

Iranian Baha'is seeking to enter Iran's technical and vocational institutes have been effectively barred from admission for the coming academic year, since the application to sit for the entrance examinations leaves them with no option but to deny their faith, which Baha'is refuse to be coerced into doing.

The Baha'i International Community learned recently...

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