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Religion's Revolutionary Role

September 30, 2007

Author: Kelly Wallace

Source: CBS News

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/09/30/eveningnews/main3312642.shtml

The struggle in Myanmar between the military government and its opponents has been going on for decades. But it was the striking image of Buddhist monks demanding political justice that finally got Myanmar front page attention around the world, reports CBS News correspondent Kelly Wallace.

"They make us stop and...

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Reconciling Religious Beliefs with Work

September 30, 2007

Author: Eve Tahmincioglu

Source: MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20973408/

What if your religion required you to wear a beard but your employer has a no-facial-hair policy for all its delivery drivers?

What if your religion required you to pray every day at sunset, but your job on a factory line made it difficult to take a break during your shift?

What if your religion required you to shun violence but your job entailed doing tech support...

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'Nazi' Bedding Provokes Outrage in India

September 30, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: YahooNews

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070930/ap_on_re_as/india_nazi_bedspread

Leaders of India's Jewish community expressed outrage Sunday over a new line of bedspreads called "The Nazi Collection" from a Mumbai-based home furnishing company that used swastikas in its promotional material.

The furnishing dealer said the name stands for "New Arrival Zone for India" and was not meant to be anti-...

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Stanford's New Interfaith Hall Recognizes Diversity

September 30, 2007

Author: Kim Vo

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/valley/ci_7044835

Stanford's Memorial Church is a gorgeous stone-and-stained-glass testament to faith.

Christian faith.

So for years the university's Muslim students prayed in random rooms around campus instead of using the historic worship space.

"We don't believe Jesus died on the cross, and there's a lot of crosses in the building," said Ahlia Kattan,...

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Police: 2 Islamic Rebels Killed in Mosque Siege in Indian Kashmir

September 30, 2007

Author: AIJAZ HUSSAIN

Source: AOL News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.aol.com/story/_a/police-2-islamic-rebels-killed-in-mosque/n20070930053209990035

Soldiers stormed a mosque in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, killing two suspected rebels who were hiding inside during a 20-hour siege, officials said Sunday.

The alleged militants were killed after they opened...

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Muslims Provide Food, Clothing and Health Screenings at Annual Humanitarian Day

September 30, 2007

Author: Bradley Olson

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-md.muslim30sep30,0,618611.story

Mallory Terry, who lives on a Northwest Baltimore block in Upton where half the rowhouses are vacant, wasn't expecting to see a throng of people collecting food and clothing outside the Ul-Haqq mosque when she took her two sons for a walk yesterday.

After pausing briefly to ask if the bonanza was...

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Indian Buddhist Monks Express Solidarity with their Burmese Counterparts

September 30, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: DailyIndia.com/ANI

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/178413.php/Indian-Buddhist-monks-express-solidarity-with-their-Burmese-counterparts

Indian Buddhist monks on Sunday held a sit-in against the violent crackdown of pro-democracy demonstrators in Myanmar and expressed solidarity with their counterparts in Myanmar, who are facing repression by the military junta...

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American Farm Town Rocked by Plans for Muslim Retreat

September 30, 2007

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/10/01/america/NA-FEA-GEN-US-Muslim-Retreat.php

WALKERSVILLE, Maryland: The corn fields and church steeples proudly displayed on Walkersville's municipal seal reflect traditions that some residents say are threatened by plans for a Muslim mosque and convention site in the rural town of 5,600.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim...

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Sikh Heritage Week Starts in New York

September 29, 2007

Author: Harjot Singh

Source: World Sikh News

http://worldsikhnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1018&Itemid=29

New York: The New York City started a “Sikh Heritage Week” from Saturday coinciding with an annual festival here to showcase the arts, culture and tradition of the community.

The Sikh Art and Film Foundation is organising the festival, which will feature film shows, cultural...

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