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Afghanistan's Senate Welcomes Reporter's Death Sentence for Insulting Islam

January 30, 2008

Author: AMIR SHAH

Source: Star Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.startribune.com/world/14904246.html

Afghanistan's upper house of parliament lauded the death sentence handed down against a local journalist who was found guilty of insulting Islam, an official said Wednesday.

In a statement signed by Sibghatullah Mojaddedi, the chamber's chairman, the Senate also condemned what it called "international...

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Oxford Clergyman Attacks Muslim Plans for Calls to Prayer

January 30, 2008

Author: Ruth Gledhill

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article3278746.ece

The clergyman who runs one of Oxford’s largest and most successful churches has attacked Muslim plans to begin calls to prayer from the city’s Central Mosque.

The Rev Charlie Cleverley, Rector of St Aldate’s, a thriving charismatic evangelical church in the heart of Oxford, claims non-Muslim residents...

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A Chaitya to be Built in Birmingham Maha Vihara, UK

January 30, 2008

Author: Tissa Madawela

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Lanka Everything

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,5841,0,0,1,0

For the first time in the history of England a full scale Sri Lankan style Chaitya is to be built at the Birmingham Maha Vihara in the Midlands.

This was revealed to a visiting Rupavahini news crew who went to the Vihara to record a news item on the honorary facilitation of the OBE by Her Majesty the Queen...

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Interfaith Group Aims High, Asks Big Questions at Meeting

January 29, 2008

Author: Kathryn Kennedy

Source: Daily Reflector

http://www.reflector.com/local/content/news/stories/2008/01/29/PeaceandJustice.html

Local followers of several faiths called on their God — or gods — in a monthly search for peace and justice Monday.

Approximately 40 Jews, Muslims, Unitarian Universalists and members of the Baha'i Faith filled the plush, red pews at the Bayt Shalom Synagogue on 10th...

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Who We Are: Area's History Gives Rise to a Medley of Faiths

January 29, 2008

Author: Marketta Gregory

Source: Democrat & Chronicle

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080129/NEWS01/801290345

January 29, 2008 3:05 am — They take wine and wafer, believing it is the body and blood of Jesus. They kneel, touch their heads to the floor and pray toward Mecca. They meditate, seeking an awakening — nirvana.

And they do it here, in the Rochester...

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