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North Maluku’s Religious Sects Agree to Foster Peace

May 31, 2009

Author: Nurfika Osman

Source: The Jakarta Globe

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/north-malukus-religious-sects-agree-to-foster-peace/278423

Following three days of multicultural and interfaith discussions, religious leaders and the people of North Maluku have agreed to put the 1999 sectarian conflicts behind them and join forces to build a better future.

Amidhan, head of the Indonesian Council...

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Buddhists Sow Seeds With Youth to Protect Faith In U.S.

May 31, 2009

Author: Peter Smith

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20090531/NEWS01/905310388/1008/Buddhists+sow+seeds+with+youth+to+protect+faith+in+U.S.

As ceiling fans beat back the humid air, more than 150 people crowded in and around a temple on a remote Southern Indiana hillside last Sunday, marking the birth of their religion's founder.

"An,...

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Hawaii's Islam Day Resolution Stirs Passions Here, On Mainland

May 31, 2009

Author: Christie Wilson

Source: The Honolulu Advertiser

http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20090531/NEWS23/905310377/1001

Debate over a legislative resolution designating Sept. 24, 2009, as Islam Day is testing Hawai'i's reputation as a cultural melting pot.

House Concurrent Resolution 100, establishing a single day this year to acknowledge "the rich religious, scientific, cultural, and artistic contributions" of...

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Muslims Want Tangible Change On Mideast From Obama

May 31, 2009

Author: Hadeel Al-Shalchi and Karin Laub

Source: Kentucky.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.kentucky.com/524/story/814022.html

Respect for Islam, a prescription for Palestinian statehood and assurances of a speedy U.S. pullout from Iraq - that's what Muslims from Morocco to Malaysia say they want to hear from President Barack Obama this week when he addresses them from this Arab capital.

His speech Thursday from...

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Kansas Abortion Doc Targeted, Killed In 'Place Of Peace'

May 31, 2009

Author: Roxana Hegeman

Source: The Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6451857.html

Services were just starting Sunday morning at Reformation Lutheran Church when members heard a pop. Someone thought it sounded like a balloon bursting.

A gunman's single shot had mortally wounded Dr. George Tiller, an usher at the church and one of a few U.S....

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