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Imam Runs to Become Member Of Detroit City Council

July 31, 2009

Author: David Grant

Source: Examiner.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.examiner.com/a-2144903~Imam_runs_to_become_member_of_Detroit_City_Council.html

City Council candidate Imam Abdullah el-Amin says he came to the Islamic faith because "it let me know about the human being."

It's this perspective - regardless of its religious origin - that he thinks is sorely needed on a...

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Gloucester Jewish Community to Rebuild Synagogue

July 31, 2009

Author: Steven Rosenberg

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/07/31/gloucester_jewish_community_to_rebuild_synagogue/

Nearly 20 months after a fast-moving fire destroyed an apartment complex and Cape Ann’s only synagogue, the congregation announced plans yesterday to spend $4 million to rebuild on the site.

“We really...

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Britain’s First Atheist Summer Camp Gets a Big Following

July 30, 2009

Author: Simon de Bruxelles

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article6732428.ece

Rain drums down on the roof of the marquee where the 24 children attending Camp Quest are listening to a talk on astronomy. The fates appear to have conspired against what is being described as Britain’s first atheist summer camp, but its organiser, Samantha Stein, insists: “We’d like the...

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Indian Christians Left In Slums, While Told 'Return Only As Hindus'

July 30, 2009

Author: Anto Akkara

Source: Ecumenical News International

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=3225

Indian officials say that a troubled and remote area of the northeastern Orissa state that witnessed widespread sectarian violence aimed at Christians a year ago, is now normal, with less than a thousand people left in relief camps. 

But those who fled the violence in Kandhamal in August 2008, say they have been told...

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Egypt: Christian-Muslim Tensions Rise

July 30, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AllAfrica.com

Wire Service:

A handful of recent clashes between Muslims and Christians has again raised the spectre of sectarian discord in Egypt. The incidents, though relatively minor, highlight longstanding tensions between the country's Muslim majority and its Christian minority.

"As long as Egypt's Christian community...

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First Sikhs to Guard the Queen

July 29, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/wiltshire/8174641.stm

Two Sikh soldiers have become the first of their religion to guard the Queen.

Signaller Singh, who is serving with 21 Signal Regiment, became the first Sikh to be given the honour of guarding the Queen, the Army said.

Family proud

The soldier usually works in the headquarters of the motor transport department...

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Hindus Celebrate Cultural Center

July 29, 2009

Author: María Villaseñor

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/slc/ci_12941696

The Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple hosts dozens of festivals each year in honor of different deities -- the multiple forms of a single God.

During those festivals, the temple's priest Satish Kumar said "first we do our worship to the gods, then we have our celebrations."

But the subsequent dancing, music, socializing and feasting isn't allowed in the temple's...

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Christians, Jews And Muslims Engaged In Kansas City Festival Of Faiths

July 29, 2009

Author: Judy Press

Source: Examiner.com

http://www.examiner.com/x-11015-Kansas-City-Jewish-Life-Examiner~y2009m7d29-Christians-Jews-and-Muslims-engaged-in-Kansas-City-Festival-of-Faiths

The lack of civility in our society is obvious to anyone listening to the radio, television and sometimes, each other. Wouldn’t it be great if we could just shut...

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