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Buddhist Organization Renovating Former Methodist Church In Newton's Upper Falls

July 28, 2009

Author: Christine Laubenstein

Source: Wicked Local Newton

http://www.wickedlocal.com/newton/news/x695081602/Buddhist-organization-renovating-former-Methodist-church-in-Newtons-Upper-Falls

An international Buddhist organization that provides disaster relief, medical care and education across the world is renovating the former Methodist church in Upper Falls.

Taiwan-...

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Muslims Welcome Police Scarf Move

July 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/somerset/8171151.stm

Avon and Somerset Police is issuing head coverings to its female officers so they can enter mosques.

The force says the move will help its officers respect Muslim religious customs while carrying out their job.

The garments, designed to match the force's uniform, were designed in consultation with Muslim groups.

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Islamic School Ban Sparks Protest

July 27, 2009

Author: Phil Mercer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8169871.stm

Hundreds of people have protested against a government's decision to scrap plans to build an Islamic school in Australia's biggest city, Sydney.

Parents and prospective students have said the decision was unfair and racist.

Islamic groups have insisted that the Muslim community in Australia, which is comparatively young and fast-growing, needs...

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Jewish Cemetery Project Preserves Tradition

July 26, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WTHR

Wire Service: AP

http://www.wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=10789848

A three-year project to create an online database of Indianapolis' Jewish cemeteries has yielded a trove of new information about the city's Jewish past, including a record of poorer ethnic immigrant groups whose synagogue was known simply as "the peddler's congregation."

Gloria Green, an office manager in a...

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Retired Minister Works to Bring Religions Together

July 25, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The News-Star

Wire Service: AP

http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20090725/LIFESTYLE/907240307/1024/LIFESTYLE

Almost always, when Protestants and Catholics are formally gathered under one roof in New Orleans — and when they are joined by Jews, Muslims and Sikhs — somewhere in the background will be a retired Presbyterian minister named the Rev. Will...

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Georgia Courts to Allow Religious Head Coverings

July 24, 2009

Author: Greg Bluestein

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hV06rZEk-p1KyWypLPvzMCzwOuTAD99L318O0

Georgia courtrooms will allow religious headgear after last year's arrest of a Muslim woman who refused to remove her headscarf in a west Georgia courthouse.

The Judicial Council of Georgia voted unanimously this week to allow...

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