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Pagans Out Of the 'Broom Closet' In Southwest Riverside County

October 30, 2009

Author: Aaron Burgin

Source: The Press-Enterprise

http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_E_new_witches31.46d6183.html

It might never be easy to be a witch in southwest Riverside County, but it's getting easier, Ivy Lieberman said.

Lieberman, a Lake Elsinore resident, is a practicing pagan and a member of the Murrieta Witches of the Goddess, a pagan group whose membership has ballooned from...

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Muslim Doc Says She Was Told to Remove Headscarf

October 30, 2009

Author: Anabelle Garay

Source: The Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6696052.html

A Muslim doctor interviewing for a job at a suburban Dallas medical clinic says officials there told her she couldn't wear her headscarf while working.

Dr. Hena Zaki of Plano said Friday that she was shocked when CareNow officials told her in person and later by e-mail...

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KC Young People Reach Out for Interfaith Understanding

October 30, 2009

Author: Bill Tammeus

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/255/story/1540453.html

The thermometer said 97 that fierce day in late June. The sun was pitiless.

So the group of youths (with adult helpers) planning some interfaith events found refuge in the back of the Foo’s custard shop at 95th and Mission, spooning down triple-threat chocolate concretes and sundaes covered with snappy raspberries. 

Federico...

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Campaign to Save Historic Sikh Temple Dealt a Blow

October 30, 2009

Author: Michael Purton

Source: News Shopper

http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/4712410.GRAVESEND__Campaign_to_save_historic_Sikh_temple_dealt_a_blow/

A campaign group’s fight to save a historic Sikh temple from demolition has been dealt a blow with English Heritage refusing to make it a listed building.

SAVE has been battling to preserve the 137-year-old Siri Guru Nanak Darbar...

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Prayers And Criticism In Wake Of Detroit Imam’s Killing By F.B.I.

October 30, 2009

Author: Susan Saulny

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/31/us/31dearborn.html?scp=3&sq=religion&st=nyt

Friday prayers were intoned on schedule at the red brick two-story house on the west side that is a makeshift home for the Masjid Al-Haqq mosque.

But leading the prayers was a son of the mosque’s imam, Luqman Ameen Abdullah, who was killed by federal agents in a raid on Wednesday. The...

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Religions Call for Climate Action

October 30, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8333250.stm

Leaders from across the UK's religious communities have said there is a "moral imperative" to tackle global warming.

Leaders from the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Baha'i, Jain and Zoroastrian faiths called on G20 nations to cut greenhouse gases.

They said climate change posed a "very real threat to the world's poor"....

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Local Pagans Prepare for “Samhain”

October 30, 2009

Author: Mark O'Brien

Source: News 10

http://www.wten.com/Global/story.asp?S=11416524

While most people know Oct. 31 as Halloween, Pagans call it Samhain (pronounced "SOW-an").

It's an old celebration with Celtic and Gaelic roots as a harvest feast and festival of the dead.

"Samhain has traditionally been a holiday where the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead is thinnest," explains Rev. Leigh Dupee of the Pagan...

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Malaysia Seizes 15,000 Copies Of the Bible: Church Leader

October 29, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jRbfxoI0f3Krsopr3g56tt27qwWg

Malaysian authorities have seized some 15,000 bibles imported from Indonesia because they use the word "Allah" as a translation for God which is banned here, a church leader said Thursday.

"The church uses the bible and it is part of the...

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