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Islamic Activists Angered By SoCal Mayor's Speech

January 29, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Fresno Bee

Wire Service: AP

http://www.fresnobee.com/state/story/1802761.html

Islamic-rights activists are criticizing the mayor of Lancaster for promoting Christianity during his State of the City speech this week, specifically his comment that he is "growing a Christian community."

The Los Angeles chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said Friday that Mayor R....

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Claim Filed Over Damaged Medicine Bag

January 29, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bonner County Daily Bee

http://bonnercountydailybee.com/articles/2010/01/29/news/doc4b628874aa030115863983.txt

An Oregon man is seeking $25,000 in damages over the opening of his Native American medicine bag during a drunken-driving arrest last summer.

Craig Clark Show contends the medicine bag’s mystical qualities were destroyed when the bag was opened. Show said the bag...

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Video: Muslim American Leaders Coming Of Age In a Post-9/11 World

January 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=1021#axzz0envCXLiO

A group of young Muslim-American leaders came to the Center for American Progress last November to discuss the challenges and opportunities they are facing, and to explore ways to strengthen their work. The meeting was held exactly one week after the Fort Hood shootings in Texas, and that event colored the day's conversation. As...

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Young Adults Reconnect With Jewish Heritage

January 28, 2010

Author: Arlene Nisson Lassin

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6840805.html

When Nate Levy left home for college from Klein in northwest Houston, religious observance was an unimportant aspect of his life. The Jewish senior at the University of Texas grew up without practicing the religion.

“I knew I was Jewish, but that was the extent of it in my family life,” Levy said....

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A Modern Tale Of Meatpacking And Immigrants

January 28, 2010

Author: Kate Linthicum

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-na-immigrant-nebraska28-2010jan28,0,6078807.story?page=1

Hawa Farah was living in Minneapolis three years ago making $8 an hour at a bakery when her fiance, Hussein Hussein, got a call about good jobs that paid better.

So the couple, like many Somali immigrants who follow work around the...

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Lithuania Steps Into European Crucifix Debate

January 28, 2010

Author: Ruta Tumenaite

Source: Ecumenical News International

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=3732

Lithuania has come out in support of Italy in its efforts to revise a ruling of the European Court of Human Rights that obliges State schools throughout Italy to remove crucifixes from classrooms. 

The online news daily www.delfi.lt, on 13 January reported that the Committee for Foreign Relations of the Lithuanian...

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Edison Teen Assaulted Jewish Man Because Of Religion, Judge Rules

January 28, 2010

Author: Joshua Burd

Source: My Central Jersey

http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20100128/NEWS/100128039/-1/newsfront/Edison-teen-assaulted-Jewish-man-because-of-religion-judge-rules

A judge ruled Thursday that an Edison teenager who punched a Jewish man last September did so because of the victim's religion, authorities said.

In the ruling, the...

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Monks Up In Arms Over Police Assault

January 28, 2010

Author: Do Je-hae

Source: The Korea Times

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2010/01/113_59889.html

The case of a drunken group of policemen beating up a monk is testing the relations between the Lee Myung-bak administration and the Buddhist circles.

The assault took place on the night of Jan. 19 at Yonghwa Temple in Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province. Jigwan, the chief monk of the temple, claimed that he went out when he...

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RI, US Religious Groups Team Up to Tackle Poverty

January 28, 2010

Author: Lilian Budianto

Source: The Jakarta Post

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/01/28/ri-us-religious-groups-team-tackle-poverty.html

Participants at an interfaith forum in Jakarta have pledged to work closely to end poverty and enhance education while trying to help people cope with climate change.

The joint declaration came at the conclusion of the three-day forum Wednesday, attended by...

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