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Resolution Intends to Limit 'Pro-Islamic' Bias

September 25, 2010

Author: Terrence Stutz

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/DN-sboe_25tex.ART.State.Edition1.33b8be8.html

The State Board of Education on Friday instructed textbook publishers to make sure their new world history texts are more favorable to Christianity and less positive toward Islam if they want to sell their books in Texas.

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Controversies Over Mosques And Islamic Centers Across the U.S.

September 24, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life

http://features.pewforum.org/muslim/controversies-over-mosque-and-islamic-centers-across-the-us.html

This map shows the locations of 35 proposed mosques and Islamic centers that have encountered community resistance in the last two years. Click on a location for a brief overview of the project based on news reports. In many cases...

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Neighbors Balk At Sikhs' Plans for 40-Foot Dome

September 24, 2010

Author: Jeff Borgardt

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/northnorthwest/ct-x-n-palatine-sikh-temple-20100916,0,19526.story

Like many fledgling religious communities, the beginnings of what became the Sikh Religious Society in Palatine were modest.

 

A small group of Sikhs who were putting down roots in the north and west suburbs of Chicago in...

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A Backdrop On Islam In America

September 24, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Harvard Gazette

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2010/09/a-backdrop-on-islam-in-america/

American leaders who criticize the proposed Islamic community center in lower Manhattan are not only shamelessly exploiting American fears about Islam for political gain, but are fruitlessly flailing against a new demographic reality, said Ali Asani, professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic religion...

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New Grace Cathedral Dean Makes History On Two Fronts

September 23, 2010

Author: Scott James

Source: The Bay Citizen

http://www.baycitizen.org/columns/scott-james/new-grace-cathedral-dean-makes-history/

The installation of Jane Alison Shaw as the eighth dean of Grace Cathedral on Nob Hill on Nov. 6 is a milestone — she will be the first woman to lead the cathedral, which was founded during the Gold Rush in 1849.

 

Shaw will also be the cathedral's first openly...

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In Old Istanbul Quarter, Islamic And Secular Turks Grope Toward Coexistence

September 23, 2010

Author: Borzou Daragahi

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/sep/23/world/la-fg-turkey-fatih-20100924

The two sisters wear Islamic head scarves and say they have no problem with their secular friends and classmates, who don't. Yet on the streets, in classrooms and along the hallways of apartment buildings in the cramped Fatih district of Istanbul, Deniz and Daria Ker remind them every now and then...

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Woman In Priestly Garb Sounds ‘a Great Echo’

September 23, 2010

Author: Elisabetta Povoledo

Source: The New York Times/Milan Journal

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/24/world/europe/24milan.html?ref=religion_and_belief

While other little girls in her hometown of Nissoria, Sicily, were dressing up and playing house, Maria Vittoria Longhitano would pretend to say Mass, dispensing cookies and chips to her toys for communion. Sometimes, she would even baptize her dolls.

As a...

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Plans for 60-Foot-High Theravada Buddhist Temple OK’d By Raynham Planners

September 23, 2010

Author: Susan Parkou Weinstein

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Wicked Local Raynham

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=60,9549,0,0,1,0

Four years after setting up home and shrine in a humble New England farmhouse, a group of Thai Buddhist monks is preparing for grander quarters.

 

 

By 2012, a sprawling 60-foot-high Theravada Buddhist temple and meditation center will rise from the South Street East...

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