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Forum Looks Forward to Peace One Day

September 22, 2010

Author: Joe Wojtas

Source: The Day

http://www.theday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2010309229930

A Muslim leader and a Congregational minister sat side by side on the floor of a classroom at Pine Point School Tuesday morning, surrounded by 15 middle-school students from across the region.

The minister, the Rev. David Good of Old Lyme, talked about his trips with people of different faiths to Jerusalem, where he asks those in his...

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Religious Diversity, Pluralism Redefine "Christian" America

September 22, 2010

Author: Banan F. Malkawi

Source: Ammon News

http://en.ammonnews.net/article.aspx?articleNO=9651

A discussion of Islam and Muslims in America and America’s relation with the Muslim world may be best understood and explained when viewed from within the context of the history, development, and status of religious pluralism and diversity in the United States. 

In a conversation via video-conferencing on Tuesday held at Princess...

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Dreadlocked Employee Claims Workplace Discrimination In Lawsuit

September 21, 2010

Author: Tony Gonzalez

Source: The News Virginian

http://www2.newsvirginian.com/news/2010/sep/21/dreadlocked-employee-claims-workplace-discriminati-ar-517768/

A Waynesboro-area man charges in a federal lawsuit that moving and storage company officials who chose not to hire him discriminated against him because of his Rastafarian religious practice of declining to cut his hair.

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The Lesson Here Is to Engage in Dialogue With Muslims

September 21, 2010

Author: Diana L. Eck

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/wellesley/articles/2010/09/21/the_lesson_here_is_to_engage_in_dialogue_with_muslims/

The furor over Wellesley sixth-graders’ visit to a mosque is just one more volley fired at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center by Americans for Peace and Tolerance. In a climate in which Muslims have been...

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Tuscaloosa’s Buddhists Travel the Eightfold Path

September 21, 2010

Author: Karissa Bursch

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Crimson White

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,9541,0,0,1,0

For most of the students at the University, it’s easy to find a church to attend. There is some form of church on most street corners in Alabama, and those wishing to go don’t have to look very far.

 

But some students at the University and residents of Tuscaloosa must look a bit...

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Justice Department Issues Report On 10th Anniversary Of the Religious Land Use And Institutionalized Persons Act

September 21, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The United States Justice Department

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2010/September/10-crt-1058.html

The Justice Department today issued a report marking the 10th anniversary of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), showing that the law has had a positive impact on protecting the religious freedom of a wide range of faith groups, and had a particularly significant impact protecting...

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Pagan Festival Attendees Find More Acceptance

September 20, 2010

Author: Jesse Roman

Source: The Salem News

http://www.salemnews.com/local/x422133114/Pagan-festival-attendees-find-more-acceptance

Pagans around New England need to come out of the "broom closet."

 

That's the mantra of Eastern Mass Pagan Pride, an organization which strives to promote pagan education, understanding and unity. The group took another step toward that goal yesterday at "Eastern...

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ACLU-NJ Challenges Recitation of Lord's Prayer At Council's Meetings

September 20, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The American Civil Liberties Union

http://www.aclu-nj.org/news/aclunjchallengesrecitation.htm

Acting on behalf of a borough resident, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey announced today that it has filed suit against Point Pleasant Beach to challenge the borough's longstanding practice of reciting the Lord's Prayer at its municipal council meetings. The ACLU-NJ has also asked the court to issue an...

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