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Religious Leaders Promote Interfaith Harmony

January 30, 2011

Author: Ren Zhongxi

Source: China.org

http://www.china.org.cn/china/2011-01/30/content_21847513.htm

China's five national religious associations gathered in Beijing on January 28 to issue a Joint Declaration on Promoting Religious Harmony. Representatives from the Buddhist Association of China, the Taoist Association of China, the Islamic Association of China, the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association and the China Christian Council...

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Maryland Copts Pray for Safety Of Families In Egypt Amid Protests

January 30, 2011

Author: Yeganeh June Torbati

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-01-30/news/bs-md-local-egyptian-community-20110130_1_coptic-christians-protests-egypt-last-week

As they have done for nearly 20 years, members of the close-knit and expanding community of Coptic Christians in Maryland prayed Sunday morning at a church in Savage, the red-brick...

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Proposed Islamic Mosque In Bridgewater Draws Concerns From Residents About Traffic

January 30, 2011

Author: Eugene Paik

Source: New Jersey On-Line/The Star Ledger

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/01/proposed_islamic_mosque_in_bri.html

An Islamic mosque, complete with a daycare center and a school, could be a new neighbor in a high-end residential section of Bridgewater Township.

 

Representatives of the Chughtai Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Bedminster, have filed an application...

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Third Annual Powwow By Western Oregon Tribes Celebrates Culture, Creates New Friendships

January 29, 2011

Author: Matt Buxton

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/01/third_annual_powwow_by_western.html

Amid the thunderous beats of Native American drum groups, Thundering Water's drum wasn't the loudest. And with only 11 members, the group wasn't the largest, either. But when dancers stepped to the beat of its songs, member Brittney Malone, 15, knew the three-hour drive from Myrtle Creek was...

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Muslims and Jews Join Forces to Tackle Religious Hatred

January 27, 2011

Author: Nasser Hanif

Source: The BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12294215

Jewish and Muslim students are joining forces to tackle anti-Semitism and Islamophobia on university campuses - in a bid to spread a message of tolerance.

 

One of those with first-hand experience of religious hatred is Yassir, who as a student in 2004 was abused as he set off for his mosque in London. Four teenagers spat at him and called him "Bin Laden".