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In Leicestershire, an Interfaith Cricket Match with Hindu and Jewish Umpires, Muslim and Christian Players

September 10, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/leicestershire/5332070.stm

On September 10, 2006 BBC News reported, "An inter-faith cricket match is being held in Leicestershire to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Local Christian clergy and Muslim imams will play each other in a Twenty20 cricket match at Grace Road, home of cup winners Leicestershire.

In addition to the Christians and Muslims on the pitch, the match...

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In Wichita, Interfaith Interest in Islam Tapering Off Five Years Later

September 9, 2006

Source: Witchita Eagle

http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/living/15474263.htm

On September 9, 2006 the Witchita Eagle reported, "In the weeks and months following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, learning about Islam was high on the agenda of many non-Muslim congregations in the Wichita area. Five years later, interest seems to have diminished. 'There are still requests, but it's definitely not like before,' said Nabil Seyam, a member of the Islamic Society of Wichita...

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In Cincinnati, Diverse Responses and Dialogue Mark 9/11

September 9, 2006

Source: The Enquirer

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060909/NEWS01/609090365/1056

On September 9, 2006 the The Enquirer reported, "Five years ago on Sept. 11, 100 people were at Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church at noon after just a few phone calls. That night, more than 350 gathered for prayer after seeing a sign in the church yard. The church, 8000 Miami Ave., has been opening its doors every year on the...

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President of National Association of Evangelicals Expresses Concern over Erosion of Religious Freedom

September 9, 2006

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/199/story_19934_1.html

On September 8, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "National Association of Evangelicals President Ted Haggard warned Friday that religious freedom is in danger of being greatly reduced in this country.

'I think right now we're in the beginning stages of the erosion of freedom of religion in the United States,' he told more than 200 people gathered for the annual...

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Religion in the Workplace: Rights, Responsibilities - and Respect

September 9, 2006

Source: Charlotte Observer/ Orange County Register

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/living/religion/15477263.htm

On September 9, 2006 the Orange County Register reported, "Attorneys Richard Streza, Dave Brown and Tim Voorhees, partners at Brown and Streza LLP in Irvine, Calif., hold weekly Bible study in the office. Farmers Insurance broker Belal Dalati has a sign of Allah on his Anaheim office wall and pauses from work five times a day to pray....

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Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Church Reaches Out with Relief

September 8, 2006

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-md.christian08sep08,0,2789465.story?coll=bal-local-headlines

On September 8, 2006 The Baltimore Sun reported, "For 34 days, the clash between Hezbollah and Israel tore up villages of Lebanon, and much of the world's attention focused on the suffering of Muslims and Jews. But caught in the crossfire were Lebanon's Christians - nearly 40 percent of the...

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Redding Mayor Marks 9/11 at "One Nation Under God" Event; Describes Shiite Muslims as "Wing Nuts"

September 8, 2006

Source: Record Searchlight

http://www.redding.com/redd/nw_local/article/0,2232,REDD_17533_4977583,00.html

On September 8, 2006 the Record Searchlight reported, "Local elected officials and a pastor Thursday used a commemoration of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to wage spiritual warfare against those who would attack America.

In a ceremony on the Shasta County Courthouse steps titled 'One Nation Under God,' Redding Mayor Ken Murray...

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Women's Interfaith Circle of Palm Beach County to Hold First Retreat

September 8, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-pwomen08sep08,0,5430645.story?coll=sfla-news-palm

On September 8, 2006 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "Enough fighting already! A group of Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist and Quaker women don't want to argue about religion. They want to talk. The women don't have solutions to the world's religious conflicts. But they...

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Op/ed: "Lina Joy: Will Malaysia Uphold Her Freedom of Religion?"

September 7, 2006

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://www.becketfund.org/index.php/article/526.html?PHPSESSID=50071e7125944

On September 7, 2006 the The Wall Street Journal published an opinion piece by The Becket Fund's International Director, Angela C. Wu, "For more than 40 years, Malaysia has successfully balanced its democratic, secular form of government with its citizens' deep roots in Islam. Slowly, however, those roots are gradually ripping up the...

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Anniversary of Interfaith Partnership of Metropolitan St. Louis Celebrated as Methodists, Muslims, Catholics Protest Anti-Defamation League

September 7, 2006

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/religion/story/D8D0A7D94311BDB7862571E300174172?OpenDocument

On September 7, 2006 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, "More than 400 people gathered Thursday evening at the Frontenac Hilton Hotel to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Interfaith Partnership of Metropolitan St. Louis. Outside the hotel, about a dozen people...

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Anti-Defamation League Welcomes Agreement Between Chief Rabbis of Israel and the Archbishop of Canterbury

September 6, 2006

Source: ADL Press Release

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ChJew_31/4887_31.htm

On September 6, 2006 an ADL Press Release reported, "The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) applauded the signing of a joint agreement between Israel's Chief Rabbis and the Archbishop of Canterbury, which calls for combating rising anti-Semitism in the world and supporting Israel's right to defend itself and live in peace and security. The agreement signed by the Archbishop, Dr. Rowan Williams and Chief...

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Jews, Jains, Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims Hail Decision Prohibiting Exams on Religious Holidays

September 5, 2006

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/local/story/449389p-378270c.html

On September 5, 2006 the New York Daily News reported, "A Queens state senator and an array of clergy yesterday hailed a new law that prohibits the state Education Department from scheduling statewide exams during religious holidays. 'The law is now on your side,' declared state Sen. John Sabini (D-Queens). The law was spurred after statewide English exams for...

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