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Muslim Boy Scouts Find Their Place in the Troop

August 23, 2005

Source: TIME Magazine

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1096510,00.html

On August 23, 2005 the TIME Magazine reported, "Most people probably think of the Boy Scouts of America as a Christian group--and not a particularly inclusive one, a reputation earned in part through its efforts to keep out gays, atheists and agnostics. But the Scouts insists it is open and diverse, especially in matters of faith... There are Jewish, Hindu, Mormon and...

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Pope Benedict XVI Meets with Muslim Leaders in Cologne

August 20, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4168042.stm

On August 20, 2005 BBC News reported, "Pope Benedict XVI has appealed to Muslims to help combat the 'cruel fanaticism' of terrorism. At a meeting with Germany's Muslim leaders in Cologne, the pontiff said Islamic teachers had a 'great responsibility' to educate the young... The meeting with some 30 Muslim leaders follows the Pope's earlier pledge to build 'bridges of friendship' with other faiths. He urged...

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Conservative Christians Blast Supreme Court at Justice Sunday II

August 15, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/172/story_17280_1.html

On August 15, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "Conservative religious and political leaders on Sunday dismissed charges that they are trying to legislate their religious beliefs, arguing instead God commands them to speak out against a Supreme Court that they say is at odds with most Americans' morals. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas...

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Interfaith Dialogue Held in Delhi

August 15, 2005

Source: Hindu Press International / Cihan News Agency

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2005/8/16.shtml#3

On August 15, 2005 the Cihan News Agency reported, "A symposium titled, 'Peace, tolerance and harmony among world religions,' was held in New Delhi Sunday by the 'Inter Faith Harmony Platform,' which was established by Indian Muslims. Many representatives from different religions participated in the symposium that was held for the first time in India. Indian deputy...

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As Catholic Churches Close, Other Houses of Worship Thrive

August 14, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/08/14/on_roads_less_traveled_spirituality_takes_flight/

On August 14, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "At a time when headlines are dominated by the closing of Catholic churches, and community leaders are wondering about the toll that Sunday morning athletic contests are taking on religion, [Anthony Milas, a Baptist Pastor from Salem, New Hampshire...

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Filmmakers Document Syrian-Lebanese Immigrants in Western North Dakota

August 14, 2005

Source: Grand Forks Herald / Minot Daily News

http://www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/news/12379185.htm

On August 14, 2005 Minot Daily News reported, "Film producer Joan Mandell has documented the Gaza Strip and highlighted civil rights issues involving Palestinian immigrants charged with terrorism in California. Her special interest in the Arab community recently brought her and her husband, Rich Wieske, from Michigan to western North Dakota to film another...

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American Hindus Condemn Actions of Saudi Police

August 13, 2005

Source: Hindu American Foundation press release

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/Content/Achievements/media_press_release_saudiarabianpolice.html

On August 13, 2005 a Hindu American Foundation press release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed concern over the latest news that detention cases of Indian nationals on allegations of involvement in religious activities in Saudi Arabia are steadily...

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Religion on the Sharp Decline in Europe, Except for Islam

August 10, 2005

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2005-08-10-europe-religion-cover_x.htm

On August 10, 2005 USA Today reported, "Church attendance in Ireland, though still among the highest in Western Europe, has fallen from about 85% to 60% from 1975 to 2004, according to the Dublin Archdiocese... Ireland is not an exception. Every major religion except Islam is declining in Western Europe, according to the Center for the Study on Global...

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Frist Backs Intelligent Design

August 9, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/173/story_17347_1.html

On August 9, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Echoing similar comments from President Bush, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said 'intelligent design' should be taught in public schools alongside evolution. Frist, R-Tenn., spoke to a Rotary Club meeting Friday and told reporters afterward that students need to be exposed to different ideas,...

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Hindu Temple, Church Vandalized in Seminole County

August 9, 2005

Source: Local6.com

http://www.local6.com/news/4828208/detail.html

On August 9, 2005 Local6.com reported, "Detectives said vandals damaged a Hindu Society of Central Florida temple located on Lake Drive over the weekend. The vandals wrote on the walls, damaged some statues and poured paint into shoes left outside the temple. The paint was tracked around the area, according to the report. 'Welcome to Orlando -- we're glad and excited to have you here' was also written on...

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Leadership Conference of Women Religious

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 10 August 2005.

Phone: 301-588-4955
Email: webdirector@lcwr.org
Website: http://www.lcwr.org
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The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is “a canonically approved membership organization which exists as a support system and corporate voice for leaders of institutes of women religious (Catholic sisters) in the United States.” The...
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Faith Groups Oppose Compulsory ID Cards

August 7, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,2763,1544226,00.html

On August 7, 2005 The Guardian reported, "Mounting concerns over the government's plans to introduce compulsory ID cards were given fresh impetus yesterday after it emerged that Britain's major religions oppose the scheme. A previously unpublicised report, produced by the Faith Community Consultation (FCC) consortium, which comprises representatives from the country's...

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Survey Finds Doctors Likely to Come from Religious Minority Groups

August 5, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/172/story_17227_1.html

On August 5, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "Physicians are often every bit as religious as their patients, but what they believe is apt to be quite different, according to a new survey. That's because a disproportionate percentage of physicians come from religious minority groups, according to University of Chicago research published in the...

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