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21 Wounded in 2 Bomb Blasts in Southern Thailand

June 3, 2007

Source: PR Inside

Wire Service: AP

http://www.pr-inside.com/wounded-in-2-bomb-blasts-r142613.htm

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) - Two bomb blasts--including one during a soccer match-- wounded 21 people in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south on Sunday, police said.

Two local teams were playing a friendly soccer game on a school field in Yala province when a bomb went off Sunday, injuring 17 players and spectators, three of them...

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Muslim and Jewish Leaders Co-Host Foreign Journalists

June 3, 2007

Author: Adil James

Source: New America Media

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=526fac6157b30d9729690ee246bced4b

TROY, Mich. -- The Muslim Observer and the American Jewish Committee together hosted seven prominent journalists during their visit to America and the Detroit area from countries scattered across Asia May 21 in Troy.

The event was an opportunity for the journalists...

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Different Cultures Unite for Buddha’s Birthday

June 3, 2007

Author: Venice Buhain

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,4252,0,0,1,0

Olympia, WA (USA) -- A patchwork of colors, styles and cultures at Saint Martin’s Pavilion on Sunday marked the 2,551st anniversary of the birth of the Buddha.

It was the first time that the South Sound Buddhist temples and meditation groups got together to celebrate the birthday of Siddhartha Gautama, whose teachings...

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Religion Grows in Second Life

June 2, 2007

Source: The Advocate

http://www.2theadvocate.com/features/7798366.html

In Second Life, the online virtual universe that is attracting some 3.7 million users, you can light virtual candles for Shabbat, teleport to a Buddhist temple or consult the Oracle for some divine guidance.

Second Life is a three-dimensional, online game produced by San Francisco-based Linden Lab in which participants create a virtual world, buy and sell land and products and interact in all the...

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Obama Web Site Seeks to Rally The Faithful

June 2, 2007

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/01/AR2007060102283.html?sub=AR

Although Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is a Christian, he "embodies the basic ideals and values of most Hindus," said Prianka S., a Hindu from Chicago.

Obama's "love for Israel" is "evident not just in his work, but also in his heart," said Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.), an Orthodox Jew.

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Truce in Tatters, Sri Lanka on Brink of War

June 2, 2007

Author: Matthew Rosenberg

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://washingtontimes.com/world/20070601-103635-3046r.htm

KILINOCHCHI, Sri Lanka -- Day and night, warplanes roar over this rebel-held town as the steady thump of artillery echoes from afar -- a preview, many fear, of a military showdown in Sri Lanka that could leave thousands dead.

"All we hear is war," says Tavakumar, a 43-year-...

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Muslim and Evangelists Trying Mediation

June 1, 2007

Source: Fairfax Digital

http://www.smh.com.au/news/National/Muslim-and-evangelists-trying-mediation/2007/06/01/1180205484534.html

An evangelical Christian church group and a Victorian Muslim body it is accused of racially vilifying will go to mediation over their long-running row.

The Victorian Court of Appeal last December set aside a 2004 finding of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) that...

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Police Seek Better Understanding of Arabs, Muslims and Sikhs

June 1, 2007

Author: Uthayla Abdullah

Source: SALDEF

http://www.saldef.org/content.aspx?a=1702&z=8&title=Training%20gives%20look%20into%20other%20cultures

It was a consciousness-raising game of free association.

The question: “What do you think when you see a Muslim?”

Among the answers by a group of mostly police, airport security and corrections officers: “terrorist,...

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Articles of Faith: Cleric Offers Tips to Living in Multifaith Society

June 1, 2007

Author: Anthony B. Robinson

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/318247_faith02.html

It wasn't all that long ago that what most Americans knew of religions such as Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism came from books, not personal encounter or experience. That's changed. Not only have travel and technology made the world smaller, but America has become a religiously pluralistic nation. Islam is now the fastest- growing...

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Book Explores Faith Through Family

June 1, 2007

Author: John Dorsey

Source: Toledo Free Press

http://www.toledofreepress.com/?id=5683

For award-winning author Carrie Brown-Wolf, Soul Sundays have been a lifelong process. What are Soul Sundays? Brown-Wolf, the author of “Soul Sunday: A Family's Guide to Exploring Faith and Teaching Tolerance,” sees them as a time in which inter-faith families can explore everyday issues in regard to their religious faith.

Brown-Wolf, who was raised in the...

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Hawks Co-Owner Pushes for Middle East Peace

June 1, 2007

Author: MARGARET COKER

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/sports/hawks/stories/2007/05/31/0601mideast.html

Jerusalem--Atlanta Hawks co-owner Ed Peskowitz arrived in Israel on Thursday ready to tackle a problem that has eluded many others: peace in the Middle East.

He's not dealing with soldiers and militants, however, but shooters of another kind.

Nearly 260...

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Discussions "Lively" at Interfaith Conference in Waterloo

June 1, 2007

Author: Gladys Terichow

Source: Mennonite Central Committee Press Release

http://www.mcc.org/news/news/article.html?id=190

Despite the cancellation of three public forums, an interfaith conference to foster dialogue between Mennonite theologians from North America and Shi'ah Muslim theologians from Iran achieved its goals, said the director of MCC Ontario, Arli Klassen.

The conference, co-sponsored by MCC and Conrad Grebel University in...

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Muslim, Jewish Leaders See Fresh Start

May 31, 2007

Author: Raja Mishra

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/05/31/muslim_jewish_leaders_see_fresh_start/

Boston-area Jewish and Muslim leaders sighed in relief yesterday at the resolution of a lengthy legal dispute over the planned construction of a mosque in Roxbury, saying the development cleared the way for renewed local dialogue between adherents of the two faiths.

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