Interfaith

London's IslamExpo Falls on 7/7 Anniversary

July 7, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5158470.stm

On July 7, 2006 BBC News reported, "The organisers insist it is a coincidence, but the fact that IslamExpo fell on the first anniversary of the London bombings was the powerful symbol British Muslims needed to say very publicly what they stand for. The �1.8m show at London's Alexandra Palace could have been just another event where Muslims talks to Muslims about being Muslim.

But instead the...

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Interfaith Couples Make Marriages Work With Two Faiths

July 6, 2006

Source: MSNBC

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/13699089/

On July 6, 2006 MSNBC reported, "As Muslims become more integrated in the West, marriage to people of other faiths is becoming more commonplace. Nowhere is this more true than in London, perhaps the most cosmopolitan European capital. Muslims make up about 8 percent of the city’s population and neighborhoods are renowned for their diversity. The 1960s and 70s Britain saw an influx of immigrants — a majority of whom were from South...

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Interfaith Service Held Outside Immigration Hearing in San Diego

July 6, 2006

Source: CAIR Press Release

On July 6, 2006 a CAIR Press Release reported, "Faith leaders and advocates from San Diego and other Southern California cities conducted an interfaith service in front of the Imperial Beach Border Patrol Station in response to a closed-door House Immigration Hearing. The sub-committee conducting the hearings invited groups such as the Friends of the Border Patrol, an organization known for its border vigilantism. The San Diego chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego), Interfaith Committee for Worker...

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Religions Participate in Various Environmental Efforts Around the Globe

July 6, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/195/story_19537_1.html

On July 6, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "More than a decade ago on an Aegean island, the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians made a startling proposition: That pollution and other attacks on the environment could be considered sins.

At the time, the idea earned him little more than a nickname - the 'green patriarch...

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Dr. Rajwant Singh Organizes Scholarships for Punjabi Students

July 5, 2006

Source: Tribune News Service

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/C4FB2A8911FECD2B872571A200675B92

On July 5, 2006 Tribune India reported, "This [non-resident Indian] NRI comes back time and again to lend a helping hand to the needy that in the future may grow up to be the pride of Punjab. A small help at a time when it is most needed - as students without financial resources, has led to over 500 students from Punjab and...

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Small Interreligious Panel Seeks to Mediate Roxbury Mosque Dispute

July 4, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/07/04/mediating_the_mosque_dispute/

On July 4, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "A group of prominent Christian and Jewish leaders has begun trying to settle quietly a bitter dispute over construction of a mosque in Roxbury that has deeply strained relations between Muslims and Jews in Greater Boston. The 40-member panel of ministers,...

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Sikh-ing Harmony Interfaith Dialogue Project Launched on Independence Day

July 4, 2006

Source: Sikh Council on Religion and Education

http://www.sikhcouncilusa.org/article.aspx?article=interproject

On July 4, 2006 the Sikh Council on Religion and Education reported, "The Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE) and the Dialogue Forum announce the launch of an innovative interfaith dialogue project: Sikh-ing Harmony. This project facilitates dialogue and understanding between the three major Abrahamic faiths – Judaism, Christianity...

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Muslim Public Affairs Council Hosts Forum on Jewish-Muslim Relations

July 3, 2006

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council press release

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=367

On July 3, 2006 a Muslim Public Affairs Council press release reported, "On Sunday, July 2nd, prominent Muslim and Jewish religious leaders participated in a townhall forum organized by the Muslim Public Affairs Council to discuss the current state of Muslim-Jewish relations. Panelists -- including Rabbi Stephen Julius Stein (Wilshire Boulevard Temple), Dr. Saleh Kholaki (Islamic Center of...

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Widow of Wiccan Soldier to Speak at July 4th Interfaith Religious Rights Rally

July 3, 2006

Source: Las Vegas Sun

Wire Service: AP

http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/nevada/2006/jul/03/070310047.html

On July 3, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The widow of a Nevada soldier is taking her fight for a veteran's memorial plaque recognizing her husband's Wiccan religion to the nation's capital.

Roberta Stewart will a guest speaker Tuesday at a Fourth of July interfaith religious rights...

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Sectarian Tensions Among Muslims in Bay Area Muted

July 3, 2006

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/07/03/MNGCDJOE0P1.DTL

On July 3, 2006 the San Francisco Chronicle reported, "Oceans away from the sectarian violence in Iraq, the theological differences between Sunni and Shiite Muslims, though muted, exist in the Bay Area. The centuries-old divide follows no easy pattern. On the UC Berkeley campus, for years, some Sunni members of the Muslim Students...

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Valley Interfaith Launches Drive for Citizenship

June 30, 2006

Source: The Brownsville Herald

http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/print.php?id=71479_0_10_0

On June 30, 2006 The Brownsville Herald reported, "Valley Interfaith is launching its first drive for citizenship since 1997 in an attempt to prevent individual immigrants from getting lost in the national debate on immigration. 'We want to provide some sort of relief against our national rhetoric of immigration bashing,' said Estela Sosa Garza, a McAllen leader with Valley...

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Social Responsibility is the Focus of 2006 ICNA-MAS Convention

June 30, 2006

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-06/30/07.shtml

On June 30, 2006 IslamOnline.net reported, "The 31st annual convention of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) kicks off on Friday, June 30, with a strong focus on social awareness and responsibility among American Muslims. 'American Muslims must get more involved in society and social outreach work, such as helping the homeless, and disaster victims,' Dr. Zahid Bukhari,...

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Hindu Temple of Minnesota Hosts Grand Opening After Vandalism Repaired

June 29, 2006

Source: KARE 11 News

http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=128322

On June 29, 2006 KARE 11 News reported, "It was immediately apparent when rolling up the driveway of the new Hindu Temple of Minnesota, that there is something big going on this weekend. Landscape crews scrambled to lay sod and plant shrubs, while others hustled to set up a tent, and performed general cleanup.

The hubbub surrounds the Temple's grand opening, a four day...

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