Interfaith

Four Cities to Launch Muslim Newspaper

April 17, 2006

Source: CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2006/04/17/muslim-paper060517.html

On April 17, 2006 CBC News reported, "The Islamic Supreme Council of Canada plans to publish a new national newspaper in four cities on Tuesday, spurred in part by the controversy over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. The Muslim Free Press was officially launched in a ceremony in Toronto on Saturday. It will be distributed in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary...

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Dalai Lama Meets with US Muslim Leaders

April 16, 2006

Source: Dawn

http://www.dawn.com/2006/04/17/int6.htm

On April 16, 2006 Dawn reported, "In an effort to quell the anti-Islam tide and to improve its declining image in the West, prominent Muslim leaders on Saturday met for the first time most influential Buddhist, the Dalai Lama, in San Francisco (California) enlisting his help to correct Islam’s negative image. 'Some people have an impression that Islam is militant,' Dalai Lama said. 'I think that is totally wrong. Islam is...

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Religious Leaders Raise Their Voices in the Immigration Debates

April 11, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/189/story_18941_1.html

On April 11, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "As hundreds of thousands of people flooded the nation's cities Monday (April 10) demonstrating for immigrants' rights, religious leaders rallied at their side. On the Mall in Washington, with the Capitol behind him, Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick prayed in Spanish and English for the tens of...

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Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility Calls for Wal-Mart Reform

April 7, 2006

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/society/2385/section/interfaith.coalition.calls.for.wal-mart.reform/1.htm

On April 7, 2006 The Christian Post reported, "A coalition of interfaith investors on Thursday called on Wal-Mart to take up better business practices and adopt more compassionate employment policies, or face protest from members who hold over two million shares of the company...

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Interfaith Coalition Speaks Out Against House Anti-Immigration Bill

April 7, 2006

Source: California Chronicle

http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=7825

On April 7, 2006 the California Chronicle reported, "Assembly Speaker pro Tem Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/Daly City), in his latest effort to fight federal legislation targeting immigrants, today brought together a multi-faith delegation of Bay Area religious leaders to protest the anti-immigrant, discriminatory HR 4437... [This bill] would...

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Dutch Prime Minister Tells Indonesian Muslims He Will Promote Interfaith Dialogue

April 7, 2006

Source: Xinhua

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-04/07/content_4397293.htm

On April 7, 2006 Xinhua reported, "Visiting Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende of the Netherlands here Friday told top leaders of two major Indonesian Muslim organizations that his country would promote interfaith dialogues and cooperation in combating terrorism. 'We talk in the matters of culture and religion and, therefore, it is important to talk about interfaith...

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Hate Crimes Against Religious Minorities on the Rise in Southern Florida

April 6, 2006

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/local/states/florida/counties/broward_county/14273637.htm

On April 6, 2006 The Miami Herald reported, "The weekend defacing of a Muslim prayer hall and a new audit of hate crimes against Jews brought into relief the continuing threats against Muslim and Jewish houses of worship in South Florida.

On Sunday, volunteers for the Islamic Center of...

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Opinion: "A Muslim Visits the Vatican" by Iftekhar Hai

April 6, 2006

Source: San Mateo County Times

http://www.insidebayarea.com/sanmateocountytimes/localnews/ci_3678870

On April 6, 2006 the San Mateo County Times ran an opinion piece by Iftekhar Hai, president of the United Muslims of America Interfaith Alliance. Hai writes, "As a Muslim, I never dreamed of attending Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, but last week, I joined a group of 60 Bay Area clergy at the ceremony elevating Archbishop William Levada to the role of...

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