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Church Pushes for Tolerance, Understanding Among Muslims and Christians

January 3, 2011

Author: Sarah Dopson

Source: The Montgomery Village Patch

http://montgomeryvillage.patch.com/articles/church-pushes-for-tolerance-understanding-among-muslims-and-christians

With religious differences at the root of so many worldly conflicts, members of Christ the Servant Lutheran Church are promoting tolerance at home and trying to bridge the gap in interfaith understanding.

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Jacksonville Imam’s Interfaith Work Hooks Gov.-Elect Rick Scott

January 2, 2011

Author: Jeff Brumley

Source: The Florida Times-Union

http://jacksonville.com/news/florida/2011-01-02/story/jacksonville-imam%E2%80%99s-interfaith-work-hooks-gov-elect-rick-scott

Jacksonville Imam Enrique Rasheed sees no spiritual or political contradictions in praying for and with conservative Christians and Republicans, many of whom are openly distrustful of Muslims these...

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Working to Boost Social Activism Among Muslims

January 1, 2011

Author: Nomi Morris

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs-community-20110101,0,6014477.story

For the first 15 years of his working life, Naim Shah Jr. was the personal assistant to the imam at Masjid Ibadallah, a mosque in Los Angeles. He helped with Friday sermons and religious classes and dealt primarily with his Muslim congregants.

 

But for the last six...

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Muslim Youth Help the Homeless

December 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: YouTube/WOAI Channel 4 News

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxHTgEF6AGA

The Council on American Islamic Relations-San Antonio Youth (CAIR-SA Youth) recently donated blankets, socks and food items worth $4,000 to 200 homeless people in that city during the organization's "Serve the Homeless Day."

Multi-Faith Chaplains to Make House Of Commons More Inclusive

December 26, 2010

Author: Jonathan Wynne-Jones

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/8224923/Multi-faith-chaplains-to-make-House-of-Commons-more-inclusive.html

John Bercow has backed the creation of a team of multi-faith chaplains, which will also include representatives of the Hindu, Buddhist and Jainist religions.

 

Members of the House...

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TSA Scanners, Pat-Downs Particularly Vexing for Muslims, Other Religious Groups

December 23, 2010

Author: Tara Bahrampour

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/22/AR2010122202919.html

As Erum Ikramullah prepared to head to Reagan National Airport on Thursday for a flight, she mulled over two distasteful choices: the body scanner or the pat-down?

 

Ever since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a trip to the airport has been fraught for...

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Imam Behind Islamic Center Plans U.S. Tour

December 23, 2010

Author: Paul Vitello

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/24/nyregion/24mosque.html?ref=religionandbelief

The controversy over plans to build an Islamic center in downtown Manhattan subsided in November, almost abruptly, with the end of an election season that amplified its most emotional underlying issues.

 

But the imam behind the project has decided to risk reigniting that...

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