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Inter-Faith Council Condemns West Bank Mosque Burning

October 6, 2010

Author: Judith Sudilovsky

Source: ENI

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=4467

The Council of the Religious Institutions of the Holy Land has expressed "grave concern" over the 3 October burning by militant Israeli settlers of a mosque in the West Bank village of Beit Fajar near Bethlehem.

 

"The CRIHL strongly condemns these and similar acts of vandalism and arson which have taken place in the past year," said the council in a...

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Interfaith Artists to Feature Exhibit In Rockville

October 6, 2010

Author: Mimi Liu

Source: Gazette.net

http://www.gazette.net/stories/10062010/rocknew220306_32550.php

A group of Jewish and Muslim artists has put aside religious differences and ideologies to create an interfaith art exhibit highlighting the similarities between the beliefs.

 

"Art Without Borders: A Celebration of Humanity" will open today and run through Oct. 17 at the Executive Office Building in downtown Rockville...

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Boom for 'God Men' as New Rich Seek Balm for the Soul

October 6, 2010

Author: Mary Fitzgerald

Source: The Irish Times

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2010/1006/1224280471825.html

Inside the imposing five-storey meditation hall shaped like a lotus and covered with more than 1,000 marble petals, there are representations of several Hindu deities, but none as prominent as that of Lakshmi, a goddess of wealth and prosperity.

 

Every year, millions come here to the sprawling...

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Jewish Settlers Replace Korans Burnt In West Bank

October 5, 2010

Author: Joseph Nasr

Source: Reuters

http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/10/05/jewish-settlers-replace-korans-burnt-in-west-bank/

Jewish settlers on Tuesday gave new copies of the Koran to Palestinians in a West Bank village whose mosque was burned in an attack blamed by Palestinians on militants in the settler movement.

 

Several copies of Islam's holy book were scorched in the...

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Woman Finds Peace At a Southern Mosque

October 5, 2010

Author: Soraya Salam

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/10/05/black.southern.muslims/

Every day, before sunrise, Zubaidah Gibbs wakes to pray, then spends hours more singing praises to God under a tree outside her home. She reflects on the setting and thanks God for the beautiful environment around her in this small Southern town.

 

But this Muslim woman wasn't always at peace with herself, or her religion.

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What Not to Wear: Outlawing the Face Veil

October 4, 2010

Author: Zehra Rizavi

Source: The Washington Post

http://onfaith.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/altmuslimah/2010/10/what_not_to_wear_outlawing_the_face_veil.html

Two weeks ago the French Senate passed a piece of legislation 246 votes to one to outlaw the face veil worn by a small number of the country's Muslim women, with President Nicolas Sarkozy stating, in no uncertain terms, that the face veil...

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'Bosniaks' Bring Piece of Home to Boise In Newly Opened Mosque

October 3, 2010

Author: Bethann Stewart

Source: The Idaho Statesman

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/10/03/1365007/bosniaks-bring-piece-of-home-to.html

Vacant and neglected for four years, a former church building on the corner of Cloverdale and Lake Hazel roads in Southwest Boise now glows bright white and green from new paint.

 

The Islamic arches along the porch are about as common here as the rolling...

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First Look Inside the Proposed Islamic Center

October 2, 2010

Author: Anne Barnard

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/03/nyregion/03muslim.html?_r=2&ref=religion_and_belief

Visitors to the upper floors of the Muslim community center planned for near ground zero would walk through lofty spaces — for art exhibitions, for contemplation and prayer, for programs on interreligious dialogue, for a 9/11 memorial — as sunlight streams through...

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India Less Tense After Court Verdict On Holy Site

October 1, 2010

Author: Biswajeet Banerjee

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/30/AR2010093000523.html

Schools, shops and businesses reopened Friday as fears of violence ebbed in northern India following a court order to divide a disputed holy site between the Hindu and Muslim communities.

Thousands of government forces...

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