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Forum Looks Forward to Peace One Day

September 22, 2010

Author: Joe Wojtas

Source: The Day

http://www.theday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2010309229930

A Muslim leader and a Congregational minister sat side by side on the floor of a classroom at Pine Point School Tuesday morning, surrounded by 15 middle-school students from across the region.

The minister, the Rev. David Good of Old Lyme, talked about his trips with people of different faiths to Jerusalem, where he asks those in his...

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2010 Sep 17

Pluralism Project Co-Sponsors Panel on “Faith-Based Family Dispute Mediation and Arbitration”

(All day)

Location: 

Cambridge, MA, USA
On September 17, 2010, the Pluralism Project co-sponsored a panel discussion on “Faith-Based Family Dispute Mediation and Arbitration: North American Muslim Contributions & Priorities” along with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program. The event, organized by HDS students Celene Ayat Lizzio and Aliya Vajid, sought “to connect scholars, students, and practitioners who have an interest in how communities of Muslims perceive of and adhere to... Read more about Pluralism Project Co-Sponsors Panel on “Faith-Based Family Dispute Mediation and Arbitration”

The Lesson Here Is to Engage in Dialogue With Muslims

September 21, 2010

Author: Diana L. Eck

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/wellesley/articles/2010/09/21/the_lesson_here_is_to_engage_in_dialogue_with_muslims/

The furor over Wellesley sixth-graders’ visit to a mosque is just one more volley fired at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center by Americans for Peace and Tolerance. In a climate in which Muslims have been...

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India Has Moved On From Its Mosque Controversy

September 20, 2010

Author: Barun S. Mitra

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704129204575505134072018578.html

What if somebody built a mosque and nobody cared? No, not the so-called Ground Zero mosque in New York. The mosque in question is in the small Indian town of Ayodhya, in northern Uttar Pradesh state. Six decades ago the mosque became the subject of a contentious lawsuit. The conflict...

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Muslim Leaders Unite Behind Center

September 20, 2010

Author: Anne Barnard

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/21/nyregion/21mosque.html?_r=1

The proposed Islamic community center and mosque in Lower Manhattan got its strongest vote of confidence yet from major Muslim leaders on Monday, after months of behind-the-scenes grumbling that they were not properly consulted on the project, and a day’s worth of intense and painful conversations at a hotel near Kennedy...

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Park51, And Islam In America

September 20, 2010

Author: Lawrence Wright

Source: The New Yorker

http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2010/09/20/100920taco_talk_wright

When a dozen cartoons satirizing the Prophet Mohammed appeared in the conservative Danish daily Jyllands-Posten, in September, 2005, there was only a muted outcry from the small Danish Muslim community, and little reaction in the rest of the Muslim world. Six months later, however, riots broke out and Danish...

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Anxiety Over New York Islamic Center Felt In Fargo

September 18, 2010

Author: Meg Luther Lindholm

Source: National Public Radio

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129886566

While most Muslims in Fargo, N.D., say they feel accepted within the wider community, many are watching protests over the proposed Islamic cultural center near New York City's Ground Zero closely, particularly as they plan to expand their own mosque.

 

 

 

Fargo's Muslim...

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Muslim Candidate for State House Tackles Religion Issue Head-On

September 17, 2010

Author: Janet Zink

Source: The St. Petersburg Times

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/elections/muslim-candidate-for-state-house-tackles-religion-issue-head-on/1122063

As Z.J. Hafeez worked the room at a recent candidate forum in Tampa, he shook hands with a man who leaned in and peered at his name tag.

 

"Z. J. Hafeez," he read slowly. "That's a funny name...

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Interfaith at Ground Zero

September 17, 2010

Author: Diana Eck

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2010/9/17/interfaith-muslim-rauf-cordoba/

Since Sept. 11, the interfaith movement has grown exponentially in American cities, towns, and college campuses, including Harvard. Among these interfaith initiatives, is the Cordoba Initiative of Feisal Abdul Rauf. So how is it that one of America's leading Muslim advocates of closer interfaith...

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A Vision Of a Place for All Faiths

September 17, 2010

Author: Susan Dominus

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/18/nyregion/18bigcity.html?ref=religion_and_belief

Imagine Yom Kippur 2016: a steady stream of Jews file into a gleaming 13-story building two blocks from ground zero. Maybe one peeks inside the mosque on the building’s ground floor to see whether a friend from her Turkish cooking class is there, then heads up to the third floor,...

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Local Muslims Find Support After Recent Controversies

September 17, 2010

Author: Helen Gray

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/09/17/2231355/local-muslims-find-support-after.html

Mustafa Hussein of the Islamic Center of Greater Kansas City didn’t know what to expect.

 

The proposed Islamic center and mosque in New York City blocks from ground zero has drawn harsh anti-Muslim reaction.

 

A Florida pastor threatened to burn...

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2 Afghans Are Killed In Protests Over Koran

September 16, 2010

Author: Rob Nordland

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/17/world/asia/17koran.html?ref=religion_and_belief

Two Afghans, at least one of them armed, were killed Thursday in another protest over a rumored burning of the Koran, Islam’s holy book, nearly a week after a pastor in Florida who had incited widespread outrage over his plans to incinerate Korans in a 9/11 memorial bonfire canceled...

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