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Berlin Film Follows Muslims Struggling With Crises

February 17, 2010

Author: Geir Moulson

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/17/AR2010021701275.html?nav=hcmoduletmv

A first-time German director's film about Muslims struggling to come to terms with unwanted pregnancy, homosexuality and other challenges to their beliefs debuted Wednesday at the Berlin film festival....

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Vandalism At Nashville Mosque Pulls Faiths Together

February 14, 2010

Author: Natalia Mielczarek

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20100214/NEWS06/2140356/Vandalism+at+Nashville+mosque+pulls+faiths+together

At least 150 people, including spiritual leaders from several faiths, spent Saturday morning at the Islamic Center of Nashville learning about the world's second-largest religion and pledging their support for local Muslims...

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President Obama Addresses the U.S.-Islamic World Forum

February 13, 2010

Author: Rashad Hussain

Source: The White House Blog

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/02/13/president-obama-addresses-us-islamic-world-forum

Today, the President addressed by video the U.S.-Islamic World Forum in Doha, Qatar.  He outlined the actions the United States has taken since his speech in Cairo, Egypt last June, in which he called for a new beginning between the United States and...

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U.S. Envoy Is to Be Link to Muslims

February 13, 2010

Author: Helene Cooper

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/14/us/politics/14muslim.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

President Obama has appointed Rashad Hussain, a deputy White House counsel, to be his representative to the Muslim world, White House officials said Saturday.

Mr. Hussain will become the special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, an intergovernmental group with 57 member states that calls itself the collective voice...

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Muslim Woman's Veil Case Represents Clash Of Values In Spain

February 13, 2010

Author: Edward Cody

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/12/AR2010021205010_pf.html

This sunny little resort on the Mediterranean shore has long been a favorite for weekenders seeking to escape the congestion of nearby Barcelona for a dose of sandy beaches and sea breezes.

But Cunit has gained a new distinction: It is famous in Spain as the town where a...

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Algerian Inter-Faith Leaders Call for More Religious Freedom

February 12, 2010

Author: Walid Ramzi

Source: Magharebia

http://www.magharebia.com/cocoon/awi/xhtml1/en_GB/features/awi/features/2010/02/12/feature-01

Algeria is a religiously tolerant nation that will never encroach on the rights of non-Muslims to worship, Religious Affairs Minister Bouabdellah Ghlamallah told participants at an Algiers seminar on Wednesday (February 10th).

Under the banner of "Religious Worship: A...

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Muslim Professor Lives Interfaith Values

February 12, 2010

Author: Ron Orozco

Source: The Fresno Bee

http://www.fresnobee.com/lifestyle/story/1819862.html

A professor of Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim relations at Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Conn., is the guest lecturer at this year's Interfaith Scholar Weekend in Fresno.

Dr. Yahya M. Michot will speak Friday through Feb. 21 on the event's theme, "Islam: A Faith for the 21st Century." The annual event brings people of various religions...

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U.S.-Islam Summit Comes At Delicate Time

February 10, 2010

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/us_islam_summit_comes_at_delicate_time/

“Talk with as many people as you can. Talk vertically, talk laterally.”

That’s the advice of the Rev. Welton Gaddy, president of the Interfaith Alliance, for attendees of the US-Islamic World Forum in Doha, Qatar.

Gaddy went to last year’s...

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Row Over Plan to Build Jewish Museum Of Tolerance On Site Of Muslim Cemetery

February 10, 2010

Author: Rory McCarthy

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/feb/10/jewish-museum-tolerance-muslim-cemetery

A group of Palestinians descended from 15 of Jerusalem's oldest Arab families lodged a protest with the UN today in a fresh effort to prevent the construction of a "Museum of Tolerance" on the site of an ancient Muslim cemetery.

The project, run by the Simon Wiesenthal Centre in Los...

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Jewish-Muslim Study Course Grounds Interfaith Dialogue In Sacred Text

February 9, 2010

Author: Sue Fishkoff

Source: JTA

http://jta.org/news/article/2010/02/09/1010531/jewish-muslim-study-course-grounds-interfaith-dialogue-in-sacred-text

Judaism is a harsh, exacting faith condemning rebellious children to death by stoning. Islam exhorts Muslims to kill non-believers.

Neither statement, according to many Jewish and Muslim scholars, is true. But they are among the...

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