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Faith Schools Warned On RE Texts

October 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/8318765.stm

Independent faith schools must ensure all resources used to teach about other religions are accurate, inspectors say.

Ofsted surveyed 51 schools in England from the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu faiths, at the request of Schools Secretary Ed Balls.

Inspectors said some materials were biased or had incorrect information...

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Sikh Storyteller Grabs the Imagination At Faith Day

October 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bury Times

http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/4693795.Sikh_storyteller_grabs_the_imagination_at_faith_day/

Pupils in Bury have been given the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of other faiths and cultures.

Bury CE High School staged its second annual multi-faith day which brought together speakers from the major world religions, thanks to a series of workshops and...

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Hindus Laud London Boroughs for Declaring Diwali, Eid, Guru Nanak B'day As Holidays

October 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Newstrack India

http://newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/129025

Hindus have applauded two east London boroughs for declaring Diwali, Eid and Guru Nanak Birthday as school holidays.

Waltham Forest and Newham councils have reportedly announced Eid, Diwali, and Guru Nanak Birthday as school closure days in all the community primary and secondary schools.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed...

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Peterborough Man Charged With Attempting to Damage Mosque

October 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Evening Telegraph

http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/Peterborough-man-charged-with-attempting.5748086.jp

A man from Peterborough accused of a late-night petrol attack on a mosque in Sunderland has been remanded in custody.

Gerald Davies (53), of Palmerston Road, Peterborough, appeared before Sunderland Magistrates' Court yesterday after an incident in the...

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Muslim Center Expansion Application to Go Before Piscataway Zoning Board

October 20, 2009

Author: Jeff Grant

Source: Courier News/Home News Tribune

http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20091020/NEWS/910200349/Muslim+center+expansion+application+to+go+before+Piscataway+zoning+board

With fasting and observances associated with the holy month of Ramadan over, members and officials of The Muslim Center of Middlesex County are focusing on their next task...

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Imams Settle Lawsuit Over Removal From 2006 Flight

October 20, 2009

Author: Steve Karnowski

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jZeuh235PLVfzcKanbHEzYpF7h8wD9BF3U680

Six imams taken off a 2006 US Airways flight after passengers reported what they considered suspicious behavior have settled their discrimination lawsuit, saying they considered it acknowledgment that their removal was a mistake.

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Dallas-Area Muslims Fear Backlash From Arrests Tied to Terror Plot

October 19, 2009

Author: Selwyn Crawford

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/101909dnmetmuslimangst.3f4b3c3.html

North Texans were both angry and relieved last month when federal agents arrested a Jordanian teenager in a failed plot to blow up a Dallas skyscraper.

But for area Muslims, the arrest of 19-year-old Hosam "Sam" Smadievoked yet...

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Proposed Muslim School Opposed

October 19, 2009

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1832777,CST-NWS-muslim19.article

Residents opposing a planned Muslim school and meeting place near Naperville are adamant: They have nothing against the practice of Islam in their neighborhood.

Some residents say they oppose the planned facility because they believe its activities would be too late and cause congestion. They said they fear the center would not provide enough parking.

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Muslims Join Hindus In Kali Puja Festivities

October 18, 2009

Author: Manoj Kar

Source: Kalinga Times

http://www.kalingatimes.com/odisha_news/news2009/20091018_Muslims_join_Hindus_in_Kali_Puja_festivities.htm#

In a refreshing break from religious fanaticism that has become the order of the day, Muslims from a sleepy hamlet downstream the Brahmani river have joined hands with Hindu villagers in observing the week long Kali Puja festivities.

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Row Over School Closures for Muslim, Hindu And Sikh Holidays

October 17, 2009

Author: Jonathan Wynne-Jones and Ian Johnston

Source: Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/6358886/Row-over-school-closures-for-Muslim-Hindu-and-Sikh-holidays.html

Two councils have instructed all schools under their control to shut for the annual celebrations of Eid-Ul-Fitr, Diwali and Guru Nanak's Birthday, in addition to the Christian festivals of...

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Study Dispels Myths On Muslim Population

October 17, 2009

Author: Olivia Ward

Source: The Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/711744--study-dispels-myths-on-muslim-population

A typical Muslim speaks Arabic and lives in the Middle East.

Most of Europe's Muslims are migrants clustered in the Netherlands and France.

Wrong on both counts.

According to a three-year mapping project on the global Muslim population, by the Washington-...

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Grand Mufti Of Bosnia Addresses St. Louis Interfaith Gathering

October 17, 2009

Author: Tim Townsend

Source: St. Louis Today

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/columnists.nsf/keepthefaith/story/A552CB1EC9435D638625765200010C34?OpenDocument

Each year, a different faith group is assigned the chairmanship of the Interfaith Partnership/Faith Beyond Walls annual dinner. This year, the dinner was hosted by the St. Louis Muslim community, and the largest...

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