Islam

One In Four People Is Muslim, Says Study

October 8, 2009

Author: Peter Beaumont

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/oct/08/muslim-population-islam-survey

Islam may be most closely associated with the Middle East, where it emerged in Arabia in the seventh century, but today the region is home to only one in five of the world's Muslims, according to a study of thereligion's global distribution.

The world's Muslim population stands at 1.57 billion,...

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Feds May Look Into Attack On Ann Arbor Muslims

October 7, 2009

Author: Oralandar Brand-Williams

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/article/20091007/METRO/910070368/1041/lifestyle04/Feds-may-look-into-attack-on-Ann-Arbor-Muslims

The attorney for two Muslim teens attacked last month aboard a school bus is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to step in after Washtenaw County prosecutors decided not to file ethnic intimidation...

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Revellers Flock to Diwali Celebration

October 5, 2009

Author: David Trayner

Source: Evening Telegraph

http://www.northantset.co.uk/news/Revellers-flock-to-Diwali-celebration.5702424.jp

A colourful display of singing, dancing and fireworks was enjoyed by Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists at the county's biggest Diwali celebration.

About 200 people crowded into the Swansgate Centre in Wellingborough yesterday to see the Diwali lights switched on in the Market Square and...

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Probes Test Trust That Authorities Strove to Win From U.S. Muslims

October 5, 2009

Author: Carrie Johnson and Robin Shulman

Source: The Washington Post

Investigators seeking to uncover terrorist plots for years have walked a fine line between keeping tabs on the Muslim community and alienating the same people who could serve as an early warning signal.

That tenuous balance has been tested again in what law enforcement authorities say is one of the most worrisome terrorism investigations in decades, the unfolding case against Denver shuttle bus driver Najibullah Zazi, who has been charged with conspiracy to...

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1999 Nov 18

Symposium on Civil Society and Multireligious America

Thu Nov 18 (All day) to Sat Nov 20 (All day)

Location: 

12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
In 1999, the Pluralism Project hosted two groundbreaking consultations on multireligious America, where for the first time, activists and representatives of diverse advocacy groups shared a common table. The second of these two meetings was a“Symposium on Civil Society and Multireligious America," which took a broad look at the issues of civil society. This event included a panel on public and private schools, and involved representatives from the White House, the Armed Forces Chaplains Board along with Pluralism Project affiliates and advisors. [flickr_set id=72157622509133350]
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2000 Jun 26

NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers: “World Religions in America”

Mon Jun 26 (All day) to Fri Aug 4 (All day)

Location: 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
In the past thirty years, the religious landscape of the United States has changed significantly, in part because of the 1965 immigration act and the new population of immigrants who have come to the U.S. from all over the world. Today there are Islamic centers and mosques, Hindu and Buddhist temples and meditation centers, and Sikh gurdwaras in virtually every major American city. And today the encounter between people of different religious and cultural traditions takes place not only in the international arena, but in our own cities and neighborhoods, schools and city councils. School... Read more about NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers: “World Religions in America”

Area Doctors Of Various Faiths Back Changes to Aid Patients

October 3, 2009

Author: David Yonke

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091003/NEWS10/910030376/0/SPORTS12

As the nation continues to debate health-care reform, some local physicians are hoping for changes that will help them better align their religious and professional concerns.

When taking the Hippocratic Oath, physicians vow "to keep the good of the patient as the...

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1999 May 16

Consultation on Religious Discrimination and Accommodation

(All day)

Location: 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
In February 1999, the Pluralism Project was awarded a grant from the Ford Foundation to enable us to host a consultation on religious discrimination and accommodation. This consultation, held May 17 at Harvard University, brought together representatives from advocacy groups of America’s diverse religious traditions. Dr. Diana L. Eck, Project Director and Professor of Comparative Religions, moderated the lively conversation. Topics included religious needs and issues of discrimination in the “public square,” including the workplace, hospitals, and schools.

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Muslim Playwrights Focus On Universal Themes

October 1, 2009

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/muslim_playwrights_focus_on_universal_themes3/

Let’s start with a disclaimer: the Islamic prayers, Urdu expressions and youth-culture slang (like FOB, as in “Fresh Off Boat") which pepper the new play, “The Domestic Crusaders,” may not be familiar to all American audiences.

But...

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Row Over House Used for Prayers

September 30, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/south_west/8281163.stm

A Bangladeshi community is expected to win a fight to continue using a terraced house in Swansea for prayers.

The Hafod Muslim Welfare Association has gathered at Odo Street for 20 years but does not have planning permission.

A Swansea council committee said it should be granted after receiving a petition from 211 people...

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