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Young Muslims More Open to Interfaith Dialogue Says Vatican

May 28, 2008

Author: Bess Twiston Davies

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article4023109.ece

Younger Muslims are radically altering the "climate" of interfaith dialogue, the head of the Vatican's Council for interreligious dialogue has said.

"There is a change of climate [in interreligious dialogue] now" said Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, head of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue said on...

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Mosque and Gurdwara Face off at Naulakha

May 27, 2008

Author: Abdul Manan

Source: Pakistan Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008%5C05%5C27%5Cstory_27-5-2008_pg13_1

A shopkeeper at Naulakha Bazaar set up a mosque on the roof of his shop about a month ago, right opposite Gurdwara Shaheed Singh Singhrian without permission or a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from authorities concerned, neighbouring shopkeepers told Daily Times on Monday.

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Some Muslims in U.S. Quietly Engage in Polygamy

May 27, 2008

Author: Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Source: National Public Radio

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=90857818

Although polygamy is illegal in the U.S. and most mosques try to discourage plural marriages, some Muslim men in America have quietly married multiple wives.

No one knows how many Muslims in the U.S. live in polygamous families. But according to academics researching the issue, estimates range from 50,000 to...

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Educational Opportunities Grow for the Women of Lodi's Muslim Community

May 27, 2008

Author: Keith Reid

Source: Recordnet

http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080527/A_NEWS/805270325

Nuna Migbel has long dreamed of earning a college degree, something she has in common with many Muslim women her age, she said.

A 40-year-old Lodi resident, Migbel waited more than 20 years to enroll at San Joaquin Delta College, where she has passed English learner courses and has enrolled in general...

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Muslims Try to Balance Traditions, U.S. Culture on Path to Marriage

May 27, 2008

Author: Michelle Boorstein

Source: Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/26/AR2008052602150.html?hpid=sec-religion

As imam of one of the Washington region's largest mosques, Mohamed Magid counsels married couples, including those with a problem he sees among Muslim Americans: husbands and wives who were virtual strangers before they wedded.

Islamic...

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Australia Muslim School Rejected

May 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7420907.stm

Authorities in an Australian town have rejected proposals to allow an Islamic school to be built there.

Councillors for Camden, a small town on the outskirts of Sydney, unanimously voted against the proposed school for 1200 pupils.

The councillors said they based their decision solely on planning grounds, citing an internal report about its...

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Muslims of Tibet

May 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New Nation

http://nation.ittefaq.com/issues/2008/05/27/news0819.htm

Masood Butt is a Tibetan, living in India. But, unlike most other Tibetans in exile, who are Buddhists, Butt is a Muslim. However, apart from his faith, there is little else to distinguish Butt from other Tibetans. He follows Tibetan customs, speaks the language fluently and regards the Dalai Lama as his leader. Yet, Butt's community - the Tibetan...

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MP to Discuss Muslim Inmate Fear

May 26, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7419857.stm

An MP is to hold a meeting with officials after a report expressed concerns about Muslim inmates at a high-security jail in his constituency.

A Prison Service review of Whitemoor Prison in Cambridgeshire found the high numbers of Muslim inmates made some staff "anxious and apprehensive".

Malcolm Moss MP said he had spoken to prison staff and morale...

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Hundreds of Afghans Protest over Quran Shooting

May 26, 2008

Author: AMIR SHAH

Source: AP

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i8dGftYb0s4XWdUMRdIVs3vh1CKAD90TB1E00

Hundreds of Afghans demonstrated Monday in two different provinces against a U.S. sniper in Iraq who used a Quran, the Muslim holy book, for target practice.

Demonstrators tore apart an effigy of President Bush and chanted anti-U.S. slogans.

A Lithuanian soldier and two Afghan civilians were shot and killed...

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Morning-After Pill is Against My Religion, Muslim Pharmacist Tells Couple

May 25, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaindian News/ANI

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/lifestyle/morning-after-pill-is-against-my-religion-muslim-pharmacist-tells-couple_10052597.html

A Muslim pharmacist is under fire for refusing to sell a couple emergency contraception because it was against his religious beliefs.

Chris Mellett and Kaye Walsh went to a Sainburys...

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Group's Goal is a Quran in Every Home

May 24, 2008

Author: MARY OWEN

Source: The Wichita Eagle/Chicago Tribune

http://www.kansas.com/194/story/413623.html

A foundation distributing the holy book of Islam to non-Muslims hopes to clear up misconceptions about the faith.

As Marcia Macy chatted with her dog walker in the driveway of her Wheaton, Ill., home Thursday, a young Muslim man passed her and hooked a plastic bag containing a Quran on her doorknob.

Unlike most religious solicitors,...

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Ahmadiyya Muslims Set Interfaith Seminar

May 24, 2008

Author: Jay Tokasz

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/story/354211.html

Like most Muslims, they pray regularly, practice the five pillars of Islam and believe the Quran is the word of Allah revealed through a prophet named Muhammad.

But Ahmadiyya Muslims also believe in a person they call the Mahdi, or “guided one,” the promised messiah who lived in the Punjab region of India from 1835 to 1908....

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Fontana Welcomes Mosque

May 23, 2008

Author: Josh Dulaney

Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_9365912

Political and religious leaders gathered Friday to celebrate the coming of a new worship center in the north end of town.

Imam Faiz Shah and about 200 others gathered with Mayor Mark Nuaimi and members of the City Council to break ground on land at Sierra and Miller avenues where the Building of the Masjid - a 6,000-square-foot mosque for the city's 70...

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Kenya: Religious Leaders Support New Child Health Initiative

May 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Catholic Information Service for Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200805230982.html

Religious leaders have backed a national campaign to improve the health of children under the age of five.

The Malezi Bora programme is an initiative of the Ministry of Health and the United Nations children's agency UNICEF. The services offered by the programme include immunization, provision of Vitamin A supplements, protection...

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