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Rapping in the Name of Interfaith Tolerance

October 2, 2006

Author: Rachel Breitman

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2006-10-02-interfaith-rappers_x.htm

Chicago actor and musician Yuri Lane mixes prayers for Middle Eastern peace into his rap verses.

The Jewish artist has brought his play From Tel Aviv to Ramallah to college campuses, community centers and theaters across the country. In collaboration with Egyptian-American DJ Sharif Ezzat, Lane uses "...

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23 Hindu Prisoners Observe Ramadan Fast with Muslim Inmates in Bihar Jail

October 2, 2006

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

http://www.irna.com/en/news/view/line-16/0610026962200532.htm

On October 2, 2006 the Islamic Republic News Agency reported, "Setting a perfect example of communal harmony, 23 Hindu prisoners, four of them women, of Bhagalpur Central Jail are observing [the] Ramadan fast along with Muslim inmates, jail sources said on Monday. A total of 303 inmates are observing [the] Ramadan fast in the high-security Bhagalpur Central Jail...

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Two Boys Take Up Role of Imam After South African Cleric Denied Entry to US

October 1, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/30/AR2006093000976.html

On October 1, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "The boy, round-faced and thin, stood in front of the hundred or so men, his arms crossed, his eyes closed. When he knelt, they knelt. When he stood, they stood. When he stumbled for a word, squinting to access the search engine of his mind, they waited. In a few hours, 13-year...

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Opinion: "Why I'm Banned in the USA" by Tariq Ramadan

October 1, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/29/AR2006092901334.html

On October 1, 2006 The Washington Post ran an opinion piece by Tariq Ramadan, "For more than two years now, the U.S. government has barred me from entering the United States to pursue an academic career. The reasons have changed over time, and have evolved from defamatory to absurd, but the effect has remained the same: I've...

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"Compromise on Torture Violates American Values" by Diana Gibson and Craig Wiesner

October 1, 2006

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/opinion/15654177.htm

On October 1, 2006 The Mercury News published an opinion piece by Diana Gibson and Craig Wiesner, members of the Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice, "During the exact time that the so-called 'compromise' on torture was being discussed in Congress, religious leaders gathered in Palo Alto to make their concerns about torture heard loud and clear. Muslims,...

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Rationale for Barring Ramadan Shifts Again

October 1, 2006

Source: TIME Magazine

http://www.time.com/time/europe/magazine/article/0,13005,901061009-1541246,00.html

On October 1, 2006 TIME Magazine reported, "The U.S. state department no longer claims Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan 'endorsed or espoused terrorist activity.' So why won't it restore the U.S. visa Ramadan, a Swiss national, was stripped of in 2004 on those grounds? Since giving up the Notre Dame teaching position that visa was intended...

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Shared Roots Spur Many Fights Among Abrahamic Religions

September 30, 2006

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/DN-popedebate_30rel.ART.State.Edition1.3e82701.html

On September 30, 2006 The Dallas Morning News reported, "In his controversial speech this month at a German university, Pope Benedict made a broad claim: Catholic understanding of faith is necessary to properly understand the world. He whacked at Protestants...

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Islamic Society of Boston Lawsuit Proceeds

September 30, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/09/30/islamic_society_of_boston_suit_moves_forward/

On September 30, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "A judge ruled yesterday that a lawsuit brought by the Islamic Society of Boston asserting that news media outlets and other individuals had conspired to publish false and defamatory information about mosque leaders could go...

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Scottsdale's Religious Diversity Grows by Leaps and Bounds, Baha'i Temple is Latest Addition

September 30, 2006

Source: East Valley Tribune

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/index.php?sty=75440

On September 30, 2006 the East Valley Tribune reported, "God goes by many names in Scottsdale, more so now than ever. The city’s growth has brought with it adherents of many faiths, who pray in their own ways and often in different languages. Some have reached a critical mass and have built their own houses of worship, in addition to the 81 Christian churches of various...

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Website Aims to Push Muslims to the Polls

September 29, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/28/AR2006092801615.html

On September 29, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "National Muslim civic leaders announced a new push yesterday to get the country's estimated 2.2 million registered Muslim voters to the polls, unveiling a Web site that spells out key races of 'Muslim interest' and ATM-like voter registration machines that will be put in...

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Daughters of Abraham in Cambridge is More than a Book Club

September 29, 2006

Source: Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week1005/feature.html

On September 29, 2006 Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly reported, " BOB ABERNETHY, anchor: While religious conflict is dominating the headlines, there are some who are trying to find understanding and respect across religious lines. A group of women in Cambridge, Massachusetts is doing just that. They have founded a book club to learn from each other's...

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Visits Between Catholic and Muslim Clergy Ease Tensions

September 29, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060929/NEWS05/609290387/1007

On September 29, 2006 Detroit Free Press reported, "Muslim and Catholic leaders in metro Detroit said that Cardinal Adam Maida's visit to the state's largest mosque Thursday put an end to any lingering local tension over controversial remarks about Islam made earlier this month by Pope Benedict XVI. 'There is no need for a clash of...

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