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Nepalese Organization Hosts International Interfaith Youth Conference on Peace

September 25, 2006

Source: Peace Journalism

http://peacejournalism.com/ReadArticle.asp?ArticleID=11067

On September 25, 2006 Peace Journalism reported, "Hindu Vidyapeeth Nepal (HVP) organised an international youth conference for peace with the theme of 'Deepening our Spirituality' in the capital. The conference began on September 23 with peace prayers by the priests and leaders of different faiths including Hindus, Buddhists, [Muslims], Christians, [Baha'is] and Jews... 20...

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Pope Urges Religious Tolerance in Meeting with Islamic Leaders

September 25, 2006

Source: The Washington Times

Wire Service: AP

http://washingtontimes.com/world/20060925-125559-4196r.htm

On September 25, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Pope Benedict XVI told Muslim diplomats today that Christians and Muslims must work together to guard against intolerance and violence as he sought to soothe anger over his recent remarks about Islam. The pontiff also quoted from his predecessor, John Paul II, who had...

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Three Faith Holidays Celebrated in Nashville

September 25, 2006

Source: The Jackson Sun

http://www.jacksonsun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060925/NEWS01/609250307/1002

On September 25, 2006 The Jackson Sun reported, "In the span of several hours Saturday, three of the world's major religions began observances of some of their holiest holidays. In the predawn hours in Green Hills, the Fakhruddin family awoke to eat breakfast before sunrise on the first day of Ramadan, a monthlong holiday in which...

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Reno Jews and Muslims Build Stronger Relationships

September 25, 2006

Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

http://news.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060925/NEWS10/609250318/1002/NEWS

On September 25, 2006 Reno Gazette-Journal reported, "A visit by Reno-area Jews to the Northern Nevada Muslim Community Center on Sunday involved more than Ramadan and the Jewish High Holy Days falling at the same time. It's about building ties between Muslims and Jews. Local Muslims invited Temple Sinai members to the...

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Sniper Strikes at Brevard Mosque During Ramadan Prayers

September 25, 2006

Source: Central Florida News 13

http://www.cfnews13.com/StoryHeadline.aspx?id=18834

On September 25, 2006 Central Florida News 13 reported, "Federal agents are in Melbourne investigating a shooting that happened at a mosque late Friday night. The shooting happened during the nightly prayers of Ramadan. As the holy month continues, worshippers say violence won't keep them away. And it was a shattering start to Ramadan. As people prayed inside this Melbourne mosque...

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Sikh Man Pleased to Be Mistaken for a Muslim

September 25, 2006

Source: Islamic Horizons Magazine

In its September/October 2006 edition, Islamic Horizons Magazine published an personal essay by Fateh Singh-Tarney, 62, a Vietnam War veteran: "I am a person very proud of his Western heritage and Mediterranean ancestry. I served in the United States Marine Corps in a combat role in Vietnam. I came back from Vietnam a quite demoralized veteran with moderate post-traumatic stress and rejoined a society in great flux: the anti-war movement; civil rights movement; the student movement; hippies and flower children. Despite...

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Malaysia's Secular Status Comes into Question

September 25, 2006

Source: Taipei Times

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2006/09/25/2003329136

On September 25, 2006 the Taipei Times reported, "Malaysian society is now gripped by a fundamental question: is the country, which is more than half Muslim, an Islamic state? In practice, various religious and ethnic groups give Malaysia a distinctly multi-cultural character. But the Malaysian Constitution provides room for arguments on both sides of...

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Christians and Muslims Deplore Nablus Church Attacks

September 24, 2006

Source: Ekklesia

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/content/news_syndication/article_060924younan.shtml

On September 24, 2006 Ekklesia reported, "The Rev Munib A. Younan, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL), has visited Nablus, West Bank, from Jerusalem with the heads of three other Christian churches there. Their purpose was to offer comfort and support to churches under fire – and to convey the...

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Pig's Head Found Outside South Wales Mosque

September 23, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/south_east/5392154.stm

On September 23, 2006 BBC News reported, "A pig's head was found dumped outside a mosque in south Wales hours before the holy festival of Ramadan began, police have said.

It was discovered outside the Jamia Mosque in Newport at 2230 BST on Saturday, 23 September.

Gwent Police were called to the scene and have begun a hate crime inquiry to identify the...

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Merrimack College Panel Looks at Historical Women from Three Faiths

September 23, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/09/23/panel_focuses_on_women_of_three_faiths/

On September 23, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "From the war in Lebanon to Pope Benedict XVI enraging Muslims by quoting a medieval criticism of Islam, conflict between religions seems to be a daily occurrence. Only the calendar, it seems, offers a note of harmony, with two holy...

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Montreal Conference on World Religions After 9/11 Tackles Tough Questions

September 23, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today/Montreal Gazette

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/9/28.shtml#3

On September 23, 2006 the Montreal Gazette reported, "As Jews all over the world celebrate their New Year, Rosh Hashanah, and more than one billion Muslims begin to observe Ramadan, a month of fasting - and as the Catholic pope mulls over the furor he has unleashed with his curiously provocative comments on Islam - a group of scholars meeting in Montreal has grappled with difficult...

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Muslims, Jews Prepare for High Holy Days

September 23, 2006

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/107/story/27718.html

On September 23, 2006 The Sacramento Bee reported, "Like other Muslims, Basim Elkarra will begin the day with a light early meal and then fast until sunset. Leslie Kuperstein, who is Jewish, will call family and friends and spend most of the next two days in synagogue. For both, this is the holy season. This weekend, Jews around the world are celebrating Rosh Hashana while Muslims are beginning the monthlong...

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Gubernatorial Candidate Dumps Anti-Islam Preacher

September 23, 2006

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/local/states/florida/counties/broward_county/15588239.htm

On September 23, 2006 The Miami Herald reported, "The Rev. O'Neal Dozier suffered another political slap Friday.

Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist told his staff to take the Pompano Beach minister off all his campaign committees. The move comes after the Rev. Dozier characterized Islam...

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