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Christian and Muslim Leaders Unite After Vandalism to Catholic Church

August 10, 2006

Source: The Citizen

http://www.blackburncitizen.co.uk/news/newsheadlines/display.var.873554.0.church_and_muslim_leaders_unire_to_beat_vandals.php

On August 10, 2006 The Citizen reported, "COUNCILLORS and church leaders held a meeting to try to tackle attacks by Muslim youths on a Blackburn Roman Catholic church. The move came after the Lancashire Telegraph reported a vandalism attack by youths at...

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Bay Area Muslims Fear Backlash After Terror Plot Surfaces

August 10, 2006

Source: KCBS

http://kcbs.com/pages/67330.php?

On August 10, 2006 KCBS reported, "Many Bay Area Muslims said they're bracing for a backlash against their community, which often occurs following headline-making events like today's terror-plot revelations.

They're reminding Americans not to stereotype an entire religion based on the alleged actions of a few.

'American Muslims have consistently condemned all acts of terrorism, whether carried out by individuals, groups...

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Durham Area Religious Groups Pray for Peace in Middle East

August 10, 2006

Source: WRAL

http://www.wral.com/goodnews/9660917/detail.html

On August 10, 2006 WRAL reported, "A number of area nonprofit and faith organizations plan to hold a public day of prayer Sunday in response to escalating conflict in the Middle East. The Triangle Hope for Middle East Peace Prayer Day will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts. The event, which will be followed by a reception to promote interaction between people of...

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Canadian Muslims Living in the Shadow of 9/11 Face Prejudice, Internal Challenges

August 9, 2006

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060908.wxmuslim08/BNStory/National/home

On August 9, 2006 The Globe and Mail reported, "When Ahmed Farooq crosses the Canada-U.S. border, he isn't surprised when he is singled out for questioning. He is, after all, a young, single, Muslim man born in Saudi Arabia who fits the racial profile of would-be terrorists.

But the fourth-year...

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Fearful of Government Suspicion, US Muslims Donate Goods Instead of Money to Lebanese

August 9, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/08/AR2006080801246.html

On August 9, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "In a Detroit warehouse, boxes of diapers, water-purification tablets, lentils, rice, powdered milk and cooking oil are stacked almost to the ceiling, destined for Lebanon. More packages, mostly from individual donors across the country, arrive every day. But nobody -- not even...

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Mormons, Muslims Team Up in Salt Lake for Middle East Relief Efforts

August 9, 2006

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_4154663

On August 9, 2006 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "As the latest round of violence in the Middle East continues to flare between Israel and Hezbollah, two disparate religious groups - Mormons and Muslims - have pooled their resources to aid the casualties of the conflict. Mormons, who have a long history of disaster preparedness, have the supplies. And Muslims, who consider charity one of the five pillars of...

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"An End to Confusion": Fiqh Council of North America Announces Use of Astronomical Calculations, Releases Calendar

August 9, 2006

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/fiqh_council_of_north_america_decides_on_atrronomical_calculations_for_isla/0010168

On August 9, 2006 the The American Muslim reported, "The Fiqh Council of North America after careful research, deliberations and discussion has adopted a new position regarding the determination of the beginning of the...

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Lewiston Vandal Allegedly Consulted Cop Beforehand

August 8, 2006

Source: Portland Press Herald

http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/news/state/060808matthews.shtml

On August 8, 2006 the Portland Press Herald reported, "Brent Matthews says that a week before he rolled a pig's head into a Lewiston mosque, a Lewiston police officer told him that leaving the head in a doorway as a practical joke might lead to charges of littering, or perhaps improper disposal of animal parts.

That exchange was described in court...

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Violence in Lebanon Stifles Interfaith Dialogue in the US

August 8, 2006

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/08/08/MNGGTKD0381.DTL

On August 8, 2006 the San Francisco Chronicle reported, "As the carnage has mounted in Lebanon and Israel, it has become a rallying cry for Bay Area Jews and Muslims, leaders of each faith say, but it also has deepened the chasm between the faiths, spurring rhetoric and exacerbating long-standing antagonisms. Locally and across the...

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Muslims, Buddhists Search for Justice in Thailand's Restive South

August 8, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5255054.stm

On August 8, 2006 BBC News reported, "In the third of a series of articles from southern Thailand, the BBC's Kate McGeown meets people who have been personally affected by the ongoing insurgency, and follows their struggle for justice. 'When I found out my son was dead, I felt that everything had gone from my life,' said Arshae Sani.

'If he'd died in a natural way, from a disease or an...

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Interfaith and Faith-Based Peace Organizations (2013)

This set of links represents a sampling of religious and inter-religious communities that have taken peace activism as one of their missions. The links include both interfaith peace organizations and peace organizations based in a particular tradition. Our inclusion of a link does not necessarily indicate our support of the views expressed. The initial version of this research report appeared in 2006, was updated in 2008, and again in 2013. If you have suggestions for organizations to be added to this list, please e-mail the name of the organization and its website to staff@pluralism.org...

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LA Mayor Apologies to Muslims, Plans Meeting

August 7, 2006

Source: United Press International

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/197/story_19726_1.html

On August 7, 2006 the United Press International reported, "The mayor of Los Angeles, criticized by local Islamic groups for visiting a Jewish rally but not meeting with them, has agreed to be more visible among Muslims. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who met with the Muslim leaders Sunday, apologized for not answering their e-mails about the crisis in Lebanon, reports The Los...

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Police Chief Urges Independent Inquiry into Radicalization of Muslim Youth

August 7, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5251346.stm

On August 7, 2006 BBC News reported, "The UK's highest-ranking Asian police officer has called for an independent judicial inquiry into radicalisation of young Muslims after the 7 July bombs. Met Police Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur said Islamophobia made some Muslims vulnerable to extremism.

Tighter anti-terror laws had indirectly discriminated against Muslims, he told the National Black...

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