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Book Explores the Experiences of 'Four Women, Three Faiths'

May 6, 2006

Source: The Wichita Eagle

http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/entertainment/14512545.htm

On May 6, 2006 The Wichita Eagle reported, "Cecile Holmes calls her new book, 'Four Women, Three Faiths: Inspiring Spiritual Journeys,' 'a hymn to diversity and interfaith acceptance.' 'I worry about the increasing polarization in the world, ever since Sept. 11, 2001,' says Holmes, 51, longtime religion editor for the Houston Chronicle, now teaching journalism at the...

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Jackson Religious Groups Plan Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Project

May 5, 2006

Source: The Clarion-Ledger

http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060505/FEAT04/60505008

On May 5, 2006 The Clarion-Ledger reported, "To help build support for an interfaith Habitat for Humanity house building project, local religious groups will host a 'festival of faiths' from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday at Northminster Baptist Church on Ridgewood Road in Jackson. The event will feature food, music, dancing and...

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Police Investigating Vandalism at San Antonio Mosque as a Hate Crime

May 5, 2006

Source: KENS 5 Eyewitness News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA050506.mosquevandals.KENS.132bb8bc.html

On May 5, 2006 KENS 5 Eyewitness News reported, "A Friday morning attack on a San Antonio Muslim center is being investigated as a hate crime.

The vandalism happened in the 1700 block of Hayes Street on the East Side.

Worshippers say vandals who broke into the mosque took some cash and...

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Middle School Students Take Interfaith Field Trip to Boston

May 5, 2006

Source: Brattleboro Reformer

http://www.reformer.com/headlines/ci_3787538

On May 5, 2006 Brattleboro Reformer reported, "For the seventh and eighth-graders at Hilltop Montessori School, the road to spiritual enlightenment leads to Boston. Next week, the students will visit a Buddhist monastery, a Hindu temple, a Jewish temple, a mosque, a Christian church and the shores of Walden Pond. It's all part of their year-long curriculum, which takes up this question: "what does it...

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Class Action Suit Filed by Muslim Men Over Naturalization Delay

May 5, 2006

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-discrim05.html

On May 5, 2006 the Chicago Sun-Times reported, "Ten Chicago area Muslim men filed a class-action lawsuit against the federal government Thursday alleging their quest to become U.S. citizens is being delayed because of their Islamic faith and male gender.

The Syrian, Moroccan, Jordanian, Pakistani and Egyptian natives have no criminal records, but they have been waiting...

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Bush Leads White House National Day of Prayer

May 4, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/190/story_19073_1.html

On May 4, 2006 Beliefnet reported, "Calling the United States 'a nation of prayer,' President Bush marked the annual National Day of Prayer with an interfaith ceremony at the White House on Thursday (May 4). 'On this special day, we give thanks for the many ways that America has been blessed, and we acknowledge the Almighty, who is the source of these blessings,' the president told a crowd of...

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MuslimSpace.com Provides Online Networking Forum

May 4, 2006

Source: The Daily Reveille

http://www.lsureveille.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2006/05/04/44597acc48c32

On May 4, 2006 The Daily Reveille reported, "In the wake of the success of sites like Facebook.com and MySpace.com, followers of one religion have taken their own piece of the Internet social networking pie. Mohamed El-Fatatry, a Muslim who studied computer science at the American University of Sharjah, created MuslimSpace.com, a social network for...

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Trois Rivieres Mosque Defaced

May 4, 2006

Source: The Gazette

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/montreal/story.html?id=3dc1a777-6f3c-491a-abf1-b07bd73b2c7a

On May 4, 2006 The Gazette reported, "The Muslim community in Trois Rivieres is shaken after three racist posters were taped to the front door of a mosque last weekend. One of the signs read in French: 'Arab terrorists, get out.' Another showed one of the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad published...

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Muslim Imams and Christian Priests to Play Interfaith Soccer Game

May 4, 2006

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-05/04/article03.shtml

On May 4, 2006 IslamOnline.net reported, "Muslim imams and Christian priests will play on Saturday, May 6, in an unprecedented friendly officiated by three Jewish referees to help promote inter-faith understanding. The 60-minute march will bring together eight players from each side and will be played in a Berlin high school. The friendly is organized by the...

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Muslim Activist Bridges Gap Between Chicago Suburbs and Inner City

May 3, 2006

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0605030211may03,1,1098160,print.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

On May 3, 2006 the Chicago Tribune reported, "He is one of Muslim America's rising young activists, yet he is reserved in his comments on caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, the Mideast conflict and the war in Iraq. Instead, Rami Nashashibi speaks out against...

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Report Submitted to Dutch Government Claims Islam is Not Contrary to Human Rights, Dutch Values

May 3, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4930518.stm

On May 3, 2006 BBC News reported, "A new report submitted to the Dutch government has sparked controversy by arguing that Islam does not conflict with either human rights or Dutch values. Islam has been a hot topic in the Netherlands since the killing of a controversial film-maker, Theo van Gogh, by a young Muslim in 2004.

In a country traditionally seen as one of the most liberal and...

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Chicagoland Muslims Join Immigration March

May 2, 2006

Source: Daily Southtown

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/190/story_19073.html

On May 2, 2006 the Daily Southtown reported, "Guadalupe Govea spoke Spanish as she greeted a friend Monday in the parking lot of the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview. Govea, 27, was dressed in hijab like the rest of the women boarding buses to join a largely Latino crowd in Chicago calling for changes in the country's immigration laws. Govea's family is Mexican, and she has converted to Islam...

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