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Christian Theologians in Asia Invite Interfaith Perspectives on Globalization

April 5, 2006

Source: Catholic Online/UCANews

http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=19324

On April 5, 2006 UCANews reported, "Christian theologians in Asia brought Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic religious experience into their reflections recently on how religions can serve society in this age of globalization. The Sixth Asian Theological Conference, held March 24-31 in Colombo, brought together 15 theologians from Bangladesh, India,...

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Muslim TV Host Causes Controversy by Wearing Hijab

April 5, 2006

Source: Daily Times

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006%5C04%5C05%5Cstory_5-4-2006_pg7_61

On April 5, 2006 Agence France-Presse reported, "A Muslim host of a TV talkshow on Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) cartoons has caused a sharp division among viewers in Denmark by wearing a headscarf on screen, a first in the Scandinavian country at the origin of the cartoons...

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Education Minister: Country's Islamic Schools Promote Interfaith Tolerance and Harmony

April 4, 2006

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-04/04/article02.shtml

On April 4, 2006 IslamOnline.net reported, "Education Minister in India's state of West Bengal Kanti Biswas said Tuesday, April 4, that Islamic religious schools (madrasahs) are promoting tolerance and communal harmony among different faiths in the multi-religious country. 'People find it difficult to believe, but our madrasahs ... are reflecting modern...

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Muslim Student Attacked on Baylor Campus

April 4, 2006

Source: Waco Tribune-Herald

http://www.wacotrib.com/news/content/news/stories/2006/04/04/04042006wacmuslimearly.html

On April 4, 2006 the Waco Tribune-Herald reported, "A Muslim Baylor University senior of South Asian heritage who was active in Muslim-Christian relations was attacked on the school’s campus Saturday night, suffering multiple injuries.

Chief Jim Doak of the Baylor Department of Public Safety confirmed...

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Vandals Deface Sunrise Mosque

April 4, 2006

Source: NBC6.net

http://www.nbc6.net/news/8462654/detail.html

On April 4, 2006 NBC6.net reported, "Members of a South Florida mosque are calling on local and federal authorities to investigate what they believe is a hate crime. The Islamic Center of South Florida reported that vandals spray-painted the walls of a mosque under construction in Sunrise with the words 'Osama Binleden.'

Altaf Ali, of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said the vandalism was...

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Muslim Clerics Give Women Permission to Join Armed Forces

April 4, 2006

Source: Everything Sri Lanka

Wire Service: AP

http://www.lankaeverything.com/vinews/education/20060404061208.php

On April 4, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Islamic clerics on Monday gave Muslim women permission to join Sri Lanka's first exclusively Muslim infantry battalion to help provide security in the country's insurgency-wracked east, a religious leader said. Few Muslims serve in Sri Lanka's armed forces, and...

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Hundreds Participate in Interfaith Prayer Service at State House

April 4, 2006

Source: KTV

http://www.azfamily.com/news/local/stories/KTVKLNews20060404.37a6d10.html

On April 4, 2006 KTV reported, "An estimated 1,000 people crowded on the lawn at the state capital Tuesday morning to lend a prayerful tone to the immigration debate. The Interfaith Prayer Service sent a gentle yet firm message to lawmakers. The message is simple and was conveyed through a combination of prayer and action. 'Shouting matches do nothing. But...

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Chicago-Area Interfaith Seder to Benefit Homeless Advocacy Group

April 4, 2006

Source: Courier News

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/couriernews/city/3_1_EL04_A3FUNDRAISER_S1.htm

On April 4, 2006 the Courier News reported, "They lined up at the door Sunday, their numbers stretching back outside under the stormy evening sky, and forward to the table stacked with 200 name tags. Beyond the registration table, more than 20 tables waited within the meeting hall of the synagogue, Congregation Kneseth Israel, on the city's...

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Peace Mission in the Middle East Concludes with Planting an Olive Tree

April 3, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0403/p04s01-wome.html

On April 3, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "The Breaking the Ice peace mission that made its way across deserts in Israel, the Palestinian territories, Jordan, and Egypt completed its journey last Friday by planting an olive tree at the foot of this mountain believed by Jews, Christians, and Muslims to be the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God....

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Muslim Cemeteries Seek to Meet Growing Demand

April 1, 2006

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/local/14238652.htm

On April 1, 2006 The Charlotte Observer reported, "Space is tight at the only Muslim cemetery in the Charlotte region, and finding a new burial ground has turned into a frustrating quest. About 100 plots remain at the Muslim cemetery in east Gastonia, and it will likely reach capacity in the next several years, said Hossam Shoukry, the cemetery's treasurer... The...

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St. Paul Police Department Receives Grant to Work with Muslim, Somali Communities

April 1, 2006

Source: Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/mld/pioneerpress/news/local/14237433.htm

On April 1, 2006 the Pioneer Press reported, "The Minnesota Public Safety Department awarded a $250,000 grant to the St. Paul Police Department and partnering organizations for an outreach program with Muslim and Somali communities. Police will work with the St. Paul Intervention Project and the Minnesota Chapter of the Muslim American Society of America to develop...

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Rice’s Visit to Liverpool Mosque Cancelled Due to Protests

March 31, 2006

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,2703-2112259,00.html

On March 31, 2006 The Times reported, "Condoleeza Rice landed at Liverpool John Lennon Airport last night for a two-day tour of the North West. The US Secretary of State was met by Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, and dignitaries including the Lord Mayor of Liverpool. Up to 40 anti-war protesters had gathered in Hope Street, where Dr Rice was expected to dine. The protest was...

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Rural Madrassa Offers Only Option to Some Hindu Students

March 31, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4829140.stm

On March 31, 2006 BBC News reported, "Narapatipara High Madrassa in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal is a double storied brick building with a large playground. It is surrounded by paddy fields and hectares of green farmland. Its 320 pupils, many of them tribal children and first generation learners, come from the surrounding, largely poor, district of Nadia. The girls outnumber boys...

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