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Stoughton Religious Communities Join Hands to Stand Down Hometown Vandalism

March 6, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/03/06/in_stoughton_they_join_hands_to_wash_out_hate/

On March 6, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "It was an urgent chore that brought together people of different faiths -- brushes and spray bottles in hand.

Standing shoulder to shoulder at the Striar Jewish Community Center, Dr. Saeed Shahzad, a local Muslim...

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Muslim Woman Sues Des Moines Convenience Store Over Religious Discrimination

March 6, 2006

Source: Des Moines Register

Wire Service: AP

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060306/NEWS01/60306011/1001

On March 6, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A Muslim woman who claims she was denied employment after she refused to remove a head scarf worn for religious reasons is accusing a Des Moines convenience store chain of violating her religious rights. In the lawsuit, Aaliyah...

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Metro Detroit Jews and Muslims Increasingly Choosing Religious Schools for Children

March 6, 2006

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060306/SCHOOLS/603060312/1026

On March 6, 2006 The Detroit News reported, "The Makki-Hammoud family [whose daughter Hannah attends the private Muslim American Youth Academy] represents a growing trend across Metro Detroit. Jews and Muslims are increasingly eschewing public education for private schools that will steep their children in the traditions of their...

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Jainism Joins National Inter-Faith Organization

March 5, 2006

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1438478.cms

On March 5, 2006 The Times of India reported, "Jainism, an ancient faith with roots in India, has become the 10th religion to join Singapore's Inter-Religious Organisation (IRO), the group said. It has been a four-year process, during which the IRO checked to be sure that Jainism was not a sect or an offshoot of one. The city-state has about 1,000 followers of the faith. By...

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Islamic Society of Annapolis to Develop Learning Center, High School

March 5, 2006

Source: The Capital

http://www.hometownannapolis.com/cgi-bin/read/2006/03_05-35/TOP

On March 5, 2006 The Capital reported, "In the four-and-a-half years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, members of the Islamic Society of Annapolis have dreamed of being able to teach non-Muslims about their faith. But based in a cramped building along Forest Drive, the group of about 200 didn't have the facility to bring their message about Islam as a faith of peace and...

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South Shore Interfaith Group Explores Cartoon Controversy

March 5, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/03/05/distress_over_cartoons_aftermath_interfaith_group_critiques_media/

On March 5, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Members of a South Shore interfaith discussion group representing the three 'Abrahamic' religions -- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam -- are grappling on the local level with the international controversy over...

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Muslim Women Call for Interfaith Dialogue in Myrtle Beach

March 5, 2006

Source: The Sun News

http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline/14022546.htm

On March 5, 2006 The Sun News reported, "Muslim women on the Grand Strand want to connect with women of all faiths to build acceptance and shed stereotypes. The women held the first Islamic Sisters Halaqa, or Circle, on Saturday - an invitation for all to join together to talk and pray - and discussed the fear that some have toward them because of their religion and...

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Building Bridges Between Muslims and Christians in Pasco County

March 4, 2006

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2006/03/04/Pasco/Muslims_help_Christia.shtml

On March 4, 2006 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "The folks at St. James the Apostle Catholic Church chatted Thursday night about the Muslim prophet Mohammed, Allah and the five pillars of Islam. A man belted out a melodious Arabic call to prayer. Then Father Dennis Hughes accepted a Koran as a token of a newly cemented friendship. It was all part of a...

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Idaho Governor Joins Hundreds at Controversial Prayer Breakfast

March 4, 2006

Source: KBCI TV

http://www2.kbcitv.com/x70578.xml

On March 4, 2006 KBCI TV reported, "Hundreds of people turned out Saturday morning for the annual Idaho State Prayer Breakfast. This year the event stirred controversy because organizers invited Dr. Hormoz Shariat, a pastor who believes followers of Islam are evil, to serve as keynote speaker. Earlier this week 14 religious leaders sent a letter to Governor Dirk Kempthorne urging him not to attend the breakfast, but the governor...

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European Muslim Women Meet in Brussels

March 4, 2006

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-03/04/article06.shtml

On March 4, 2006 IslamOnline.net reported, "Holding a maiden meeting in the Belgian capital Brussels on Saturday, March 4, more than 90 European Muslim woman activists are seeking to wash away Western misconceptions about the role of women in Islam and the prestigious status they enjoy under the Muslim faith. 'The forum is an ample opportunity to project the true...

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Archbishop of Canterbury Speaks Out for Religious Tolerance

March 3, 2006

Source: The Church of England Newspaper

http://www.churchnewspaper.com/news.php?read=on&number_key=5809&title=Archbishops%20Sudan%20plea%20for%20tolerance

On March 3, 2006 The Church of England Newspaper reported, "A passionate appeal for tolerance towards religious minorities in Sudan was issued on his first visit to the country by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Williams this week. Dr Williams’...

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Sunnis Help Rebuild Shi'ite Golden Mosque

March 3, 2006

Source: The Independent

http://independent-bangladesh.com/news/mar/03/03032006fr.htm

On March 3, 2006 The Independent reported, "In a gesture of goodwill, Iraqi Sunnis in the northern city of Samarra are working tirelessly to rebuild the Golden Mosque, one of the holiest Shiite shrines which was devastated in an odious explosion last week. 'The initiative came soon after the explosion in solidarity with our Shiite brothers,' Abu Oqba Al-Samarrai told...

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Muslim Cemetery Vandalized

March 3, 2006

Source: The Muslim News

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=10730

On March 3, 2006 The Muslim News reported, "Unknown vandals desecrated a four-century-old Muslim cemetery in a Bosnian Serb town, destroying more than 20 gravestones, AFP quoted police as saying on Saturday.

The incident occurred at the cemetery in the northern town of Banja Luka overnight Thursday, police said.

'The attack on these tombstones, some of which date...

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