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King of Jordan to Meet Pope, Discuss Interfaith Ties

September 4, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050904/wl_mideast_afp/jordanvatican_050904134122

On September 4, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "Jordan's King Abdullah II will meet Pope Benedict XVI on a visit to the Vatican next week for talks on promoting inter-faith ties. The exact date of the visit was not revealed but his stop in the Vatican will precede a trip to New York to...

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For the Hui, Women Imams and Women's Mosques

September 4, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/guardianweekly/story/0,12674,1555527,00.html

On September 4, 2005 The Guardian reported, "The Hui form a community of about 10 million people spread over several provinces [of China]... The Hui would be just another Sunni [Muslim] community, albeit somewhat exotic compared with those in the Middle Eastern Islamic world, were it not for the fact that they have instituted a tradition that is almost unknown...

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Karen Hughes Visits ISNA Convention as Part of Administration's "Public Diplomacy" Efforts

September 3, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/03/politics/03muslim.html

On September 3, 2005 The New York Times reported, "American Muslims met with Under Secretary of State Karen P. Hughes on Friday at an Islamic convention here to offer advice and assistance as she began an initiative to improve the flagging image of the United States among Muslims overseas. Ms. Hughes began overseeing 'public diplomacy' for the Bush administration last month. She...

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At the Indianapolis Museum of Arts, Consecration of the Asian Galleries Will Include Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim Ceremonies

September 3, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050903/LIVING/509030381/1007/LIVING

On September 3, 2005 The Indianapolis Star reported, "In the Hindu faith, Ganesha is the elephant-headed god of success, education, wisdom and wealth. The Indianapolis Museum of Art will tap into that spirit Thursday when a Hindu priest calls upon Ganesha and performs a consecration ceremony of the museum's Asian...

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Growing Accommodations for Muslim Students in Public Schools

September 3, 2005

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/national/AP-Muslim-Friendly-Schools.html

On September 3, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Yasmeen Elsamra had a simple request: while her classmates were eating lunch, she wanted to go off by herself for a few moments to pray. The 14-year-old was told she couldn't, and went home distraught that afternoon in October 2003. Praying five...

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Mississippi Gulf Coast, Hard Hit by Katrina, a Place of Religious Diversity

September 3, 2005

Source: The Grand Forks Herald / The Sun Herald

http://www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/12549073.htm

On September 3, 2005 The Sun Herald reported, "Religion isn't just a seasonal practice here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It is well integrated into the lives of most of those who live here, with a majority attending at least Sunday services. Many also attend midweek prayer service or additional masses... Whereas upstate Mississippi tends to be Southern Baptist, or...

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In Biloxi, Houses of Worship Damaged, Destroyed

September 2, 2005

Source: FortWayne.com / Biloxi Sun Herald

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/news/local/12546489.htm

On September 2, 2005 the Biloxi Sun Herald reported, "Churches of all denominations are gone or dangerously damaged along the Coast, but... signs indicate faith can prevail. In Gulfport, St. Mark's and St. Peter's by-the-Sea, among the six destroyed Coast Episcopal churches, will hold Sunday services on their slabs... For those who need the comfort...

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Mosque Cares Meets in Chicago, Emphasizing Help for Underprivileged

September 2, 2005

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-muslim02.html

On September 2, 2005 the Chicago Sun-Times reported, "Islam champions the poor, so Muslims conducting business in the struggling neighborhoods have to give back to those communities, Mosque Cares officials said at the opening of their annual convention at the Hyatt Regency Hotel [in Chicago] on Thursday. 'When America hurts, we hurt,' attendee Zubaydah N. Madyun said as volunteers...

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American Muslims Working to Root Out Terror from Within

September 2, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/02/national/nationalspecial3/02muslims.html

On September 2, 2005 The New York Times reported, "After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, American Muslim leaders insisted that the terrorism had nothing to do with Islam... Nearly four years after the attacks, American Muslim leaders are changing their message. They are rolling out campaigns to persuade American Muslims - especially the young -...

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Christian Women Sentenced for Allowing Muslim Children to Attend Sunday School

September 1, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/174/story_17431_1.html

On September 1, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "Three Indonesian women who ran a Christian Sunday school program were convicted and sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for allowing Muslim children to attend their school. The judges cited the Child Protection Act of 2002, which forbids "deception, lies or enticement" of children that...

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Four Muslim Prisoners Indicted in Terror Plot

September 1, 2005

Source: The Guardian

Wire Service: AP

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-5246816,00.html

On September 1, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The head of a militant Islamic prison gang and three others were indicted Wednesday on federal charges of planning terrorist attacks against National Guard facilities, the Israeli Consulate and other Los Angeles-area targets. The four conspired to wage war against the U....

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Ulema Council Condemns Forced Closure of Churches in West Java

September 1, 2005

Source: The Muslim News/Xinhua

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=9828

On September 1, 2005 Xinhua reported, "The Indonesian Ulema Council, the highest Islamic body, has condemned the much-criticized forced closure of dozens of neighborhood churches in West Java province, saying that such acts were intolerable, the Jakarta Post reported Thursday. But the council has no plans to issue an edict against the violence. The head of the council Umar...

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