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Tories Advocate for More Faith Schools

April 14, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4438453.stm

On April 14, 2005 BBC News reported, " The Conservatives say they want to see "perhaps thousands" more faith schools. Education spokesman Tim Collins says a commitment to a major expansion of religious schools 'is absolutely at the heart of the Conservative vision.' He says Christian, Jewish and Islamic schools have higher standards and a stronger...

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Interfaith Service in Los Angeles Honors Memory of John Paul II

April 13, 2005

Source: India Post News Service

http://www.indiapost.com/members/story.php?story_id=4707

On April 13, 2005 the India Post News Service reported, "Bibi Inderjit Kaur Khalsa, Bhai Sahiba of the Sikh Dharma, addressed a gathering of 500 in an Interfaith Memorial Service for Pope John Paul II at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles in Los Angeles, California. She shared some personal experiences with her husband Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Khalsa Yogiji and their...

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Van Gogh Murder Suspect Appears in Court

April 13, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4440347.stm

On April 13, 2005 BBC News reported, "The alleged killer of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh has made his first appearance in court.

Mohammed Bouyeri, 27, faces charges of murder, terrorism, possession of an illegal firearm and impeding democracy.

Mr Van Gogh was killed after his film about the treatment of women in Islamic society was shown on television.

Mr Bouyeri was seized by...

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Human Rights Groups Point to Increased Persecution of Muslims

April 12, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/12/international/asia/12china.html

On April 12, 2005 The New York Times reported, "China has stepped up a campaign of religious persecution against its minority Uighur population in the western region of Xinjiang even though the government has already eliminated any organized resistance to Beijing's rule there, two leading human rights groups said in a joint report to be released Tuesday.
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Muslim Intrafaith Dialogue Occurring at Rapid Pace Over the Internet

April 12, 2005

Source: Voice of America

http://www.voanews.com/english/2005-04-12-voa5.cfm

On April 12, 2005 Voice of America reported, "The Internet has become a vehicle for change in many things. Some moderate Muslims hope to use it for religious reform, as they engage in often heated discussions that are reshaping opinions and agendas.  One of the most popular websites in America is alt.muslim.com, founded by a married Indian-American business student, a father of two, who grew up...

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School Unlawfully Asks Girls to Remove Hijab Before Exams

April 11, 2005

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_11-4-2005_pg7_26

On April 11, 2005 the Daily Times reported, "The city [Karachi] government’s education authorities have taken notice of an incident at an examination centre in which 10 girls were forced to take off their hijabs and burqas before appearing in the ongoing SSC examinations. 'These girls had been asked to remove their scarves and burqas (veil) to become eligible...

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Papal Candidates and the Role of Islam

April 11, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/12/international/worldspecial2/12islam.html

On April 11, 2005 The New York Times reported, "One is from Nigeria, a man who grew up among Muslims and says there is no clash of cultures. Another is from Germany, who believes that it may be useful to talk to Muslims but that it is better to revitalize Christianity. Others speak of the need for Muslims in Europe to integrate better or even to...

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The Pope’s Interfaith Outreach Symbolic, Personal

April 11, 2005

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/3127863

On April 11, 2005 the Houston Chronicle reported, "The symbols of cooperation left to the world by Pope John Paul II transformed interfaith relations. He was the Polish pope who came of age under Nazi occupation and prayed at one of Judaism's most holy sites, Jerusalem's Western Wall. The leader of more than 1 billion Catholics, he shed his shoes to enter a mosque and urged repentance...

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Interfaith Rally Expresses Support for Same-Sex Marriage

April 10, 2005

Source: Macleans.ca

http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/news/shownews.jsp?content=n041059A

On April 10, 2005 Macleans.ca reported, "Hundreds of same-sex supporters hooted, sang and clapped their hands to a choir singing Chapel of Love at a boisterous rally Sunday that saw Christian, Jewish, Muslim and other religious leaders calling for the right to perform gay and lesbian marriages.

The rare union of various faiths was one of five gatherings...

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Indian Immigrants to the U.S. Influence Affairs at Home

April 10, 2005

Source: The Arizona Republic/The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0410INDIA-expat10.html

On April 10, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "When Nishrin Hussain moved to the United States in 1990, she left her parents behind in India. But her American life was tragically interrupted when her father, a Muslim, was burned alive by a Hindu mob during the 2002 riots that shook India's Gujarat state. Since then, she has...

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Pope's Funeral Was Global Event

April 9, 2005

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,20709-1561066,00.html

On April 9, 2005 The Times reported, "It was truly a global funeral. In the Asian evening, the European and African morning and the American small hours, tens of millions were glued to television screens — from giant ones in parks to tiny satellite receivers in China, where state broadcasters ignored it all...In France, Europe’s biggest Roman Catholic nation, thousands...

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Interfaith Group Backs Out of Troy National Day of Prayer

April 9, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.woodtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=3172872

On April 9, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "an interfaith group that originally asked to be included in a National Day of Prayer ceremony at Troy City Hall says it's backing out. The group says the reason is that the National Day of Prayer Task Force is an exclusively Christian organization. The interfaith group also includes Hindus, Muslims, Jews and members of other religions. An...

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Outrage Over Arrest of 16 Year Old Muslim Teen on Suspicion of Terror Link

April 9, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/09/nyregion/09suicide.html?oref=login

On April 9, 2005 The New York Times reported, "at Heritage High School in East Harlem, where the student idiom is hip-hop and salsa, the 16-year-old Guinean girl stood out, but not just because she wore Islamic dress. She was so well liked that when she ran for student body president, she came in second to one of her best friends - the Christian daughter of...

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