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Interfaith Youth Drama Draws Crowds

March 3, 2005

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/religion/abraham3e_20050303.htm

On March 3, 2005 The Detroit Free Press reported, "'The Children of Abraham,' casts Christian, Jewish and Muslim young people as characters who wrestle with the world's most explosive issue: religious bigotry. On stage, there's singing and dancing -- but the players also argue, call each other names and pour out heartfelt stories of pain and anger. And in the end, they remember...

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Muslims Counter Government Program to Train Imams

March 2, 2005

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islamonline.org/English/News/2005-03/02/article01.shtml

On March 2, 2005 IslamOnline.net reported, "Dutch Muslims have urged the government to adopt their own version of qualifying and training imams with some help from experts and specialists across Dutch universities. 'The Muslim Council of the Netherlands, which liaise with the government on behalf of the Muslim minority, held talks on February 18, 19 with Dutch...

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Muslims Invited to Use Catholic Community Center for Friday Prayer

March 2, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/jersey/4310645.stm

On March 2, 2005 the BBC News reported, "Jersey's Catholic Church has come to the aid of the Muslim community. When the planning authorities ruled that the room in a restaurant they were using to pray was a fire hazard, they had to find another place. They temporarily decamped to a living room of someone's home where evening prayers were held every day during the holy month of...

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Muslim Schoolgirl Wins Landmark Dress Code Case

March 2, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/4310545.stm

On March 2, 2005 the BBC News reported, "A girl was unlawfully excluded from school for wearing a traditional Muslim gown, Appeal Court judges have ruled. Lord Justice Brooke said Denbigh High School in Luton, Beds, denied Shabina Begum, 16 - now at another school - the right to manifest her religion. He called for more guidance for schools on complying with the Human...

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Muslim Coalition Pressing for Islam in Public Schools

March 2, 2005

Source: Aljazeera

Wire Service: AFP

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/719395FB-338E-4C18-8B03-2B70789FDBA3.htm

On March 2, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "Six Islamic groups, accounting for 70% of Germany's Muslims, plan to unite under one umbrella to push for having Islam taught in public schools. The groups want to ensure that Islam can be taught in German in public schools to better integrate...

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Muslims Gather to Discuss Election Concerns

March 1, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4305099.stm

On March 1, 2005 the BBC News reported, "Issues that Muslims should be considering before voting in the next general election are to be debated by UK community representatives. The event is being held by the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB), which believes Muslim voters could influence the result in up to 50 constituencies. Last year MAB, which opposed the war in Iraq, urged Muslims not to vote for Labour in the...

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Hanover to be Home of Germany’s First Traditional Mosque

March 1, 2005

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islamonline.org/English/News/2005-03/01/article02.shtml#top

On March 1, 2005 IslamOnline.net reported, "As part of a plan to renovate mosques in the German city, construction works get underway this month to build a dome and two minarets in the Aya Sofia mosque in Hanover, making the worship place the first with the traditional shape of mosques in the city. The height of the mosque’s two minarets will be...

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Islamic Awareness Week at Harvard Draws Connections to African Americans

March 1, 2005

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=506089

On March 1, 2005 The Harvard Crimson reported, "about 40 students turned out last night for the kickoff event of Islamic Awareness Week—a structured discourse called 'Islam, Hip-Hop and Black America,' featuring two speakers who discussed the relationship between modern Islam and the African-American community. The event was co-sponsored by the Harvard Islamic Society, the Harvard Foundation,...

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Religious Demographics Shift, According to Report

March 1, 2005

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=225032005

On March 1, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "Scotland has a weaker sense of religious identity than the rest of the UK, according to a new report that shows the changing face of religion in modern Scotland. Despite a strong Christian past, just 67 per cent of Scots identified with a religion in 2001, compared to 86 per cent in Northern Ireland and 77 per cent in England and Wales. The breakdown of...

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Dutch Reject Liberalism in Response to Islamic Immigration: Lessons for Europe?

February 27, 2005

Source: The Sunday Times Magazine

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2099-1488514,00.html

On February 27, 2005 The Sunday Times Magazine reported, "The Dutch have rejected liberalism in response to Islamic immigration. Some say they are now too hardline. So what can the rest of Europe learn from their crisis? Not long ago, Holland prided itself as being the most tolerant and welcoming country in Europe for immigrants and asylum seekers... [Now,]...

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U.S. Arab-Language Broadcast to be Transmitted to Europe

February 27, 2005

Source: Aljazeera

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/C46CF566-EB57-490C-829D-B63FF75C4C85.htm

On February 27, 2005 Aljazeera reported, "The US plans to begin Arab-language television broadcasts to Europe later this year to try and win the hearts and minds of Arab Muslims there, officials say. Three and a half years after Islamic activists based in Germany allegedly helped mount the 11 September 2001 attacks, US-backed TV channel Al-Hurra...

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Muslim Graves Desecrated in Bern

February 26, 2005

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islamonline.org/English/News/2005-02/26/article02.shtml

On February 26, 2005 IslamOnline.net reported, "The Federation of Islamic Organizations (FIO) in the Swiss capital Bern condemned on Saturday, February 26, the desecration of Muslim graves in the city’s cemetery, asking the authorities to take concrete steps to protect Muslims.

'We are pretty sure that Swiss authorities will do their best to...

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University of Michigan Student Senate Presses for Divestment from Israel

February 25, 2005

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.detnews.com/2005/schools/0502/25/D01-100329.htm

On February 25, 2005 the Detriot Free Press reported, "students at the University of Michigan-Dearborn are pressing the Board of Regents to end university investments in companies that the students assert are involved in the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory. In an echo of the 1970s, when students and faculty urged the university to divest in companies operating in...

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Akbar Ahmed Honored at National Cathedral for Work in Interfaith Understanding

February 25, 2005

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_22-2-2005_pg7_38

On February 25, 2005 the Daily Times reported, "last Sunday’s evening song – a special evening prayer – at the National Cathedral was dedicated to Dr Akbar Ahmed in recognition of his work towards inter-faith understanding. The ceremony started with the reading of a message from the Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, while Bishop John Chane of the...

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