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Government Watchdog Urges Public Schools to Teach About Religious Diversity

April 23, 2004

Source: The Independent

http://education.independent.co.uk/news/story.jsp?story=514328

On April 23, 2004 The Independent reported, "Schools will be urged to teach their pupils about a broad range of religious faiths - not just Christianity - in new guidance to be published next week. The guidance, from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), the Government's exams watchdog, will suggest that pupils should be given an understanding of Islam,...

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Muslims Urge Christians to Engage in Dialogue in Kentucky

April 23, 2004

Source: The Presbyterian News Service

http://www.pcusa.org/pcnews/2004/04195.htm

On April 23, 2004 The Presbyterian News Service reported, "A group of 15 Muslim scholars and preachers said during a visit here last week that mainstream Islam is widely misunderstood in the United States. A Christian theologian challenged the group to engage Christians in dialogue that does not avoid the hard questions posed by either faith. 'We need serious, ongoing, in-depth discussion with...

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Boston Radio Hosts Says: "Let's Kill All Muslims:

April 23, 2004

Source: The Council on Arab-Islamic Relations

http://www.cair-net.org/asp/article.asp?id=166&page=AA

On April 23, 2004 The Council on Arab-Islamic Relations reported, "In its first 'Hate Hurts America' action alert, CAIR is calling for the termination of Jay Severin, a Boston-area radio talk show host, who allegedly said, 'Let’s kill all Muslims' in his Thursday afternoon program. WTKK-FM General Manager Matt Mills told CAIR that in a discussion about how...

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Farrakhan Challenges African-Americans to Fight Poverty

April 23, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0404/23/d06-131695.htm

On April 23, 2004 The Detroit News reported, "Minister Louis Farrakhan, the controversial leader of the Nation of Islam, challenged a group of African-American spiritual leaders Thursday to do more to end religious divisions and focus on practical problems of poverty and despair. 'That’s the failure of religion,'he admonished. 'You have a book, but you don’t make...

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Interior Minister: Country Must Train Imams in Moderate Islam

April 23, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1201448,00.html

On April 23, 2004 The Guardian reported, "The French interior minister, Dominique de Villepin, said yesterday that the country must urgently begin training Muslim clerics in a moderate Islam that respects human rights and the republican code. Addressing a meeting of local prefects a day after he deported an Algerian imam who was in favour of stoning women, Mr. De...

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Islamic Group Joins Jews and Christians to Lobby Social Justice in Minn.

April 23, 2004

Source: The Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/4738045.html

On April 23, 2004 The Star Tribune reported, "The Islamic Center of Minnesota joined with Jews, Catholics and mainline Protestants on Tuesday to lobby for certain social justice issues in the state. The center, one of the state's most influential Islamic organizations, signed on as a member of the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition (JRLC) in a ceremony attended by 75 of the state's religious...

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Editorial: Local Human Rights Abuses Largely Absent at Amnesty Conference

April 23, 2004

Source: The Weekly Thikana

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1398

On April 23, 2004 The Weekly Thikana reported, "Although Amnesty International U.S. Chapter’s annual conference held this month focused on upholding human rights, no mention was made of the current repression of Muslim immigrants in the United States, save for three immigrants – an Arab American, and Indian American and an Afghani American – who described the dangerous...

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Hundreds of Teens to Participate in Interfaith Service in Chicago

April 22, 2004

Source: The Pioneer Press

http://www.pioneerlocal.com/cgi-bin/ppo-story/localnews/current/sk/04-22-04-278078.html

On April 22, 2004 The Pioneer Press reported, "Area teens will have a chance to meet and work with teenagers of other faiths Sunday when they take part in the National Day of Youth Service. The event, sponsored by the Interfaith Youth Corps, will bring together teenagers in 20 cities including an estimated 400 in the...

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Photographer Talks About His Book Depicting "Living Faith"

April 22, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/144/story_14482_1.html

On April 22, 2004 Beliefnet.com posted an interview with Dinesh Khanna about his photographic documentation of India in his new book, Living Faith. The article reported, "A decade ago, photographer Dinesh Khanna set out to record his fellow Indians' everyday lives and the country's kaleidescopic culture. Two collections have come out of his journey: 'Bazaar' (2001) and his new book, '...

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Religious Diversity Transforms Montgomery County

April 22, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A31342-2004Apr21.html

On April 22, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "The gold-plated dome of the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring gleams in the afternoon sun. Next door, the bright Mediterranean-blue roof and golden-topped spires of the St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church shine in sharp religious and architectural contrast. Beside it are the simple white buildings of the...

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