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Minnesota Muslim Seeks House Seat

June 29, 2006

Source: CBS News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/06/29/ap/politics/mainD8IHOJ5O0.shtml

On June 29, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Keith Ellison is hoping that this city of mostly white Christians is ready to make a black Muslim its next congressman. Ellison, a state representative and criminal defense lawyer, is the state-party endorsed Democratic candidate in the liberal-leaning 5th...

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Puget Sound Interfaith Youth Camp Attracts Many Kids

June 24, 2006

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/columnists/merryman/story/5865668p-5206902c.html

On June 24, 2006 The News Tribune reported, "The middle schoolers who hope to spend Aug. 27 through Sept. 1 at the first session of Puget Sound Interfaith Youth Camp at Camp Seymour want more than the usual from their summer camp experience. Sure, they want boating, campfires and hiking. They also want to talk about the Bible, the...

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More Than 100 People Attend First Annual Interfaith Picnic in Murrieta

June 18, 2006

Source: The Valley News

http://www.temeculavalleynews.com/story.asp?story_ID=15696

On June 18, 2006 The Valley News reported, "More than 100 people attended the Southwest Riverside County Interfaith Council first annual Interfaith Picnic Saturday, June 3. Held in Murrieta at the Washington Picnic Pavilion of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dinner was potluck. Activities included musical presentations, games and youth of different faiths talking...

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Some Japanese Are Undergoing a Self-Help Spiritual Revival

May 30, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/articles/2006/05/30/japanese_turn_to_past_lives_for_future_comfort/

On May 30, 2006 Reuters reported, "The room suddenly grows quiet as Hiroyuki Ehara stares at the Japanese actress in front of him, closes his eyes and leans forward in deep thought. Moments later, the wide-eyed actress' past life is...

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Ohio Law Approves Posting State Motto in Schools, Invoking God

May 26, 2006

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/192/story_19223_1.html

On May 26, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "When Ohio public school students return to class this fall, they could see a prominent new name among the student body -- God.

The state General Assembly this week passed a bill that would require public schools to post donated copies of the U.S. or Ohio mottoes, each of which contain the word 'God.'

House Bill 184...

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University of Hawaii Holds Interfaith Forum on Religious Diversity and Scripture

May 13, 2006

Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2006/05/13/features/story01.html

On May 13, 2006 the Honolulu Star-Bulletin reported, "A panel representing five major religions will explore ways their teachings respond to current global issues and diversity in modern society at a symposium Wednesday. The 7 p.m. interfaith dialogue will be at the University of Hawaii Institute of Geophysics auditorium. It is free and open to the public, presented through the...

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Jackson Religious Groups Plan Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Project

May 5, 2006

Source: The Clarion-Ledger

http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060505/FEAT04/60505008

On May 5, 2006 The Clarion-Ledger reported, "To help build support for an interfaith Habitat for Humanity house building project, local religious groups will host a 'festival of faiths' from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday at Northminster Baptist Church on Ridgewood Road in Jackson. The event will feature food, music, dancing and...

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Middle School Students Take Interfaith Field Trip to Boston

May 5, 2006

Source: Brattleboro Reformer

http://www.reformer.com/headlines/ci_3787538

On May 5, 2006 Brattleboro Reformer reported, "For the seventh and eighth-graders at Hilltop Montessori School, the road to spiritual enlightenment leads to Boston. Next week, the students will visit a Buddhist monastery, a Hindu temple, a Jewish temple, a mosque, a Christian church and the shores of Walden Pond. It's all part of their year-long curriculum, which takes up this question: "what does it...

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Falun Gong Protestor Overshadows President Hu’s White House Visit

April 21, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,1758262,00.html

On April 21, 2006 The Guardian reported, "On a day overshadowed by protests at Beijing's human rights record, President George Bush and China's leader, Hu Jintao, made little headway yesterday in resolving issues of trade, or easing global tensions over North Korea and Iran's nuclear ambitions. Yesterday was meant to provide the Chinese leader with a day of pomp and ceremony: a 21-gun salute...

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Chinese President Receives Mixed Reception in the US

April 17, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/189/story_18977_1.html

On April 17, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Red and gold Chinese flags drape the International District in celebration of Chinese President Hu Jintao's two-day stop here en route to Washington D.C. But some Seattle residents are not happy that the city and state are rolling out the red carpet. Hundreds of demonstrators are expected downtown...

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