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Muslims, LDS Remain Partners in Sending Aid to Tsunami Victims

April 3, 2005

Source: Deseret Morning News

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,600123352,00.html

On April 3, 2005 the Deseret Morning News reported, "Salt Lake City's Islamic population is teaming up with leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to keep aid flowing to Indonesian countries still recovering from December's tsunami and recent earthquakes. The Islamic Society of Great Salt Lake donated about $4,000 to the LDS relief effort for tsunami victims this...

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Religious Licenses for Travel to Cuba Allegedly Abused for U.S. Tourism

March 12, 2005

Source: Star-Telegram/Knight Ridder News Service

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/living/religion/11109162.htm

On March 12, 2005 the Knight Ridder News Service reported, "Despite the Bush administration's crackdown on exiles' trips back to Cuba, there are still ways to travel to the island without restriction.

One seems to be increasingly popular: Go as a Santero.

Religious groups can get licenses with little trouble. And the head of at least one...

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US Muslims Vie for Media Coverage of Tsunami Relief Efforts

February 7, 2005

Source: Muslim American Society (MAS)

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=2149

On February 7, 2005 the Muslim American Society (MAS) reported, "The Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation has been working with various national media outlets addressing the lack of American Muslim charities listed as providing relief services to the Asian tsunami victims and is requesting them to add American Muslim charities to their list of charities working in the region receiving...

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Rastafarians Celebrate Bob Marley's Birth, Joined by Orthodox and Muslim Leaders

February 2, 2005

Source: iafrica.com

Wire Service: AFP

http://entertainment.iafrica.com/news/409837.htm

On February 2, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "Month-long festivities got under way in Ethiopia on Tuesday to mark the 60th anniversary of the birth of the late legendary reggae superstar Bob Marley, who was cut down by cancer aged 36 back in 1981. The opening ceremony was attended by an invited audience of 200 in the town hall of Addis Ababa,...

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Pope Receives Interfaith Delegation

January 19, 2005

Source: Scientology Newsroom

http://www.scientology.org/en_US/news-media/briefing/2005/hr/050128.html

On January 19, 2005 the Scientology Newsroom reported, "Members of Churches of Scientology were among leaders of different faiths who joined the largest group of rabbis and other Jewish delegates to be granted audience by the Pope. The delegation was organized by Mr. Gary Krupp, founder of the Pave the Way Foundation, a multi-faith alliance that...

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Muslims, Mormons Join Forces for Airlift of Tsunami Aid

January 1, 2005

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_2507136

On January 1, 2005 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "A plane carrying more than 70 tons of relief supplies for tsunami-devastated Asia is slated to lift off from Salt Lake City early today, thanks to a joint effort by Mormons and Muslims. About 143,000 pounds of medical supplies and hygiene items provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were loaded Friday onto an Indonesia-bound MD-11 cargo plane...

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OH Bill Exempts Amish from Jury Duty to Encourage Voting

December 18, 2004

Source: Associated Press

http://www.wcpo.com/news/2004/local/12/18/amish_votes.html

On December 18, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "the Amish, who shun judging others under their faith, would be excused from jury service on religious reasons under a bill sent to Governor Bob Taft for a signature. The intent of the exemption is to encourage more Amish to sign up to vote, said state Rep. Tim Grendell, a Geauga County Republican who inserted the provision in a...

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Jehovah's Witnesses Learn Arabic to Reach Out to Muslims in Detroit

December 12, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0412/12/A01-30648.htm

On December 12, 2004 The Detroit News reported, "long famous for using the most rudimentary technique to market their religion -- the method of the door-to-door salesman -- Jehovah's Witnesses are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their quest to bring people to their spiritual beliefs. With some 6 million adherents in 230 countries, the Jehovah's Witnesses say their growing...

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Zoning Battle for a Chapel in Hawaii

November 30, 2004

Source: First Amendment Center

Wire Service: AP

http://www.fac.org/rel_liberty/publiclife/news.aspx?id=14432

On November 30, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "after 10 years, two denials, a federal lawsuit and a contested case hearing, a small rural congregation has won a permit to build a chapel on its property. The Maui County planning commission first denied Hale O Kaula a special-use permit to build on its property, which...

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UN Aproves Philippine Proposal for Interfaith Dialogue Amont Nations

November 16, 2004

Source: The Manila Times

http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2004/nov/16/yehey/top_stories/20041116top11.html

On November 16, 2004 The Manila Times reported, "The United Nations has adopted the Philippine government’s proposal for an interfaith dialogue among nations to support peace-building efforts of the international community. Speaker Jose de Venecia, the original proponent of the interfaith dialogue, welcomed the...

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