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80+ Long Island Faith Leaders Call on Rep. Peter King to Cancel Muslim Hearings

February 17, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Faith In Public Life

http://faithinpubliclife.org/content/press/2011/02/80_long_island_faith_leaders_c.html

Over 80 people of faith from Long Island, including Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and interfaith leaders, sent a letter today to Representative Peter King (R-NY), urging him to cancel his planned Congressional hearings to investigate claims of "radicalization" in the American...

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Krishna Temple’s New Location Will Cater to Salt Lake Community

February 16, 2011

Author: Chris Shapard

Source: The Daily Utah Chronicle

http://www.dailyutahchronicle.com/mobile/news/krishna-temple-s-new-location-will-cater-to-salt-lake-community-1.2467377

Local residents and students will soon have the opportunity to partake in the festivals of the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple without leaving Salt Lake City. The addition of a new Hindu Krishna Temple will be an...

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Fort Lauderdale Criticized for Lack Of Diversity In Commission Invocations

February 12, 2011

Author: Scott Wyman

Source: The Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/fl-lauderdale-invocation-diversity-20110210,0,556667.story

Only three times in the past 50 City Commission meetings has someone other than a Protestant or a Catholic delivered the opening prayer.

 

The last time a Muslim gave the invocation was January 2006. No Buddhist or Hindu has done so...

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Face Of Islam

February 11, 2011

Author: David A. James

Source: The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

http://newsminer.com/bookmark/11397691-Face-of-Islam

To the editor:

 

For two years, my sister has been a contract bookkeeper for a Muslim-owned taxi company in Seattle. Mohamed, the company owner, has been a generous friend to her since they met.

Unitarians Turn Tragedy Into Lesson In Tolerance

February 11, 2011

Author: Travis Loller

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/11/AR2011021104261.html

When an out-of-work truck driver opened fire in a Tennessee church because it welcomed gay and multiracial families, the congregation met that hatred with love. In the process, it inspired a national campaign centered around Valentine'...

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Goddess Worshipers and Tax Authorities Clash In an Upstate Town

February 9, 2011

Author: Peter Applebome

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/10/nyregion/10towns.html

During Palenville Pagan Pride Day in August, the agenda reflected the goddess-centered theology of the Divine Feminine, which members say has its roots 12,000 years ago in the Goddess Cybele in Central Anatolia, in Turkey.

 

So after the opening ritual at 9 a.m. and sandwiched around “Lunchtime with the Priestesses...

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Launching "State of Dharmic Seva" Research Initiative

February 6, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu American Seva Charities

http://www.hinduamericanseva.org/Press-release/february-6-2011

Hindu American Seva Charities (HASC) is expanding research to support seva (community service) in Dharmic (eastern tradition) institutions. HASC is proud to announce the launch of its new research initiative “State of Dharmic Seva” to understand key issues and find a common ground to resolve them. Seva...

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