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Martin Luther King and Robert Graetz

January 14, 2011

Author: Kim Lawton

Source: PBS/Religion and Ethics Newsweekly

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/episodes/january-14-2011/martin-luther-king-and-robert-graetz/7884/

KIM LAWTON, correspondent: Although the social revolution led by Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. grew out of the black church, from even the earliest days of the movement there were white foot soldiers, too. King initially...

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Presidential Proclamation - Religious Freedom Day

January 14, 2011

Author: Barack Obama

Source: The White House

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/01/14/presidential-proclamation-religious-freedom-day

Our Nation was founded on a shared commitment to the values of justice, freedom, and equality. On Religious Freedom Day, we commemorate Virginia's 1786 Statute for Religious Freedom, in which Thomas Jefferson wrote that "all men shall be free to profess,...

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ShantiSeva In January: Advancing Peace And Harmony

January 14, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu America Seva Charities

http://www.hinduamericanseva.org/Press-release/january-14-2011

Today, more than ever, we all need to advance peace and harmony. UtsavSeva, the signature program of Hindu American Seva Charities, supported by Hindu and Dharmic faith based and secular leaders, is promoting the understanding of ShantiSeva—or peace and harmony—across the United States—through...

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KC’s Faith Leaders Expect Challenges to Continue In 2011

January 14, 2011

Author: Helen Gray

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/2011/01/14/2584481/kcs-faith-leaders-expect-challenges.html

The Rev. Canon Susan Sommer of Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral recalls arriving in downtown Chicago on a commuter train on Sept. 11, 2001.

 

Police turned the train back, fearing the Sears Tower would be next after the New York tragedy earlier that day...

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Opponent Seeks to Block Construction Of Downtown Mosque

January 11, 2011

Author: Kirk Semple

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/12/nyregion/12mosque.html?_r=1&ref=religionandbelief

Lawyers representing a firefighter who is suing to block the development of a Muslim community center and mosque in Lower Manhattan filed a motion on Tuesday seeking to block the developers from doing any construction on the site.

 

The motion, filed in State Supreme...

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Habitat Home Will Be Interfaith Effort

January 10, 2011

Author: William K. Alcorn

Source: Vindy

http://www.vindy.com/news/2011/jan/10/habitat-home-will-be-interfaith-effort/

One of the four homes that Mahoning County Habitat for Humanity plans to build this year will be a collective effort involving Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim and Baha’i groups.

 

“We hope to build our first interfaith home, the House of Abraham, this year,” said Monica...

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Angst About Islamist Groups Goes Mainstream In Germany

January 9, 2011

Author: Kirsten Grieshaber

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/08/AR2011010800335.html

The 200 robed and bearded men gathered at dusk on the market square, rolled out their prayer rugs and intoned Allah's praises as dismayed townspeople looked on.

 

It was Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month, and...

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Vandals Desecrate Place of Worship

January 8, 2011

Author: Kevin Schwaller

Source: Ozarks First

http://ozarksfirst.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=383566

Vandals spread messages of intolerance at one of the only places for Muslims to worship in the immediate Springfield area.

 

Members of the Islamic Center of Springfield say they attended evening prayer Friday. When they returned on Saturday morning, they found graffiti on three of the four walls of the structure.

Interfaith Group Spreads the Word In Marlborough

January 8, 2011

Author: Kathy Uek

Source: The MetroWest Daily News

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x198684497/Interfaith-group-Spreads-the-Word-in-Marlborough

Shelby Magid, a Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School senior, lives her dream of reducing prejudices.

 

Knowing Shelby's involvement in the community, Ann Kramer, an adviser of the Breaking Barriers club, recommended she join Camp IF....

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