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Future Plans Discussed at Global Gathering

January 4, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/804

Senior officers of the Baha'i Faith from around the globe have gathered at the Baha'i World Centre to discuss the future development of the worldwide community and its activities.

 

The conference of the Continental Boards of Counsellors commenced on 28 December. Plenary sessions – which ran until 1 January – are now being followed by further...

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Year Begins Sadly for Mashpee Wampanoag

January 4, 2011

Author: Heather Wysocki

Source: The Cape Cod Times

http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110104/NEWS/101040315/-1/NEWSMAP

One link to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's past and another to its future are gone.

 

Alice Lopez, 49, the tribe's housing department director, died unexpectedly at her home Sunday, while Laurie "Cal" Green, 91, a former tribal elder and historian, died...

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Local Religious Leaders Respond to Billboard

January 4, 2011

Author: Rikki Klaus

Source: WHNT 19 News

http://www.whnt.com/news/whnt-billboard-reaction,0,2544518.story

There's a sign that's firing people up across north Alabama. An Atheist organization paid for a billboard in Huntsville that says "You KNOW they're all SCAMS" and displays various religious symbols. The Interfaith Mission Service is voting Wednesday on whether to put up a sign of its own ... defending those religions. They say it...

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Church Pushes for Tolerance, Understanding Among Muslims and Christians

January 3, 2011

Author: Sarah Dopson

Source: The Montgomery Village Patch

http://montgomeryvillage.patch.com/articles/church-pushes-for-tolerance-understanding-among-muslims-and-christians

With religious differences at the root of so many worldly conflicts, members of Christ the Servant Lutheran Church are promoting tolerance at home and trying to bridge the gap in interfaith understanding.

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Working to Boost Social Activism Among Muslims

January 1, 2011

Author: Nomi Morris

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs-community-20110101,0,6014477.story

For the first 15 years of his working life, Naim Shah Jr. was the personal assistant to the imam at Masjid Ibadallah, a mosque in Los Angeles. He helped with Friday sermons and religious classes and dealt primarily with his Muslim congregants.

 

But for the last six...

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Muslim Youth Help the Homeless

December 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: YouTube/WOAI Channel 4 News

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxHTgEF6AGA

The Council on American Islamic Relations-San Antonio Youth (CAIR-SA Youth) recently donated blankets, socks and food items worth $4,000 to 200 homeless people in that city during the organization's "Serve the Homeless Day."

First Atheist Invocation In Colorado

December 28, 2010

Author: Kiernan Maletsky

Source: The Denver Westword

http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2010/12/atheist_invocation_city_council_colorado.php

An atheist will give the invocation at Grand Junction City Council's first meeting of 2011. It will be the crowning achievement of a two-and-a-half-year effort by the Western Colorado Atheists & Freethinkers to get their voice heard at City Hall. And it will be the...

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Imam Behind Islamic Center Plans U.S. Tour

December 23, 2010

Author: Paul Vitello

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/24/nyregion/24mosque.html?ref=religionandbelief

The controversy over plans to build an Islamic center in downtown Manhattan subsided in November, almost abruptly, with the end of an election season that amplified its most emotional underlying issues.

 

But the imam behind the project has decided to risk reigniting that...

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