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Non-Religious Group Offers Alternative

November 30, 2010

Author: Karissa Bursch

Source: The Crimson White

http://www.cw.ua.edu/2010/11/30/non-religious-group-offers-alternative/

There are many religious organizations on campus that cover a wide spectrum of faiths, sects and beliefs. However, where do students go who consider themselves non-religious?

 

The University’s student-led atheist and agnostic organization, Alabama Atheists and Agnostics, or AAA, is a...

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Oxford Shows Off Its Multicultural Roots

November 29, 2010

Author: Rhianne Pope

Source: The Oxford Times

http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/8706002.Oxford_shows_off_its_multicultural_roots/

Oxford showed its multicultural roots, with a feast of music, dancing and entertainment – designed to show how people from all religions can work together.

The ‘Yours Faithfully’ event at the Town Hall was organised by the Oxford Council of Faiths and featured...

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New Central La. Immigrant Center In Alexandria

November 29, 2010

Author: Karina Vailes

Source: USA Today/The Town Talk

http://content.usatoday.net/dist/custom/gci/InsidePage.aspx?cId=indystar&sParam=35161823.story

Immigrants in Central Louisiana now have a place to go to in Alexandria to get help on immigration issues.

 

Three religious organizations, a faith-based agency and members of the community gathered Tuesday to officially open the Central...

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Portland's Somali Community Unites to Condemn Alleged Pioneer Courthouse Square Bomb Plot

November 27, 2010

Author: Molly Hottle

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2010/11/portlands_somali_community_uni.html

After an attempted terrorist attack was foiled Friday in Portland, Ahmed Ali wants only one thing: to tell the world that the portrait alleged attacker Mohamed Osman Mohamud painted of the Somali community is far from the truth.

 

"He ruined it for everybody,"...

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Like the Bible, Hindu Text Being Put In Houston Hotels

November 23, 2010

Author: Kate Shellnutt

Source: Northwest Asian Weekly/The Houston Chronicle

http://www.nwasianweekly.com/2010/11/like-the-bible-hindu-text-being-put-in-houston-hotels/

Pull open a drawer in some Houston hotel rooms, and beside your room-service menu and Gideons Bible, you might find a copy of the Bhagavad Gita.

 

The sacred Hindu text is making its way into nightstands across the country...

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Thanksgiving Symbolizes Native Generosity And Kindness

November 22, 2010

Author: Gale Courey Toensing

Source: Indian Country Today

http://www.indiancountrytoday.com/home/content/Thanksgiving-symbolizes-Native-generosity-and-kindness-109207679.html

When the first immigrants from Europe arrived on the North American shores, they were homeless and hungry. They survived thanks to the generosity and kindness of Native peoples, who helped them through the first...

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Obama Signs Order to Reform Faith-Based Office

November 17, 2010

Author: Adelle M. Banks

Source: The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life

Wire Service: RNS

http://pewforum.org/Religion-News/RNS-Obama-signs-order-to-reform-faith-based-office.aspx

President Obama signed an executive order Wednesday (Nov. 17) that reforms the White House's faith-based office in a bid to improve transparency and clarify rules for religious groups that receive...

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Western Buddhist Teachers Implore President Obama to Press Burma On Crimes Against Ethnic Nationalities

November 15, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Western Buddhist Teachers for a Free Burma

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=70,9671,0,0,1,0

On November 1, 2010, the who's who of Buddhist teachers in the United States wrote a letter to President Barack Obama, imploring his administration to "to repudiate the results of the upcoming election" in Burma.

 

They have also asked for the establishment of a Commission...

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Muslim Sacrifice Helps Needy Families

November 15, 2010

Author: Alex Horkay

Source: The Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/891265--muslim-sacrifice-helps-needy-families

As Muslims begin to celebrate Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, a Toronto group believes it’s the perfect time to reach out to the community by providing fresh halal meat for those less fortunate.

 

The Qurbani Project, an initiative of the Toronto chapter of...

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Hindus Envision Sioux Falls Temple

November 14, 2010

Author: Peter Harriman

Source: The Argus Leader

http://www.argusleader.com/article/20101114/NEWS/11140318/1001/news

Several hundred men, women and children, many wearing colorful saris and similar Indian dress, gathered Saturday at Lincoln High School to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights commemorating the victory of Lord Rama over the demon Ravana.

 

In this loose parallel to Christmas family...

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