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Planned Sign Of Tolerance Bringing Division Instead

July 13, 2010

Author: Javier Hernandez

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/14/nyregion/14center.html?_r=1&ref=religion_and_belief

The Cordoba House was supposed to be a monument to religious tolerance, an homage to the city in Spain where Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together centuries ago in the midst of religious foment.

Its 15 stories, home to a Muslim community center and a...

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Planned Sign Of Tolerance Bringing Division Instead

July 13, 2010

Author: Javier Hernandez

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/14/nyregion/14center.html?_r=1&ref=religion_and_belief

The Cordoba House was supposed to be a monument to religious tolerance, an homage to the city in Spain where Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together centuries ago in the midst of religious foment.

Its 15 stories, home to a Muslim community center and a...

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Protestant, Catholic Teens From Northern Ireland Find Common Ground During Visit to Arlington

July 11, 2010

Author: Eric Aasen

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/071110dnmetulster.1b2422e.html

For far too long, Protestants and Catholics didn't mingle in Northern Ireland. Violence tore them apart.

But this month, 16 teenagers from the Belfast area – eight of them Protestant, eight of them Catholic – are side by side and...

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Third-Grader's Parents Challenge On-Campus Religious-Ed Program

July 8, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The First Amendment Center

Wire Service: AP

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/news.aspx?id=23139

A Fort Wayne third-grader’s parents have sued the school district, claiming she was sent to a religious instruction program on school grounds without their permission.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, which filed the lawsuit for the parents this week in federal...

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A Move On Staten Island to Broker Mosque Peace

July 8, 2010

Author: Amy Padnani

Source: Staten Island Live

http://www.silive.com/eastshore/index.ssf/2010/07/a_move_on_staten_island_to_bro.html

Muslims rallying on the steps of Borough Hall yesterday in support of the Midland Beach mosque unveiled a plan to form an Islamic civic association on Staten Island. 

The group said the move was prompted by the heated response to the planned conversion of a former...

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Courthouse Panel Again Urges Holiday Display Prohibition

July 7, 2010

Author: Erika Jacobson Moore

Source: Leesburg Today

http://www.leesburg2day.com/articles/2010/07/07/news/9652courthouse070710.txt

When the Courthouse Ground and Facilities Committee voted last November to prohibit all displays on the lawn of the courts complex in Leesburg it sparked an outrage from a number of residents and community groups, spurring the Board of Supervisors to quickly reverse that action during a special...

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Ground Zero Mosque Raised as Campaign Issue

July 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NPR

Wire Service: AP

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128364839

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio on Tuesday called on his Democratic rival, Andrew Cuomo, to investigate the development of a $100 million mosque being planned near ground zero.

The mosque, just a block away from the Sept. 11 terror attack site, has been a source of...

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U-Turn On 'Humiliating' Turban Airport Security Searches for Sikhs

July 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Daily Mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1291119/U-turn-humiliating-turban-airport-security-searches-sikhs.html?ITO=1490

Sikhs travelling through Britain's aiports will no longer undergo 'humiliating' searches of their turbans following fierce criticism of the policy. 

Just two months ago security staff were told they could pat...

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