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Mosque Support Rallies On Facebook

July 1, 2010

Author: Melinda Hudgins

Source: The Daily News Journal

http://www.dnj.com/article/20100701/COLUMNISTS04/7010323

In contrast to vocal protesters of a proposed Rutherford County mosque who publicly expressed their opposition at a recent public meeting, some supporters are taking a quieter approach to their First Amendment rights — in cyberspace.

Days before the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro invited local residents in for an open...

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Buddhist-Muslim Dialogue At Ladakh to Promote Communal Harmony

June 30, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Sify

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=42,9312,0,0,1,0

A three-day long Buddhist-Muslim Dialogue and seminar 'Addressing Violence: Religious Resources for Conflict Resolution 2010', is being held at Leh.
Hosted by Mahabodhi Devachan Centre, the objective of the seminar has been to bring together influential representatives of these two great religious traditions.

Expert...

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Diverse Crowd Drawn to Sikh's Peace Prayer Day Event

June 30, 2010

Author: Chris McGuiness

Source: Sikh Net News

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/diverse-crowd-drawn-sikhs-peace-prayer-day-event

When GTS Khalsa crested the last hill at the end of his long 21-mile run, the crowd there to greet him and the torch he carried broke into applause. He and a group of other runners made the arduous journey from the Santuario de Chimayo to the foothills of the Jemez Mountains west of Espanola June 19 to...

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Atheist Group's Billboard Vandalized

June 29, 2010

Author: Tim Funk

Source: Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/06/29/1531934/atheist-groups-billboard-vandalized.html

The "Under God" spray-painted by vandals onto an atheist billboard on Billy Graham Parkway over the weekend won't be erased until just before July 4, a spokesman for Charlotte Atheists & Agnostics said Monday.

That's how long it will take the billboard company to...

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East Bay Sikhs Keeping Tabs On South Carolina's Nikki Haley

June 28, 2010

Author: Matthew Artz

Source: The Mercury News/Oakland Tribune

http://www.mercurynews.com/top-stories/ci_15381963?nclick_check=1

It's hard for East Bay Sikhs to know what to make of Nikki Haley, the daughter of Sikh parents, darling of the tea party movement and favorite to become South Carolina's first woman and minority governor in November.

Haley's recent victory in that state's Republican primary is evidence that even some...

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‘What Kind Of America’? Hate-Filled Rally to Stop Mosque

June 28, 2010

Author: Thomas Tracy

Source: The Brooklyn Paper

http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/33/27/bn_tt_baypeoplemosquerally_2010_07_02_bk.html

If they build it, they will bomb.

Angry Sheepshead Bay residents came out in a show of force on Sunday to protest a planned mosque and Muslim community center in their neighborhood.

“If they build a mosque there, I’m going to bomb the mosque,”...

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Seeking God’s Help for a Wounded Gulf

June 27, 2010

Author: Dan Barry

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/28/us/28land.html?ref=religion_and_belief

In a small white building along the baptizing Bon Secour River, a building that once housed a shrimp-net business, the congregation of the Fishermen Baptist Church gathered for another Sunday service, with the preacher presiding from a pulpit designed to look like a ship captain’s wheel.

After the...

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Candidate Denounces Murfreesboro Mosque Proposal

June 24, 2010

Author: Travis Loller

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100625/ap_on_el_ho/us_candidate_mosque_tenn_2

A Tennessee Republican candidate for Congress says plans to build a mosque in a Nashville suburb pose a threat to her state's moral and political foundation.

In a Thursday evening statement, 6th District candidate Lou Ann Zelenik said she stands...

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Religious Leaders Call for Action On the Environment, Poverty And Peace

June 24, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha’i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/779

World leaders meeting in Canada have been urged to take "inspired leadership and action" to halt poverty, protect the environment, and end violent conflict.

The challenge was made in a statement drafted by representatives of the world's religions, who gathered at the University of Winnipeg in advance of this week's G8 and G20 summits in Toronto.

Haley, Jindal And America's New Religious Litmus Test

June 23, 2010

Author: Aseem Shukla

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/panelists/aseem_shukla/2010/06/what_nikki_haleys_victory_does_not_mean.html

Last night's Republican primary runoff in South Carolina plausibly clears the way for Nikki Haley to join Bobby Jindal as governors with an epochal distinction: two Indian Americans leading two Southern states...

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Billboard Campaign Rebuts 'One Nation Under God'

June 23, 2010

Author: John Blake

Source: CNN

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/06/23/billboard-campaign-refutes-one-nation-under-god/

Religious billboards adorn the highways across the South. But a new billboard campaign in North Carolina deliberately snubs the Almighty.

A coalition of atheists and secular humanists has placed a billboard on Billy Graham Parkway in Charlotte that displays an American flag with...

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