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Indonesian Youths Unite to Tackle Social Issues

June 21, 2010

Author: Katharina R. Lestari

Source: Union of Catholic Asian News

http://www.ucanews.com/2010/06/21/indonesian-youths-unite-to-tackle-social-issues

A group of youths from a wide range of faiths have vowed to work together to help resolve Indonesia’s most pressing social concerns.

Around 80 representatives from a number of youth groups and faiths including Buddhist, Catholic, Confucian, Hindu, Muslim,...

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Planned Mosque Near NY's Ground Zero Sparks Debate

June 21, 2010

Author: Karina Ioffee

Source: The Washington Post/Reuters

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/21/AR2010062103654.html

Plans to build a mosque near the site of the September 11 attacks have touched off a firestorm among New Yorkers nearly a decade after Muslim extremists linked to al Qaeda slammed planes into the World Trade Center.

The Cordoba House mosque, part of a Muslim...

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At Snoqualmie Falls, Prayers Rise With Mist

June 21, 2010

Author: Lynda V. Mapes

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2012175246_snofalls22m.html

Mist cruises through the air in great clouds, twining through the branches of a giant cedar and falling in crystal drops, renewing the cycle of life.

The falls are held sacred by the Snoqualmie Tribe, particularly the mist, believed to unite the worlds of heaven and earth. Its cool touch is...

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Multifaith Council Co-Founder Feted as Inspiration On His 90th

June 21, 2010

Author: Aliyya Swaby

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100621/NEWS16/6210324

More than 50 people from different faiths and backgrounds gathered at First Unitarian Church Sunday to sing a rousing "Happy Birthday" to Woody Trautman at his 90th birthday party.

Mr. Trautman, a retired electrical engineer, is the co-founder of the Multifaith Council of Northwest Ohio, with...

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Islamic Center Divides County Opinion

June 20, 2010

Author: Scott Broden and Doug Davis

Source: Tennessean/Daily News Journal

http://www.tennessean.com/article/D4/20100620/NEWS01/100619008

Inflammatory comments over a new Islamic center south of Murfreesboro have residents and professionals arguing their points while many more are calling it one of the ugliest displays of religious intolerance in the county’s history.

Questions of whether the public was given adequate...

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Valley Sikhs Partner With Police

June 18, 2010

Author: Mike North

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/2010/06/18/2831906/valley-sikhs-partner-with-police.html

Life changed dramatically for Sikhs living in the United States after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Although they practice a separate religion and come from a different region than the terrorists, they were lumped together with those who carried out the attacks and discriminated...

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A Marine, a Mosque, a Question

June 18, 2010

Author: Jim Dwyer

Source: New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/20/nyregion/20about.html?ref=religion_and_belief

A few hours after the town hall meeting began, deep into the question-and-answer portion, Bill Finnegan lined up for a turn at the microphone. He had not come with any intention to speak, but as the evening dragged on, he changed his mind.

A Muslim group had made a deal to buy an empty convent...

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Minorities Tell Congress Of Racial Profiling

June 17, 2010

Author: Niraj Warikoo

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/article/20100617/NEWS06/100617097/Minorities-tell-Congress-of-racial-profiling

The stories of minorities being racially profiled in Michigan and other states were heard today at a Congressional hearing held by U.S. Rep. John Conyers of Detroit, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

The hearing featured testimony...

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Sikhs, Muslims Lobby Against Racial Profiling

June 16, 2010

Author: Fernando Alfonso III

Source: Beliefnet/Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/06/sikhs-muslims-lobby-against-ra.php

Sikh and Muslim groups are pushing Congress to pass a bill prohibiting racial profiling that's been languishing for more than nine years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Two groups, Muslim Advocates and the Sikh Coalition, are seeking passage of the End Racial Profiling...

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