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Weinstein to Sue Over Religious Symbol At Fort Carson

June 15, 2010

Author: Lance Benzel

Source: The Colorado Springs Gazette

http://www.gazette.com/articles/religious-100306-fort-carson.html

A religious freedom advocate with ties to Colorado Springs said Tuesday the Army has declined his request to remove a cross and religious motto from the emblem of Fort Carson’s Evans Army Community Hospital.

Mikey Weinstein, the founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said the religious...

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Hindus Want World Council Of Churches to Organize Global Interfaith Summit

June 15, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: One India/ANI

http://news.oneindia.in/2010/06/15/hinduswant-world-council-of-churches-to-organizegl.html

Hindus have welcomed "inter-religious dialogue and cooperation" program of World Council of Churches (WCC). "In our increasingly pluralistic societies, more inter-religious dialogue and cooperation are needed if conflict fueled by religion is to be constructively addressed...

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South Bay Muslims Deliver Meals From Mobile Soup Kitchen

June 15, 2010

Author: Lisa Fernandez

Source: The San Jose Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_15303293?nclick_check=1

This summer, a group of Silicon Valley-based Muslims will serve all-halal meals to the hungry from a roving food truck — an effort that's the first of its kind in the Bay Area, perhaps in the nation.

The Bay Area chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America, or ICNA, will officially debut its...

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Muslim Student Union Members Shocked By Suspension

June 14, 2010

Author: Deepa Bharath and Ellyn Pak

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/news/university-253265-union-student.html

UC Irvine's Muslim Student Union members say a year-long suspension came as a shock and that the university's action would deny Muslim students a sense of community, according to a statement released Monday afternoon.

“Suspending the MSU would undoubtedly create a chilling effect and...

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Barcelona Will Ban Use Of Face-Covering Islamic Veil In City Buildings

June 14, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Star-Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.startribune.com/world/96290643.html

Barcelona is to become the first major Spanish city to bar the use of face-covering Islamic veils in municipal buildings.

City Mayor Jordi Hereu announced the measure Monday but insisted it was not specifically religious. He says it is aimed at all dress that impedes identification, and thus includes...

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Interfaith Blood Drive to Be Held Sunday At Heinz Field

June 11, 2010

Author: Sally Kalson

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10161/1064517-455.stm

Religions differ, but everyone's blood is red, and it's all needed by the Central Blood Bank.

So this Sunday -- the day before World Blood Donors Day -- the region's first interfaith blood drive will take place at Heinz Field, in the Great Hall, from 2 to 7 p.m. Organizers are calling it "Sharing Faith, Sharing Life," and promising a "...

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Anti-Islam Party's Success Worries Dutch Muslims

June 10, 2010

Author: Staff Writer/Lianne Turner

Source: CNN

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/06/10/anti-islam-partys-success-worries-dutch-muslims/

Opinion polls had predicted the anti-Muslim Party for Freedom would do well in Dutch elections this week - but not this well.

Led by the controversial politician Geert Wilders, the party nearly tripled its representation in parliament, from 9 seats to 24, according...

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Heated Opposition to a Proposed Mosque

June 10, 2010

Author: Paul Vitello

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/11/nyregion/11mosque.html

A church may be a church, and a temple a temple, but through the prism of emotion that still grips many New Yorkers almost a decade after 9/11, a mosque can apparently represent a lot of things.

In the last few months, Muslim groups have encountered unexpectedly intense opposition to their plans for opening mosques in Lower Manhattan...

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Mass. Muslims Fire Back At Cahill Over Comments

June 10, 2010

Author: Caitlin Yoshiko Buysse and Russell Contreras

Source: The Bay State Banner

http://www.baystatebanner.com/local11-2010-06-03

Muslim leaders in Massachusetts fired back Friday at gubernatorial candidate Tim Cahill, who they accused of making “bigoted” statements after Gov. Deval Patrick met with members of the Muslim community.

In a statement, a coalition of Muslim leaders called Cahill’s remarks “bigoted ......

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Enfield School Board Votes to Appeal Ruling That Bars Graduations At Church

June 9, 2010

Author: Shawn Beals

Source: Hartford Courant

http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-enfield-graduations-0609-20100608,0,3246882.story

The board of education will appeal a federal judge's ruling to bar graduations from being held at First Cathedral in Bloomfield this year, but is not seeking to move the ceremonies away from each high school.

The board Tuesday night changed last week's...

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2010 Jun 07

Advancing Interfaith and Community Service on College and University Campuses Meeting in Washington, D.C.

(All day)

Location: 

Washington, DC
On June 7, 2010, the Pluralism Project participated in a half day meeting convened by the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships on “Advancing Interfaith and Community Service on College and University Campuses.” Participants included campus leaders and chaplains, religious studies faculty and administrators, community and interfaith leaders, and students; the Pluralism Project was represented by Assistant Director Kathryn Lohre. OFBNP Deputy Director Mara Vanderslice stated that the primary goal of the... Read more about Advancing Interfaith and Community Service on College and University Campuses Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Advancing Interfaith And Community Service On College And University Campuses

June 8, 2010

Author: Mara Vanderslice

Source: The White House

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/06/08/advancing-interfaith-and-community-service-college-and-university-campuses

Yesterday, the White House convened a dialogue on interfaith and community service with University Presidents, faculty, Chaplains, foundations, religious and community leaders and other key partners. ...

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'We’ve Got a Friend' – Obama and Interfaith

June 8, 2010

Author: Paul Knitter

Source: Union In Dialogue

http://unionindialogue.org/paulknitter/2010/06/08/weve-gotta-friend-&endash;-obama-and-interfaith/

That’s what I felt as I rode the train back from Washington, D.C. the night of June 7, after attending a meeting at the White House on “Advancing Interfaith and Community Service on College and University Campuses.”  It was organized by...

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