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Why Does Tariq Ramadan Cause Such a Stir?

April 29, 2010

Author: Eleanor Goldberg

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/comments/why_does_tariq_ramadan_cause_such_a_stir1/

With an open collared baby blue shirt and Dolce & Gabbana jacket hugging his slim frame, Tariq Ramadan appears the epitome of Western sophistication.

But from 2004 until just a few months ago, the Department of Homeland Security viewed him...

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Why Does Tariq Ramadan Cause Such a Stir?

April 29, 2010

Author: Eleanor Goldberg

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/comments/why_does_tariq_ramadan_cause_such_a_stir1/

With an open collared baby blue shirt and Dolce & Gabbana jacket hugging his slim frame, Tariq Ramadan appears the epitome of Western sophistication.

But from 2004 until just a few months ago, the Department of Homeland Security viewed him...

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Mojave Cross Case: a Signal On Religious Symbols

April 28, 2010

Author: Mark Sherman

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g8QO_ctQm-Ud4QJtkds1JkQu1-YQD9FCCASG2

The Supreme Court's conservative majority signaled a greater willingness to allow religious symbols on public land Wednesday, a stance that could have important implications for future church-state disputes.

By a 5-4 vote, the...

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Mojave Cross Case: a Signal On Religious Symbols

April 28, 2010

Author: Mark Sherman

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g8QO_ctQm-Ud4QJtkds1JkQu1-YQD9FCCASG2

The Supreme Court's conservative majority signaled a greater willingness to allow religious symbols on public land Wednesday, a stance that could have important implications for future church-state disputes.

By a 5-4 vote, the...

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Controversial Anti-Muslim Ads to Be Reinstalled On Miami-Dade Buses

April 27, 2010

Author: Jaweed Kaleem

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/04/24/1595650/controversial-anti-muslim-ads.html

Ten controversial advertisements by an anti-Muslim group that were removed from Miami-Dade Transit buses after the department received complaints will go back up.

The ads, which a transit official said were pulled last week because they ``may be offensive,'' have the message ``Fatwa on...

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Religious Leaders Say New Arizona Immigration Law Is Unjust, Dangerous And Contrary to Biblical Teaching

April 26, 2010

Author: Philip E. Jenks

Source: National Council of Churches News

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/100426arizonalaw.html

The National Council of Churches and other religious organizations have sharply criticized Arizona's new immigration law as fundamentally unjust, dangerous to citizens and non-citizens alike, and a rejection of centuries-old biblical precepts of justice and neighborliness.

The Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon, NCC General Secretary, who...

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City Councils In California & Nevada Opening With Hindu Prayers

April 25, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Merinews

http://www.merinews.com/article/city-councils-in-california--nevada-opening-with-hindu-prayers/15805092.shtml

Five city councils in California and one in Nevada are opening their meetings with Hindu prayers containing ancient Sanskrit mantras in the coming weeks.

Hindu leader Rajan Zed is reciting these prayers before city councils of...

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Service a Bonding Of Faiths, Environment

April 25, 2010

Author: Isadora Vail

Source: Austin American-Statesman

http://www.statesman.com/news/local/service-a-bonding-of-faiths-environment-621742.html

In the heart of downtown Austin on Sunday afternoon, people from different faiths gathered near a small fountain and meditation labyrinth for a ceremony to deepen their commitment to the environment.

Organizers at the Austin Interfaith Environmental Network said...

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Hundreds Gather for 7th Annual Phila. Interfaith Peace Walk

April 25, 2010

Author: Mike Dougherty

Source: KYW

http://www.kyw1060.com/pages/6886486.php?

Despite different religious beliefs -- and the unfavorable weather -- hundreds gathered for the 7th annual Philadelphia Interfaith Peace Walk.

The walk stopped at mosques, churches and synagogues to help people come to understand how other's worship.

Jim McGovern helps organize the event:

"I think of it as God, our father, and there's different paths to him. And...

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Hundreds Gather for 7th Annual Phila. Interfaith Peace Walk

April 25, 2010

Author: Mike Dougherty

Source: KYW

http://www.kyw1060.com/pages/6886486.php?

Despite different religious beliefs -- and the unfavorable weather -- hundreds gathered for the 7th annual Philadelphia Interfaith Peace Walk.

The walk stopped at mosques, churches and synagogues to help people come to understand how other's worship.

Jim McGovern helps organize the event:

"I think of it as God, our father, and there's different paths to him. And...

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Atheists, Religious Groups Lobby On Day Of Prayer

April 24, 2010

Author: Todd Richmond

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hWiD9zVD5IijUKfLEQzg-1jMWLTAD9F911PG0

To pray or not to pray? That's the issue government leaders across the country are facing after a federal judge ruled that the National Day of Prayer set for May 6 was unconstitutional.

The ruling can't take effect until all...

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Obama Will Appeal Day Of Prayer Ruling

April 23, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Wire Service: AP

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2010/04/23/obama_will_appeal_day_of_prayer_ruling/

The Obama administration said yesterday it will appeal a court decision that found the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional.

US District Judge Barbara Crabb in Madison ruled last week the National Day of Prayer that Congress established 58 years ago amounts to a...

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Legal Victory Raises Profile Of An Atheist Group

April 23, 2010

Author: Dirk Johnson

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/24/us/24atheist.html

Annie Laurie Gaylor clicked through a flurry of e-mail messages warning her to repent or she would burn in hell.

“Herod,” one messenger called her.

Ms. Gaylor leaned back and sipped from a cup of tea, unfazed and even a bit surprised at the relative tameness of the attacks. Fresh from her latest godless triumph, she had...

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‘South Park’ Episode Altered After Muslim Group’s Warning

April 22, 2010

Author: Dave Itzkoff

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/23/arts/television/23park.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

“South Park,” the Comedy Central series, is an animated show that tries its best to push buttons and the boundaries of free speech by mocking every high-profile target in sight, from Hollywood celebrities to religious figures. But its creators may have gotten more than they...

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Sikh Refuses to Enter Courthouse Because Of Kirpan Ban

April 22, 2010

Author: Sarah Sacheli

Source: The Gazette

http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Sikh+refuses+enter+courthouse+because+kirpan/2940181/story.html

A man at the centre of a dispute at a Windsor, Ont., Sikh temple refused to enter a courthouse to testify Thursday after a judge banned him from wearing his ceremonial dagger.

Dr. Sukdev Singh Kooner, an allergist and respected leader at a gurdwara...

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