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Suburban Muslims Join In Today's Rally In Springfield

April 22, 2010

Author: Madhu Krishnamurthy

Source: Daily Herald

http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=375283

Mir Hashmi wants to give children attending Illinois public schools the option of learning the Arabic language to better understand the Muslim community around them.

Arabic is the unifying language of people belonging to the Islamic faith, said the Des Plaines resident this morning before embarking on a journey to Springfield for the second Muslim Action Day...

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Young Muslim Activists Look At Politics Post-9/11

April 21, 2010

Author: Sophia Tareen

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/21/AR2010042103306.html

Dana Jabri believes the only way for young Muslim Americans to move forward is by jumping into politics.

The 16-year-old child of Syrian immigrants has phone banked for political candidates, served as a primary election judge...

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Tibetan Monks Ordered Out Of China's Quake Zone

April 21, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/04/tibetan-monks-ordered-out-of-c.php

Earthquake survivors say it was the Tibetan monks who helped first, bringing food, pitching tents and digging through rubble after disaster hit far western China a week ago, killing thousands.

Now the Buddhist monks who responded first are being pushed out of...

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Rejected Muslim Center Plan Still Alive In Courts

April 20, 2010

Author: Susan Frick Carlman

Source: Naperville Sun

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/napervillesun/news/2175806,6_1_NA20_MUSLIM_S1-100420.article

DuPage County officials remain largely mum about the complaint filed April 8 on behalf of a Muslim group denied clearance to open a school and worship site on 75th Street, just beyond Naperville's eastern border.

But the issue is not dead, nor are its...

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Planned Miami Bus Ads Called Offensive to Islam

April 20, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Miami Herald

Wire Service: AP

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/04/16/1582565/planned-miami-bus-ads-called-offensive.html

Miami-Dade Transit is pulling advertisements that Muslims said were offensive to Islam.

The ads were set to run on 10 buses Friday. They said, "Fatwa on your head? Is your community or family threatening you?" and directed...

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Utah Sikhs Feed Homeless In Honor Of Vaisakhi Harvest Festival

April 18, 2010

Author: Lana Groves

Source: Deseret News

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025673/Utah-Sikhs-feed-homeless-in-honor-of-Vaisakhi-harvest-festival.html

For families at some homeless shelters, being late for dinner means missing it entirely.

That's why Dawn Sjoblom said she was grateful for the free food that members of the Sikh Temple in West Jordan provided Sunday afternoon for...

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White House Quietly Courts Muslims In U.S.

April 18, 2010

Author: Andrea Elliot

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/19/us/politics/19muslim.html?ref=us

When President Obama took the stage in Cairo last June, promising a new relationship with the Islamic world, Muslims in America wondered only half-jokingly whether the overture included them. After all, Mr. Obama had kept his distance during the campaign, never visiting an American mosque and describing the...

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2010 Apr 08

Pluralism Project Presents "World Religions in Greater Boston" at Lasell College

(All day)

Location: 

Lasell College1844 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466
On April 8, 2010, Pluralism Project Research Coordinator Erin Loeb and Senior Research Associate Kimberly Richards presented the 5th edition of World Religions in Greater Boston to Dr. Dana Janbek’s “Intercultural Communication” course at Lasell College in Newton, MA for an audience of nearly 50 undergraduate students. Their presentation included an overview and history of the Pluralism Project, a discussion of the Case Study Initiative, a selected tour of... Read more about Pluralism Project Presents "World Religions in Greater Boston" at Lasell College

Using An Islamic View to Forge Connections

April 16, 2010

Author: James Warren

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/18/us/18cncwarren.html?tntemail0=y&emc=tnt&pagewanted=print

When Rami Nashashibi and a top aide ambled toward the entrance of Taft High School in a bright morning sun last week, I assumed the outside loudspeakers would break into the theme from “Ghostbusters.”

For sure, Mr. Nashashibi is a community organizer, not...

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Federal Judge: National Day Of Prayer Is Unconstitutional

April 15, 2010

Author: Warren Richey

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2010/0415/Federal-judge-National-Day-of-Prayer-is-unconstitutional

A federal judge in Wisconsin declared Thursday that the US law authorizing a National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional.

US District Judge Barbara Crabb said the federal statute violates the First Amendment’s prohibition on...

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Cleveland City Club: Local Sikhs Seek Understanding

April 15, 2010

Author: Dick Russ

Source: WKYC

http://www.wkyc.com/news/local/news_article.aspx?storyid=134273&catid=3

Members of Greater Cleveland's Sikh community convened a special session at the City Club Wednesday, to dispel misunderstandings about their 500-year-old Indian religion and culture.

The local Sikhs, who number about 800 families, say they continue to be the subject of misunderstanding and even discrimination,...

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