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Lands, Sacred Spaces Part Of US Human Rights Review

April 1, 2010

Author: Valerie Taliman

Source: Indian Country Today

http://www.indiancountrytoday.com/home/content/89262307.html

The “listening session” held by the U.S. State Department on March 16 at the University of New Mexico Law School drew more than 100 Native leaders, legal scholars and human rights activists, many of whom called on the United States to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples...

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Buddhists, Muslims & Christians Wash the Feet Of the Homeless This Easter

April 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Christianity Today

http://au.christiantoday.com/article/buddhists-muslims-christians-wash-the-feet-of-the-homeless-this-easter/7907.htm

This Easter, Sydney's homeless will have their feet washed just as Jesus washed the feet of his disciples.

"Each year I wash the feet of the homeless at my Exodus Foundation", said Rev. Crews. "It is very...

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Leaders Of New Spring Hill Mosque Hope Non-Muslims Visit to Learn

March 31, 2010

Author: Beth N. Gray

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.tampabay.com/news/religion/leaders-of-new-spring-hill-mosque-hope-non-muslims-visit-to-learn/1083984

For the past year, passers-by have been curious about the impressive construction project in the 6300 block of Barclay Avenue — a gilt-domed, turreted, two-story edifice.

It is the new place of worship and education...

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Thousands Expected At Sikh Games

March 29, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Southern Star

http://southern-star.whereilive.com.au/news/story/thousands-expected-at-sikh-games/

A crowd of more than 30,000 people is expected to attend the 23rd annual Sikh Games National Multicultural Festival at Tingalpa over the Easter weekend. 

The festival, hosted this year by the Punjabi Cultural Association, is an important event for the southside Sikh community....

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2010 Mar 26

Pluralism Project Participates in Billerica Memorial High School’s "E Pluribus Unum Day"

(All day)

Location: 

Billerica, MA
On Friday, March 26, 2010, Pluralism Project Director Dr. Diana L. Eck and a panel of youth representatives from various religious traditions participated in Billerica Memorial High School’s E Pluribus Unum Day. After Dr. Eck’s keynote presentation on pluralism in America and the religious diversity of Greater Boston, panelists reflected on common misconceptions about their faith, the relationship between their faith and interreligious understanding in a pluralist society, and concluded by offering wisdom from each of their traditions for an audience of graduating high school seniors... Read more about Pluralism Project Participates in Billerica Memorial High School’s "E Pluribus Unum Day"

Funding Last Hurdle for Sikh Temple With Green Design

March 27, 2010

Author: Ashley Gebb

Source: Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/sikh-93205-temple-green.html

Gurdwara green is slated to be the shade of the new Sikh temple on South George Washington Boulevard.

The Guru Nanak Sikh Society has cleared almost all hurdles toward starting construction — including a battle with Sutter County and a hearing at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal — except for funding. The...

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A Call to Help Muslims In Need Of Health Care

March 25, 2010

Author: Don Sapatkin

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/89095127.html

When Imam Siraj Wahhaj was diagnosed with prostate cancer a year ago and discovered that his health insurance did not cover treatment, the word went out.

"People all over the world called me and said, 'I'm praying for you,' " said Wahhaj, head of the Muslim Alliance in North America. "But what about the little guys? No one is...

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In Germany, Xenophobia Diverted By Open Doors

March 23, 2010

Author: Nicholas Kulish

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/24/world/europe/24germany.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

Everything seemed to be in place for a protracted xenophobic row and attendant media frenzy in this depressed industrial town near the French border.

A Muslim congregation applied in November to build a minaret and three golden cupolas on the roof of the old movie theater...

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Multi-Faith Youth Prepare for Leadership

March 23, 2010

Author: Lorraine Connolly

Source: Community Newswire

http://www.communitynewswire.press.net/article.jsp?id=6627084

Fifteen young people from across the region have been chosen to take part in Leicester's first multi-faith leadership residential programme.

The young men and women, between the ages of 16 and 25, were selected for their dedication to community service and passion for global causes. They include representatives from...

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North Miami Beach May Recognize Religious Holidays

March 19, 2010

Author: Nadege Charles

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/03/18/1536221/north-miami-beach-may-recognize.html

The North Miami Beach council may issue proclamations recognizing religious holidays -- but only to those who practice ``legal'' religions.

In specifying which religions deserve recognition by the city, North Miami Beach could leave itself vulnerable to accusations of favoritism,...

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New Islamic Show Creating Spaces for Dialogue And Understanding

March 13, 2010

Author: Eshe "Aisha" Asale

Source: Boston Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/x-37847-DC-Islam-Examiner~y2010m3d13-New-Islamic-show-creating-spaces-for-dialogue-and-understanding

‘Living Islam in America’ is a new thirty minute current affairs television series produced by Inner Attainment Production Company. Its aims are to educate American audiences about Islam...

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TiZA Families Seek to Join In Legal Fight Over Religion At School

March 12, 2010

Author: Sarah Lemagie

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/local/south/87419902.html?elr=KArks:DCiUHc3E7_V_nDaycUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUUr

In a formal move to join the legal battle over religion at their school, several families at Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TiZA) have asked a judge to let them intervene as parties in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota....

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