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Lomita Rejects Plan to Expand South Bay Islamic Center

March 3, 2010

Author: Raja Abdulrahim

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/03/lomita-rejects-plan-to-expand-south-bay-islamic-center-.html

A Lomita mosque’s plan for a new center on its property has been rejected by the City Council, prompting the mosque’s congregants to allege that there was anti-Muslim bias at play.

But Lomita Mayor Don Suminaga said the...

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Sikh Temple Debate Comes Back to Council

March 2, 2010

Author: Scott Tracey

Source: Guelph Mercury

http://news.guelphmercury.com/News/article/604311

City councillors on Monday night heard more than a dozen delegations arguing for and against a proposed Sikh temple in the south end.

Mayor Karen Farbridge set the tone for the meeting, warning at the beginning there would be “zero tolerance” for racially-motivated language which has at times found its way into the debate since the...

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Singapore Taoist Federation Introduces Course to Raise Inter-Religious Understanding

February 27, 2010

Author: Dylan Loh

Source: Channel NewsAsia

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1040336/1/.html

The Singapore Taoist Federation has started a course to promote inter-religious understanding. 

It is the first formal programme by the Federation to help people learn more about Taoism.

Taoism is more than just performing rituals at temples, and this is what the Singapore...

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White House Hosts Secular Leaders Today

February 26, 2010

Author: Michelle Boorstein

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/undergod/2010/02/white_house_hosts_secular_honchos_today.html

Secular Americans took heart when President Obama gave them a shout-out - believed to be a first - during his inaugural address, now they're looking to push the White House a bit more.

A group of secular leaders is coming to the...

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Obama Council Approves Recommendations to Reform, Expand Faith-Based Initiative

February 26, 2010

Author: David Waters

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/undergod/2010/02/obama_council_approves_recommendations_to_reform_expand_faith-based_initiative.html

As expected, President Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships approved a series of recommendations Friday aimed at reforming and...

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Cats Escape Cycle Of Suffering On the Buddhist Path In NLV

February 24, 2010

Author: Richard Lake

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

http://www.lvrj.com/news/cats-escape-cycle-of-suffering-on-the-buddhist-path-in-nlv-85183632.html

On a dusty corner in North Las Vegas, there is a Buddhist temple. On that temple's property, there are cats. Many, many cats. Dozens of cats, in fact, have been known to congregate there.

These are fe...

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CAIR Thanks Fla. Sheriff for Response to Anti-Islam E-Mail

February 23, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo News/PRNewswire-USNewswire

http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20100223/pl_usnw/DC59588

A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today thanked a Florida sheriff for his "prompt and professional" response to the circulation of an anti-Islam message by members of his department using official e-mail addresses.

The Washington-based Council on American-...

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Historic Hindu Prayer Opened Nevada's Capital Carson City Meet for First Time Since 1858

February 19, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: oneIndia/ANI

http://news.oneindia.in/2010/02/19/historichindu-prayer-opened-nevadas-capital-carson-cityme.html

Board of Supervisors of Nevada's capital Carson City in USA reverberated with Sanskrit mantras from ancient Hindu scriptures reportedly for the first time on February 18.

Rajan Zed, acclaimed Hindu statesman, delivered invocation from Sanskrit...

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Sikh Followers Want to Build a Temple

February 19, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: KNDO/KNDU

http://www.kndo.com/Global/story.asp?S=12015275

A group of people who practice the Sikh religion are hoping to turn a house on Court Street in Pasco into a temple soon.

They have applied for a special use permit from the city planning commission.

Leaders say there are about 25 to 30 members in the Tri-Cities area. For the last five years they've been meeting at each others homes, but hope to soon...

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Halal Meals Come to Homebound Muslims In Mich.

February 19, 2010

Author: Jeff Karoub

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100220/ap_on_re_us/us_halal_house_call

Mariam Wehbe learned about a program offering home-delivered meals made according to Islamic law at a good time — poor health made cooking impossible and a grandson who helps her had to cut back to devote more time to school.

Plus, as a Muslim, she could keep halal...

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Plans for Sikh Temple Draw Audience Ire At Public Meeting

February 17, 2010

Author: Vik Kirsch

Source: Guelph Mercury

http://news.guelphmercury.com/News/article/598752

City staff got a hostile reception at a public planning meeting for a controversial southside domed Sikh temple in a rapidly growing upscale residential neighbourhood.

“It’s a huge change for all of us. I’m against that building — period,” Monica Paredes said to applause from many of the crowd of several hundred at the...

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Cinemas Fight Islam Stereotypes

February 17, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Siasat Daily

http://www.siasat.com/english/news/cinemas-fight-islam-stereotypes

The stereotypical media cliches about Islam, cultural identity, fundamentalism and honor killing are taking the central stage in this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.

"It has taken nearly 10 years after 9/11, but these issues are finally going from the headlines into the cinemas," German director...

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Interfaith Day Of Service Builds Community Spirit

February 16, 2010

Author: Leonel Sanchez

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/feb/16/interfaith-day-service-builds-community-spirit/

More than 200 Christians, Muslims, Jews and other faithful from around the county gathered yesterday at Balboa Park to work for a common good. They cleaned up the place.

Along the way, they got to know each other better and drew wisdom from their...

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