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Atheist Ads to Adorn New York Subway Stations

October 21, 2009

Author: Evan Buxbaum

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/10/21/new.york.subway.ads/index.html

Some New Yorkers may want to reconsider exclaiming "Thank God" when arriving at their destination subway station beginning Monday.

Or at least that's what a coalition of eight atheist organizations are hoping, having purchased a month-long campaign that will place their posters in a dozen busy subway stations throughout Manhattan....

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Imams Settle Lawsuit Over Removal From 2006 Flight

October 20, 2009

Author: Steve Karnowski

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jZeuh235PLVfzcKanbHEzYpF7h8wD9BF3U680

Six imams taken off a 2006 US Airways flight after passengers reported what they considered suspicious behavior have settled their discrimination lawsuit, saying they considered it acknowledgment that their removal was a mistake.

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Hindus In Golders Green Give Money, Food And Blood for Diwali

October 18, 2009

Author: Tristan Kirk

Source: Times

http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/4689056.Hindus_in_Golders_Green_give_money__food__and_blood_for_Diwali/

A Hindu temple in Golders Green has celebrated Diwali this weekend by encouraging its members to give blood.

The Shree Swaminarayan Temple, in Finchley Road, opened its doors for the annual festival of light, in which Hindus are encouraged to give...

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A Day for Examining the Unusual

October 18, 2009

Author: Steve Mocarsky

Source: Times Leader

http://www.timesleader.com/news/A_day_for_examining_the_unusual_10-12-2009.html

Standing near Martz Pavilion in Kirby Park, Jay Fink lit afire two pieces of poi fruit attached to tethers and began spinning them through the air to the beat of music.

A fire spinner whose performance was modeled after the Maori poi dancers of New Zealand, Fink, 37, of York, was one of...

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Atheism 3.0 Finds a Little More Room for Belief

October 15, 2009

Author: Daniel Burke

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/atheism_30_finds_a_little_more_room_for_belief1/

Bruce Sheiman doesn’t believe in God, but he does believe in religion. Setting aside the question of whether God exists, it’s clear that the benefits of faith far outweigh its costs, he argues in his new book, “An Atheist Defends Religion:...

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8 Mosques to Host 'Meet Your Muslim Neighbor' Open House

October 15, 2009

Author: Oralandar Brand-Williams

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/article/20091015/LIFESTYLE04/910150403/1041/8-mosques-to-host--Meet-Your-Muslim-Neighbor--open-house

Eight metro Detroit mosques are encouraging non-Muslims to visit their houses of worship Saturday as part of a coordinated open house to promote better understanding of the Quran holy book and Islam...

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Schwarzenegger Angers Sikhs By Vetoing Kirpan Bill

October 13, 2009

Author: Angela Abbamonte

Source: The Pew Forum/Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=18877

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed as "unnecessary" a bill that would require law enforcement officials to learn about Sikhs, specifically a ceremonial dagger called a kirpan considered a central article of faith.

"The veto message makes no sense to us," said Neha Singh, Western regional director of the Sikh...

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As War On Terror Continues, Muslims In U.S. Feel Unfairly Implicated

October 11, 2009

Author: Lelia Fadel

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/437/story/1502000.html

As the FBI pursues one alleged terrorist plot after another, Muslim Americans are grappling with a widespread sense that the government thinks they all could be terrorists.

In dozens of interviews across the country, McClatchy Newspapers has found that the government's search for the enemy within is threatening to divide and destroy America's...

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Diverse Faith Groups Team Up to Help Disaster Victims

October 9, 2009

Author: Angela Abbamonte

Source: The Houston Chronicle/Religion News Service

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6660087.html

More than 20 faith-based organizations, from Scientologists to Buddhists to Catholics, have come together to produce a guide on addressing the spiritual and emotional needs of disaster victims.

The document was released by the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, an...

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Festival Honors Earth-Based Faith

October 9, 2009

Author: Dana Clark Felty

Source: The Ledger-Enquirer

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/251/story/868528.html

For hundreds, maybe thousands of years, forms of paganism reigned over human spirituality.

But after the rise of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the word "pagan" became synonymous with "evil."

Modern pagans want to change that image.

"Paganism is not something to be feared," said Paige McDuffie of Vidalia. "We're just...

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Indian Festivities Set for Stadium

October 9, 2009

Author: Di Bartok

Source: Parramatta Advertiser

http://parramatta-advertiser.whereilive.com.au/news/story/sunday1/

Parramatta will host the biggest Indian festival in Australia which will bring Hindus from all over the country and overseas.

The Festival of Lights, or Diwali, will be held at Parramatta Stadium on Sunday (October 11).

Last year the festival, organised by the Hindu Council of Australia, was held at Sydney...

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Pagan Pride Day Donates 343 Pounds Of Food

October 7, 2009

Author: Stacey Eidson

Source: Metro Spirit

http://metrospirit.com/index.php?cat=122309084390509&act=post&pid=12350710091689365

Augusta’s first ever Pagan Pride Day held on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Lake Olmstead gazebo attracted more than 250 people and collected more than 340 pounds of food for It's Spooky to be Hungry.

The festival, which featured a variety of workshops including Wicca 101, Kitchen...

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NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers: “World Religions in America”

Mon Jun 26 (All day) to Fri Aug 4 (All day)

Location: 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
In the past thirty years, the religious landscape of the United States has changed significantly, in part because of the 1965 immigration act and the new population of immigrants who have come to the U.S. from all over the world. Today there are Islamic centers and mosques, Hindu and Buddhist temples and meditation centers, and Sikh gurdwaras in virtually every major American city. And today the encounter between people of different religious and cultural traditions takes place not only in the international arena, but in our own cities and neighborhoods, schools and city councils. School... Read more about NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers: “World Religions in America”

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