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Atheists Keep Faith With Barack Obama

June 9, 2009

Author: Daniel Libit

Source: POLITICO

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0609/23488.html

How much faith should the faithless put in Barack Obama?

The president said in his inaugural address that the United States is “a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus and nonbelievers.” And in his commencement speech at the University of Notre Dame, he said that the Golden Rule binds “people of all faiths and no faith...

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Jewish Group Organizes L.A. March Against Darfur Violence

June 8, 2009

Author: Ari B. Bloomekatz

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs8-2009jun08,0,2876658.story

Rabbi Ted Riter of Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks told throngs of demonstrators Sunday that it was important to rally against the deadly violence in Sudan because one day the marchers' grandchildren will ask: Where were you?

"We . . . made a promise to our ancestors to never forget,"...

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Faith-Based Panel's Mission Includes Poverty, Climate Change, Abortion

June 4, 2009

Author: William Wan

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/godingovernment/2009/06/mission_of_obamas_faith-based_panel_includes_poverty_climate_change_abortion.html

The council created to advise President Obama on faith-based issues held its first official meetings via a conference call this afternoon. Over the course of an...

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Festival for New York, That Muslim City

June 4, 2009

Author: Felicia R. Lee

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/05/arts/05musl.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

The hookahs looked like exotic animals lurking in Hookahnuts, a shop for gifts and food in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. In various shades of red, blue and green, these water pipes, used to smoke flavored tobacco, were the most vivid sign of the shop’s Middle Eastern culture, presented among an eye-catching...

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Obama's Call for "Change" Resonates In Buddhist Padyatra

June 1, 2009

Author: Kripa Krishnan

Source: The Buddhist Channel

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=42,8227,0,0,1,0

What does Barack Obama have in common with the Gyalwang Drukpa, spiritual leader of the 800-year-old Buddhist sect? The answer involves some hundred volunteers who march alongside the monks and nuns of the faith through the Himalayas on a 'padyatra'.

Many of the volunteers...

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Hawaii's Islam Day Resolution Stirs Passions Here, On Mainland

May 31, 2009

Author: Christie Wilson

Source: The Honolulu Advertiser

http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20090531/NEWS23/905310377/1001

Debate over a legislative resolution designating Sept. 24, 2009, as Islam Day is testing Hawai'i's reputation as a cultural melting pot.

House Concurrent Resolution 100, establishing a single day this year to acknowledge "the rich religious, scientific, cultural, and artistic contributions" of...

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Islamic Charity Leaders Get 65-Year Jail Terms

May 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/featuredCrisis/idUSN27227774

A U.S. judge on Wednesday handed down 65-year prison sentences to two founders of a U.S. Islamic charity convicted of illegally funneling $12.4 million to the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

The sentences came some six months after a grand jury convicted the Holy Land Foundation and five of its leaders for conspiracy to support a...

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City Mayors to Inaugurate Hindu Festival

May 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/southvalley/ci_12463599

Mayors Ralph Becker, Kent Money and JoAnn Sehgeni will inaugurate the "Chariot Festival" or "Rathothsava" and Annual Day Celebrations of Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple (SGHT) and India Cultural Center on May 30 at the temple premises in South Jordan.

The event is free and open to the public between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The Rathothsava is a pageant...

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AMV Woodland Annual (2009) Peace Picnic Draws Large Multi-Faith Crowd

May 26, 2009

Author: Khalid Saeed

Source: American Muslim Voice

http://www.amvphoto.amuslimvoice.org/html/woodland_picnic_2009.html

American Muslim Voice Woodland chapter held its second annual multi-faith peace picnic on Saturday, May 23, 2009, at Fren Park. Like last year, the picnic was well attended by different faith and ethnic groups. It attracted people near and far.

AMV Woodland chapter President Muhammad Usman Sadiq was MC of...

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