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Charity Guilty of Funding Terror

November 25, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7747187.stm

A Muslim charity and five of its former leaders have been convicted of funding the Palestinian militant group Hamas, designated a terrorist group in the US.

Jurors reached the guilty verdict after eight days of deliberations in the retrial of the Texas-based Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development.

The group - once the largest US Muslim...

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Help Inaugurate the Muslim-Jewish 'Twinning' Project

November 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=737

The Muslim Public Affairs Council invites you to be a part of the inaugural event for the "Weekend of Twinnings" of mosques and synagogues across North America, an historic continent-wide event linking more than 40 mosques and 40 synagogues across the continent during the weekend of November 21-23, 2008.

WHEN: Monday, November 17 7:00...

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Archbishop in London Visits Temple

November 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indo-Asian News Service

http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080072848

The head of the Church of England has contrasted the "organised attacks" on Christians in Orissa with the treatment of Hindus in Britain, and said India risks losing its place as "an international beacon" if the violence is allowed to continue.

In a letter written to Indian church leaders on the eve of a...

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Spiritual Leaders to Headline 'Confronting Islamophobia And Anti-Semitism' Event

November 16, 2008

Author: Michele Dargan

Source: The Palm Beach Daily News

http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/content/news/2008/11/16/MONislam1117.html

Rabbi Marc Schneier attended a summit of imams and rabbis last November designed to promote better understanding between the Islam and Judaism.

The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, of which Schneier is president, hosted the summit and, from that, a Weekend of Twinning was...

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European Islamic Media Network in the Works

November 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AFP

http://www.garoweonline.com/artman2/publish/Islam_28/European_Islamic_media_network_in_the_works.shtml

The heads of the two main Muslim news and networking Internet sites in France and Spain hosted a meeting Friday in Madrid to discuss the creation of a European-wide Islamic media network.

"We hope to create a better understanding of the Muslim faith and...

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Justices Weigh Religious-Monument Dispute

November 13, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_10968740

The Supreme Court warily confronted a case Wednesday that mixes limits on free speech with issues of church-state separation.

The justices engaged in lively arguments over a small religious group's efforts to place a monument in a public park that already is home to a Ten Commandments display.

The court seemed reluctant to accept the...

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Sikh Heritage Museum to Be Opened in England

November 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Spirit

http://www.bsingh.dsl.pipex.com/khalsa/medianew.htm

In an attempt to show case articles related to Sikh Heritage scattered in UK at various places, the Sikhs there are establishing National Sikh Heritage Centre and Holocaust Museum along Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Derby, UK.

The museum has already got 300 items, most of these weapons, and 3 canons of 18th century on lease by British Government, Chairman...

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Buddhist Monks Share Traditions

November 10, 2008

Author: Colette M. Jenkins

Source: The Beacon Journal

http://www.ohio.com/news/top_new/34235919.html

The chanting, singing and bell-ringing inside Unity Chapel of Light this week are meant to inspire peace and compassion.

''We want to share some of the fundamental teachings of Buddhism and give people a chance to experience our culture and religion,'' said Geshe Gankar Tulka Rinpoche, through a translator. ''We are not promoting Buddhism, but...

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Closing Arguments Begin in Holy Land Retrial

November 10, 2008

Author: Paul J. Weber

Source: The Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6105353.html

Federal prosecutors made their closing arguments that a Muslim charity in Texas raised millions of dollars to finance international terrorism before again handing the case to a jury Monday.

Last year's trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development ended...

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Muslim Place of Refuge Planned

November 5, 2008

Author: Marc Parry

Source: Times Union

http://timesunion.com/ASPStories/Story.asp?StoryID=736309

Amin Abdullah spreads the inmates' letters over his mosque's green rug.

The authors are imprisoned in Clinton. Fishkill. Marcy. Abdullah reads aloud from one who writes of "a problem with addiction."

"I will be homeless once I am released," he says. "So I am begging and pleading for your help."

Help may be coming. A...

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Ways of Wiccans: Members Try to Dispel Myths About Religion

October 30, 2008

Author: Courtney Potts

Source: The Norwich Bulletin

http://www.norwichbulletin.com/lifestyles/spirituality/x199481844/Ways-of-Wiccans-Members-try-to-dispel-myths-about-religion

When members of the Coven of the Crow in Herkimer, N.Y., gathered to celebrate the autumn ritual of Mabon, there were no dark robes, no drunken revelries and no animal sacrifices. But there were Oreos. And...

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Wiccans Feel Image is Unfair

October 30, 2008

Author: Frank Juliano

Source: The Connecticut Post

http://www.connpost.com/ci_10858408?source=most_viewed

No, this is not a joke. Wiccan Priestess Alicia Folberth wants to clear up what she says are confusion, misinformation and downright lies that years of cheesy horror flicks and people of other faiths have spread about witchcraft and neo-pagan practices.

"Halloween in the Wiccan religion is known as Samhain [pronounced Sow-en], which...

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