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Mid-Missouri Pagans Discuss Realities of Witchcraft

October 27, 2008

Author: Stephanie Rapp

Source: The Missourian

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2008/10/27/local-witches-host-educational-panel/

A witch is an ugly old woman, with warts on her face, dressed all in black with a pointy hat who rides a broomstick and performs evil spells, right? Wrong.

Hearthfires, the Mid-Missouri Pagan Spiritual Alliance, presented a panel discussion on Sunday titled, "Which...

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Baha’is Observe International Day for Eradication of Poverty

October 26, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bahá’í World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story/662

Asked to open a United Nations meeting on poverty, Kevin Locke recited an “eagle” prayer in his native Lakota Sioux dialect.

“The eagle is a symbol of the ascendant nature of the human spirit, of the innate capacity of the human spirit to rise to nobility,” explained Mr. Locke at a UN roundtable to mark the International Day...

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An American Play by Sikh Youth Actors in Washington in Celebration of Sikh Scripture’s 300th Anniversary

October 23, 2008

Author: News Service

Source: Quami Ekta News Service

http://www.quamiekta.com/englishnews/p.php?q=1821

While contemplating how to get Non- Sikh Americans engaged in learning about Sikh Scriptures, Guru Granth Sahib, Guru Gobind Singh Foundation (GGSF) thought of staging an American play with ideas and quotations from the Sikh scriptures. With the big day of 300th anniversary of Guru Granth Sahib approaching, a thought process got started. Why not...

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Nation of Islam Invites the Public to its Mosque

October 18, 2008

Author: Sophia Tareen

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6066367.html

The Nation of Islam, a secretive movement generally closed to outsiders, has planned a rare open-to-the public event at its Chicago-based headquarters in what the Minister Louis Farrakhan deemed a "new beginning" for the group.

Hundreds of religious leaders of different faiths have been invited to the event planned...

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Arab Muslims in Brooklyn Find Power in the Voting Booth

October 18, 2008

Author: James Estrin

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/19/nyregion/19muslim.html?em

As they pressed their foreheads to the sidewalk in front of the Islamic Center of Bay Ridge, a group of Arab men finished their noon prayers on a recent Friday. Unable to squeeze inside the mosque, they worshiped alongside a bright red table that held voting literature and buttons that said, “I’m Arab and I vote.”...

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OK City Funds 3rd Attempt for Public Religious Art

October 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/a-1638612~OK_city_funds_3rd_attempt_for_public_religious_art.html

A conservative Oklahoma City suburb with a history of trying to incorporate religious art into public spaces has approved city funds to help pay for a statue of Jesus Christ to be placed downtown for Christmas, likely leading to another court fight.

The Edmond Visual Arts...

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Goodwill Project Mixes Religion and Carpentry

October 13, 2008

Author: Kyung M. Song

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2008259777_togetherbuild13m.html

Here's a remark rarely — if ever — overheard at a construction site:

"The Jewish experience was shaped by the Diaspora. ... "

The speaker was Phil Gerson, a retired Boeing employee who belongs to Bellevue's Temple B'nai Torah. Listening was Farhad Ahmed, a...

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Interfaith Initiative Imagines World Without Hunger

October 7, 2008

Author: Sandy Sasso

Source: IndyStar.com

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081007/OPINION12/810070323/1002/OPINION

Every day, we routinely decide what we will eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. As we make our meals or restaurant reservations, the parents of 18,000 children in Indianapolis have to decide whether they will be able to serve breakfast, lunch or dinner to their sons and...

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Interfaith Leaders Meet to Discuss Their Efforts to End World Hunger

October 7, 2008

Author: Angelo Stagnaro

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicglobe.org/news7.3.html

A day before the U.N. General Assembly met Sept. 25 on the progress of the Millennium Development Goals, a group of interfaith leaders gathered to encourage one another in efforts to engage their own members in working toward achieving the U.N. goals, especially ending world hunger.

The Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, convened a...

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Freedom From Religion Group to Sue President Bush

October 6, 2008

Author: Laura Jean Karr

Source: The Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/x-774-Religion-and-Spirituality-Examiner~y2008m10d6-Freedom-From-Religion-group-to-sue-President-Bush

The Freedom from Religion Foundation filed a claim last week that President Bush in conjunction with the Evangelical based Focus on the Family group who runs the National Day of Prayer Task Force is breaking...

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