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Muslim Women: Dress Code Violates Faith

May 28, 2008

Author: CHRIS SERRES

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/business/19303124.html?location_refer=Most%20Viewed:podcasts

A group of Muslim workers allege they were fired by a New Brighton tortilla factory for refusing to wear uniforms that they say were immodest by Islamic standards.

Six Somali women claim they were ordered by a manager to wear pants and shirts to work instead of their...

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Australia Muslim School Rejected

May 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7420907.stm

Authorities in an Australian town have rejected proposals to allow an Islamic school to be built there.

Councillors for Camden, a small town on the outskirts of Sydney, unanimously voted against the proposed school for 1200 pupils.

The councillors said they based their decision solely on planning grounds, citing an internal report about its...

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A Vesak Taste for the New Mayor of Brent

May 27, 2008

Author: Walter Jayawardhana

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Lanka Web

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,6536,0,0,1,0

The newly elected Brent Council Mayor, Ralph Fox recently had a little bit of the taste of Sri Lankan Vesak at a real dansala in a Buddhist temple in the suburbs of London.

He gulped a real glass of Saruwath with real kasa kasa seeds floating in it and ate some boiled gram cooked in the Sri Lanka style with...

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Mosque and Gurdwara Face off at Naulakha

May 27, 2008

Author: Abdul Manan

Source: Pakistan Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008%5C05%5C27%5Cstory_27-5-2008_pg13_1

A shopkeeper at Naulakha Bazaar set up a mosque on the roof of his shop about a month ago, right opposite Gurdwara Shaheed Singh Singhrian without permission or a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from authorities concerned, neighbouring shopkeepers told Daily Times on Monday.

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Focusing on Earth, Not Drugs

May 26, 2008

Author: Greg Peterson

Source: Indian Country

http://www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?id=1096417372

Menominee Tribal School fifth-grader La-Rie Corn is already well-versed in the dangers of drug gangs, protecting the environment and learning her tribe's heritage, including keeping alive its Native language.

The affable 11-year-old has proposed an Earth Club that's being formed at the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin in Keshena.
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Keeping the Faith

May 24, 2008

Author: Charles Lewis

Source: National Post

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/story.html?id=536971

When Connie Heintz was hired as a support worker at a residence for the severely disabled, she signed a lifestyle and morality statement that, among other things, prohibited gay relationships. But a few years into her employment, Ms. Heintz, a devout Christian, "came to an understanding of who she was and her sexual orientation." Her...

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Ahmadiyya Muslims Set Interfaith Seminar

May 24, 2008

Author: Jay Tokasz

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/story/354211.html

Like most Muslims, they pray regularly, practice the five pillars of Islam and believe the Quran is the word of Allah revealed through a prophet named Muhammad.

But Ahmadiyya Muslims also believe in a person they call the Mahdi, or “guided one,” the promised messiah who lived in the Punjab region of India from 1835 to 1908....

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Group's Goal is a Quran in Every Home

May 24, 2008

Author: MARY OWEN

Source: The Wichita Eagle/Chicago Tribune

http://www.kansas.com/194/story/413623.html

A foundation distributing the holy book of Islam to non-Muslims hopes to clear up misconceptions about the faith.

As Marcia Macy chatted with her dog walker in the driveway of her Wheaton, Ill., home Thursday, a young Muslim man passed her and hooked a plastic bag containing a Quran on her doorknob.

Unlike most religious solicitors,...

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Appeal Over US Sect Raid Ruling

May 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7417776.stm

US officials in Texas have appealed against a court ruling which said they had no right to seize 463 children from a polygamist sect last month.

Texan child welfare workers filed the appeal to the state's Supreme Court.

Thursday's ruling said the reasons given for the children's removal were "legally and factually insufficient".

In April...

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Fontana Welcomes Mosque

May 23, 2008

Author: Josh Dulaney

Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_9365912

Political and religious leaders gathered Friday to celebrate the coming of a new worship center in the north end of town.

Imam Faiz Shah and about 200 others gathered with Mayor Mark Nuaimi and members of the City Council to break ground on land at Sierra and Miller avenues where the Building of the Masjid - a 6,000-square-foot mosque for the city's 70...

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Hindu Council of New Zealand Holds Conference on Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda

May 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today/Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2008/5/24.shtml#1

Maori King Tuheitia inaugurates Hindu Conference His Highness Te Arikinui King Tuheitia, the Maori King, inaugurated the 2nd New Zealand Hindu Conference on 16 May 2008 at the Hindu Heritage Centre, Auckland by lighting the lamp in the traditional Hindu way for the auspicious beginning of the conference. This is an important event...

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War on Guns Pitched to City's Clerics

May 23, 2008

Author: SARAH GREEN

Source: Toronto Sun

http://torontosun.com/News/TorontoAndGTA/2008/05/23/5646436-sun.html

Mayor David Miller reached out to the city's faith leaders yesterday, urging them to join in his call for a national handgun ban.

"I'm asking you to help us, to reach out to the members of your mosque, or your synagogue, or your temple or your church and ask them to get involved," Miller told more than 200 religious...

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British Sikh is London's New Director for Transport

May 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Sikh News

http://worldsikhnews.com/21%20May%202008/British%20Sikh%20is%20London%20new%20director%20for%20transport.htm

Boris Johnson has announced the appointment of Kulveer Ranger ashis new Director for Transport Policy. Kulveer was the lead delivery manager of the Oystercard for London in 2003 and led commercial negotiations on behalf of the Secretary of...

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