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U.S. Court Upholds 10 Commandments on Public Land

March 26, 2008

Author: Amanda Beck

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080327/us_nm/court_commandments_dc;_ylt=AiexzanuzoGm4rdmiH7Dsm47Xs8F

A nearly 50-year-old monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments does not violate the Constitution just because it sits nearly alone on public grounds in a Washington city, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday...

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Sikh Youth Give Peers Taste of Sikh Program

March 25, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Post

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/2386/

The California Sikh Council and SCOC hosted the fourth Annual Interfaith Youth Forum, held at the Sikh Center of Orange County (SCOC) on March 9. The event is organized by the Interfaith Council of Central Orange County. The event was an incredible experience, with over 100 high school and 40 adult attendees from many different faith backgrounds.

Shared Seder to Target HIV

March 25, 2008

Author: BETH FEINSTEIN-BARTL

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/broward/story/468990.html

When asked to participate in an interfaith Passover service focusing on AIDS awareness, the Rev. Naomi King saw many links between the Jewish holiday's story of exodus from slavery in ancient Egypt and modern-day efforts to battle the disease.

She immediately said yes to participating in the annual Seder of Hope on Sunday at...

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Internet Service Provider Shuts Down Website for Posting Anti-Islamic Dutch Film

March 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: VOA News

Wire Service: AFP/AP

http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-03-23-voa17.cfm

A U.S.-based Internet service provider has closed down a Web site that a Dutch lawmaker had reserved to post a controversial film that is triggering an uproar in much of the Islamic world.

Network Solutions says it invoked the suspension after receiving complaints related to the film. A statement...

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Interfaith Body Partnership with LWF and Global Nutrition Company Provides Clean Water to Thousands in Rwanda

March 21, 2008

Author: Pauline Mumia

Source: Lutheran World Federation/AlertNet

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/fromthefield/lwf/120609705584.htm

A community water project inaugurated in Rwanda's eastern district of Kirehe, offers a new model of cooperation between religious communities and public and private sectors in pursuit of human development and peace.

"This is a historic milestone...

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Calvin To Host Koldenhoven

March 20, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Calvin College News

http://www.calvin.edu/news/releases/2007-08/koldenhoven.htm

Calvin College will host Dean Koldenhoven on March 31 for the 12th annual Paul B. Henry Lecture.

A former mayor of Palos Heights, Ill., and a 2002 recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, Koldenhoven will speak on "Religious Tolerance, Love your Neighbor" at 7:30 p.m. at the Prince Conference Center. The...

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Muslim Community Leader Honored

March 17, 2008

Author: Matthew Artz

Source: Inside Bay Area/The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_8600813

It's not easy keeping up with Moina Shaiq.

One day after state Sen. Ellen Corbett named the 49-year-old Fremont resident Woman of the Year, she was up at the crack of dawn, attending a fundraising breakfast for the Tri-City Homeless Coalition, which she serves as vice president.

From there, it was off to a volunteer...

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Prayer for Peace in Tibet Said at Buddhist Temple in Kalmykia

March 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Interfax-Religion

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,6058,0,0,1,0

A prayer service for a peaceful settlement of the situation in China's Tibet Autonomous Region was being conducted on Sunday at the Golden Shakyamuni Buddha Shrine temple in Elista, Kalmykia.

The prayer was being conducted by Doctor of Buddhist Philosophy, Geshe Tenzin Dugda and by monks, and was being attended...

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Human Rights Could End Council Prayers

March 14, 2008

Author: Raymond Brown

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Cambridge-news

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,6043,0,0,1,0

THE tradition of prayers before council meetings faces the axe - under the banner of political correctness.

And Buddhist chants at the start of Cambridge City Council's meetings by a monk could also fall foul of race discrimination and human rights laws.

The ancient custom now hangs in the balance...

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Vatican Wants Dialogue With China

March 13, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Fox News

http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2008Mar13/0,4670,VaticanChina,00.html

The Vatican and its high-ranking clergy in China want to have a "respectful and constructive" dialogue with Beijing authorities over the role of the Catholic church there, the Vatican said Thursday.

The call came this week during a meeting of a special commission on China created by Pope Benedict XVI. Among the...

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Ohio ACLU Warns CH-UH Library About Alleged Censoring of its Programs

March 12, 2008

Author: Kim Wendel

Source: WKYC

http://www.wkyc.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=84972

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio warned the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library that recent censorship of public educational programs could stifle free speech.

Recently, the CH-UH library [canceled] the first program in a series on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, amid complaints that the presentation would be biased....

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