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Worshippers Unite for Trip to New Sikh Temple

February 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Peterborough Evening Telegraph

http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/Worshippers-unite-for-trip-to.3775864.jp

A NEW multi-million pound Sikh Temple was the latest port of call for members of the city's Interfaith group. Members met outside St Mary's Church, New Road, before setting off to the Gurdwara (Sikh temple) in Bedford.

This marks the third of a series of visits to different...

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Agreement Signed to Bridge Cultural Divide Between Islam and Christianity

February 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Gulf News

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Heritage_and_Culture/10189586.html

An agreement to help bridge the cultural divide between Muslims and Christians was signed by the Juma Al Majid Centre for Culture and Heritage and the Patriarch of Alexandria.

The agreement was signed by Juma Al Majid, head of the centre, and Patriarch Theodore II, Eastern Orthodox Pope of Alexandria and all Africa,...

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Muslim Running for Congress Wants to Combat Ignorance about his Faith

February 13, 2008

Author: Ken Kusmer

Source: Daily Breeze

Wire Service: AP

http://www.dailybreeze.com/lifeandculture/ci_8250963

A convert to Islam stands an election victory away from becoming the second Muslim elected to Congress and a role model for a faith community seeking to make its mark in national politics.

Political newcomer Andre Carson is the Democratic nominee in a March 11 special election to succeed his late...

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Congress Considers Workplace Freedom Bill -- Again

February 13, 2008

Author: Greg Trotter

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=14954

Congress is again considering a bill to protect religious expression in the workplace, but the bill, which has been bandied about for a decade or more, continues to draw steep opposition from business interests.

The Workplace Religious Freedom Act would require employers to be more accommodating of employees who wish to wear religious headgear...

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Religious Leaders Plan Day of Service

February 12, 2008

Author: Daniel Patrick Sheehan

Source: The Morning Call

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-b7_5faith.6265865feb12,0,6455798.story

A coalition of religious leaders is planning a communitywide day of service to help the poor of the greater Allentown area.

Leaders of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities envision a host of projects simultaneously unfolding across the region April 6, culminating with a pot-luck...

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Church Offers Support To Mosque Members

February 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WKRN Nashville

http://wkrn.com/nashville/news/church-offers-support-to-mosque-members/136117.htm

The First Presbyterian Church in Columbia is opening its doors to members of the Islamic Center of Columbia after a fire over the weekend destroyed their place of worship.

When news of the fire spread, church members at the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia pitched into to help....

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Interfaith Movement In America Digs Deeper

February 9, 2008

Author: Michelle Boorstein

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/08/AR2008020803233.html?hpid=sec-religion

For more than a decade, interfaith efforts have been on the rise in the United States, fueled by the growth of newer religious minority groups and by post-Sept. 11 interest in Islam. But participants and experts say a new credo is changing the...

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Muslim Legislator Feels Religion Now Less a Political Factor

February 9, 2008

Source: Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20080209/APN/802090674

The only Muslim in the Alabama Legislature said he hopes he is an example of how religion is becoming less a factor as people judge political candidates and that some of the paranoia caused by the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks is evaporating.

State Rep. Yusuf Salaam, D-Selma, said he believes he has helped make the religion...

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Rally Opposing Ethnic "Apartheid" in Malaysia Gains Support of Hindu American Foundation

February 9, 2008

Author: Press Release

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_la_rally.htm

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF), a U.S. based human rights group, threw its support behind a rally planned to take place in front of the Malaysian Consulate in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, February 16, 2008. The rally, organized by American Hindus with familial ties to Malaysia, is to support...

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US Video to Sensitise Americans Towards Sikhs

February 8, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/US_video_to_sensitise_Americans_towards_Sikhs/articleshow/2766545.cms

In the wake of recent untoward incidents against Sikhs in some parts of the US, the US Department of Justice's Community Relations Service has launched a new initiative to sensitise the general public.

The department has posted a 17-minute...

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Potential Hire Says 'No;' Cites Bigotry

February 8, 2008

Author: Mark Page

Source: Montana Kaimin

http://www.montanakaimin.com/index.php/news/news_article/potential_hire_says_no_cites_bigotry/2253

Maha Nassar was offered a job as the new Middle Eastern history professor but, to the disappointment of history department chairman Richard Drake, she turned the job down in mid-January, citing prejudice against her Muslim faith in the Missoula community as her reason...

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Sikh Dharma International Launches New Website

February 8, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/909F41A1F3C34A44872573EA000164CE

Sikh Dharma International this week launched its first official website at www.sikhdharma.org

The website contains educational information for those interested in learning about the practice and lifestyle of Sikh Dharma. It also shares news and projects from Sikh Dharma International and...

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