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US Network's 'Sikhs in America' to Check Hate Crime

February 1, 2008

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: IANS

http://in.news.yahoo.com/indiaabroad/20080201/r_t_ians_wl_us/twl-us-network-s-sikhs-in-america-to-che-903abaa.html

Sacramento (California), Feb 1 (IANS) The US Public Broadcasting System (PBS) has produced a documentary on American Sikhs to create awareness about the community traumatized by post 9/11 racial attacks.

Called 'Sikhs in...

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Hindu Chants Invocation in Colorado Senate: Now Lawmaker Suggests 'Om' Opens Door for Prayers 'in Jesus Name'

January 31, 2008

Author: Bob Unruh

Source: World Net Daily

http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=59960

A Nevada Hindu who has opened the U.S. Senate with a faith-specific chant now has provided the invocation to open the state senate in Colorado, and a senator is suggesting since "om" has been cited, perhaps prayers "in Jesus name" again should be allowed.

The comments came after Rajan Zed, a Hindu from Reno who is making a series of...

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Cooking with Faith; Diverse Religious Communities Unite to Provide Dinners for Needy

January 29, 2008

Author: Vincent Ball

Source: Brantford Expositor

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=876930

On Sunday afternoon, when a lot of guys are watching sports on television, Gord Markle is washing a pot in a church basement.

His friend, Yvonne Wright, is peeking into the oven to check the chicken and looking over her shoulder is her friend, Glen Gordon.

Another gentleman is whipping up a Caesar salad and...

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Interfaith Group Aims High, Asks Big Questions at Meeting

January 29, 2008

Author: Kathryn Kennedy

Source: Daily Reflector

http://www.reflector.com/local/content/news/stories/2008/01/29/PeaceandJustice.html

Local followers of several faiths called on their God — or gods — in a monthly search for peace and justice Monday.

Approximately 40 Jews, Muslims, Unitarian Universalists and members of the Baha'i Faith filled the plush, red pews at the Bayt Shalom Synagogue on 10th...

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Young Christians Learn about Islamic Principles

January 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/report.asp?nid=10270

An Islamic institute is conducting a course to teach Protestant youths about Islam and pluralism.

Wahid Institute, initiated by former president Abdurrahman Wahid, is cooperating with the Crisis Center of the Christian Church of Indonesia (GKI, Indonesian acronym) in running the four-session course.

Thirty GKI youths including...

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Native Leaders Fill Six Democratic Convention Posts

January 28, 2008

Author: Jerry Reynolds

Source: Indian Country Today

http://www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?id=1096416546

DENVER - The standing committees of the Democratic national convention include six American Indians after January elections, an unprecedented number that national party chairman Howard Dean said reflects the strength-in-diversity of Democrats and their convention.

The convention, to be held in Denver in August, will nominate the...

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MSA Launches First Islam Awareness Week

January 28, 2008

Author: Dougal Sutherland

Source: The Swarthmore Daily Gazette

http://daily.swarthmore.edu/2008/01/28/msa-launches-first-islam-awareness-week/

This week, the Muslim Students Association (MSA) will be hosting the inaugural Islam Awareness Week, an attempt to raise awareness of the group's (and the religion's) presence on campus. There will be several events throughout the week, focusing mostly on the experience of Muslim...

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HAF Worried About Huckabee's Call to Amend the Constitution

January 28, 2008

Source: Hindu American Foundation

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

WASHINGTON, DC (January 28, 2008) - The Hindu American Foundation, which has consistently fought to uphold the separation of church and state, expressed deep concern and worry about Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's call to amend the U.S. Constitution according to "God's standards". "The American Constitution, amended 27 times in the past 220 years...

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Teenagers of all Faiths Remember Holocaust

January 28, 2008

Author: Martin Wainwright

Source: The Guardian Unlimited

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,,2248047,00.html

The warmth which encompassed every faith community in Liverpool yesterday embraced elderly survivors of the Holocaust and victims' relatives at a memorial concert in the city. There to welcome them were teenage Jews, Christians, Hindus and - for the first time in an official capacity - Muslims who had been on a "walk of faith"...

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Barack Obama Says He Supports the Akaka Bill

January 28, 2008

Source: Indian Country Today

Wire Service: AP

http://www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?id=1096416547

HONOLULU (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said he would sign the Akaka Bill recognizing Native Hawaiians if elected president.

The Illinois senator said in a statement released Jan. 22 he supports federal recognition for Native Hawaiians because they are an important part of the local culture. The bill would...

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Faiths Join Hands for Abraham Dinner

January 28, 2008

Author: ELIZABETH KALFSBEEK

Source: Daily Democrat

http://origin.dailydemocrat.com/news/ci_8099673

The fifth annual Celebration of Abraham, which took place at St. James Catholic Church Saturday, did just that - celebrated the fact that major religions Christianity, Islam and Judaism all trace their roots back to Abraham.

"Our humanity draws us together," said one event organizer, Hannah Biberstein of Davis. "We're all creations of one God....

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Church Warns Pagan Holiday Spells Trouble

January 27, 2008

Author: Marc Horne

Source: Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/Church-warns-pagan-holiday-spells.3715397.jp

WITCHES, heathens, druids and wiccans from across the UK are set to spend a spell in a tiny north-east community.

The Pagan Federation is planning to hold its first summer camp in Inchberry near Fochabers. The three-day event, scheduled for July, will be a celebration of the ancient religion which is...

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