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Vote not Taken on Land Exchange

November 7, 2007

Author: Ted Lake

Source: Silver Belt

http://www.silverbelt.com/articles/2007/11/07/apache_moccasin/apache01.txt

If Congress passes this bill, it will allow the owners of Resolution Copper to "desecrate the aboriginal homeland of the Apache People.

"Oak Flat and Apache Leap are Sacred and Holy places (for the Apaches), so too is the nearby area known as Devils Canyon.

"On behalf of the Apache Tribe and other...

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Board Puts Faith in 'In God We Trust'

November 7, 2007

Author: Steve Chawkins

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-trust7nov07,1,4858008.story?coll=la-news-religion

After months of contentious debate, a Bakersfield school district has voted to display the phrase "In God We Trust" on the walls of more than 2,300 classrooms, school libraries, administrative offices and the board's meeting room.

Adopted by Congress as...

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Rabbi, Imam Host US Dialogue Summit

November 7, 2007

Source: YNetnews.com

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3468709,00.html

The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding will hold the first US dialogue summit between the Muslim and Jewish communities in the United States on November 7, 2007 at the New York Synagogue and the Islamic Cultural Center of New York City. Imam Omar Abu Namous and Rabbi Marc Schneier will be hosting the event.

Joining Schneier and Abu Namous are imams and rabbis from 11 major cities...

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Muslims, Jews Form Post-9/11 Friendships

November 6, 2007

Author: Sally Kalson

Source: Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07310/831372-51.stm

On a Sunday afternoon in late September, an unusual group of people got together in a Point Breeze house. Half of them were Muslims, who, in the midst of Ramadan, talked about their beliefs and practices around the holy period. The other half were Jews, who talked about the meaning and rituals of the recently completed holy days, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur....

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Experience Interfaith

November 6, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/F85E04B97485DAB38725738B0049FBE0

On a balmy night in Phoenix, Arizona, on October 25th, over 300 people gathered together under an outdoor pavilion to participate in the 3rd Annual Experience Interfaith event. Participants removed their shoes before entering and sat down in the langar lines set out in rows in the pavilion space. The evening began with an introduction...

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Weak Case Seen in Failed Trial of Charity

November 4, 2007

Author: Greg Krikorian

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-na-holyland4nov04,1,7903830.story

While the U.S. Justice Department ponders how it will retry its troubled terrorism finance case against a now- defunct Muslim charity, debris from the recent mistrial here shows signs of piling up at the White House doorstep.

The nation's biggest terrorism finance case...

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Writing the Book on Islam in America

November 3, 2007

Author: Rich Barlow

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/11/03/writing_the_book_on_islam_in_america/

During the Middle Ages, Muslim scholars played a key role in the development of the encyclopedia, attempting to pool all knowledge in one accessible place. Among others, the Brethren of Purity, a group of scholars in what is modern Iraq, compiled an encyclopedia of Greek and...

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Health Trumps Faith Differences at Muslim Clinic

November 3, 2007

Author: Rebecca Trounson

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs3nov03,1,2174242.story?track=rss

It grew out of the 1992 riots, a vision by a small group of Muslim medical students to bring charitable, high-quality healthcare to the needy residents of South Los Angeles.

Eleven years later, the UMMA clinic on Florence Avenue has served nearly 20,000 patients, the great majority of...

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US Visa Rule Change for Religious Workers Opposed

November 2, 2007

Author: Arun Kumar

Source: EarthTimes

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/134987.html

A Democratic Congressman has warned against a proposed rule change that would make it more difficult for Hindu, Buddhist and other non-Christian religious workers to get a US visa.

Better known for his opposition to the India-US nuclear deal, Edward J. Markey sent a letter to US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials urging them to...

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Religious Leaders to Sign Historic Document for Animal Protection

November 1, 2007

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/press02/PR102907.html

Religious leaders from many diverse faith traditions will carry a single message to Washington, D.C., on Nov. 7: Be kind to animals.

Leaders of Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish, and other faith traditions will gather in the Cannon Caucus Room in the nation’s capital to sign a historic “Proclamation for Animal Compassion.” The document represents an...

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Targeting Islamist Extremism

November 1, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7071258.stm

The government wants to stop violent Islamist extremism - and is looking at ways to do it at grassroots level.

A £70m fund to build resilience to violent extremism among the Muslim community has been promised by Communities Secretary Hazel Blears.

It is designed to fight extremism in schools and colleges, using drama, media, arts and sport; as well...

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