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Religion's Revolutionary Role

September 30, 2007

Author: Kelly Wallace

Source: CBS News

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/09/30/eveningnews/main3312642.shtml

The struggle in Myanmar between the military government and its opponents has been going on for decades. But it was the striking image of Buddhist monks demanding political justice that finally got Myanmar front page attention around the world, reports CBS News correspondent Kelly Wallace.

"They make us stop and...

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Muslims Provide Food, Clothing and Health Screenings at Annual Humanitarian Day

September 30, 2007

Author: Bradley Olson

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-md.muslim30sep30,0,618611.story

Mallory Terry, who lives on a Northwest Baltimore block in Upton where half the rowhouses are vacant, wasn't expecting to see a throng of people collecting food and clothing outside the Ul-Haqq mosque when she took her two sons for a walk yesterday.

After pausing briefly to ask if the bonanza was...

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Indian Buddhist Monks Express Solidarity with their Burmese Counterparts

September 30, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: DailyIndia.com/ANI

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/178413.php/Indian-Buddhist-monks-express-solidarity-with-their-Burmese-counterparts

Indian Buddhist monks on Sunday held a sit-in against the violent crackdown of pro-democracy demonstrators in Myanmar and expressed solidarity with their counterparts in Myanmar, who are facing repression by the military junta...

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Imam Talal Eid - The World is His Mosque

September 29, 2007

Author: LANE LAMBERT

Source: The Patriot Ledger

http://ledger.southofboston.com/articles/2007/09/25/news/news01.txt

There he was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at a lavish reception marking the nation’s 50th anniversary of independence. Britain’s Prince Andrew was seated to his right, Australia’s ambassador to his left, and Brunei’s foreign minister across the table.

‘‘And they were asking me...

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Sikh Heritage Week Starts in New York

September 29, 2007

Author: Harjot Singh

Source: World Sikh News

http://worldsikhnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1018&Itemid=29

New York: The New York City started a “Sikh Heritage Week” from Saturday coinciding with an annual festival here to showcase the arts, culture and tradition of the community.

The Sikh Art and Film Foundation is organising the festival, which will feature film shows, cultural...

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Muslims Help Needy Seattleites on Ramadan

September 29, 2007

Author: LINDA BRILL

Source: King5.com

http://www.king5.com/localnews/stories/NW_092907WAB_muslim_humanitarian_KS.121b42a16.html

SEATTLE - Local Muslims surprised homeless men and women on the streets of Seattle with gifts Saturday.

The act of charity was part of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, and part of Muslim Humanitarian Day, which is celebrated in many other cities.

In the Muslim...

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Awareness of Hindu Issues on the Rise, Advocates Say

September 28, 2007

Author: Todd R. Brown

Source: InsideBayArea.com

http://www.insidebayarea.com/ci_7024793?source=rss

FREMONT — In their South Asian homeland, Hindus are more than 800 million strong, yet Indians overall make up less than 1 percent of the U.S. population with about 1.7 million people.

Still, recognition of Hindu Americans and the issues they face is on the rise, according to an advocacy group co-founded by Fremont resident Mihir Meghani....

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Vatican Urges Muslims to Work for Peace

September 28, 2007

Author: NICOLE WINFIELD

Source: The News Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.thenewstribune.com/tacoma/24hour/religion/story/166961.html

The Vatican on Friday urged Muslims to reject violence, work with Christians for peace and to teach their children to love and respect all people and not become "cultural or religious blocs opposed to one another."

The Vatican's top official in charge of...

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Rath Yatra in State of Nevada Day Parade

September 28, 2007

Source: orissadiary.com

http://www.orissadiary.com/Shownews.asp?id=4392

Carson City: Rajan Zed, the prominent Hindu chaplain, will lead the Rath Yattra (chariot procession) of Lord Jagannath (a form of Krishna) as a part of prestigious Nevada Day Parade in capital Carson City on October 27.

This will be the first time any Rath Yattra will be held in Nevada, according to Annabelle Younger, organizer of the Yattra event.

Muslim Students Learn to Fight Stereotypes

September 27, 2007

Author: Stephanie Gehring

Source: Daily Southtown

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/news/576901,092707citizenship.article

Standing in front of Muslim high school students, Ahmed Rehab asked the girls at Universal School in Bridgeview what non-Muslims might think when they see them at the shopping mall in their hijabs, or headscarves.

"Terrorists, crazy, oppressed," the students shouted.

"Where did they get those...

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2 Patriot Act Provisions Ruled Unlawful

September 27, 2007

Source: CBS News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/09/26/ap/national/main3302830.shtml

(AP) A federal judge issued a stern rebuke of a key White House antiterror law, striking down as unconstitutional two pillars of the USA Patriot Act.

U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken ruled Wednesday that using the act to authorize secret searches and wiretapping to gather criminal evidence _ instead of...

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Holy Land Deliberations Start Over after Juror Dismissed

September 26, 2007

Author: JASON TRAHAN

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/city/richardson/stories/092707dnmetholyland.111a29099.html

U.S. District Judge A. Joe Fish on Wednesday instructed jurors in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial to restart deliberations after he dismissed one of them and replaced him with an alternate.

The judge did not...

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