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Breaking Fast at Statehouse

September 26, 2007

Author: Robert King

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070926/LOCAL18/709260468/1195/LOCAL18

Muslims from across Indiana broke their daily Ramadan fast under the Statehouse rotunda Tuesday evening in an event that Gov. Mitch Daniels says he has come to look forward to each year. On an evening when recitations of the Quran echoed through the halls of power, Daniels...

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Monks Killed in Myanmar crackdown

September 26, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: THe Buddhist Channel/AlJazeera English News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=51,4984,0,0,1,0

Up to seven people including three monks are reported to have been killed in a violent crackdown on anti-government protests in Myanmar.

Riot police used tear gas and batons to disperse tens of thousands of protesters on Wednesday, bringing swift international condemnation.

A witness in...

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Peace Park Plays Host to Pagan Pride Day

September 25, 2007

Author: Kyle Daly

Source: Themaneater.com

http://www.themaneater.com/article.php?id=27561

The sound of beating drums and the smell of grilled hamburgers enticed the senses of all who came to Peace Park on Sunday afternoon during Columbia’s fifth Pagan Pride Day festival.

Offering live music and dancing, special guest speakers and meditation workshops, the festival attracted not only Columbia residents but also students from MU.
...

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Ahmadinejad's Day One in New York: A Hostile Reception, a Rambling Talk

September 25, 2007

Author: Anthony Faiola and Robin Wright

Source: The Washigton Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/24/AR2007092400168.html

Greeted by large protests and jabs from local politicians and U.S. presidential candidates, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad faced a public skewering Monday at the first stop of his three-day trip here: As he prepared to deliver a speech at Columbia University, the...

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The Faith Club: Three women — a Christian, a Muslim and a Jew — Embark on a Quest for Understanding

September 25, 2007

Author: EDWARD M. EVELD

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/story/288470.html

Suzanne Oliver grew up Catholic in Kansas City, moved to New York and became a financial journalist, a mother and an Episcopalian.

Nothing in that broad outline of a life, Oliver acknowledged, particularly qualified her to co-author The Faith Club, a book urging everyday Christians, Muslims and Jews to sit down...

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River Marks Religious Ceremony

September 25, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/merseyside/7011696.stm

The River Mersey and a ferry boat has been the focal point of a special Hindu religious ceremony.

Clay figures representing the Hindu Lord Ganesha, the elephant deity riding a mouse, were submerged in the river from a ferry boat on Tuesday.

The River Mersey is worshipped by British Hindus as the Holy River Ganges, a spokesman for...

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Foot-Washing Sink Proposal Causes Stir

September 24, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Indy Channel

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/14185308/detail.html

A proposal to install a foot-washing sink at Indianapolis International Airport is prompting debate over ethnicity, religion and the U.S. constitution.

Muslims use the sinks to wash their feet before praying but some say that allowing the sinks on public property violates the separation of church and state, 6News' Cheryl Jackson...

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Tension Between Sunnis, Shiites Emerging in USA

September 24, 2007

Author: Cathy Lynn Grossman

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2007-09-24-muslim-tension_N.htm

When Muslim journalist S. Hussain Zaidi toured the USA recently, he was stunned by what he saw: Shiite and Sunni Muslims, whose conflicts have fueled the war in Iraq and tension in the Middle East and beyond, were praying together in U.S. mosques.

"It is something we never see at home," says Zaidi, of India...

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Activists Fly Flags to Mark Peace Day

September 24, 2007

Author: Richard C. Dujardin

Source: The Providence Journal

http://www.projo.com/religion/content/peace_flag_09-24-07_C7780TO.25444e1.html

Monks in saffron robes, Sikhs, Hindus and Jewish and Christian clergy along with scores of others drawn by thoughts of peace held a silent and meditative walk past fluttering flags and through the gardens of the South Side Community Land Trust yesterday in what is becoming an annual...

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Monks’ Protest Is Challenging Burmese Junta

September 24, 2007

Author: SETH MYDANS

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/24/world/asia/24myanmar.html?ex=1191297600&en=74723f2f699a53db&ei=5070&emc=eta1

The largest street protests in two decades against Myanmar’s military rulers gained momentum Sunday as thousands of onlookers cheered huge columns of Buddhist monks and shouted support for the detained pro-democracy leader Daw Aung...

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Program Lets Fugitives Surrender Safely in Church

September 23, 2007

Author: Ann Belser

Source: Pittsburg Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07266/819566-85.stm

Over the last two years, thousands of fugitives in four states have lined up outside of churches, waiting for a chance to turn themselves in.

The program is called Fugitive Safe Surrender. For four days, a local church is turned into a full-fledged court, complete with judges, public defenders, prosecutors and identification equipment such as...

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Allen Gives On-Air Mea Culpa after Meeting with Sikh and Muslim Leaders

September 23, 2007

Author: ROD MICKLEBURGH

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070927.wbcallen27/BNStory/National/home?cid=al_gam_mostemail

After a private meeting with Sikh and Muslim community leaders, a kinder, gentler Bruce Allen tried yesterday to defuse an escalating furor over his outspoken remarks about immigrants in a recent radio commentary.

The...

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Manager's Radio Remarks Spark Storm of Outrage

September 22, 2007

Author: ROD MICKLEBURGH

Source: Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070922.BCBUBLE22/TPStory/National

Bruce Allen, the veteran, outspoken manager of many Canadian music stars including Michael Bublé and Bryan Adams, is facing calls for his removal from the 2010 Winter Olympics' creative team over controversial remarks he made about immigrants.

In one of his regular commentaries...

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