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US Catholic Diocese To Organize Inter-Religious Meet

September 22, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Cartholic Bishops' Conference in India

http://www.cbcisite.com/cbcinews1882.htm

Catholic Diocese of Reno will be celebrating silver jubilee of its Annual Diocesan Conference by connecting with area leaders of other religions in Sparks in January next.

According to Father Charles T. Durante, Pastor of Saint Teresa of Avila Catholic Church of Carson City, it will include serious dialogue among regional leaders of Muslim,...

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Sikh Coalition Files Amicus Brief in Anti-Semitic Work Environment Case

September 21, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org/advisories/CutlerBrief.htm

The Sikh Coalition filed an amicus brief with the New Jersey Supreme Court arguing that workplace slurs such as “dirty Jew” violate New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination. In February, an appeals court held in Cutler v. Dorn that such slurs simply amount to lawful “teasing” and “pranks.”

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UK Nose Ring Row: Mayor Defends Indian Worker

September 20, 2007

Author: H S Rao

Source: Rediff India Abroad

http://www.rediff.com/news/2007/sep/20uk.htm

Strongly condemning the sacking of a Hindu worker at Heathrow catering service for wearing a nose stud, London [Images] Mayor Ken Livingstone on Wednesday asked the company to reinstate her, saying that wearing the stud is her right to express her religion freely.

In a statement, Livingstone said: "I unreservedly condemn the sacking of Amrit Laljit for wearing...

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Lord Ganesh gets a Rath Yatra in New York

September 18, 2007

Author: STAFF WRITER

Source: Sify News

http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=14528623

The Ganesh Chaturthi festival at the Hindu Temple, Flushing, concluded Sunday with a Rath Yatra, the traditional chariot procession. Lord Ganesh is the presiding deity of this temple, one of the oldest in North America, where Indians immigrants are increasingly making their presence felt culturally.

Over 2,000 devotees joyously danced to devotional music and...

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MTN Unveils Ramadhan Package for Muslims

September 18, 2007

Author: Nicholas Oneal

Source: allAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200709180080.html

The senior manager for consumer marketing, Philip Besiimire, said at a press conference at Old Kampala Mosque: "MTN are pleased to be associated with the Muslim community for the third year during the holy month of Ramadhan."

MTN will also sponsor youth and women's groups from across the country to attend workshops and seminars that will help them...

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Temporary Mosque Causes Concerns

September 18, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/leicestershire/7000192.stm

Muslims in Leicester who use a temporary mosque say they will not have anywhere to pray if city councillors close it down.

The Northfields Education Centre on Essex Road was given permission to operate as a mosque for 12 months.

Some local residents have complained about the effect on parking and noise in the area.
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10,000 Gather To Hear Concerns Of Sikhs From Across The Globe

September 18, 2007

Author: Gurjeet Singh

Source: Sikh Federation

http://www.sikhsangat.org/news/publish/europe/10_000_Gather_To_Hear_Concerns_Of_Sikhs_From_Across_The_Globe.shtml

The International Sikh Convention that took place at Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Sedgley Street, Wolverhampton concluded at the weekend and attracted around 10,000 Sikhs. Sikh speakers from around a dozen countries addressed those gathered...

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Maoists Quit Government in Blow to Nepal Peace Pact

September 18, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AFP

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hNY_tCriFjWYHTt_HKjDbzvRW21A

Maoists stormed out of Nepal's government and vowed to disrupt upcoming elections Tuesday after other parties refused to bow to the ex-rebels' demand for the monarchy to be immediately abolished.

In a blow to Nepal's 10-month-old peace process, the ultra-leftists said they would stage street protests -- and threatened violence if...

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Lawmakers and Hindu American Leaders Feted at Reception on Capitol Hill

September 17, 2007

Author: Press Statement

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hafsite.org/media_press_release_dc2007.htm

United States lawmakers and influential Hindu Americans shared the dais at the annual Capitol Hill reception hosted in Washington, D.C. last week by the Hindu American Foundation (HAF). For the fourth consecutive year, leaders of the foundation and nearly 150 supporters gathered under the rotunda of the United States Capitol building...

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Jewish Mayor, Muslim Set off Traditional Ramadan Cannon in Jerusalem

September 16, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/09/16/africa/ME-GEN-Israel-Ramadan-Cannon.php

A peaceful boom, set off by a Muslim and a Jew, echoed through Jerusalem's Old City Sunday night, ending the daily fast during the Muslim Ramadan holy month.

Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski joined Rajai Yehye Sandouka in...

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Muslim Cabbies Get Tickets While Praying

September 16, 2007

Author: LEONARD N. FLEMING

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/religion/559988,CST-NWS-taxi16.article

Faisal, a taxicab driver who works at O'Hare Airport, wants to be a good cabbie while staying true to his Muslim faith.

But Muslim cabdrivers are finding the latter difficult lately, as they've been hit with a rash of tickets for parking in access lanes leading to the airport terminals near...

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