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In Greenland, an Interfaith Rally for Climate Change

September 12, 2007

Author: Colin Woodard

Source: Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0912/p06s01-woeu.html

Ilulissat, Greenland - Standing on the bow of a passenger ship before the fast-melting Ilulissat glacier, religious leaders from around the world lowered their heads in a silent prayer for the future of the planet.

Surrounded by icebergs, Sunni, Shiite, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Christian, and Shinto leaders committed themselves last...

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Sikh American Groups Meet with TSA about Turban Screening Policy

September 12, 2007

Author: Press Release

Source: SALDEF

http://international-human-rights-org.blogspot.com/2007/09/ihro-sikh-american-groups-meet-with-tsa.html

Washington D.C. – September 12, 2007: On Monday, representatives from the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the Sikh Coalition, and UNITED SIKHS, met with officials from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the...

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Indian Muslim Clerics to Work for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

September 12, 2007

Author: Faraz Ahmad

Source: EarthTimes

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/106044.html

New Delhi, Sep 12 - A group of Muslim clerics from India have called upon 'the children of Abraham (Muslims, Christians and Jews)' to shun violence against each other and have undertaken to promote peace and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.

An eight-member delegation led by four Muslim clerics from India visited Israel Aug 15-21. The...

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With Holidays, a Vow for Better Jewish, Muslim Relations

September 12, 2007

Author: Michael Paulson

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/09/12/with_holidays_a_vow_for_better_jewish_muslim_relations/

A group of local Jewish and Muslim leaders have signed a joint statement urging better relations between the two communities, which have suffered a serious rift over each other's response to controversial remarks by onetime leaders of a...

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Board: Charter School Can Teach Hebrew

September 11, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: New York Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Hebrew-Charter-School.html

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- A charter school may resume teaching in Hebrew, three weeks after the lessons were halted over concerns the Jewish faith was seeping into public classrooms, the school board voted Tuesday.

Broward County board members said close monitoring of...

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'Ex-Muslims' Demand Right to Leave Islam

September 11, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Express India

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=92044

The Hague, September 11: A 22-year-old Dutch-Iranian will launch a campaign on Tuesday for Muslims to have the right to renounce their faith and find support from peers, a view which has made him the victim of three physical attacks.

Although similar initiatives have started elsewhere in...

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Mentally Unstable Muslim Convert Alleged to Plot to Kill Mayor

September 11, 2007

Author: ALISON GENDAR, KERRY BURKE and MICHAEL WHITE

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2007/09/11/2007-09-11_mentally_unstable_muslim_convert_alleged.html

A mentally unstable Muslim convert tried to recruit help at a Brooklyn mosque to kill Mayor Bloomberg, prompting the NYPD to beef up security around the mayor, law enforcement sources said.

American-born Edwin...

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Satire in Video on Islam Upsets

September 11, 2007

Author: Melissa Ludwig

Source: Express-News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/religion/stories/MYSA091107.1B.muslim.video.341300f.html

What began as an attempt to educate students about Islam has turned into a fiasco for the University of Texas at San Antonio's Muslim Student Association, causing a stir on campus and becoming hot fodder for bloggers, who have accused the association of harassing women and Jews at...

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Tackling the Threat of Terrorism Head-On

September 11, 2007

Author: Greg Thom

Source: The Herald Sun

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,22394076-5011680,00.html

FOR the present generation of Australian students, the world is a far more complicated place than the one their parents faced at the same age.

Since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001, many school-age Australians have found more to worry about than exams, homework and...

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Scholar Held in Iran Returns to Work in D.C.

September 11, 2007

Author: Michele Kelemen

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=14300623

All Things Considered, September 10, 2007 · After months in an Iranian jail, Haleh Esfandiari was back at work Monday at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. Esfandiari, 67, who runs the Middle East program at the center, told reporters how she kept her spirits up while in solitary confinement after being accused of trying to promote a...

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Web Site to Explain Judaism to Muslims

September 11, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/nationalworld/state/story/160228.html

NEW YORK (AP) — The Simon Wiesenthal Center has launched a multilingual Web site whose main purpose is to inform Muslims about Judaism through a forum that allows visitors to post live questions in Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Bahasa and English.

The site, www.AskMusa.org, also will offer essays about Judaism by Jewish...

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9th Circuit Rules on 2 Religious Cases

September 11, 2007

Author: ADAM LIPTAK

Source: New York Times

http://www1.pressdemocrat.com/article/20070911/NEWS/709110407/1033/NEWS01

The federal appeals court in San Francisco on Monday upheld a death sentence from a jury that had consulted the Bible's teachings on capital punishment.

In a second decision on the role of religion in the criminal justice system, the same court ruled Friday that requiring a former prisoner on parole to...

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Protests and Demonstrations not Sitting Well with all Buddhists

September 10, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=70,4827,0,0,1,0

Dhaka, Bangladesh -- The executive committee of Mahabodhi Maitri Mandalahas has unanimously endorsed a joint resolution condemning the growing number of protests and demonstrations incited by members of the Buddhist Sangha throughout Asia.

The resolution specifically made references to actions by members of the Sangha in...

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Thousands March To Mark Anniversary Of Sept. 11, Honor The Troops and Spread A Message of Peace

September 10, 2007

Author: Michael E. Ruane and Jay Mathews

Source: Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/09/AR2007090900797.html?nav=rss_metro

Margaret Young walked for her son, Edmond, who was killed in the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, at the age of 22.

Retired Army Sgt. Sean Lewis walked on his artificial right leg, which replaced the limb he lost to an enemy mortar in...

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Muslims Parade in NYC, Face Protestors

September 10, 2007

Author: EMERSON CLARRIDGE

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/manhattan/am-muslim0910,0,6017954.story

Thousands of Muslims from across the New York region marched down Madison Avenue in Manhattan Sunday, waving flags and flashing peace signs to protesters.

The 22nd annual United American Muslim Day parade was a peaceful affair on a warm, bright day that drew hundreds of beaming children. Though few people...

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