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Interfaith Resources Going for the Silver

September 1, 2007

Author: John Quinlan

Source: Sioux City Journal

http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/articles/2007/09/01/news/faith/54498c7c0cf515c486257348007f1e93.txt

Interfaith Resources, an organized group of Siouxland congregations united to help the poor and disadvantaged, will soon begin its 25th year of service to the community.

Interfaith's season kicks off with its Sept. 10 board meeting, when plans for...

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Rabbi Presses Jews, Muslims to Ease Strife

September 1, 2007

Author: Manya A. Brachear

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/custom/religion/chi-isna_01sep01,1,7488640.story

In an unusual goodwill gesture, the top rabbi of the nation's largest Jewish movement pleaded with American Muslims on Friday to transcend the differences that have divided their people for decades and join Jews to confront the extremist factions and prejudice that plague both religious...

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Shell Application Against Native Protesters Adjourned

September 1, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070901.BCBRIEFS01-2/TPStory/National

Vancouver -- An injunction application by Shell Canada to get native protesters off a road in northwestern British Columbia was adjourned yesterday and might not be heard for weeks.

Meanwhile, Tahltan elders can continue blocking the access road near Dease Lake that Shell...

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Buddhist Fest Lets Nashville in on the Secret of Inner Peace

September 1, 2007

Author: RAY WADDLE

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Tennessean

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,4790,0,0,1,0

Nashville, Tennessee (USA) -- This month, you are invited to change your mind. No, not from liberal to conservative, or CNN to Fox, or red to blue, or original to extra crispy, or one hue of anger to another. (In the culture wars, people don't change their minds; they just change channels.)

Instead, on Change Your...

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U.S. Security Official Aims for 'Workable Solution' with Sikhs

September 1, 2007

Author: CAROL EISENBERG

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/ny-ushat0901,0,7064342.story

WASHINGTON - Transportation Security Administration head Kip Hawley wants to make things right with members of the Sikh community who are angry about being asked to unwrap their turbans or undergo "patdowns" before being allowed to board airplanes.

Hawley contacted the New York-based Sikh Coalition on...

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Muslim Group Focuses on Civic Involvement

August 31, 2007

Author: Manya A. Brachear

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/northwest/chi-isnaaug31,0,5786990.story

"Get Out the Vote" is so 2006. Or as Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, prefers to say: It's kindergarten.

The recently elected congressman will say as much when he addresses the 30,000 members of the Islamic Society of North America at its annual convention in...

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Republicans Slam Islamic Society Convention

August 31, 2007

Author: Audrey Hudson

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070831/NATION/108310061/1001

Republican lawmakers are urging the Justice Department not to participate in a convention held by the Islamic Society of North America — a group named as an unindicted co-conspirator in an ongoing terrorism-financing case.

In a letter to Attorney General...

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Jewish, Armenian Leaders Strive for Healing

August 30, 2007

Author: April Simpson

Source: Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/08/30/jewish_armenian_leaders_strive_for_healing/

Political and religious leaders from the Jewish and Armenian communities will launch a concerted effort today to heal rifts opened by complaints that the Anti-Defamation League did not recognize Armenian genocide.

The leaders will join survivors of both the...

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Sikh Alleges Discrimination Over Headdress

August 30, 2007

Author: PAUL SISSON

Source: MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20433550/

Dave Bindra, 22, a Carlsbad resident who said he is a member of the Sikh faith, said Friday that he was barred from entering the Ocean House and the Coyote Bar and Grill on July 27 by bouncers who said he was violating a dress code. Bindra says the bouncers objected to his patka, a close-fitting head covering that is usually worn under traditional turbans favored by men of the Sikh faith....

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Muslim Sect Causes Stir in Walkersville

August 30, 2007

Author: Rona Marech

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-te.md.walkersville30aug30,0,682115.story?coll=bal_tab01_layout

WALKERSVILLE - This small town of shady porches and green fields saw its last murder in 1929. The mayor runs a feed and seed store, where on Monday nights he presides over a long-running dominoes game. Many people live here because their parents and...

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Muslim Patrol Quiets Crime in Shaw

August 28, 2007

Author: Omar Fekeiki

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/27/AR2007082701527.html

On a sidewalk in Shaw, a dozen Muslim men wearing red T-shirts gather an hour before sundown.

Half line up quietly behind an imam. Facing southeast toward Mecca, they bow their heads and read aloud verses from the Koran. The other half spread themselves out and look up and...

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Rabbi Says Township is Violating his Religious Freedom

August 28, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newjersey/ny-bc-nj--rabbi-zoning0828aug28,0,7007898.story

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) _ A New Jersey rabbi has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the township where he lives, saying local officials are conducting an illegal surveillance of his house and restricting his right to...

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Netherlands to Spend $38 Million to Combat Islamic and Right-Wing Extremism

August 27, 2007

Author: Toby Sterling

Source: Union-Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20070827-1653-netherlands-extremists.html

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – The Dutch government will spend $38 million over the next four years to prevent both the growth of Islamic fundamentalism and right-wing nationalism, an official said Monday.

The emphasis will be on funding...

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Myriad Ethnic Groups Participate at Muslim Fest

August 27, 2007

Author: Tiffany Erickson

Source: Deseret Morning News

http://deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,695204662,00.html

A number of ethnic groups gathered Saturday and Sunday at Washington Square to celebrate the fifth annual Salt Lake American Muslim Cultural Festival — something state leaders said was a tremendous learning experience.

Ghulam Hasnain, director of the event, said he wanted to include all different cultures to celebrate on...

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