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Jefferson Award Presented to Samina Faheem Sundas

July 29, 2007

Author: Shelah Moody

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/07/29/LVSHR8GE52.DTL

Samina Faheem Sundas, a community activist and a Sunni Muslim from Pakistan, had been living comfortably in the Bay Area with her family since 1983. But her life, like so many others, changed forever after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

"I was in Costco when I first learned about...

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Government-Sanctioned Prayer on Trial

July 28, 2007

Author: Paul Dellinger

Source: The Roanoke Times

http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/125917

CHRISTIANSBURG -- Steve Spradlin felt so strongly about having invocations at public meetings that he stepped down momentarily as Montgomery County supervisors chairman to make it happen.

"I'm personally not trying to ram anything down any board member's throat," he said in making a motion for the board to have an opening prayer Monday night, but "this...

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"On Fighting Terrorism in Airports," an Interview with Reverend Andrea Krasznai, Aviation Chaplain President

July 27, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Catholic Online

http://www.catholic.org/featured/headline.php?ID=4662

ROME, JULY 27, 2007 (Zenit) - The Church has an important role in the fight against terrorism, and airport ministry is one way to help, says the Protestant president of the International Association of Civil Aviation Chaplains.

In this interview with us, Reverend Andrea Krasznai speaks about the unique ministry found in airports and the...

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Prayer OK at Lunch, Not Classes at Carver

July 27, 2007

Author: Helen Gao

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/education/20070727-9999-1m27carver.html

A San Diego school that drew international attention for setting aside time for Muslim students to pray in the classroom will no longer do so.

Instead, Carver Elementary's schedule will be reconfigured so students can say their required midday prayers during lunch. Courts have long upheld...

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Young Sikh Student Promotes Cancer Awareness

July 27, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/9DB184AC765BFCAF87257326001EF396

The Shade Foundation of America was founded by Mrs. Schilling, wife of Red Sox Pitcher, Curt Schilling after her successful battle with melanoma. The foundation is dedicated to preventing melanoma through the education of children and the community in the prevention and detection of skin cancer and the promotion of sun safety. It...

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Hindu Groups Ask '08 Hopefuls to Criticize Protest

July 27, 2007

Author: Michelle Boorstein

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/27/AR2007072700206.html

U.S. Hindu organizations are urging presidential candidates to denounce the protesters who disrupted the Senate as the first-ever Hindu opening prayer was being delivered this month.

Ante Nedlko Pavkovic, Katherine Lynn Pavkovic and Christan Renee Sugar -- identified in...

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Online Dialogue about Islam

July 25, 2007

Author: Jane Lampman

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0725/p16s01-lire.html

Despite the plethora of news media today, most Americans say they know little about Islam, and most Muslims say the media doesn't make room for their voices to be heard. This week, a major news company is going all out to try to change that.

Through "Muslims Speak Out," an online open forum with clerics and scholars from around the...

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Vandalism Suspected as Hate Crime

July 25, 2007

Author: Guillermo Contreras

Source: The Express News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA071807.1B.hate.case.322152e.html

San Antonio police are investigating vandalism to a local Muslim family's vehicles as a hate crime, while the FBI also plans to look into the matter.

During a news conference at their Northwest Side home Tuesday, Said and Amel Motawea said they were alerted by a neighbor on...

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Jamaica Celebrates Baha'i Day with Exhibition in Kingston

July 25, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Cayman NetNews

http://www.caymannetnews.com/news-727--1-1--.html

BahÃ¥’í Day in Jamaica is observed annually on 25 July, but when former Governor General of Jamaica, Sir Howard Cooke, first proclaimed Baha’i Day fours years ago, Baha’is in Jamaica had no idea it would become an annual event.

Proclaimed in July 2003 as part of the sixtieth (60th) anniversary celebrations of the establishment of...

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Tribes Join Forces Against UC Berkeley's Decision Affecting Native American Ancestral Remains

July 25, 2007

Source: PressRelease News

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/news_press_release,146055.shtml

BERKELEY, Calif., July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives from five Native American tribes -- sovereign governments under Federal law -- today announced the formation of the Native American NAGPRA Coalition (NANC) to protest the University of California at Berkeley's elimination of the Phoebe Hearst Museum's autonomous NAGPRA unit. This unit is the highly...

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