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5,000 Attend Jain Convention in New Jersey

July 8, 2007

Author: Parveen Chopra

Source: India eNews

http://www.indiaenews.com/america/20070708/59683.htm

Over 5,000 people attended the 14th biennial convention of JAINA - Federation of Jain Associations in North America - that was held in New Jersey.

The theme of the three-day convention that began Friday in Edison city was 'Peace through Dialogue'.

On the first day, the convention was addressed by Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi...

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'Islamic Duty' to Help UK Police

July 7, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6280884.stm

Muslims have been told it is their "Islamic duty" to co-operate with the police to ensure Britain's safety.

The statement was agreed at a "deeply significant" meeting in London held by the Muslim Council of Britain.

More than 200 people, including imams, community activists and police representatives, gathered to lay out ways to combat the threat of terrorism....

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Spiritual Leaders Denounce Violence in Religion's Name

July 7, 2007

Author: K. Connie Kang

Source: HeraldNet / the Los Angeles Times

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20070707/LIVING/707070301

In a historic action, top leaders of five major religions met in June in Indonesia - home to 200 million Muslims - to condemn violence inflicted in the name of religion.

The leaders representing Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim traditions came from five countries and included former Indonesian...

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Youth, Entrepreneurship are Focus of Ancient Faith

July 7, 2007

Author: Rakshande Italia

Source: TheStar.com

http://www.thestar.com/living/article/232086

The world's oldest monotheistic religion has taken steps to empower its youth and preserve the faith for the future.

Zoroastrians, as they wound up their 14th North American Congress in Toronto this week, emphasized mentorship and the need for unity among the scattered faithful.

"We are moving the identity issue forward," said prominent Toronto...

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‘We Stand with Victims of Terrorism,’ Say Church Leaders

July 7, 2007

Author: Maria Mackay

Source: Christian Today

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/we.stand.with.victims.of.terrorism.say.scottish.church.leaders/11459.htm

The Church of Scotland will join hundreds of other concerned people from across Scotland at Saturday’s ‘Scotland United Against Terror’ rally.

The rally, to be held at 1.30pm in Glasgow’s George Square,...

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Local Muslim Doctors Angry and Saddened by Possible Terrorist Plot Say they are Law Abiding Citizens

July 6, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: KMOV

http://www.kmov.com/localnews/stories/kmov_localnews_070706_muslimdoctors.4cfe57e1.html

Several Muslim doctors are accused of carrying out failed terror attacks in the United Kingdom.

News of their arrest is having an impact on Muslim doctors in the St. Louis area.

Friday is the most important day of the week, for Muslims. It is the one prayer each week when...

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United Methodist Interfaith Body Sets Global Priorities

July 5, 2007

Author: Linda Bloom

Source: United Methodist News Service

http://www.wfn.org/2007/07/msg00036.html

The United Methodist Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns wants to help the denomination put its interfaith and ecumenical agenda in context.

That means explaining how hard it is to separate the church in the United States from history, culture and government, according to the Rev. Larry Pickens, the commission's chief executive....

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SALDEF Urges Sikh American Community to be Vigilant Against Hate Crimes During 4th July Holiday

July 5, 2007

Author: Rajbir Singh Datta

Source: CivilRights.org

http://www.civilrights.org/remote-page.jsp?itemID=31022735

Washington D.C. – July 5, 2007: The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the nation's oldest Sikh civil rights and advocacy organization, urges the entire Sikh American community to be vigilant against possible bias motivated incidents during the July 4th holiday week.

During the course of the past...

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Muslims in Anti-Terror Campaign

July 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/6275772.stm

British Muslims are leading a new campaign condemning the recent attempted car bomb attacks in London and Glasgow.

The campaign, titled "Not in Our Name", will be launched across the UK with adverts in newspapers.

It emphasises "the Muslim community's rejection of any attempts to link any such criminal attacks to the...

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Sikh Teenager's Book Seeks to Explain his Faith

July 5, 2007

Author: Blair Anthony Robertson

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/257285.html

It wasn't long after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that Sikhs living in the United States realized something was terribly amiss. They had a big bull's-eye across their chests, or at least it felt that way.

Sikh men were wearing turbans -- so of course, they must be anti-American terrorists. That case of mistaken identity has been well documented...

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