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Hillary Attends Launch of Directory of US Gurdwaras

July 4, 2007

Author: JS Bedi

Source: IndiaPost.com

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/588/

Anaheim Hills, CA: The So Cal Sikh sangat officially launched the 2007 Directory of Gurdwaras in USA. Gurbaksh Singh Bhasin, Ken Singh and Jagjit Singh Bains officially released the directory on behalf of the community. This was done at a breakfast reception at the home of Priti and Dr Anil Shah. The launching took place in the presence of leading luminaries including...

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Hundreds Gather in Peekskill for Prayer Event

July 2, 2007

Author: BRIAN HOWARD

Source: The Journal News

http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070702/NEWS01/707020341/1028/NEWS12

PEEKSKILL - More than 200 people gathered yesterday afternoon for Peekskill's first Unified Day of Prayer.

"It's a day for morale, inspiration and faith," said Clarence Brown, a member of Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Peekskill. "If it springs out here, it'll...

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Task Force Issues Divestment Recommendations

July 2, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/press02/PR070307A.html

LAWRENCE, Massachusetts...(July 2, 2007)... The New England Conference of The United Methodist Church has issued its Divestment Task Force report, including recommendations for divestment from twenty companies identified as supporting the Israeli occupation in Palestine.

Based on the research and findings of the Conference's Divestment Task...

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A Wide Range of Clergy Will Participate at Arlington National Cemetery July 4th

July 2, 2007

Author: Michael Hess

Source: BBS News

http://bbsnews.net/article.php/2007070223370233

BBSNews 2007-07-02 -- America's first VA-issued gravestone containing both a Christian cross and Wiccan pentacle will be dedicated on the 4th of July at Arlington National Cemetery across the Potomac River from Washington, DC.

Wiccans, Christians, and those of other religions from across the nation will be taking part in the interfaith service, which will be...

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School Teaches 'We' Instead of 'Me'

July 2, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/567

It's only three words - a total of six letters. But the "Me to We" slogan helps students understand what service is all about, says the principal of the Maxwell International School, located in the woods of Vancouver Island.

"By adopting what Canadian youth activist Craig Kielberger calls the 'Me to We' philosophy, we help our students to be less 'me'-centered and more...

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Threats Made after Glasgow Attack

July 1, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/6258544.stm

Scotland's only Muslim MP has said that threats have been made towards members of the Muslim community, following the Glasgow Airport attack.

Mohammad Sarwar told BBC Scotland that he had received calls from people who had been threatened or targeted by abusive graffiti.

Strathclyde Police said there have been a couple of "minor...

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Indians Protest Library Artifacts

July 1, 2007

Author: Bradford L. Miner

Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

http://www.telegram.com/article/20070701/NEWS/70701004/1008/NEWS02

BARRE— Bright sun, a nearly cloudless, azure sky and a light breeze. The conditions were perfect for a picnic in North Park.

And in fact, several on hand yesterday morning protesting the continued custody by the Barre Library Association of artifacts deemed to be sacred Oglala Sioux relics...

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After 1 Hour, 25 Speakers, Council Approves Hindu Temple

June 30, 2007

Author: Ray Parker

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/community/chandler/articles/0629cr-council0630-on.html

The Chandler City Council approved the construction of a Hindu temple in the central part of town, but only after listening for more than an hour to 25 speakers divided on the issue.

James Mowbray expressed the views of many of the neighborhood residents during Thursday night's meeting...

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Sikh Heritage Dinner Event in Washington Again Draws Applause from American Lawmakers

June 30, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/454E3F4A331DF4DF8725730F0046D458

Washington, June 30, 2007 - Heavy thunderstorms and major political battles at the Capitol Hill did not prevent 250 Sikhs and many lawmakers to attend the 4th annual Sikh American Heritage Dinner reception at the Capitol Hill on June 12, 2007. Many Congress Representatives and Senators, who dropped by in between the votes on major...

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The Hindu Council UK Defends and Promotes Issues Pertinent to the Hindu Community

June 30, 2007

Author: Michael Binyon

Source: Hindu Press International / The Times

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2007/7/19.shtml#3

UNITED KINGDOM, June 30, 2007: Mr. Anil Bhanot, general secretary of the Hindu Council UK, speaks candidly about the challenges facing Hindus in the UK and about the role the Hindu Council has played in lobbying for British Hindus in the country. Times correspondent Michael Binyon explains, "Hindus in Britain have a problem: they fit...

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ADL Sponsors 'Streetball Hafla' Summer Camp for Arab and Jewish Teenagers

June 29, 2007

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/IslME_62/5090_62.htm

Jerusalem, June 29, 2007 ... The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) teamed up with the Israeli Ministry of Science, Culture and Sports to put together a unique basketball summer camp for Arab and Jewish teenagers in the Galilee.

The camp, dubbed "Streetball Hafla," involved some 160 teenagers and their coaches from 14 villages and communities in northern Israel. They participated in a three-day...

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Sharing Faiths: Program Brings Sacred Jewish Texts to Mosques

June 29, 2007

Author: DAVID CRUMM

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070629/NEWS05/706290321/1001/NEWS

A national pilot program to link Jews and Muslims with sacred books kicked off in Detroit on Thursday with the delivery of 17 Jewish books to one of the city's leading mosques.

"I hope this idea extends from Detroit across the U.S. and even throughout the world," Dawud Walid,...

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