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3rd Annual Sikh Children Day Celebration Held in Fremont

June 28, 2007

Author: Kashmir Shahi

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/592F79F5A16146F28725730800579CB0

If you are a young Sikh couple and need to start a new life and family and you visit Fremont and visit it especially on 'Sikh Children's day' you will feel this is the best place you could be in and the future of your children is secure.

Children celebrate 'Spirit Week' in...

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Georgia Muslim Barred From Court Over Islamic Scarf

June 28, 2007

Source: PRNewswire

http://fe31.news.sp1.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20070628/pl_usnw/georgia_muslim_barred_from_court_over_islamic_scarf

WASHINGTON, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group reported today that a Georgia Muslim seeking to contest a speeding ticket was allegedly barred from a courtroom in that state because she wears an Islamic headscarf, or hijab.

The...

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Santeria Priests Accuse Police of Force

June 27, 2007

Author: Elaine de Valle

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miamiherald.com/416/story/153502.html

Two Santeria priests -- including one who fought for the religious right to sacrifice animals -- say police used excessive force earlier this month when they stormed, guns drawn, into a Coral Gables home where the homeowner was conducting a ritual involving the sacrifice of 11 goats and 44 fowl.

''They came inside this house where priests, old...

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Justices Reject Suit on Federal Money for Faith-Based Office

June 26, 2007

Author: LINDA GREENHOUSE

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/26/washington/26faith.html

WASHINGTON, June 25 — The Supreme Court on Monday closed the courthouse door on a lawsuit challenging the Bush administration’s use of taxpayer money to support its Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

By a vote of 5 to 4, the court ruled that taxpayers could not sue to block federal expenditures that...

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Row Over Religion's Role in US Jails

June 25, 2007

Author: Justin Webb

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6228854.stm

Supporters of President George W Bush say it's one of his greatest achievements: encouraging religious organisations to help with the provision of basic social services.

Bobby Lytle says the InnerChange programme has changed his life

The White House has doled out millions of dollars of public funding to these bodies - many of them representing...

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Thousands Expected at the ICNA-MAS Convention: “Muhammad: Mercy To Humanity and Beyond”

June 25, 2007

Source: Islamic Circle of North America

http://www.icna.org/icna/press-releases/thousands-expected-at-the-icna-mas-convention-muhammad-mercy-to-humanity-and-be.html

National Muslim Convention to hold inter-faith dialogue and address growing Islamophobia. Thousands expected at the ICNA-MAS Convention: “Muhammad: Mercy To Humanity and Beyond” to take place in Hartford, CT on July 6-8.
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22nd Annual International Peace Prayer Day Honors Interfaith Leader

June 20, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/31BA20BE856FC1268725730000550F6D!OpenDocument

June 16, 2007. ESPANOLA, NM. On Saturday, June 16th, the 3HO Foundation in conjunction with Peace Cereals celebrated the 22nd annual International Peace Prayer Day at the Ram Das Puri campsite in the Jemez Mountains near Espanola, New Mexico.

Over 1000 people gathered at the mountain campsite...

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Convention Aims To Offer 'Window' On Muslim Life

June 19, 2007

Author: David A. Brensilver

Source: Islamic Circle of North America

http://www.icna.org/icna/icna-press-clippings/convention-aims-to-offer-window-on-muslim-life.html

Hartford — Muslim leaders hope next month to inform members of other faiths about theirs, and to dispel myths and stereotypes perpetuated by what the Islamic Circle of North America's secretary general called the “irresponsible...

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June 21 Set for 2007 National Prayer Day for Native Sacred Places

June 19, 2007

Source: Indian Country Today

http://www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?id=1096415253

WASHINGTON - Observances and ceremonies will be held across the country June 21 to mark the 2007 National Day of Prayer to Protect Native American Sacred Places. The exact times and days for public commemorations are listed below.

Some of the gatherings highlighted are educational forums, not religious ceremonies, and are open to the general public. Others are ceremonial and may...

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