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Holy Missteps

February 24, 2007

Author: Pamela Miller

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/614/story/1022076.html

While growing up in Vermont, Sabrina Rood attended a Congregational church and did not know many Catholics. So when she moved to Minnesota and began taking psychology classes at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, she learned some things that weren't in the textbook.

One winter's day she got to class early and was reading when the first two...

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Cross, Note Left at Zen Buddhist Temple

February 23, 2007

Author: MARIANNE RZEPKA

Source: Ann Arbor News/The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=62,3757,0,0,1,0

Ann Arbor, MI (USA) -- Someone left an odd message for the members of the Zen Buddhist Temple last month. The person opening the front gate on a Sunday morning found a 6-foot-tall cross leaning against the wall that fronts the temple at 1214 Packard Road. Attached to the cross was a message: "Dear sinners, Repent and ye...

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Peace, Love and Sikhism

February 23, 2007

Author: Maxim Kniazkov

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washtimes.com/culture/20070222-111036-9366r.htm

ESPANOLA, N.M. -- For all intents and purposes, Peter the long-haired counterculture firebrand has died to be born again. Faded jeans, rainbow-colored T-shirts, and sandals and beads went into a trash bin along with LSD, hallucinogenic mushrooms, pot and other traditional paraphernalia of hippie life.

Out went his birth...

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Hindu Chaplain Installed At University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

February 22, 2007

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2007/2/22.shtml#4

DARTMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS, February 20, 2007: In one of the unique events that took place in the history of the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Swami Yogatmananda was installed as the Hindu Chaplain of the University, amongst the invocations to the beholder of the universe, chanting of peace mantra for the planet and echoes of conch blowing. The installation ceremony was graced by Dr....

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Jewish and Muslim Students Look for Kosher Food in Dining Halls

February 21, 2007

Author: Zachary Moser-Katz

Source: Technician

http://media.www.technicianonline.com/media/storage/paper848/news/2007/02/21/News/Jewish.And.Muslim.Students.Look.For.Kosher.Food.In.Dining.Halls-2731772.shtml

Some Jewish and Muslim students living on campus report that following kosher dietary restrictions can be challenging and the University...

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Interfaith Event brings Together the Many Faces of Loyola University Chicago

February 21, 2007

Author: William Barrett

Source: The Phoenix

http://media.www.loyolaphoenix.com/media/storage/paper673/news/2007/02/21/News/Interfaith.Event.Brings.Together.The.Many.Faces.Of.Luc-2733060.shtml

The Simpson Multi-Purpose Room became a melting pot of cultural and religious discourse Thursday as six selected panelists recounted their interfaith experiences in...

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"Roxbury's Passion and the Boston Globe's Problem With Muslims," a Commentary by Joachim Martillo & Karin Friedemann

February 20, 2007

Author: Joachim Martillo and Karin Friedemann

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/roxburys_passion_and_the_boston_globes_problem_with_muslims/0013192

Local college and university alumni decided to contribute something to our city. Do they have the right to erect a place of worship in Boston? They are American citizens. Does it matter...

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First Muslim Cemetery Opens in Alaska

February 20, 2007

Author: JULIA O'MALLEY

Source: Anchorage Daily News

http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/ap_alaska/story/8656236p-8548061c.html

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 1998 newspaper story about two Muslim children mistakenly buried on top of each other in Palmer left Ake Dobrova weak with outrage.

One of the children had to be exhumed and reburied, a violation of Muslim beliefs. The cemetery mix-up caused anguish all around.

"I...

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"Roxbury's Passion and the Boston Globe's Problem With Muslims," a Commentary by Joachim Martillo & Karin Friedemann

February 20, 2007

Author: Joachim Martillo and Karin Friedemann

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/roxburys_passion_and_the_boston_globes_problem_with_muslims/0013192

Local college and university alumni decided to contribute something to our city. Do they have the right to erect a place of worship in Boston? They are American citizens. Does it matter...

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"Roxbury's Passion and the Boston Globe's Problem With Muslims," a Commentary by Joachim Martillo & Karin Friedemann

February 20, 2007

Author: Joachim Martillo and Karin Friedemann

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/roxburys_passion_and_the_boston_globes_problem_with_muslims/0013192

Local college and university alumni decided to contribute something to our city. Do they have the right to erect a place of worship in Boston? They are American citizens. Does it matter...

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National Interfaith Seminar: Clerics Urged to Aid Fight HIV, AIDS

February 20, 2007

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2007%5C02%5C20%5Cstory_20-2-2007_pg11_12

ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a two-day national interfaith seminar that began here on Monday highlighted the key role the religious leaders could play in the fight against AIDS.

The National AIDS Control Programme (NACP), Ministry of Health and the Inter-Religious Council for Health (IRCH) have organised the seminar. The...

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Islam Gaining Ground in Eastern Connecticut

February 20, 2007

Author: JULIE A. VARUGHESE

Source: Norwich Bulletin

http://www.norwichbulletin.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070220/NEWS01/702200302

NORWICH -- Sami Ahmed, who left Pakistan for the United States in 1983, began a Friday night Muslim prayer meeting at his house in Greeneville five years ago. At the time, three or four people attended the meetings. Now, between 30 and 40 Muslims meet weekly at his house.

"It...

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"Religious Environmentalism: Some Good News for a Change," a Commentary by Roger S. Gottlieb

February 20, 2007

Author: Roger S. Gottlieb

Source: Cayman Net News

http://www.caymannetnews.com/cgi-script/csArticles/articles/000118/011857.htm

There are few easier ways to fish—in the (very) short run, of course—than using dynamite. However the long-term results—depletion of fish stocks, destruction of the sheltering coral reef—made the government of Tanzania forbid the practice. But local fisherman continued...

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