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Op/ed: "Where's the 'Tolerance' for Christianity?"

September 13, 2006

Source: World Net Daily

http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=51949

On September 13, 2006 the World Net Daily published an opinion piece by Judge Roy Moore on the ten commandments controversy, "When did religious freedom cease to include the right to pray according to your own conscience? On Sept. 7, 2006, oral arguments were heard in the appeal of a case called Hinrichs v. Bosma, where the Indiana House of Representatives has been ordered by a...

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Dispute, Division over Award to Muslim Leader, Dr. Hathout

September 12, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/front/la-me-hathout12sep12,1,215339.story

On September 12, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported, "In a public hearing spiced with accusations of Jew-hating and Muslim-bashing, nearly four dozen religious, ethnic and civil rights activists spoke out Monday on whether a prominent Los Angeles Muslim should be disqualified from receiving a prestigious humanitarian award because...

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Australian PM Calls on Muslims to Speak Out Against Terror

September 11, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5333564.stm

On September 11, 2006 BBC News reported, "Australian Prime Minister John Howard has called on moderate Muslims to be more critical of terrorism. In comments to mark the anniversary of the 11 September 2001 attacks in the US, Mr Howard said: 'No decent genuine Muslim would support terrorism.' He also said Muslims must fully accept that Israel had a right to exist. Islamic leaders in Australia have...

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Religion Thriving in the US, According to Baylor Study

September 11, 2006

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/religion/4177637.html

On September 11, 2006 the Houston Chronicle reported, "Contrary to the impression given on the campaign trail, Americans do not believe God favors one political party over another, according to a national survey released today by the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion. The American Piety in the 21st Century survey also found that religion is not in decline in the United...

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Islamic Society of Boston Hosts Interfaith Gathering on 9/11 Anniversary

September 11, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/09/11/muslims_other_faiths_unite_to_reflect_heal/

On September 11, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Several dozen worshipers -- from spiritual mystics to Hasidic Jews and members of the Church of God in Christ -- joined the Boston Chapter of the Muslim American Society yesterday to trade jokes and suggestions about coping with life in today's fearful...

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9/11 Remembered with Peace Walk, Concert; South Asians Play Vital Role

September 11, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5334638.stm

On September 11, 2006 BBC News reported, "South Asian celebrities, peace activists and religious leaders have been taking part in events to mark the fifth anniversary of the attacks on the World trade Centre in the United States.

At the 'Hope not Hate' youth summit in Washington this weekend the Pakistani rock star, Salman Ahmad, performed John Lennon's 'Imagine' as well as his own hits....

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Five Years Later, Milford Sikhs Struggle as Symbols of Faith Become a Cause for Fear

September 11, 2006

Source: Milford Daily News

http://www.milforddailynews.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=99034

On September 11, 2006 the Milford Daily News reported, "The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, had nothing to do with Veena Chani, and yet, five years later, they made her life so much worse.

The Holliston resident is a Sikh, practicing a centuries-old religion that originated in what is now the Punjab region of India and Pakistan. The...

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Update: Arbitration Fails in Jerusalem's Museum of Tolerance Dispute

September 11, 2006

Source: Monterey Herald

Wire Service: AP

http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/montereyherald/news/politics/15493645.htm

On September 11, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Arbitration between Jewish and Arab groups over the building of a museum promoting religious tolerance on the site of an old Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem has failed, officials said Monday. The Los-Angeles based Simon Wiesenthal Center will...

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"We Are Brooklyn": One Muslim, One Jew, One Community

September 11, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0911/p12s01-ussc.html

On September 11, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "In the aftermath of 9/11, Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn had the potential to become a powder keg. Home to one of the highest concentrations of Jews and Muslims living together, the city's largest mosque and its largest Orthodox synagogue sit just three blocks apart. Dozens of FBI agents and immigration officials...

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Venerable Yifa to be Honored for Her Interfaith Work, Leadership

September 11, 2006

Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune

http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_4311028

On September 11, 2006 the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported, "Being a Buddhist nun is a far cry from what the Venerable Yifa had set out to do in her younger life. She wanted to be a politician. 'I was very ambitious,' Yifa remembered. 'I wanted to shake up the system.' But her priorities changed dramatically during a summer retreat she took at the age of 20. There, Yifa learned to meditate,...

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"In Gandhi's Footsteps": Conference on Non-Violence Precedes 9/11 Unity Walk

September 11, 2006

Source: Rediff

http://www.rediff.com/news/2006/sep/11aziz.htm

On September 11, 2006 Rediff reported, "A group of Gandhians will hold a rally at the Lincoln Memorial grounds in Washington, DC to commemorate two ideologically opposed events: the fifth anniversary of 9/11, and the 100th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's first-ever use of satyagraha. The Memphis, Tennessee-based MK Gandhi Institute, which is organising the rally, will also participate in an inter-faith 'Unity...

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Troy Interfaith Group to Host Monthly Visits to Houses of Worship, Beginning with Hindu Temple

September 10, 2006

Source: Observer and Eccentric Newspapers

http://www.hometownlife.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060910/NEWS22/609100456

On September 10, 2006 the Observer and Eccentric Newspapers reported, "With the belief that knowledge opens the path to understanding and acceptance, the Troy Interfaith Group is inviting residents to step inside a different faith community each month. The group will host free visitations at a different house of worship...

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School Forms Include Questions About Immigration Status, Raise Concerns

September 10, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/09/AR2006090900832.html?referrer=email

On September 10, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "A few weeks back, Linda Singh picked up the registration packet from her local school district. There, at the bottom of the first page, was the question regarding birthplace, followed by: 'If not USA, date entered USA.' It set off alarm bells...

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