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To Fight AIDS, Interfaith Collaboration Needed

August 22, 2006

Source: Zenit News Agency

http://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=93626

On August 22, 2006 the Zenit News Agency reported, "A 'road map' for interfaith collaboration is necessary to address the AIDS pandemic, says an adviser to Caritas Internationalis. People of faith can no longer allow themselves the luxury of segmented and separated responses to AIDS, said Father Robert Vitillo during an interreligious conference on the topic, held Aug. 12. The...

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"Serving God by Serving Humanity": Livermore Hindu Temple Reaches Out with Health Care, Interfaith Work

August 21, 2006

Source: Media News

http://www.insidebayarea.com/bayarealiving/ci_4213273

On August 21, 2006 Media News reported, "Dr. Kishore Narra began volunteering at the Livermore Shiva-Vishnu Temple's biweekly health clinic almost four years ago as a way to give back to his community. The doctor of internal medicine, also a longtime devotee at the temple, said the temple is more than a religious landmark. It also is a place for those looking for public services. 'People go to...

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Little Evidence of Radicalism in Diverse American Muslim Community, but Concerns about the Next Generation

August 20, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/ideas/articles/2006/08/20/hearts_and_minds/

On August 20, 2006 The Boston Globe published a piece by Drake Bennett, "After 9/11, foreign policy scholars quickly took to describing terrorism as the dark underside of globalization. Al Qaeda was like a multinational corporation, the thinking went, and the money and men that had been used to such murderous effect were simply part of a larger...

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Troop 394: Boy Scouts, Americans, Muslims

August 20, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-bb20troop0aug20,0,516577.story

On August 20, 2006 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "Hassene Chaabane has been a Boy Scout all his life, so he jumped at the recent opportunity to introduce scouting to a new group of youths. Chaabane, 31, who attends religious services at the Islamic Center of Boca Raton, is spearheading the formation of Cub...

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SALDEF Working for Safety of Sikhs in After Most Recent Terror Arrests

August 15, 2006

Source: Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund

http://www.saldef.org/content.aspx?&a=1549&z=1&title=SALDEF%20Works%20with%2

On August 15, 2006 the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund reported, "Following the successfully foiled attempted terrorist activity at London’s Heathrow Airport late last week, the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) has been in direct contact with federal agencies including...

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Op/ed: "Does Tolerance Disarm Religious Liberals?"

August 15, 2006

Source: UU World

http://www.uuworld.org/ideas/articles/samharrischallengesliberalreligioustolerance5817.shtml

On August 15, 2006 the UU World published an opinion piece by Warren R. Ross, "In his best-selling book, The End of Faith, Sam Harris takes a dim view of the consequences of religious belief. 'As long as it is acceptable for a person to believe that he knows how God wants everyone on earth to live,' he writes, 'we...

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Rebuilding the Bamiyan Buddhas

August 14, 2006

Source: Tricycle

http://www.tricycle.com/issues/innews/3564-1.html

On August 14, 2006 Tricycle reported, "There's not much to be optimistic about in Afghanistan, but residents of Bamiyan are hopeful that the famous Buddhas of their town, destroyed by the Taliban in March of 2001, can be rebuilt. Searching through the rubble for fragments of the statues, paid $5 a day by a United Nations-funded project, locals remember the better days of tourism, when Bamiyan had twenty...

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Estimated 30,000 Rally at White House

August 13, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=3621

On August 13, 2006 a Muslim American Society Press Release reported, "Saturday's National Emergency March on Washington, in defense of Lebanon and Palestine, bringing over 30,000 Muslims from across the nation, was a huge success. The event, sponsored by the Muslim American Society's Freedom Foundation (MAS Freedom), the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, and the National Council of Arab...

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Lebanon Supporters Encircle the White House

August 13, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2006/08/13/lebanon_supporters_rally_in_dc/

On August 13, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "Thousands of people circled the White House yesterday in a passionate demonstration supporting Lebanon, the country at the center of the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah. Hundreds of red, white, and green Lebanese flags bearing the country's emblematic cedar tree waved...

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Interfaith Rally in Seattle Calls for End to Violence

August 12, 2006

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/281037_peacemarch12.html

On August 12, 2006 the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported, "Shehle Anwar has seen images of the suffering in Lebanon, from a war that has already claimed hundreds of lives. Still, someday soon, she hopes people will be willing to put aside their geographical divisions and political differences, and fighting will end in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world....

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WHF Augurs: "21st Century Belongs to Hindus"

August 11, 2006

Author: Dr. Hari Bansh Jha

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/archives/1996/8-11/1996-8-11-05.shtml

With the message that the 21st century belongs to the Hindus, the three-day 11th International Executive Committee Meeting of the World Hindu Federation (WHF) ended on May 4, 1996, on top of the world at Kathmandu, Nepal. After reading a message of goodwill from His Majesty, the King, Nepal's Prime Minister, Bher Bahadur...

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ADL Denounces UNHRC Resolution as Anti-Semitic

August 11, 2006

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/IslME_62/4871_62.htm

On August 11, 2006 the Anti-Defamation League reported, "The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today denounced the UN Human Rights Council for passing a resolution which falsely accuses Israel of massacring thousands of civilians in Lebanon while ignoring Hezbollah's barrage of rocket attacks against Israeli cities and use of human shields. 'The Human Rights Council has adopted wholesale a false...

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Kirpan Case at Harvard Indicates Need for School Policies

August 11, 2006

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=514086

On August 11, 2006 The Harvard Crimson reported, "A Sikh student at the Harvard Summer School who carries a kirpan�a sword worn sheathed and under clothing by baptized Sikhs as an article of faith�had his kirpan taken away from him in mid-July by Harvard administrators, though pressure from a Sikh advocacy group caused Harvard to return the kirpan soon afterwards.

Administrators...

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