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If Elected, Liberal Party Vows to Repeal Religious Portion of Tolerance Act

August 10, 2006

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/libs-coy-over-hatred-laws/2006/08/09/1154802962877.html

On August 10, 2006 The Age reported, "The state Liberal Party yesterday adopted its fourth position in four days on religious hatred laws — not to have a policy before the November election. Shadow attorney-general Andrew McIntosh said the party would repeal the religious section of the 'fundamentally flawed' Racial...

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Rochester Interfaith Community Calls for Peace in Middle East

August 10, 2006

Source: Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060810/OPINION02/608100358/1039/OPINION

On August 10, 2006 Democrat and Chronicle published a guest essay by Muhammad Shafiq, Imam of the Islamic Center of Rochester, and Denise Yarbrough, Interreligious/ecumentical Director of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, "As our world spirals ever downward into war and violence,...

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Southern Baptists Aid Lebanese Christian and Muslim Refugees

August 10, 2006

Source: Baptist Press

http://www.floridabaptistwitness.com/6263.article

On August 10, 2006 Baptist Press reported, "The frightened, protective Muslim mother finally agreed to let Christian medical workers take her sick 2-year-old daughter to the hospital. 'If you send me with one of your people, I am ready to go with her,' the Shiite woman told the Christians at Beirut Baptist School, where she has found shelter for her family from the fighting that raged near her home...

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Durham Area Religious Groups Pray for Peace in Middle East

August 10, 2006

Source: WRAL

http://www.wral.com/goodnews/9660917/detail.html

On August 10, 2006 WRAL reported, "A number of area nonprofit and faith organizations plan to hold a public day of prayer Sunday in response to escalating conflict in the Middle East. The Triangle Hope for Middle East Peace Prayer Day will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts. The event, which will be followed by a reception to promote interaction between people of...

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ADL Alleges Groups Organizing DC Rally Support Extremism

August 10, 2006

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ASUS_12/4870_12.htm

On August 10, 2006 the Anti-Defamation League reported, "The sponsors of an anti-Israel rally scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 12 in Washington, D.C., with related rallies taking place in San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles, have a history of providing a platform to an array of extremist views, including support for Palestinian terrorism and the terrorist group Hezbollah, calls for...

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Mormons, Muslims Team Up in Salt Lake for Middle East Relief Efforts

August 9, 2006

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_4154663

On August 9, 2006 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "As the latest round of violence in the Middle East continues to flare between Israel and Hezbollah, two disparate religious groups - Mormons and Muslims - have pooled their resources to aid the casualties of the conflict. Mormons, who have a long history of disaster preparedness, have the supplies. And Muslims, who consider charity one of the five pillars of...

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Nearly 2,000 Protest Victoria's Racial and Religious Tolerance Act

August 9, 2006

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/speaking-freely-is-risky-business-rally-told/2006/08/08/1154802889839.html

On August 9, 2006 The Age reported, "Victoria's religious hatred laws make it a crime to say in Melbourne what can freely be said in Sydney, a broadcaster and lawyer has told a rally against them. Peter Faris, QC, who participates in a weekly radio program, told about 2000...

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Fearful of Government Suspicion, US Muslims Donate Goods Instead of Money to Lebanese

August 9, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/08/AR2006080801246.html

On August 9, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "In a Detroit warehouse, boxes of diapers, water-purification tablets, lentils, rice, powdered milk and cooking oil are stacked almost to the ceiling, destined for Lebanon. More packages, mostly from individual donors across the country, arrive every day. But nobody -- not even...

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Harvard Student Allowed to Wear Kirpan

August 8, 2006

Source: 999 Today

http://www.999today.com/society/news/story/3494.html

On August 8, 2006 999 Today reported, "Harvard University has returned a Sikh student's kirpan (sword) as a result of the Sikh Coalition's intervention.

The student, Navdeep Singh, had voluntarily given his kirpan to a university administrator who requested that the administration be able to keep it while the university determined whether he would able to wear it on campus.

The...

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ACLU Claims Katrina Memorial Touts Religion

August 6, 2006

Source: United Press International

http://www.washtimes.com/upi/20060806-033447-7946r.htm

On August 6, 2006 the United Press International reported, "A planned New Orleans-area Hurricane Katrina memorial showing Jesus' face and a cross is religious and unconstitutional, a civil liberties group says. The 13-foot memorial to 129 Katrina victims in St. Bernard Parish has government support and is set to be located at a public waterway, the American Civil...

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West Virginia School Board Keeps Fight Over Jesus Photo Alive

August 4, 2006

Source: The Wall of Separation

http://blog.au.org/2006/08/bridgeport_batt.html

On August 4, 2006 The Wall of Separation reported, "A school board in West Virginia seems determined to wage a costly legal battle to keep a portrait of Jesus Christ on display in one of its high schools.

Last night, the Harrison County Board of Education for the second time voted to continue its support of a print of Jesus that hangs outside the principal’s office at Bridgeport...

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