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Indiana Race Relations Council Organizes Vigil at Vandalized Mosque

July 24, 2006

Source: Northwest Indiana News

http://www.thetimesonline.com/articles/2006/07/24/news/top_news/4a2f767c2b0be05f862571b4007ddde3.txt

On July 24, 2006 Northwest Indiana News reported, "The Northwest Indiana Race Relations Council is urging the public to attend an ecumenical gathering at 3 p.m. Sunday at The Islamic Center of Michigan City, the mosque that recently sustained nearly $9,000 in damage from vandalism.
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Muslim Musicians to Perform Charity Concert

July 23, 2006

Source: Daily Record

http://www.dailyrecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060723/COMMUNITIES/607230350/1203/NEWS01

On July 23, 2006 Daily Record reported, "Sami Yusuf and Native Deen are not household names in American homes that don't have prayer rugs pointing to Mecca, but these musicians are the soundtrack for many Muslim homes, cars and iPods. The artists, with notable Muslim comedians and lesser-known acts, will lend...

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Columbia Hindu Temple Holds Fundraiser Concert

July 21, 2006

Source: The Missouran

http://columbiamissourian.com/news/story.php?ID=20724

On July 21, 2006 The Missouran reported, "In its first large-scale fundraiser since it opened in September, the Hindu Temple and Community Center of Mid-Missouri will host a morning concert of classical Indian music by singer Sandhya Pandurangi. Organizers hope that, in addition to raising money for the temple, the event will increase the visibility of Indian culture in Columbia, temple...

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Sikh Ameican Legal Defense Education Fund Applauds Passage of Voting Rights Act

July 21, 2006

Source: Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund

http://www.saldef.org/content.aspx?&a=1507&z=1&title=SALDEF%20Applauds%20Swift%20Congressional%20Passage%20of%20the%20Voting%20Rights%20Act

On July 21, 2006 the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund reported, "The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the nation’s oldest Sikh American Civil...

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"New World Blood Libel" By Spencer Drew

July 20, 2006

Source: Martin Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2006/0720.shtml

On July 20, 2006 the Martin Marty Center published an essay by Spencer Drew, a Ph.D. candidate in Religion and Literature at the University of Chicago Divinity School: "Last month in Tampa, Florida, a grave was robbed. The body of a six-year-old boy killed by a car in 1975 was stolen. Police immediately speculated, publicly, that this crime was 'more' than...

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Opinion: "Our Motto Risks Becoming 'Over God We Fight'" by Charles Haynes

July 20, 2006

Source: North County Gazette

http://www.northcountrygazette.org/articles/072006OurMotto.html

On July 20, 2006 North County Gazette published an opinion piece by Charles Haynes, a senior scholar at the First Amendment Center: "Lest we forget, our first national motto (adopted by the Founders in 1782) was E pluribus unum - out of many, one. But look around America these days and you'll see plenty of 'pluribus' but very little 'unum.' Divided and angry, many...

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Anti-Abortion Group Burns Qur'an, Pride Flag

July 20, 2006

Source: Clarion-Ledger

http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060720/NEWS/607200393/1001/news

On July 20, 2006 Clarion-Ledger reported, "Jackson Muslims and a statewide interfaith group reacted with disgust Wednesday to reports that the national anti-abortion group Operation Save America burned a Quran during a Tuesday night gathering at a Pearl church.

'A group that acts in such a hateful way does not...

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Muslim-Run Shelter for Women and Children in Whitby Celebrates 10th Anniversary

July 20, 2006

Source: Durham Region News

http://www.durhamregion.com/dr/regions/whitby/story/3601248p-4162769c.html

On July 20, 2006 Durham Region News reported, "The Muslim Welfare Home for Needy Women and Children in Whitby celebrated its 10th anniversary on July 20 by unveiling new renovations to its 33-bed shelter. More than $78,000 was provided through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's (CMHC) Shelter Enhancement Program to renovate the Whitby...

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Florida Hindus Plan State-wide Get-Together

July 19, 2006

Source: Hindu Press International

On July 19, 2006 Hindu Press International reported, "The Hindu Society of America will be presenting a unique opportunity for all Hindus in Florida to come together at the first-ever Hindu Sangam. The event will feature a diverse venue, with something for every member of the Hindu family, and without an entry fee. Hundreds of students will kick-off the event with a massive Ganesh puja. Every participant will receive a Ganesh Deity with which they can participate in the ceremony. For adults, there will be discussions on...

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Conference to Gather Online Bloggers

July 18, 2006

Source: The Times Union Albany

http://www.faithinpubliclife.org/content/news/2006/07/conference_to_gather_online_fa.html

On July 18, 2006 The Times Union Albany reported, "Faith bloggers from across the country will meet at Montclair State University in New Jersey this weekend for the first Progressive Faith Bloggers Conference. Leaders from the faith Web log community will meet to discuss faith, politics and their role in the...

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Jews, Muslims Work to Keep Local Dialogue Going

July 18, 2006

Author: Charles A. Radin

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2006/07/18/jews_muslims_work_to_keep_local_dialogue_going/

Local Jews and Muslims are working hard to keep their interfaith groups alive and communications open as the Middle East conflict deepens.

So far, leaders say, they are succeeding -- partly by concentrating on long-term,...

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Local Interfaith Dialogues Respond to Middle East Conflict

July 18, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/07/18/jews_muslims_work_to_keep_local_dialogue_going/

On July 18, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Local Jews and Muslims are working hard to keep their interfaith groups alive and communications open as the Middle East conflict deepens. So far, leaders say, they are succeeding -- partly by concentrating on long-term,...

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Latino Muslims Gather in Hayward to Support Each Other

July 17, 2006

Source: Inside Bay Area

http://www.insidebayarea.com/localnews/ci_4061508

On July 17, 2006 Inside Bay Area reported, "On a sunny afternoon, a dozen people file into the teaching room at Zaytuna Institute, a Muslim teaching center in downtown Hayward. But they have not showed up to learn about the Prophet Muhammad, Islam or the Arabic language. They are gathered to enjoy fellowship with one another and discuss what it means to be a Latino Muslim in the Bay Area....

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Dearborn Muslims Call Upon Businesses to Shut Down in Protest of Israeli Strikes

July 17, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060717/NEWS06/607170401

On July 17, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "Muslims attending a memorial service at a Dearborn mosque Sunday evening called upon businesses along Warren Avenue in Dearborn to shut down at 5 p.m. Tuesday to protest Israeli action in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip. About 1,500 people attended the service at the Islamic Center of America in memory...

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