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Religious Leaders Call for End to Torture in New York Times Ad

June 13, 2006

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/home_article_display.aspx?ITEM=898

On June 13, 2006 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported, "Today, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) ran a full-page advertisement on the op-ed pages of the New York Times calling for the elimination of torture and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment as part of U.S. policy. The ad is signed by 27 religious...

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Federal Judge Upholds "In God We Trust" on U.S. Currency

June 13, 2006

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/193/story_19322.html

On June 13, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "A federal judge in California ruled against an atheist on Monday (June 12) who argued that minting the phrase 'In God We Trust' on U.S. currency violated constitutional prohibitions against the government promoting religious ideas. Following precedent established by a 1970 court decision, U.S. District Judge Frank C. Damrell Jr. ruled that...

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Muslim Boy Scout Troop in Jersey City Connects Boys to Wilderness, Faith

June 12, 2006

Source: Herald News

http://www.bergen.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkzNTcmZmdiZWw3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTY5NDc0ODgmeXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXky

On June 12, 2006 the Herald News reported, "If America's image of a Boy Scout is the rosy-cheeked chap with a neckerchief in a Norman Rockwell painting, then the boys of Troop 469 offer an image-update. And if America's darkest image of a Muslim...

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Update: Wiccan Tax Exemption Case Before State Supreme Court

June 12, 2006

Source: LifeSiteNews.com

http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2006/jun/06061202.html

On June 12, 2006 LifeSiteNews.com reported, "A Wiccan group has challenged Florida state tax-exemption on sales of religious articles and publications, after the organization lost its own tax-exemption status on items for sale. Tax exemption was withdrawn from the Wiccan Religious Cooperative because it did not own a place of worship, required by the Department of Revenue rules, reported the...

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Muslim Mothers Organization in Cincinnati Advocates Tolerance

June 11, 2006

Source: The Enquirer

http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060611/NEWS01/606110356/-1/CINCI

On June 11, 2006 The Enquirer reported, "Saba Chughtai and Shakila Ahmad didn't draw the crowds Saturday that anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan did the night before. And they didn't badmouth President Bush or the war in Iraq. But these Muslim mothers brought the same message as Sheehan to the New Thought Unity Center. The...

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United Sikhs Attends Interfaith Meeting on Disaster Preparedness

June 10, 2006

Source: SikhSangat.com

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1095.shtml

On June 10, 2006 SikhSangat.com reported, "UNITED SIKHS attended the third Annual Clergy Summit meeting on 1 st June 2006 on how to empower and protect congregations and communities through disasters preparedness. The meeting, organized by the New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS), at the New York University's Kimmel center, focused on best practises for religious leaders and was...

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World Sikh Council Stands in Solidarity with EU Sikhs on Kirpan Discrimination

June 6, 2006

Source: World Sikh Council - American Region Press Release

http://www.worldsikhcouncil.org/

On June 6, 2006 a World Sikh Council - American Region Press Release reported, "The World Sikh Council – America Region (WSC-AR) appreciates and stands in solidarity with the efforts of Sikhs in the European Union (EU), led by the Sikh Federation (UK), in refusing to enter the EU Parliament in Brussels, Belgium on May 31, 2006 without their kirpaans. The WSC-AR supports the courageous...

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Editorial: "[Muslim] Group Encourages Volunteer Work"

June 5, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/opinion/editorial/sfl-edittdislamjun05,0,7826873.story

On June 5, 2006 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel ran an editorial that read, "To their great credit, many Muslim organizations in the United States have been working to counteract negative views of their religion resulting from the terrorism of Islamic extremists. One of the foremost of these groups is the Council...

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Blacks and Latinos Gather in LA Mosque to Discuss Immigration, Jobs

June 4, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-unity4jun04,1,7426272.story

On June 4, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported, "A forum to discuss the viewpoints of Latinos and African Americans on such issues as immigration and jobs attracted about 200 people — and 20 protesters — Saturday night to a mosque near downtown Los Angeles. The event was intended to be the first of monthly 'black and brown roundtables' on topics that tend to...

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Alamo Car Rental Found Guilty of Religious Bias

June 3, 2006

Source: Arab American News

http://www.arabamericannews.com/newsarticle.php?articleid=5454

On June 3, 2006 the Arab American News reported, "In a legal victory for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Arizona Federal District Court Judge Roslyn Silver ruled that Alamo Car Rental took part in post-9/11 backlash discrimination based on religion when it terminated a Somali customer sales representative in December 2001 for refusing to remove...

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Muslim Girl Discriminated Against by Teacher

May 31, 2006

Source: News4Jax.com

http://www.news4jax.com/news/9300683/detail.html

On May 31, 2006 News4Jax.com reported, "A Jacksonville family recently filed a complaint with the school board, claiming a teacher at a Southside elementary school discriminated against their daughter because she's Muslim. Alana Scott says she felt rejected when her cello instructor would not let her participate in a school concert. Ten-year-old Alana Scott said she was forbidden to perform with her...

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Opinion: "Indonesia's City of Soul Mourns" by Irfan Yusuf

May 30, 2006

Source: alt.muslim

http://www.altmuslim.com/perm.php?id=P1718_0_24_0

On May 30, 2006 alt.muslim published a piece by Irfan Yusuf, a lawyer, writer and occasional lecturer based in Sydney, Australia: "If you wish to discover the real spirit of Indonesia, you need to look beyond the beaches and nightclubs of Bali. You also have to look beyond the traffic jams of Jakarta or the art deco conference halls of Bandung. Indonesia's real cultural and spiritual heart is Jogja....

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