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"Praying Indians" Honored in Natick on Memorial Day

May 30, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/05/30/honoring_sacrifices_of_praying_indians/

On May 30, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "To the remorseless beat of a deerskin drum, three Native Americans in tribal regalia chanted a list of battles and wars their ancestors had fought since the `Praying Indians' settled here in the 1650s. In prayers and song, the tribe paid...

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Latter-Day Saints and Muslims Team Up to Aid Indonesian Earthquake Victims

May 30, 2006

Source: ABC 4

http://www.abc4.com/local_news/local_headlines/story.aspx?content_id=C0444678-5B34-42D9-8F3E-724B6E5A6134

On May 30, 2006 ABC 4 reported, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is teaming up with Muslims to get the much-needed medical supplies to earthquake victims in Indonesia.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined with Islamic Relief Worldwide, one of the leading...

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European Churches Offer Hospitality to Many Muslim Immigrants

May 27, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/26/AR2006052601750.html

On May 27, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "They came politely to St. Hippolyte Catholic Church one Wednesday afternoon: the middle-aged mason from Algeria; the one-time farmer from Mali; the two young Mauritanians who had fled drought and despair stalking their desolate...

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Interfaith Coalition Launches "We Believe Ohio" Campaign to Counter Religious Right

May 26, 2006

Source: Cleveland Jewish News

http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/articles/2006/05/26/news/local/clergy0526.txt

On May 26, 2006 Cleveland Jewish News reported, "Clapping and singing 'We Are Living the Life of God,' over 100 clergy from Northeast Ohio marched down the aisles of a Cleveland Play House theater, up onto the stage, and into the political arena. In their clerical collars, skullcaps, kipot and turbans, the interfaith group of...

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New Jersey Sikhs Meet with Department of Education to Discuss Bias in Schools

May 26, 2006

Source: SikhSangat.org

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1057.shtml

On May 26, 2006 SikhSangat.org reported, "New Jersey Sikhs met with Department of Education Acting Commissioner Lucille Davey to discuss ensuring Sikh school children are free from bias and harassment. Assembly Member Upendra Chivukula initiated and organized the meeting held in Trenton. Sikh students, community leaders, and school guidance counselors attended the meeting with Commissioner...

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Ohio Law Approves Posting State Motto in Schools, Invoking God

May 26, 2006

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/192/story_19223_1.html

On May 26, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "When Ohio public school students return to class this fall, they could see a prominent new name among the student body -- God.

The state General Assembly this week passed a bill that would require public schools to post donated copies of the U.S. or Ohio mottoes, each of which contain the word 'God.'

House Bill 184...

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Coalition of Palestinian and Israeli Women Push Bi-Lateral Talks

May 26, 2006

Source: peacejournalism.com/womensenews

http://peacejournalism.com/ReadArticle.asp?ArticleID=8926

On May 26, 2006 Women's eNews reported, "As the Israeli-Palestinian conflict appears increasingly intractable, a group of women are pressing bilateral spirit into a peace process they say still stands a chance of revival. To keep the hope of peace alive, Israelis and Palestinians must engage in genuine negotiations, warned members of the International Women's...

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London Conference to Explore Islam in the West

May 24, 2006

Source: IBN.net/Islamonline.net

http://news.ibn.net/newsgen.asp?url=lconf

On May 24, 2006 Islamonline.net reported, "London will play host to a three-day conference to be attended by 140 Muslim academics and community leaders from 25 European countries to develop a moderate image of Islam in the West and improve integration of Muslim minorities. 'We believe that Islam can contribute in a very positive way to European society to the benefit of both Muslims and non-Muslims,'...

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Opinion: "Is Islam Misunderstood in America?" By Mohamed Elshinnawi

May 24, 2006

Source: VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/english/2006-05-24-voa33.cfm

On May 24, 2006 VOA News published an opinion piece by Mohamed Elshinnawi, "A new survey of U.S. public attitudes toward Muslim-Americans and Islam finds that a majority of Americans -- 55 percent -- regard Muslim-Americans favorably, but that smaller numbers -- only 41 percent -- have favorable impressions of Islam as a religion. The study by the Washington, D.C.-based Pew Research Center indicates...

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Founding Member of Ontario Sikh Community Dies

May 23, 2006

Source: SikhSangat.org

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1049.shtml

On May 23, 2006 SikhSangat.org reported, "To the province's Sikh community, he was a pioneer. Kuldeep Singh Chhatwal was the first Sikh to move his family into Ontario in the 1950s. In the 1960s, the Kitchener resident was a founding member of the local Golden Triangle Sikh Association. In the 1970s, he helped establish the first Sikh temple in Toronto and in the 1980s, he did the same in...

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Confucianists Seek Religious Status in China

May 22, 2006

Source: United Press International

http://www.wpherald.com/print.php?StoryID=20060522-101524-8088r

On May 22, 2006 the United Press International reported, "Confucianists in Hong Kong are seeking inclusion among religions recognized by the Chinese government, on a par with Buddhism, Taosim, Christianity and Islam.

Tong Yun-kai, president of Hong Kong's Confucian Academy, is leading the campaign to register Confucianism as a major Chinese religion...

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Muslims in Jakarta March in Favor of Anti-Pornography Bill

May 22, 2006

Source: todayonline.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.todayonline.com/articles/119743.asp

On May 22, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Up to 100,000 people jammed streets in the Indonesian capital yesterday, shouting slogans and hoisting banners in support of a proposed anti-pornography law that critics fear will erode the mostly Muslim nation's secular traditions. The protesters, who arrived in buses organised by mosques and conservative...

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Sikhs Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month at the White House

May 22, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/7BC105EF5AF004898725717A00653809

On May 22, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "President George W. Bush welcomed over 100 Asians from many backgrounds in a ceremony celebrating the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in the East room of the White House last week. Among the guests of Asian descent were [the] President’s Cabinet Secretary of Transportation Norman...

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