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Sikh Woman Honored for Bringing Yoga to Incarcerated Youth

May 19, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/4335D775A0350F6D872571730062D0B1

On May 19, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "FAMLI, Inc., sponsor of the 14th Annual Malcolm X Festival, will honor the accomplishments of Krishna Kaur with the Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday, May 18, 2006... Krishna Kaur is a phenomenal woman with a spiritual vision. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Krishna has been teaching the...

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Progressives at Washington Conference Seek to Inspire Spiritual Activism

May 19, 2006

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/191/story_19179.html

On May 19, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "After wandering the political desert for nearly 40 years, organizers of a 'Spiritual Activism' conference here [in Washington D.C.] this week said that the religious left is taking tentative steps toward the Promised Land. 'We're talking about first, baby steps here,' said Rabbi Michael Lerner, head of the Network of Spiritual Progressives...

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Latino-Muslim Exchange Project Helps Kids Discover Cross-Cultural Similarities

May 19, 2006

Source: Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/atoz/article_1148108.php

On May 19, 2006 the Orange County Register reported, "When Endy Galindo, 12, takes snapshots of her life, she photographs parked Cadillacs in her neighborhood and her younger siblings. Her new friend, 11-year-old Mariyah Saiduddin, takes photos of herself wearing a hijab, traditional Muslim attire, and glasses. Galindo, a Mexican-American, and Saiduddin, a...

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Update: Muslim American Society Gets Involved in Immigrant Day Activities

May 17, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=3330

On May 17, 2006 a Muslim American Society Press Release reported, "Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation is encouraging all area Muslims to join the mobilization rally for Immigrant rights on Wednesday, May 17 on the National Mall in Washington, DC, starting at 4 pm. People are asked to assemble between 12th to 14th Streets NW between Madison and Jefferson Avenue. MAS Freedom...

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Immigrant Muslims Turn to African American Muslims on Civil Rights Issues

May 16, 2006

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=10521

On May 16, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "Many African-American Muslims can trace their Islamic heritage to slaves who were brought to North America in the 17th century, some 10 percent to 30 percent of whom were estimated to be Muslim. They call themselves, as a matter of pride, 'indigenous Muslims.'

Together, black Muslims account for about a quarter of the country's...

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Immigration Reform Impacts Sikh Community

May 16, 2006

Source: Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org/advisories/immigration051606.htm

On May 16, 2006 the Sikh Coalition reported, "Millions of immigrant rights supporters have taken to the streets over the past months calling for immigration reform. The proposed changes in immigration law will have a long lasting impact on tens of thousands of Sikhs and their families living in the United States... Terwinder Kaur, a mother of two American-born children, was...

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Interfaith Initiatives Increased Significantly After 9/11, According to Hartford Seminary Study

May 16, 2006

Source: Religion News Service/Belief Net

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/191/story_19133_1.html

On May 16, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "Differing faith communities are coming together with more frequency to pray together and serve together than before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a new survey reports. The survey, sponsored by the Cooperative Congregational Studies Partnership, shows that approximately 22 percent of polled congregations reported...

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Muslim American Society Encourages Muslims to Participate in Immigrant Rights Rally

May 15, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=3327

On May 15, 2006 a Muslim American Society Press Release reported, "[The] Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation is encouraging area Muslims to join the mobilization rally for Immigrant rights on Wednesday, May 17 on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The rally will start at 4 p.m. MAS Freedom Foundation Executive Director Bray is asking all Muslims to attend the lobbying...

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North Whitehall Township Hindu Temple to Host Bhagwat Saptah

May 14, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/6/23.shtml#4

On May 14, 2006 Hinduism Today reported, "Anoopam Mission is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a Shrimad Bhagwat Katha Gnanyagna ('Bhagwat Saptah') from July 17 to July 23, 2006 at its temple located in North Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, just north of Allentown. The Bhagwat Saptah will consist of week-long discourses on the Shrimad Bhagwat by Pujyashree Bhupendrabhai Pandya, a world-...

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Hinduism Influences U.S. Culture, Customs

May 13, 2006

Source: The Express News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/religion/stories/MYSA051306.01R.Hinduism.27b8145.html

On May 13, 2006 The Express News reported, "Hinduism has more influence in American culture than its relatively small membership would suggest, said an American-born swami who visited San Antonio's Hindu temple last week. 'It's more widespread than you'd think,' said Satguru Bodinatha Veylanswami, 63, publisher of Hinduism...

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