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Baha'is Participate in Interfaith Earth Day Effort in Marquette

May 11, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/449

On May 11, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Just nine years old, Eve McCowen was dwarfed by the huge piles of unwanted electronic equipment that quickly accumulated in the parking lot of the Messiah Lutheran Church on Earth Day 2006. But she was nevertheless one of the first to run up to an arriving car that needed to be unloaded as residents brought old stereos, defunct computers, and broken television sets...

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Jewish Groups Seek Interfaith Partners in Advocating for Immigration Reform

May 11, 2006

Source: Combined Jewish Philanthropies

http://www.cjp.org/content_display.html?ArticleID=183528

On May 11, 2006 Combined Jewish Philanthropies reported, "When Josh Protas, director of Tucson's Jewish Community Relations Council, lobbies for immigration reform, he doesn't enlist help just from his own community. Instead, his call list includes Catholic and Presbyterian churches, local Latino agencies, imams, bishops, pastors and rabbis. As Protas will tell you,...

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San Diego Muslim Girl Scout Troop Is Part of Growing Trend

May 11, 2006

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20060511-9999-7m11scouts.html

On May 11, 2006 The San Diego Union-Tribune reported, "A devout Muslim, Lallia Allali was drawn to the Girl Scouts because it shares many of the values of her religion, such as an emphasis on moral character, service and charity. That's why about two years ago, Allali founded three Muslim Girl Scout troops at the...

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Harvard Students Launch Hinduism Journal

May 10, 2006

Source: Harvard Dharma

http://www.harvarddharma.org/resources/swadharma/

In May 2006 Harvard Dharma reported, "Swadharma is a semi-annual publication dedicated to the presentation of Hinduism and Indian philosophy. Swadharma seeks to broaden the knowledge and understanding of Hinduism by serving as a medium of intellectual exchange between scholars, academics, and the global community. Blending scholarly articles, interviews, academic research, and editorials, the...

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Gamma Gamma Chi Joins Rush at University of Maryland Campus

May 8, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/07/AR2006050701010_pf.html

On May 8, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "Greek letters gleamed from a satin banner hanging at the front of the room, sequins flashed on little purses, and one woman holding a gold brochure blushed crimson, trying to explain why she liked the idea of this new group. Another widened dark eyes lined with kohl, watching...

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Parisian Sikhs Fundraising to Open Khalsa College

May 8, 2006

Source: SikhNet/The Tribune

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/EE656F70AEFEA862872571680063AD76

On May 8, 2006 The Tribune reported, "With the French government refusing to allow Sikh students to wear turbans in government-run schools, a group of Sikhs settled in the country are on a missionary visit to India to raise funds for setting up International Khalsa College for such students near Paris. The General Secretary,...

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Study Finds that Teaching World Religions Increases Respect for Constitutional Freedoms

May 8, 2006

Source: Associated Baptist Press

http://www.abpnews.com/1010.article.print

On May 8, 2006 Associated Baptist Press reported, "A new study suggests mandatory teaching about world religions in public schools can increase teenagers' respect for religious freedom and other constitutional rights. The research, released May 8 by a Virginia-based think tank, studied 400 ninth graders who took the course in the Modesto, Calif., public schools. The district has offered the class since...

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Muslim Organizations Unite in Protest Against Wachovia Account Closures

May 8, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=3319

On May 8, 2006 a Muslim American Society press release reported, "Muslim American Society (MSA) Freedom Foundation, together with the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), joined forces today in a press conference protesting Wachovia Bank’s refusal to explain why it closed in January 2006 the bank accounts of a small Muslim social service organization in Herndon, VA. The...

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Creationist Lecturer Scheduled to Speak in Missouri Public School

May 5, 2006

Source: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

http://www.au.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=8199&news_iv_ctrl=0&abbr=pr

On May 5, 2006 Americans United for Separation of Church and State reported, "A Missouri public school district’s plan to sponsor a high school assembly by a creationist lecturer violates the U.S. Constitution and must be dropped, according to Americans United for Separation of Church and State. In a...

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Jackson Religious Groups Plan Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Project

May 5, 2006

Source: The Clarion-Ledger

http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060505/FEAT04/60505008

On May 5, 2006 The Clarion-Ledger reported, "To help build support for an interfaith Habitat for Humanity house building project, local religious groups will host a 'festival of faiths' from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday at Northminster Baptist Church on Ridgewood Road in Jackson. The event will feature food, music, dancing and...

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Book Explores Sikh Contributions in Europe During WWI and WWII

May 5, 2006

Source: SikhNet/The Tribune

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/3B5E4F6B89DB51CD872571650061332F

On May 5, 2006 The Tribune reported, "Amritsar-born and Holland-based International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) leader, Mr Bhupinder Singh, has done documentation of the Sikhs who had made supreme sacrifices in Europe, including France and Belgium, during World War I. His documentation is titled — 'How Europe is indebted to...

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Opinion: Anti-Vilification Law Promotes Cross-Cultural Understanding

May 4, 2006

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/news/opinion/speech-that-spreads-hate-is-a-concern-of-the-law/2006/05/03/1146335799460.html

On May 4, 2006 The Age ran an opinion piece by Daniel Aghion, a barrister and public relations officer for the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, on the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act. Aghion writes, "Today, State Parliament is expected to vote on some proposed...

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MuslimSpace.com Provides Online Networking Forum

May 4, 2006

Source: The Daily Reveille

http://www.lsureveille.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2006/05/04/44597acc48c32

On May 4, 2006 The Daily Reveille reported, "In the wake of the success of sites like Facebook.com and MySpace.com, followers of one religion have taken their own piece of the Internet social networking pie. Mohamed El-Fatatry, a Muslim who studied computer science at the American University of Sharjah, created MuslimSpace.com, a social network for...

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Muslim Activist Bridges Gap Between Chicago Suburbs and Inner City

May 3, 2006

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0605030211may03,1,1098160,print.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

On May 3, 2006 the Chicago Tribune reported, "He is one of Muslim America's rising young activists, yet he is reserved in his comments on caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, the Mideast conflict and the war in Iraq. Instead, Rami Nashashibi speaks out against...

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