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Brandeis Pulls Art Exhibit by Palestinian Youth

May 3, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2006/05/03/brandeis_pulls_artwork_by_palestinian_youths/

On May 3, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "A bulldozer menaces a girl with ebony pigtails, who lies in a pool of blood. A boy with an amputated leg balances on a crutch, in a tent city with a Palestinian flag. A dove, dripping blood, perches against blue barbed wire. Palestinian...

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Sikh Man Files Lawsuit Against Bally Total Fitness Over Alleged Hiring Discrimination

May 3, 2006

Source: Chicago Business

http://chicagobusiness.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?id=20467

On May 3, 2006 Chicago Business reported, "Bally Total Fitness has been hit with a discrimination lawsuit that claims the Chicago-based fitness chain rejected a job applicant at a Fresno, Calif. gym on the basis of his religion. The lawsuit from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was filed on behalf of Sukhdev 'Devin' Singh Dhaliwal Wednesday in U.S. District Court of Northern...

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Chicagoland Muslims Join Immigration March

May 2, 2006

Source: Daily Southtown

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/190/story_19073.html

On May 2, 2006 the Daily Southtown reported, "Guadalupe Govea spoke Spanish as she greeted a friend Monday in the parking lot of the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview. Govea, 27, was dressed in hijab like the rest of the women boarding buses to join a largely Latino crowd in Chicago calling for changes in the country's immigration laws. Govea's family is Mexican, and she has converted to Islam...

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Muslim Americans March for Immigration Reform

May 1, 2006

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/home_article_display.aspx?ITEM=890

On May 1, 2006 Muslim Public Affairs Council reported, "In Los Angeles, Muslim Americans joined more than one million people who attended two Immigrants’ Rights marches in downtown and along Wilshire Blvd. on May 1, 2006. The nationwide day of action calling for immigration reform has been described in recent days as one of the largest rallies in American history....

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Wide Array of Religions Represented at D.C. Dafur Rally

May 1, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/30/AR2006043000183.html

On May 1, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "Clutching signs that read 'Never Again,' thousands of protesters from across religious and political divides descended on the Mall yesterday along with celebrities and politicians to urge President Bush to take stronger measures to end the violence in Sudan's Darfur region that the...

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Milwaukee Islamic Center Seeks to Build Bridges

April 30, 2006

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=419918

On April 30, 2006 the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported, "Galvanized by a recent national poll that shows an increase in the number of Americans with negative views of Islam, local Muslims are re-energizing outreach efforts by inviting the public to an open house this week at the Islamic Center. Advertisement The estimated 10,000 Muslims in the Milwaukee metropolitan area have not...

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People of Faith Rally for Darfur

April 30, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/190/story_19023_1.html

Six perspectives on why Jews, Christians, and Muslims have joined forces to rally for an end to genocide in Darfur.

Beliefnet asked leaders of six faith groups on the executive committee of the Save Darfur Coalition to answer the following questions: Why should people of your faith care about what is happening in Darfur? What concrete steps should they take to help end the violence in Sudan?...

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Valley Interfaith Council Hosts 7th Annual Interfaith Day of Prayer

April 29, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Daily News

http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3764587

On April 29, 2006 the Los Angeles Daily News reported, "Whether you simply fold your hands to pray or use a tingsha, singing bowl, rosary, siddur, azan clock, mala, sage prayer stick, icon or mantra, the Valley Interfaith Council is inviting community involvement in its seventh annual Interfaith National Day of Prayer on Thursday evening... Unlike the Valley Interfaith Council's panel discussions on spiritual...

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Chicago Islamic Council Mobilizes for Immigration Rally

April 29, 2006

Source: NWTimes.com

http://www.thetimesonline.com/articles/2006/04/29/news/illiana/81fada1e199050648625715e00804fd9.txt

On April 29, 2006 Medill News Service/NWTimes.com reported, "Muslim leaders are mobilizing their community to join thousands of marchers on Monday, a day that has historically commemorated the struggle of working people throughout the world. In a bid to strengthen their solidarity with the Latino...

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Lottery Winner Donates Toward New Buddhist Temple in Lincoln

April 28, 2006

Source: casinocitytimes.com/Lincoln Journal Star

http://www.casinocitytimes.com/news/article.cfm?contentID=158158

On April 28, 2006 the Lincoln Journal Star reported, "For four years, members of Lincoln's Vietnamese Buddhist community have scrimped and saved for their dream of a new temple. Now they're $400,000 closer thanks to a gift from Powerball winner Quang Dao... The Vietnamese Buddhist community bought 20 acres in 2002 at Southwest 33rd Street and...

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Country's First Muslim Women Preachers Complete Training

April 28, 2006

Source: Aljazeera

Wire Service: AFP

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/55410875-6CFA-4E19-9147-BDCB6ED3815A.htm

On April 28, 2006 Agence France-Presse reported, "Morocco has just graduated its first team of women preachers to be deployed as a vanguard in its fight against any slide towards Islamic extremism. 'This is a rare experiment in the Muslim world,' proudly stated Muhammad Mahfudh, director of the...

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North Carolina Pagan Group Joins Adopt-A-Highway Program, Some Residents Concerned

April 27, 2006

Source: News 14 Carolina

http://www.news14charlotte.com/content/local_news/gaston/?AC=&ArID=118591&SecID=7

On April 27, 2006 News 14 Carolina reported, "Eyebrows are being raised because of a new sign along Highway 74 and a pagan group's promise to keep the road clean. The Silvermoon Pagan Wicca Group, through the state’s Adopt-A-Highway program, recently sponsored the stretch of road in Gastonia. At the head of the group is Kym...

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