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Arizona Interfaith Network Protests Radio Host's Comments About Shooting Immigrants

April 4, 2006

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/0404talkradio0404.html

On April 4, 2006 The Arizona Republic reported, "A talk radio discussion about shooting immigrants as they crossed the border has outraged a Valley interfaith group, whose members on Monday called for a federal investigation into the remarks. Members of Arizona Interfaith Network gathered on the Capitol lawn to denounce remarks made by...

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Atheist Renews Legal Battle Over Pledge of Allegiance

April 3, 2006

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/breaking_news/14251861.htm

On April 3, 2006 The Kansas City Star reported, "The children in Shauna Hammett’s kindergarten class faced a small American flag hanging from a wall at Pawnee Elementary School in Overland Park one recent Monday morning. Led by a child’s voice over the loudspeaker, they recited the Pledge of Allegiance. But if California atheist...

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St. Paul Police Department Receives Grant to Work with Muslim, Somali Communities

April 1, 2006

Source: Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/mld/pioneerpress/news/local/14237433.htm

On April 1, 2006 the Pioneer Press reported, "The Minnesota Public Safety Department awarded a $250,000 grant to the St. Paul Police Department and partnering organizations for an outreach program with Muslim and Somali communities. Police will work with the St. Paul Intervention Project and the Minnesota Chapter of the Muslim American Society of America to develop...

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Los Angeles Sikh Woman to be Honored with “Hero Award”

March 31, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/118310FB0B3AC0E28725714200656B24

On March 31, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "Common Peace, Center for the Advancement of Nonviolence and Agape International Spiritual Center, will honor the accomplishments of Krishan Kaur with the Hero Award on Sunday, April 2, 2006... The Hero Award is given as a part of The Season for Nonviolence campaign, a 64-day campaign each...

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Michigan Muslims Worked for Carroll’s Release

March 30, 2006

Source: The Kansas City Star/Detroit Free Press

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/14226525.htm

On March 30, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "From holding news conferences to making a hazardous trip to Baghdad, Iraq, Muslims in Michigan and across the United States launched an extraordinary campaign to help secure the release of kidnapped journalist Jill Carroll. During the three months that she was held hostage, Muslims - with...

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Conference Explores Alledged "War on Christians"

March 28, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/28/AR2006032801632.html?referrer=emailarticle

On March 28, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "The 'War on Christmas' has morphed into a 'War on Christians.' Last December, some evangelical Christian groups declared that the religious celebration of Christmas -- and even the phrase 'Merry Christmas' -- was under attack by the...

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Interfaith Groups Help Organize Immigration Reform Rally in Detroit

March 27, 2006

Source: WXYZ Action News

http://www.wxyz.com/wxyz/nw_local_news/article/0,2132,WXYZ_15924_4574527,00.html

On March 27, 2006 WXYZ Action News reported, "Organizers estimated 15,000 protesters flooded the streets of Detroit, Monday, to stand up for immigration rights. Thousands of people took time out of their day to speak out against legislation that would crack down on illegal immigration. Protesters waved Mexican flags and carried signs as...

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Muslim Scouts Build Community in South Brunswick

March 26, 2006

Source: Home News Tribune

http://www.thnt.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060326/NEWS/603260466/1001

On March 26, 2006 the Home News Tribune reported, "The boys of Troop 114 hike, canoe and help fix trails at Scout camp in northwestern New Jersey. They earn patches, sing songs and hoist tents in the woods... But unlike most other Boy Scouts, [Atif Salahudeen, 12, of Lawrenceville] and his fellow 35 troop members take time out during camp to...

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Easter Display Removed from St. Paul City Hall

March 24, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/188/story_18830_1.html

On March 24, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A small Easter display was removed from the [St. Paul] City Hall lobby on Wednesday out of concern that it would offend non-Christians. The display - a cloth Easter bunny, pastel-colored eggs and a sign with the words 'Happy Easter' - was put up by a city council secretary. They were not purchased...

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Hindu American Foundation Signs Interfaith Statement on Immigration Reform

March 24, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_immigration.htm

On March 24, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation today joined numerous faith-based groups in urging President George W. Bush and elected leaders in congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform legislation that establishes a safe and humane immigration system consistent with American...

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Faith-Based Grants Going Primarily to Bush Allies

March 22, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/21/AR2006032101723.html

On March 22, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "For years, conservatives have complained about what they saw as the liberal tilt of federal grant money. Taxpayer funds went to abortion rights groups such as Planned Parenthood to promote birth control, and groups closely aligned with the AFL-CIO got Labor Department grants to...

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Man Acquitted in Al-Arian Case Still Being Held

March 22, 2006

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2006/03/22/Tampabay/We_don_t_need_reason_.shtml

On March 22, 2006 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "Government attorneys finally told Sameeh Hammoudeh, Tuesday, the main reason they're keeping him imprisoned: because they can. This explanation was their response to a lawsuit filed by Hammoudeh's lawyer, Stephen Bernstein, against U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez, Homeland Security Secretary...

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Golden Temple Provides Free Cereal to Help Low-Income Students Start the Day

March 20, 2006

Source: SikhNet News/The Register-Guard

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/FB779BFEE6743C2887257137006A033C

On March 20, 2006 The Register-Guard reported, "Cereal maker Golden Temple, oat processor Grain Millers and honey maker Glory Bee have teamed up to create [a] cereal for students, and FOOD for Lane County is helping distribute it at schools that don't have access to federally funded breakfast programs. The...

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Boston-Area Interfaith Groups Work for Peace and Understanding

March 19, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/03/19/efforts_to_sow_unity_reap_hope/?page=1

On March 19, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Inspired by current events and increasing religious diversity in communities south of Boston, interfaith efforts have gained momentum in recent months, religious leaders say. It is increasingly common for an imam speak at a church or temple about the tenets of Islam, for...

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