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Soka Gokkai Provides $30,000 in Earthquake Relief Aid

October 18, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News/PR Newswire

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/051018/lntu004.html?.v=16

On October 18, 2005 PR Newswire reported, "Soka Gakkai Vice General Director Minoru Harada and Vice President Kenji Yoshigo visited the Pakistan Embassy in Tokyo on October 17 to express condolences for the country's loss and donate US$30,000 (3,400,000 yen) to the President's Relief Fund for Earthquake Victims for those affected by the devastating earthquake which hit northeastern...

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President Hosts Iftar at the White House

October 18, 2005

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20051018080359nnnn.nb/newsblaze/TOPSTORY/Top-Story.html

On October 18, 2005 News Blaze reported, "Hosting his fifth Iftar dinner October 17 at the White House, President Bush spoke of the spirit and compassion of Islam and thanked the Muslim nations that have joined the coalition in the War on Terror... Bush, addressing American Muslim leaders as well as members of the diplomatic corps in the...

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“Running the Show” by Martin Marty

October 17, 2005

Source: The Martin Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2005/1017.shtml

On October 17, 2005 The Martin Marty Center ran an editorial by Martin Marty, head of The Institute for the Advanced Study of Religion at the University of Chicago regarding religion and politics. "This is not a column about who should be on the U. S. Supreme Court. It is about how various religious groups in pluralist America, this time particularly the...

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Religious Relief Agencies Aid Earthquake Victims

October 17, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/176/story_17662_1.html

On October 17, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "Religious relief agencies, already faced with numerous disasters in the last year, have begun assisting survivors of a massive earthquake in South Asia. After a 7.6-magnitude earthquake shook Pakistan, India and Afghanistan on Saturday (Oct. 8), Catholic Relief Services staffers already based in...

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Update: Great Falls Makes No Move to Pay Legal Bills of Wiccan Priestess

October 16, 2005

Source: The Herald

http://www.heraldonline.com/local/story/5258727p-4773941c.html

On October 16, 2005 The Herald reported, "With the deadline to appeal set to expire, Great Falls officials have made no move to pay the legal bills of a Wiccan high priestess who successfully sued the town to remove the name of Jesus Christ from pre-meeting prayers. Federal Judge Cameron Currie last month ordered the town to pay about $53,000 in legal bills that Darla Wynne...

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Immigrant Families Mourn Losses, Fund Quake Relief Efforts

October 15, 2005

Source: Newsday

http://www.nynewsday.com/news/local/newyork/politics/nyc-pak1015,0,2689587.story

On October 15, 2005 Newsday reported, "From the old Pakistani enclaves of Brooklyn to the spanking new mosques of Bay Shore, Muslims gathered Friday to mourn, to pray and to collect money.

'Everyone is very, very shaken up,' said Dr. Hafizur Rehman, a pediatrician from Bay Shore whose family comes from the earthquake-devastated region...

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3HO Sikh Organization Participates in UN Conference

October 14, 2005

Source: Sikhnet

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/05A51467D7C8DDD88725709A00615299!OpenDocument

On October 14, 2005 Sikhnet reported, "A panj (five) of 3HO representatives attended the 58th Annual Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Conference at United Nations’ headquarters, in New York City, recently. Bibiji Dr. Inderjit Kaur, Mukta Kaur, Dharma Singh, Sat Kirn Kaur, and Sat Mitar Kaur of...

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Many U.S. Muslim Charities Reemerge for the First Time Since 9/11 to Provide Quake Relief

October 14, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/14/international/asia/14charity.html

On October 14, 2005 The New York Times reported, "All across America, Muslim charities, many of which have shunned the spotlight since 9/11 lest they attract unwanted law enforcement attention, are now stepping up their efforts to raise money for the victims of the earthquake that crumbled the northernmost corner of Pakistan. In many cases, they have been more...

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UK Hindu Council Urges Temples to Provide Quake Relief

October 14, 2005

Source: Rediff

Wire Service: PTI

http://in.rediff.com/news/2005/oct/14quake6.htm

On October 14, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "The Hindu Council in the United Kingdom has appealed to all Hindu temples and organisations in Britain to reach out to victims of the South Asian earthquake to help alleviate their suffering.

'We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the families of those who have lost their loved ones in this terrible...

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Staten Island Mosque Among Those Sending Direct Aid

October 13, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/13/nyregion/13relief.html

On October 13, 2005 The New York Times reported, "A pair of trucks rumbled along the broken roads of Kashmir on Tuesday, carrying yet another load of food, clothes and makeshift tents into the earthquake zone. But unlike so many of the anonymous donors thousands of miles away, the source of this aid, a mosque, was boldly advertised on the trucks' red-lettered banners: 'Masjid Al-...

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Sikh, Hindu, Christian, and Muslim Friends Collaborate to Provide Quake Relief

October 13, 2005

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ISL15753.htm

On October 13, 2005 Reuters reported, "In a country known for religious intolerance, Radesh Singh -- a Sikh -- and his group of Hindu, Christian and Muslim friends have joined forces to help survivors of northern Pakistan's devastating earthquake. They hope efforts to provide relief and care will send a clear message in conservative, predominantly Muslim Pakistan. 'We are here without any religious...

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Annual Ramadan Fast-Breaking Held on Capitol Hill

October 12, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News / U.S. Newswire

http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20051012/pl_usnw/ramadan_iftar_held_on_capitol_hill211_xml

On October 12, 2005 U.S. Newswire reported, "Almost 100 congressional staffers, American Muslim community leaders and diplomats from Islamic-majority nations turned out last night for the third annual Ramadan 'iftar,' or fast-breaking meal, on Capitol Hill. The iftar, held in the Rayburn House Office Building,...

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Hawaiian Muslims Raise Funds for South Asian Earthquake Victims

October 11, 2005

Source: The Hawaii Channel

http://www.thehawaiichannel.com/news/5085674/detail.html

On October 11, 2005 The Hawaii Channel reported, "Muslims in Hawaii have launched a fundraising drive for the victims of the South Asia earthquake that left more than 30,000 people dead. KITV accepted an invitation to be present at a special gathering of the Muslim Association of Hawaii at the Muslim mosque in Manoa. Muslims gathered in Manoa to pray in the sacred month of Ramadan....

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Wiccan Priestess Loses Supreme Court Appeal Case

October 11, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/11/AR2005101100637.html

On October 11, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The Supreme Court rejected an appeal on Tuesday from a Wiccan priestess angry that local leaders would not let her open their sessions with a prayer. Instead, clergy from more traditional religions were invited to pray at...

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