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Case Registered Against School Principal Who Banned Kirpan

September 27, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050928/main8.htm

On September 27, 2005 The Tribune reported, "Following Sikh religious bodies' ire, the Ropar police today registered a case against the Principal of Shivalik Public School who had banned Sikh students from wearing 'kirpan' and 'kara.' Besides, Akal Takht Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti sought explanation from the school principal on the matter in the evening. A case of hurting the sentiments of the...

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Witness Claims Anti-Evolution Bias in Dover School Board

September 27, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/175/story_17592_1.html

On September 27, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A rural school board showed a clear bias against teaching evolution before it pushed through a plan to introduce 'intelligent design' to students, a former board member testified Tuesday in a trial over whether the concept has a place in public schools. Aralene 'Barrie' Callahan, who was once on...

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French Court to View Punjabi Filmmaker's Documentary on Sikh Turban

September 26, 2005

Source: Sify

http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=13948372

On September 26, 2005 Sify reported, "Punjabi film producer-director Mangal Dhillon has plans to screen his 55-minute documentary The Inseparables�A Sikh and His Turban before the judge of the French court where the turban case will be heard.

A sensitive theme, like the relation of a Sikh with his turban and the impact of the French government's decision to ban the use of head gears, has been deftly...

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170 American Muslim Groups Issue Fatwa Against Extremism

September 26, 2005

Source: Dawn

http://www.dawn.com/2005/09/27/top13.htm

On September 26, 2005 Dawn reported, "North American Muslims have issued a religious edict against extremism and terrorism to prevent disgruntled Muslims who might be tempted to use their religion to justify violence, says a pamphlet distributed at mosques and other religious places across North America. The fatwa has been signed by representatives of more than 250 mosques and Islamic centers and endorsed by over 170 Muslim...

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Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility Launches Online Database

September 26, 2005

Source: Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire Service

http://www.csrwire.com/article.cgi/4469.html

On September 26, 2005 a Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire Service Press Release announced, "The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) today launched EthVestSM its new online database containing news, data and intelligence on ethical investing activities. EthVest contains more than 2,000 shareholder resolutions and results of proxy votes covering more than...

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Pagan Cluster Mobilizes in DC

September 24, 2005

Source: Reclaiming Quarterly Magazine

http://www.reclaimingquarterly.org/web/dc05/dc05-2-call.html

On September 24, 2005 Reclaiming Quarterly Magazine issued a statement that reads, in part: "To all who are called: Please join us in Washington DC, September 24 - 26, to expose the truth about the G8, the IMF and World Bank, and the War in Iraq. Take each other's hands in flesh and in spirit. Join with us and with the ancestors to make visible the unjust...

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Interfaith Group Publishes Biblical Textbook for Public Schools

September 23, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

Wire Service: AP

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2005/09/23/bible_course_for_public_schools_unveiled/

On September 23, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "An interfaith group released a new textbook yesterday aimed at teaching public high school students about the Bible while avoiding legal and religious disputes.

The nonprofit Bible Literacy...

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Interfaith Worker Justice Calls for "Ethical Reconstruction" of Katrina Region

September 23, 2005

Source: US Newswire

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=53927

On September 23, 2005 a US Newswire Press Release reported, "Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) calls on Congress to establish an independent Ethical Reconstruction Commission to guide the nation with compassion and competence in facing the task of rebuilding lives and communities. This Commission will insure that those who were left behind in the evacuation of the Gulf Coast Region will not be...

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Interfaith Forum Rejects Terror, Supports Race & Religious Tolerance Laws

September 22, 2005

Source: NEWS.com.au/AAP

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,16685757-1702,00.html

On September 22, 2005 the Australian Associated Press reported, "Victoria's religious community pledged to increase tolerance and reject terrorism at a multi-faith forum today. Hosted by Premier Steve Bracks and attended by more than 30 leaders, the forum issued a statement supporting Victoria's controversial racial and religious tolerance laws. The faith leaders also agreed to...

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Jordan’s King Abdullah Talks with Rabbis About Common Values in DC

September 22, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2005/09/22/jordans_king_extends_hand_to_jews/

On September 22, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "Convening an unprecedented meeting between a Muslim head of state and Jewish religious leaders, King Abdullah II of Jordan urged Jews and Muslims yesterday to 'take bold steps toward mutual forgiveness and reconciliation' to counteract extremist...

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Opinion: Governor Romney Seeks to Divide Americans

September 21, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2005/09/21/romneys_misstep_with_muslims/

On September 21, 2005 The Boston Globe ran an opinion piece by Shahid Ahmed Khan, a consultant in international development in Boston who serves on the board of trustees of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Khan responds to the recent remarks made by Massachusetts Governor,...

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Bush to Discuss Promotion of Moderate Islam With King of Jordan

September 21, 2005

Source: Voice of America

http://www.voanews.com/english/2005-09-21-voa39.cfm

On September 21, 2005 Voice of America reported, "President Bush is to meet Thursday with Jordan's King Abdullah to discuss developments in the Middle East and the king's initiative to promote moderate Islam and denounce terrorism. King Abdullah II of Jordan speaks on the importance of religious tolerance and mutual respect among the followers of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism Sept. 15, 2005...

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