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This is an archive of Religious Diversity News, which ran from 1997–2011. To see the latest headlines, please see our new Religious Diversity News Feed service.

Current News–Domestic & International

Feb 1, 2011 – Mar 6, 2011

51 Organizations Tell Congress that Hearings Targeting American Muslims Are Divisive (United States)
Feb 1, 2011–Muslim Advocates

First Hindu School for Leicester Is Given the Go-Ahead (United Kingdom)
Feb 1, 2011–The Leicester Mercury

UN Launches First World Interfaith Harmony Week (International)
Feb 1, 2011–The UN News Centre

Nepal Christians to Protest Over Burial Ground Ban (Nepal)
Feb 1, 2011–The Washington Post/AP

Muslims Seek Change In Their Hollywood Story (California)
Feb 2, 2011–The Washington Post/AP

Meditation Class Helps Lower Violence at Alabama Prison (Alabama)
Feb 2, 2011–The Washington Post/AP

Dutch Jews Want Fast Punishment For Anti-Semitism (Netherlands)
Feb 2, 2011–The Washington Post/AP

Religious Leaders Demand Apology From West for Anti-Islam Comments (United States, District Of Columbia)
Feb 2, 2011–The Religion Dispatches Magazine

Conservative German State Bans Burqas for Civil Servants (Germany)
Feb 2, 2011–Reuters FaithWorld

Odyssey Celebrates First Annual United Nations' World Interfaith Harmony Week (United States, International)
Feb 2, 2011–The San Francisco Chronicle

Vatican to Draft Guidelines for Catholic Hospitals (United States, International, Vatican City)
Feb 3, 2011–BeliefNet News/RNS

Sociologists to Research 'Who is a JewBu?' (Massachusetts)
Feb 3, 2011–Brandeis NOW

Interfaith Gathering At the Sikh Temple (Indiana)
Feb 4, 2011–The Indianapolis Star

Conn. Egyptians, Muslims Share Views On Crisis (Connecticut, Egypt)
Feb 4, 2011–The Bristol Press

Kerala HC Paves Way for India’s First Islamic Bank (India)
Feb 4, 2011–The Times of India/TNN

2nd Imam Is Out At Islamic Center Near WTC Site (New York)
Feb 4, 2011–The Washington Post/AP

Buddhist Temple In Kannapolis Celebrates One Year (North Carolina)
Feb 4, 2011–The Salisbury Post

Portraits On Oz Sikhs Win Accolades (Australia, India)
Feb 4, 2011–The Times of India/TNN

Regional Indian Culture Celebrated In New Photo Exhibit (Colorado)
Feb 4, 2011–The Gazette

St. Petersburg Man Accused Of Hate Crime Against Muslim (Florida)
Feb 5, 2011–The St. Petersburg Times

Cameron Criticizes ‘Multiculturalism’ In Britain (United Kingdom)
Feb 5, 2011–The New York Times

Thousands Of Visitors Throng Buddhist Temple for Chinese New Year (Malaysia)
Feb 5, 2011–The Buddhist Channel/The Star

Launching "State of Dharmic Seva" Research Initiative (District Of Columbia, United States)
Feb 6, 2011–Hindu American Seva Charities

Thailand-Cambodia Temple Dispute (Cambodia, Thailand)
Feb 6, 2011–The BBC News

Breaking the Ice On Interfaith Dialogue (Iowa)
Feb 6, 2011–The Ames Tribune

Native Americans Wary Of Lake Tahoe Bike Path (Nevada)
Feb 6, 2011–The Los Angeles Times

Muslims to Be Congressional Hearings’ Main Focus (United States)
Feb 7, 2011–The New York Times Magazine

A Tempest In Tibetan Temples (India, China, China)
Feb 7, 2011–The Los Angeles Times

Obama Names Second Round of Faith-Based Advisers (United States, District Of Columbia)
Feb 8, 2011–BeliefNet News/RNS

Construction Of Controversial Rowland Heights Buddhist Temple Underway (California)
Feb 8, 2011–The Buddhist Channel

Interfaith Event Backs Mideast Democracy (South Carolina, International)
Feb 8, 2011–The Post and Courier

'That Was His Dream' (Massachusetts)
Feb 8, 2011–The Harvard Gazette

DuPage Says Mosque Can’t Exceed Height Limits (Illinois)
Feb 8, 2011–The Daily Herald

Most Tennesseans Favor Muslims' Right to Build Houses of Worship (Tennessee)
Feb 9, 2011–The Tennessean

Islamic Rappers Spread the Word (Jordan, United States)
Feb 9, 2011–The Express Tribune

Goddess Worshipers and Tax Authorities Clash In an Upstate Town (New York)
Feb 9, 2011–The New York Times

Living a Hindu Lifestyle In America: A Young Texan's Perspective (United States, Texas)
Feb 9, 2011–Hinduism Today/Houston Belief (Op-ed)

Charges Against Muslim Students Prompt Debate Over Free Speech (California)
Feb 9, 2011–The New York Times

Quebec Bans Sikh Daggers From Capitol (Canada)
Feb 10, 2011–BeliefNet News/RNS

Secular Student Group Doubles Number Of Global Affiliates (United States, International)
Feb 10, 2011–The CNN Belief Blog

UPS Sued for Demanding Muslim Shave Beard (Sweden)
Feb 10, 2011–The Local

Speed-Dating, Muslim Style (New York)
Feb 11, 2011–The New York Times

Christians Embrace a Jewish Wedding Tradition (United States)
Feb 11, 2011–The New York Times

Unitarians Turn Tragedy Into Lesson In Tolerance (United States, Tennessee)
Feb 11, 2011–The Washington Post/AP

Baha'is Lobby U.S. Commission to Help Them Survive In Iran (District Of Columbia, Iran)
Feb 11, 2011–The CNN Belief Blog

Indian Authorities Clear Buddhist Leader In Probe (China, India, China)
Feb 11, 2011–The Associated Press/AP

Muslim Students, Young Vets Organize Blood Drive (California)
Feb 11, 2011–10 News San Diego

Face Of Islam (Alaska)
Feb 11, 2011–The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Op-ed)

Fort Lauderdale Criticized for Lack Of Diversity In Commission Invocations (Florida)
Feb 12, 2011–The Orlando Sentinel

When Game Day Falls On the Sabbath (New Jersey)
Feb 13, 2011–The Record (New Jersey)

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