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Firm Sues Sweden Over Dislodged Muslim Lawyer

May 8, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Local

http://www.thelocal.se/26528/20100508/

A law firm is suing the Swedish state for discrimination after one if its lawyers, a Muslim woman, was removed from a case following a complaint from a Christian asylum seeker.

The woman's employer, Salmi & Partners, was outraged after the Supreme Migration Court ruled on Thursday to have the woman taken off the case. 

"It's...

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Judge Won't Toss Contempt Charge Against Dad Who Took Daughter to Mass

May 7, 2010

Author: Manya Brachear

Source: Chicago Breaking News

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/05/judge-wont-toss-contempt-charge-against-dad-who-took-daughter-to-mass.html

A Cook County judge has ruled that a father must stand trial for contempt after taking his daughter to Mass at a Roman Catholic church, defying a court order that barred him from exposing the 3-year-old to any "non-...

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Billboard Campaign Takes Aim At National Day Of Prayer

May 4, 2010

Author: Mark Barna

Source: Colorado Springs Gazette

http://www.gazette.com/articles/national-98160-aim-prayer.html

Colorado Springs’ reputation as a stronghold of Christian conservatism has created a backlash in the form of reoccurring billboards sponsored by groups that support the separation of church and state.

The latest billboard campaign in the Springs is funded by the Freedom From Religion Foundation...

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Mojave Cross Case: a Signal On Religious Symbols

April 28, 2010

Author: Mark Sherman

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g8QO_ctQm-Ud4QJtkds1JkQu1-YQD9FCCASG2

The Supreme Court's conservative majority signaled a greater willingness to allow religious symbols on public land Wednesday, a stance that could have important implications for future church-state disputes.

By a 5-4 vote, the...

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Religious Leaders Say New Arizona Immigration Law Is Unjust, Dangerous And Contrary to Biblical Teaching

April 26, 2010

Author: Philip E. Jenks

Source: National Council of Churches News

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/100426arizonalaw.html

The National Council of Churches and other religious organizations have sharply criticized Arizona's new immigration law as fundamentally unjust, dangerous to citizens and non-citizens alike, and a rejection of centuries-old biblical precepts of justice and neighborliness.

The Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon, NCC General Secretary, who...

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Five Dead As Christian-Muslim Strife Flares In Nigeria

April 25, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j_rACN_HhyDp6iT5Q-3WlauXnxsA

Five people died Saturday in a new outbreak of sectarian bloodshed in the Nigerian city of Jos, as angry youths sought revenge for the death of a Muslim teenager, police and residents said.

Hundreds of Muslim youths went on the rampage in Jos,...

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Army Disinvites Franklin Graham From National Day Of Prayer Event

April 22, 2010

Author: Luis Martinez

Source: ABC News

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The Army has disinvited Christian evangelist Franklin Graham from speaking at the Pentagon’s National Day of Prayer service on May 6 because of his past controversial comments about Islam. In 2001, the son of the evangelist Billy Graham described Islam as evil and said last year that  he found it to be “a very violent religion...

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Religious Differences Fuel Custody Battles

April 18, 2010

Author: Lisa Donovan

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

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Their divorce was settled three years ago, but there they were Friday, back in Cook County Domestic Relations Court, this time fighting over a contentious religious issue:

Could a devout Jewish mother force her ex-husband, who isn't Jewish, to feed their 7-year-old son kosher food when he has the boy?

And couldn't the judge please also make Nelson...

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Dallas’ Cathedral Of Hope Puts Final Beams Into Place for Interfaith Peace Chapel

April 16, 2010

Author: David Taffet

Source: Dallas Voice

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The final beams for the $3.7 million Interfaith Peace Chapel at Cathedral of Hope were hoisted into place on Wednesday, April 14.

The chapel is part of a larger design by architect Philip Johnson that was his major project before his death at age 98 in 2005.

Before the final two girders were lifted into place and...

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Africans Worried About Future Religious Conflict

April 15, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CBS News

Wire Service: AP

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More than a quarter of people in sub-Saharan Africa worry about future conflict along religious lines, though concerns in Rwanda and Nigeria are even higher, according to a new survey on religious attitudes released Thursday.

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, which conducted the survey, however, found that...

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Chicago Dad Can Take Daughter to Church, Judge Rules In Interfaith Divorce

April 13, 2010

Author: Lisa Donovan

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

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In a divorce case that’s drawn national attention, a Chicago man who claims he has returned to his Catholic roots will be allowed to take his 3-year-old daughter to church, despite the objections of the girl’s Jewish mother, a Cook County judge ruled this afternoon.

Cook County Judge Renee Goldfarb previously had denied Joseph Reyes’...

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UK Allows Sikh Docs to Wear 'Karas'

April 13, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

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The UK Health Department has relaxed its "no jewellery" rule for Sikh employees allowing them to wear karas, as long as they can be moved up the arm during direct contact with patients. 

They have also revised rules for Muslim doctors and nurses, allowing them to opt out of strict dress codes designed to tackle the...

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Secret Shrine Shared By Muslims And Christians

April 13, 2010

Author: Dusko Arsovski

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8618275.stm

Up 240 steps, behind a padlocked wooden door, is a shrine holy to both Christian and Muslim believers.

It is not well known. Wary of flocks of tourists, the people in Makedonski Brod, in south-western Macedonia, have kept its existence a well-guarded secret for years.

The aged building, marked only by a cross from outside, is decorated within by Christian...

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