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Pagan Pride Day in Salt Lake City a Time to Celebrate -- and Educate

September 15, 2006

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/ci_4345167

On September 15, 2006 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "As much as Salt Lake's Pagan Pride Day is about celebrating the harvest and honoring pagan identity, it is more about educating the broader community, festival organizers say. It's about dispelling stereotypes, promoting understanding and just having a good time. 'There are no funny things going on,' says Lisa Gift, the local coordinator, who emphasizes the event...

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Muslim Leaders Criticize Pope's Comments on Islam

September 14, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/14/world/europe/15papalcnd.html?_r=1&hp&ex=1158292&oref=slogin

On September 14, 2006 The New York Times reported, "As Pope Benedict XVI arrived back home from Germany, Muslim leaders strongly criticized a speech he gave on his trip that used unflattering language about Islam. Some of the strongest words came from Turkey, possibly putting in jeopardy Benedict’s...

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London Week of Peace Begins with Interfaith Meeting

September 14, 2006

Source: Enfield Independent

http://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/news/localnews/display.var.922154.0.united_for_a_peaceful_life.php

On September 14, 2006 the Enfield Independent reported, "London Week of Peace kicked off positively on Monday, as ninety community leaders gathered for a 'Peace through Diversity' meeting at the headquarters of the Greater London Authority. Discussing what makes peace possible in the city,...

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Archbishop of York Says Christians and Muslims are Allies Against Secularism

September 13, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/north_yorkshire/5343940.stm

On September 13, 2006 BBC News reported, "The Archbishop of York has said British Christians should see Muslims as allies in the struggle against secularism. In a speech at York Minster, Dr John Sentamu said British Muslims were not offended by Christianity and preferred it to a secular state... He also said Britain had been damaged by the downgrading of religion...

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Kazakh President Convenes Congress of World and Traditional Religions to Promote Tolerance, Security

September 13, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5341822.stm

On September 13, 2006 BBC News reported, "More than 40 spiritual leaders from around the world are in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, for the Congress of World and Traditional Religions. The event was organised by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, to promote security and stability through religious tolerance and understanding. Critics say it was also designed to promote Kazakhstan. Delegates...

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Op/ed: "Where's the 'Tolerance' for Christianity?"

September 13, 2006

Source: World Net Daily

http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=51949

On September 13, 2006 the World Net Daily published an opinion piece by Judge Roy Moore on the ten commandments controversy, "When did religious freedom cease to include the right to pray according to your own conscience? On Sept. 7, 2006, oral arguments were heard in the appeal of a case called Hinrichs v. Bosma, where the Indiana House of Representatives has been ordered by a...

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Church Sign Reads: "Muslims Can Convert to Christianity Here"

September 12, 2006

Source: Herald Tribune

http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060912/NEWS/609120341

On September 12, 2006 the Herald Tribune reported, "'Muslims can convert to Christianity here!' read the sign Monday in front of the Congregational Church on Laurel Road. It was an invitation that the church's pastor, K.C. McCay, admitted he didn't expect anyone to accept. But coming on the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it was...

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Update: Mayor of Redding, California Apologizes for Comments about Muslims

September 12, 2006

Source: Record Searchlight

http://www.redding.com/redd/nw_local/article/0,2232,REDD_17533_4986480,00.html

On September 12, 2006 the Record Searchlight reported, "Redding Mayor Ken Murray has apologized for remarks made last week at a Sept. 11 commemoration at which he called Shiite Muslims 'wing nuts' who lie, cheat and steal for their God. 'I attributed these perverted beliefs to a sect of Shiite Muslims. Was I wrong?' Murray said Monday on...

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In the Pentagon Chapel, Muslims Share Space with Christians, Jews

September 11, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/10/AR2006091001040_pf.html

On September 11, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "A little before 1400 hours on Friday, Faisal Rana and Umar Abdul Wahhab prepared the Pentagon chapel for worship. Fridays are always busy at the chapel, on the Pentagon's first level, E-ring, fourth corridor, about where American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the...

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"In Gandhi's Footsteps": Conference on Non-Violence Precedes 9/11 Unity Walk

September 11, 2006

Source: Rediff

http://www.rediff.com/news/2006/sep/11aziz.htm

On September 11, 2006 Rediff reported, "A group of Gandhians will hold a rally at the Lincoln Memorial grounds in Washington, DC to commemorate two ideologically opposed events: the fifth anniversary of 9/11, and the 100th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's first-ever use of satyagraha. The Memphis, Tennessee-based MK Gandhi Institute, which is organising the rally, will also participate in an inter-faith...

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Islamic Society of Boston Hosts Interfaith Gathering on 9/11 Anniversary

September 11, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/09/11/muslims_other_faiths_unite_to_reflect_heal/

On September 11, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Several dozen worshipers -- from spiritual mystics to Hasidic Jews and members of the Church of God in Christ -- joined the Boston Chapter of the Muslim American Society yesterday to trade jokes and suggestions about coping with life in today's fearful...

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