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In Biloxi, the Vietnamese Community Struggles to Rebuild After Katrina

August 30, 2006

Source: San Jose Mercury News

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/nation/15396334.htm

On August 30, 2006 San Jose Mercury News reported, "'Pho 777 opening soon,' promises the banner at Howard and Oak streets. Restaurant owner Dung Trinh recently moved here from North Carolina, spotting opportunity in the fevered casino reconstruction along the hurricane-damaged waterfront. Workers, Trinh reasoned, need to eat. Hang Nguyen, who lives down...

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Opinion: "Qatar Leads the Way" by President of Caspian Energy Consulting

August 29, 2006

Source: The Washington Times

http://washingtontimes.com/op-ed/20060828-101134-3921r.htm

On August 29, 2006 The Washington Times ran an opinion piece by S. Rob Sobhani, president of Caspian Energy Consulting. "As the world focuses on the conflict between Israel and Iran's proxy, Hezbollah, a quiet revolution to remove oppression and despair that often leads to terrorism is taking place in neighboring Qatar under the leadership of a dynamic and charismatic woman....

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Sikhs Help Enforce Ceasefire in Lebanon

August 29, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/printer_1308.shtml

On August 29, 2006 the Sikh Sangat reported, "The men of the 28-year-old United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) continue observing, patrolling, and delivering humanitarian assistance in south Lebanon while they wait for reinforcements to help enforce a ceasefire between Israel and the Hezbollah Shiite militia... About 650 soldiers from India's 4th Battalion, Sikh Regiment, along with a...

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After Vandalism at La Mirada Mosque, an Interfaith Call for Unity

August 28, 2006

Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune

http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_4207793

On August 28, 2006 San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported, "Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders called for unity and tolerance Friday at a mosque hit twice this week by vandalism.

'If you don't have unity, there is nothing,' Rabbi Lawrence Goldmark of Temple Beth Ohr in La Mirada said at a news conference at the Muslim Community Services Inc. mosque in La Mirada. The conference was...

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Balance among Lebanese ethnic groups upset by Hezbollah

August 28, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2006/08/28/hezbollahs_rise_fuels_rifts_inside_lebanon/

On August 28, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "In the capital's battered Shi'ite Muslim neighborhoods, Hezbollah supporters crow about their 'divine victory' over Israel, celebrating to raucous and martial songs amid piles of rubble. Across town, however, well-heeled Christians are lining up for American...

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Op/ed: "From Many Faiths Grows Greater Understanding"

August 27, 2006

Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2006/08/27/editorial/special2.html

On August 27, 2006 the Honolulu Star-Bulletin published an opinion piece by Saleem Ahmed, a Muslim, and president of the All Believers Network, and by Joan Chatfield, a Christian, board chairwoman of the Network, "The continuing death and destruction in the Middle East reflect the limitless extent to which individuals and political entities will go to defend...

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Pamphlet from El Sobrante Pastor to Sikhs: Renounce Faith or be "Condemned to Hell"

August 27, 2006

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/email/news/15374292.htm

On August 27, 2006 the Contra Costa Times reported, "A Contra Costa Sikh leader is denouncing a pamphlet from an El Sobrante church that tells Sikhs their holy book is wrong and warns them they face eternal hell unless they receive Jesus as their savior.

'Please Consider These Words of Love My SIKH Friend,' by Pastor Kent Brandenburg of Bethel...

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Florida Representative Denounces the Separation of Church and State as a "Lie"

August 26, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/25/AR2006082501640.html?referrer=email

On August 26, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "Rep. Katherine Harris (R-Fla.) said this week that God did not intend for the United States to be a 'nation of secular laws' and that the separation of church and state is a 'lie we have been told' to keep religious people out of politics.
...

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Muslims, Christians, and Jews Gather to Pray for Peace in the Middle East

August 25, 2006

Source: The Tidings

http://www.the-tidings.com/2006/0825/mideast.htm

On August 25, 2006 The Tidings reported, "'How can the Holy Land be filled with peace when the nations and we, ourselves, have not been fully converted to peace?' asked Deacon Eric Stoltz at the opening of an Aug. 17 prayer service that brought together Jewish, Christian and Muslim worshippers to express a common hope for peace in the Mideast. Sponsored by the Wilshire Center Interfaith Council, the...

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With Little Fanfare, New Director to Oversee the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

August 25, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/24/AR2006082401371.html

On August 25, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "The White House announced Jay F. Hein's appointment at 6:30 p.m. on a Thursday three weeks ago, the kind of timing usually reserved for news the administration wants to bury.

Hein is the new director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives...

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Update: Jewish War Veterans Sue Federal Government to Remove Soledad Cross

August 25, 2006

Source: KNSD-TV

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14513744/

On August 25, 2006 KNSD-TV reported, "A group of Jewish war veterans is joining the long-running battle Thursday over a 29-foot cross standing on public parkland. The Jewish War Veterans, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, sued the federal government in San Diego Federal Court 10 days after President George W. Bush signed legislation designed to shield the monument from legal challenges. The bill transferred...

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Dalai Lama Initiates Mongolian Monks, Helps Re-Establish Buddhism

August 25, 2006

Source: The Buddhist Channel

Wire Service: AP

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=47,3079,0,0,1,0

On August 25, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The Dalai Lama elevated a group of Mongolian monks into the Buddhist priesthood's higher ranks Friday, bolstering the country's traditional faith as it struggles to re-establish itself following decades of communist persecution. With hundreds of onlookers gathered outside, the...

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Film Documents Dialogue Between Muslims and Christians in Metro Manila, Aims to Stimulate More Conversations

August 22, 2006

Source: Islam Online

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-08/22/01.shtml

On August 22, 2006 Islam Online reported, "Two Christian artists who have witnessed how Muslims survive marginalization in this largely Catholic state have lent their voices to Filipino Muslims through a new documentary. 'Muslims have struggled to live their lives in dignity despite experiences of prejudice and discrimination against them by their non-Muslim neighbors, colleagues...

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