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Suspected Motivations for Mumbai Bombings Include Anger at India's Religious Pluralism

July 11, 2006

Source: Ekklesia

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/content/news_syndication/article_060711mumbai.shtml

On July 11, 2006 Ekklesia reported, "Militant jihadi groups based in Pakistan are among the early suspects following a series of explosions which killed at least 130 people on the train network in India's financial capital, Mumbai (Bombay), today (11 July 2006). Church, civic and community groups, together with other faith leaders and representatives...

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U.S. Religious Worker Visa Program Found to be Riddled with Fraud

July 11, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2006/07/11/probe_finds_churches146_visa_program_riddled_with_fraud/

On July 11, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "A special visa program that allows churches to bring thousands of foreign religious workers into the country each year is riddled with fraud, an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security investigation...

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Update: Leaders in Lewiston Organize Event in Support of Muslim Community After Pig's Head Incident

July 11, 2006

Source: Portland Press-Herald

http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/news/state/060711lewiston.shtml

On July 11, 2006 the Portland Press-Herald reported, "Community leaders in Lewiston-Auburn will hold a rally Wednesday in support of Somali Muslims who were stunned when someone rolled a pig's head into their mosque at prayer time last week.

The event is planned for 11:15 a.m., with a tentative location at Courthouse Plaza on Lisbon Street, on the...

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Controversial Black Minister Forced to Step Down After Anti-Islam Remarks

July 10, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-cdozierjul11,0,7929225.story

On July 10, 2006 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "The Rev. O'Neal Dozier, a controversial member of the Broward Judicial Nominating Committee, has resigned the post after he said Gov. Jeb Bush's office asked him to step down. Dozier, whose recent comments about Islam in a news release and on a radio talk...

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Muslim American Society Campaign for Justice for Palestinians Takes Off

July 10, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=3463

On July 10, 2006 a Muslim American Society Press Release reported, "The Muslim American Society's Freedom Foundation (MAS Freedom) initiated its American Justice for Palestine Campaign on June 28, the day after Israel unlawfully invaded the Gaza Strip under the pretext of rescuing a kidnapped Israeli soldier.  The following day, MAS Freedom sponsored an emergency rally across from the...

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Muslim American Society Calls for Justice for Palestinians, Rallying Marchers in D.C.

July 8, 2006

Source: The News and Observer

http://www.newsobserver.com/682/story/458591.html

On July 8, 2006 The News and Observer reported, "More than 100 protesters of Israel's incursion into the Gaza Strip marched on the state Capitol Friday carrying banners and a mock corpse and demanding an end to the violence.

The protesters were responding to a national call for solidarity with the Palestinian people issued by the Muslim American Society. In Raleigh, they included...

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Church-Supported Youth Camp Celebrates Country's Religious Diversity

July 8, 2006

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=2257

On July 8, 2006 the Indian Catholic reported, "Young people from all over India prayed, worked and danced together for five days recently, celebrating India's cultural and religious diversity. The 350 participants, aged 13-35, came from 22 of the country's 28 states and belonged to the various major religions in India. Fifty-nine of them were females. S.N. Subbarao, a noted peace...

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Christians and Muslims Hold Remembrance, Issue Joint Statement on 7/7

July 8, 2006

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20060708/22799.htm

On July 8, 2006 The Christian Post reported, "As England stood silent Friday in remembrance of the London bombing victims of one year ago, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) issued a joint statement with the Muslim Council of Britain.

On the one-year anniversary of the suicide bombings that struck London’s transport system, killing 52 people and injuring...

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Black Minister Makes Troubling Remarks About Islam

July 8, 2006

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/14992571.htm

On July 8, 2006 The Miami Herald reported, "The Rev. O'Neal Dozier, a Broward clergyman who has advised President Bush and is a political appointee of Gov. Jeb Bush, took to the air waves Friday to criticize Islam as a 'cult' religion. The radio appearance by Dozier, who serves on the governor's committee that screens Broward judicial nominees, startled a local Muslim leader, and...

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Addressing G8, Religious Leaders Condemn Abuse of Religion

July 7, 2006

Source: Catholic News

http://www.cathnews.com/news/607/39.php

On July 7, 2006 the Catholic News reported, "In a statement addressed to G8 leaders who will meet in Moscow next week, the World Summit of Religious Leaders has passed a resolution condemning the abuse of religion and the loss of moral values in the modern world. Ecumenical News International reports that the largest interfaith gathering to convene in Russia since the time of the Cold War, has closed by condemning...

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Religions Participate in Various Environmental Efforts Around the Globe

July 6, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/195/story_19537_1.html

On July 6, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "More than a decade ago on an Aegean island, the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians made a startling proposition: That pollution and other attacks on the environment could be considered sins.

At the time, the idea earned him little more than a nickname - the 'green patriarch...

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Interfaith Couples Make Marriages Work With Two Faiths

July 6, 2006

Source: MSNBC

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/13699089/

On July 6, 2006 MSNBC reported, "As Muslims become more integrated in the West, marriage to people of other faiths is becoming more commonplace. Nowhere is this more true than in London, perhaps the most cosmopolitan European capital. Muslims make up about 8 percent of the city’s population and neighborhoods are renowned for their diversity. The 1960s and 70s Britain saw an influx of immigrants — a majority of whom were from South...

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Small Interreligious Panel Seeks to Mediate Roxbury Mosque Dispute

July 4, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/07/04/mediating_the_mosque_dispute/

On July 4, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "A group of prominent Christian and Jewish leaders has begun trying to settle quietly a bitter dispute over construction of a mosque in Roxbury that has deeply strained relations between Muslims and Jews in Greater Boston. The 40-member panel of ministers,...

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