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First Islamic Cemetery to Open in Michigan

June 15, 2006

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060615/LIFESTYLE04/606150383/1041

On June 15, 2006 The Detroit News reported, "Like many Muslims throughout Metro Detroit, Ron Amen had to search for a proper place to bury his mom when she died. It did not matter that [his mother] Katherine Amen, an activist, was among the most prominent Arab-Americans in the area. There was no cemetery solely for Muslims,...

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Fremont Gurdwara Has Van Custom-Built For Transporting Scriptures

June 14, 2006

Source: SikhNet/Mercury News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/69EABDB3FA1E02EB8725718D006E48CD

On June 14, 2006 Mercury News reported, "The Sikhs in Fremont have a new van. It's a gleaming white Ford that seats 12. But this is no ordinary $33,000 vehicle. It transports the community's holiest document, the Guru Granth Sahib, from the majestic onion-domed temple at the foot of the East Bay hills to people's homes for...

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Religious Tolerance Depends on Acknowledging Religion's Private and Public Roles, Says Polish-Born Prelate

June 13, 2006

Source: ZENIT

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On June 13, 2006 ZENIT reported, "There can be no religious tolerance if there is not appreciation for both the private and public role of religion, says the Holy See. Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, head of a Holy See delegation to a conference on tolerance, made that point at the event promoted by the Organization for Security and Cooperation of Europe (OSCE). 'No partnership among cultures, religions and ethnicities can be established in mutual...

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Religious Leaders Call for End to Torture in New York Times Ad

June 13, 2006

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/home_article_display.aspx?ITEM=898

On June 13, 2006 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported, "Today, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) ran a full-page advertisement on the op-ed pages of the New York Times calling for the elimination of torture and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment as part of U.S. policy. The ad is signed by 27 religious...

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Potential Move of Pompano Mosque into Black Community Raises Tensions

June 13, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-cmosque10jun13,0,3731338.story

On June 13, 2006 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "A clash fueled by angry words has erupted over a plan to move a mosque from Old Pompano to the northwest part of the city, underscoring tensions between some in this city's black and Muslim communities. The Islamic Center of South Florida wants to move to a...

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Castro Valley High School Holds 6th Annual Interfaith Baccalaureate Service

June 12, 2006

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_3927184

On June 12, 2006 The Argus reported, "Before Elsa Castillo participated in the school's Challenge Day this year, she wasn't too comfortable sharing her personal life with a complete stranger — especially at school. But after that day — an interpersonal program designed to help students share with their peers things about their families, cultures and personal lives — her eyes were opened to a...

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Interfaith Peacemaking Project Launched in Pasadena

June 10, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs10jun10,1,533523.story

On June 10, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported, "The buttoned-down Episcopalian minister was the first to stand up and introduce himself. Then came a Jew wearing a yarmulke. Then a Palestinian Christian attired in black clericals. Next, a Muslim cloaked in an aqua hijab.

On and on they went, 50 people representing three faiths, their clothing a...

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Diverse Group of Religious Leaders and Organizations Protests Torture

June 8, 2006

Source: Click On Detroit

Wire Service: AP

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/9340398/detail.html

On June 8, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "American evangelical, Catholic, Jewish and Muslim leaders are calling for an end to U.S. policies that allow torture of prisoners. Clergy signing the statement of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture include the Rev. Rick Warren, Cardinal Theodore...

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Interfaith Peace Walk Held in North Philly

June 5, 2006

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/news/14741624.htm

On June 5, 2006 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported, "By appearance, by culture and by religion, the differences among the 300 people in sneakers gathered yesterday outside a North Philadelphia mosque were clear-cut. As they prepared to walk more than three miles to promote peace, however, they were reminded of their Scripture-based similarities - an instruction to pursue love and...

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Wiccan Widow Fights for Husband�s Tombstone Marker

June 5, 2006

Source: Christianity Today

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2006/123/12.0.html

On June 5, 2006 Christianity Today ran an opinion piece by John W. Whitehead, constitutional attorney and author and founder and president of The Rutherford Institute, about the refusal of the government to allow a Wiccan veteran to have a Wiccan symbol on his tombstone. Whitehead writes, "Whatever one's opinion might be about the Wiccan faith, there should be no doubt in anyone's mind...

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Latino Muslims Balance Catholic Ethos with New Faith

June 5, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/04/AR2006060400957.html

On June 5, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "Every morning, Jackie Avelar wakes up to a predicament. On one side of her bed is a clock that sounds the Islamic call to prayer five times a day. On the other side is a statue of Mary. As a Muslim, she wants to remove it. As a Latina, she can't. Her father, who is a Catholic...

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