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Religious Leaders Raise Their Voices in the Immigration Debates

April 11, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/189/story_18941_1.html

On April 11, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "As hundreds of thousands of people flooded the nation's cities Monday (April 10) demonstrating for immigrants' rights, religious leaders rallied at their side. On the Mall in Washington, with the Capitol behind him, Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick prayed in Spanish and English for the tens of...

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Ridgewood Citizens Strengthened by Message of Buddhist Teacher

April 10, 2006

Source: NorthJersey.com

http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk1MyZmZ2JlbDdmN3ZxZWVFRXl5NjkxNTAwMCZ5cmlyeTdmNzE3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTM=

On April 10, 2006 NorthJersey.com reported, "As a probation officer overseeing troubled families, Jim Castner sees more than a little chaos. He keeps himself centered by studying Zen, the Buddhist philosophy that encourages the...

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Sham Marriage Law Breaches Religious, Human Rights

April 10, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4894544.stm

On April 10, 2006 BBC News reported, "Tough government rules to prevent sham marriages discriminate against immigrants, the High Court has ruled. In a significant defeat for the government, Mr Justice Silber said the rules were unreasonable and breached human rights... The rules, introduced in February 2005, mean people born outside the EU and some bordering European nations who have only six months' permission to be in...

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Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility Calls for Wal-Mart Reform

April 7, 2006

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/society/2385/section/interfaith.coalition.calls.for.wal-mart.reform/1.htm

On April 7, 2006 The Christian Post reported, "A coalition of interfaith investors on Thursday called on Wal-Mart to take up better business practices and adopt more compassionate employment policies, or face protest from members who hold over two million shares of the company...

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Newly Formed Interfaith Coalition Hosts First "Religion on Campus" Week at Bryn Mawr

April 6, 2006

Source: Bryn Mawr Now

http://www.brynmawr.edu/news/2006-04-06/religion.shtml

On April 6, 2006 Bryn Mawr Now reported, "Next week, the Office of Intercultural Affairs (OIA) and a variety of student organizations that have joined to create the new Interfaith Coalition will sponsor [Bryn Mawr] College's first-ever Religion on Campus Week, the OIA has announced. Aside from celebrations of important Christian and Jewish holidays, the week will offer a chance to look at...

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“Immigration and the Changing Contours of Religious Pluralism in the United States” by Andrea Althoff

April 6, 2006

Source: The Martin Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2006/0406.shtml

On April 6, 2006 The Martin Marty Center ran an opinion piece by Andrea Althoff, a Senior Research Fellow at the Martin Marty Center. "In the United States today, Latin Americans, mainly Mexicans, constitute the largest number of immigrants, and this majority puts them at the center of debates regarding integration into U.S. civil society. Parties to...

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Opinion: "A Muslim Visits the Vatican" by Iftekhar Hai

April 6, 2006

Source: San Mateo County Times

http://www.insidebayarea.com/sanmateocountytimes/localnews/ci_3678870

On April 6, 2006 the San Mateo County Times ran an opinion piece by Iftekhar Hai, president of the United Muslims of America Interfaith Alliance. Hai writes, "As a Muslim, I never dreamed of attending Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, but last week, I joined a group of 60 Bay Area clergy at the ceremony elevating Archbishop William Levada to the role of...

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Christian Theologians in Asia Invite Interfaith Perspectives on Globalization

April 5, 2006

Source: Catholic Online/UCANews

On April 5, 2006 UCANews reported, "Christian theologians in Asia brought Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic religious experience into their reflections recently on how religions can serve society in this age of globalization. The Sixth Asian Theological Conference, held March 24-31 in Colombo, brought together 15 theologians from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Taiwan. The Asian Theological Conference is an Asian affiliate of Ecumenical Association of...

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Muslim Student Attacked on Baylor Campus

April 4, 2006

Source: Waco Tribune-Herald

http://www.wacotrib.com/news/content/news/stories/2006/04/04/04042006wacmuslimearly.html

On April 4, 2006 the Waco Tribune-Herald reported, "A Muslim Baylor University senior of South Asian heritage who was active in Muslim-Christian relations was attacked on the school’s campus Saturday night, suffering multiple injuries.

Chief Jim Doak of the Baylor Department of Public Safety confirmed...

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Hundreds Participate in Interfaith Prayer Service at State House

April 4, 2006

Source: KTV

http://www.azfamily.com/news/local/stories/KTVKLNews20060404.37a6d10.html

On April 4, 2006 KTV reported, "An estimated 1,000 people crowded on the lawn at the state capital Tuesday morning to lend a prayerful tone to the immigration debate. The Interfaith Prayer Service sent a gentle yet firm message to lawmakers. The message is simple and was conveyed through a combination of prayer and action. 'Shouting matches do nothing. But...

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Chicago-Area Interfaith Seder to Benefit Homeless Advocacy Group

April 4, 2006

Source: Courier News

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/couriernews/city/3_1_EL04_A3FUNDRAISER_S1.htm

On April 4, 2006 the Courier News reported, "They lined up at the door Sunday, their numbers stretching back outside under the stormy evening sky, and forward to the table stacked with 200 name tags. Beyond the registration table, more than 20 tables waited within the meeting hall of the synagogue, Congregation Kneseth Israel, on the city's...

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Peace Mission in the Middle East Concludes with Planting an Olive Tree

April 3, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0403/p04s01-wome.html

On April 3, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "The Breaking the Ice peace mission that made its way across deserts in Israel, the Palestinian territories, Jordan, and Egypt completed its journey last Friday by planting an olive tree at the foot of this mountain believed by Jews, Christians, and Muslims to be the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God....

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