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Sikh, Hindu, Christian, and Muslim Friends Collaborate to Provide Quake Relief

October 13, 2005

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ISL15753.htm

On October 13, 2005 Reuters reported, "In a country known for religious intolerance, Radesh Singh -- a Sikh -- and his group of Hindu, Christian and Muslim friends have joined forces to help survivors of northern Pakistan's devastating earthquake. They hope efforts to provide relief and care will send a clear message in conservative, predominantly Muslim Pakistan. 'We are here without any religious...

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Air Force Withdraws Policy Endorsing Evangelism

October 12, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

Wire Service: AP

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2005/10/12/air_force_withdraws_evangelizing_policy/

On October 12, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The Air Force has withdrawn from use by its chaplain service a code of ethics that endorsed evangelizing military service members who are not affiliated with a religion. The move,...

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North African City to Create "Route of Temples"

October 12, 2005

Source: Vocento/VMT

On October 12, 2005 Vocento/VMT reported, "The Vice Advisor of Tourism, Javier Mateo, announced that a 'Route of Temples' will be created in Melilla, a Spanish enclave in North Africa of just 20 square kilometers and 69,000 people. It will connect the temples of the four traditional cultures of the city, the mosques, synagogues, churches and the Hindu temple, to promote a new element of cultural tourism. Projects already exist to rehabilitate the holy places of the four religions. Thus, when Ramadan is finalized, the rehabilitation of...

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Americans United Criticizes Bush’s Endorsement of Miers’ Religious Beliefs

October 12, 2005

Source: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

http://www.au.org/site/News2?JServSessionIdr012=si3ubu1ya1.app1b&abbr=pr&page=NewsArticle&id=7589&security=1002&news_iv_ctrl=1241

On October 12, 2005 Americans United for Separation of Church and State reported, "The Bush administration’s efforts to promote Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers by highlighting her evangelical...

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Wiccan Priestess Loses Supreme Court Appeal Case

October 11, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/11/AR2005101100637.html

On October 11, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The Supreme Court rejected an appeal on Tuesday from a Wiccan priestess angry that local leaders would not let her open their sessions with a prayer. Instead, clergy from more traditional religions were invited to pray at...

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Police Launch Training Book on Religious Diversity

October 11, 2005

Source: New Zealand Police

http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/2146.php

On October 11, 2005 the New Zealand Police press release reported, "The Police Religious Diversity Book will be launched in Christchurch on Wednesay 12 October 2005. 'A Practical Reference to Religious Diversity' covers seven major religious faiths including Maori spirituality, Buddhist Faith, Christian Faith, Hindu Faith, Islamic Faith, Jewish Faith, and the Sikh Faith. The book provides...

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Bishop Criticizes Muslim Countries Denying Religious Freedom to Christians

October 10, 2005

Source: Middle East Times

http://www.metimes.com/articles/normal.php?StoryID=20051010-045022-3474r

On October 10, 2005 the Middle East Times reported, "A Roman Catholic bishop taking part in the Vatican synod criticized Muslim countries on Saturday for not allowing Christians to practice their faith. Archbishop Berhaneyesus Souraphiel of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia cited the example of Ethiopian and Eritrean guest workers in Arab countries who he...

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Islamic Centers Part of "Dynamic Interfaith Effort" to Assist Evacuees in Baton Rouge

October 8, 2005

Source: Advocate

http://2theadvocate.com/stories/100805/rel_rel003.shtml

On October 8, 2005 the Advocate reported, "[Soon after Hurricane Katrina hit, Rita Jenkins, a New Orleans resident] and 17 members of her family piled into three cars and headed for higher ground... they took the wrong exit off the interstate and ended up in Baton Rouge at the Islamic Complex on East Washington Street. There they sought directions, but found refuge instead. Like their...

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Air Force Academy Sued Over Religious Intolerance, Despite New Guidelines

October 7, 2005

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://rockymountainnews.com/drmn/state/article/0,1299,DRMN_21_4139643,00.html

On October 7, 2005 the Rocky Mountain News reported, "A New Mexico businessman is suing the Air Force for allowing evangelical chaplains to continue proselytizing at the Air Force Academy, despite religious tolerance guidelines adopted in August.

Mikey Weinstein, who has a son enrolled at the academy, filed the lawsuit Thursday...

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Hillsborough Schools May Drop All Religious Holidays Rather Than Adding New Ones

October 7, 2005

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/10/07/Hillsborough/Schools_may_drop_reli.shtml

On October 7, 2005 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "There may be no day off next school year for the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. Also on the chopping block are vacation days for the Christian faith's Good Friday and the Monday after Easter. After considering a request to recognize a Muslim school holiday, the Hillsborough County School...

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Statewide Interfaith Group Proposed to Coordinate Hurricane Relief

October 7, 2005

Source: Disaster News Network

http://www.disasternews.net/news/news.php?articleid=2888

On October 7, 2005 Disaster News Network reported, "Representatives from more than a dozen faith groups met Tuesday to discuss forming a statewide interfaith organization aimed at coordinating Louisiana's faith-based relief efforts. After back-to-back hurricanes affected the Louisiana coast in August and September, local faith-based groups from around the state sprang into...

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"Shopping for God:" Salt Lake Journalist Visits Area Religious Groups, Writes Reports for "Seeking"

October 6, 2005

Source: Salt Lake City Weekly

http://www.slweekly.com/editorial/2005/feat_2005-10-06.cfm

On October 6, 2005 the Salt Lake City Weekly ran a feature article by Stephen Dark, a freelance writer. He provided readers with an overview of religious communities in and around Salt Lake City including Jewish, Quaker, Baptist, Mormon, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist centers. The following is part of the introduction to Dark's work: "Amidst the panoply of old and new religions,...

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Pope Appoints Providence College Professor to Committee on Christian-Muslim Relations

October 3, 2005

Source: WPRI

Wire Service: AP

http://www.wpri.com/Global/story.asp?S=3903794

On October 3, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Pope Benedict XVI [has] appoint[ed] a Providence College professor to help improve relations between Christians and Muslims. Theology professor Sandra Keating will be one of two Americans to serve on a six-person committee created to improve interfaith communication and relations. Keating participated in a Christian...

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Hurricane Evacuees and Religious Leaders Discuss Faith After the Storms

October 2, 2005

Source: The Morning News

http://www.nwaonline.net/articles/2005/10/02/news/rogers/02religion.txt

On October 2, 2005 The Morning News reported, "Joseph Bell [a New Orleans Parish resident and recent evacuee] believes God protected him through [Hurricane Katrina]... Bell,33, said he believes the destruction in New Orleans was mostly caused by man. He said man built the levees that failed to hold back the water from a city that had become inhabited by...

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