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Melbourne Muslims Organize Interfaith Vigil to Show Diverse Faiths Are United After Bombings

July 9, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News/AsiaNet

http://asia.news.yahoo.com/050711/4/23q7q.html

On July 9, 2005 AsiaNet reported, "In the wake of the London bombings, representatives of the Islamic Council of Victoria, Young Muslims of Australia, the Australasian Union of Jewish Students and Young Christian Workers have organised an interfaith vigil in Federation Square, Melbourne. The gathering will be held on Sunday 10 July 2005 between 4-5 pm. ICV President Malcolm Thomas said: 'This...

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Imam and Minister Offer Condemnation and Caution After Attacks in London

July 9, 2005

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_2849782

On July 9, 2005 The Denver Post reported, "Shiite cleric Ibrahim Kazerooni and the Very Rev. Peter Eaton, dean of St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, didn't know each other when the two were teenagers in London. But both can recall living in the English capital when bombs set off by the Irish Republican Army prompted citizens to live with a little extra vigilance... 'Everybody's sensitivities' are heightened, he said...

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London's Faith Communities Respond to Bombings: Condemnation and Fear of Retaliation

July 8, 2005

Source: The Independent

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article297652.ece

On July 8, 2005 The Independent reported, "The [July 7] explosions [in three subway stations and a double-decker bus] prompted the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) to issue the extraordinary advice yesterday that no Muslim should travel or go out unless strictly necessary, for fear of reprisals... Dr. Mohammed Naseem, chairman of the Birmingham central mosque,...

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Christian Leaders Offer Statements in Support of Muslim Neighbors in Wake of Attacks

July 8, 2005

Source: Ekklesia

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/content/news_syndication/article_05078islam.shtml

On July 8, 2005 Ekklesia reported, "Churches and other faith groups in multi-ethnic areas of Britain are working together to ensure that community relations are not damaged as a result of perceptions about possible radical Islamist involvement in yesterday’s London bomb attacks. Among those to have spoken out in support of their Islamic neighbours...

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British Home Secretary Convenes Faith Leaders, Urges Unity

July 8, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4663653.stm

On July 8, 2005 BBC News reported, "Charles Clarke and religious leaders have met at the Home Office to discuss a response to the bombings in London. Faith representatives included Sir Iqbal Sacranie from the Muslim Council of Britain, Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor. After the meeting, the home secretary warned against any Muslim backlash and urged all faiths to stand united......

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Jewish Leaders Condemn Resolutions of United Church of Christ Related to Israel

July 7, 2005

Source: The Washington Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washtimes.com/national/20050706-110159-8019r.htm

On July 7, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Jewish leaders condemned resolutions passed by the United Church of Christ that call for Israel to dismantle its security fences around Palestinian territories and for companies to use 'economic leverage' to promote peace in the Middle East. The measures, passed by the UCC's...

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Archbishop of Canterbury, During Interfaith Visit, Expresses Shared Condemnation

July 7, 2005

Source: Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury

http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/releases/050707.htm

On July 7, 2005 the Archbishop of Canterburg, Dr. Rowan Williams, issued a press release that reported, "The appalling events in London this morning have shocked us all. So I want first and foremost to extend my personal sympathy and condolences to everyone who is suffering and grieving at this time... As it happens I have spent this morning with Muslim colleagues and...

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Manchester’s Muslim Mayor Praises City’s Diversity

July 7, 2005

Source: South Manchester Reporter

http://www.southmanchesterreporter.co.uk/news/s/201/201695_praise_for_asian_mayor.html

On July 7, 2005 the South Manchester Reporter reported, "Manchester's first Muslim Lord Mayor attended a reception in his honour held by the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community at their centre in Levenshulme. Lord Mayor Councillor Mohammed Afzal Kahn said: 'I have always enjoyed the organisational skills and dedication...

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Update: Naval Academy to Keep Lunch Prayer

July 7, 2005

Source: WBAL - TV

Wire Service: AP

http://www.thewbalchannel.com/news/4692957/detail.html

On July 7, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Every weekday, when the more than 4,000 midshipmen at the Naval Academy gather for lunch, they begin with a brief prayer, a devotional thought or a moment of silence... The Anti-Defamation League's request that the Naval Academy follow the lead of the Air Force Academy and the U.S. Military Academy...

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London Mayor Issues Statement About Attacks and Diversity of City

July 7, 2005

Source: Financial Times

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/dcdfe116-ef08-11d9-8b10-00000e2511c8,dwp_uuid=46d6f5a8-d260-11d8-b661-00000e2511c8.html

On July 7, 2005 the Financial Times published the text of a statement delivered by Ken Livingstone, mayor of London, in response to the terrorist attacks on the city's mass transit system. In his statement, Livingstone said, "I want to say one thing specifically to the world...

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Muslim and Christian Organizations Release Joint Statement Condemning Attacks

July 7, 2005

Source: Muslim Council of Britian and Churches Together in Britian and Ireland Press Release

http://www.mcb.org.uk/presstext.php?ann_id=151

On July 7, 2005 the Muslim Council of Britian and Churches Together in Britian and Ireland issued a joint press release condemning the terrorist attacks on the London public transit system. The joint statement expressed sympathy to the victims, condemned the attack in "the strongest possible terms," and said, "The scriptures and...

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Opinion: Federal Funding of "California Missions Foundation" Violates Constitution

July 7, 2005

Source: Indian Country Today

http://www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?id=1096411200

On July 7, 2005 Indian Country Today ran an opinion piece by Steven Newcomb of the Indigenous Law Institute. He comments on the use of federal money toward the California Missions Foundation. "The California Missions Preservation Act allocates $10 million in federal matching funds to be dispersed through the Department of the Interior to the 'California Missions Foundation.' The...

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World Council of Churches Reaffirms Opposition to All Forms of Violence

July 7, 2005

Source: World Council of Churches Press Release

http://www2.wcc-coe.org/pressreleasesen.nsf/index/pr-05-39.html

On July 7, 2005 a World Council of Churches Press Release reported, "Expressing solidarity with the victims of today's bomb blasts in London, and total rejection of violent actions, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia sent the following message to the churches and the people of the United Kingdom: "...I convey my...

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