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A Vision Of a Place for All Faiths

September 17, 2010

Author: Susan Dominus

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/18/nyregion/18bigcity.html?ref=religion_and_belief

Imagine Yom Kippur 2016: a steady stream of Jews file into a gleaming 13-story building two blocks from ground zero. Maybe one peeks inside the mosque on the building’s ground floor to see whether a friend from her Turkish cooking class is there, then heads up to the third floor,...

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Local Muslims Find Support After Recent Controversies

September 17, 2010

Author: Helen Gray

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/09/17/2231355/local-muslims-find-support-after.html

Mustafa Hussein of the Islamic Center of Greater Kansas City didn’t know what to expect.

 

The proposed Islamic center and mosque in New York City blocks from ground zero has drawn harsh anti-Muslim reaction.

 

A Florida pastor threatened to burn...

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Interfaith at Ground Zero

September 17, 2010

Author: Diana Eck

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2010/9/17/interfaith-muslim-rauf-cordoba/

Since Sept. 11, the interfaith movement has grown exponentially in American cities, towns, and college campuses, including Harvard. Among these interfaith initiatives, is the Cordoba Initiative of Feisal Abdul Rauf. So how is it that one of America's leading Muslim advocates of closer interfaith...

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2 Afghans Are Killed In Protests Over Koran

September 16, 2010

Author: Rob Nordland

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/17/world/asia/17koran.html?ref=religion_and_belief

Two Afghans, at least one of them armed, were killed Thursday in another protest over a rumored burning of the Koran, Islam’s holy book, nearly a week after a pastor in Florida who had incited widespread outrage over his plans to incinerate Korans in a 9/11 memorial bonfire canceled...

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Papal Visit: Linking the Godless to a Lack Of Values Is Wrong, Say Critics

September 16, 2010

Author: Maev Kennedy and Riazat Butt

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/sep/16/papal-visit-linking-godless-lack-values-wrong

The pope is wrong, and unhelpful, to speak of "atheist extremism" in contemporary Britain, according to Christian, Muslim, Jewish and humanist voices.

 

Paul Handley, managing editor of the Church Times, termed the pope's remarks "a decent bit of...

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2 Afghans Are Killed In Protests Over Koran

September 16, 2010

Author: Rob Nordland

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/17/world/asia/17koran.html?ref=religion_and_belief

Two Afghans, at least one of them armed, were killed Thursday in another protest over a rumored burning of the Koran, Islam’s holy book, nearly a week after a pastor in Florida who had incited widespread outrage over his plans to incinerate Korans in a 9/11 memorial bonfire canceled...

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Papal Visit: Linking the Godless to a Lack Of Values Is Wrong, Say Critics

September 16, 2010

Author: Maev Kennedy and Riazat Butt

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/sep/16/papal-visit-linking-godless-lack-values-wrong

The pope is wrong, and unhelpful, to speak of "atheist extremism" in contemporary Britain, according to Christian, Muslim, Jewish and humanist voices.

 

Paul Handley, managing editor of the Church Times, termed the pope's remarks "a decent bit of...

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Valarie Kaur: Shadow Generation

September 15, 2010

Author: Valarie Kaur

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/valarie-kaur/shadow-generation_b_716769.html

Nine years ago today, the murder of a family friend changed the course of my life. His name was Balbir Singh Sodhi. Four days after 9/11, he was shot in the back in front of his gas station by a man who yelled when arrested, "I'm a patriot! Arrest me and let those terrorists run wild."

Sodhi was a...

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Valarie Kaur: Shadow Generation

September 15, 2010

Author: Valarie Kaur

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/valarie-kaur/shadow-generation_b_716769.html

Nine years ago today, the murder of a family friend changed the course of my life. His name was Balbir Singh Sodhi. Four days after 9/11, he was shot in the back in front of his gas station by a man who yelled when arrested, "I'm a patriot! Arrest me and let those terrorists run wild."

Sodhi was a...

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Tensions High Across Kashmir After Koran Protests

September 14, 2010

Author: Jim Yardley

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/15/world/asia/15kashmir.html

The authorities expanded a strict curfew across Kashmir on Tuesday and sent more security officers across the restive Himalayan region after bloody protests erupted there a day earlier, fueled partly by a report of Koran desecration in the United States.

 

The bloodshed, which rippled across different districts in...

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