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Ramadan Or Not, Hunger Hits Pakistan Flood Victims

August 12, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: MSNBC

Wire Service: AP

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38671015/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/

Pakistani flood survivors already short on food and water began the fasting month of Ramadan on Thursday, a normally festive, social time marked this year by misery and fears of an uncertain future.

Damage to crops, roads and bridges have caused food prices to...

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As the Observance Of Ramadan Begins, a Call for Respect for Muslim Neighbors

August 11, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: National Council of Churches News Service

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/100811ramadanrespect.html

The National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA, its Interfaith Relations Commission and the Christian participants in the National Muslim-Christian initiative, have issued the following statement:

As our Muslim neighbors begin their observance of Ramadan with fasting, re-dedicating themselves to God and God's...

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Observing Ramadan? There's an App for That

August 11, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NPR

Wire Service: AP

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129126076

The most ancient traditions of Islam are going high-tech, with a slew of modern offerings for those observing the holy month of Ramadan, which begins this week.

Cell phone applications such as "iPray" or "iQuran" offer a beeping reminder of requisite prayer times, while the "Find Mecca"...

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Top Religious Leaders Denounce Growing Anti-Muslim Sentiment; Express Support for NY Mosque, Community Center

August 11, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Faith in Public Life

http://faithinpubliclife.org/content/press/2010/08/top_religious_leaders_denounce.html

More than 40 prominent Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders and religion scholars issued a statement today condemning the "xenophobia and religious bigotry" fueling the increasingly strident opposition to a proposed Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero. These leaders from...

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Islamophobia: A Threat to American Values?

August 10, 2010

Author: John L. Esposito

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-l-esposito/islamophobia-a-threat-to_b_676765.html

We are passing through difficult and dangerous times. The impact of staggering economic crisis and fears of a continued terrorist threat have spawned a culture of hate that threatens the future of our American way of life and values.

The legacy of the 9/11 and post 9/11...

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Islamophobia: A Threat to American Values?

August 10, 2010

Author: John Esposito

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-l-esposito/islamophobia-a-threat-to_b_676765.html

We are passing through difficult and dangerous times. The impact of staggering economic crisis and fears of a continued terrorist threat have spawned a culture of hate that threatens the future of our American way of life and values.

 

The legacy of the 9/11 and...

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Far From Ground Zero, Opponents Fight New Mosques

August 9, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jru2qo91uO-7sLpy1Zr0aoZRAn6wD9HFGVP80

Muslims trying to build houses of worship in the nation's heartland, far from the heated fight in New York over plans for a mosque near ground zero, are running into opponents even more hostile and aggressive.

Foes of proposed...

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Muslim Youth Gather for Networking Program

August 9, 2010

Author: William O'Brien

Source: The Edmond Sun

http://www.edmondsun.com/opinion/x1388783941/Muslim-youth-gather-for-networking-program

The Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium of Oklahoma recently had its networking dinner program at the Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University. The event was sponsored by the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Council on American Islamic Relations that is known by the...

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Sharing the Faith, Splitting the Rent

August 6, 2010

Author: Sarah Maslin Nir

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/08/realestate/08cov.html?emc=eta1

Apartment hunters always have a wish list of things that will help them call a new place home — doormen, laundry rooms, southern exposures.

But for some people, faith guides real estate choices. Instead of bay windows and an in-house gym, their must-have may be a kosher kitchen, a short walk to church, room...

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Mayor Lowe: Dove World Is 'an Embarrassment'

August 4, 2010

Author: Chad Smith

Source: The Gainesville Sun

http://www.gainesville.com/article/20100804/ARTICLES/8041009/1002?tc=ar

With mounting news coverage about a Gainesville church's plan to hold a Quran burning on Sept. 11, Mayor Craig Lowe released a statement Monday condemning the church, dismissing it as a "tiny fringe group and an embarrassment to our community."

"They are opposed (to) Gainesville's true character as a...

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