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Heated Opposition to a Proposed Mosque

June 10, 2010

Author: Paul Vitello

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/11/nyregion/11mosque.html

A church may be a church, and a temple a temple, but through the prism of emotion that still grips many New Yorkers almost a decade after 9/11, a mosque can apparently represent a lot of things.

In the last few months, Muslim groups have encountered unexpectedly intense opposition to their plans for opening mosques in Lower Manhattan...

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Mass. Muslims Fire Back At Cahill Over Comments

June 10, 2010

Author: Caitlin Yoshiko Buysse and Russell Contreras

Source: The Bay State Banner

http://www.baystatebanner.com/local11-2010-06-03

Muslim leaders in Massachusetts fired back Friday at gubernatorial candidate Tim Cahill, who they accused of making “bigoted” statements after Gov. Deval Patrick met with members of the Muslim community.

In a statement, a coalition of Muslim leaders called Cahill’s remarks “bigoted ......

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First Woman to Lead Friday Prayers In UK

June 10, 2010

Author: Jerome Taylor

Source: The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/first-woman-to-lead-friday-prayers-in-uk-1996228.html

A Canadian author will become the first Muslim-born woman to lead a mixed-gender British congregation through Friday prayers tomorrow in a highly controversial move that will attempt to spark a debate about the role of female leadership within Islam.

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Anti-Islam Party's Success Worries Dutch Muslims

June 10, 2010

Author: Staff Writer/Lianne Turner

Source: CNN

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/06/10/anti-islam-partys-success-worries-dutch-muslims/

Opinion polls had predicted the anti-Muslim Party for Freedom would do well in Dutch elections this week - but not this well.

Led by the controversial politician Geert Wilders, the party nearly tripled its representation in parliament, from 9 seats to 24, according...

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Thousands Of South Louisianians Praying In Face Of Massive Gulf Oil Spill

June 9, 2010

Author: Bruce Nolan

Source: The Times-Picayune

http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2010/06/thousands_of_south_louisianian.html

Twice a day, precisely at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., alarms ring on dozens of cell phones, alerting those participating in the Rev. Jim Woodard's week-old Internet prayer initiative to spend one minute praying for relief from the BP Gulf oil spill.

A candlelight...

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Claremont Seminary Reaches Beyond Christianity

June 9, 2010

Author: Mitchell Landsberg

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-claremont-20100609,0,4360922.story

In a bow to the growing diversity of America's religious landscape, the Claremont School of Theology, a Christian institution with long ties to the Methodist Church, will add clerical training for Muslims and Jews to its curriculum this fall, to become, in a sense, the first truly multi-faith...

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Methodist-Aligned Seminary Opens Door to Jews, Muslims to Span Divides Of Faith

June 9, 2010

Author: Mitchell Landsberg

Source: Cleveland/The Los Angeles Times

http://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/2010/06/methodist-aligned_seminary_ope.html

In a bow to the growing diversity of America's religious landscape, the Claremont School of Theology, a Christian institution with long ties to the Methodist Church, will add clerical training for Muslims and Jews to its curriculum this fall, to become, in a...

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Muslim Group Wants Hate Crimes Investigation After Suspicious Powder Mailed

June 8, 2010

Author: Dan Scanlan

Source: The Florida Times-Union

http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2010-06-08/story/muslim-group-wants-hate-crimes-investigation-jacksonville-after

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling for an FBI hate crime investigation after an envelope of what turned out to be harmless powder was mailed to Muslim teacher Yusha Evans’ apartment Monday in...

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New National Holiday Irks Non-Orthodox Faiths

June 8, 2010

Author: Alexandra Odynova

Source: The Moscow Times

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/new-national-holiday-irks-non-orthodox-faiths/407733.html

Russia will celebrate a new holiday next month under a decision backed by the Kremlin and Russian Orthodox Church that is stirring up decidedly unholy feelings among non-Orthodox Russians.

Christianization of Rus Day on July 28 won't be counted...

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Pastor's Newspaper Ad Fans Religious Tensions In St. Cloud

June 2, 2010

Author: Ambar Espinoza

Source: Minnesota Public Radio

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/06/02/st-cloud-religioius-tensions/

A pastor has upset Muslims and Christians with a paid newspaper advertisement that questions whether Islam threatens the United States.

Other religious leaders have criticized the advertisement as fearmongering. They say it has contributed to a tense climate in...

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