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Former Oklahoma City Call Center Worker Seeks Policy Change

October 24, 2009

Author: Debbie Blossom

Source: NewsOK

http://newsok.com/former-oklahoma-city-call-center-worker-seeks-policy-change/article/3411456

A former Oklahoma City Sprint employee who is Muslim is asking for an apology and a policy revision from Sprint after a claim of being fired for hanging up the phone on an abusive caller.

The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-...

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Muslims Join Hindus to Celebrate Chhath In Bihar

October 24, 2009

Author: Imran Khan

Source: IANS

http://www.samaylive.com/news/muslims-join-hindus-to-celebrate-chhath-in-bihar/664014.html

In a show of brotherhood and communal harmony, Muslims in Bihar joined Hindus in celebrating Chhath, the state's biggest religious festival. While many Muslims are observing a fast and performing the ritual, others are helping their Hindu neighbours by cleaning river banks, streets and...

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In Egypt, a Synagogue Renovation Elicits Complicated Feelings About Preserving Jewish History

October 24, 2009

Author: Matti Friedman and Hadeel Al-Shalchi

Source: The Star Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.startribune.com/world/65898232.html

The warren of slum alleys is called the Jews' Quarter, but no Jews live there. The ancient synagogue still stands, but its roof is gone. The government is renovating it, but is doing so at a moment when anti-Israel feeling is running especially high in Egypt.

The Ben Maimon synagogue...

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Northern Virginia Muslims, Jews Set Example for Middle East

October 23, 2009

Author: Jim Handly

Source: NBC

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local-beat/Northern-Virginia-Muslims-Jews-Set-Example-for-Middle-East-65877707.html

An unlikely relationship between different faiths is setting an example innorthern Virginia.

The region's fast-growing Muslim population is running out of room to pray, so one Reston synagogue opens its doors to them....

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Faith-Based Council Produces Muslim Celebrity

October 22, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.mobi/templates/story/story.php?storyId=114004048

Dalia Mogahed, a Muslim, is one of 25 people President Obama tapped to advise him on faith issues. She may have met the president exactly once, but to Muslims, she's a celebrity — thanks to the headscarf, or hijab, she wears every day.

When Obama spoke to the Muslim world from Egypt last summer, Mogahed was in...

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Sikh Storyteller Grabs the Imagination At Faith Day

October 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bury Times

http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/4693795.Sikh_storyteller_grabs_the_imagination_at_faith_day/

Pupils in Bury have been given the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of other faiths and cultures.

Bury CE High School staged its second annual multi-faith day which brought together speakers from the major world religions, thanks to a series of workshops and...

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Faith Schools Warned On RE Texts

October 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/8318765.stm

Independent faith schools must ensure all resources used to teach about other religions are accurate, inspectors say.

Ofsted surveyed 51 schools in England from the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu faiths, at the request of Schools Secretary Ed Balls.

Inspectors said some materials were biased or had incorrect information...

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Imams Settle Lawsuit Over Removal From 2006 Flight

October 20, 2009

Author: Steve Karnowski

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jZeuh235PLVfzcKanbHEzYpF7h8wD9BF3U680

Six imams taken off a 2006 US Airways flight after passengers reported what they considered suspicious behavior have settled their discrimination lawsuit, saying they considered it acknowledgment that their removal was a mistake.

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Hindus Laud London Boroughs for Declaring Diwali, Eid, Guru Nanak B'day As Holidays

October 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Newstrack India

http://newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/129025

Hindus have applauded two east London boroughs for declaring Diwali, Eid and Guru Nanak Birthday as school holidays.

Waltham Forest and Newham councils have reportedly announced Eid, Diwali, and Guru Nanak Birthday as school closure days in all the community primary and secondary schools.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed...

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Peterborough Man Charged With Attempting to Damage Mosque

October 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Evening Telegraph

http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/Peterborough-man-charged-with-attempting.5748086.jp

A man from Peterborough accused of a late-night petrol attack on a mosque in Sunderland has been remanded in custody.

Gerald Davies (53), of Palmerston Road, Peterborough, appeared before Sunderland Magistrates' Court yesterday after an incident in the...

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Muslim Center Expansion Application to Go Before Piscataway Zoning Board

October 20, 2009

Author: Jeff Grant

Source: Courier News/Home News Tribune

http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20091020/NEWS/910200349/Muslim+center+expansion+application+to+go+before+Piscataway+zoning+board

With fasting and observances associated with the holy month of Ramadan over, members and officials of The Muslim Center of Middlesex County are focusing on their next task...

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