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Hate Engulfs Christians In Pakistan

August 2, 2009

Author: Sabrina Tavernise

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/03/world/asia/03pstan.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

The blistered black walls of the Hameed family’s bedroom tell of an unspeakable crime. Seven family members died here on Saturday, six of them burned to death by a mob that had broken into their house and shot the grandfather dead, just because they were Christian.

The family...

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Imam Runs to Become Member Of Detroit City Council

July 31, 2009

Author: David Grant

Source: Examiner.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.examiner.com/a-2144903~Imam_runs_to_become_member_of_Detroit_City_Council.html

City Council candidate Imam Abdullah el-Amin says he came to the Islamic faith because "it let me know about the human being."

It's this perspective - regardless of its religious origin - that he thinks is sorely needed on a...

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Egypt: Christian-Muslim Tensions Rise

July 30, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AllAfrica.com

Wire Service:

A handful of recent clashes between Muslims and Christians has again raised the spectre of sectarian discord in Egypt. The incidents, though relatively minor, highlight longstanding tensions between the country's Muslim majority and its Christian minority.

"As long as Egypt's Christian community...

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Muslims Welcome Police Scarf Move

July 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/somerset/8171151.stm

Avon and Somerset Police is issuing head coverings to its female officers so they can enter mosques.

The force says the move will help its officers respect Muslim religious customs while carrying out their job.

The garments, designed to match the force's uniform, were designed in consultation with Muslim groups.

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Islamic School Ban Sparks Protest

July 27, 2009

Author: Phil Mercer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8169871.stm

Hundreds of people have protested against a government's decision to scrap plans to build an Islamic school in Australia's biggest city, Sydney.

Parents and prospective students have said the decision was unfair and racist.

Islamic groups have insisted that the Muslim community in Australia, which is comparatively young and fast-growing, needs...

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Retired Minister Works to Bring Religions Together

July 25, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The News-Star

Wire Service: AP

http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20090725/LIFESTYLE/907240307/1024/LIFESTYLE

Almost always, when Protestants and Catholics are formally gathered under one roof in New Orleans — and when they are joined by Jews, Muslims and Sikhs — somewhere in the background will be a retired Presbyterian minister named the Rev. Will...

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Georgia Courts to Allow Religious Head Coverings

July 24, 2009

Author: Greg Bluestein

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hV06rZEk-p1KyWypLPvzMCzwOuTAD99L318O0

Georgia courtrooms will allow religious headgear after last year's arrest of a Muslim woman who refused to remove her headscarf in a west Georgia courthouse.

The Judicial Council of Georgia voted unanimously this week to allow...

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'Record Rise' In UK Anti-Semitism

July 23, 2009

Author: Dominic Casciani

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8166173.stm

Anti-Semitic attacks in the UK doubled in the first half of this year compared with the same period in 2008, according to new figures.

The Jewish Community Security Trust, which monitors anti-Semitism, says it recorded 609 incidents between January and June - up from 276 last year.

Most incidents were abusive behaviour, but there were also 77 violent...

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Russia: Medvedev Announces Programs Of Religious Education In Schools

July 21, 2009

Author: Clifford J. Levy

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/22/world/europe/22briefs-Russia.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

Russia’s president, Dmitri A. Medvedev, said Tuesday that the federal government would begin a national program to teach religious education in the schools. Parents would be able to choose studies in four federally recognized religions — Russian...

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Non-Muslims Turning to Sharia Courts to Resolve Civil Disputes

July 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times Online

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/article6721158.ece

Increasing numbers of non-Muslims are turning to Sharia courts to resolve commercial disputes and other civil matters, The Times has learnt.

The Muslim Arbitration Tribunal (MAT) said that 5 per cent of its cases involved non-Muslims who were using the courts because they were less cumbersome and more...

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Religious Holiday Swap Mooted By EMA

July 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New Zealand Herald

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/employment/news/article.cfm?c_id=11&objectid=10585813

Workers should be able to swap Christian religious holidays with others important to different religions, says the Employers and Manufacturers Association.

The suggestion has come as the Government asks for public submissions on a review of the current Holidays...

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Hindus, Muslims Willing to Tie the Knot Outside Their Religions

July 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Breaking News 24/7

http://blog.taragana.com/n/hindus-muslims-willing-to-tie-the-knot-outside-their-religions-114539/

An increasing number of Hindus and Muslims are willing to exchange wedding vows with people of other faiths, according to researchers.

A Monash University research has shown that 10 per cent of Hindus have married out of their faith, along with 8 per...

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