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Post-9/11, Faiths Rallied to Protect Muslims

August 16, 2008

Author: Rich Barlow

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/08/16/post_911_faiths_rallied_to_protect_muslims/

After the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, leaders in New Brunswick, N.J., had an immediate concern: protecting their Muslim neighbors.

The city, a university and healthcare industry hub of 50,000, is on the commuter rail run into New York City, 30 miles...

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Southern California Muslim Youth Meet Leaders from L.A. Gov't, Media & Civic Groups

August 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=681

Last week, the Muslim Public Affairs Council held its second annual Southern California Muslim American Young Leaders Summit, bringing 27 young leaders together to discuss pressing policy issues with local government agencies, civic groups, and media professionals. The three-day Summit allowed the young leaders to engage with officials in local government, including...

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Muslim Charities Will Undergo Review Process to Win Back Donors

August 14, 2008

Author: Tamara Audi

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121864690510737315.html

Muslim charities in the U.S., hit by a drop in donations since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, are turning to the Better Business Bureau in an effort to give donors the confidence to open their wallets again.

Under an initiative unveiled Wednesday, seven Muslim charities have so far volunteered for a review process...

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Nigeria: Govt Moves to Avert Religious Crisis

August 12, 2008

Author: Imam Imam

Source: All Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200808120296.html

Zamfara State government has moved in swiftly to avert a possible clash between Christians and Muslims in the state.

It has therefore sent a warning to all its citizens not to take part in any street demonstration to protest an alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad by some Dutch nationals.

Similar protests in the past had led to confrontation...

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"A Common Word" Letter Sparks a Series of Dialogues Among Christians and Muslims

August 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Council of Churches

http://www.oikoumene.org/en/news/news-management/eng/a/article/1722/quota-common-wordquot.html

A recent dialogue held in late July at Yale University in the United States brought together Muslim and Christian scholars, intellectuals, academics and religious leaders from the United States and around the world. The event was one of a series of dialogues...

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4 Killed as Kashmir Muslims Clash With Security Forces in Protest Over Road Blockade by Hindus

August 11, 2008

Author: Aijaz Hussain

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.startribune.com/world/26845069.html?elr=KArks:DCiUBcy7hUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU

Security forces fired bullets and tear gas Monday trying to stop marches by Kashmir Muslims protesting a road blockade by Hindus, leaving four people dead, including the leader of an alliance of nonviolent separatist groups.

Police later ordered a curfew for most of Indian...

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Islam Awareness Week Launched In New Zealand

August 10, 2008

Author: Syed Akbar Kamal

Source: The Public Record

http://www.pubrecord.org/component/content/249.html?task=view

In an increasingly multi-cultural and diverse ethnic landscape of Aotearoa Gov-Gen Anand Satyanand underscored the need to channel efforts in realizing religious understanding while launching the 5th annual Islam Awareness Week organized by Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ) here at the Wellington Islamic...

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Interfaith Dialogue Unites Groups

August 10, 2008

Author: Nikki Patrick

Source: The Morning Sun

http://www.morningsun.net/news/x282403726/Interfaith-dialogue-unites-groups

Christians and Muslims are getting to know each other a little better through an interfaith dialogue that started in June.

“Khamis Siam and I have been discussing this possibility for at least four years,” said Charles Peterson, a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of...

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South Florida Muslims Gathering to Urge Involvement in Communities

August 10, 2008

Author: Lois K. Solomon

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-flpmuslim0810pnaug10,0,4263668.story

South Florida's Muslims have decided it's time to raise their profile.

For the first time, Muslim leaders from Broward, Palm Beach and other southern Florida counties will gather for a summit that will allow them to socialize, share safety concerns...

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American NGO Condemns Maldives Constitution Over Religion Clause

August 9, 2008

Author: Olivia Lang

Source: Minivan News

http://www.minivannews.com/news/news.php?id=4814

An American-based NGO promoting religious pluralism has condemned the Maldives’ new constitution over a clause requiring all citizens to be Muslims, saying it does not conform to international norms and human rights.

The Institute on Religion and Public Policy (IRPP) says the regulation in the country’s new constitution – ratified on...

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