Islam

Muslim Women's Law Firm Breaks Down Stereotypes

August 1, 2008

Author: Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah

Source: Newsday.com/The Chicago Tribune

http://www.newsday.com/topic/chi-relig_muslim-lawyersaug01,0,3948580.story?track=rss-topicgallery

In what may be the nation's only law firm composed solely of Muslim women, the attorneys represent the ethnic and religious diversity within the Islamic faith: Some cover their hair, some don't. Some are Sunni; others are Shiite, and at...

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Plant Drops Labor Day For Muslim Holiday

August 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WSMV Nashville

http://www.wsmv.com/news/17063986/detail.html?taf=nash#-

Some workers at a local plant will no longer to be able to take their Labor Day holiday because of religious reasons.

Workers at the Tyson Foods poultry processing plant in Shelbyville will no longer have a paid day off on Labor Day but will instead be granted the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr.

According to a news release from...

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Pastor Learns About Islam, Tries to Bridge Gap with Christians

August 1, 2008

Author: John Christensen

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/living/content/living/stories/2008/08/01/ben_johnson_christianity_islam.html

During lunch 18 months ago, Dr. Ben Johnson had an epiphany as Dr. Aisha Jumaan, a Muslim, spoke to him about her faith and her experience of God.

"It came to me that this woman loves and worships the same God I do," says Johnson, a...

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Row Over Muslim Burial Price Rise

July 31, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/derbyshire/7534666.stm

A large rise in the price of Muslim burials has brought protests from community leaders in Derby.

The cost of the land and special concrete vaults was set to go up from £1,400 to £2,500.

The city council said this reflected the true cost of the work but some Muslims said they resented the way the change was made...

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US Commission Urges Bush to Speak Out on Religion in China

July 31, 2008

Author: Chris Herlinger

Source: Ecumenical News International

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=2137

An independent U.S. commission that has government backing has urged President George W. Bush to speak out publicly on religious freedom and human rights when he attends the forthcoming summer Beijing Olympic Games.

Officials of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom issued the call on Wednesday 30 July, and said the...

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Turkey's Rulers Survive Secularist Challenge

July 31, 2008

Author: Ernesto Londoño

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/30/AR2008073001309.html?sub=AR

Turkey's highest court decided Wednesday not to outlaw the nation's Islamic-rooted ruling party, handing Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan a narrow victory and frustrating Turks intent on protecting the secular character of the government.

Addressing...

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Faith Groups Push Minimum Wage Hike to $10

July 31, 2008

Author: Ashly McGlone

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=16188

A nonpartisan coalition of more than 90 faith, community, labor and business organizations has launched an ambitious "$10 in 2010" campaign to raise the federal minimum wage within two years.

The Let Justice Roll Living Wage Campaign announced the "$10 in 2010" crusade with support from various denominations, including American Baptist...

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Attacks in India Raise Spectre of Renewed Religious Strife

July 30, 2008

Author: Jonathan Manthorpe

Source: The Vancouver Sun

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/business/story.html?id=7b418e59-1e74-4550-b778-bf6342c9afe9

India has been the target of a concerted effort in the past few days and weeks to stir up the kind of bloody religious and communal strife all too common in recent history.

On Friday, eight bombs exploded in Bangalore, India's southern...

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Bulgaria Prosecutors Office Asks Termination of Five Religious Organizations

July 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Novinite.com

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=95646

The Supreme Administrative Prosecutor's Office has submitted to the Court five claims to terminate the activities of five religious organizations in Bulgaria because they have been preaching contrary to the law.

The news was announced by the Prosecutor's Office press-center. The claims have been submitted as result of materials published in Bulgarian media....

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Religious Coexistence Promoted in Children's Book

July 30, 2008

Author: Sharon J. Doyle

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/culture/?id=27170

Was there ever a "once upon a time" when we were more tolerant and open towards those we perceive as different?

There was a golden age in Spain 1,000 years ago when Jews, Christians and Muslims lived in mutual harmony. Now, however, there are indications of an increasing global intolerance within and between nations. We are...

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