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Interfaith Gathering in Flint to Focus on Hunger

May 26, 2006

Source: The Flint Journal

http://www.mlive.com/news/fljournal/index.ssf?/base/news-36/114865510484350.xml&coll=5

On May 26, 2006 The Flint Journal reported, "The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan says fighting hunger is often a matter of faith. So at the food bank's prompting, representatives of several faiths will gather next month in Flint at First Presbyterian Church, 746 S. Saginaw St., for an interfaith service of...

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Muslim Comedians Know Their Audience

May 25, 2006

Source: Orange County Weekly

http://www.ocweekly.com/culture/comedy/looking-for-muslims-in-the-comedy-world/25186/

On May 25, 2006 Orange County Weekly reported, "You had to wait almost two hours at the Second Annual Entertainment Night for Civil Rights before the funny men of the Muslim comedy group Allah Made Me Funny stopped skewering their own and started sticking it to the United States. Then it got good. 'Looking for Comedy in...

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Chechnya Becomes Home to Sufi Revival

May 24, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/24/world/europe/24grozny.html

On May 24, 2006 The New York Times reported, "Three circles of barefoot men, one ring inside another, sway to the cadence of chant. The men stamp in time as they sway, and grunt from the abdomen and throat, filling the room with a primal sound. One voice rises over the rest, singing variants of the names of God. The men stop, face right and walk counterclockwise, slowly at...

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Minnesota Democrat May Become First Muslim in Congress

May 24, 2006

Source: The Hill

http://www.thehill.com/thehill/export/TheHill/News/Campaign/052406.html

On May 24, 2006 The Hill reported, "With a fast-growing U.S. population estimated around 5 million, Muslims are increasing their voice in local and national politics every year. But thus far they haven’t had one of their own in a national position of power in Congress, the Cabinet or the Supreme Court. He didn’t know it at the time, but Keith Ellison...

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London Conference to Explore Islam in the West

May 24, 2006

Source: IBN.net/Islamonline.net

http://news.ibn.net/newsgen.asp?url=lconf

On May 24, 2006 Islamonline.net reported, "London will play host to a three-day conference to be attended by 140 Muslim academics and community leaders from 25 European countries to develop a moderate image of Islam in the West and improve integration of Muslim minorities. 'We believe that Islam can contribute in a very positive way to European society to the benefit of both Muslims and non-Muslims,'...

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Despite Years of Curriculum Overhaul, Saudi Textbooks Still Preach Intolerance

May 24, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/24/world/24saudi.html

On May 24, 2006 The New York Times reported, "Despite years of work aimed at changing Saudi Arabia's public school curriculum, the country's latest textbooks continue to promote intolerance of other religions, a new study said Tuesday. A first-grade student is taught that 'Every religion other than Islam is false'; the teacher instructed to 'Give examples of false religions, like Judaism,...

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Bosnian Muslims in Atlanta Build on their Dreams

May 24, 2006

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/search/content/auto/epaper/editions/yesterday/atlanta_world_44372b8f730bc06e003e.html

On May 24, 2006 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, "As the sun beats down through the trees, the adhan, or Muslim call to prayer, wafts through the nondescript house on Centerville Highway in Snellville. Upstairs, about 18 men and women, Bosnians who resettled in...

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2,500 Indonesian Youth Pray Together for Peace in Interfaith Service

May 23, 2006

Source: catholic.org/UCA News

On May 23, 2006 UCA News reported, "About 2,500 young people from six religions took part in an interfaith prayer service held to reinforce the climate of interreligious harmony in North Sulawesi province. The Interfaith Youth Celebration held May 15 was organized by the recently formed Interfaith Youth Forum of North Sulawesi. It took place at the auditorium of the gubernatorial office in Manado, the provincial capital, 2,115 kilometers (about 1,310 miles) northeast of Jakarta. Establishment of the...

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Opinion: "How One School District Found Religion" by Emile Lester and Patrick S. Roberts

May 22, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://news.yahoo.com/s/usatoday/20060522/cm_usatoday/howoneschooldistrictfoundreligion

On May 22, 2006 USA Today published an opinion piece by religion professors Emile Lester and Patrick S. Roberts: "In 2000, the religiously diverse community [of Modesto in Northern California] took a risk and, in an almost unheard-of undertaking for a public school district, offered a required course on world religions and...

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