Islam

Interfaith Event at Groton Mosque is a Learning Opportunity

May 8, 2006

Source: Norwich Bulletin

http://www.norwichbulletin.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060508/NEWS01/605080336/1002

On May 8, 2006 Norwich Bulletin reported, "Carole Shores, a retired Bacon Academy teacher, said she realized just how much she didn't know about the rest of the world after the Sept. 11 attacks occurred in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. 'I think it's very important we all learn about each other's religions...

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Muslim Organizations Unite in Protest Against Wachovia Account Closures

May 8, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=3319

On May 8, 2006 a Muslim American Society press release reported, "Muslim American Society (MSA) Freedom Foundation, together with the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), joined forces today in a press conference protesting Wachovia Bank’s refusal to explain why it closed in January 2006 the bank accounts of a small Muslim social service organization in Herndon, VA. The...

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Gamma Gamma Chi Joins Rush at University of Maryland Campus

May 8, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/07/AR2006050701010_pf.html

On May 8, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "Greek letters gleamed from a satin banner hanging at the front of the room, sequins flashed on little purses, and one woman holding a gold brochure blushed crimson, trying to explain why she liked the idea of this new group. Another widened dark eyes lined with kohl, watching...

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Ebadi's Memoir Paints A Different Picture of Iran

May 8, 2006

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2006/05/awakening_to_a_1.php#more

On May 8, 2006 Muslim Wake Up! reported, "If Shirin Ebadi had handpicked the date for her memoir, Iran Awakening, to be released, she could not have chosen better. Into the boiling cauldron of tension between Iran and the US over Iranian nuclear ambitions, comes a cooling influence, a peek into the life and thoughts of everyday Iranian people and a...

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Study Finds that Teaching World Religions Increases Respect for Constitutional Freedoms

May 8, 2006

Source: Associated Baptist Press

http://www.abpnews.com/1010.article.print

On May 8, 2006 Associated Baptist Press reported, "A new study suggests mandatory teaching about world religions in public schools can increase teenagers' respect for religious freedom and other constitutional rights. The research, released May 8 by a Virginia-based think tank, studied 400 ninth graders who took the course in the Modesto, Calif., public schools. The district has offered the class since...

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Op/Ed: "So Where are Muslims on 'CSI?'" by Diane Winston

May 7, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-op-winston7may07,0,6865662.story

On May 7, 2006 the Los Angeles Times published an Op-Ed by Knight chair in media and religion at University of Southern California Diane Winston: "Sumaya Abubaker doesn't go to movies much anymore. Nor does she watch television. It's too painful for her to see Muslims stereotyped as terrorists, fanatics and fools. 'You see a scary-...

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'Divided We Fall' Screened at Harvard Film Archive

May 7, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/ae/movies/articles/2006/05/07/kaurs_divided_we_fall_documents_post_911_hate/

On May 7, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "With all the young filmmakers in town this week holding court after screenings of their work, you could get a free education on what it takes to carve an independent path in this competitive industry. Tonight at 7 at the Harvard Film Archive, 25-year-old...

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Course Teaches Muslims Business Ethics in Accordance with the Qur'an

May 7, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/06/AR2006050600747.html

On May 7, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "The business class had just finished its evening prayer break, and everyone's shoes were back on.

'Okay, now let's talk about program development,' Iqbal Unus told the 12 Muslim students taking his spring Non-Profit Management course at the Islam-oriented Fairfax...

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Book Explores the Experiences of 'Four Women, Three Faiths'

May 6, 2006

Source: The Wichita Eagle

http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/entertainment/14512545.htm

On May 6, 2006 The Wichita Eagle reported, "Cecile Holmes calls her new book, 'Four Women, Three Faiths: Inspiring Spiritual Journeys,' 'a hymn to diversity and interfaith acceptance.' 'I worry about the increasing polarization in the world, ever since Sept. 11, 2001,' says Holmes, 51, longtime religion editor for the Houston Chronicle, now teaching journalism at the...

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Jackson Religious Groups Plan Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Project

May 5, 2006

Source: The Clarion-Ledger

http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060505/FEAT04/60505008

On May 5, 2006 The Clarion-Ledger reported, "To help build support for an interfaith Habitat for Humanity house building project, local religious groups will host a 'festival of faiths' from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday at Northminster Baptist Church on Ridgewood Road in Jackson. The event will feature food, music, dancing and...

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Class Action Suit Filed by Muslim Men Over Naturalization Delay

May 5, 2006

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-discrim05.html

On May 5, 2006 the Chicago Sun-Times reported, "Ten Chicago area Muslim men filed a class-action lawsuit against the federal government Thursday alleging their quest to become U.S. citizens is being delayed because of their Islamic faith and male gender.

The Syrian, Moroccan, Jordanian, Pakistani and Egyptian natives have no criminal records, but they have been waiting...

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Police Investigating Vandalism at San Antonio Mosque as a Hate Crime

May 5, 2006

Source: KENS 5 Eyewitness News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA050506.mosquevandals.KENS.132bb8bc.html

On May 5, 2006 KENS 5 Eyewitness News reported, "A Friday morning attack on a San Antonio Muslim center is being investigated as a hate crime.

The vandalism happened in the 1700 block of Hayes Street on the East Side.

Worshippers say vandals who broke into the mosque took some cash and...

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Muslim Imams and Christian Priests to Play Interfaith Soccer Game

May 4, 2006

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-05/04/article03.shtml

On May 4, 2006 IslamOnline.net reported, "Muslim imams and Christian priests will play on Saturday, May 6, in an unprecedented friendly officiated by three Jewish referees to help promote inter-faith understanding. The 60-minute march will bring together eight players from each side and will be played in a Berlin high school. The friendly is organized by the...

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MuslimSpace.com Provides Online Networking Forum

May 4, 2006

Source: The Daily Reveille

http://www.lsureveille.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2006/05/04/44597acc48c32

On May 4, 2006 The Daily Reveille reported, "In the wake of the success of sites like Facebook.com and MySpace.com, followers of one religion have taken their own piece of the Internet social networking pie. Mohamed El-Fatatry, a Muslim who studied computer science at the American University of Sharjah, created MuslimSpace.com, a social network for...

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