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Newly Formed Interfaith Coalition Hosts First "Religion on Campus" Week at Bryn Mawr

April 6, 2006

Source: Bryn Mawr Now

http://www.brynmawr.edu/news/2006-04-06/religion.shtml

On April 6, 2006 Bryn Mawr Now reported, "Next week, the Office of Intercultural Affairs (OIA) and a variety of student organizations that have joined to create the new Interfaith Coalition will sponsor [Bryn Mawr] College's first-ever Religion on Campus Week, the OIA has announced. Aside from celebrations of important Christian and Jewish holidays, the week will offer a chance to look at...

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Danish Dairy Products Back in Stores in Muslim Countries

April 6, 2006

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-04/06/article05.shtml

On April 6, 2006 IslamOnline.net reported, "Scandinavian food group Arla, Europe's second largest dairy firm, confirmed on Thursday, April 6, that its products were back on shelves in Muslim countries after weeks of boycott following the publication of the Danish cartoons mocking Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him). 'Butter and cheese from Arla...

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US Calls European Failure to Integrate Muslims a "Security Risk"

April 6, 2006

Source: EUobserver

http://euobserver.com/9/21327

On April 6, 2006 the EUobserver reported, "The failure to integrate Muslim minorities in Europe constitutes a security risk for the US, the US state department's undersecretary for European affairs Daniel Fried told a US senate committee. Mr Fried said unemployment, discrimination and lack of integration among Europe's Muslim communities had created an 'audience' open to extremist messages, according to Reuters. He added that some European...

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Opinion: "Ijtihad in South Africa" by Tamara Sonn

April 5, 2006

Source: Monsters and Critics

Wire Service: UPI

http://news.monstersandcritics.com/africa/article_1152775.php/Ijtihad_in_South_Africa

On April 5, 2006 United Press International ran an opinion piece by Tamara Sonn, Kenan Professor of Religion and Humanities at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. Sonn writes, "One of the most challenging issues in contemporary Islam concerns the question of...

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Muslim Women Challenge Police Over Comments on Driving With Burkas

April 5, 2006

Source: Radio New Zealand

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/latest/200604052134/19338d24

On April 5, 2006 Radio New Zealand reported, "Muslim women in New Zealand are challenging the Police Association to back up comments that those who wear full, face-covering, burkas should not drive. Police Association president, Greg O'Connor, has described the new policy - which is designed to help officers identify Muslim women drivers - as silly. Mr O'Connor says he is worried...

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Chancellor to Hold Islam Summit

April 5, 2006

Wire Service: UPI

http://www.upi.com/InternationalIntelligence/view.php?StoryID=20060405-062846-6685r

On April 5, 2006 United Press International reported, "German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to invite leading German Muslims to her chancellery for an Islam summit. The summit, which is a bid to promote intercultural dialogue, is currently planned by staff from the chancellor's office and Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, Die...

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Muslim TV Host Causes Controversy by Wearing Hijab

April 5, 2006

Source: Daily Times

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006%5C04%5C05%5Cstory_5-4-2006_pg7_61

On April 5, 2006 Agence France-Presse reported, "A Muslim host of a TV talkshow on Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) cartoons has caused a sharp division among viewers in Denmark by wearing a headscarf on screen, a first in the Scandinavian country at the origin of the cartoons...

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Christian Theologians in Asia Invite Interfaith Perspectives on Globalization

April 5, 2006

Source: Catholic Online/UCANews

On April 5, 2006 UCANews reported, "Christian theologians in Asia brought Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic religious experience into their reflections recently on how religions can serve society in this age of globalization. The Sixth Asian Theological Conference, held March 24-31 in Colombo, brought together 15 theologians from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Taiwan. The Asian Theological Conference is an Asian affiliate of Ecumenical Association of...

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Chicago-Area Interfaith Seder to Benefit Homeless Advocacy Group

April 4, 2006

Source: Courier News

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/couriernews/city/3_1_EL04_A3FUNDRAISER_S1.htm

On April 4, 2006 the Courier News reported, "They lined up at the door Sunday, their numbers stretching back outside under the stormy evening sky, and forward to the table stacked with 200 name tags. Beyond the registration table, more than 20 tables waited within the meeting hall of the synagogue, Congregation Kneseth Israel, on the city's...

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Muslim Clerics Give Women Permission to Join Armed Forces

April 4, 2006

Source: Everything Sri Lanka

Wire Service: AP

On April 4, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Islamic clerics on Monday gave Muslim women permission to join Sri Lanka's first exclusively Muslim infantry battalion to help provide security in the country's insurgency-wracked east, a religious leader said. Few Muslims serve in Sri Lanka's armed forces, and Muslim women traditionally stayed out of the military. Approval for Muslim women to join the military came after Sri Lanka's military last month...

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Hundreds Participate in Interfaith Prayer Service at State House

April 4, 2006

Source: KTV

http://www.azfamily.com/news/local/stories/KTVKLNews20060404.37a6d10.html

On April 4, 2006 KTV reported, "An estimated 1,000 people crowded on the lawn at the state capital Tuesday morning to lend a prayerful tone to the immigration debate. The Interfaith Prayer Service sent a gentle yet firm message to lawmakers. The message is simple and was conveyed through a combination of prayer and action. 'Shouting matches do nothing. But...

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Muslim Student Attacked on Baylor Campus

April 4, 2006

Source: Waco Tribune-Herald

http://www.wacotrib.com/news/content/news/stories/2006/04/04/04042006wacmuslimearly.html

On April 4, 2006 the Waco Tribune-Herald reported, "A Muslim Baylor University senior of South Asian heritage who was active in Muslim-Christian relations was attacked on the school’s campus Saturday night, suffering multiple injuries.

Chief Jim Doak of the Baylor Department of Public Safety confirmed...

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Education Minister: Country's Islamic Schools Promote Interfaith Tolerance and Harmony

April 4, 2006

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-04/04/article02.shtml

On April 4, 2006 IslamOnline.net reported, "Education Minister in India's state of West Bengal Kanti Biswas said Tuesday, April 4, that Islamic religious schools (madrasahs) are promoting tolerance and communal harmony among different faiths in the multi-religious country. 'People find it difficult to believe, but our madrasahs ... are reflecting modern...

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