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Interfaith Leaders Pledge to Build Peace in Region

January 31, 2006

Source: AllAfrica.com/Catholic Information Service for Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200601310302.html

On January 31, 2006 Catholic Information Service for Africa reported, "Interfaith leaders from West Africa and the United States meeting in Liberia vowed to work together to monitor government activity, promote justice and equality, and minimize corruption to help achieve lasting peace in the region. Regional faith leaders committing to the initiative included...

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Buddhist and Muslim Women Grieve Side by Side in �Widows Village�

January 30, 2006

Source: Gulfnews

Wire Service: Reuters

http://archive.gulfnews.com/world/Thailand/10015086.html

On January 30, 2006 Reuters reported, "In a remote rice paddy in Thailand's violence-torn south, a new village offers solace to dozens of women who lost their men to bombs and bullets. It is known as 'Widows' Village.'

Amid rows of new wooden homes, Muslims and Buddhists live side-by-side united in the grief wrought during a 2-...

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Interfaith Coffee Coop Thrives

January 30, 2006

Source: Yes!

http://www.yesmagazine.org/article.asp?id=1344

On January 30, 2006 Yes! reported, "Mirembe Kawomera coffee delivers a double jolt. First, there’s the caffeine, but right behind that tang comes the jolt of learning that the arabica beans were sold by an alliance of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Ugandan farmers. This unique cooperative in the Mbale region of Uganda is Mirembe Kawomera—Delicious Peace. Their coffee comes to market fairly traded,...

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University of Nevada-Las Vegas Holds Interfaith Barbeque

January 30, 2006

Source: The Rebel Yell

http://www.unlvrebelyell.com/article.php?ID=8697

On January 30, 2006 The Rebel Yell reported, "About 50 people gathered at the Newman Center [at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas] Thursday to eat barbequed food and interact with UNLV students of different backgrounds and faiths... For some, it was their first time visiting the Newman Center. Most were members, but others had heard about the event from friends. Some attendees were small children,...

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Letter: "Honourable Fellow Citizens of the Muslim World"

January 30, 2006

Source: Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten

http://www.jp.dk/meninger/artikel:aid=3527646/

On January 30, 2006 Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten ran a letter from the paper's editor in response to the controversy generated over this paper's publication of a series of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in September 2005. Editor-in-Chief Carsten Juste writes, "Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten is a strong proponent of democracy and freedom of religion. The newspaper respects the right of any...

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Danish Company Makes a Plea to End Boycott of Danish Goods Following Cartoon Row

January 28, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4656664.stm

On January 28, 2006 BBC News reported, "The Danish company Arla has placed advertisements in Middle Eastern newspapers to try to stop a boycott of Danish produce in Muslim countries. The firm is responding to anger about a series of caricatures depicting the Prophet Mohammed in a Danish newspaper. A spokesman said Arla was facing consumer pressure to dissociate itself from the cartoons. The paper...

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Interfaith Rally Condemns Hate Crime Against North Austin Mosque

January 27, 2006

Source: kvue.com

http://www.kvue.com/news/local/stories/012706kvueinterfaithrally-cb.441f183e.html

On January 27, 2006 kvue.com reported, "In a show of solidarity, members of various religious groups gathered at an Islamic center in Northwest Austin Thursday night to condemn the actions of those who vandalized the property last weekend. Many who saw the defacement say it was a hate crime. The rally was organized by Austin-area inter-...

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Utah Muslims Miss the Punch Line in Albert Brooks’ New Movie

January 27, 2006

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/faith/ci_3446030

On January 27, 2006 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "Albert Brooks' film ['Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World'] fails to impress a group of Utah Muslims, who feel it falls back on easy stereotypes and misses an opportunity to convey an important message. They walked into the theater with high hopes -- hankering for laughs and, even more, for a film that would promote Muslim understanding. What they found...

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Vatican Considers Establishing a "Trialogue" to Include Muslims

January 27, 2006

Source: Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/world/3617171.html

On January 27, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The Vatican is exploring whether to expand its Catholic-Jewish dialogue to include Muslims, although talks are at a very initial stage, a Vatican official said Friday. Monsignor Michael Fitzgerald, who heads the Vatican's office for interreligious dialogue, made the comments after...

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First Muslim Woman Graduates from Prince William Police Academy

January 26, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/25/AR2006012500055.html

On January 26, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "The latest graduates of the Prince William County Criminal Justice Academy are its most diverse. Almost half speak a second language. One can build a computer from scratch. Another can organize a museum exhibition. One is a former all-conference basketball player. Another is...

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Hawaiian Legislature United in Diverse Prayers

January 26, 2006

Source: Star Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2002/01/26/features/story1.html

On January 26, 2006 the Star Bulletin reported, "Members of the state house of representatives [in Hawaii] heard an opening-session speaker urge that they 'not be tempted by the lust for power or personal gain.' Leimomi Mookini Lum also called for their 'will to persevere against the onslaught of special-interest groups'... Those words didn't come in testimony from critics or lobbyists,...

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ACLU Files Suit Against Patriot Act Clause on Behalf of Ramadan, Academic Organizations

January 26, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/26/national/26suit.html?_r=2

On January 26, 2006 The New York Times reported, "Citing the case of a prominent Muslim scholar barred from the United States, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to strike down a clause of the USA Patriot Act that bars foreigners who endorse terrorism from entering this country. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan...

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Guest Professor from Malaysia Teaches About Islam, Media at Ithaca College

January 26, 2006

Source: The Ithacan

http://www.ithaca.edu/ithacan/articles/0601/26/news/7guest_pro.htm

On January 26, 2006 The Ithacan reported, "Ithaca College is one of 33 colleges and universities in the country to host a specialist this semester through a government program intended to promote understanding of the Muslim world. Mohammed Zin Nordin, an associate professor and dean of the School of Communication at the University Sains Malaysia in Penang, Malaysia,...

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