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41 Student Religious Groups at UNC Mirror Religious Diversity in US

November 30, 2005

Source: The Daily Tar Heel

http://www.dailytarheel.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/11/30/438d38a910ebb

On November 30, 2005 The Daily Tar Heel reported, "UNC’s spiritual life in many ways serves as a microcosm of greater society. The 41 registered student religious groups mirror the variety of faith in the U.S., with groups ranging from Baha’is to Baptists. And though there’s no sign Americans are going to church more often......

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MPAC Releases Survey of Muslim American Youth

November 30, 2005

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/home_article_display.aspx?ITEM=845

On November 30, 2005 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported, "In simultaneous press conferences held this morning in Washington, DC and Los Angeles, the Muslim Public Affairs Council unveiled results from a groundbreaking poll of young American Muslims. Among the primary findings of the poll is that more than half (54%) of American Muslims between the ages of 14-26 feel...

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First Catholic-Muslim Meeting Takes Place

November 29, 2005

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islamonline.org/English/News/2005-11/29/article06.shtml

On November 29, 2005 IslamOnline.net reported, "Russian Christian and Muslim leaders praised a recent conference on dialogue between the two religions, emphasizing the importance of understanding, dialogue and tolerance. 'In the present prevailing context between the religions of the world, the conference takes on an extraordinary relevance,' The Universe newspaper...

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Multi-Religious Event Promotes Tolerance in Lahore

November 28, 2005

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2005%5C11%5C28%5Cstory_28-11-2005_pg7_13

On November 28, 2005 the Daily Times reported, "For the first time in the history of the city, people belonging to different religions celebrated their religious festivals at one platform and stressed the need for interfaith dialogue to promote tolerance in the society with the concept of 'One God'. Muslim, Christian, Sikh,...

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Harvard Muslim Student Reports Verbal Attack

November 28, 2005

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=510136

On November 28, 2005 The Harvard Crimson reported, "A Harvard senior filed a report with the Cambridge Police Department (CPD) last week that said she was the victim of a racially motivated verbal attack. The report said the attack was directed at her because of her Muslim background, and the incident has sparked concern among Muslim students and other student organizations on campus. Huma...

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Hindu Nationalist Calls for More Hindu Babies, Sparking Outrage

November 28, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051128/india_nm/india225269

On November 28, 2005 Reuters reported, "Leading Hindu hardliner K.S. Sudarshan has angered women and Muslims by pressing Hindus to have as many children as they can to avoid being swamped by Muslims. Sudarshan, who heads the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), the ideological parent of the Bharatiya Janata Party which...

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Mosque May Be Part of Building Projects for 2012 London Olympics

November 27, 2005

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1892780,00.html

On November 27, 2005 The Times reported, "A massive mosque that will hold 40,000 worshippers is being proposed beside the Olympic complex in London to be opened in time for the 2012 Games. The project’s backers hope the mosque and its surrounding buildings would hold a total of 70,000 people, only 10,000 fewer than the Olympic stadium. Its futuristic design features wind...

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University of Kentucky to Host First Muslim Sorority in America

November 27, 2005

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/local/13266185.htm

On November 27, 2005 the Lexington Herald-Leader reported, "Take away the sorority house and alcohol-drenched co-ed parties. Keep elements of sisterhood and community service. Now add the tenets of Islam. The University of Kentucky is slated to become the site of the first campus chapter of Gamma Gamma Chi -- the only Muslim sorority in America... [Boushra Aghil, 20,...

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Update: Islamic Center Fosters Understanding After Polling Controversy

November 25, 2005

Source: The Morning Call

http://www.mcall.com/news/opinion/all-editorial2nov25,0,5360361.story

On November 25, 2005 The Morning Call reported, "A number of people with misconceptions about the Islamic Center of the Lehigh Valley complained about voting on Nov. 8 at a Whitehall Township mosque.... On Monday, the Muslim Association of the Lehigh Valley [who run the mosque] and the Islamic advocacy group Council on American Islamic Relations in Washington...

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"Islam Radio" to be Launched in Bradford

November 24, 2005

Source: The Muslim News

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=10244

On November 24, 2005 The Muslim News reported, "The first permanent Islamic radio station to be set up in the UK is to be launched in Bradford. Islam Radio will broadcast on digital DAB radio from 2 pm tomorrow and will broadcast around the clock. The ground-breaking station will feature discussion programmes, women's and children's programmes and will even feature live link-ups to...

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Imperial College London Bans the Hijab, Clothing that Obscures Wearer’s Face

November 24, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1649358,00.html

On November 24, 2005 The Guardian reported, "Imperial College London has banned staff and students from wearing hijabs or hoodies on its campuses as part of an effort to improve security. The college's management board approved the new dress code at the beginning of the month. 'Clothing that obscures an individual's face is not allowed on any of the college's campuses,' it...

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Opinion: “The Diverse Feminism of 'Living Islam Out Loud'"

November 23, 2005

Source: AltMuslim.com

http://www.altmuslim.com/perm.php?id=1599_0_25_0_C

On November 23, 2005 AltMuslim.com ran an opinion piece by Aisha Fayyazi Sarwari, a journalist who freelances for The Friday Times, Chowk.com, and is the Editor-in-Chief of Naseeb Vibes. "I’d frankly had enough of hyped up ethnic literature from the immigrant East that embellished the shelves of American bookstores describing the 'other.' The women in them were almost hidden behind the glitter...

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Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebrated in Tampa Bay Area

November 23, 2005

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/11/23/Tampabay/Diverse_faiths_unite_.shtml

On November 23, 2005 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "Thanksgiving and its tasty trimmings came early this year at the Islamic Society of Tampa Bay Area Mosque. The mosque partnered with the Council on American-Islamic Relations Tuesday afternoon to host its third annual community Thanksgiving meal. After the dinner, mosque leaders and the Brandon...

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Arden Hills Manufacturer Struggles with “Reasonable Accommodation” of Employees’ Beliefs

November 23, 2005

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/stories/168/5744860.html

On November 23, 2005 the Star Tribune reported, "It was a modern manipulation of time -- the end of daylight savings this fall -- that created a problem with ancient Muslim prayers at an Arden Hills electronics manufacturer. For Ibrahim Roble and his Muslim co-workers at Celestica, the clocks' 'falling back' Oct. 30 brought darkness an hour earlier and pulled their sunset prayer -- the fourth of...

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Space to Be Set Aside for Muslim Prayers at Jersey Sports Facilities

November 22, 2005

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newjersey/ny-bc-nj--giantsstadium-mus1122nov22,0,3421834.story?coll=ny-region-apnewjersey

On November 22, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority says it will provide a special area for anyone who wants a place to pray while at [the] Giants Stadium...

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