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Diverse Coalition Supports Protection of Workplace Religious Liberties

November 18, 2005

Source: Baptist Press News

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?ID=22109

On November 18, 2005 the Baptist Press News reported, "A new law is needed to restore protection for the religious rights of employees, Southern Baptist church-state specialist Richard Land said at a recent congressional hearing. Land, president of the Ethics...

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Sikhs Pilot Anti-Bias Bill in New York City

November 18, 2005

Source: Rediff

http://in.rediff.com/news/2005/nov/18sikh.htm

On November 18, 2005 Rediff reported, "Sikhs in New York [City], along with several other community organizations, have played a role in piloting an anti-bias bill in the City Council. The first hearing of the Int. 577, as the Uniformed Agency Anti-Discrimination bill is known, was held on Thursday. A news conference was also held on the occasion and David I. Weprin, a Democratic party city council member, was...

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Western Muslims from U.S. and Belgium Talk Out Their Differences in Brussels

November 18, 2005

Source: MPAC

http://www.mpac.org/home_article_display.aspx?ITEM=840

On November 18, 2005 MPAC reported, "This week, the Muslim Public Affairs Council took part in a historic conference in Brussels, entitled 'Muslim Communities Participating in Society: A Belgian-U.S. Dialogue'... The conference was convened at the request of U.S. Ambassador to Belgium, Tom Korologos, and the Director-General of the Royal Institute for International Relations. However, the content of...

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New England Muslim-Christian Dialogue Group Celebrates 15 Years

November 17, 2005

Source: Hudson Sun

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On November 17, 2005 the Hudson Sun reported, "Long before Muslim-Christian relations became front page news, on Nov. 16, 1989, Muslim and Christian New Englanders gathered for their first inter-religious dialogue. Last week, the group met at The Islamic Center of Boston in Wayland to celebrate more than 15 years of forging strong relationships between members of the two faiths. The dialogue meets three times each year, with the...

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Muslim Woman Wins Right Not to Wear Hijab

November 17, 2005

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,13509-1875359,00.html

On November 17, 2005 The Times reported, "Islamic groups across Europe have campaigned for years for the right of Muslim women to wear the religious headscarf, or hijab. Now a Muslim woman in the Netherlands has won the right not to wear it. Samira Haddad, 32, won her case against the Islamic College of Amsterdam, which insists that all Muslim women wear the hijab. The secondary...

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Press Release: “Council Member David Wepring and Sikh Coalition Organize City Council Hearing on City Uniform Anti-Discrimination Act the Law of New York City”

November 17, 2005

Source: Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org/advisories/nyc_hearing.htm

On November 17, 2005 a Sikh Coalition Press Report stated, "Council Member David I. Weprin (D-Hollis), Chair of the Council Finance Committee, hosted a press conference today with the Sikh Coalition and many other organizations. The press conference took place prior to the first hearing on Int. 577, the Uniformed Agency Anti-Discrimination bill. The bill, drafted by the Sikh Coalition,...

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Update: Hillsborough Man Who Promoted Muslim Holidays Continues to Promote Peace, Diversity

November 16, 2005

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/11/16/Tampabay/Trying_to_teach__not_.shtml

On November 16, 2005 the St. Petersburg Times ran a feature article on Ahmed Bedier, a Muslim man born in Cairo and now living in Hillsborough. "As Bedier's faith deepened [in his early adulthood], he questioned his decision to remain in a non-Muslim country. Around him were myriad temptations. Ultimately, Bedier decided to stay - but to work on...

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Austria Hosts Conference on Relations Between Muslims and Non-Muslims in Europe

November 16, 2005

Source: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2005/11/C0B38F2D-97FB-4A06-B442-6F6B97CBED71.html

On November 16, 2005 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported, "A major international conference on Islam concluded in Vienna today with strong appeals from prominent Muslim leaders to recognize international terrorism as simply 'terrorism.' Political figures from Islamic countries, including the presidents of...

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Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, and Sikh Chaplains Welcomed to Armed Services

November 15, 2005

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2246822005

On November 15, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "The first Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh chaplains to be appointed by the British Armed Forces have been officially welcomed to their roles by Defence Secretary John Reid. The four will give spiritual, moral and pastoral support to service men and women and their dependents. They are classed as civil servants and employed on fixed-term...

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Some Whitehall Residents Complain About Voting at a Mosque

November 15, 2005

Source: WDC Media/CNSNews.com

http://www.wdcmedia.com/newsArticle.php?ID=252

On November 15, 2005 CNSNews.com reported, "Some voters in Whitehall Township, Penn., were offended that the Lehigh Valley County election board had them vote at a local mosque on Nov. 8. The county uses 58 religious establishments for voting, but this was the first year that residents in the 12th District voted at the Islamic Center of Lehigh Valley... Betty Hillwig, the chief clerk of the county...

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Islamic Society of North America Cleared in Senate Investigation

November 15, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051115/NEWS01/511150460

On November 15, 2005 The Indianapolis Star reported, "A U.S. Senate committee found nothing 'alarming' in the financial records of the Plainfield-based Islamic Society of North America and nearly two dozen other Muslim groups the committee reviewed searching for terrorist connections. 'Of course we were sure that nothing would come out with...

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Hindu, Sikh and Muslim Leaders Join Christians in Condemning Attacks on Churches

November 15, 2005

Source: WorldNetDaily/Assist News Service

On November 15, 2005 Assist News Service reported, "Christian schools throughout Pakistan will go on strike Nov. 17 to protest the attacks on Christians in Sangla Hill, Punjab, this past weekend. Christian Solidarity Worldwide, or CSW, says Hindu, Sikh and Muslim leaders have joined church leaders in condemning the outbreak of violence, and the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance, or APMA, has declared seven days of mourning. Church leaders are calling on the Pakistani authorities to bring the...

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