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Hillsborough Schools May Drop All Religious Holidays Rather Than Adding New Ones

October 7, 2005

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/10/07/Hillsborough/Schools_may_drop_reli.shtml

On October 7, 2005 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "There may be no day off next school year for the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. Also on the chopping block are vacation days for the Christian faith's Good Friday and the Monday after Easter. After considering a request to recognize a Muslim school holiday, the Hillsborough County School...

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Roanoke Prison Agrees to Find Muslim Chaplain

October 7, 2005

Source: Roanoke Times

http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/wb/xp-36620

On October 7, 2005 the Roanoke Times reported, "Officials at Wallens Ridge State Prison have taken steps to accommodate Muslim inmates who complained about not being allowed to pray at the maximum security prison. Some inmates also claimed they received death threats from a guard who had recently returned from military service in Iraq with a hatred for Muslims. Both issues were discussed during a...

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Anti-Racism Training a Part of Irish Police Force's New Recruitment Strategy

October 7, 2005

Source: Irish Examiner

http://www.examiner.ie/pport/web/ireland/Full_Story/did-sgxU4U0lCkSlgsglO-LCk0lQvU.asp

On October 7, 2005 the Irish Examiner reported, "The new integration awareness strategy is aimed at combating incidents of institutional racism. The training was announced yesterday during an information seminar on the current garda [Irish police] recruitment drive, which is the first following the government’s decision...

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Statewide Interfaith Group Proposed to Coordinate Hurricane Relief

October 7, 2005

Source: Disaster News Network

http://www.disasternews.net/news/news.php?articleid=2888

On October 7, 2005 Disaster News Network reported, "Representatives from more than a dozen faith groups met Tuesday to discuss forming a statewide interfaith organization aimed at coordinating Louisiana's faith-based relief efforts. After back-to-back hurricanes affected the Louisiana coast in August and September, local faith-based groups from around the state sprang into...

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Music Celebrates Tolerance, Helps Muslims Resist Religious Extremism

October 7, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/06/AR2005100601559.html

On October 7, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "One of the people watching this tragedy [the rise of Muslim extremism in Indonesia] unfold was a brilliant young musician named Ahmad Dhani. Leader of the immensely popular rock band Dewa, Dhani began to use his musical platform to influence millions of fans in Indonesia,...

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Second "Interfaith Dialog Dinner" in Reno Draws 130

October 7, 2005

Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

http://news.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051007/NEWS10/510070423/1002/NEWS

On October 7, 2005 the Reno Gazette-Journal reported, "Sisters Nadia and Hannah Khan of Sparks broke their Ramadan fast Thursday with three Carmelite Sisters from Reno... Both sets of sisters were among the 130 people Thursday night at the second Interfaith Dialog Dinner at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. The event was...

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"Shopping for God:" Salt Lake Journalist Visits Area Religious Groups, Writes Reports for "Seeking"

October 6, 2005

Source: Salt Lake City Weekly

http://www.slweekly.com/editorial/2005/feat_2005-10-06.cfm

On October 6, 2005 the Salt Lake City Weekly ran a feature article by Stephen Dark, a freelance writer. He provided readers with an overview of religious communities in and around Salt Lake City including Jewish, Quaker, Baptist, Mormon, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist centers. The following is part of the introduction to Dark's work: "Amidst the panoply of old and new religions,...

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Muslim Women's Groups Coming Together Across the US

October 6, 2005

Source: Newsday

http://www.nynewsday.com/news/local/newyork/nyc-rama1006,0,5975337.story?coll=nyc-swapbox1

On October 6, 2005 Newsday reported, "A major coming together of Muslim women in the United States... may take place sometime in 2006 at an ambitious, first-of-its-kind conference that [Daisy] Khan, executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement, has just begun to organize. In large part, she said, 'It's an...

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Bay Area Mosques Host Open Houses During Ramadan

October 5, 2005

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_3088408

On October 5, 2005 The Argus reported, "Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, begins today. It is a time for Muslims to abstain from food, drink and other 'worldly pleasures' from dawn until dusk. But Ramadan also is a time for generosity and being a better father, mother, child and neighbor. And this year, mosques throughout the Bay Area are hoping their neighbors get to know...

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Quebec Education Department States that Private Schools Can Reject Hijab

October 5, 2005

Source: Canada.com/The Gazette

http://www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/soundoff/story.html?id=1738f0e4-c3fd-4088-8899-a4f2e52131a6

On October 5, 2005 The Gazette reported, "The Quebec government will not force private schools to accept the hijab, the head scarf worn by some Muslim women. Despite the Quebec Human Rights Commission's legal opinion to the contrary, it's up to each institution to apply the rule...

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Controversial Play about a Muslim-American Family Opens in Chicago

October 5, 2005

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/religion/cst-nws-silkroad05.html

On October 5, 2005 the Chicago Sun-Times reported, "In the Silk Road Theatre Project's upcoming play, a devout Muslim-American family's seemingly uneventful life quickly skids off the road and slams into a brick wall -- hard. One son decides he doesn't believe in God. Another has a homosexual tryst. And the suburban California clan's only daughter suddenly isn't sure...

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Traveling Smithsonian Exhibit Showcases American Muslim History Since 1700s

October 4, 2005

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/243300_ramadan04.html

On October 4, 2005 the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported, "A traveling exhibit on Muslim history in the United States, curated by the descendant of a Georgia slave, looks back at mostly obscure lives and little-known contributions of American followers of Islam since the 1700s. But the archival photos and documents in the show, which opened Monday in Seattle, have...

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