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Denver Faithful Respond to Needs of Katrina Victims

September 5, 2005

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/ci_3002070?rss

On September 5, 2005 The Denver Post reported, "Across the Denver metropolitan area, religious communities have stepped up efforts to raise money, gather supplies and even offer housing for hurricane evacuees. And many weekend worship services included prayers, sermons and messages of hope for the survivors. 'The government gives material relief, but there's this hope element that the church has to bring,' the Rev...

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Robert Wuthnow Explores Religious Diversity in America

September 5, 2005

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/opinion/12564433.htm

On September 5, 2005 The Charlotte Observer ran a book review of America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity by Robert Wuthnow. "Wuthnow draws on the results of the national Religion and Diversity Survey as well as 300 in-depth interviews conducted in 14 metropolitan areas, including Charlotte... Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims represent what Wuthnow...

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Muslim Leaders Sign Code of Conduct to Counter Extremism

September 5, 2005

Source: The Indian Express

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=54070

On September 5, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende today witnessed the signing of a code of conduct with Muslim religious leaders which commits them to rooting out extremism. The code seeks to specify how mosques detect radical elements in their congregations, counter extreme...

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Proposed Mosque in Melbourne is Met with Opposition

September 4, 2005

Source: The Sunday Mail

http://www.thesundaymail.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,16482233%255E421,00.html

On September 4, 2005 The Sunday Mail reported, "A religious dispute has flared in Melbourne's east over a moderate Muslim group's plans to build a mosque. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association wants to build a worship centre in Clyde, in Melbourne's outer east, for its 200 Victorian followers. But the plan has prompted furious...

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Concern, Conversation Over Proposed Invitation of Bombers' Families to Commemoration Service

September 4, 2005

Source: The Sunday Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1763915,00.html

On September 4, 2005 The Sunday Times reported, "Church leaders want to invite the families of the July 7 suicide bombers to a national memorial service in honour of the victims. The service of commemoration is to be held at St Paul’s Cathedral on November 1 and will be attended by the Queen and Tony Blair. Two senior Church of England bishops believe that extending the...

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Rushdie Speaks Out for "Secular Muslims"

September 4, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050904/wl_uk_afp/britainattacksmuslims_050904131621

On September 4, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "Novelist Salman Rushdie warned that British Muslims are lacking secular representative institutions and the government has made serious mistakes in listening to the Muslim groups filling the void. The writer, born in India to a Muslim...

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One Muslim Businessman Reaches Out to Help Evacuees

September 4, 2005

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/gwinnett/0905/04badie.html

On September 4, 2005 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, "Shabaz Khan Sherwani wished he'd known guests who arrived Monday night were from New Orleans. They left his La Quinta Inn that Tuesday morning. Sherwani figures it's because they were out of money. If he'd known, he would have insisted they stay put, money or no money. So, now he's...

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For the Hui, Women Imams and Women's Mosques

September 4, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/guardianweekly/story/0,12674,1555527,00.html

On September 4, 2005 The Guardian reported, "The Hui form a community of about 10 million people spread over several provinces [of China]... The Hui would be just another Sunni [Muslim] community, albeit somewhat exotic compared with those in the Middle Eastern Islamic world, were it not for the fact that they have instituted a tradition that is almost unknown...

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Proposed Shariah Tribunals in Ontario Prompt International Protests

September 4, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News/CP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/cpress/20050904/ca_pr_on_na/shariah_protest

On September 4, 2005 the Canadian Press reported, "Protesters will take to the streets this week in cities from Amsterdam to Victoria, all because of a bureaucratic proposal that would allow Islamic law to be used in Ontario family arbitration cases.

The long-delayed decision on whether to formally include - and regulate - Shariah religious arbitration...

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King of Jordan to Meet Pope, Discuss Interfaith Ties

September 4, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050904/wl_mideast_afp/jordanvatican_050904134122

On September 4, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "Jordan's King Abdullah II will meet Pope Benedict XVI on a visit to the Vatican next week for talks on promoting inter-faith ties. The exact date of the visit was not revealed but his stop in the Vatican will precede a trip to New York to...

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Mississippi Gulf Coast, Hard Hit by Katrina, a Place of Religious Diversity

September 3, 2005

Source: The Grand Forks Herald / The Sun Herald

http://www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/12549073.htm

On September 3, 2005 The Sun Herald reported, "Religion isn't just a seasonal practice here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It is well integrated into the lives of most of those who live here, with a majority attending at least Sunday services. Many also attend midweek prayer service or additional masses... Whereas upstate Mississippi tends to be Southern Baptist, or...

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At the Indianapolis Museum of Arts, Consecration of the Asian Galleries Will Include Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim Ceremonies

September 3, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050903/LIVING/509030381/1007/LIVING

On September 3, 2005 The Indianapolis Star reported, "In the Hindu faith, Ganesha is the elephant-headed god of success, education, wisdom and wealth. The Indianapolis Museum of Art will tap into that spirit Thursday when a Hindu priest calls upon Ganesha and performs a consecration ceremony of the museum's Asian...

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