Islam

Young Muslims Bridge Cultural Divides of Their Immigrant Parents

August 29, 2005

Source: MSNBC / Newsweek

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/9024951/site/newsweek/

On August 29, 2005 Newsweek reported, "Children of immigrants are the fastest-growing group among the nation's estimated 7 million Muslims, and they're changing the face of Islam in this country by combining their faith with the American tradition of diversity. In Orange County, youth-group members [at the Mission Viejo Masjid] have similar stories: their strong ties with Islam really started in college...

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Poll Shows Americans' Preference for Individual Spirituality Over Organized Religion

August 29, 2005

Source: Beliefnet / Newsweek. Jerry Adler. August 28, 2005

https://www.newsweek.com/search-spiritual-117833

On August 29, 2005 Newsweek reported, "Only a generation ago it appeared from some vantage points... that Americans were on their way to turning their backs on God. In sepulchral black and red, the cover of Time magazine...

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Rochester Islamic Center Hosts Mayoral Debate

August 29, 2005

Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050829/NEWS01/508290322/1002/NEWS

On August 29, 2005 the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported, "With just over two weeks until the Democratic primary, four of Rochester's mayoral candidates made campaign pitches to the public during a feisty forum at the Islamic Center of Rochester. Former Police Chief Robert...

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Government Rejects Headscarf Ban

August 29, 2005

Source: Aljazeera

Wire Service: AFP

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/AD105A1C-7FB0-4A75-B5F1-3AFF011072F6.htm

On August 29, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "Australian Prime Minister John Howard has rejected suggestions by some ruling party lawmakers that Muslim girls should be banned from wearing Islamic headscarves in public schools. Howard, who held a landmark meeting with Muslim leaders last week...

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Boston-Area Muslims Get Involved in Local Politics

August 29, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/08/29/muslims_put_their_faith_in_political_arena/

On August 29, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "On a recent evening, an effort to turn local Muslims into a political constituency was underway in a blank, fluorescent-lit classroom at Northeastern University. Four candidates for the Boston City Council took questions from 10...

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Newburgh Mosque Expands to Meet Growth

August 29, 2005

Source: Poughkeepsie Journal

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050829/NEWS01/508290317/1006

On August 29, 2005 the Poughkeepsie Journal reported, "As more Muslim families have made the mid-Hudson Valley their home, the crowd at Masjid Al Ikhlas has swelled at Friday prayer services. With almost 500 members, the tiny mosque is no longer large enough to support its growing congregation and plans have...

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Muslims and Jews Share Fraternity as Religious Minorities - and Share Dialogue

August 27, 2005

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,175-1751953,00.html

On August 27, 2005 The Times ran an opinion piece by Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain, minister of Maidenhead Synagogue and author of Reform Judaism and Modernity (SCM Press), on dialogue between British Jews and Muslims. Romain writes, "Jews and Muslims in Britain today do not spend their time re-enacting the Middle East conflict. The priority of both is everyday life in the UK, which...

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Coalition of Christian Schools Files Suit Claiming Bias at the University of California

August 27, 2005

Source: Daily Bulletin

On August 27, 2005 the Daily Bulletin reported, "A group representing religious schools in the state is suing the University of California admissions officials for allegedly discriminating against high schools that teach creationism and other conservative Christian viewpoints. The Association of Christian Schools International, which represents more than 800 schools, filed a lawsuit Thursday in federal court claiming UC officials have refused to certify high school science courses that use textbooks challenging Darwin's theory...

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New England Muslim Community Remains at Odds Over Leadership as Court Dismisses Suit Filed by Former Imam

August 26, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/08/26/islamic_community_at_odds_over_post/

On August 26, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "Imam Talal Eid, well known for his interfaith work and for speaking out against terrorism, lost a legal bid yesterday to win back his longtime job as religious director of the 1,500-member Islamic Center of New England. The struggle at the...

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Editorial: "Don’t Judge Islam, Christianity by Extremists"

August 26, 2005

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/editorial/12480532.htm

On August 26, 2005 the Lexington Herald-Leader ran an editorial stating, "Few conservative political and religious leaders have condemned the Rev. Pat Robertson's call for assassinating Venezuela's leader to prevent him from using the country as a 'launching pad for communistic infiltration and Muslim extremism.' The televangelist first denied saying it and...

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