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Opinion: Women in Islamic Countries Seem to be Rising Up

June 29, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0629/p09s01-cojh.htm

On June 29, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor ran an opinion piece by John Hughes, editor and chief operating officer of the Deseret Morning News, on women in Islamic countries. Hughes writes, "It may at present be only a whisper. But it could get louder and louder. It is the voice of Islamic women in the Middle East protesting their longtime political and economic second-...

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Coalition of Communities to Review Patriot Act

June 28, 2005

Source: Common Dreams News Center Press Release

http://www.commondreams.org/news2005/0628-25.htm

On June 28, 2005 a Common Dreams News Center Press Release stated: "Before Congress votes to reauthorize or amend controversial sections of the USA PATRIOT Act set to expire this year, a coalition of grassroots groups and national organizations plans to make sure Congress members hear their constituents’ concerns. From July 2 through 8, they will be holding educational...

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Study Launched on Improving Care for Muslim and Sikh Terminal Patients

June 27, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4627509.stm

On June 27, 2005 BBC News reported, "A study has been launched to improve the care of terminally ill Sikh and Muslim patients. With funding from the Chief Scientist Office, Professor Aziz Sheikh of Edinburgh University will ask patients and carers about end of life needs. He says palliative care services are focused on the elderly dying from cancer - yet migrants to Britain often die younger and from other...

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Indo-Canadians Struggle to Understand, Respond to, Honor Killings

June 26, 2005

Source: Macleans/CP

http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/news/shownews.jsp?content=n062604A

On June 26, 2005 the Canadian Press reported, "Indo-Canadian community activists say it's time that families like the Atwals [where the father murdered his daughter because she was secretly dating a Caucasian man] who are caught in a cultural crossfire with their Canadian-born children realize they should seek help.

And they believe social agencies need...

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Prince Charles' Planned Development Includes Mosque Provoking Protest

June 26, 2005

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1669565,00.html

On June 26, 2005 the Times Online reported, "The Prince of Wales is facing a growing public revolt over plans to build a mosque as part of a new settlement he is planning in Cornwall. More than 100 local residents have formed an action group to prevent a consortium of developers led by the Duchy of Cornwall, the prince’s estate, from building the mosque on the southeast...

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Mosque Opens in Monterey

June 26, 2005

Source: Monterey Herald

http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/montereyherald/news/local/11989908.htm

On June 26, 2005 the Monterey Herald reported, "[The new mosque for the Islamic Society of Monterey] opened with a celebratory ceremony that drew about 100 people, both Muslims and non-Muslim community members who came along to join the festivities... The society has been around since the early 1960s, and boasts about 300 members, according to Anis...

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Multireligious Delegation from Pakistan Visits India to Support Peace Process

June 26, 2005

Source: WebIndia123

Wire Service: IANS

http://news.webindia123.com/news/showdetails.asp?id=91692

On June 26, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "A group of Pakistani Hindu, Sikh, Christian and Muslim delegates is visiting places of worship in Delhi and neighbouring Indian states to give a boost to the bilateral peace process... 'The peace process will improve as more and more delegations from both sides make such visits....

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Lodi's Muslim Community Divided Over Imam Accused in Terror Plot

June 26, 2005

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/user_registration/login/?goto=http%3A//www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/13132310p-13976426c.html

On June 26, 2005 The Sacramento Bee reported, "Adil Khan, 47, has helped put Lodi, a San Joaquin County city of 62,000, on the international map - not for his modern ideas or distinguished background, but because he apparently is the target of a federal...

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Rev. Moon Announces Peace Bridge, Encourages Americans to Engage in Interreligious Dialogue

June 25, 2005

Source: US Newswire

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=49419

On June 25, 2005 a US Newswire press release reported, "The Reverend Sun Myung Moon will unveil his proposal for the construction of a 51-mile-long bridge between Alaska and Siberia that would link America's fortune with that of Russia... In addition, Rev. Moon will issue a new challenge to America, calling for Christians, Muslims and Jews to overcome their differences, promote interreligious...

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International, Interfaith Town Hall Discusses Religion and Civil Society

June 25, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050625/LIVING/506250338/1007/LIVING

On June 25, 2005 The Indianapolis Star reported, "When Jessica Pollock talks about the upcoming international town hall meeting, she gets excited about the possibility for peace in the Middle East -- and here in the Indianapolis area. Indianapolis is one of 40 sites of Sunday's live video conference on resolving the...

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In London, Woman Wearing Niqab Attacked on Bus

June 24, 2005

Source: The Muslim News

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/paper/index.php?article=2007

On June 24, 2005 The Muslim News reported, "A Muslim woman who claimed to have been physically attacked by two teenagers while riding a bus home from work last month, has accused the police of delaying the handling of her case. Amal Saad, 53, an assistant at Tayyibah Girls School in London who wears niqab (face-covering attire), said that she had boarded the 254 Aldgate bus on May 27...

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Interfaith March Against Poverty Planned for Nairobi

June 24, 2005

Source: All Africa.com/Catholic Information Service for Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200506240693.html

On June 24, 2005 the Catholic Information Service for Africa reported, "The civil society in Kenya is urging people to participate in an interfaith march geared seeking immediate cancellation of debts and campaigning for transparent and accountable governance in African countries.

The Interfaith and Civil Society Organization Campaign to End Global Poverty...

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