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Muslim Kindergarten Opens in Northwest China

October 11, 2004

Source: Xinhua News Agency

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-10/11/content_2078675.htm

On October 11, 2004 Xinhua News Agency reported, "A high-grade Muslim kindergarten opened Monday in the remote mountainous Tongxin County, one of China's poorest areas, in northwest China's Ningxia Hui AutonomousRegion.     Children will receive education in Chinese, English and Arabic at the kindergarten, which is furnished with modern teaching equipment, said Ma...

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People of All Faiths Pray for Hostage Bigley

October 10, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3730576.stm

On October 10, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Prayers have been said for murdered hostage Ken Bigley at church services all over Britain. British diplomats in Baghdad are still trying to retrieve the body of the 62-year-old engineer who was kidnapped and beheaded in Iraq... Mr. Bigley was remembered at special church services in his home city of Liverpool on Sunday... The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Liverpool, Patrick...

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Relatives of Persons Killed in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Advocate for Peace

October 9, 2004

Source: Times Leader

http://www.timesleader.com/mld/timesleader/entertainment/gossip/9842544.htm

On October 9, 2004 Times Leader reported, "A group striving to end violence in the Middle East will bring its message of peace and forgiveness to the area this week. Parents' Circle-Families Forum, an association of bereaved individuals who have lost relatives and loved ones in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, will have two delegates visit five...

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Launch of Progressive Muslim Union of North America

October 9, 2004

Source: The Register Gaurd

Wire Service: AP

http://www.registerguard.com/news/2004/10/09/f4.rel.muslim.1009.html

On October 9, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "on Nov. 15, as the holy month of Ramadan is expected to end, a group of mostly young Muslims plans to launch the Progressive Muslim Union of North America in New York. As their name suggests, the organization will take positions that conservatives consider...

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Interfaith Event in Oregan to Focus on Peace in Middle East

October 9, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

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On October 9, 2004 The Oregonian reported, "The Wholistic Peace Institute, led by Gary Alan Spanovich, is behind the evening that promises to use at least three languages: words to challenge people's minds, music to speak to their hearts, and food and conversation to satisfy their souls. The topic for the evening will be peace in the Middle East, and the experts will be six Portland religious leaders, all of whom...

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Islamic Society of Boston Criticizes Media Bias

October 8, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 8, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) lashed out at the news media yesterday for 'trying to instill fear and hostility' toward the group and denied any links to terrorists or Muslim extremism. In an unsigned written statement, society leaders said they 'believe the new conflagration of negative media attention given to the ISB is not the result of honest, diligent journalism, but of malicious intent to discredit our organization and the new Cultural Center in Boston.' It is the first...

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Interfaith Forum Focuses on Common Ground Between Islam and West

October 8, 2004

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-10/08/article03.shtml

On October 8, 2004 IslamOnline.net reported, "This Spanish city seems to be the most suitable for hosting a conference on interfaith dialogue. Once the historic capital of the western Islamic empire for eight centuries, Cordoba had acted as a melting pot where scholars and scientists of various faiths lived in a peaceful co-existence. The tolerant...

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Euro-American Converts to Islam

October 8, 2004

Source: PBS

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week806/profile.html

On October 8, 2004 PBS reported, "the number of Muslims in the U.S. are variously estimated at between two and six million -- or more. About half are immigrants, and most of the rest, African Americans. [PBS provided] a profile today of two Caucasian converts who were attracted to Islam when they were living abroad. They spoke with correspondent Bob Faw about why they adopted their new...

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Islamic Society of Boston Pressed to Denounce Possible Anti-Semitism

October 7, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 7, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "the Anti-Defamation League and Jewish leaders yesterday asked the Islamic Society of Boston to renounce one of its board members, whose writings they say are 'virulently anti-Semitic.' As Boston officials planned to re-examine details of its sale of land to the Islamic Society amid questions about the group's connections to extremists, the ADL and Temple Israel, the largest synagogue in Boston, made public for the first time a seven-month-long dispute with Islamic Society's leaders over...

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Egyptian Christian-Muslim Dialogue Pair Visits KY

October 6, 2004

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/local/9846644.htm

On October 6, 2004 Lexington Herald-Leader reported, "Emad Ramzy Philobbos calls himself 'an ambassador for the peacemaking' that needs to be done between Christians and Muslims in America. Philobbos, a Christian, and Abou Elela Mady, a Muslim, both from Egypt, are in Central Kentucky this week to help Americans learn from Egypt's experiences with interfaith relationships...

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Catholics Urge Human Rights Commission to Protect Religious Minorities

October 6, 2004

Source: AsiaNews

http://www.asianews.it/view.php?l=en&art=1621

On October 6, 2004 AsiaNews reported, "Indonesia’s Catholics do not feel safe and for this reason Jakarta’s Catholic Community Forum is sending today an official letter to the country’s National Human Rights Commission calling on it and the government to 'protect religious minorities in Indonesia.' Addressed to the Commission’s chairman, Abdul Hakim Garuda Nusantara SH, the appeal follows...

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