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National & International

CBS News – The Early Show: “Tennessee Church, Islamic center embrace post 9/11”
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/09/08/earlyshow/main20103317.shtml?tag=mncol;lst;3

NPR – All Things Considered: “A Ramadan Story of Two Faiths Bound in Friendship”
http://www.npr.org/2011/08/21/139831309/a-ramadan-story-of-two-faiths-bound-in-friendship

MIC & Heartsong Church on NBC Nightly News
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/vp/39085550#39085550

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/#39087645 (extended segment of the above video on NBC Nightly News)

Dr. Bashar Shala and Pastor Steve Stone on Countdown with Keith Olbermann (MSNBC)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036677/vp/39069808#39069808

Local

ABC 24 WPTY-TV: “Muslims, Christians Sit Side-By-Side for Thanksgiving Dinner”
http://www.abc24.com/default.aspx?articleID=564613
http://www.abc24.com/news/local/story/Muslims-Christians-Sit-Side-By-Side-For/8N8N2UybGUOfo-BQSTbNYw.cspx

ABC 24 WPTY-TV: “Christians and Muslims Gather for Thanksgiving Dinner”
http://www.abc24.com/news/local/story/Christians-And-Muslims-Gather-For-Thanksgiving/CCRNatvOF0W0nJM3pZOryg.cspx

Fox 13 WHBQ-TV Memphis: “Muslim and Christian Church Celebrate Thanksgiving Together”
http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/dpp/news/local/112610-muslim-and-christian-church-celebrate-thanksgiving-together

NBC Channel 5 WMC-TV: “Heartsong Church hosts dinner for Muslim friends”
http://www.wmctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=13560567

WMC-TV Action News 5: “Cordova Church reaches out to area Muslims”
http://www.wmctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=13127876

Fox 13 WHBQ-TV Memphis: “Cordova Christians Welcome Mosque”
http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/dpp/news/local/090610-cordova-christians-welcome-mosque

Fox 13 WHBQ-TV Memphis: “Local Christians Welcome Muslim Neighbors”
http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/dpp/news/local/10pm/090910-local-christians-welcome-muslim-neighbors

News Channel 3 WREG-TV: “Memphis Islamic Center Welcomed Amidst National Controversy”
http://www.wreg.com/news/wreg-cordovamosque-story,0,7841552.story

ABC Eyewitness News 24 WPTY-TV : “Memphis Area Muslims Worshiping At Christian Church During Ramadan”
http://www.myeyewitnessnews.com/news/local/story/Memphis-Area-Muslims-Worshiping-At-Christian/F5CZgzul4EegYgk_L9evNg.cspx

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National & International

Washington Post:  “Church welcomes new neighbor, a mosque”
http://onfaith.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/undergod/2010/09/church_welcomes_new_neighbor_a_mosque.html

USA Today:  “Cordova Christians put out welcome mat for new mosque”
http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2010-09-07-cordova06_ST_N.htm

AOL News/GNN:  “Christian Church and Islamic Center Share Faith and Friendship”
http://www.gnn.com/article/christian-church-and-islamic-center/1262841

AOL News/GNN:  “Tennessee Christians Lay Out Welcome Mat for New Mosque”
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/most-popular/heartsong-church-welcomes-mosque.html

Huffington Post: “Heartsong Church Welcomes Memphis Islamic Center”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/08/heartsong-church-memphis-islamic-center_n_710053.html

CNN-IBN: “Muslims and Christians: an unlikely friendship”
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/muslims-and-christians-an-unlikely-friendship/130717-2.html

Local

Commercial Appeal:  “Bill restricting Islamic law misguided, un-American”
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/mar/12/commentary-bill-restricting-islamic-law-un/

Commercial Appeal: “Faith Matters: Muslims, Christians share differences, similarities in Sunday conversations”
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/mar/12/common-ground/

Commercial Appeal: “Social media helps many places of worship deepen bonds of community”
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/mar/19/the-spiritual-network/

Commercial Appeal:  “Faith in Memphis: What’s shocking about a mosque is how familiar it seems”
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/nov/20/house-of-prayer/

Commercial Appeal:  “Cordova Christians put out welcome mat for new mosque”
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/aug/28/common-threads/

Commercial Appeal: “Welcome Mat for Muslims”
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/sep/01/editorials-welcome-mat-for-muslims/

Commercial Appeal: “Memphis story of religious tolerance resonates nationally”
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/sep/10/memphis-story-religious-tolerance-resonates-nation/

Tennessean: “Memphis-area church shares its space with a Muslim group”
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20100911/NEWS06/9110353/1971#

More

Commercial Appeal: “United Front Against Bigotry”
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/sep/10/editorials-united-front-against-bigotry/

Hartford Courant: “Welcome, neighbor”
http://blogs.courant.com/susan_campbell/2010/09/welcome-neighbor.html

The Huntsville Times: “Loving Christians: Memphis-area church opens its doors to welcome new neighboring Muslim mosque”
http://blog.al.com/living-times/2010/09/loving_christians_memphis-area.html

Fox 13 Tampa Bay WTVT-TV: “Memphis church extends neighborly welcome to mosque”
http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpp/news/national/memphis-church-extends-neighborly-welcome-to-mosque-090910

BLOGS

Fox News Insider: “Memphis Church to Mosque: ‘Welcome to the Neighborhood'”
http://www.foxnewsinsider.com/2010/09/10/memphis-church-to-mosque-welcome-to-the-neighborhood/

Rant Rave: “Heartsong Church welcomes Memphis Islamic Center”
http://www.rantrave.com/Rave/Heartsong-Church-welcomes-Memphis-Islamic-Center.aspx

RELATED TO MIC

National and International

Muslim Matters (blog): “My Reflections on the New York Times Article”
http://muslimmatters.org/2011/03/21/my-reflections-on-the-new-york-times-article/

New York Times: “A Marked Man in America”
http://video.nytimes.com/video/2011/03/17/magazine/100000000725852/yasir.html?ref=magazine

New York Times: “Yasir Qadhi: An American Cleric”
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/18/magazine/american-cleric.html?ref=magazine#intro

New York Times: “Why Yasir Qadhi Wants to Talk about Jihad”
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/20/magazine/mag-20Salafis-t.html?_r=2&pagewanted=1&hpw

CNN International: “Why Comedians are Visiting Mosques”
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2010/08/18/intv.grant.30.mosques.cnn?iref=allsearch

30 Mosques, 30 States: “The Muslims in Memphis – Part 1”
http://30mosques.com/2010/09/day-27-the-muslims-in-memphis-part-1/

The Christian Century:  “Prominent Muslims make pilgrimage to Auschwitz”
http://www.christiancentury.org/article.lasso?id=8774

The Boston Globe: Big Picture – Ramadan 2010
[Dr. Yasir Qadhi is featured in picture #35)
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/09/ramadan_2010_-_your_images.html

Channel 2 WBBH-TV Fort Myers:  “Military leaders: “Burn a Koran” plan could endanger troops”
http://www.nbc-2.com/Global/story.asp?S=13114166

The Washington Post:  “Jim Wallis on the story behind Pastor Terry Jones’s change of heart”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/17/AR2010091702398.html?sid=ST2010091703164

Local

News Channel 3 WREG-TV: “People of All Faiths Join Together To Promote Religious Unity”
http://www.wreg.com/news/wreg-interfaith-dinner,0,51800.story

Commercial Appeal: “Annual Ramadan Interfaith Dinner softens religious divisions”
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/sep/05/breaking-bread/

Fox 13 Memphis WHBQ-TV: “Heartsong Pastor on Koran Burning Day”
http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/dpp/good_morning/090810-heartsong-pastor-on-koran-burning-day

Commercial Appeal: “Memphis Muslims keep faith amid roil of events”
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/sep/10/large-crowd-memphis-muslims-gather-mark-end-ramada/

Associated Press / Commercial Appeal: “US Muslims to Demonstrate Loyalty to Country”
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/sep/05/us-muslims-to-demonstrate-loyalty/

Examiner.com:  “Memphis preacher takes on Koran burning minister”
http://www.examiner.com/religion-politics-in-memphis/memphis-preacher-takes-on-koran-burning-minister

The Commercial Appeal:  “David Waters: After dream gig in D.C., ’tis faith that brought me home”
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/oct/02/after-dream-gig-in-dc-tis-faith-that-brought-me/?partner=RSS