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Below you'll find more information on some of the topics touched on in Bill Moyers' conversation with Salman Rushdie. You can also find more information on religion in the news in our main Resources section. Plus you can explore freedom and tolerance, faith and politics and other matters in our Perspectives section

PEN American Center and the PEN World Voices Festival A comprehensive site featuring the writers participating in the PEN World Voices Festival on Faith and Reason. The site offers author biographies, poems, short essays, and audio coverage of the festival events.

The Danish Cartoon Controversy
The BBC News site has extensive coverage of the cartoon controversy. It also features a Q and A, a meline, views from around the globe, and an analysis of the BBC's own struggles over whether or not to run the images.

MANIFESTO: Together facing the `new totalitarianism'

This TORONTO STAR article includes the full text of the Manifesto, signed by Salman Rushdie, that was printed in various newspapers across Europe. The Manifesto, which called Islamism the "new totalitarian global threat," sparked reactions from all across the globe.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Read more about Ayaah Hirsi Ali on the PEN World Voices Web site. The PEN short biography of Ayaan Hirsi Ali offers links to various speeches and discussions she has given on subjects ranging from immigration to the murder of Theo van Gogh. The BBC has an updated profile on Ms. Ali's recent struggles with the Dutch government over her citizenship.

Wafa Sultan
Dr. Wafa Sultan has been the center of controversy in the Muslim world since she spoke publicly on Al Jazeera against the violence in Islam in the modern world. Her beliefs have been harshly condemned by clerics and praised by reformers as she continues to spread her message across the globe.

"For Muslim Who Says Violence Destroys Islam, Violent Threats," THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 11, 2006
Wafa Sultan's al-Jazeera appearances that are archived on The Middle East Research Institute Media Project. (Search on Wafa Sultan)

Luis Buñuel
The Spanish film director's personal Web site offers links and information on all of his films and books, as well as outside resources dedicated to his life and work. See also this extensive biography of Luis Buñeul, offering insights into his life, films, and writings.

Calvin College Read why a Christian College invited Salman Rushdie to speak at it's festival of Faith and Writing

Yeshiva University
Find out more about Salman Rushdie's visit to Yeshiva University in New York.

Salman Rushdie talks about some of the key activist Movements that changed America and the world:

The Civil Rights Movement

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
The Institute is a museum dedicated to the civil rights movement. Their Web site offers interactive material and informative links and programs on the civil rights movement, as well as a calendar on upcoming events.

We Shall Overcome
The National Park Service and the National Registry of Historic Places have going into partnership to preserve the monument important to the Civil Rights Movement. The site offers an interactive map as well as a large links page and plenty of geographical and historical information.

The Feminist Movement

The Feminist Majority Foundation
The Feminist Majority is an organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. Their Web site includes a timeline on the history of the Feminist movement, as well as a gateway with links to any and all issues relating to feminism.

MS Magazine News Ms. Magazine's Web site provides a feminist wire with links to articles and news releases dealing women's rights.

Look back at the 1960 Time Magazine cover story "God is Dead"

The Partition of India

Rushdie's classic MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN begins at a crucial moment for India, the world's largest secular democracy. The main characters were born at midnight on the night of the partition between India and Pakistan. The ramifications of this political and religious decision are still felt today. Find out more about India's history and present below.

ONLINE NEWSHOUR: India-Pakistain Timeline
The interactive timeline follows the tensions from 1947 to the present day.

Kashmir
Find out more about the ongoing conflict in Kashmir from the BBC

Shalimar
Find out more about the historic gardens of Shalimar

King's College Chapel, Cambridge University in England
This is the Web site for the majestic and magnificent King's College Chapel in Cambridge, with information into its history, its continuing function, as well as a link to a "360 degree tour" on the BBC.

Read works by John Stewart Mill
This Web site offers links to full-text works by John Steward Mill, including his essay "On Liberty" and his autobiography.

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