Interfaith

Youth Drama Tackles Religious Tolerance In Lebanon

October 1, 2010

Author: Catherine Batruni

Source: The Daily Star/Lebanon News

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_ID=1&article_ID=119879&categ_id=1#axzz11gHuzwiV

“Kilna Bil Hayy” (“All of us in the neighborhood”) is a weekly Lebanese television drama that tells the story of six children who live in the same neighborhood and attend the same school.

 

The children are...

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Third Anniversary of Buddhist Monk Massacre In Myanmar Commemorated

September 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Asia News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=43,9555,0,0,1,0

Politicians, human rights activists and religious leaders took part in a peaceful sit-in in front of the Myanmar Embassy in Colombo yesterday. They called on the world not to forget, highlighting the difficulties democracy encounters in Sri Lanka itself.

 

Human rights activists, lawmakers and religious...

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Hindus Help Rebuild Mosque In Karnataka Village

September 28, 2010

Author: Vincent D'Souza

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/6639377.cms?frm=mailtofriend

As the nation anxiously awaits one mosque verdict, villagers in Karnataka's Gadag district have made their judgment clear as far as their local mosque is concerned. The spirited folk of Purtageri, a village around 500km from Bangalore, dissolved religious lines to come together and rebuild a mosque...

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Basic Religion Test Stumps Many Americans

September 28, 2010

Author: Laurie Goodstein

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/28/us/28religion.html?ref=religion_and_belief

Americans are by all measures a deeply religious people, but they are also deeply ignorant about religion.

 

Researchers from the independent Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life phoned more than 3,400 Americans and asked them 32 questions about the Bible, Christianity and...

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Diverse Group Protects Religious Harmony In Singapore

September 27, 2010

Author: Philip Lim

Source: SikhNet/The Laredo Sun

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/diverse-group-protects-religious-harmony-singapore

Seated near the head of a long table, Roman Catholic nun Theresa Seow led 14 other people in silent prayer before the meeting was called to order.

 

Clad in a white habit topped by the light-blue veil of the Canossian order,...

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In Old Istanbul Quarter, Islamic And Secular Turks Grope Toward Coexistence

September 23, 2010

Author: Borzou Daragahi

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/sep/23/world/la-fg-turkey-fatih-20100924

The two sisters wear Islamic head scarves and say they have no problem with their secular friends and classmates, who don't. Yet on the streets, in classrooms and along the hallways of apartment buildings in the cramped Fatih district of Istanbul, Deniz and Daria Ker remind them every now and then...

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Forum Looks Forward to Peace One Day

September 22, 2010

Author: Joe Wojtas

Source: The Day

http://www.theday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2010309229930

A Muslim leader and a Congregational minister sat side by side on the floor of a classroom at Pine Point School Tuesday morning, surrounded by 15 middle-school students from across the region.

The minister, the Rev. David Good of Old Lyme, talked about his trips with people of different faiths to Jerusalem, where he asks those in his...

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Religious Diversity, Pluralism Redefine "Christian" America

September 22, 2010

Author: Banan F. Malkawi

Source: Ammon News

http://en.ammonnews.net/article.aspx?articleNO=9651

A discussion of Islam and Muslims in America and America’s relation with the Muslim world may be best understood and explained when viewed from within the context of the history, development, and status of religious pluralism and diversity in the United States. 

In a conversation via video-conferencing on Tuesday held at Princess...

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In Mezuzas, a Custom Inherited By Gentiles

September 17, 2010

Author: Ann Farmer

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/18/nyregion/18mezuzahs.html?ref=religion_and_belief

The doorways inside 30 Ocean Parkway, an Art Deco building in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, are studded with mezuzas of all sizes and styles: plastic, pewter, simple, gaudy, elegant.

 

Eva Gasteazoro, who was raised Catholic, discovered a mezuza on her Brooklyn apartment when...

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