Interfaith

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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A Vision Of a Place for All Faiths

September 17, 2010

Author: Susan Dominus

Source: The New York Times

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

Imagine Yom Kippur 2016: a steady stream of Jews file into a gleaming 13-story building two blocks from ground zero. Maybe one peeks inside the mosque on the building’s ground floor to see whether a friend from her Turkish cooking class is there, then heads up to the third floor,...

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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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Local Muslims Find Support After Recent Controversies

September 17, 2010

Author: Helen Gray

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/09/17/2231355/local-muslims-find-support-after.html

Mustafa Hussein of the Islamic Center of Greater Kansas City didn’t know what to expect.

 

The proposed Islamic center and mosque in New York City blocks from ground zero has drawn harsh anti-Muslim reaction.

 

A Florida pastor threatened to burn...

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Interfaith at Ground Zero

September 17, 2010

Author: Diana Eck

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2010/9/17/interfaith-muslim-rauf-cordoba/

Since Sept. 11, the interfaith movement has grown exponentially in American cities, towns, and college campuses, including Harvard. Among these interfaith initiatives, is the Cordoba Initiative of Feisal Abdul Rauf. So how is it that one of America's leading Muslim advocates of closer interfaith...

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Local Muslims Find Support After Recent Controversies

September 17, 2010

Author: Helen Gray

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/09/17/2231355/local-muslims-find-support-after.html

Mustafa Hussein of the Islamic Center of Greater Kansas City didn’t know what to expect.

 

The proposed Islamic center and mosque in New York City blocks from ground zero has drawn harsh anti-Muslim reaction.

 

A Florida pastor threatened to burn...

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Papal Visit: Linking the Godless to a Lack Of Values Is Wrong, Say Critics

September 16, 2010

Author: Maev Kennedy and Riazat Butt

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/sep/16/papal-visit-linking-godless-lack-values-wrong

The pope is wrong, and unhelpful, to speak of "atheist extremism" in contemporary Britain, according to Christian, Muslim, Jewish and humanist voices.

 

Paul Handley, managing editor of the Church Times, termed the pope's remarks "a decent bit of...

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Interfaith Lunch Promotes Diversity

September 16, 2010

Author: Liz Thomas

Source: WIBC 93.1 FM

http://www.wibc.com/news/Story.aspx?ID=1280059

Hoosiers from several religious backgrounds come together to celebrate their differences.

 

The "friendship luncheon" at the Indiana Statehouse Thursday is the first in a series of cultural gatherings to foster an understanding and appreciation of the various religious communities in the state.

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