Interfaith

Demolition Of Hindu Temple Triggers Protest In Rawalpindi

July 20, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Express India

http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/Demolition-of-Hindu-temple-triggers-protest-in-Rawalpindi/649340/

The demolition of part of an 87-year-old temple triggered protests by the minority Hindu community in the Pakistani garrison city of Rawalpindi before authorities said they would prevent the rest of the shrine from being pulled down.

Hundreds...

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Md. Weighs Allowing Inmates' Own Clergy At Death

July 19, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gQbvkJHpaJR6xF25XfRpew2939yAD9H20CM06

Maryland is considering becoming one of the few states to allow condemned inmates to choose a clergy member not employed by the state to be in the execution chamber when they die.

Corrections officials must balance the sensitive...

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No Student Tests On Two Muslim Holidays

July 18, 2010

Author: Elisabeth Hulette

Source: The Capital

http://www.hometownannapolis.com/news/top/2010/07/18-47/No-student-tests-ontwo-Muslim-holidays.html

No tests will be scheduled in the county's public schools on two Muslim holidays this year: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

Local Muslim leaders have been requesting the change for two years, arguing that students who practice Islam and are granted...

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Chinese Turn to Religion to Fill a Spiritual Vacuum

July 18, 2010

Author: Louisa Lim

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128544048

Alongside China's astonishing economic boom, an almost unnoticed religious boom has quietly been taking place.

In the country's first major survey on religious beliefs, conducted in 2006, 31.4 percent of about 4,500 people questioned described themselves as religious. That amounts to more than 300 million religious believers, an...

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Hindu Minority Homeless In Kashmir

July 15, 2010

Author: Prerna Suri

Source: Al Jazeera English

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/07/2010714144652155297.html

Muslim separatist groups have been fighting Indian rule in Kashmir for two decades. New Delhi blames Pakistan for supporting them. Pakistan denies the claim.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed in the conflict.

In the lead-up to talks between the two countriesin Islamabad on Thursday...

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Hindu Statesman Zed Lauds Church Of England for Allowing Female Bishops

July 14, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sify News

Wire Service: ANI

http://sify.com/news/hindu-statesman-zed-lauds-church-of-england-for-allowing-female-bishops-news-international-khosOcdjgij.html

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has extolled Church of England for its decision to allow women bishops, calling it a 'step in the right direction'.

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Capital Culture: Lawmakers Turn to Faith Leaders

July 13, 2010

Author: Christine Simmons

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/13/AR2010071300353.html

When senators were tripping over one another to run for president in 2008, a number of them turned to a Senate adviser to discuss campaign challenges and opportunities. It didn't matter that their opponents were talking to the same...

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The Baha'is Of Ivel: Undaunted Spirit

July 11, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha’i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/782

Following the demolition of Baha'i homes in the Iranian village of Ivel –reported last week – there is another story that must also be told: that of sympathetic villagers who have commiserated with their Baha'i neighbors over the injustices they have been forced to endure.

It is also the story of an undaunted spirit and a commitment to social good that...

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