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Campaign Seeks to Eliminate Religious Discrimination In Workplace

April 18, 2010

Author: Nikki Roberti

Source: Axcess News

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When Zainab Al-Suwaij's interviewer asked in a displeased tone if she wore her head scarf every day, Al-Suwaij knew her job interview was over.

Many Muslim women wear hijabs in accordance with their faith, but these practices can restrict their chances to find jobs.

Now she is executive director of the American Islamic Congress, a group she co-founded  to...

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Dallas’ Cathedral Of Hope Puts Final Beams Into Place for Interfaith Peace Chapel

April 16, 2010

Author: David Taffet

Source: Dallas Voice

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The final beams for the $3.7 million Interfaith Peace Chapel at Cathedral of Hope were hoisted into place on Wednesday, April 14.

The chapel is part of a larger design by architect Philip Johnson that was his major project before his death at age 98 in 2005.

Before the final two girders were lifted into place and...

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Interfaith Cricket Scheme Praised In Leeds

April 15, 2010

Author: Simon Rocker

Source: The Jewish Chronicle

http://www.thejc.com/community/community-life/30443/interfaith-cricket-scheme-praised-leeds

An interfaith cricket scheme launched by Leeds Jewish Representative Council has been showcased nationally as a model of bridge-building between communities.

It is the recipient of a £12,000 "Faith in Action" grant from the government-sponsored Community...

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Survey Finds Africa Is Most Religious Part Of World

April 15, 2010

Author: Chika Oduah

Source: The Pew Forum/Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=19969

Researchers say they've found the most religious place on Earth -- between the southern border of the Sahara Desert and the tip of South Africa.

Religion is "very important" to more than three-quarters of the population in 17 of 19 sub-Saharan nations, according to a new survey.

In contrast, in the United States, the world's...

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Africans Worried About Future Religious Conflict

April 15, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CBS News

Wire Service: AP

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More than a quarter of people in sub-Saharan Africa worry about future conflict along religious lines, though concerns in Rwanda and Nigeria are even higher, according to a new survey on religious attitudes released Thursday.

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, which conducted the survey, however, found that...

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Jewish Bedtime Stories And Books Help Kids Learn Heritage

April 14, 2010

Author: Joe Burris

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/parenting/bs-pa-jewish-bedtime-stories-2-20100412,0,7929809.story

Erin Nicolson sifted through her collection of bedtime books and held up her favorite: "Hanna's Sabbath Dress," by Itzhak Schweiger-Dmi'el, about a girl waiting to try on a new outfit, once customary during the Jewish period of rest.

While the 4-...

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UK Allows Sikh Docs to Wear 'Karas'

April 13, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

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The UK Health Department has relaxed its "no jewellery" rule for Sikh employees allowing them to wear karas, as long as they can be moved up the arm during direct contact with patients. 

They have also revised rules for Muslim doctors and nurses, allowing them to opt out of strict dress codes designed to tackle the...

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Chicago Dad Can Take Daughter to Church, Judge Rules In Interfaith Divorce

April 13, 2010

Author: Lisa Donovan

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

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In a divorce case that’s drawn national attention, a Chicago man who claims he has returned to his Catholic roots will be allowed to take his 3-year-old daughter to church, despite the objections of the girl’s Jewish mother, a Cook County judge ruled this afternoon.

Cook County Judge Renee Goldfarb previously had denied Joseph Reyes’...

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Secret Shrine Shared By Muslims And Christians

April 13, 2010

Author: Dusko Arsovski

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8618275.stm

Up 240 steps, behind a padlocked wooden door, is a shrine holy to both Christian and Muslim believers.

It is not well known. Wary of flocks of tourists, the people in Makedonski Brod, in south-western Macedonia, have kept its existence a well-guarded secret for years.

The aged building, marked only by a cross from outside, is decorated within by Christian...

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McKee Opens Doors to All With New Interfaith Chapel

April 13, 2010

Author: Katie Looby

Source: Loveland Connection

http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20100413/LOVELAND01/100412028

Every time people walk into the new interfaith chapel at McKee Medical Center, it will feel like autumn in Colorado.

Three-dimensional yellow Aspen leaves cover a double-sided window allowing light to shine in and give life to the painted leaves.

This type of room is unique to McKee, said Chaplain Bruce Rippe,...

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Omid Djlalili, UK's Iranian Comic, Takes On the Muslim-Jewish Divide

April 12, 2010

Author: Michael Theodoulou

Source: The National

http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100412/FOREIGN/704119940/1135/NEWS

Portly, besuited and bald, Omid Djalili glides into the spotlight with his remarkably graceful, trademark belly-dance. He sports a winning grin and swings his microphone suggestively at midriff level.

Like all successful comedians, he has his audience tittering before...

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Egypt Sectarian Clashes Up, Gov't Action Weak: Study

April 12, 2010

Author: Dina Zayed

Source: Reuters

http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE63B01B20100412

Egypt must face up to increasing sectarian violence and prosecute offenders in order to stave off a further rise in such attacks, a rights group said on Sunday.

"The state does not have a plan to quash sectarian tension and it does not even acknowledge its existence," Hossam Bahgat, director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights,...

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