Interfaith

STU Students Bring Religious Groups Together to Share Common Threads

April 9, 2010

Author: Alexandra Davis

Source: The Daily Gleaner

http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/cityregion/article/1011780

Representatives from Fredericton's faith communities celebrated their similarities and their differences Thursday.

A ritual studies class at St. Thomas University took the lead in organizing the first Celebration of Faith in Diversity at the university, bringing together 13 faith communities with students, educators,...

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Muslims, Sikhs Welcome Change In Airport Security Screenings

April 8, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Houston Chronicle/Religion News Service

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6950048.html

Muslim and Sikh groups praised the Transportation Security Administration for rolling back screening rules on passengers arriving from 14 primarily Islamic countries, even as some worry that profiling will continue.

The new rules had been enacted after a Nigerian Muslim man tried and failed to...

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In West Warwick, Islamic School Goes to Church

April 8, 2010

Author: Tatiana Pina

Source: The Providence Journal

http://www.projo.com/news/content/FLOOD_ISLAMIC_SCHOOL_04-08-10_SSI1GKJ_v18.3a54fd5.html

By all accounts, Rose Achabi is a shy person.

But as she sat through Easter service at the Full Life Christian Fellowship Church, she could no longer hold her tongue.

At the Islamic School of Rhode Island at 840 Providence St., where she is a teacher’s...

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Students Gather for Second Annual Interfaith Dinner

April 8, 2010

Author: Andrea Ordonez

Source: The Hofstra Chronicle

http://www.hofstrachronicle.com/news/students-gather-for-second-annual-interfaith-dinner-1.1312114

Students of different religions on campus gathered March 24 for the second annual Interfaith Dinner. Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement, the Office of Multicutural & International Student Programs, Hofstra Hillel, the InterVarsity...

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Muslims See Double Standard In ‘Terrorist' Label

April 8, 2010

Author: Omar Sacribey

Source: The Houston Chronicle/Religion News Service

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6950037.html

When 19 Muslim men crashed two planes into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, it was widely labeled “Islamic terrorism,” even as many Muslims cringed at the term.

So when nine members of a Michigan-based Christian militia, fueled by visions of the apocalypse, laid plans to gun...

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Bridging Religions: 'Challenge Of the 21st Century'

April 7, 2010

Author: Julia Duin

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/apr/07/bridging-religions-challenge-of-the-21st-century/

Rabbi Marc Schneier's Upper East Side office at the Foundation For Ethnic Understanding is relatively stark; a bookshelf here, an abstract painting there, and little hint of the outsized role he's played in bringing opposites together.

When he founded...

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Malaysia Sets Up Interfaith Committee to Ease Religious Tensions

April 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Earth Times

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/317462,malaysia-sets-up-interfaith-committee-to-ease-religious-tensions.html

Malaysia has set up an interfaith committee of religious leaders to promote better understanding between the country's Muslim majority and other faiths, news reports said Wednesday. 

The committee would make...

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Wyo. State Prison Caters to Inmates' Religions

April 7, 2010

Author: Nicholas DeMarino

Source: CBS4/Rawlins Daily Times

Wire Service: AP

http://cbs4denver.com/wireapnewswy/From.Baptist.to.2.1617249.html

There's a Native American talking stick mounted on the wall, a series of volumes about Scientology on the bookshelf and a few Bibles strewn about Raymond Spray's office in the south facility of the Wyoming State Penitentiary.

"We recognize 17 different...

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Unique Hindu Baccalaureate Service Enters Third Year

April 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Nevada News

http://www.unr.edu/nevadanews/templates/details.aspx?articleid=5396&zoneid=15

Hindu Baccalaureate Service (Dikshant Utsav), held for the first time in Western USA at University of Nevada-Reno (UNR) in May 2008, enters third year. 
 
Organized by Indo-American leader Rajan Zed in collaboration with Indian Student Organization and South Asian Association of UNR, it...

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Ohio Christian Convert Fights to Stay In US

April 6, 2010

Author: Matt Leingang

Source: WKOW

Wire Service: AP

http://www.wkowtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=12257775

A teenage girl who converted to Christianity and ran away from home is being blocked by her Muslim parents from fighting the possibility of deportation, her attorney told a judge Monday in an ongoing custody dispute.

Rifqa Bary, 17, who fled home last year and stayed with a Florida minister whom she met on...

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United States Offers Europe An Interfaith Model

April 6, 2010

Author: Julia Duin

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/apr/06/us-offers-europe-an-interfaith-model/print/

It was a warm summer afternoon in the new U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and some European rabbis and imams were exchanging bearhugs.

Imam Mohamed Kajjaj, vice president of the Council of Muslim Theologians of Belgium, waxed eloquent about all the Muslim-Jewish give...

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