Interfaith

Interfaith Movement Gains New Strength

April 5, 2010

Author: Julia Duin

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/apr/05/interfaith-movement-gains-new-strength/

When FaithHouse Manhattan has its twice-monthly interfaith gatherings, the guest list is a carnival of religious belief and creed.

An Islamic Sufi dervish greets you at the door, but the program director, an Episcopalian, makes the announcements. A rabbi, a female Muslim...

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Project Helps Jewish And Muslim Teens Cooperate, Form Friendships

April 4, 2010

Author: Dana Bartholomew

Source: Daily News Los Angeles

http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_14820626

Danielle Feuer and July Aye both study hard, share Facebook friends and worship the same God.

But one is Jewish, the other Muslim, working side-by-side among a dozen interfaith teens on Sunday to sort food at a Van Nuys food bank.

"The whole point of our group is to not be confrontational, but to learn about each other and to discuss issues in a...

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Father In Custody Case Can't Take Girl to Easter Service

April 3, 2010

Author: Manya A. Brachear

Source: The Washington Post/Chicago Tribune

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/02/AR2010040203907.html

A Chicago man in a contentious divorce and custody dispute was told by a judge this week that he cannot take his daughter to Catholic services on Easter.

The order maintains an injunction imposed against Joseph Reyes last year after he had the girl baptized...

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Air Force Academy Closes Investigation Into Alleged 'Hate Crime'

April 2, 2010

Author: Lance Benzel

Source: Colorado Springs Gazette

http://www.gazette.com/articles/academy-96589-air-force.html

Air Force Academy officials said today they may never know who left a large wooden cross at the campus’ recently constructed Earth-centered worship circle – or why.

Investigators closed their probe into the Jan. 17 incident a little more than a month after it began, saying they exhausted efforts to find...

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Christians Mark Easter In Strife-Scarred Northern Nigeria

April 2, 2010

Author: Aminu Abubakar

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hJ7O7BMY_fn2bCL5ZoZd962nLIrg

Thousands of devout Christians thronged the dusty streets of Kano in Nigeria's predominantly Muslim north to mark Jesus' crucification in a show of sharply improved sectarian ties in a city previously notorious for religious intolerance.

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Governor Signs Repeal On Teachers' Religious Dress; Ban Will Lift In July 2011

April 1, 2010

Author: Betsy Hammond

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2010/04/governor_signs_repeal_on_teach.html

With supporters of religious freedom looking on, Gov. Ted Kulongoski signed a bill this morning that will end Oregon's ban on teachers wearing head scarves and other religious attire. 

The ban won't lift until after the 2010-11 school year. The rationale for the...

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Six Killed In Thailand's Insurgency-Plagued South

April 1, 2010

Author: Surapan Boonthanom and Jason Szep

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6302EI20100401

Suspected Islamic insurgents shot dead six Buddhist villagers in Thailand's restive south Thursday, police said, the latest attack in the troubled region bordering Malaysia.

The villagers in Narathiwat province were believed to have been ambushed, said police Colonel Sanit Suwanno. Two bodies were found in a pick-up truck and four...

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Malaysian Custody Dispute Lost Between Courts

April 1, 2010

Author: Liz Gooch

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/02/world/asia/02malay.html

Through most of their 17-year marriage, M. Indira Gandhi says she and her husband observed rituals that she considered integral to their Hindu faith. Each morning they would pray before a shrine and on Fridays they would fast. During festivals they donned brightly colored, traditional outfits to attend their local temple.

Those were...

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Buddhists, Muslims & Christians Wash the Feet Of the Homeless This Easter

April 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Christianity Today

http://au.christiantoday.com/article/buddhists-muslims-christians-wash-the-feet-of-the-homeless-this-easter/7907.htm

This Easter, Sydney's homeless will have their feet washed just as Jesus washed the feet of his disciples.

"Each year I wash the feet of the homeless at my Exodus Foundation", said Rev. Crews. "It is very...

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Muslim Students In London University Prayer Room Row

April 1, 2010

Author: Poonam Taneja

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/8598455.stm

Some Muslim students at City University in London are praying in the street in a row over prayer room facilities.

The university closed a prayer room after Muslim students were attacked in November. A new multi-faith room was opened the following month.

A group of Muslim students now refuse to use the facility as they say...

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Anti-Buddhist Vandalism Denounced In Kentucky

March 31, 2010

Author: Tan Ong

Source: The Chakra

http://www.chakranews.com/anti-buddhist-vandalism-denounced-in-kentucky/640

Interfaith religion supporters recently denounced acts of vandalism on a Buddhist temple in Louisville, Kentucky. A local Buddhist temple was vandalized by culprits wanting to spread hatred and fear among the Buddhists in the area.  These acts are counter to the areas efforts to build acceptance and religious...

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US Exhibit Shows Complex Christian-Jewish Ties In Medieval Spain

March 31, 2010

Author: Chris Herlinger

Source: Ecumenical News International

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=3955

 

An exhibit in New York illuminates the complex relationship between Christians and Jews in medieval Spain and shows that producing art was often a cooperative, interfaith enterprise. The exhibit, "Uneasy Communion: Jews, Christians, and the Altarpieces of Medieval Spain," at the Museum of Biblical Art, does not...

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