Interfaith

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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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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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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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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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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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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