Interfaith

Asheville Mother Grove Goddess Temple to Celebrate Spring Equinox

March 19, 2010

Author: Carole Terrell

Source: Citizen-Times

http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20100319/LIVING/303190029

After making it through the harsh winter, people in Western North Carolina are looking forward to the warm sun of spring. Some are preparing to celebrate the season's change with an ecumenical ritual.

Saturday officially marks the first day of spring, being the day of the spring equinox.

Members of Mother Grove...

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Holi Finds Mention In US Congress

March 19, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Holi-finds-mention-in-US-Congress/593081

Holi, the festival of colours, has found mention in the US Congress with an American lawmaker from New York terming it as a "visually stunning" event. 

Holi is a time when communities come together after a long winter to welcome the spring harvest, Congressman Steve Israel said in the House of...

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Matzah And Mass: Interfaith Families Tackle Their Passover-Easter Dilemma

March 18, 2010

Author: Amanda Pazornik

Source: San Francisco Jewish Community Publications

http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/57478/matzah-and-mass-interfaith-families-tackle-their-passover-easter-dilemma/

When Cathy Polinsky and Russell Belfer host a seder at their San Mateo home, the Haggadah at everyone’s place is, in a way, a reflection of the group assembled around the table. 

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New Jersey State Board Of Education Approves Pagan/Wiccan Holidays for the 2010-2011 School Year

March 17, 2010

Islamic Society Will Return to Interfaith Conference Of Greater Milwaukee

March 16, 2010

Author: Annysa Johnson

Source: Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/features/religion/87990642.html

The Islamic Society of Milwaukee, which suspended participation in the area's largest interfaith group over an incident late last year, said it will return to the organization and begin talks aimed at ensuring such slights don't occur in the future.

The society, which represents about 15,000 Muslims, distanced itself from the...

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Ireland to Hold Referendum On Blasphemy Law

March 15, 2010

Author: Henry McDonald

Source: Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/mar/15/ireland-referendum-blasphemy-law

Ireland is to hold a referendum on removing a blasphemy ban from the constitution, the justice minister announced yesterday.

At the beginning of the year, the republic introduced legislation making blasphemy a crime punishable with a fine of up to €25,000 (£22,800).

The...

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Brandeis Stands By Muslim Students

March 15, 2010

Author: Joyce Kelly

Source: Wicked Local Waltham/Daily News Tribune

http://www.wickedlocal.com/waltham/features/x1514353623/Brandeis-stands-by-Muslim-students

Standing on the edge of Brandeis University's Peace Circle, senior Beth Bowman urged the 100-plus students and faculty gathered in support of the campus' Muslim community to look around and take in the feeling of unity.

In the wake of vandalism...

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Hindu Girl Weds Muslim Boy; Now Fears for Safety Of In-Laws

March 14, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Zee News

http://www.zeenews.com/news611041.html

A Hindu girl who married a Muslim boy against the wishes of her parents has moved the High Court praying for protection of her in-laws and husband from the police and her own family members. 

A division bench of Justice AP Lavande and Justice Pramod Kode issued notices to the respondents including state home secretary and Amravati Commissioner of Police among...

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Williamsburg Jewish Students Visit Hampton Mosque And Islamic Center

March 14, 2010

Author: Prue Salasky

Source: Daily Press

http://www.dailypress.com/features/family/dp-gl_mosquevisit_0314mar14,0,433822.story

Friends Heba Elkobaitry, a Muslim of Egyptian heritage, and Nancy Lazarus, a Reform Jew from Maryland, have big goals for interfaith understanding. Members of an informal five-member "faith club" with three Christians on the Virginia Peninsula, the pair work together in the...

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State Department Criticizes Iran for Persecuting Religious Minorities

March 13, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/03/13/us.iran.religious.persecution/index.html

The State Department condemned Iran's persecution of religious minorities on Friday following the Iranian authorities' detention of Baha'is and Christians in recent months.

Iranian authorities have detained more than 45 Baha'is in the last four months, and as many as 60 Baha'is are imprisoned in...

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