Interfaith

Malaysia Muslim Mag Sorry for Offending Christians

March 6, 2010

Author: Sean Yoong

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100306/ap_on_re_as/as_malaysia_muslims_in_church

A Malaysian magazine apologized Saturday for upsetting Christians after it published an article researched by two Muslims who pretended to be Roman Catholics and took Communion in a church.

The apology is likely to soothe frustrations among religious...

Read more about Malaysia Muslim Mag Sorry for Offending Christians

Women Of Faith Hope to Spread Ripples Of Peace

March 4, 2010

Author: Michelle Bearden

Source: Tampa Bay Online

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/mar/04/na-women-of-faith-hope-to-spread-ripples-of-peace/

What happens when you put Muslim, Christian and Jewish women in the same room to pray for peace?

"A lot of collective positive energy goes out into the universe," says Sister Anne Dougherty, a Franciscan nun who works at Academy Prep Center of Tampa.

"...

Read more about Women Of Faith Hope to Spread Ripples Of Peace

Jews, Muslims Worry Body Scanners Violate Religious Laws

March 3, 2010

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/jews_muslims_say_body_scanners_violate_religious_laws/

Canadian lawyer Kerry Gearin is planning to fly to Washington, D.C., this summer for a conference on Islamic family law, but the full-body scanners being deployed in some U.S. airports make her wonder if she’ll be forced to leave her modesty...

Read more about Jews, Muslims Worry Body Scanners Violate Religious Laws

Pakistan: Sikh Beheadings Show Dangers Minorities Face

March 2, 2010

Author: Anto Akkara

Source: Episcopal Life Online/Ecumenical News International

http://www.episcopal-life.org/81808_119963_ENG_HTM.htm

Christian groups in Pakistan and India have joined political and other religious leaders in deploring the recent beheading of two young Sikh men by a Taliban group in Pakistan, and have demanded security for religious minorities in the Muslim-majority nation.

"We condemn this diabolic act," said Victor...

Read more about Pakistan: Sikh Beheadings Show Dangers Minorities Face

Senator Draws Attention to Violation Of Rights

March 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: One News Now

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.aspx?id=915562

A U.S. senator says religious intolerance appears to be on the rise in some countries.

During a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week, Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) voiced his concerns to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and claimed religious rights are being violated in many countries.
...

Read more about Senator Draws Attention to Violation Of Rights

Iraqi Christians Protest Over Killings

March 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8542326.stm

Hundreds of Iraqi Christians have taken part in protests calling for government action after a spate of killings.

At least eight Christians have been killed in the past two weeks in the volatile northern city of Mosul.

The killings prompted an appeal by Pope Benedict on Sunday for Iraqi authorities to protect vulnerable religious minorities.

... Read more about Iraqi Christians Protest Over Killings

‘Holi’ Celebrated In Rawalpindi

March 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The News

http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=226543

The Hindu and Sikh communities celebrated ‘Holi’ — a festival of colours — to welcome spring here on Sunday. 

A large number of Hindu and Sikh families were seen throwing colours on one another to celebrate the festival. All-Pakistan Hindu and Sikh Social Welfare Council Vice President Saroop Anand told ‘The News...

Read more about ‘Holi’ Celebrated In Rawalpindi

Hindu-Muslim Clash In Holi Celebrations

March 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Siasat Daily

http://www.siasat.com/english/news/hindu-muslim-clash-holi-celebrations

Tension gripped Uttar Pradesh's Badosarai town in Barabanki district Monday afternoon following a 'minor clash' between Hindus and Muslims over Holi celebrations.

No one was seriously injured in the incident, police said.

The clash between the two communities erupted when some Hindus, who were...

Read more about Hindu-Muslim Clash In Holi Celebrations

Muslims Join Hindus to Celebrate Holi In Uttar Pradesh

March 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/lucknow/Muslims-join-Hindus-to-celebrate-Holi-in-UP/514177/H1-Article1-514198.aspx

Hindus and Muslims on Monday came together and took out a procession, called a Holi Baraat, in this Uttar Pradesh capital to celebrate the festival of colours amid communal unity.

This is a decades old tradition followed by...

Read more about Muslims Join Hindus to Celebrate Holi In Uttar Pradesh

Different Faiths Gather As One

March 1, 2010

Author: Alexia Severson

Source: The Round Up

http://www.roundupnews.com/news/different-faiths-gather-as-one-1.1179004

Speakers of different religions and backgrounds shared their views with a fairly large turnout of students willing to listen Thursday night in the Otero Room of Corbett Center.

The dialogue, sponsored by the New Mexico State University Interfaith Council, featured many campus-affiliated religious...

Read more about Different Faiths Gather As One

Hindus Urge Massachusetts Schools for Choice In Studying Of Religious Texts

February 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The First Reporter

http://www.thefirstreporter.com/entertainment/hindus-urge-massachusetts-schools-for-choice-in-studying-of-religious-texts/

Hindus have urged Massachusetts (USA) schools to either allow students the flexibility to choose the religious text to study in the class instead of just mandating one religious text on the entire...

Read more about Hindus Urge Massachusetts Schools for Choice In Studying Of Religious Texts

EU Says Bangladesh Must Curb Violence Against Buddhists And Christians

February 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Nepal News

 

The European Union has condemned last week's ethnic violence in Bangladesh. 

A number of families have been displaced from the Chittagong Hill Tract area, which has a significant Buddhist population. 

At least five people were killed and over twenty injured when a number of people from the Buddhist groups were targeted and their houses burned down. 

 

Pages