Interfaith

As Lives And Houses Shattered In Haiti Quake, So Did Some Religious Differences

January 17, 2010

Author: Manuel Roig-Franzia

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/16/AR2010011603140.html

At night, voices rise in the street. Sweet, joyful, musical voices in lyric Creole. A symphony of hope in a landscape of despair.

"It doesn't mean anything if Satan hates me, because God loves me," sing the women at Jeremy Square, their faces almost invisible in the...

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Local Coptic Christians Protest Persecution

January 17, 2010

Author: Kevin Wiatrowski

Source: Tampa Bay Online

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/jan/17/na-local-coptic-christians-protest-persecution/

A fatal shooting last week in southern Egypt drew hundreds of Coptic Christians to the streets of Tampa in protest Saturday afternoon.

Members of Coptic churches from Clearwater, Tampa and Sarasota attended the rally. People waved posters...

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Multi-Faith Peace Gardens At the Nothe

January 16, 2010

Author: Martin Lea

Source: Dorset Echo

http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/4854415.Multi_faith_peace_gardens_at_the_Nothe/

The roots of a unique project are being laid to create a symbol of peace and harmony.

People of all denominations are working to transform the former Quakers burial ground at the Nothe in Weymouth into a multi-faith peace garden.

The overgrown site next to the Nothe Tavern was cleared...

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Rum Bottle Thrown At Malaysia Mosque Amid Tension

January 16, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/16/AR2010011600848.html

Vandals threw a rum bottle at a mosque in the first attack on a Muslim house of worship after almost a dozen similar assaults on churches in Malaysia the past week, police said Saturday.

Police have dismissed the attacks as...

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US Concerned At Coptic Christian Arrests In Egypt

January 16, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jXIQ9JvnslGT10QTKUHdgEFW562Q

The United States said it was "deeply concerned" at the arrests Saturday of Coptic Christians heading to show support for fellow Copts killed and injured in Egypt earlier this month.

"The United States is deeply concerned by today's arrests of...

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Catholic Church Seeks 'Official' Status In Turkey

January 16, 2010

Author: Luigi Sandri

Source: Ekklesia

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/11030

Pope Benedict XVI has called for the Roman Catholic Church to be given legal recognition in Muslim-majority but politically secular Turkey, which has faced criticism of its treatment of religious minorities as it seeks to become a member of the European Union.

Receiving Kenan Gürsoy, the new Turkish ambassador to the Vatican, on 7 January 2009, Pope Benedict said that Catholics...

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Interfaith Arts Event Aims to Bring Forth ‘Winter’s Light’

January 15, 2010

Author: Rick Hellman

Source: Kansas City Jewish Chronicle

http://www.kcjc.com/201001159001/news/interfaith-arts-event-aims-to-bring-forth-winters-light.html

“Winter’s Light,” a multi-faith storytelling and arts event that has proven successful in Atlanta, is being replicated here next Saturday evening by the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council. (See below for details)...

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Dallas-Area Christians, Muslims And Jews Will Worship Together

January 15, 2010

Author: Jim Jones

Source: Star-Telegram

http://www.star-telegram.com/local/story/1897561.html

Do Christians hate Muslims? Are all Muslims terrorists? Do Jews greedily control the banking and entertainment industries?

Such negative stereotypes based on fear, suspicion and misinformation need to be dispelled, local religious leaders say.

"It’s critical," said the Rev. Bob Roberts, pastor of NorthWood Church in Keller, whose...

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Message From ISNA President Dr. Ingrid Mattson On the Haitian Earthquake

January 14, 2010

Author: Dr. Ingrid Mattson

Source: Islamic Society of North America

http://www.isna.net/articles/News/Message-from-ISNA-president-Dr-Ingrid-Mattson-on-the-Haitian-Earthquake.aspx

It has been reported that a prominent Christian leader, Pat Robertson, has said that Haiti has been “cursed” by a “pact with the devil.” Fortunately, this is not the mainstream Christian...

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Three Killed, 17 Wounded In Attacks In Thai South

January 14, 2010

Author: Surapan Boonthanom, Ambika Ahuja and Alan Raybould

Source: Reuters

http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-45385320100114

A series of drive-by shootings and bombings killed three people and wounded 17 in Thailand's restive Muslim south, police said on Thursday.

Unknown assailants shot dead and burned the bodies of a Buddhist couple who were riding to work on a motorcycle on Thursday morning in Pattani province...

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Group Works to Counter Negative View Of Muslims

January 14, 2010

Author: Stefano Esposito

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1990227,CST-NWS-muslim14.article

It's hard to deny the power of an Osama bin Laden taped message to foment anti-Muslim sentiment in America.

But a Chicago-based coalition wants to blunt that sort of message by sharing the real-life stories of Muslims living, working and praying in America.

"It's about humanizing our respective stories...

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