Interfaith

Tours Of Faith Begin Next Month

January 13, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Peace Arch News

http://www.bclocalnews.com/surrey_area/peacearchnews/community/81370477.html

Starting Feb. 21, the Surrey Neighbouring Faiths Program – an informal, grassroots network of members from 11 local faith communities – will offer families the chance to learn about the faith traditions of their neighbours.

The Early Explorers program takes children and families on...

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Stones Thrown At Malaysian Sikh Temple Following Religious Row

January 13, 2010

Author: January 13, 2010

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6985866.ece

Malaysian Sikhs have become the latest group to be dragged into a violent controversy about the use of the word Allah, with the stoning of Sikh temple following a series of arson attacks on Christian churches.

Vandals damaged a mirror, but caused no injuries, when they threw stones into the courtyard of the...

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Muslim And Sikh Boxers Fight to Overturn Beard Ban

January 13, 2010

Author: Catrin Nye

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/8451615.stm

Muslim and Sikh groups are challenging a ruling which bans amateur boxers from the ring if they have a beard.

The Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE) recently ruled that all fighters had to be clean shaven to allow cuts to the face to be seen.

It came after Mohammed Patel, a 25-year-old bearded Muslim boxer from Bolton, was stopped...

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Obama Faith Council Debates Religious Icons

January 12, 2010

Author: William Wan

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/undergod/2010/01/obama_faith_council_debates_religious_icons.html

Obama's faith council is finalizing its draft report this week, and one of the key debates that emerged from the phone conference yesterday was whether there should be rules requiring religious groups to cover up religious symbols if they...

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Putting Their Faith Into the Foreclosure Fight

January 11, 2010

Author: Jenifer B. McKim

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/realestate/news/articles/2010/01/11/putting_their_faith_into_the_foreclosure_fight/

For Nylton Andrade, preventing home foreclosures is not just a personal priority. It’s a matter of religious faith.

Andrade, who was laid off from a teaching job at Boston’s Madison Park High School in June, is hoping to...

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Hindu Statesman Zed Dialogues With Religious Leaders

January 10, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Merinews

http://www.merinews.com/article/hindu-statesman-zed-dialogues-with-religious-leaders/15793810.shtml

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed engaged in dialogue with Catholic-Muslim-Protestant-Buddhist-Jewish leaders in Nevada, United States of America, where they attempted to find connections among Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism.

This...

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Press Release On Recent Church Bombings In Malaysia

January 10, 2010

Author: Anwar Ibrahim

Source: Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding

http://cmcu.georgetown.edu/86516.html

We are outraged by the tragic attacks on our Christian brothers and sisters and reiterate our unequivocal condemnation of the bombing of churches in Malaysia. Today’s attack on the oldest standing church in Malaysia, the All Saints Church in Taiping, is an attack on our nation’s heritage.

As a nation we...

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Christians And Muslims In Egypt Trade Attacks After Fatal Shootings

January 9, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/10/world/middleeast/10egypt.html

Muslims and Christians set fire to one another’s homes and shops near the southern Egyptian town of Nagaa Hamady on Saturday, three days after a gunman killed six Coptic Christians in drive-by shootings, security officers said.

“Four houses and a shop...

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Hindus, Buddhists Face Off Over Temple Custody

January 9, 2010

Author: Iftikhar Gilani

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010%5C01%5C09%5Cstory_9-1-2010_pg7_37

Hindus and Buddhists have come into conflict in the Buddhist holy city of Gaya in the Indian province of Bihar, over the custody of the Mahabodhi Temple. A group of Buddhists have been on a hunger strike for the last week, demanding ‘liberation’ of their holiest shrine, the...

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Malaysian Churches Fire-Bombed As 'Allah' Row Escalates

January 8, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8447450.stm

Three churches have been attacked in Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur, ahead of protests by Muslim groups.

The administrative offices of one church were destroyed by a firebomb attack and one of the other two churches attacked was slightly damaged.

Some Muslim groups are angry at a court decision allowing non-Muslims to use the word Allah to refer...

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