Interfaith

At Mayor’s Breakfast, ‘Interfaith’ Means Atheists, Too

January 7, 2010

Author: Daniel E. Slotnik

Source: The New York Times

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/07/atheists-attend-mayors-interfaith-breakfast-for-the-first-time/

Six newcomers to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s annual interfaith breakfast stood out in the crowd of more than 400 religious leaders draped in vestments varying from turban to cassock. But the coterie did not draw...

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Court Dismisses Atheist's Lawsuit Regarding Fort Riley

January 7, 2010

Source: The Kansas City Star

Wire Service: AP

http://www.kansascity.com/news/breaking_news/story/1670238.html

A federal judge in Kansas dismissed a lawsuit Thursday by an atheist soldier who claimed his rights were violated because he had to attend events where prayers were said while stationed at Fort Riley.

U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil ruled Army Spc. Dustin Chalker failed to exhaust all other alternatives before he...

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Christians Find Oman an Oasis Of Religious Tolerance

January 6, 2010

Author: Saleh al Shaibany

Source: The National

http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100107/FOREIGN/701069854/1011

As another Christmas season winds down, Christians in Oman say they enjoy tolerance and a number of privileges in this deeply conservative Muslim society and that the country’s ruler has made a point of supporting the diverse community.

“We are lucky that His Majesty...

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Vandalism At Mosque, Interfaith Display, Suspected As Hate Crimes

January 5, 2010

Author: Salvador Hernandez

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/news/display-226852-hate-islamic.html

The Council on American-Islamic Relations denounced two incidents of what it called "anti-Islam hate" after a Quran was found burned in a mosque parking lot and a Muslim component of a holiday display was defaced, both on New Year's Day.

Munira Syeda, spokeswoman for CAIR, said that although the two...

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Religion Communicators Congress to Address Changes In Technology

January 5, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Worldwide Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2010/01/msg00009.html

Religion Communicators Congress to address changes in technology, society and the place of religion in society.  More than 1,000 communications professionals from different from different faiths, different countries, and different areas of faith communication will gather under the theme "Embracing Change: Communicating Faith in Today's World" April 7-10, 2010 at...

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Area Catholics, Hindus Mark New Year With Hope, Optimism

January 2, 2010

Author: Christine Rook

Source: Lansing State Journal

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20100102/NEWS01/1020328

In a world fraught with anger and conflict and violence, there were thoughts of peace on the first day of this new year.

Greater Lansing residents gathered to hope for a better future, offering prayers at places such as the Bharatiya Temple of Lansing in Haslett and at Cristo Rey Church in Lansing.

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Muslim-Hindu Punk Rock Bands Part Of New Movement

January 2, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Canadian Press/Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5iCiajeQeoEwcGGTlkvqD89S_JxxA

A small but growing South Asian and Middle Eastern punk rock movement is attracting children of Muslim and Hindu immigrants and sparking new bands across America.

Bands like The Kominas (kuh-MEE'-nahs), based...

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Give Protection to Muslim Woman, Hindu Husband: HC

December 31, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/give-protection-to-muslim-woman-hindu-husband-hc/561888/

The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court has directed the Sivaganga District police to provide protection to a Muslim woman and her Hindu husband, who reportedly received threats after their recent marriage.

When the case came up for hearing on Wednesday, the couple...

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Malaysian Court Rules Non-Muslims May Call God Allah

December 31, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8435975.stm

A court in Malaysia has ruled that Christians have a constitutional right to use the word Allah to refer to God.

The High Court said a government ban on non-Muslims using the word was unconstitutional.

The court was ruling on a lawsuit filed by the Herald, a publication of the Catholic Church in Malaysia, in 2007.

The authorities had...

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