Interfaith

Study: Religion Repressed In Third Of All Nations

December 16, 2009

Author: Dave Bryan

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ioSE4vc2Ahae2I5Bke5rh5i9_hsAD9CKOMCG0

In Indonesia, Muslim groups burn down a mosque belonging to the minority Ahmadiyya. In Singapore, the government refuses to recognize Jehovah's Witnesses. In Belgium, 68 religion-based hate crimes are reported in 2007 alone.

People...

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Air Force Academy Says Religious Climate Improving

December 16, 2009

Author: Dan Elliott

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hxguLPR5dm3gs41EB02qj7nXcLpgD9CKI9H80

The Air Force Academy says religious tolerance has improved dramatically since allegations five years ago that evangelical Christians harassed cadets who didn't share their faith. Even the school's most vocal critic agrees.

"This is...

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New Pew Forum Study Measures Government Restrictions, Social Hostilities Related to Religion In 198 Countries

December 16, 2009

Burnley Primary Schools' Work Showcased In Inter-Faith Week

December 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Burnley Express

http://www.burnleyexpress.net/burnleynews/Burnley-primary-schools39-work-showcased.5908732.jp

Topics being taught in primary school religious education lessons were showcased as part of Inter-Faith week.

Work by pupils by nearly 20 primary schools in the Burnley area went on show at the Faith Centre at Burnley Campus in Barden Lane.

It was...

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PIL for Separate Buddhists Crematoriums

December 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Press Trust of India

http://www.ptinews.com/news/423117_PIL-for-separate-Buddhists-crematoriums

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Bombay High Court demanding separate crematoriums in the city for followers of Buddhist religion.

The petitioner, Gautam Korde, a Buddhist in his petition has said the Buddhists are forced to use Hindu crematoriums where they are...

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Officials Say Priest Attacks Menorah In Moldova

December 14, 2009

Author: Corneliu Rusnac

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h5QM7rGb_P_klRNQyXOJthQfGhiAD9CJ7ENO1

Dozens of people led by an Orthodox priest smashed a menorah in Moldova's capital, using hammers and iron bars to remove the candelabra during Hanukkah, officials said.

The 1.5 meter(5-foot)-tall ceremonial candelabrum was...

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Malaysia Hearings Start In Catholic 'Allah' Fight

December 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

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Lawyers for the Roman Catholic Church urged a court Monday to let Christians use "Allah" as a translation for God and overturn a government ban that has become a symbol of religious grievances in Muslim-majority Malaysia.

The High...

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Courthouse Display Debate Continues; Requests Both Religious, Controversial

December 10, 2009

Author: Erika Jacobson Moore

Source: Leesburg Today

http://www.leesburg2day.com/articles/2009/12/10/news/9956displays121009.txt

As many predicted during the debate about whether holiday displays should be allowed on the grounds of the courthouse, the controversy did not end with the vote of the Board of Supervisors last Tuesday and what started as a request to place a Christmas tree on the courthouse lawn has branched out in...

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Survey Finds Complexity In U.S. Religious Beliefs

December 10, 2009

Author: William Wan

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/09/AR2009120903712.html?hpid=topnews

Can you believe in Jesus and in astrology? The answer is a resounding yes, according to a study that shows Americans' beliefs to be more complex than might be expected.

The survey -- one of the first by a major polling group to tackle Americans' belief...

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Atheists At Christmas: Eat, Drink And Be Wary

December 9, 2009

Author: Patrick Condon

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091209/ap_on_re/us_rel_religion_today

Angie O'Neill recently moved into a new apartment complex for seniors and she's trying to make new friends. But Christmas is a tough time of year for an atheist.

"All the planned activities at this time of year revolve around the church," said O'Neill, a retiree and...

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Faiths Meet to Build Ties Across Religious Divides

December 8, 2009

Author: Christopher Landau

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8399758.stm

What happens when an imam, a priest and a rabbi get into a lift together?

It may sound like a joke, but it is an everyday occurrence at the world's largest inter-faith gathering - and such unexpected encounters are positively encouraged.

The Parliament of the World's Religions has brought together representatives from 80 nationalities and...

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Religious Leaders Discuss Interfaith Following Showing Of 'Fremont, U.S.A.'

December 7, 2009

Author: Stephanie Fenton

Source: AnnArbor.com

http://www.annarbor.com/faith/religious-leaders-discuss-interfaith-following-showing-of-fremont-usa/

Rabbis, parishioners, volunteers and interfaith workers recently participated in an active discussion following the Ann Arbor Public Library’s screening of “Fremont, U.S.A.,” a film created as part of The Pluralism Project at...

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