Interfaith

On All Things Religious, Obama Turns to DuBois

July 8, 2009

Author: Adelle M. Banks

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/on_all_things_religious_obama_turns_to_dubois1/

From a sparsely adorned office building a stone’s throw from the White House, Joshua DuBois carefully navigates the delicate line between church and state.

Each morning, he sends a devotional message to President Obama’s BlackBerry. He...

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Dead Man’s Religion Sparks Row: Malaysian Judge Says Law Inadequate

July 7, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaindian News

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The row over Malaysian art director Mohan Singh’s religion following his death has led to a judge observing that there is “inadequacy” in the law over non-Muslims converting to Islam.

Judge Rosnaini Saub made this observation Monday while giving the ruling that Mohan Singh was a Muslim when he died and should be buried as per the...

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A War Of Words Between Catholics And Jews

July 7, 2009

Author: Duke Helfand

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-conversion7-2009jul07,0,1041784.story

The nation's Roman Catholic bishops, looking to clarify their position on interfaith dialogue with Jews, have instead caused an uproar by issuing a recent statement that appears to endorse attempts to convert them.

The bishops' action threatens to further erode Catholic-Jewish ties that...

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Dr. Hathout Offers Prayer At LA Mayor's 2nd Inauguration

July 7, 2009

Author: Edina Lekovic

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

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Last week, MPAC Senior Advisor Dr. Maher Hathout joined a dozen local religious leaders for the Interfaith Inauguration of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's second term.

Hosted by the First AME Church, the Interfaith Inauguration Ceremony featured prayers and inspiring musical performances from the Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Buddist, and Sikh traditions.
 

Hindus Suggest Interfaith Prayers At Michael Jackson's Public Memorial Service

July 6, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Sentinel

http://www.worldsentinel.com/articles/view/108847

Hindus have suggested interfaith prayers at the public memorial service for entertainment icon Michael Jackson, reportedly planned to be held on July seven in Los Angeles.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, suggested that as Michael Jackson belonged to the whole world and he did provide "joy" to the citizens of...

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Religion Comes to Environment’s Rescue

July 5, 2009

Author: Chetan Chauhan

Source: Hindustan Times

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Where political leaders have failed to come up with a plan to save the planet from global warming, religious leaders have succeeded.

On July 6, Islamic leaders from over 50 Muslim countries, including heads of states of Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, will meet in Istanbul to sign an agreement on environment conservation.

An announcement is expected...

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Acceptance Of U.S. Muslims Grows Among Other Faiths

July 4, 2009

Author: Rachel Zoll

Source: The Tennessean

Wire Service: AP

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Sayyid Syeed remembers an interfaith event several years ago when a Jewish leader went to embrace him, saw someone snapping a photo, then suddenly pulled back.

"He said to the man, 'Stop,' '' Syeed recalled, " 'I'll lose my job.' ''

Times have changed for the Islamic Society of North...

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Lead Us to Tweet, And Forgive the Trespassers

July 4, 2009

Author: Paul Vitello

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/05/technology/internet/05twitter.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

Things went smoothly for the first hour of the Twitter experiment at Trinity Church in Manhattan on Good Friday in April.

While hundreds of worshipers watched the traditional dramatization of the Crucifixion from pews in the church, one of New York’s oldest...

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Finding Peace, Freedom In U.S.

July 4, 2009

Author: Alicia Gallegos

Source: South Bend Tribune

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Like any great story about the struggle against adversity and fight to find freedom, Masoud and Shahnaz's journey begins the day they fell in love.

At the time, the Iranian couple knew only that they wanted to marry, even with risk of strict punishment for intermingling their religions.

But the modern day Romeo and Juliet had no idea the depths their...

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Rick Warren Calls On Muslims And Christians to Work Together

July 4, 2009

Author: Jessica Terrell

Source: The Orange County Register

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Speaking to a crowd of nearly 8,000 Muslims at the Islamic Society of North America's annual convention in Washington D.C., Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren called on Muslims and Christians to form an interfaith coalition to combat prejudice and stereotypes.

While Fourth of July revelers staked out seats to watch fireworks at the nearby Capitol Building,...

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