Interfaith

At Mosque Opening, Tensions Permeate Interfaith Gathering

June 28, 2009

Author: Michael Paulson

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/06/28/at_mosque_opening_tensions_permeate_interfaith_gathering/

The controversy over the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury Crossing has posed one of the biggest challenges to interfaith relations in Boston in years, and the tension was readily on...

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Buddhist Teacher Shot Dead In Thai South

June 28, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSBKK423415

A female Buddhist teacher was shot dead by suspected insurgents in Thailand's restive Muslim south on Sunday, police said.

Two gunmen riding a motorcycle fled after killing the 38-year-old victim on a road in Narathiwat province.

In an incident in the south on Saturday a suspected insurgent and two security officers died in a gun...

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Zen Buddhist Monk Aids Peace Efforts In Native Belfast

June 27, 2009

Author: Damien Okado-Gough

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Japan Times

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=9,8326,0,0,1,0

When the Zen monk Dogen Zenji returned to Japan from China in 1227 with the ideas that would become the Soto school of Zen, could he have imagined that centuries later, on the other side of the world, those very ideas would be used by people to try to overcome their society's deeply rooted conflict? Most likely not,...

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Wave Of Interfaith Programs Move Across St. Louis Like the Summer Heat

June 27, 2009

Author: Tim Townsend

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/columnists.nsf/keepthefaith/story/E9ACE69AF2B909F4862575E1007E830A?OpenDocument

Apparently, besides bringing near-100-degree temperature, a lot of sweat and huge air-conditioning bills, this summer's first heat wave is also bringing a wave of interfaith dialogue to St. Louis.

Last week...

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For Bahais, a Crackdown Is Old News

June 26, 2009

Author: Samuel G. Freedman

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/27/us/27religion.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

Sometimes during the past two weeks, making her rounds as a hospital resident, Dr. Saughar Samali has caught a glimpse of television news in a patient’s room or heard a bulletin on the radio in the family-practice office. Against her desire, against her better judgment, she has been plunged...

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Manufacturers Respond to the Demand for Modest Swimwear

June 26, 2009

Author: Michelle Chabin

Source: The Kansas City Star/Religion News Service

http://www.kansascity.com/255/story/1288422.html

Devora, an Orthodox Jewish woman, never felt comfortable in the sleek, revealing bathing suits sold at the stores she frequented in her native France or in her adopted Israel.

While she ordinarily wears fashionable skirts that fall below the knee and blouses that extend to her wrists, Devora, 31, was unable to find a...

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Mosque Opening Met With Opposition In Boston

June 26, 2009

Author: Prat Thakkar

Source: NECN

http://www.necn.com/Boston/New-England/2009/06/26/Mosque-opening-met-with/1246051819.html

It was a project two decades in the making which almost never happened. Today a brand a new mosque opened in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood. The Muslim community is celebrating, however there are others who have ongoing reservations about the facility.

Those opponents gathered...

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Winchester-Frederick Habitat Build Draws Groups Of Faith

June 25, 2009

Author: Alex Bridges

Source: The Northern Virginia Daily

http://www.nvdaily.com/news/2009/06/winchester-frederick-habitat-build-draws.html

Sometimes it takes faith to build a home.

A new house project for Winchester-Frederick County Habitat for Humanity draws together representatives of numerous faiths in the area.

Organizers of Habitat for Humanity's first-ever Interfaith Build in Frederick County...

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"When Muslims Saved Jews," a Commentary by Eboo Patel

June 25, 2009

Author: Eboo Patel

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/eboo_patel/2009/06/besa_world_war_ii_re-told.html

"As Muslims we welcomed them all. We welcomed them with bread, salt, and our hearts."

We hear many accounts of what happened during the Holocaust. The atrocities committed; the times and places in which unspeakable acts against humankind occurred; the millions of...

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New Multi-Faith Center to Expand Campus Religious Life

June 23, 2009

Author: Laura Smith

Source: The Pendulum

http://www.elon.edu/pendulum/Story.aspx?id=2310

Elon University is in the planning stages for it's first ever multi-faith center. The center will house an open space without fixed furniture or pews and will allow for students of all faiths to meet and worship, said Associate Chaplain and Director of Religious Life Phil Smith.

"We have students from a greater variety of faiths," Smith said.

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Collective Prayer Marks Interfaith Day

June 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2009

Interfaith League Against Poverty (ILAP) on Monday organised a collective prayer of different religions and a poster exhibition to promote interfaith peace and harmony in the country.

More than 100 Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, Christians and Bahais turned up at the ILAP’s F-8/4 offices to attend the event, which marked the World Interfaith Day....

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