Interfaith

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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New York City Council Majority Demands End to MTA's "Turban-Branding" Policy

June 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org/advisories/TurbanBrandingPressConference.htm

On Tuesday, a majority of the New York City Council called on the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to end a policy requiring Sikh workers to brand their turbans with the MTA logo. 27 of the Council's 51 members sent a letter to Howard Roberts, president of MTA New York City Transit, charging that the...

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Interfaith Group Looks to Expand Cultural Understanding

June 22, 2009

Author: Audrey M. Marks

Source: The Observer

http://www.hcnonline.com/articles/2009/06/22/spring_observer/news/26interfaithcouncilwv.txt

Riding the success of their first dinner dialogue event, the Interfaith Council of Spring plans to host more events to help strengthen understanding between faith and cultures in Northwest Houston.

Cynthia Stetzer, a co-chair for the dinner dialogues, said close to...

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Inside Britain's First Hindu State-Funded Faith School

June 21, 2009

Author: Emily Dugan

Source: The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/inside-britains-first-hindu-statefunded-faith-school-1711566.html

"I like the tree position best," says five-year-old Sadhana, standing perfectly still on one leg, hands clasped in prayer. She is one of a row of children perched like stalks on miniature yoga mats as calming...

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American Hindus Laud Obama

June 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NVO News

http://nvonews.com/2009/06/20/american-hindus-laud-obama/

Hindus have applauded US President Barack Obama for including “Hindus” in his remarks to Esperanza National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast and Conference in Washington DC on July 19.

Obama said in this address: “So as we join in prayer, we remember that this is a nation of Christians and Muslims and Jews and Hindus and non-...

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Del City, Midwest City Educators Receive Lesson About Religious Liberties

June 20, 2009

Author: Chris Schutz

Source: NewsOK

http://newsok.com/del-city-midwest-city-educators-receive-lesson-about-religious-liberties/article/3379084#comments

True or false:

A: A Sikh student can wear a ceremonial dagger to school.

B: A Roman Catholic student can give a talk in class about how she learned to pray the rosary.

C: A Jewish boy can come to school...

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