Interfaith

Religious Leaders Urge Middle East Peace In Letters to Obama

May 22, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PBS

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/category/headlines/

Interfaith leaders are praising President Obama for trying to jump-start the Middle East peace process. As Obama met with Israel’s new prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, at the White House Monday (May 18), a coalition of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish leaders released a statement calling for new efforts to revive stalled peace talks.

N.Y. Synagogue Hosts Diverse Meeting After Bomb Threat

May 22, 2009

Author: Shawn Cohen

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-05-22-bomb-plot-diverse-meeting_N.htm

Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders this morning gathered to denounce religious hatred and express solidarity two days after a Riverdale terrorist plot was foiled.

They spoke in a joint news conference at the Riverdale Jewish Center, one of two sites targeted by four men who had allegedly planned...

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At Interfaith Gathering, Director Gives Update On Obama Faith/Neighborhood Initiatives

May 22, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: MinnPost.com

http://www.minnpost.com/scottrussell/2009/05/22/9004/at_interfaith_gathering_director_gives_update_on_obama_faithneighborhood_initiatives

So a Shia Muslim, a Sunni Muslim and an Orthodox pastor are standing in a Presbyterian Church ...

It sounds like the start of a joke, but the three men were simply waiting to...

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NYC Police: Terror Suspects Wanted to Commit Jihad

May 21, 2009

Author: Tom McElroy

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/21/AR2009052100424.html?hpid=moreheadlines

Four men arrested after planting what they thought were explosives near a synagogue and community center and plotting to shoot down a military plane were bent on carrying out a holy war against America...

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MPAC Outraged Over NYC Synagogue Plots

May 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=817

The Muslim Public Affairs Council is outraged over the alleged plan of four men to carry out attacks against Jewish houses of worship in New York City. The four men were arrested after planting what they thought were explosives near a synagogue and community center. MPAC applauds the FBI for foiling the group's plot to bomb New York City synagogues and use surface-to-...

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Laid-Off Religious Workers Denied Jobless Benefits

May 20, 2009

Author: Steven G. Vegh

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/national_day_of_prayer_gets_a_political_makeover1/

God may provide, but the state may not when it comes to unemployment benefits for employees laid off by churches, synagogues and other religious groups.

Carol Bronson discovered that a few months ago after she lost her secretarial job at Temple...

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Macedonia Plea for Religion In Schools

May 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Balkan Insight

http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/main/news/19083/

Macedonia’s main religious communities, Tuesday demanded the re-introduction of religion teaching in primary schools, through constitutional changes if necessary.

The heads of the Macedonian Orthodox Church, MPC, of the Islamic Religious Community, of the Catholic Church in the country, the Methodist church as well as of the Jewish community sent...

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Moroccan Women Religious Leaders Find Common Ground With US Jewish & Muslim Women Leaders On Advancing Equality, Tolerance, & Families

May 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PRNewswire-USNewswire

http://sev.prnewswire.com/publishing-information-services/20090520/DC2073920052009-1.html

This morning, Moroccan women religious counselors visiting the US shared personal experiences and perspectives with American Muslim and Jewish women leaders at an interfaith forum in Washington, DC, to discuss how advancing women's rights is building stronger families and...

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"Interfaith Art Exhibit Encourages Dialogue, Reflection," a Commentary by Maria Wiering

May 19, 2009

Author: Maria Wiering

Source: The Catholic Spirit

http://thecatholicspirit.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1807&Itemid=50

It’s decidedly out-of-place. A bundle of twigs, tree trunks and roots, the 6-foot-tall natural material sculpture leans against a wall in the Basilica of St. Mary’s gallery space. Tree roots reach out in all directions, their delicate fibers starkly juxtaposed with the...

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Episcopal Diocese Rejects Buddhist Bishop

May 19, 2009

Author: Ann Rodgers

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=60,8188,0,0,1,0

Leaders of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh have unanimously voted against permitting a diocese in Michigan to consecrate a bishop who is also a practicing Zen Buddhist.

A spokesman for the diocese said the decision was not based on Bishop-elect Kevin Thew Forrester's Zen practices, but on changes he...

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Christian Women Face Unknown World In Pakistan

May 18, 2009

Author: Lys Anzia

Source: Women News Network

http://womennewsnetwork.net/2009/05/18/pcw812/

During the recent days of battle in the northwest region of the Swat Valley, minority groups are leaving as quickly as possible. Although the majority of religious minorities in the Swat Valley are ethnic Pushtuns, with Sunni religious beliefs, Christian minority women and their families are also part of the fleeing force of refugees.

As violence...

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Christians Join Pagans And Humanists to Open Woodland Burial Site

May 16, 2009

Author: Polly Manser

Source: Buckinghamshire Advertiser

http://beaconsfield.buckinghamshireadvertiser.co.uk/2009/05/christains-and-pagans-join-to.html

Leaders of 11 faiths travelled to Beaconsfield to dedicate the largest woodland burial park in the country yesterday.

Set in ancient woodlands off the A40, the £3.2 million Chilterns Woodland Burial Park at Potkiln Lane opened in October and so far...

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