Interfaith

Chaplain Teaches Religious Diversity, Understanding

October 31, 2008

Author: Naval Surface Force, Atlantic Public Affairs

Source: Navy Compass

http://navycompass.com/content/view/881/322/

A new series of seminars is rocking the religious boat aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18). The series is designed to teach Sailors about different cultures and ways of looking at the world. This is all in an effort to have Sailors achieve a better understanding of their shipmates and provide them with an introduction to the regional cultures...

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Interfaith Partnership Rallies Behind Muslims Anxious About DVD

October 28, 2008

Author: Tim Townsend

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Members of Interfaith Partnership/Faith Beyond Walls joined their Muslim colleagues Monday afternoon to denounce a movie that they said equates Islam and terrorism.

The movie, "Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against The West," was released in 2006, but last month the film's distributor, the Clarion Fund, sent a DVD of the film to 28 million...

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Clergy on Both Sides of Proposition 8 Speak Out

October 26, 2008

Author: Duke Helfand

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-prop826-2008oct26,0,1041765.story

With the Nov. 4 election fast approaching, rabbis, priests and ministers across California are ratcheting up their public appeals over Proposition 8 -- using their religious platforms to alternately highlight the perils of passing or rejecting the same-sex marriage amendment.

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Islamic Leader Walks the Peace Walk Across Canada

October 26, 2008

Author: Katherine Dedyna

Source: The Times Colonist

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/life/story.html?id=6cbffa2a-88a7-49d0-90ad-629f2886b75b

An Islamic leader who mortgaged his house to walk across Canada in the cause of non-violence is striding toward Victoria after six months on the road.

"We should be in Victoria on [Monday] and we are looking forward to people of all...

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Saudi King Calls for Religious Tolerance, Will Attend UN Interfaith Dialogue

October 26, 2008

Author: Donna Abu-Nasr

Source: The Star Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.startribune.com/world/33329174.html?elr=KArks:DCiUBcy7hUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU

The ruler of conservative Saudi Arabia said he plans to attend a meeting at the United Nations next month to discuss his initiative to promote interfaith dialogue, the official Saudi Press Agency reported.

In remarks carried by the...

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‘Religious Minorities Persecuted Worldwide’

October 25, 2008

Author: Amin Ahmed

Source: Dawn

http://www.dawn.com/2008/10/25/nat11.htm

Religious minorities in different parts of the world continue to be persecuted and discriminated against for their beliefs, with some living in “perpetual threat,” according to an independent United Nations expert, who added that the problem is prevalent across a wide range of countries.

“At national levels, I see that religious minorities continue to suffer,...

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Interfaith Panel Calls for Celebrating Diversity

October 24, 2008

Author: Dana Massing

Source: GoErie.com

http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081024/NEWS02/310249917

A Christian, a Jew and a Muslim met Thursday night at an Erie congregation to talk about appreciating one another's religion in a diverse world.

"We have to help each other to understand that no matter what your faith is, that we have to honor each other," the Rev. Joanne Rowden said.

Rabbi...

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Interfaith Group Hosts 20th Anniversary Celebration at St. Julia

October 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Wayland Town Crier/Metrowest Daily News

http://www.wickedlocal.com/wayland/news/x398375288/News-briefs

In 1988, swastikas appeared on the bathroom walls at Weston High School. In response, the Weston PTO sponsored a workshop about discrimination and prejudice. Following the workshop, several attendees met to determine how to improve relationships among people of different faiths.

The result was...

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Christian-Muslim Dialogue: Experts Demarcate Common Ground

October 22, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2008/10/msg00124.html

Christian communities should improve their knowledge of Islam, be good neighbours to Muslims and bear witness to their faith in an appropriate manner, according to an international group of church leaders and experts on Christian-Muslim dialogue.

These were some of the recommendations put forward at an 18 to 20 October consultation aimed at developing an ecumenical...

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Liberia: Religious Group Writes MOE to Ban Bible Teaching

October 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Analyst

http://allafrica.com/stories/200810220870.html

The Ministry of Education is under pressure to put an end to the teaching of Bible in public schools across the country as evidence[d] by a call from a religious advocacy institution which has been praying for religious tolerance.

The group, Muslim and Christian United for Peace and Reconciliation in Liberia (MUCUL) says it has written the authorities of the...

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TV Series Covers Touchy Subject of Interfaith Relationships

October 18, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Institute for War and Peace Reporting

http://www.iwpr.net/?p=syr&s=f&o=347250&apc_state=henh

A recent TV series has broken taboos by tackling the sensitive topic of Christian-Muslim relationships in Syria.

“Not a Mirage” was a mini-series shown during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which this year coincided with September. The drama, focusing on the secret marriage of a Muslim man and a...

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Russia Moves to Shut Down 56 Religious Groups

October 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AFP

http://www.dawn.com/2008/10/17/int15.htm

Russia’s justice ministry plans to “liquidate”56 religious organisations for failing to inform authorities of their activities, the daily Gazeta reported on Thursday.

“There is no community of the Russian Orthodox Church on the list,” the Russian newspaper noted in reference to the most dominant religion in the country.

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