Interfaith

Religious-Bias Filings Up

October 16, 2008

Author: Phred Dvorak

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122411562348138619.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Mass firings at meatpacking plants in Colorado and Nebraska last month highlight growing conflicts over how to accommodate religion in the workplace.

The plants, owned by the U.S. unit of Brazil's JBS SA, collectively fired about 200 Muslim Somali workers who walked off the job over prayer...

Read more about Religious-Bias Filings Up

Various Religions Joined Together in Nevada to Honor Gandhi

October 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Media for Freedom

http://www.mediaforfreedom.com/ReadArticle.asp?ArticleID=11803

Various religions and denominations came together in Nevada (USA) on Sunday to honor peace icon Mahatma Gandhi, pray for world peace, and celebrate human spiritual rights.

Organized jointly by Gandhi Monument Council and Advocates for Religious Rights...

Read more about Various Religions Joined Together in Nevada to Honor Gandhi

Interfaith Leaders Call 'Obsession' DVD Hateful

October 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081015/LIFESTYLE04/810150384/1409/METRO

A documentary film mailed to tens of thousands of households in Macomb and Oakland counties and distributed as advertising in local newspapers is being decried as bigotry by some Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders, who say it portrays radical Islam as a demonic force bent on...

Read more about Interfaith Leaders Call 'Obsession' DVD Hateful

Goodwill Project Mixes Religion and Carpentry

October 13, 2008

Author: Kyung M. Song

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2008259777_togetherbuild13m.html

Here's a remark rarely — if ever — overheard at a construction site:

"The Jewish experience was shaped by the Diaspora. ... "

The speaker was Phil Gerson, a retired Boeing employee who belongs to Bellevue's Temple B'nai Torah. Listening was Farhad Ahmed, a...

Read more about Goodwill Project Mixes Religion and Carpentry

Sikh March Carries Message of Peace, Unity

October 12, 2008

Author: Cynthia Hubert

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/278/story/1307204.html

As much of the rest of the world roiled with tension, thousands of people marched the streets of Sacramento on Saturday in the name of peace and unity.

Downtown residents in jeans and sweat shirts peered from their balconies and porches as men in turbans and women in colorful saris made their way from Southside Park to the state Capitol.

The...

Read more about Sikh March Carries Message of Peace, Unity

B.C. Olympic Spiritual Centre Presents a Challenge

October 12, 2008

Author: Douglas Todd

Source: Canwest News Service

http://www.nationalpost.com/sports/story.html?id=877025

The dream of a free-standing permanent interspiritual centre at the Olympic Village in Vancouver has failed to be realized, but negotiations are still underway to satisfy the spiritual needs of hockey players, ski jumpers and ice skaters during the 2010 Winter Games.

The Vancouver organizing committee is privately negotiating with a...

Read more about B.C. Olympic Spiritual Centre Presents a Challenge

Muslims, Buddhists Getting to Know Each Other

October 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: MCOT English News

http://enews.mcot.net/view.php?id=6728

The southern region of Thailand is home to both Muslims and Buddhists, with the majority of ethnic Malay Muslims in provinces bordering Malaysia. An activity encouraging better understanding among the young followers of the two religions has been initiated and appears to be enjoying very pleasant feedback.

Prakru Sunthornkitjanuyok, deputy abbot of Tamod temple in...

Read more about Muslims, Buddhists Getting to Know Each Other

UN Assembly to Discuss Abdullah’s Interfaith Initiative

October 10, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Arab News

http://www.arabnews.com/?page=1&section=0&article=115292&d=10&m=10&y=2008&pix=kingdom.jpg&category=Kingdom

The United Nations General Assembly will hold a session in the middle of next month to discuss Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah’s initiative to promote interfaith dialogue. This was announced by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon while...

Read more about UN Assembly to Discuss Abdullah’s Interfaith Initiative

Interfaith Group Blasts Obsession

October 10, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: JTA

http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/110725.html

An interfaith group blasted the creators and distributors of a film critical of radical Islam.

At a news conference Tuesday in Washington, Interfaith Alliance chairman Rabbi Jack Moline described the film, "Obsession: Radical Islam's War with the West" as a "thinly veiled call for disparagement and distrust of all Muslims."

By "exercising the...

Read more about Interfaith Group Blasts Obsession

Religious Beliefs, Workplace Issues Sometimes Hard to Reconcile

October 9, 2008

Author: Electa Draper

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_10679959?nclick_check=1

When religious beliefs and work rules clash, as they did in September for Muslim workers at a northern Colorado meat-processing plant during their holy month of Ramadan, the consequences can be devastating.

Federal laws require employers to accommodate an employee's sincerely-held religious beliefs and practices unless doing so...

Read more about Religious Beliefs, Workplace Issues Sometimes Hard to Reconcile

Hindu-Christian Joint Statement Wants Dialogue

October 9, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/report.asp?nid=11502

Christian and Hindu leaders singed a joint declaration New Delhi Oct. 8 calling for an end to violence and the promotion of interfaith dialogue between Hindus and Christians.

The statement was singed after a meeting of Christian leaders such as Archbishops of New Delhi and Cuttuck-Bhubaneswar met with Hindu leader Chidanand Saraswati at...

Read more about Hindu-Christian Joint Statement Wants Dialogue

Pages