Interfaith

Muslims "Not Welcome" at Interfaith Prayer Centre in Genoa

August 6, 2008

Author: Richard Owen

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article4472073.ece

A proposal to turn a medieval palace in Genoa founded by Crusader knights into a multi faith prayer centre for Muslims, Jews and Christians has run into opposition from local politicians who say Muslims are "not welcome".

Members of the anti immigrant Northern League - which is part of the centre Right government led...

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Op-Ed: "The New Interfaith Generation" By: Eboo Patel

August 4, 2008

Author: Eboo Patel

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/eboo_patel/2008/08/interfaith_generation.html

I had the chance to speak to 3,000 young people at the United Church of Christ's National Youth Event in Tennessee 10 days ago. I paused in the middle of my talk to ask a question: "How many of you know someone from a different religion personally - a Jew or a Muslim or a Hindu?"...

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Interfaith Leaders Ask Candidates to Address Poverty

August 4, 2008

Author: Philip Jenks

Source: Worldwide Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2008/08/msg00031.html

High ranking Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Protestant leaders have called on the presidential candidates of both major parties to use their primetime slots at the nominating conventions to offer plans for combating poverty.

"As people of faith, we believe that it is immoral to ignore our nation's most vulnerable populations," the leaders said in letters to...

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Kashmir Shuts Down Over Land Row

August 4, 2008

Author: Altaf Hussain

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7540157.stm

A shutdown is being observed in Indian-controlled Kashmir valley to protest against alleged assaults on Muslims in the state's Jammu region.

The Hindus in Jammu have been protesting ever since the state government rescinded the transfer of land to a Hindu shrine.

Muslims had protested saying that the move was aimed at altering the demographic...

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Thais Accused Over New Temple Row

August 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7539412.stm

Cambodia has accused Thai troops of occupying a temple complex on Cambodian land, threatening to escalate a row over a separate, disputed temple.

About 70 Thais have been at the 13th Century Ta Moan temple complex since Thursday, the Cambodians say.

The Thai foreign ministry has denied any troops have moved into the area.

The two nations have for weeks...

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As Tensions Rise for Egypt’s Christians, Officials Call Clashes Secular

August 2, 2008

Author: Michael Slackman

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/02/world/middleeast/02egypt.html?hp

A monastery was ransacked in January. In May, monks there were kidnapped, whipped and beaten and ordered to spit on the cross. Christian-owned jewelry stores were robbed over the summer. The rash of violence was so bad that one prominent Egyptian writer worried it had become “open season” on the nation...

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Pastor Learns About Islam, Tries to Bridge Gap with Christians

August 1, 2008

Author: John Christensen

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/living/content/living/stories/2008/08/01/ben_johnson_christianity_islam.html

During lunch 18 months ago, Dr. Ben Johnson had an epiphany as Dr. Aisha Jumaan, a Muslim, spoke to him about her faith and her experience of God.

"It came to me that this woman loves and worships the same God I do," says Johnson, a...

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US Commission Urges Bush to Speak Out on Religion in China

July 31, 2008

Author: Chris Herlinger

Source: Ecumenical News International

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=2137

An independent U.S. commission that has government backing has urged President George W. Bush to speak out publicly on religious freedom and human rights when he attends the forthcoming summer Beijing Olympic Games.

Officials of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom issued the call on Wednesday 30 July, and said the...

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Faith Groups Push Minimum Wage Hike to $10

July 31, 2008

Author: Ashly McGlone

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=16188

A nonpartisan coalition of more than 90 faith, community, labor and business organizations has launched an ambitious "$10 in 2010" campaign to raise the federal minimum wage within two years.

The Let Justice Roll Living Wage Campaign announced the "$10 in 2010" crusade with support from various denominations, including American Baptist...

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Anti-Christian Violence Up in Pre-Election Indian State

July 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: One News Now

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Persecution/Default.aspx?id=197022

As elections approach in Madhya Pradesh state, Christian leaders say their community is increasingly targeted as part of an effort by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to consolidate Hindu nationalist (Hindutva) votes.

“This year alone, since January we have recorded 35 major incidents of atrocities against the Christian...

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