Interfaith

Mosque and Catholic Univ to Train Imams

October 2, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: OneNews

Wire Service: Reuters

http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/536641/1387808

The Paris Grand Mosque and the city's Catholic university are teaming up to offer university education for imams to promote moderate Islam and help integrate foreign-born Muslim prayer leaders in France.

The privately-run Catholic Institute of Paris will launch a two-semester course on French politics, law and...

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Shanta Premawardhana to Direct Inter-Religious Dialogue for World Council of Churches

October 2, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Episcopal Life

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81831_90631_ENG_HTM.htm

The Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches at its meeting in Armenia on September 28 elected the Rev. Dr. Shanta Premawardhana as its director of inter-religious dialogue and cooperation. Premawardhana will begin his new assignment in Geneva this November.

Since 2003, Premawardhana has served the National Council of Churches...

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Religious Freedom Under Threat in Many Countries, Holy See Says at UN Debate

October 1, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: UN News Centre

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=24101&Cr=geeneral&Cr1=debate

The right to religious freedom continues to be ignored and even violated in many countries, the Holy See told the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate today, warning that such behaviour is often the pretext for other forms of discrimination.

Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, Secretary for the...

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Now, UK Law to Build Religious Tolerance

October 1, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/story/222903.html

Incitement to religious hatred will become a criminal offence in England and Wales with the commencement of a new Act from Monday that will extend the protection to Hindus, Muslims and Christians, hitherto enjoyed by only Sikhs and Jews.

The Racial and Religious Hatred Act creates a new offence of intentionally stirring up religious hatred against...

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Milwaukee Muslim Women Focus on Community Service

October 1, 2007

Author: Faiza Elmasry

Source: Voice of America

http://www.voanews.com/english/AmericanLife/2007-09-28-voa33.cfm

A dozen years ago, several Muslim women in Milwaukee decided to become more involved in their community. Today, this small group has evolved into an active organization called Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition. Group members focus on public service and public perceptions of Muslim women and their faith.

Insherah...

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Multi-Cultural Festival in Springfield, Ohio

October 1, 2007

Source: Sikhnet.com

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/AE2FBAD2C1F34091872573670052F565

Dayton (Ohio): The 11th Annual CultureFest of Springfield(Ohio) served up music, dancing, food, information and activities from around the globe. At Culture Fest the choices included Mexican, Greek and Italian foods; bluegrass, jazz and Andean music; and African, Indian and Celtic dancers. Punjabis living in Dayton and Springfield area...

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Muslims Provide Food, Clothing and Health Screenings at Annual Humanitarian Day

September 30, 2007

Author: Bradley Olson

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-md.muslim30sep30,0,618611.story

Mallory Terry, who lives on a Northwest Baltimore block in Upton where half the rowhouses are vacant, wasn't expecting to see a throng of people collecting food and clothing outside the Ul-Haqq mosque when she took her two sons for a walk yesterday.

After pausing briefly to ask if the bonanza was...

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Stanford's New Interfaith Hall Recognizes Diversity

September 30, 2007

Author: Kim Vo

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/valley/ci_7044835

Stanford's Memorial Church is a gorgeous stone-and-stained-glass testament to faith.

Christian faith.

So for years the university's Muslim students prayed in random rooms around campus instead of using the historic worship space.

"We don't believe Jesus died on the cross, and there's a lot of crosses in the building," said Ahlia Kattan,...

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Push for Gandhi Monument Gaining Support among Nevada Clergy

September 29, 2007

Source: bignewsnetwork.com

http://feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=286551

Nevada, Sept.29 : The push for Gandhi monument in the state capital Carson City and Gandhi statues in Las Vegas and Reno is gaining more support among Nevada clergy.

According to Rajan Zed and Gene Savoy Jr., coordinators of Gandhi Monument Council of Nevada, this issue was discussed at the interfaith clergy luncheon held at Unity Ministry of Reno on Thursday and it received widespread support.

Vatican Urges Muslims to Work for Peace

September 28, 2007

Author: NICOLE WINFIELD

Source: The News Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.thenewstribune.com/tacoma/24hour/religion/story/166961.html

The Vatican on Friday urged Muslims to reject violence, work with Christians for peace and to teach their children to love and respect all people and not become "cultural or religious blocs opposed to one another."

The Vatican's top official in charge of...

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U.S. Religious Leaders Meet with Iran's President, Stress Diplomacy

September 28, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0705543.htm

U.S. religious leaders are "deeply concerned about the prospect of war with Iran," said a professor from a Catholic college who was part of an interfaith delegation that met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Sept. 26 in New York.

But Joseph Fahey, professor of religious studies at Manhattan College in Riverdale, said he...

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Interfaith Leaders Call for Day of Fasting to End the Iraq War

September 26, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim American Society/NCC

http://www.masnet.org/news.asp?id=4390

Several religious leaders representing tens of millions of faithful Americans stood today in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol calling religious communities of various traditions to a day of fasting and prayer to end the Iraq war.

"We must return to the ancient disciplines so that we will turn away from violence toward reverence," said Rabbi Arthur Waskow,...

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