Interfaith

Interfaith Clergy Effort to Push for Gandhi Monument in Nevada

September 15, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NewsPost India

http://www.newspostindia.com/report-15194

The Nevada clergy belonging to different religions have formed a committee to push for a Gandhi Monument in the state capital Carson City and Gandhi statues in Las Vegas and Reno.

Named Gandhi Monument Council of Nevada, it will meet Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons in the near future to urge him to establish a Gandhi Monument near the State Capitol in Carson City. The...

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EU Report Says More Diversity Now Essential

September 14, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Independent.ie

http://www.independent.ie/national-news/eu-report-says-more-diversity-now-essential-1080266.html

SCHOOLS in which all religions can freely and equally find their expression should be set up, according to a major EU report launched in DCU.

It argued that cultural and religious diversity within school created benefits for pupils from cultural minorities...

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US Reports on Religious Freedom

September 14, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/6995964.stm

Religious freedom has deteriorated in Iraq and Egypt, while China has cracked down on foreign missionaries ahead of the Olympics, the US government said.

The annual State Department report on religious freedom said violence in Iraq was not suffered by just Shia and Sunni Muslims, but all religions and sects.

Burma, Eritrea, Iran and...

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A Shul Grows in Dixie -- Insha'Allah

September 14, 2007

Author: James Freedman

Source: Jewish Journal

http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=18207

With Wal-Mart attracting a huge number of minority religious groups to Arkansas, it is not surprising that Fayetteville is becoming increasingly diverse.

And while this ongoing change is felt in many ways, the most distinct may be the recent push by Temple Shalom to build the first synagogue in the history of the city, and the fact that...

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Japanese Tea Offered to Lord Krishna for World Peace

September 13, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Daily India/ANI

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/173824.php/Japanese-tea-offered-to-Lord-Krishna-for-world-peace

In a unique ceremony here today, Japanese tea masters served special holy tea to Lord Krishna at the famous Laxmi Narayan temple to promote peace and harmony in the world.

The ancient Japanese tea ceremony or 'Chado' was celebrated as part of the ongoing 'Japan...

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Charitable Tradition in Transition

September 13, 2007

Author: Michelle Boorstein

Source: Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/12/AR2007091202284.html

During Islam's sacred month of Ramadan, U.S. Muslims are stepping up holiday charity toward non-Muslims to counter anti-Islamic sentiment since the Sept. 11 attacks, experts said.

Key edicts of Ramadan, which began yesterday at sunset, are to fast and promote good conduct....

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Israel Prepares for 'Fallow' New Year

September 12, 2007

Author: Martin Asser

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/6991870.stm

In a place where who owns the land can literally be a life or death issue, a remarkable thing happens this week.

Thousands of Israeli farmers willingly sign their land over to rabbis, who then sell it to Palestinian Arabs for just a handful of shekels.

It is not some massive u-turn by the Zionist movement, but rather a convenient...

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In Greenland, an Interfaith Rally for Climate Change

September 12, 2007

Author: Colin Woodard

Source: Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0912/p06s01-woeu.html

Ilulissat, Greenland - Standing on the bow of a passenger ship before the fast-melting Ilulissat glacier, religious leaders from around the world lowered their heads in a silent prayer for the future of the planet.

Surrounded by icebergs, Sunni, Shiite, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Christian, and Shinto leaders committed themselves last...

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Indian Muslim Clerics to Work for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

September 12, 2007

Author: Faraz Ahmad

Source: EarthTimes

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/106044.html

New Delhi, Sep 12 - A group of Muslim clerics from India have called upon 'the children of Abraham (Muslims, Christians and Jews)' to shun violence against each other and have undertaken to promote peace and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.

An eight-member delegation led by four Muslim clerics from India visited Israel Aug 15-21. The...

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Concurrent Holy Days Unite Jews and Muslims

September 12, 2007

Author: Mark Hicks

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070912/LIFESTYLE04/709120397

After sundown today, Tammam Alwan will be spiritually attuned.

The West Bloomfield Township native and interdisciplinary humanities major at Michigan State University will mark the start of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting and contemplation, by praying at the Islamic Center of Greater...

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With Holidays, a Vow for Better Jewish, Muslim Relations

September 12, 2007

Author: Michael Paulson

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/09/12/with_holidays_a_vow_for_better_jewish_muslim_relations/

A group of local Jewish and Muslim leaders have signed a joint statement urging better relations between the two communities, which have suffered a serious rift over each other's response to controversial remarks by onetime leaders of a...

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Tackling the Threat of Terrorism Head-On

September 11, 2007

Author: Greg Thom

Source: The Herald Sun

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,22394076-5011680,00.html

FOR the present generation of Australian students, the world is a far more complicated place than the one their parents faced at the same age.

Since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001, many school-age Australians have found more to worry about than exams, homework and...

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Web Site to Explain Judaism to Muslims

September 11, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/nationalworld/state/story/160228.html

NEW YORK (AP) — The Simon Wiesenthal Center has launched a multilingual Web site whose main purpose is to inform Muslims about Judaism through a forum that allows visitors to post live questions in Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Bahasa and English.

The site, www.AskMusa.org, also will offer essays about Judaism by Jewish...

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