Interfaith

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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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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Thousands March To Mark Anniversary Of Sept. 11, Honor The Troops and Spread A Message of Peace

September 10, 2007

Author: Michael E. Ruane and Jay Mathews

Source: Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/09/AR2007090900797.html?nav=rss_metro

Margaret Young walked for her son, Edmond, who was killed in the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, at the age of 22.

Retired Army Sgt. Sean Lewis walked on his artificial right leg, which replaced the limb he lost to an enemy mortar in...

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Marshalling Praise for Art of Tai Chi

September 9, 2007

Author: Leslie Scrivener

Source: The Star

http://www.thestar.com/News/article/254609

Aging Canadians seeking the big three – longevity, health and meaning in life – may have found a solution in a single practice, Taoist Tai Chi.

Founded in Toronto by Taoist monk Master Moy Lin-shin, who came here in 1970, the practices have quickly spread to 26 countries around the world.

Some 2,500 members gathered in a bucolic setting at the...

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Religious Extremism: 'The Billion-Dollar Question'

September 8, 2007

Author: David A. Brensilver

Source: The Day

http://www.theday.com/re.aspx?re=1a2ba608-32d1-4d5c-8f84-6691e7d07984

SHAREDA HOSEIN HAS BEEN afraid to wear both of her uniforms.

“Within my Muslim community,” she said, “I get more grief than I do in my military community.”

Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Hosein has experienced rude treatment at restaurants and shopping malls,...

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Nevada Clergy Endorses Hindu Chaplain Zed for Prestigious Award

September 7, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: YahooNews/ ANI

http://in.news.yahoo.com/070907/139/6kgih.html

Reno (Nevada), Sept.7 (ANI): Nevada Clergy Association has recommended famous Hindu chaplain of Nevada, Rajan Zed, for Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award, the most prestigious award presented by President of India to eminent overseas Indians.

Rajan Zed read the historical first Hindu prayer in United States Senate in Washington DC in July last since its...

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"God Doesn't Care What We Call Him" — But do We?

September 7, 2007

Author: Daniel Kynaston

Source: Sightings

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2007/0907.shtml

Recent comments by a controversial Dutch Bishop suggesting that "people of all faiths" call God "Allah" have not only caused a firestorm in his country and abroad, but also raised important questions about naming God. Drawing on the example of Christians in Indonesia, Catholic Bishop Martinus Muskens stated that calling God "...

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Local Man Tapped for Interfaith Post

September 7, 2007

Author: Abigail Klein Leichman

Source: New Jersey Jewish Standard

http://www.jstandard.com/articles/3155/1/Local-man-tapped-for-interfaith-post

TEANECK – As township resident Alan Brill takes his post as Seton Hall University’s new point man for the betterment of Jewish-Catholic relations, a question begs to be asked: But is it good for the Jews?

Of course, says Brill, a 46-year-old Orthodox rabbi with...

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Migrants 'Seek Jobs not Conquest'

September 7, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: MSNBC / The Financial Times

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20644145/

On the cobblestones outside the great 8th century mosque in Córdoba, once the largest mosque in the western world, Mansur Escudero, a Spanish convert to Islam, unfolds his prayer mat and kneels down to pray.

Muslims are not allowed to pray inside. The Roman Catholic Church, custodian of the building since the 13th century, says it would "confuse" Christians to...

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Oklahoma's Buddhists to Gather for Conference

September 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/NewsOK

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,4812,0,0,1,0

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (USA) -- Focusing on one of the tenets of their religion, Buddhists in Oklahoma are gearing up for the ninth annual Oklahoma Buddhist Conference on Saturday at Giac Quang Temple, 2625 SE 44.

The theme of this year's conference is "Practicing Tolerance,” and it is appropriate in many ways,...

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