Interfaith

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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Beijing, Critic of Religion, to Build Religious Worship Center in Olympic Village

September 4, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/09/04/sports/AS-SPT-OLY-Beijing-Religion.php

BEIJING: Beijing 2008 organizers say they plan to build a multi-faith worship center in the Olympic Village, a striking move in a country that heavily restricts all religious activity.

"All will be arranged in accordance with...

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March in Solidarity With Islamic Community

September 4, 2007

Author: Simon Read

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_6796983?nclick_check=1

The Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County is inviting all congregations to march in support of the East Bay's Islamic community later this month in Antioch.

The event is a chance for outreach organizations to encourage tolerance after a fire this month destroyed an Antioch mosque, organizers said. The march and rally...

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Faith Leaders Praise Dialogue Between Tripoli And the Holy See

September 4, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Catholic Information Service for Africa/allAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200709041168.html

African religious leaders have praised a more than 25-year-long dialogue between Libya and the Vatican as a positive contribution to good relations between Christianity and Islam.

"Given the global situation between Christians and Muslims which is understood to be very tense because of what happened on 11 September [...

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Religion Not Race Segregates City

September 4, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6978116.stm

London is far more segregated on religious grounds than by race, new research reveals.

The university of East London has created a map showing the city as a patchwork of religious enclaves.

It show that in some areas, minority religions make up 80% of the population.

Only 3% of London's seven million residents live in areas...

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Christianity vs. the Old Gods of Nigeria

September 4, 2007

Author: DULUE MBACHU

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070904/ap_on_re_af/new_religion_vs_old_gods

ACHINA, Nigeria - Born to a family of traditional priests, Ibe Nwigwe converted to Christianity as a boy. Under the sway of born-again fervor as a man, he gathered the paraphernalia of ancestral worship — a centuries-old stool, a metal staff with a wooden handle and...

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Buddhist Fest Lets Nashville in on the Secret of Inner Peace

September 1, 2007

Author: RAY WADDLE

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Tennessean

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,4790,0,0,1,0

Nashville, Tennessee (USA) -- This month, you are invited to change your mind. No, not from liberal to conservative, or CNN to Fox, or red to blue, or original to extra crispy, or one hue of anger to another. (In the culture wars, people don't change their minds; they just change channels.)

Instead, on Change Your...

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