Interfaith

Religious Freedom Fighters Criticize U.S. Arms Plan for Extremist Hotbed

July 31, 2007

Author: Ethan Cole

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20070731/28688_Religious_Freedom_Fighters_Criticize_U.S._Arms_Plan_for_Extremist_Hotbed.htm

WASHINGTON – An inter-religious group that works globally for the advancement of religious freedom and democracy denounced recent U.S. plans to sell billions worth of arms to Saudi Arabia –...

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Religious Leaders Describe Views of the Afterlife at Symposium

July 30, 2007

Author: Lauren Mariacher

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/buffaloerie/story/130128.html

As local religious leaders discussed varying beliefs of life after death Sunday afternoon during the Interfaith Symposium, a common idea was shared: There is life after death.

More than 100 community members listened to local representatives from Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Sikhism as they...

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"Muslims and Anti-Semitism," a Commentary by Tariq Ramadan

July 30, 2007

Author: Tariq Ramadan

Source: The American Muslim

http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/muslims_and_anti_semitsm/0014345

The responsibility of the Muslims and the Jews in the West is tremendous: living together, both citizens of the same countries, they should raise their voices in the name of justice and mutual respect. In France, for example, one finds a unique situation; namely, the...

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New Zendo to be Setup in Phoenix, Arizona

July 30, 2007

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=64,4560,0,0,1,0

Sedgwick, Maine (USA) -- The Engaged Zen Foundation is pleased to announce the formation of a new Zendo for the City of Phoenix, Arizona. The zendo temple has been named "Daihisan (Great Pain Relieving Mountain) - Jigen-ji (Compassionate Eye Temple)" by Ven. Shodo Harada, Roshi abbot of Sogen-ji monastery in Okayama, Japan.

The Engaged Zen Foundation envisions the creation...

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Muslim Leader Touts Education, Discourages Violence

July 29, 2007

Author: Tom Greenwood

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070729/METRO/707290351/1041/LIFESTYLE04

DETROIT -- It isn't often that you see a speaker receive a standing ovation before he addresses an audience, but that's what happened to Imam W. Deen Mohammad in the auditorium of Wayne Community College Saturday afternoon.

Imam Mohammed, the son of Elijah Muhammad...

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Events to Thank Attack Response

July 28, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6920752.stm

First Minister Alex Salmond is to meet the Muslim community as part of his campaign to celebrate diversity in the wake of the Glasgow airport attack.

The meeting, at Bute House on Tuesday, is part of the Scottish Executive's One Scotland campaign.

Mr Salmond has said no-one should hold the Muslim community responsible for the actions of individuals...

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Government-Sanctioned Prayer on Trial

July 28, 2007

Author: Paul Dellinger

Source: The Roanoke Times

http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/125917

CHRISTIANSBURG -- Steve Spradlin felt so strongly about having invocations at public meetings that he stepped down momentarily as Montgomery County supervisors chairman to make it happen.

"I'm personally not trying to ram anything down any board member's throat," he said in making a motion for the board to have an opening prayer Monday night, but "this...

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Hindu Temple Funding Doesn't Cover $300,000 Rebuilding Debt Created After Arson

July 27, 2007

Author: Kevin Werner

Source: Mountain News

http://www.hamiltonmountainnews.com/hmn/news/news_842071.html

Representatives of the Hindu Samaj Temple received $17,000 from the provincial government, last week, but they are still waiting for further financial help to eliminate their $300,000 debt created when they had to rebuild their new temple [which] was destroyed after a 2001 arson.

"We have not given up (to receive) the capital...

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"On Fighting Terrorism in Airports," an Interview with Reverend Andrea Krasznai, Aviation Chaplain President

July 27, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Catholic Online

http://www.catholic.org/featured/headline.php?ID=4662

ROME, JULY 27, 2007 (Zenit) - The Church has an important role in the fight against terrorism, and airport ministry is one way to help, says the Protestant president of the International Association of Civil Aviation Chaplains.

In this interview with us, Reverend Andrea Krasznai speaks about the unique ministry found in airports and the...

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Report: Religion Still Marginalized in Foreign Policy

July 26, 2007

Author: David E. Anderson

Source: The Pew Forum/Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=13997

U.S. foreign policy officials have shown an increased understanding of religion's importance to American diplomacy, but the government's activities in that area display a "lack of strategic thinking" that hampers efforts abroad, according to a new report.

U.S. officials do not have "a clear set of policy objectives or...

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Churches and Mosques Stand Side-by-Side in Grozny

July 26, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Russia Today

http://www.russiatoday.ru/features/news/11421

n Chechnya, mosques and churches are being restored after years of armed conflict. As life in the republic returns to normal, reviving the faith and trust between the two religious groups is seen by community leaders as an important task.

St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Cathedral in central Grozny looks new. For hundreds of Christians from the Chechen...

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