Interfaith

Reverend Drawn to Muslim Faith

June 17, 2007

Author: Janet I. Tu

Source: The Seattle Times

http://www.columbian.com/news/state/APStories/AP06172007news154865.cfm

SEATTLE (AP) -- Shortly after noon on Fridays, the Rev. Ann Holmes Redding ties on a black headscarf, preparing to pray with her Muslim group on First Hill.

On Sunday mornings, Redding puts on the white collar of an Episcopal priest.

She does both, she says, because she's Christian and Muslim....

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Call for 'Post-9/11' RE Teaching

June 17, 2007

Author: Robert Pigott

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/6758317.stm

RE teachers must provide children with a more sophisticated understanding of the subject in a post-11 September world, Ofsted says.

After a five-year inspection of RE classes which began in the year of the attacks on the US, Ofsted says rote learning of RE is no longer adequate.

It says teachers should include ways in which...

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"Sacred Paths," a Commentary by Reverend Vern Barnet

June 17, 2007

Author: Vern Barnet

Source: Camp

http://www.campkc.com/campkc-content.php?Page_ID=560

Same-sex behavior and relationships bedevil many Christian groups. “God is love,” says 1 John 4:8, so I use the term “bedevil” to highlight the difference between a religion of love in theory with the practice of discrimination supported by some churches. Society is enriched by mutually consenting adult relationships, and God’s grace is...

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Islamic Mov't to House Sudanese Refugees Released by IDF

June 16, 2007

Author: Mijal Grinberg

Source: Haaretz

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/871524.html

The Islamic Movement announced Friday it provided assistance to 42 Sudanese refugees the Israel Defense Forces released in Be'er Sheva after they had been caught entering Israel illegally from Egypt.

A group of Bedouin found the refugees in Be'er Sheva's industrial district, and alerted volunteer aid workers and the media to their presence. The Bedouin then...

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Tory Attempts to Secure Religious Minority Vote

June 15, 2007

Author: Tarek Fatah and Salma Siddiqui

Source: TheStar.com

http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/225577

In 2003, in an attempt to break into the Liberal-dominated, vote-rich urban ridings, the government of Ernie Eves started funding private religious schools with public funds. It did not work and he was voted out of office.

Now, Progressive Conservative Leader John Tory has embarked on the same venture. In an apparent attempt to lure religious...

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"When Faiths Build One House," a Commentary by Bill Tammeus

June 15, 2007

Author: Bill Tammeus

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/living/columnists/bill_tammeus/story/152039.html

When I stopped by the construction site of the Habitat for Humanity house at 3754 Flora one recent morning, work had come to a temporary halt.

Someone had noticed that something didn’t seem quite right in this multifaith project called “The House That Abraham Builds.” So Apollo...

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11 Killed in Hindu-Christian Clashes in Manipur

June 15, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: International Herald Tribune

http://www.thenews.com.pk/updates.asp?id=24085

MANIPPUR: Eleven people were killed in the clashes between Hindu and Christian tribes in an Indian state of Manipur.

According to a British tv channel, the series of clashes between the Hindu and the Christian tribes began in Morya, a city of Manipur. Due to tense situation, police imposed curfew in the entire city.

Manipur police...

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Sri Lankan Religious Leaders Condemn Recent Spate of Violence

June 15, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PR-inside.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.pr-inside.com/sri-lankan-religious-leaders-condemn-recent-r154310.htm

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - Leaders of Sri Lanka's four major religions came together Friday to call for the government to accept responsibility for a recent wave of human rights violations as violence between rebel and military forces has worsened. «The...

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One Street, Five Faiths

June 14, 2007

Author: Pamela Miller

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/614/story/1234200.html

Drive down Central Avenue in northeast Minneapolis (carefully, please -- traffic lurches and flows according to secret rules known only to the locals) and you'll see them: storefront signs you might spot in Delhi, Karachi, Mexico City, Jerusalem, Lagos, Hanoi. Walk the busy sidewalks, and you'll hear languages from all over the world.

And if you look...

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Justice Dept. Reshapes Its Civil Rights Mission

June 14, 2007

Author: Neil Lewis

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/14/washington/14discrim.html

WASHINGTON, June 13 — In recent years, the Bush administration has recast the federal government’s role in civil rights by aggressively pursuing religion-oriented cases while significantly diminishing its involvement in the traditional area of race.

Paralleling concerns of many conservative groups, the Justice...

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Built on Faith: Tony Hall leads Middle East Peace Initiative

June 14, 2007

Author: Michelle Tedford

Source: The Dayton Jewish Observer

http://www.jewishdayton.org/page.html?ArticleID=146969

The bombings, the incensed politicians and the grieving mothers make the headlines. What you don’t see on television is the quiet work being conducted in the Middle East using faith — the very thing that seems to divide — as a foundation for peace.

A new initiative by the non-partisan, nonprofit Center for...

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