Interfaith

"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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Multi-Faith Support for Sikh Teen Victim

June 14, 2007

Author: Christina Santucci

Source: Queens Courier

http://www.queenscourier.com/articles/2007/06/14/news/news03.txt

At a recent multi-faith gathering, religious leaders offered support to Queens Sikhs, following an alleged hate crime at Newtown High School where a Sikh teen’s hair was chopped off.

Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, and Hindu leaders, as well as Borough President Helen Marshall and City Councilmember...

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Mikey Weinstein Tackles the Evangelical Coup in America's Military

June 13, 2007

Source: BuzzFlash.com

http://www.buzzflash.com/articles/interviews/065

"Whenever a virulent form of any religion has engaged the machinery of the state -– and by that, I’m talking about the armed forces, where the sticks and stones are that break our bones -- we end up with oceans and oceans of blood. And it’s happening again now."

-- Michael "Mikey" L. Weinstein, President, Military Religious Freedom Foundation

Michael "Mikey" Weinstein...

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Teacher Defends Use of Anti-Islam Speaker

June 13, 2007

Author: Yonat Shimron

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/local/story/157798.html

RALEIGH --The former Enloe High School history teacher who invited a Christian evangelist to speak to his students is not taking his reprimand quietly.

Robert Escamilla said the Wake County School System squelched free speech and academic freedom, and he is finding a growing group of supporters.

In the days since he was reassigned...

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Military Pagans Struggle for Acceptance

June 12, 2007

Author: Jennifer H. Svan

Source: Military.com

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,138720,00.html

They each have a story about how they found their path.

One is a former Catholic who gave the faith up at 21.

Another was raised by strict Southern Baptists.

One had parents who encouraged him to explore many faiths.

For another, a self-described hereditary witch, it’s been a family tradition...

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