Interfaith

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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Pope Stresses Need for Interfaith Dialogue in Region

June 12, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200706120981.html

Pope Benedict has praised the Catholic Church in majority Muslim North Africa for its commitment to inter-religious dialogue.

"I am happy to see that through initiatives of dialogue and places of encounter such as study centres and libraries, you are resolutely committed to developing and deepening the existing relations between Christians and Muslims, in...

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Holocaust Survivor: Learn From Past

June 12, 2007

Author: Robin McDowell

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Wire Service: AP

http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/world/7954242.html

BALI, Indonesia - A Jewish Holocaust survivor made a plea for tolerance Tuesday at a conference in the world's most populous Muslim nation that also brought together religious leaders and victims of attacks by Islamic extremists.

One of the goals of the meeting was...

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Frankfort Muslims Treat Neighbors to Community Fair

June 11, 2007

Author: Duaa Eldeib

Source: Daily Southtown

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/news/422423,112NWS2.article

While best friends Henna Eassa and Melanie Fernando share almost everything, there is one distinct aspect of their lives that they don't have in common: their faith.

But on Sunday, Henna, a 16-year-old Muslim, and Melanie, a 17-year-old Christian, spent the day together, munching on Indian and Pakistani cuisine, admiring their...

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Scholars to Talk Religion: Detroit's Diversity Draws Conferences

June 11, 2007

Author: David Crumm

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070611/NEWS05/706110341/1007/NEWS

Detroit's status as a global center for autos and pro sports may be plateauing this year, but the region's reputation as a center for exploring religious diversity continues to rise.

"Detroit is one of several cities, like New York and Los Angeles, that are natural places to...

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Clergy to Build House as Walls Torn Down

June 11, 2007

Author: Tim Funk

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/breaking_news/story/155341.html

More than 50 Charlotte spiritual leaders -- Jewish, Muslim, Catholic, Protestant, Unitarian, Quaker, Baha'i -- will venture out of their own houses of worship this fall to build a house for a low-income family.

Mecklenburg Ministries, which is partnering with Habitat for Humanity, says it believes this will be the first time...

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