Interfaith

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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First Sikh Traffic Warden Becomes a Curiosity

June 10, 2007

Author: Kamila Hyat

Source: Gulfnews.com

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Lahore: Since he took his place on city roads just over a month ago, sub-inspector Gulab Singh has become an immediate attraction for commuters.

Motorists slow down to wave at him, and children come up to shake hands and have pictures taken.

Yet, there is nothing especially outstanding about the tall 25-year-old.

A [homeopathic] physician, he joined the new traffic force in Lahore...

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Food Plays Big Role in Religion

June 9, 2007

Author: Jerry McCoy

Source: The Peoria Journal Star

http://www.pjstar.com/stories/060907/JER_BDCGAEST.040.php

Q: The Eucharist or the Lord's Supper is perhaps the single most important ritual in Christian worship. Does a ceremonial meal play a similar role in other religious traditions? If so what are those meals and what role do they play? - P.R., East Peoria.

A: Food, because it is necessary for all of life, has also been a...

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Depiction of Hindu Deities in US Magazine Draws Ire

June 9, 2007

Source: The Times of India

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NEW YORK: The June issue of a popular US magazine that allegedly depicts Hindu god Ganesha holding an alcoholic beverage in each hand and Hanuman in an obscene pose has drawn the ire of many Hindus in the country.

Hindus in the US believe the illustration, appearing in the Stuff magazine, is defamatory to their religion. The illustration, penned by Jason Johnston, accompanies a general...

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SALDEF Urges Sikh Religious Leaders to Support Hate Crimes Bill

June 9, 2007

Source: SALDEF

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Washington D.C. – June 9, 2007: The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) strongly urges all Sikh Religious Leaders to sign on to an interfaith letter in support of The Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (LLEHCPA) (Senate bill number S. 1105). In the previous Congress, this bill enjoyed broad bi-partisan and law enforcement support...

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Interfaith Effort Boosts Awareness of Hunger

June 9, 2007

Author: David Yonke

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070609/NEWS10/706090369

Representatives of the three Abrahamic faiths - Judaism, Islam, and Christianity - are cooking up a plan to alleviate hunger in northwest Ohio.

An interfaith program titled "The Face of Hunger Will Surprise You," to be held Thursday night at Toledo's St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church,...

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Sri Lanka Christians Detained, Church Burned As Violence Spreads

June 8, 2007

Author: BosNewsLife News Center

Source: Journal Chretein

http://www.spcm.org/Journal/spip.php?article12077

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BosNewsLife)— The World Council of Independent Christian Churches (WICCC) expressed concern Thursday, June 7, about the plight of Christians in Sri Lanka amid reports that at least one church was burned by militants in a new wave of anti-Christian violence, while a pastor and his assistant remain in custody on allegedly...

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Hindu Sites 'Only for Hinduism'

June 8, 2007

Author: Omer Farooq

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/6735661.stm

The government of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has banned the propagation of other religions in the holy places of Hindus across the state.

The authorities say the move is to ensure that Hindu sentiments in holy places are not offended.

It follows a row over alleged Christian missionary activity around a shrine in the...

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Call for a UN Office to Deal with Religious Abuse

June 7, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New Straits Times Online

http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Thursday/National/20070607084808/Article/index_html

KUALA LUMPUR: The United Nations is urged to set up an ombudsman-like structure to deal with complaints of intolerance and religious abuse.

Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad Pakistan director-general Dr Shireen Mazari proposed this at the Asia-...

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Muslim Women’s Association Hosts White Plains Talk by Faith Club

June 7, 2007

Author: Gary Stern

Source: The Journal News

http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070607/NEWS02/706070368/1018/NEWS02

WHITE PLAINS - The Faith Club started small, uncertain, frightened.

Its three members - one Jew, one Christian, one Muslim - had shaky holds on their own faiths (and mostly apprehension about the other two).

But they were living in the post-9/11 world...

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Shaping Islam In America: 10 Young Muslim Visionaries

June 7, 2007

Source: The Islamica Magazine

http://www.islamicamagazine.com/issue-19/shaping-islam-in-america.html

10 Young Muslim Visionaries

Introduction

There is no shortage of discussion about what is wrong with Muslims and the Islamic world these days. From our perspective, it is also important to take time to acknowledge the good that comes from Muslims inspired by their faith. For this reason Islamica decided to profile a series of individuals...

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