Interfaith

Nepal Hindus in Secular Protest

May 25, 2007

Author: Charles Haviland

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5015456.stm

Thousands of people in southern Nepal have been protesting against a parliamentary decision to declare Nepal a secular, rather than a Hindu kingdom.

The mainly Hindu protestors in the southern town of Birgunj have declared a general strike in their area.

Eyewitnesses in Birgunj say the town has been closed down by an alliance of local Hindu...

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Provocative Interfaith Program Looks at the Divisive Issues Splitting Our Faiths and Our Country

May 25, 2007

Source: The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership

http://www.clal.org/sp129.html

Based on the resounding success of last season’s Building Bridges: Abrahamic Perspectives on the World Today, a first-ever program conceived by a rabbi, Brad Hirschfield, for Bridges TV-American Muslim TV, a new series has been developed to begin airing on Tuesdays at 8:30 pm EST (repeated on Saturdays at 9 pm EST).

Created and hosted by Rabbi Hirschfield, a well-known advocate for...

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Toppling A Taboo: Businesses Go ‘Faith-Friendly’

May 25, 2007

Source: Little India

http://www.littleindia.com/news/127/ARTICLE/1752/2007-05-02.html

Do your Hindu, Sikh and Jain coworkers need a three-day weekend in November to celebrate Diwali? Have you ever asked Muslim employees to help design products destined for a Southeast Asian market? Did you know one colleague urging another to accept Christ as a personal savior is a legally protected act?

In the world of corporate diversity and inclusion, first there was...

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"Multiculturalism and Nation Building go Hand in Hand" a Commentary by Tariq Modood

May 23, 2007

Author: Tariq Modood

Source: The Guardian

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,2085917,00.html

With Gordon Brown preparing to take over as prime minister, we can expect to hear a lot more about Britishness and integration. Could his premiership even signal the death knell for multiculturalism in our public life? For some time Brown, and recently his campaign manager, Jack Straw, have argued for the need to revive and revalue...

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"Multiculturalism and Nation Building Go Hand in Hand," a Commentary by Tariq Modood

May 23, 2007

Author: Tariq Modood

Source: The Guardian

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,2085917,00.html

With Gordon Brown preparing to take over as prime minister, we can expect to hear a lot more about Britishness and integration. Could his premiership even signal the death knell for multiculturalism in our public life? For some time Brown, and recently his campaign manager, Jack Straw, have argued for the need to revive and revalue...

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Muslim, Christian and Jewish Religious Leaders Unite to Fight Global Warming

May 22, 2007

Source: The PR Newswire

http://sev.prnewswire.com/environmental-services/20070522/AQTU17622052007-1.html

WASHINGTON, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In an unprecedented show of unity amidst worldwide discord, Muslims, Christians and Jewish religious leaders today announced a pact to fight global warming together for the sake of creation.

Their joint statement, delivered to the White House and Congressional leadership, calls for immediate action...

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A Market Edge for Muslims

May 21, 2007

Author: G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0521/p13s01-wmgn.htm

The strategy is almost heresy on Wall Street: Find a top-performing investment by seeking out a mutual fund with some of the industry's strictest ethical screening requirements.

Yet that approach, if adopted, would work in at least one case. The Amana Income Fund, which avoids not only alcohol, tobacco, and gambling stocks...

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Religious Leaders Urge Action on Warming

May 21, 2007

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070521/us_nm/climate_religion_dc_1

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders are urging President George W. Bush and Congress to take action against global warming, declaring that the changing climate is a "moral and spiritual issue."

In an open letter to be published on Tuesday, more than 20 religious groups urged U.S. leaders to...

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Mitzvah Day Makes Interfaith Impact

May 21, 2007

Author: Lauren Mariacher

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/story/80736.html

A small step toward world peace.

That is the mission of Mitzvah Day, an annual coming together of three faith communities to perform deeds of service across Western New York.

But when you look at the numbers, Mitzvah Day is anything but small.

More than 300 volunteers from the Islamic Society of Niagara Frontier...

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Archbishop of Canterbury's Inter-Faith Seminar Cancelled

May 21, 2007

Author: George Conger

Source: Religious Intelligence

http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/news/?NewsID=748

A CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM interfaith forum in Kuala Lumpur organised by the Archbishop of Canterbury has been cancelled by the Malaysian government out of fear it might provoke sectarian tensions in the Southeast Asian nation.

Scheduled for May 7-11, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Building Bridges seminar was to have brought...

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