Interfaith

Interfaith Group's New Leader Still Answers First Calling -- Social Action

April 22, 2007

Author: Connie Paige

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/04/22/interfaith_groups_new_leader_still_answers_first_calling____social_action/

Alexander Levering Kern is a man of strong beliefs. Just look at his police record.

Last month, Kern was arrested outside the White House -- the second time he was taken into custody for...

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Poland Seeks to End Stereotypes at March

April 22, 2007

Author: Vanessa Gera

Source: Phillyburbs

Wire Service: AP

http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/89-04132007-1329946.html

WARSAW, Poland - For Eric Robertson, Poland was a place frozen in black and white snapshots, preserved in his mind as the site of the Holocaust's death camps.

This week, however, the 17-year-old from Greensboro, N.C., stood in a Warsaw school gymnasium and played bluegrass on...

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"Jewish-Muslim Dialogue Deeper Than it Seems," a Commentary by Aaron Greenblatt

April 21, 2007

Author: Aaron Greenblatt

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/jewish_muslim_dialogue_deeper_than_it_seems/0013822

Once every year, we Jews gather around the seder table to recount the Passover story, but one narrative has not found its way into the Ashkenazi (Eastern European Jewry) canon.

This past Tuesday, the eighth and final day of...

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Russia Flocks To Patron Saints

April 21, 2007

Author: PETER FINN

Source: The Tampa Tribune/The Washington Post

http://www.tbo.com/news/nationworld/MGB29PNIR0F.html

MOSCOW - Sergei Privalov, a soft-spoken priest who heads the Russian Orthodox Church's Department for Cooperation with the Military, Law Enforcement and the Security Services, is a busy man.

Everyone wants a patron saint.

"It's like a wave we are witnessing," he said. He pulled out a recent letter from the church...

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"Bonds of Goodwill Can Help Us Bridge Religious Chasms," a Commentary by Rabbi Mark Glickman

April 21, 2007

Author: Rabbi Mark Glickman

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/faithvalues/2003675301_glickman21m.html

"Rabbi, we were wondering whether you could come speak to our eighth-graders about what it means to be Jewish. Easter is so prevalent at this time of year, and it would be great if they could get another perspective."

We rabbis get a lot of requests like this each spring, and most of...

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Malaysia Bulldozes Temples

April 21, 2007

Author: Sean Yoong

Source: Journal Gazette

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/journalgazette/17113937.htm

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia – The cavernous pink Putra Mosque with its soaring minaret is one of the most commanding sights and popular tourist photo backdrops in the new city of Putrajaya.

A house of worship for thousands of Muslims in the 8-year-old administrative capital of Malaysia, it is a showcase of the nation’s dominant faith...

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Michigan Baha’is Make Clean Sweep of Pharmaceutical Waste on Earth Day

April 20, 2007

Source: The Baha'i Faith

http://www.bahai.us/node/206

For the third year in a row, Baha'is in northern Michigan collect hazardous waste on Earth Day, Saturday, April 21.

Along with members of more than 120 interfaith organizations in Michigan's Earth Keeper Clean Sweep program, Baha'is in Marquette rounded up pharmaceuticals that otherwise would get flushed down a toilet or poured down a drain -- and wind up in drinking water.

Last year, as part of the Earth Keeper program...

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Muslims, Christians Build Bridges at Potluck Meal

April 20, 2007

Author: STEPHANIE VEALE

Source: Utica Observer-Dispatch

http://www.uticaod.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070416/NEWS/704160309/1001

NEW HARTFORD — Dr. Jameel Arastu of New Hartford says open communication can dispel misunderstandings between people of different faiths.

Arastu, a practicing Muslim who has met with the New Hartford First United Methodist Church's adult Sunday school class twice throughout...

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Vigil Set to Raise Barrier to Hate

April 19, 2007

Author: Erin Conroy

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/04/19/vigil_set_to_raise_barrier_to_hate/

Members of Temple Shalom of Milton and other local congregations -- angered that swastikas were drawn on the temple property last weekend during Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance -- are planning a townwide vigil Sunday to show solidarity in the face of such hate crimes.
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Students Tour Muslim World

April 19, 2007

Author: Jane Lampman

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0419/p13s02-lire.html

What do ordinary people in the Muslim world think about relations with the West? Where do they stand in the struggle within Islam? Who are the role models for young Muslims? How are their religious identities being shaped, and by whom?

With the future of the United States and the Muslim world linked more closely (and painfully)...

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