Interfaith

Hindus' Woes "Far From Over"

March 28, 2007

Author: Nirupama Subramanian

Source: The Hindu

http://www.thehindu.com/2007/03/28/stories/2007032804311500.htm

ISLAMABAD: As the first person of his community to occupy one of the highest offices in the country, acting Chief Justice Rana Bhagwandas has made the Hindus of Pakistan walk tall, leaders of the tiny minority here said.

But community leaders are also clear that the appointment does not mean that the problems that...

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Police Plan to Cut Religion Crime

March 28, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/tayside_and_central/6502657.stm

The Scottish Police Service (SPS) has unveiled its new action plan to reduce religious hatred and intolerance.

Deputy Chief Constable Colin Mather said seven goals had been identified to help free Scotland from religious hatred, prejudice or discrimination.

Mr Mather is chair of the Religion and Faith Reference Group for the Association of...

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Muslims Celebrate Hindu Festival

March 28, 2007

Source: RxPG News

http://www.rxpgnews.com/india/Muslims-celebrate-Hindu-festival_21347.shtml

Hundreds of Muslims have celebrated Ram Navami- a Hindu festival marking the birth of Lord Ram - in a riot-prone Orissa town.

Muslim residents of Bhadrak town, 160 km from Bhubaneswar, came out of their homes to greet a Hindu procession Tuesday, a police official said. Many joined hands with the organisers to ensure that the festival went off smoothly...

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NGO Promotes Interfaith Harmony with Food

March 27, 2007

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2007%5C03%5C27%5Cstory_27-3-2007_pg7_37

LAHORE: Guru Nanak Ji Mission (GNJM), an NGO promoting interfaith collaboration, announced on Monday that it would give free food to devotees at the urs of Hazrat Mian Mir.

The organisation’s members include people of all religions from all over Pakistan. It announced that the urs would be celebrated with fervour. Over...

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Malaysians Celebrate Newly Appointed Chief Monk for Jurisdiction

March 27, 2007

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=56,3884,0,0,1,0

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- The Malaysian Buddhist fraternity was in full force at the felicitation ceremony of Ven B Sri Saranankara Nayaka Maha Thero held at the Buddhist Maha Vihara temple in Sentul last Saturday.

Also present at the ceremony were Deputy Home Affairs Minister Datuk Tan Chai Ho, Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Ng Lip Yong who is also Batu...

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Multifaith Centre Holds Opening Ceremonies

March 26, 2007

Author: W.D. Lighthall

Source: University of Toronto News

http://www.news.utoronto.ca/bin6/070326-3034.asp

The official opening of U of T’s Multifaith Centre for Spiritual Study and Practice was held this weekend, an event that served to remind Kofi Hope of how often those from differing religious or cultural backgrounds find they have something in common.

“The centre will be a place of interfaith encounters, where leaders will...

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Believers From Different Faiths Unite, Build Home

March 26, 2007

Author: Colby Sledge

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070326/NEWS06/703260335/1023

On a sunny Sunday afternoon in south Nashville, Marie McEntire, a Baptist, stooped to paint the corners of a closet in an almost-finished house.

In a nearby room, Peter Lutz, an Episcopalian, continued a painting job of his own. On the front porch, Michael Richardson, a Jew, touched...

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Muslim, Jewish Women Unite to Dispel Myths

March 26, 2007

Author: Lara Mossa

Source: Oakland Press

http://www.theoaklandpress.com/stories/032607/loc_2007032643.shtml

BLOOMFIELD HILLS - Women of Jewish and Muslim faith broke bread Sunday afternoon for a threehour cultural exchange.

It included presentations about the Muslim religion, a Middle Eastern buffet and a question and answer session.

"I cannot explain the feeling of empowerment as a woman I got from attending an...

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Pak's Hindu CJ Took Oath with a Quranic Prayer

March 26, 2007

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/World/Pakistan/Paks_Hindu_CJ_took_oath_with_a_Quranic_prayer/RssArticleShow/articleshow/1811380.cms

ISLAMABAD: Justice Rana Bhagwan Das might be the first Hindu judge to take over as the Acting Chief Justice of the Pakistan Supreme Court, but took oath with a Quranic prayer as stipulated by a rule introduced by late military...

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Boston Mosque Project Chills Dialogue

March 26, 2007

Author: Penny Schwartz

Source: JTA

http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/news/article/20060326InBostonmosquepr.html

BOSTON, March 26 (JTA) — What began more than three years ago as a momentous groundbreaking on a $22 million mosque and Islamic cultural center has turned into a bitter public controversy that has chilled relations between leaders of Boston’s Jewish and Muslim communities.

The most recent...

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