Interfaith

Pakistan Sends Message, Fixes Temple

March 25, 2007

Author: Parul Malhotra

Source: IBN-live

http://www.ibnlive.com/news/world/03_2007/pak-sends-message-repairs-temple-36889.html

Katasraj: Katasraj, a sixth century Hindu temple complex in Pakistan's Punjab, is being renovated by the Pakistani government that is keen to show off its pluralistic heritage and a new found friendship with India.

Professor Yaseen Siddiqui, an amateur archaeologist says he's glad...

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"New Zealand Still has to Master the Ways of Religious Tolerance," a Commentary by The Press

March 24, 2007

Author: The Press

Source: The Press

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/thepress/4003201a6528.html

The chance holding in Canterbury of two unusual religious gatherings, within days of each other, has focused attention on the limits of religious tolerance, writes The Press in an editorial.

The Exclusive Brethren welcomed their world leader amid tight security and an amorphous band of Christians huddled to discuss what they proclaimed as the...

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"Proud Graduate of Muslim School," a Commentary by Sumayya Qadri

March 24, 2007

Author: Sumayya Qadri

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/opinion/orl-newvoices24a07mar24,0,4571640.story?coll=orl-opinion-headlines

In recent times, madrassas, or schools, have been given a negative image and are stereotyped for preparing anti-Western Muslim minds. I am happy to know that another Muslim school is in the making, a school that is working to combat these...

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"Freedom of Religion," a Commentary by Carolyn C. Peterson

March 24, 2007

Author: Carolyn C. Peterson

Source: Mining Gazette

http://www.mininggazette.com/stories/articles.asp?articleID=6324

In a five-week course entitled “Embracing Mortality” I was privileged to hear how various religious traditions deal with death and the afterlife. As I listened to the Hindu, Baha’i, Muslim, Buddhist and Jewish speakers, I, a Christian, celebrated the fact that we Copper Country folk can openly practice...

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Faiths Ready to Work Together

March 24, 2007

Author: Stuart Laidlaw

Source: Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/Life/article/194650

Adnan Noureddine's breakfast this week came with a little something extra: reason, he says, to hope Toronto's many faith communities can get along, despite whatever conflicts they face on the world stage.

"This should have been done long ago," said Noureddine, president of Al-Huda Lebanese Muslim Society in North York.

Noureddine was taking part in the...

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Non-Muslims Wear Scarves in Solidarity

March 23, 2007

Author: Christi Parker

Source: Columbia Missourian

http://columbiamissourian.com/news/story.php?ID=24869

Danielle Campbell, her electric blue hair peeking out from under the scarf wrapped around her head, was happy not to get noticed as much for one day.

“I usually have these punk boys who hang out where I work and every time I walk by they have something to say,” said Campbell, a senior at MU who works at Brady Food Court....

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"A Mayor Should be Open to All," a Commentary by Vern Barnet

March 21, 2007

Author: VERN BARNET

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/living/religion/16940389.htm

Religion should bring people together, but it often generates conflict. A strong community celebrates both shared humanity and distinctive spiritual labels.

Both Kansas City mayoral candidates support interfaith understanding.

Mark Funkhouser says although he has not been involved in interfaith...

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Tough Love with Islam …ldquo; Church in Nigeria May be Model of Dialogue

March 20, 2007

Author: John L. Allen Jr.

Source: Catholic Online/National Catholic Reporter

http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=23597

ABUJA, Nigeria (National Catholic Reporter) – On a sunny afternoon in early March, an unusual delegation arrived at Nigeria’s National Mosque in downtown Abuja. It was composed of Archbishop John Onaiyekan of Abuja, plus the Jesuit president of a local Catholic school and a...

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Celebrating Victoria's Cultural and Religious Diversity

March 19, 2007

Source: Media Newswire

http://media-newswire.com/release_1045923.html

Premier Steve Bracks today announced that today was the beginning of festivities as part of Celebrate our Cultural Diversity Week. Mr Bracks said over 200 events would be held across the state to highlight cultural, linguistic and religious diversity.

"Celebrate our Cultural Diversity Week, marks the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racism on March 21 and reaffirms our belief in...

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British Muslims Extend a Friendly Hand to Jews

March 18, 2007

Author: Jamie Doward

Source: The Observer

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,2036665,00.html

Britain's leading Muslim organisation will tomorrow signal a radical shift in its position when one of its senior members addresses a Jewish audience for the first time.

The decision by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) to attend a high-profile debate entitled 'Does more unite Muslims and Jews than divides them?' is being...

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