"Religious Symbols in the Cross Hairs," a Commentary by Father John Flynn

March 13, 2007

Author: Father John Flynn

Source: The Indian Catholic

ROME ( The presence of Christian symbols in public life is increasingly under challenge. Last October, a cross on the altar of a chapel at the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia, was removed on orders of college president Gene Nichol.

The decision sparked off a fierce debate, culminating in the...

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Jewish Groups Back ISB's 'Day in Court'

March 13, 2007

Author: Kristin Erekson

Source: The Jewish Advocate

Three Jewish groups are aligning themselves with the Islamic Society of Boston, leaving leaders of the local organized Jewish community hesitant to speak about the implications of this rift.

Jewish Voice for Peace, Tekiah and the Boston Tikkun Community signed a joint amicus curiae - a “friend...

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Celebration Fosters Trust Between Faiths

March 12, 2007


Source: Chico Enterprise Record

To an outsider, the chorus of about 200 voices at Faith Lutheran Church Sunday night would have seemed like an ordinary community worship service.

"This is our cry/this is our prayer/peace in the world/peace in the world." As the voices swelled inside the auditorium, it was impossible to discern between Jewish, Muslim and Christian tones.


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Guyana Celebrates Commonwealth Day

March 12, 2007

Source: Caribbean Net News

GEORGETOWN, Guyana: Guyana will join the 52 other Commonwealth nations around the world in celebrating Commonwealth Day 2007 on Monday March 12 under the theme selected by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, ‘Respecting Difference, Promoting Understanding’.

The first event planned on Commonwealth Day is an Interfaith Service at 10 am at the National Cultural Centre...

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Florida Faith in Action Network

This data was last updated on 15 October 2020.

Address: 406 East Amelia Street, Orlando, Florida 32803, USA
Phone: 407-849-5031
Mission: Faith in Florida builds a powerful multicultural nonpartisan network of congregation community organizations in Florida to address systemic racial and economic issues that cause poverty for local families.

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Our Muslim Neighbors

March 8, 2007


Source: Belleville News-Democrat

You've never heard of prejudice based on first names? That's because your name isn't Mohammed.

After 9/11, Belleville psychotherapist Mohammed Kibria noticed people began treating him as "stupid" or "dangerous" or both. He faced intense security checks at airports and eventually was asked to leave his job at a mental-...

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Women Can Help Unite Us

March 8, 2007

Source: Lancashire Telegraph

WOMEN from every faith can lead the way in the fight to unite the communities of East Lancashire.

But women of different cultures should make an effort to learn English.

That was the message from religious and community leaders in Blackburn who gathered at Blackburn Cathedral to take part in a debate entitled "Women and Faith." The event was...

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Religion, Textbook Dispute Rekindled

March 8, 2007

Author: Laurel Rosenhall

Source: Sacramento Bee

A picture of the founder of the Sikh religion in a seventh-grade textbook has reignited what's become a common dilemma for California's education establishment: How much influence should contemporary religious groups have in crafting history lessons for the state's 6.3 million public school students?

The state Board of Education is scheduled to vote today on...

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Museum of Tolerance to be Built on Top of Muslim Cemetery

March 7, 2007

Author: Abdussalam Mohamed

Source: Southern California In Focus

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center has raised at least $200 millions, mainly from American donors, to build a Museum of Tolerance on the Ma’am Allah cemetery, a site believed to contain the remains of dozens of companions of Prophet Muhammad as well as thousands of Jerusalemite Muslims.

On May 3,...

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A Pious Doctrine, but Untouchable

March 7, 2007

Author: Vasundhara Sanger

Source: The Times of India

MUMBAI: March 8 is here, and so is the euphoria associated with the International Women's Day. Amidst talks of the celebration of womanhood, an issue that has reached a stalemate in India is the implementation of a uniform civil code for its citizens.


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