Interfaith

"Quebec Debates How to Reasonably Accommodate Multicultural Mix"

January 29, 2007

Author: Dene Moore

Source: The Chronicle Herald

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Canada/554362.html

MONTREAL — Men banned from pre-natal classes at a Montreal community health centre so as not to offend Muslim, Sikh or Hindu women.

The windows at a community gym obscured so that boys at the Orthodox synagogue across the street couldn’t see the Spandex-clad women inside.

Most recently, a suggestion that it’s time to...

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Learning Lessons Anything but Elementary

January 29, 2007

Author: Jennifer Lewington

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070122.IMMIG22/TPStory/TPNational/Ontario/

As more and more visible-minority students step through the doors of Toronto-area schools, education officials brag about their warm welcome: websites in multiple languages, special English classes and adjustments for religious practices.

But among many...

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New Ambassadors of Faith

January 29, 2007

Source: Today Online

http://www.todayonline.com/articles/168608.asp

IN multi-ethnic Singapore, all sorts of misconceptions can arise, as some young citizens found out.

Undergraduate Farhana Munshi used to think that when Christians befriended people from other religions, their sole purpose was to convert them. The 19-year-old realised she was mistaken after speaking to a Catholic priest from the Church of Saint Mary of the Angels.

"He told me that only a small...

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Religious Leaders Find Fulfillment

January 29, 2007

Author: Anna Sudar

Source: The Post Online

http://thepost.baker.ohiou.edu/articles/2007/01/29/features/17258.html

Bethany Fulton wanted to be a writer. She never thought she would become a Presbyterian pastor.

After graduating from Chatham College in Pittsburgh, Pa., with a bachelor of arts in English communication and media technology, Fulton said she had her life all planned out: “Poet laureate of the U.S. by 25....

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Israeli Parliament Set to Approve Appointment of First Muslim Minister

January 29, 2007

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/210/story_21070_1.html

JERUSALEM, Jan. 29 - Israel on Monday installed the first Muslim Cabinet minister in its 58-year history Monday, with parliament approving his appointment by a wide margin.

Raleb Majadele's appointment to the Cabinet, which the government billed as a step toward equality for Muslim Arabs, Israel's largest minority, passed by a vote of 59 to 23....

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British Airways Drops Ban on Wearing Crosses

January 29, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6280311.stm

British Airways is changing its uniform policy to allow all religious symbols, including crosses, to be worn openly.

BA announced a review last year after a row erupted when Heathrow check-in worker Nadia Eweida challenged a ban on her visibly wearing a cross necklace.

The airline now says it will allow religious symbols such as lapel pins and "some flexibility for individuals to wear a symbol of...

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Interfaith Leaders to Urge Greater U.S. Involvement in Mideast Peace Efforts in Meeting with Sec’y Rice

January 29, 2007

Source: Catholic Online

http://www.catholic.org/national/national_story.php?id=22843

WASHINGTON (Catholic Online) – A delegation of Catholic, other Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious leaders is scheduled to meet Jan 29 with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to urge increased Bush administration engagement in working toward achieving long-term peace in the Middle East.

The State Department meeting follows up with a December call by 35...

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Montreal City Cop in Trouble Over Song on Accommodating Minorities

January 28, 2007

Source: Brandon Sun Online/Canadian Press

http://www.brandonsun.com/story.php?story_id=40994

MONTREAL (CP) - A Montreal city police faces disciplinary action over a controversial song about accommodating minorities.

The title of the French-language song means "That's Enough Already."

It says Quebec culture is being spit on and suggests those who don't like the way things are should head to the airport.

"Reasonable accommodation, we're no longer...

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UK City Council Bans Holocaust Memorial Under Muslim Pressure

January 27, 2007

Source: Jewish Telegraph/Judeoscope

http://www.judeoscope.ca/breve.php3?id_breve=3122

In a move widely seen to be bowing to Muslim pressure, Bolton Council has scrapped its Holocaust Memorial Day event.

The council is to replace it with a Genocide Memorial Day in June. This is in line with the policy of the Muslim Council of Britain, which continues to boycott HMD and is asking for a Genocide Day, which will also mark "the ongoing genocide and human rights abuses of...

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