Interfaith

"Blue Laws Should be Repealed Once and for All," a Commentary by Alex Crawford

January 19, 2007

Author: Alex Crawford

Source: Independent Mail

http://www.independentmail.com/news/2007/jan/18/blue-laws-should-be-repealed-once-and-all/

My wife and I have lived in Anderson County for two years, and I must say the council members’ decision to repeal, then reinstate the blue laws ranks as the most ridiculous decision I have seen in many years. Imposing Christian beliefs onto everyone in this county is an...

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Interfaith Groups Look to Dems to Embrace New 'Faith Agenda'

January 19, 2007

Author: Gregory Tomlin

Source: Church Executive

http://www.churchexecutive.com/Page.cfm/PageID/8270

WASHINGTON--A group of Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh leaders has promised to hold the 110th Congress to a new "faith agenda” that shifts emphasis away from opposing abortion and “same-sex marriage” -- issues close to the heart of conservative Christian "values voters" -- to issues traditionally associated with more liberal,...

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A Town Known for its Unusual Religious Diversity

January 18, 2007

Author: Evelyn Shih

Source: North Jersey.com

http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk1MSZmZ2JlbDdmN3ZxZWVFRXl5NzA1ODk1MSZ5cmlyeTdmNzE3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTM=

Teaneck Mayor Elie Katz looked around at the suits in the room. "I apologize for my casual clothing -- I've been fighting a cold lately," he said. "But I guess this is the right place to ask for...

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Movie on Jewish-Muslim Love Challenges Taboos, Provokes Ire

January 16, 2007

Source: All About Jewish Theatre

http://new.jewish-theatre.com/visitor/article_display.aspx?articleID=1841

In a darkened lane the young lovers crouch and caress. The girl leans to kiss the boy, then hesitates. He removes the Star of David pendant hanging from his neck and fastens it around hers, where she can no longer see it.

"This way, you'll think of other things," he says gently.

The scene is just one of many provocative...

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Interfaith Group Promotes Tolerance in Forums

January 16, 2007

Author: Helen Eriksen

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/4475623.html

A Katy man's decision to stage weekly pig races to protest a mosque's construction has prompted an alliance of local clergy to conduct a series of forums aimed at what they characterize as preventing bigotry and promoting religious acceptance.

Local Christian and Jewish leaders say they chose Monday, Martin Luther King...

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‘Little Mosque’ Defuses Hate With Humor

January 16, 2007

Author: Chris Mason

Source: Toronto Journal/The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/16/world/americas/16canada.html?em&ex=1169096400&en=640a3c54f36b57e4&ei=5087%0A

TORONTO, Jan. 15 — When it comes to producing a funny television show or movie in Canada, producers here have a reliable stable of topics: French-English relations, urban-rural dynamics and anything that involves a...

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American Muslim Models Interfaith Group on Peace Corps

January 15, 2007

Author: Susan Logue

Source: Voice of America News

http://voanews.com/english/AmericanLife/2007-01-12-voa53.cfm

As a Muslim American, Eboo Patel takes to heart the line in Sura 49 of the Koran, which says, "God made us different nations and tribes that we may come to know one another." Through his Interfaith Youth Core, which is based in Chicago, he seeks to counter the violent religious strife that fills our daily newscasts with news instead...

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Multi-Faith Gathering Honors MLK

January 15, 2007

Author: HOWARD WEISS-TISMAN

Source: Brattleboro Reformer

http://www.reformer.com/localnews/ci_5015755

GUILFORD -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired the country to move beyond the more than 200 years of racist policies that segregated Americans along color lines. And while the country today honors Dr. King for leading the civil rights movement, a southern Vermont group is celebrating King's contribution to helping different religious groups understand each...

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Spanish Bishops Fear Rebirth of Islamic Kingdom

January 14, 2007

Author: Elizabeth Nash

Source: Muslim Observer/New American Media

http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=564d6b9d4054574c223765c363ff7bde

Spain’s bishops are alarmed by ambitious plans to recreate the city of Cordoba -- once the heart of the ancient Islamic kingdom of al-Andalus -- as a pilgrimage site for Muslims throughout Europe. Plans include the construction of a half...

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Nigeria's Next President Almost Sure to be Muslim

January 12, 2007

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/01/12/africa/AF-POL-Nigeria-Muslim-President.php

ABUJA, Nigeria: The minarets of the national mosque and the main cathedral's tower soar to equal heights over Nigeria's capital, neither eclipsing the other.

Religious leaders engineered the parity of spires to promote unity amid sectarian violence unleashed at the...

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Newsweek and the Washington Post Sponsor Online Forum for Religious Discussion

January 12, 2007

Source: eMedia Wire/PR Web

http://www.emediawire.com/releases/2007/1/emw496726.htm

(PRWeb) January 12, 2007 -- Newsweek Magazine and The Washington Post have collaborated to create a new online interfaith dialog "On Faith" featuring opinions from some of the nation's top evangelical leaders and other religious heads.

When I began talking about religion to people in Washington, normally a very cynical town, I was surprised at how interested they were and how...

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