Interfaith

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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Elgin Interfaith Council Fosters Dialogue From All

January 11, 2007

Author: Mike Murschel

Source: The Courier News

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/couriernews/lifestyles/205248,3_5_EL11_INTERFAITH_S1.article

The Elgin area always has been a treasure trove of religious experience, offering a rich tapestry of world's faiths all within a 15-mile radius. For those interested in exploring this diversity, an interfaith experience is available on a monthly basis.

The...

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Jews and Muslims In Drugs Project

January 10, 2007

Author: Marc Shoffman

Source: TotallyJewish.com

http://www.totallyjewish.com/news/national/?content_id=5292

Orthodox Jews in Redbridge are teaming up with the local Muslim community to provide an interfaith drug support line, after being given a £115,000 Council grant.

The initiative is the brainchild of Rabbi Aryeh Sufrin, Director of the Drugsline charity, who recognised that different religious minorities share similar taboos...

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New Curriculum Includes Information on Religions

January 9, 2007

Author: Khawar Ghumman

Source: DAWN

http://www.dawn.com/2007/01/10/nat2.htm

ISLAMABAD, Jan 9: In the revised national curriculum for history, middle school students will be taught briefly about Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. They will also be provided information about various civilisations of South Asia, starting from the Indus Valley civilisation.The education ministry has sent curriculum guidelines to the provincial textbook boards for formulation of books in...

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Conflict Besets Andover High

January 8, 2007

Author: Tracy Jan

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/01/08/conflict_besets_andover_high/

ANDOVER -- The social studies teachers say they merely wanted to provide their students different perspectives about conflict in the Middle East when they invited a group with a history of condemning Israel's treatment of Palestinians to speak at Andover High School.

The teachers never...

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Students Trade Lessons on Faith

January 8, 2007

Author: Marc Benjamin

Source: The Fresno Bee

http://www.fresnobee.com/263/story/22976.html

Valley high school students are banding together to gain a stronger understanding of one another's religious faiths and traditions.

The Interfaith Youth Alliance held its initial meeting Sunday at the Islamic Cultural Center in northeast Fresno. The event brought about 20 students together from about a half-dozen local high schools.

The group...

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