Interfaith

Reaching Out to Keep the Faith in Humanity

November 20, 2006

Author: JENNIFER CUNNINGHAM

Source: The Herald

http://www.theherald.co.uk/features/74962.shtml

DURING his 30 years in the police, Chief Inspector Tom Harrigan liked the title of community relations officer - certainly more than race relations officer. After all, he says: "We're all one race."

As a young officer in the Gorbals area of Glasgow, he was called in by his superior one day and accused of being a "grey man". It spurred him on to raise...

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Christian Pressure Kills off Bias Ban

November 19, 2006

Author: Jeremy Roberts

Source: The Australian

http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,20787618-949,00.html#

The South Australian Attorney-General has admitted dropping a planned ban on religious-based discrimination from a new law because of fears from Christians they would be prevented from converting non-Christians.

Muslim leaders and legal experts have condemned the decision to drop the ban, arguing that laws were...

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Faiths to Reflect, Give Thanks Together

November 19, 2006

Author: David Crumm

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061119/NEWS05/611190689

In the midst of World War II, in the heart of a gritty Pennsylvania mining town, an Italian immigrant woman loved to practice her English as she scrubbed pots and pans.

Every night, her children listened for her voice to rise above the clatter in the cast-iron sink, filling every corner of the little...

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Leader Warns Turks Ahead of Pope's Visit

November 19, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/204/story_20469_1.html

The spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians cautioned Turks in an interview published Sunday against creating potential "unpleasant incidents" during Pope Benedict XVI's upcoming trip to Turkey.

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I said in an interview published in the Sabah newspaper Sunday that the pope's Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 trip was a...

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Left Justified: Diverse Rockford

November 17, 2006

Author: Stanley Campbell

Source: Rock River Times

http://www.rockrivertimes.com/index.pl?cmd=viewstory&cat=4&id=14860

Rockford is as diverse a town as you’re going to find here in the Midwest -- almost 20 percent African-American, 10 percent Hispanic and 5 percent other. You’d think there’d be more interaction among people, but there isn’t. Too bad, for a strong community is one that knows its neighbors, and...

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Group Celebrates Diversity in Faiths

November 15, 2006

Author: Adjoa Adofo

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/16013879.htm

Leawood Mayor Peggy Dunn reminded guests at the second annual Table of Faiths Celebration on Tuesday of her city’s racially exclusive history and said Leawood has come a long way.

Today, the city has become a diverse and inclusive city, she said.

“With the valued help of the Interfaith Council...

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NDA Steps Offensive Against UPA for Muslim Quota

November 14, 2006

Author: HS Bartwal

Source: Hindustan Times

http://147.208.132.198/onlineCDA/PFVersion.jsp?article=http://10.81.141.122/news/181_1844263,0008.htm

NDA partners BJP and JD(U) on Tuesday stepped up their offensive against the UPA Government on the issue of reservations for Muslims.

With several ministers of the Manmohan Singh government speaking out in favour of a quota for the minority...

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Cultivating Right Mindset

November 14, 2006

Source: The Star

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/11/14/nation/16010338&sec=nation

Umno wants to help the Malays change their mindset to compete in the ever-challenging world.

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the party would instil positive values such as trustworthiness, intelligence, efficiency and dedication in the Malays to help them, especially the younger generation, cultivate the right mindset.

“...

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Vatican Official: Immigrants Must Follow Local Laws, Including Bans on Veils Covering Face

November 14, 2006

Source: The Detroit News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061114/LIFESTYLE04/611140427/1041

Immigrants must follow local laws, including bans on veils covering the face, a Vatican cardinal said Tuesday, referring to debates in Europe about Muslim women and integration.

Immigrants from other religions "must respect the traditions, the symbols, the culture, the...

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Christian, Muslim Britons say Leave Christmas Alone

November 13, 2006

Author: Paul Majendie

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/13/AR2006111300367.html

Christian and Muslim Britons joined forces on Monday to tell city officials to stop taking the Christianity out of Christmas, warning them that this fueled right-wing extremism.

They attacked local authorities which used...

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Multifaith Effort Seeks Common Ground

November 13, 2006

Author: Patrick Flanigan

Source: Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061113/NEWS01/611130325/1002/NEWS

Religion has been one of the most divisive forces in human history, the foundation for many wars, persecutions and other suffering.

But several dozen area residents who gathered at a city mosque Sunday to discuss five major religions chose to...

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