Interfaith

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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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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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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On Visit to Turkey, Pope to Meet Islamic Cleric who Denounced Him

November 12, 2006

Author: Frances D'Emilio

Source: The Detroit News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061112/LIFESTYLE04/611120336/1041/LIFESTYLE04

The pope's upcoming trip to Turkey will include a meeting with a Muslim cleric who was one of the first to denounce Benedict XVI for his remarks on Islam and violence, the Vatican said Saturday.

The...

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Ugandan Jew Brings Words of Peace

November 12, 2006

Author: Erin Richards

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=530109

Since coming to America to represent his community of Jewish Africans, Aaron Kintu Moses said he has never in his life seen so many paved roads, so many houses that he thinks could hold at least 50 Ugandans, and so much food that he doesn't know how to eat. Advertisement

In response Thursday, students at Nicolet and Rufus King high...

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Faith Finds a Home Behind Prison Walls

November 11, 2006

Author: Alexander Alter

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/15985587.htm

RAIFORD - At Lawtey, a medium-security prison where the Bible Belt intersects Florida's prison belt, an anger management workshop looks like this: Ninety-six men in light-blue jumpsuits crowded into an unadorned chapel, singing and clapping as an eight-man choir sings gospel music.

''We thank you, Lord, for our confidence that we don't have to...

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State Govt Proposes Religious Shrines Bill

November 11, 2006

Source: Cybernoon.com

http://www.cybernoon.com/DisplayArticle.asp?section=fromthepress&subsection=inbombay&xfile=November2006_inbombay_standard11325

To curb corruption at religious places, the government of Maharashtra has decided to take over all religious shrines through a new legislation. According to senior government officials the proposed ‘Religious Shrines, Places and Temple Regulations...

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Bioethics Workshop at Hindu University of America

November 10, 2006

Source: Hindu Press International/Hinduism Today

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ORLANDO, FLORIDA, November 10, 2006: The Hindu University of America, in partnership with the University of Central Florida Philosophy department, the Ethics Center, The Women's Research Center and the Orlando Regional Health Care spiritual Care council held a successful Bioethics Workshop - Hindu and Buddhist Perspectives on November 3. Philosophers, scientists, ethicists, health care professionals, spiritual care advisors and scholars...

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Promote Diversity Celebrate Difference: NYC Multifaith Forum on Religious Identity

November 10, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1513.shtml

"The day that Hindus see Parmatma in all, Jews see Al Shadai in everyone, Muslims see Allah in all and Sikhs see VaaheGuroo in everything, all wars will stop and the earth will become the promised land,” 16 yr old Tejkaran Kaur told the Forum.

Prejudice breeds when diversity and difference is not celebrated. This was the resounding message delivered to 150 participants at the...

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Tree-Planting Marks Lost Burial Mounds

November 9, 2006

Author: Katya Cengel

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061109/NEWS01/61109028

As traffic swirled past the little park on the corner of Fifth Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard Thursday morning, Chief Arvol Looking Horse prayed.

Outfitted with a feather headdress "an offering of tobacco in one hand, a smoldering cedar smudge bundle, used for purification, in...

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