Interfaith

Amid IRS Scrutiny, Houses of Worship Examine Get-out-the-vote Programs

October 31, 2006

Author: William Douglas

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/587/story/779770.html

WASHINGTON - Scores of houses of worship nationwide are re-examining how they conduct get-out-the-vote programs and other election activities as the Internal Revenue Service investigates religious institutions for illegal campaign activity.

Churches grew more nervous when the IRS launched an investigation of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena,...

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PM Denies Chaplaincy 'Religious Crusade'

October 30, 2006

Author: David Crawshaw

Source: news.com.au

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,20671710-2,00.html?from=public_rss

PRIME Minister John Howard denies being on a religious crusade with his controversial proposal to place government-approved chaplains in Australian schools.

All schools will be eligible to receive $20,000 to employ a chaplain, to fill what Mr Howard says is a void of spiritual and pastoral guidance available...

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King Abdullah Addresses Netherland's Parliament

October 30, 2006

Source: Jordan News Agency

http://www.petra.gov.jo/nepras/2006/Oct/30/28000.htm

The Hague, 30 October (Petra)--His Majesty King Abdullah II on Monday said that track towards tolerance and respect is not restricted to Moslems only. All countries and peoples should play their role in this regard, His Majesty said in a speech addressing the Netherland’s parliament. He urged representatives of the Dutch people to raise their voice high against the stereotype images and...

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Jewish Groups Urged to Boycott Hunger Walk

October 30, 2006

Author: Peter Smith

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061030/NEWS01/610300343

Louisville's Jewish leaders are asking local Jews not to participate in this year's Community Hunger Walk for the first time since its founding in 1979 because some of the money raised will be handled by an agency they consider biased against Israel.

Instead, Jewish groups plan...

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Washington Sikhs Celebrated First Anniversary of New Gurdwara

October 30, 2006

Author: SSNews, Guru Gobind Singh Foundation

Source: Sikh Global News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1480.shtml

Hundreds of Sikhs thronged the white brick building of one year old of Gurdwara Sahib of Guru Gobind Singh Foundation to celebrate the first anniversary. The red and white blooming flowers at the entrance of the gurdwara were welcoming everyone and it reflected the mood of the day. Over 125 kids of all ages dressed in Khalsa...

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Ramadan a Time to Rejoice and Learn

October 27, 2006

Author: Jim Smith

Source: Daily Democrat

http://www.dailydemocrat.com/news/ci_4535794

A hastily prepared Ramadan "Iftar dinner" became an occasion of cultural and religious diversity Saturday night with guests learning more about themselves as well as Islam.

Co-sponsored by Yolo County Supervisor Mariko Yamada, the American Muslim Voice and the Council on American Islamic Relations, the dinner was held in the atrium of the county's Irwin Meier...

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Troy Area Emerging as Center of Religious Diversity

October 26, 2006

Author: DAVID CRUMM

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061026/NEWS99/61026025

In a year when religious differences have slowed interfaith programs in many parts of the United States, a group of clergy and lay leaders in the Troy area announced today that they are launching an unusual autumn series of programs on religious diversity.

What’s exceptional about the Troy...

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Charles Wants Multi-Faith Coronation Service

October 26, 2006

Source: This is London

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23372112-details/Charles%20wants%20multi-faith%20coronation%20service/article.do

Prince Charles wants to be crowned King in a multi-faith coronation service in a dramatic break with tradition, it is claimed.

The Prince is said to have decided that the Christian service in Westminster Abbey must be followed by a separate ceremony...

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Wonderful Unity in our Religious Mix

October 24, 2006

Source: Trinidad and Tobago Express

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/index.pl/article_opinion?id=161039537

AT a ceremony organised by the three Government Ministries located in the Riverside Plaza in Port of Spain last Wednesday, the point was made on several occasions that Trinidad and Tobago is certainly one of few countries in the world where both the Hindu festival of Divali and the Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Fitr could be held together.

This...

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Storytellers Emerge at Ecumenical Gathering of Women

October 24, 2006

Author: Daphne Mack

Source: Episcopal News Service

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/3577_78878_ENG_HTM.htm

More than 200 people gathered for the "Women in Religion in the 21st Century" conference, held October 17-19 at the Interchurch Center in New York City, to hear the history of various faith traditions and share stories of the strength, courage and vision of women.

The conference featured speakers, presenters and moderators who...

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For Multiculturalist Britain, Uncomfortable New Clothes

October 22, 2006

Author: ALAN COWELL

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/22/weekinreview/22cowell.html?_r=1&em&ex=1161835200&en=b9245801400617eb&ei=5087%0A&oref=slogin

RARELY has Britain’s struggle to define its relationship with a disaffected and diverse Muslim minority seemed so fraught as it was last week, with the debate fixated on where a woman can wear a flimsy...

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Book Clubs Bind Jews, Christians, and Muslims

October 21, 2006

Author: Johnny Diaz

Source: The Boston Globe

http://docs.google.com/View?docid=dcxpw8vw_1jqjgz5

NEWTON -- The 14 women sitting in an outdoor hut, or sukkot , for the Jewish harvest holiday may not be related, but they call themselves the Daughters of Abraham or spiritual sisters. They're gathered in a tight circle discussing sukkot and one of this month's book club picks -- "The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews , and Christians Created a...

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