Interfaith

Christians and Muslims Deplore Nablus Church Attacks

September 24, 2006

Source: Ekklesia

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/content/news_syndication/article_060924younan.shtml

On September 24, 2006 Ekklesia reported, "The Rev Munib A. Younan, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL), has visited Nablus, West Bank, from Jerusalem with the heads of three other Christian churches there. Their purpose was to offer comfort and support to churches under fire – and to convey the...

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Montreal Conference on World Religions After 9/11 Tackles Tough Questions

September 23, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today/Montreal Gazette

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/9/28.shtml#3

On September 23, 2006 the Montreal Gazette reported, "As Jews all over the world celebrate their New Year, Rosh Hashanah, and more than one billion Muslims begin to observe Ramadan, a month of fasting - and as the Catholic pope mulls over the furor he has unleashed with his curiously provocative comments on Islam - a group of scholars meeting in Montreal has grappled with difficult...

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US Muslims Meet with Vatican's US Ambassador

September 22, 2006

Source: United Press International

http://www.religionandspirituality.com/view.php?StoryID=20060922-012644-8086r

On September 22, 2006 the United Press International reported, "U.S. Muslims met with the Vatican's U.S. ambassador to discuss the controversy surrounding recent comments on Islam by Pope Benedict XVI. Corey Saylor Arsalan Iftikhar of the Council on American-Islamic Relations delivered a letter Thursday to Papal Nuncio...

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Controversial Muslim Leader Receives Award, Despite Protests

September 22, 2006

Source: The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles

http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=16513

On September 22, 2006 The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles reported, "At a meeting that featured catcalls, standing ovations and the ejection of a disruptive audience member, Los Angeles' County Human Relations Commission voted again Monday to give an award to Dr. Maher Hathout, a local Muslim leader whose harsh rhetoric on Israel generated accusations of...

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The First Year of Benedict's Papacy Regarding Islam

September 22, 2006

Source: Q News

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/benedict_xvi_and_islam_the_first_year/0011048

On September 22, 2006 Q News published a commentary by Abdal Hakim Murad, "In the immediate aftermath of the election of Joseph Ratzinger to the Papacy, Muslim reactions to the new pontiff were diverse and confused. Turks were dismayed by his very public opposition to their membership of the European Union,...

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Catholic, Muslim Schoolgirls Gather in Dearborn to Find Common Ground

September 22, 2006

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060922/LIFESTYLE04/609220369/1041/LIFESTYLE04

On September 22, 2006 The Detroit News reported, "About 200 Catholic and Muslim school children gathered Thursday to talk about their faiths, how they worship God and to pray. And as is often the case when kids do the talking, they found that they had a lot in common. Students from the St. Paul School...

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Catholic Bishops of Malaysia Express Concerns Over Shari'ah

September 22, 2006

Source: AsiaNews.it

http ://w ww.asianews.it/view.php?l=en&art=4169

On September 22, 2006 AsiaNews.it reported, "The bishops of Malaysia have voiced concern about the increased islamisation of Malaysian society... Despite the efforts of the current premier Badawi, which are oriented towards inter-faith dialogue, a good 13 states in the country have approved Shari'ah, the Islamic law, practically reducing minorities to the status of dhimmi - non-Muslim religious groups protected by Islam - discriminating against them in...

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Interfaith Prayer Service Marks Opening of UN General Assembly

September 21, 2006

Source: Sikh Sanghat

On September 21, 2006 the Sikh Sanghat reported, "Religious leaders representing up to 30 faith traditions from all over the world attended an interfaith prayer service on Sept 12th to mark the opening of the 61st United Nations General Assembly. The introductions were led by Hiro Sakurai, Committee of Religious NGOs and Rev. William Tully, St. Bartholomew’s Church. This was followed by prayers from the Native American, Buddhist, Muslim, Baha'i, Shinto, Taoist, Sikh, Hindu, Jewish, African Traditional Religions,...

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"Allah's Trailblazer" by R. Jonathan Moore

September 21, 2006

Source: Martin Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2006/0921.shtml

On September 21, 2006 the Martin Marty Center ran an opinion piece by R. Jonathan Moore, a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Religious Studies at Grinnell College. "Minnesota's fifth congressional district is about to make some history. This past week, Keith Ellison defeated three challengers to receive the Democrat-Farmer-Labor Party's nomination for the U....

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CAIR Launches Fundraising Campaign for Repairing Churches Damaged in Reaction to Pope's Comments

September 21, 2006

Source: Brandenton Herald

http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/15574754.htm

On September 21, 2006 the Brandenton Herald reported, "The Council on American-Islamic Relations presented a check for $5,000 this afternoon to the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg as seed money for a campaign to fund the repair of churches damaged by violence in reaction to Pope Benedict's comments. Organizers of the American-Muslim grassroots campaign hope to take the effort worldwide....

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Op/ed: "Now For the Real Debate" by Tariq Ramadan

September 21, 2006

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://kabobfest.blogspot.com/2006/09/weekend-reading-real-debate.html

On September 21, 2006 The Globe and Mail published a commentary by Tariq Ramadan, "A few sentences by the Pope were sufficient to touch off a firestorm. Throughout the Muslim world, religious leaders, politicians and intellectuals joined their voices to masses angered by a perceived 'insult' to their faith. Most did not read the speech; others reliedon a...

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Cardinal Mahoney Meets with Southland Muslims

September 21, 2006

Source: CBS

http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_264223036.html

On September 21, 2006 CBS reported, "Cardinal Roger Mahony met Thursday with representatives from the Southland's Muslim community to discuss Pope Benedict XVI's recent remarks about Islam. The meeting took place Thursday morning at Mahony's office, and included representatives from the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, Islamic Educational Center of Orange County, Muslim Public Affairs...

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