Interfaith

Protests and Condemnations in Response to Pope's Remarks on Islam

September 16, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/15/AR2006091500800.html

On September 16, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "A medieval reference in an academic lecture by Pope Benedict XVI unleashed a wave of denunciations, outrage and frustration across the Muslim world Friday, with officials in Turkey and Pakistan condemning the pontiff, Islamic activist groups organizing protests and a leading...

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Boston-Area Schools Adapt Chapels for Increasingly Diverse Student Population

September 16, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/09/16/schools_adapt_for_non_christian_prayer/

On September 16, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "The spider-webbed highways of New Jersey lie far from the Hindu temples of India. Growing up in the Garden State, Anjuli Dhindhwal kept connected with the country of her parents mainly through its religion. Her mother and father often...

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An Update on Rev. David Benke, Suspended for Participating in Interfaith Service

September 16, 2006

Source: Kitsap Sun

http://www1.kitsapsun.com/bsun/fe_religion/article/0,2403,BSUN_19075_4997463,00.html

On September 16, 2006 Kitsap Sun reported, "'Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero.' On the screen was Rev. David Benke, a Lutheran minister of the Missouri Synod. He was one of many New York religious leaders that spoke at the interfaith Yankee Stadium, 'A Prayer for America' service that convened primarily as a way to provide solace to...

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Opinion: "Hindu-Muslim Unity in India is Superficial"

September 16, 2006

Source: GulfNews.com

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/06/09/16/10067736.html

On September 16, 2006 GulfNews.com ran an opinion piece by Kuldip Nayar, a former Indian High Commissioner to the UK and a former Rajya Sabha MP. "I do not know why after every bomb blast in India, be it at Mumbai in a Hindu locality or at Malegaon outside a mosque, Indians, particularly the media, resoundingly say there was no communal riot. One leader after another repeats in more...

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Pope Issues Apology Comments on Islam

September 16, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5351988.stm

On September 16, 2006 BBC News reported, "Pope Benedict XVI has said he is sorry that a speech in which he referred to Islam has offended Muslims. In a statement read out by a senior Vatican official, the Pope said he respected Islam and hoped Muslims would understand the true sense of his words. In Tuesday's speech the Pope quoted a 14th Century Christian emperor who said the Prophet Muhammad had brought the...

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Australian Prime Minister Proposes Tests of English, Values for Immigrants

September 15, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5348276.stm

On September 15, 2006 BBC News reported, "Australian Prime Minister John Howard says new immigrants should pass an English language test before becoming citizens. They will also have to sign up to as yet undefined Australian values, and might be asked to sit a test on their knowledge of Australian history. Mr Howard denied there were any racist overtones in the policy. With almost a quarter of its...

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Interfaith Remembrance of 9/11 Held at the Islamic Center of Southern California

September 15, 2006

Source: Jewish Journal

On September 15, 2006 the Jewish Journal reported, "Five years and 3,000 miles from the site of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the mournful strains of calls to prayer in Hebrew and Arabic open the Islamic Center of Southern California's fourth annual commemoration of the attacks of Sept. 11. The audience, dressed in saris, suits, skirts or slacks, bareheaded, or wearing head scarves, kippahs, kufis or turbans, gathered to pray together and to honor three religious leaders, Jewish, Christian and Muslim...

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Sikh and Hindu Leadership Unite Against Demolitions

September 15, 2006

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/2006/09/15/stories/2006091516180400.htm

On September 15, 2006 The Hindu reported, "Former Delhi Chief Minister Madan Lal Khurana said on Thursday that a new high has been reached in Hindu-Sikh unity with the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee agreeing to bear the cost of reconstruction of temples damaged in the recent demolition drive carried out by the Delhi Development Authority and the Akhil Bhartiya Sant Samiti...

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Op/ed: "Looking for Extremism in All the Wrong Places"

September 14, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-sokatch14sep14,0,7582733.story

On September 14, 2006 the Los Angeles Times published an opinion piece by Daniel Sokatch, executive director of the Los Angeles-based Progressive Jewish Alliance, "Moments after I heard about the shootings at the Seattle Jewish Federation building earlier this summer, my phone rang. It was Salam Al-Marayati, the executive director of the Muslim Public...

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London Week of Peace Begins with Interfaith Meeting

September 14, 2006

Source: Enfield Independent

http://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/news/localnews/display.var.922154.0.united_for_a_peaceful_life.php

On September 14, 2006 the Enfield Independent reported, "London Week of Peace kicked off positively on Monday, as ninety community leaders gathered for a 'Peace through Diversity' meeting at the headquarters of the Greater London Authority. Discussing what makes peace possible in the city,...

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Muslim Leaders Criticize Pope's Comments on Islam

September 14, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/14/world/europe/15papalcnd.html?_r=1&hp&ex=1158292&oref=slogin

On September 14, 2006 The New York Times reported, "As Pope Benedict XVI arrived back home from Germany, Muslim leaders strongly criticized a speech he gave on his trip that used unflattering language about Islam. Some of the strongest words came from Turkey, possibly putting in jeopardy Benedict’s...

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