Interfaith

As UK Commission on Integration and Cohesion is Launched, Secretary Describes Need to Tackle Tensions

August 24, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/5280230.stm?ls

On August 24, 2006 BBC News reported, "Tensions between people of different ethnic groups and faiths in British society must be tackled, says Communities Secretary Ruth Kelly. As she launched a Commission on Integration and Cohesion, she urged a 'new and honest' debate on diversity. The body, which will start work next month, will look at how communities in England tackle tensions and...

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A Growing Gulf Between Muslims and Jews in Seattle

August 23, 2006

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/faithvalues/2003218849_jewishmuslim22m.html

On August 23, 2006 The Seattle Times reported, "In the days immediately following the recent shootings at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, there was much talk of interfaith unity. Local Muslim leaders condemned the acts of a man who barged into the federation offices and, according to witnesses, announced himself as a Muslim...

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To Fight AIDS, Interfaith Collaboration Needed

August 22, 2006

Source: Zenit News Agency

On August 22, 2006 the Zenit News Agency reported, "A 'road map' for interfaith collaboration is necessary to address the AIDS pandemic, says an adviser to Caritas Internationalis. People of faith can no longer allow themselves the luxury of segmented and separated responses to AIDS, said Father Robert Vitillo during an interreligious conference on the topic, held Aug. 12. The conference was a prelude to the 16th International Conference on AIDS, held in Toronto from Aug. 13-18. As Caritas' special adviser...

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Ustad Bismillah Khan, "A Symbol of India's Religious Pluralism," Passes Away

August 21, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5270968.stm?ls

On August 21, 2006 BBC News reported, "Ustad Bismillah Khan was one of India's most prolific musicians, gaining worldwide acclaim for playing the shehnai for more than eight decades. He was credited with helping the shehnai - a type of wind instrument - attain a higher status in Indian classical music and taking it to a world stage. It had earlier considered to be an accompanying instrument. In...

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Islamic Scholar and Leader Walks an Interfaith Path and Embraces a Pluralistic Austin

August 20, 2006

Source: Austin American-Stateman

http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/08/20razi.html

On August 20, 2006 Austin American-Stateman reported, "The man with the white turban and black robe strides toward the south entrance of the Texas Capitol. He is a stranger, unknown to the dozens of religious leaders assembled on this hot afternoon. As he takes his place on the steps, one of the organizers smiles. Earlier that day, she had...

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Poway Interfaith Council Working to Increase Understanding

August 20, 2006

Source: North County Times

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/08/21/news/inland/82006203506.txt

On August 20, 2006 the North County Times reported, "Although still in its infancy, the Poway Interfaith Council is taking big steps forward, and Sunday marked the celebratory end of its first project: Interfaith Summer Nights, where over the course of seven weekly seminars, each of the group's member religions taught the others what their...

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Conflict in Middle East Strains Interfaith Relations in Kansas City

August 19, 2006

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascitystar/living/religion/15307091.htm

On August 19, 2006 The Kansas City Star reported, "In the best of times, Mahnaz Shabbir and Rabbi Amy Wallk Katz reach across cultural and religious barriers. But the conflict in the Mideast has strained local interfaith relations between people who ordinarily try to bridge the gap between their respective faiths, Islam and Judaism. The divide...

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Donor Helps to Create a Multi-Faith Center in Empty Edinburgh Church

August 18, 2006

Source: The Buddhist Channel/BBC

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,3054,0,0,1,0

On August 18, 2006 BBC reported, "Businessman Sir Tom Farmer is providing funds to help create a multi-faith centre in Edinburgh. The millionaire Kwik-Fit owner is planning to contribute hundreds of thousands of pounds for the venture. It will see Buddhist Monks and Mother Teresa nuns move into a disused church in Blackfriars Street, which is owned by the Italian government...

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In "A Son's Sacrifice," an Interfaith Approach to Filmmaking

August 18, 2006

Source: The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles

http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=16326

On August 18, 2006 The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles reported, " With all of the negative images about Jewish-Muslim clashes in the world, it is nice to see a documentary, directed and produced by a Jew and a Muslim, about a Muslim son taking over his father's slaughterhouse business in Queens, N.Y.

'A Son's Sacrifice,' which will be screened...

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Interfaith Rally in Seattle Calls for End to Violence

August 12, 2006

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/281037_peacemarch12.html

On August 12, 2006 the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported, "Shehle Anwar has seen images of the suffering in Lebanon, from a war that has already claimed hundreds of lives. Still, someday soon, she hopes people will be willing to put aside their geographical divisions and political differences, and fighting will end in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world....

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WHF Augurs: "21st Century Belongs to Hindus"

August 11, 2006

Author: Dr. Hari Bansh Jha

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/archives/1996/8-11/1996-8-11-05.shtml

With the message that the 21st century belongs to the Hindus, the three-day 11th International Executive Committee Meeting of the World Hindu Federation (WHF) ended on May 4, 1996, on top of the world at Kathmandu, Nepal. After reading a message of goodwill from His Majesty, the King, Nepal's Prime Minister, Bher Bahadur...

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Christian and Muslim Leaders Unite After Vandalism to Catholic Church

August 10, 2006

Source: The Citizen

http://www.blackburncitizen.co.uk/news/newsheadlines/display.var.873554.0.church_and_muslim_leaders_unire_to_beat_vandals.php

On August 10, 2006 The Citizen reported, "COUNCILLORS and church leaders held a meeting to try to tackle attacks by Muslim youths on a Blackburn Roman Catholic church. The move came after the Lancashire Telegraph reported a vandalism attack...

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