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Muslim Professor Lives Interfaith Values

February 12, 2010

Author: Ron Orozco

Source: The Fresno Bee

http://www.fresnobee.com/lifestyle/story/1819862.html

A professor of Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim relations at Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Conn., is the guest lecturer at this year's Interfaith Scholar Weekend in Fresno.

Dr. Yahya M. Michot will speak Friday through Feb. 21 on the event's theme, "Islam: A Faith for the 21st Century." The annual event brings people of various religions...

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U.S.-Islam Summit Comes At Delicate Time

February 10, 2010

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/us_islam_summit_comes_at_delicate_time/

“Talk with as many people as you can. Talk vertically, talk laterally.”

That’s the advice of the Rev. Welton Gaddy, president of the Interfaith Alliance, for attendees of the US-Islamic World Forum in Doha, Qatar.

Gaddy went to last year’s...

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Row Over Plan to Build Jewish Museum Of Tolerance On Site Of Muslim Cemetery

February 10, 2010

Author: Rory McCarthy

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/feb/10/jewish-museum-tolerance-muslim-cemetery

A group of Palestinians descended from 15 of Jerusalem's oldest Arab families lodged a protest with the UN today in a fresh effort to prevent the construction of a "Museum of Tolerance" on the site of an ancient Muslim cemetery.

The project, run by the Simon Wiesenthal Centre in Los...

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Ecumenical Outcry Follows Coptic Christian Killings

February 9, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Christian Century

http://www.christiancentury.org/article.lasso?id=8181

The drive-by gunfire killing of six Coptic Christians in Egypt at their church on January 6, the eve of their Christmas celebration, has drawn widespread shock from the Vatican and church leaders in Europe, the Middle East and Australia.

Jerusalem Lutheran Bishop Munib Younan has denounced the killing of the Christians and a Muslim...

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Jewish-Muslim Study Course Grounds Interfaith Dialogue In Sacred Text

February 9, 2010

Author: Sue Fishkoff

Source: JTA

http://jta.org/news/article/2010/02/09/1010531/jewish-muslim-study-course-grounds-interfaith-dialogue-in-sacred-text

Judaism is a harsh, exacting faith condemning rebellious children to death by stoning. Islam exhorts Muslims to kill non-believers.

Neither statement, according to many Jewish and Muslim scholars, is true. But they are among the...

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Ismaili Muslim Students Establish Group, Work for Interfaith Dialogue

February 8, 2010

Author: Vidushi Shrimali

Source: The Daily Texan

http://www.dailytexanonline.com/university/ismaili-muslim-students-establish-group-work-for-interfaith-dialogue-1.2142517

For the small group of students trying to create the Ismaili Muslim Students Association, the third time’s the charm.

Since 2004, various students have unsuccessfully tried to start the association...

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Ill. Inmate Can Pursue Religious-Liberty Lawsuit Over Pat-Down

February 8, 2010

Author: David L. Hudson Jr.

Source: First Amendment Center

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/news.aspx?id=22566

An Illinois prison inmate’s claim that officials violated his religious-liberty rights by allowing a female staff member to search him has survived initial review by a federal judge. However, the judge rejected his sexual-harassment claim, saying that such a claim did not present a First Amendment issue.

Yaphet K. Jamal...

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Muslims Seek Probe Of Mayor's 'Christian Community' Remarks

February 8, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: USA TODAY

Wire Service: AP

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2010-02-08-christian-muslim_N.htm

A Muslim group filed a federal civil rights complaint Friday after a Southern California mayor remarked that he was "growing a Christian community" in a state of the city address last week.

In a letter to the U.S. Justice Department, the Council on American-Islamic...

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Court to Stage Debate On Religious Freedom

February 5, 2010

Author: Ary Hermawan

Source: The Jakarta Post

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/02/05/court-stage-debate-religious-freedom.html

The Constitutional Court will see one of its longest hearings as it becomes a forum for clerics, activists, pundits and artists to debate whether the country should revoke a 45-year-old blasphemy law to uphold freedom of religion.

The court opened Thursday the first hearing...

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