Judaism

French Muslim, Jewish Leaders Unite to Encourage Religious Tolerance

June 25, 2008

Author: Lisa Bryant

Source: VOA News

http://voanews.com/english/2008-06-25-voa30.cfm

Europe's largest Muslim and Jewish communities, both located in France, have just elected new leaders Sunday, who both vow to make their faiths more tolerant and open to non-believers. From Paris, Lisa Bryant reports the two men assume their new jobs under difficult conditions.

Mohammed Moussaoui, the head of France's Representative Muslim Council and Gilles...

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London Summit on Jewish Refugees

June 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7469745.stm

Jewish groups from around the world are meeting in London to highlight the plight of Jews who left their homes in Arab nations after Israel was founded.

The conference organisers, Justice for Jews, say they want to ensure the story of Jewish refugees is told, alongside that of Palestinians.

The American-based group says around 850,000 Jews...

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Religious Leaders Open their Arms, Altars for Ceremonies to Continue

June 17, 2008

Author: David Smith

Source: The Boston Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/a-1445001~Religious_leaders_open_their_arms__altars_for_ceremonies_to_continue.html

Much of the attention about this week’s same-sex weddings is focused on City Hall, but churches and other religious centers are also gearing up for the festivities.

On Friday, Congregation Sherith Israel on California Street...

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Zimbabwe: 'Jews to Be Airlifted Out'

June 13, 2008

Author: Ralph Mutema

Source: The Zimbabwe Guardian

http://allafrica.com/stories/200806130212.html

A MISSION to airlift some members of the Zimbabwean Jewish community to Israel is alleged to have been launched by the Jewish Agency, according to a report published in the Jewish Chronicle.

"Staff have spoken individually to every member of the 350-strong community and are believed to be making arrangements for their removal at short notice,"...

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Jewish Community Leader Re-Ignites Religious Identity Debate in Argentina

June 12, 2008

Author: Jeannette Neumann

Source: The Star Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.startribune.com/world/19878964.html?location_refer=World

The first Orthodox man elected to head Argentina's largest Jewish organization took office Thursday amid an angry debate over religious and cultural identity.

Guillermo Borger tried to dispel fears that he would favor Orthodox Jews and their beliefs during his...

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Jewish General To Pilot Evangelical-Friendly Air Force

June 12, 2008

Author: Marc Perelman

Source: The Jewish Daily Forward

http://www.forward.com/articles/13574/

When he was a cadet at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., in the early 1970s, Norton Schwartz did not hide his religion under his blue-and-white uniform.

A member of the academy’s Jewish choir before graduating in 1973, according to one of his classmates, Schwartz has since risen up the ranks and on June 9 was appointed Air Force chief by...

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Muslim Leaders Affirm Saudi King's Interfaith Effort

June 6, 2008

Author: Caryle Murphy

Source: Religion News Service/The Pew Forum

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=15791

Hundreds of Muslim leaders from around the world have endorsed Saudi King Abdullah's recent call for intensified interfaith dialogue in order to dampen global conflict and demonstrate Islam's commitment to solving world problems.

The declaration came on Friday (June 6) at the close of a three-day conference in Islam's holy city...

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