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Faith Groups 'Contribute £100m'

March 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/7289508.stm

Religious and faith organisations contribute more than £100m in economic benefits to Wales, a report says.

But the groups have little in return, with barely a quarter of faith communities getting public funding, the research found.

According to the study, around 40,000 unpaid volunteers do 80,000 hours of community work a week...

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Jews Tackle Intermarriage Debate

March 10, 2008

Author: Michael Paulson

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/03/10/jews_tackle_intermarriage_debate/

The statistic was startling: A study of the Jewish community in Greater Boston asserted that 60 percent of the children in interfaith families are being raised as Jews. more stories like this

The recent Brandeis University study's number was so significantly higher than...

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Rabbi Praises Interfaith Mobility

March 8, 2008

Author: Rich Barlow

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/03/08/rabbi_praises_interfaith_mobility/

If Rabbi David Gordis is right, when it comes to improving relations among Christians, Jews, and Muslims, the words of the prophets are written not on church or temple or mosque walls, but in the hearts of the congregants.

In a talk at Merrimack College this week, Gordis,...

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Bishop and Panel Say Faith Can Exist Without Fanaticism

March 7, 2008

Author: Amy Kotlarz

Source: Catholic Courier

http://catholiccourier.com/tmp1.cfm?nid=78&articleid=100198

The keys to religious harmony in a religiously diverse world are appreciation, humility and respect for others, said Rabbi Brad Hirschfield of New York City and author of You Don’t Have to Be Wrong for Me to Be Right: Finding Faith Without Fanaticism, which was published in January.

Rabbi Hirschfield spoke about religious...

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Leaders of Other Faiths to Meet Pope Benedict on US Trip

March 6, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Star Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/faith/16335451.html

Representatives of five non-Christian faiths will meet with Pope Benedict XVI during his first U.S. visit as pontiff next month.

The 45-minute event on April 17 at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington will include a papal address, greetings from the faith leaders and a...

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Jewish Representative Body Welcomes Muslim Call to Dialogue

March 4, 2008

Author: Press Release

Source: PR-inside/IJCIC

http://www.pr-inside.com/jewish-representative-body-welcomes-muslim-r468622.htm

March 3, 2008 - In an historic first, the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC), that represents world Jewry to other world religions, has issued a call for dialogue between Muslims and Jews. The statement follows the recent call to peace, dialogue and understanding...

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Jews, Muslims Gather to Promote Local, Global Peace at PeaceWalk

March 3, 2008

Author: Yusra Tekbali

Source: The Arizona Daily Wildcat

http://media.wildcat.arizona.edu/media/storage/paper997/news/2008/03/03/News/Jews-Muslims.Gather.To.Promote.Local.Global.Peace.At.Peacewalk-3247259.shtml

As death tolls in the Gaza Strip continued to rise over the weekend, Muslims and Jews in Tucson marched to promote understanding and peace on a...

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Long-Silenced Iranian Jews Find Their Political Voice in America

March 3, 2008

Author: Rebecca Spence

Source: Haaretz/The Forward

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/959921.html

When Beverly Hills' Iranian Jewish mayor, Jimmy Jamshid Delshad, ran for office in 2007, he faced an uphill battle. But contrary to conventional wisdom, his biggest challenge wasn't persuading skeptical non-Iranians to rally behind him.

Instead, Delshad's toughest fight was convincing his natural constituency - the city's roughly 8,000 Iranian-...

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Interfaith Shabbat Draws Jewish, Muslim Students

March 3, 2008

Author: KATIE WALSH

Source: The Daily Princetonian

http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/2008/03/03/20339/

Friday evening, students from the Muslim Students Association (MSA) and the Center for Jewish Life (CJL) sat down for Shabbat dinner, friendly banter, and cultural and religious learning.

Participants in the Muslim-Jewish Dialogue filled up at least two tables at the Shabbat. The discussion was relaxed, with conversations about what people...

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U.S. Zeal for Iran's Non-Muslims Faulted

March 1, 2008

Author: Thomas Erdbrink and Karin Brulliard

Source: Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/29/AR2008022903488.html

For decades the United States has funded an effort intended to help Christians, Zoroastrians and Jews escape persecution in Iran. Now some of their leaders are questioning American motives as sects that have endured here for thousands of years dwindle...

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Palestinian Priest Defends Comments on Israel

March 1, 2008

Author: Rebecca Trounson

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-beliefs1mar01,1,3623156.story

The Rev. Naim Ateek is a white-haired, American-trained Anglican priest who supports nonviolent solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and often speaks of his dream of a world in which Israeli and Palestinian states exist peacefully, side by side.

Ateek is also the founder of Sabeel...

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Playing with Fire: Mixing Politics and Religion Can Be a Dangerous Game

March 1, 2008

Author: Jodi Enda

Source: Conscience

http://www.catholicsforchoice.org/conscience/current/cWinter0708_playingwithfire.asp

Less than two months before Iowans would go to their caucuses, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a “faithful citizenship statement” urging Catholics to “use the values of their faith to shape their political choice.” While the statement didn’t tell...

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Church Leaders Ask Condoleezza Rice to Address Gaza Crisis

February 29, 2008

Author: PRESS RELEASE

Source: Worldwide Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2008/02/msg00232.html

The Honorable Condoleezza Rice Secretary of State United States Department of State Washington, DC 20520

Dear Secretary Rice,

As you prepare to return to the Middle East, we - the leaders of U.S. Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant churches and church-related organizations that make up Churches for Middle East Peace - are writing to ask you to take...

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