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Interfaith Movement In America Digs Deeper

February 9, 2008

Author: Michelle Boorstein

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/08/AR2008020803233.html?hpid=sec-religion

For more than a decade, interfaith efforts have been on the rise in the United States, fueled by the growth of newer religious minority groups and by post-Sept. 11 interest in Islam. But participants and experts say a new credo is changing the...

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Judges Press IRS on Church Tax Break

February 8, 2008

Author: JOSH GERSTEIN

Source: The New York Sun

http://www.nysun.com/article/70957

A Jewish couple's bid to take a tax deduction they say the Internal Revenue Service reserves only for members of the Church of Scientology is getting a friendly reception from a federal appeals court, increasing the possibility of a ruling that could create a tax break for taxpayers of many religions who pay tuition to religious schools.

Holocaust Center Ends MSU Prof's Islam Talk

February 8, 2008

Author: Gregg Krupa

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080208/METRO02/802080332/1041/LIFESTYLE04

The Holocaust Memorial Center this week canceled a Feb. 26 appearance by a Michigan State University professor after Muslims expressed concerns that Indrek Wichman and the group that was sponsoring his appearance, The Michigan State University Young Americans for Freedom,...

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Jewish Center Seeks to Mend Ties with Muslims

February 7, 2008

Author: JOHN CHADWICK

Source: The Record

http://www.northjersey.com/news/religion/Jewish_Center_seeks_to_mend_ties_with_Muslims.html

Jewish congregations don't routinely devote a Sabbath to studying Islam.

But come sundown Friday, the Glen Rock Jewish Center will begin an unusual and possibly pioneering two-day program aimed at understanding Islamic history and beliefs.

And despite...

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Christian, Muslim, Jewish Leaders Urge U.S. Leadership to End Israeli-Palestinian Violence

February 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/faith/15399626.html

American Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders say there is an urgent need for U.S. leadership to negotiate a lasting cease-fire in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

In a statement released Monday, the National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle...

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After Protests, Pope Changes Latin Prayer for Jews

February 5, 2008

Author: Philip Pullella

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSL0585214420080205

Pope Benedict has ordered changes to a Latin prayer for Jews at Good Friday services by traditionalist Catholics, deleting a reference to their "blindness" over Christ, the Vatican said on Tuesday.

The Vatican newspaper l'Osservatore Romano published the new version of the prayer in Latin and said it should be used by the...

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Rio Judge Bans Float on Holocaust

February 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7220436.stm

A Brazilian judge has banned a group from parading in the Rio carnival with a float depicting the victims of the Holocaust and a Hitler figure.

The judge issued the injunction after a lawsuit brought by the Jewish Federation of Rio de Janeiro, Fierj.

She said the samba group could still parade but must remove mannequins meant to represent dead...

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Beijing's Only Kosher Restaurant Mulls Second Branch Ahead of Olympics

January 31, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Haaretz

Wire Service: AP

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/950010.html

Beijing and the Olympics are going Kosher.

The capital's only Kosher restaurant opened 10 months ago, drawing the small Jewish expatriate community, tourists, curious Chinese and even a few Muslims. Business has been so good at Dini's Kosher Restaurant, that part-owner Lewis Sperber is talking about setting up a...

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Interfaith Leaders Call for Intervention In Gaza

January 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=597

As the growing humanitarian crisis continues in the Gaza Strip, interfaith leaders in Southern California held a press conference and a vigil to call for an end to the collective punishment of 1.5 million residents. Interfaith leaders highlighted the importance of social justice and its centrality to Abrahamic faith traditions."

"Violence done in the name...

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Gandhi Grandson Forced to Quit Own Institute

January 27, 2008

Author: SRIREKHA N. CHAKRAVARTY

Source: India Post News Service

http://indiapost.com/article/usnews/1923/

NEW YORK: Scholar, intellectual and peace activist Arun Gandhi — the fifth grandson of Mahatma Gandhi — has landed in an unseemly controversy for his purported anti-Semitic views expressed in a recent article he wrote for the Washington Post online. The article generated so much heat over the past few weeks among Jews across the US that Gandhi...

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New York Man Found With Pipe Bomb Stash Suspected of Targeting Synagogues

January 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: FOX News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,324509,00.html

Investigators tried to determine Monday whether a man with a cache of pipe bombs and other weapons at his apartment was targeting synagogues and homes he had defaced in his Brooklyn neighborhood, a ranking police official said Monday.

Officers went to Ivan Ivanov's apartment after he reported being shot on...

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