Judaism

Yale Chaplaincy Search Proves Challenging in an Era of Pluralism

October 2, 2006

Source: Yale Daily News

http://www.yaledailynews.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=33501

On October 2, 2006 the Yale Daily News reported, "The music is raucous, there is dancing in the aisles, and the band would not be complete without that clarinet. Dozens of polo shirt-clad students clap and stamp their feet singing the refrain. 'I will bless the Lord. Bless the Lord at all times!' This is the scene at the first All-Campus worship of the 2006-’07 school...

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Rapping in the Name of Interfaith Tolerance

October 2, 2006

Author: Rachel Breitman

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2006-10-02-interfaith-rappers_x.htm

Chicago actor and musician Yuri Lane mixes prayers for Middle Eastern peace into his rap verses.

The Jewish artist has brought his play From Tel Aviv to Ramallah to college campuses, community centers and theaters across the country. In collaboration with Egyptian-American DJ Sharif Ezzat, Lane uses "...

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"Compromise on Torture Violates American Values" by Diana Gibson and Craig Wiesner

October 1, 2006

Source: The Mercury News

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On October 1, 2006 The Mercury News published an opinion piece by Diana Gibson and Craig Wiesner, members of the Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice, "During the exact time that the so-called 'compromise' on torture was being discussed in Congress, religious leaders gathered in Palo Alto to make their concerns about torture heard loud and clear. Muslims, Jews, Presbyterians, Baptists, Methodists, Roman Catholics, Quakers,...

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Islamic Society of Boston Lawsuit Proceeds

September 30, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/09/30/islamic_society_of_boston_suit_moves_forward/

On September 30, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "A judge ruled yesterday that a lawsuit brought by the Islamic Society of Boston asserting that news media outlets and other individuals had conspired to publish false and defamatory information about mosque leaders could go...

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Scottsdale's Religious Diversity Grows by Leaps and Bounds, Baha'i Temple is Latest Addition

September 30, 2006

Source: East Valley Tribune

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/index.php?sty=75440

On September 30, 2006 the East Valley Tribune reported, "God goes by many names in Scottsdale, more so now than ever. The city’s growth has brought with it adherents of many faiths, who pray in their own ways and often in different languages. Some have reached a critical mass and have built their own houses of worship, in addition to the 81 Christian churches of various...

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Daughters of Abraham in Cambridge is More than a Book Club

September 29, 2006

Source: Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week1005/feature.html

On September 29, 2006 Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly reported, " BOB ABERNETHY, anchor: While religious conflict is dominating the headlines, there are some who are trying to find understanding and respect across religious lines. A group of women in Cambridge, Massachusetts is doing just that. They have founded a book club to learn from each other's...

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Op/Ed: "Where Are the Moderate Muslims? Everywhere" by Meher Sultana

September 28, 2006

Source: The Miami Herald

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On September 28, 2006 The Miami Herald published a letter-to-the-editor by Fort Lauderdale resident Meher Sultana, "Re: Cal Thomas' Sept. 23 Other Views column, Where are the moderate Muslims?: The simple answer is: They are everywhere. Many of us are Americans, study in American institutions and go on to work and pay American dollars to our tax system. Like everyone else, we eventually find our better half, have chubby babies...

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Buddhist Research Center to Open in Israel

September 28, 2006

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Israel Center for the Study of Buddhism

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=71,3242,0,0,1,0

On September 28, 2006 the Israel Center for the Study of Buddhism reported, "The Middle East is one of the most unlikely places in the world to study Buddhism, or the Far East for that matter. But all that is hopefully going to change. The Israel Center for the Study of Buddhism (ICSB) is a non-profit, interdisciplinary and...

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Interfaith Group of Moms Form Faith Club, Publish Book

September 27, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2006-09-26-faith-club_x.htm

On September 27, 2006 USA Today reported, "When the news abounds with incendiary stereotypes, contradictory theologies and confusing cultural identities, can any ordinary person sort it all out? Yes, if they're bold, persistent and open-minded, say the three women of the Faith Club: Ranya Idliby, a Muslim; Suzanne Oliver, a Christian; and Priscilla Warner, a Jew. This New...

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Reno Jews and Muslims Build Stronger Relationships

September 25, 2006

Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

http://news.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060925/NEWS10/609250318/1002/NEWS

On September 25, 2006 Reno Gazette-Journal reported, "A visit by Reno-area Jews to the Northern Nevada Muslim Community Center on Sunday involved more than Ramadan and the Jewish High Holy Days falling at the same time. It's about building ties between Muslims and Jews. Local Muslims invited Temple Sinai members to the...

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Three Faith Holidays Celebrated in Nashville

September 25, 2006

Source: The Jackson Sun

http://www.jacksonsun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060925/NEWS01/609250307/1002

On September 25, 2006 The Jackson Sun reported, "In the span of several hours Saturday, three of the world's major religions began observances of some of their holiest holidays. In the predawn hours in Green Hills, the Fakhruddin family awoke to eat breakfast before sunrise on the first day of Ramadan, a monthlong holiday in which...

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Nepalese Organization Hosts International Interfaith Youth Conference on Peace

September 25, 2006

Source: Peace Journalism

On September 25, 2006 Peace Journalism reported, "Hindu Vidyapeeth Nepal (HVP) organised an international youth conference for peace with the theme of 'Deepening our Spirituality' in the capital. The conference began on September 23 with peace prayers by the priests and leaders of different faiths including Hindus, Buddhists, [Muslims], Christians, [Baha'is] and Jews... 20 international youths, 5 spiritual elders and 50 Nepali youths representing 20 organizations are taking part in the conference. The...

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Montreal Conference on World Religions After 9/11 Tackles Tough Questions

September 23, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today/Montreal Gazette

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/9/28.shtml#3

On September 23, 2006 the Montreal Gazette reported, "As Jews all over the world celebrate their New Year, Rosh Hashanah, and more than one billion Muslims begin to observe Ramadan, a month of fasting - and as the Catholic pope mulls over the furor he has unleashed with his curiously provocative comments on Islam - a group of scholars meeting in Montreal has grappled with difficult...

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Muslims, Jews Prepare for High Holy Days

September 23, 2006

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/107/story/27718.html

On September 23, 2006 The Sacramento Bee reported, "Like other Muslims, Basim Elkarra will begin the day with a light early meal and then fast until sunset. Leslie Kuperstein, who is Jewish, will call family and friends and spend most of the next two days in synagogue. For both, this is the holy season. This weekend, Jews around the world are celebrating Rosh Hashana while Muslims are beginning the monthlong...

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