Judaism

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

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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 Muslims contemplate God, family and community ties. The Fakhruddins and other Midstate Muslims...

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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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Merrimack College Panel Looks at Historical Women from Three Faiths

September 23, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/09/23/panel_focuses_on_women_of_three_faiths/

On September 23, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "From the war in Lebanon to Pope Benedict XVI enraging Muslims by quoting a medieval criticism of Islam, conflict between religions seems to be a daily occurrence. Only the calendar, it seems, offers a note of harmony, with two holy...

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Controversial Muslim Leader Receives Award, Despite Protests

September 22, 2006

Source: The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles

http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=16513

On September 22, 2006 The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles reported, "At a meeting that featured catcalls, standing ovations and the ejection of a disruptive audience member, Los Angeles' County Human Relations Commission voted again Monday to give an award to Dr. Maher Hathout, a local Muslim leader whose harsh rhetoric on Israel generated accusations of...

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Interfaith Prayer Service Marks Opening of UN General Assembly

September 21, 2006

Source: Sikh Sanghat

On September 21, 2006 the Sikh Sanghat reported, "Religious leaders representing up to 30 faith traditions from all over the world attended an interfaith prayer service on Sept 12th to mark the opening of the 61st United Nations General Assembly. The introductions were led by Hiro Sakurai, Committee of Religious NGOs and Rev. William Tully, St. Bartholomew’s Church. This was followed by prayers from the Native American, Buddhist, Muslim, Baha'i, Shinto, Taoist, Sikh, Hindu, Jewish, African Traditional Religions,...

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"Allah's Trailblazer" by R. Jonathan Moore

September 21, 2006

Source: Martin Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2006/0921.shtml

On September 21, 2006 the Martin Marty Center ran an opinion piece by R. Jonathan Moore, a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Religious Studies at Grinnell College. "Minnesota's fifth congressional district is about to make some history. This past week, Keith Ellison defeated three challengers to receive the Democrat-Farmer-Labor Party's nomination for the U....

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Egyptian Court Postpones Baha'i Case Again

September 21, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=480

On September 21, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The Supreme Administrative Court here has again postponed its hearing on the government appeal of a lower court's ruling upholding the right of a Baha'i couple to have their religion properly identified on government documents. In a brief hearing on Saturday, 16 September 2006, the Court continued the case until 20 November in...

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Rare Confluence of Religious Holidays Marked by Interfaith Efforts in Orange County

September 18, 2006

Source: Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1279315.php

On September 18, 2006 the Orange County Register reported, "At a time when religious conflict has turned lethal for so many people and shattered their peace and security, a rare confluence of the sacred seasons of the three Abrahamic faiths – Christianity, Islam and Judaism – begins this week. Scores of Orange County residents –...

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Muslims from Israel Bring Fresh Insights to Boston

September 18, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/09/18/muslims_from_israel_bring_fresh_views_to_hub/?page=1

On September 18, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Al Qasemi College , which was founded in 1989 as the first institute of Islamic higher education in Israel, is trying to export revolutionary openness and liberalism to the wider Islamic world, leaders of the faculty told educators, Jewish...

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In Oslo, Shots Fired at Synagogue the Latest in a Series of Incidents

September 17, 2006

Source: CNN

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/europe/09/17/norway.synagogue.reut/index.html

On September 17, 2006 Reuters reported, "Shots were fired at a synagogue in central Oslo early on Sunday and police said they were investigating whether the incident was linked to religious hatred.

Armed police sealed off the synagogue after the incident at around 2.30 a.m. (0030 GMT). No one was...

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