Judaism

New Textbook Adds to Debate Over Bible Courses in Public Schools

May 11, 2006

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/191/story_19113_1.html

On May 11, 2006 The Associated Press reported, "The long-dormant idea of teaching public school students about the literary and historic importance of the Bible is getting a fresh look this year from state legislatures and local school boards - though with political bickering and questions about what should be included.

The buzz results mostly from 'The Bible and Its...

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Jewish Groups Seek Interfaith Partners in Advocating for Immigration Reform

May 11, 2006

Source: Combined Jewish Philanthropies

http://www.cjp.org/content_display.html?ArticleID=183528

On May 11, 2006 Combined Jewish Philanthropies reported, "When Josh Protas, director of Tucson's Jewish Community Relations Council, lobbies for immigration reform, he doesn't enlist help just from his own community. Instead, his call list includes Catholic and Presbyterian churches, local Latino agencies, imams, bishops, pastors and rabbis. As Protas will tell you,...

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Op/Ed: "Where the Youth Are?" by Martin Marty

May 8, 2006

Source: The Martin Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2006/0508.shtml

On May 8, 2006 Martin Marty of The Martin Marty Center wrote, "Numbers of excuses are given for the absence of the younger generations in interfaith causes. First, you have to care about faith to 'do' interfaith, and many don't care. Second, the framing of issues was done some time ago by people who are now old; that framing doesn't match what...

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Interfaith Event at Groton Mosque is a Learning Opportunity

May 8, 2006

Source: Norwich Bulletin

http://www.norwichbulletin.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060508/NEWS01/605080336/1002

On May 8, 2006 Norwich Bulletin reported, "Carole Shores, a retired Bacon Academy teacher, said she realized just how much she didn't know about the rest of the world after the Sept. 11 attacks occurred in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. 'I think it's very important we all learn about each other's religions...

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Jackson Religious Groups Plan Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Project

May 5, 2006

Source: The Clarion-Ledger

http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060505/FEAT04/60505008

On May 5, 2006 The Clarion-Ledger reported, "To help build support for an interfaith Habitat for Humanity house building project, local religious groups will host a 'festival of faiths' from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday at Northminster Baptist Church on Ridgewood Road in Jackson. The event will feature food, music, dancing and...

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Muslim Imams and Christian Priests to Play Interfaith Soccer Game

May 4, 2006

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-05/04/article03.shtml

On May 4, 2006 IslamOnline.net reported, "Muslim imams and Christian priests will play on Saturday, May 6, in an unprecedented friendly officiated by three Jewish referees to help promote inter-faith understanding. The 60-minute march will bring together eight players from each side and will be played in a Berlin high school. The friendly is organized by the...

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Bush Leads White House National Day of Prayer

May 4, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/190/story_19073_1.html

On May 4, 2006 Beliefnet reported, "Calling the United States 'a nation of prayer,' President Bush marked the annual National Day of Prayer with an interfaith ceremony at the White House on Thursday (May 4). 'On this special day, we give thanks for the many ways that America has been blessed, and we acknowledge the Almighty, who is the source of these blessings,' the president told a crowd of...

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Opinion: Anti-Vilification Law Promotes Cross-Cultural Understanding

May 4, 2006

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/news/opinion/speech-that-spreads-hate-is-a-concern-of-the-law/2006/05/03/1146335799460.html

On May 4, 2006 The Age ran an opinion piece by Daniel Aghion, a barrister and public relations officer for the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, on the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act. Aghion writes, "Today, State Parliament is expected to vote on some proposed...

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Prince Charles Opens Bedouin Tent as Site for Interfaith Dialogue in London

May 4, 2006

Source: 24dash.com

http://www.24dash.com/content/news/viewNews.php?navID=7&newsID=5423

On May 4, 2006 24dash.com reported, "The Prince of Wales has unveiled one of London's most unlikely landmarks - a Bedouin tent in the shadow of City skyscrapers. The goat-hair structure stands in the garden of the former St Ethelburga's Church which was destroyed by the IRA Bishopsgate bomb in 1993 and is now a centre for peace and reconciliation....

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Brandeis Pulls Art Exhibit by Palestinian Youth

May 3, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2006/05/03/brandeis_pulls_artwork_by_palestinian_youths/

On May 3, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "A bulldozer menaces a girl with ebony pigtails, who lies in a pool of blood. A boy with an amputated leg balances on a crutch, in a tent city with a Palestinian flag. A dove, dripping blood, perches against blue barbed wire. Palestinian...

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Wide Array of Religions Represented at D.C. Dafur Rally

May 1, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/30/AR2006043000183.html

On May 1, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "Clutching signs that read 'Never Again,' thousands of protesters from across religious and political divides descended on the Mall yesterday along with celebrities and politicians to urge President Bush to take stronger measures to end the violence in Sudan's Darfur region that the...

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Canadian Jewish Congress Objects to Distribution of Bibles in Public Schools

April 26, 2006

Source: Canadian Jewish News

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On April 26, 2006 the Canadian Jewish News reported, "Canadian Jewish Congress has added its voice to parents’ objections that the Gideon Society’s distribution of Christian Bibles to students in a Vancouver-area public school system is inappropriate. The Gideon Society, a lay association of Christians, has offered free Bibles to Grade 5 students across Canada since the 1940s, and in the Richmond School District since at least the 1960s. But last month, a...

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