Judaism

A College Fires Its Chaplains To Save Money, and Students Move On

June 18, 2010

Author: Mark Oppenheimer

Source: New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/19/us/19beliefs.html?ref=religion_and_belief

When a chaplaincy dies, there is nobody to preside over the funeral. But if there were a funeral, would anyone show up?

In May 2009, Jennifer Walters, dean of religious life at Smith College, closed a budget gap by laying off her only three practicing chaplains, representatives of the...

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NY Suburb Settles Suit Over Jews' 'Shabbos House'

June 18, 2010

Author: Jim Fitzgerald

Source: Google/Associated Press

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hVsZb93p2MMw0cn2zzH35lLemg8wD9GD8U9O0

A New York City suburb has settled a civil rights lawsuit and will allow Orthodox Jews to gather at a house near a hospital so they can visit patients on the Sabbath without breaking their religious laws.

The village of Suffern had denied a variance from...

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Muslim Student Union Members Shocked By Suspension

June 14, 2010

Author: Deepa Bharath and Ellyn Pak

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/news/university-253265-union-student.html

UC Irvine's Muslim Student Union members say a year-long suspension came as a shock and that the university's action would deny Muslim students a sense of community, according to a statement released Monday afternoon.

“Suspending the MSU would undoubtedly create a chilling effect and...

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Claremont Seminary Reaches Beyond Christianity

June 9, 2010

Author: Mitchell Landsberg

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-claremont-20100609,0,4360922.story

In a bow to the growing diversity of America's religious landscape, the Claremont School of Theology, a Christian institution with long ties to the Methodist Church, will add clerical training for Muslims and Jews to its curriculum this fall, to become, in a sense, the first truly multi-faith...

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Methodist-Aligned Seminary Opens Door to Jews, Muslims to Span Divides Of Faith

June 9, 2010

Author: Mitchell Landsberg

Source: Cleveland/The Los Angeles Times

http://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/2010/06/methodist-aligned_seminary_ope.html

In a bow to the growing diversity of America's religious landscape, the Claremont School of Theology, a Christian institution with long ties to the Methodist Church, will add clerical training for Muslims and Jews to its curriculum this fall, to become, in a...

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