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Faith Groups Let People ‘Bring Their Whole Selves to Work’

May 31, 2008

Author: Lekan Oguntoyinbo

Source: Workforce Management

http://www.workforce.com/section/09/feature/25/55/58/255566.html

It is a rare forum because of the disparate groups it frequently brings together: Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, Catholics, Orthodox Christians and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, more commonly known as Mormons.

Often they collaborate on events such as the National Day of Prayer...

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Jesters of Different Faiths Use Laughs to Bridge the Divide

May 31, 2008

Author: Marek Fuchs

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/31/us/31religion.html?_r=1&em&ex=1212379200&en=93d9f037fa917cc8&ei=5087%0A&oref=slogin

The Jewish comedian began with a routine about raising adolescents. “There was a reason Abraham was asked to sacrifice Isaac at 12 and not 13,” he said. “At 13, it wouldn’t have been a sacrifice....

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Students Protest Order to Remove Statue of Jesus

May 31, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The News Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/religion/story/377020.html

Two students who put up a small statue of Jesus in their high school said their freedom of speech was violated when they were asked to take it down.

Mount Abraham Union High School Principal Paulette Bogan said the statue violated a policy requiring student displays to exhibit...

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Buddha for Kids: Dharmapala Buddhist Center

May 31, 2008

Author: Jessica Marcy

Source: The Roanoke Times

http://www.roanoke.com/community/virginia/religion/wb/163956

Katie Clifton-Wright was looking for a spiritual center for her family when she began meditating at Roanoke's Dharmapala Buddhist Center last summer.

The Roanoke mother enjoyed the peace that the practice gave her and wanted to share it with her two children, Harrison, 5, and Tallulah, 18 months. But there were no local...

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Road Wasn't Easy for First Woman to be President of Dallas Synagogue

May 31, 2008

Author: Harriet P. Gross

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/DN-relpresident_31met.ART.East.Edition1.4663d65.html

When Jean Sturman tells you, with a wry smile, that next month she'll mark "the 50th anniversary of my 29th birthday," you're not surprised to learn she has four sons, eight grandchildren and two great-granddaughters...

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Global Buddhist Event Comes to Hoagland

May 31, 2008

Author: Rosa Salter Rodriguez

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Journal Gazette

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=62,6562,0,0,1,0

Buddhists hailing from far-away countries and nearby states will gather today in Hoagland for a joyous celebration that some compare with Christmas and Easter wrapped into one.

The event is called Wesak. Pronounced vay-sack, Wesak is marked annually with large gatherings featuring devotional music...

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Britain's Got Talent: Dancing to the Same Beat

May 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Network/The Telegraph

http://www.sikhnet.com/people/britains-got-talent-dancing-same-beat

A Michael Jackson tribute act featuring a Muslim and a Sikh has proved a massive hit on the TV show Britain's Got Talent. Here, Signature give their first interview with Celia Walden

On 29 May 08: Britain's got talent favourites Signature gave the Telegraph's Celia Walden a dance lesson and a quick...

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Group Asks for Diversity in Council Prayers

May 30, 2008

Author: Emily Anderson

Source: Grand Junction Free Press

http://gjfreepress.com/article/20080530/COMMUNITY_NEWS/817730522

A local atheist group wants more religious diversity in the prayers said before Grand Junction City Council meetings.

Members of the Western Colorado Atheists and Free Thinkers group met with Grand Junction City Manager Laurie Kadrich and City Attorney John Shaver Wednesday. Anne Landman, a WCAFT member who...

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Interfaith Group Blasts Dunkin' on Keffiyeh

May 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: JTA

http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/108830.html

An interfaith group that includes rabbis blasted Dunkin' Donuts for yielding to pressure to pull an ad featuring a keffiyeh.

The online ad featured Rachael Ray, the celebrity cook, posing against a background of cherry blossoms, wearing a black and white keffiyeh scarf, and holding up iced coffee. Conservative bloggers led by Michelle Malkin complained...

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