Interfaith

Local Muslims Find Support After Recent Controversies

September 17, 2010

Author: Helen Gray

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/09/17/2231355/local-muslims-find-support-after.html

Mustafa Hussein of the Islamic Center of Greater Kansas City didn’t know what to expect.

 

The proposed Islamic center and mosque in New York City blocks from ground zero has drawn harsh anti-Muslim reaction.

 

A Florida pastor threatened to burn...

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Papal Visit: Linking the Godless to a Lack Of Values Is Wrong, Say Critics

September 16, 2010

Author: Maev Kennedy and Riazat Butt

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/sep/16/papal-visit-linking-godless-lack-values-wrong

The pope is wrong, and unhelpful, to speak of "atheist extremism" in contemporary Britain, according to Christian, Muslim, Jewish and humanist voices.

 

Paul Handley, managing editor of the Church Times, termed the pope's remarks "a decent bit of...

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Interfaith Lunch Promotes Diversity

September 16, 2010

Author: Liz Thomas

Source: WIBC 93.1 FM

http://www.wibc.com/news/Story.aspx?ID=1280059

Hoosiers from several religious backgrounds come together to celebrate their differences.

 

The "friendship luncheon" at the Indiana Statehouse Thursday is the first in a series of cultural gatherings to foster an understanding and appreciation of the various religious communities in the state.

Valarie Kaur: Shadow Generation

September 15, 2010

Author: Valarie Kaur

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/valarie-kaur/shadow-generation_b_716769.html

Nine years ago today, the murder of a family friend changed the course of my life. His name was Balbir Singh Sodhi. Four days after 9/11, he was shot in the back in front of his gas station by a man who yelled when arrested, "I'm a patriot! Arrest me and let those terrorists run wild."

Sodhi was a...

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Religious Leaders Come Together for Interfaith Sunrise Prayer Service for World Peace In Nevada

September 15, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Newspost Online

http://www.newspostonline.com/world-news/religious-leaders-come-together-for-interfaith-sunrise-prayer-service-for-world-peace-in-nevada-2010091586088

Various religious leaders prayed for world peace as the sun was rising behind hills at Red Rock Consecrated Sanctuary in Reno (Nevada, USA) on September 12...

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Tensions High Across Kashmir After Koran Protests

September 14, 2010

Author: Jim Yardley

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/15/world/asia/15kashmir.html

The authorities expanded a strict curfew across Kashmir on Tuesday and sent more security officers across the restive Himalayan region after bloody protests erupted there a day earlier, fueled partly by a report of Koran desecration in the United States.

 

The bloodshed, which rippled across different districts in...

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ADL Starts Interfaith Coalition to Help US Muslims

September 14, 2010

Author: Jordana Horn

Source: The Jerusalem Post

http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?id=188103

One month after taking a stand against construction of the proposed Islamic Cultural Center near the destroyed World Trade Center site in Manhattan, the Anti-Defamation League has started an interfaith coalition meant to help American Muslim communities that are facing opposition to the building of mosques.

The Interfaith Coalition...

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Churches Read From Quran In Face of Proposed Quran Burning

September 13, 2010

Author: Amy Zerba

Source: CNN

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/09/13/churches-read-from-quran-in-face-of-proposed-quran-burning/

Rev. Larry Reimer’s says there's a simple message at the core of his faith: people have more in common than they have in conflict.

It's one reason he chose to have a passage from the Quran read at the United Church of Gainesville, part of the United Church of...

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Students’ New Campaign Fights Islamophobia

September 13, 2010

Author: Mary E. O'Leary

Source: The New Haven Register

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2010/09/13/news/new_haven/doc4c8d99ae18b9f677991290.txt

Valarie Kaur is an award-winning filmmaker who has fought racism for the past nine years, and still she found herself overwhelmed and paralyzed by the anti-Muslim sentiment flowing from controversy over the planned Islamic center near Ground Zero in New York.

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Atheist Billboard Provokes Oklahoman Christians

September 11, 2010

Author: Sean Murphy

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jzTzDhWpR4NBMVrYHCQHkz1nEgQQD9I597600

Atheists in Oklahoma City have erected a billboard seeking fellow non-believers, and Satanists have scheduled a conference in a city-owned building, drawing criticism from ministers in a state where more than eight out of 10 people say...

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Interfaith Peace Vigil Honors 9/11 Victims & Upholds American Values of Liberty, Justice for All

September 11, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=1220

Before a packed audience of people from a wide range of ethnic and religious backgrounds, a prominent array of the city's leaders in the religious, ethnic, student, and law enforcement arenas remembered the 3,000 victims of the World Trade Center attacks and committed themselves to passionately defending American values of religious freedom and equal rights for...

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Pa. Mosque Opens Peacefully Near Synagogue, Church

September 10, 2010

Author: Kathy Matheson

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hbRVaR3Zb_4XPI02qnpnFK97SovgD9I4VSI00

A new mosque recently opened in this well-to-do suburb of Philadelphia, but not many people noticed.

That was fine with leaders of the Islamic Society of Greater Valley Forge. Amid a tense national climate for U.S. Muslims, they...

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