Interfaith

Mormon Church, Jewish Leaders Tackle Proxy Baptism

September 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: National Public Radio

Wire Service: AP

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129588867

The Mormon church says it has changed its genealogical database to better prevent the names of Jews killed in Nazi concentration camps from being submitted for posthumous baptism by proxy.

In a joint statement issued Wednesday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

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NYC Community Board Head Wants Interfaith Center

August 31, 2010

Author: Deepti Hajela

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iNLTahM5QJw8Ts0SpTgWLjXwN7gAD9HU80TO0

The chairwoman of the community board that voted for an Islamic center and mosque near ground zero said she believes adding an interfaith dimension would help unite people, saying a nondenominational chapel built at the Pentagon as part...

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Vigil In Support of Mosque Near Murfreesboro Draws 150 People

August 31, 2010

Author: Bob Smietana

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20100831/NEWS01/8310344/Vigil-in-support-of-mosque-near-Murfreesboro-draws-150-people

Mark West believes in freedom of religion.

That belief brought West out Monday night to a candle light vigil in support of local Muslims in front of the Rutherford County Courthouse.

It also inspired the...

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The Spiritual Convergence of Rosh Hashanah, Eid al-Fitr And 9/11

August 30, 2010

Author: Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2010/08/the_spiritual_convergence_of_rosh_hashanah_eid_al-fitr_and_911.html

As American Muslims observe the last days of Ramadan and American Jews prepare to begin their observance of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, members of both faiths...

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Muslims And Jews Gather In Cambridge to Break a Fast, And Raise Money for Pakistan Flood Victims

August 26, 2010

Author: Masha Rifkin

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/cambridge/2010/08/muslims_and_jews_gather_in_cam.html

Two hundred Muslims and Jews gathered in Cambridge Monday evening to share an iftar: the evening meal that breaks the fast during Ramadan.

The dinner was organized jointly by the American Jewish Committee Boston chapter (AJC) and the American Islamic Congress (AIC) in...

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Balanced Holiday Displays Permissible

August 25, 2010

Author: Jim Nolan

Source: The Richmond Times-Dispatch

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/virginia-politics/2010/aug/25/cucc25-ar-471527/

It's all right to have a Nativity scene with the baby Jesus in the courtyard of the Loudoun County courthouse -- as long as the government makes room for Santa Claus and a menorah.

That's how the attorney general of Virginia sees the latest debate over freedom of expression...

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Kentucky State Fair's Atheist Booth Sparks Spirited Discussions

August 25, 2010

Author: Peter Smith

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/2010308250113

In a small booth nestled between a vendor of
roasted almonds and models of arch-style steel
buildings and infrared saunas, Frank Lovell and
Billy Joe Wright spent close to half an hour
debating the existence of God, the afterlife and
the role of Christianity in the nation’s founding.

Neither...

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In Pakistan, Muslims And Hindus Pray Together Against Floods

August 25, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Deccan Herald

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/91298/in-pakistan-muslims-hindus-pray.html

In times of adversity, religious differences are forgotten. In a rare demonstration of communal harmony, Muslims recited the Quran while the minority Hindus gathered for special prayers on the banks of river Indus near Shahdad Kot town of Pakistan'...

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Religious Leaders Speak Out Against International Burn a Quran Day

August 23, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CNN

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/08/23/religious-leaders-speak-out-against-international-burn-a-quran-day-2/

Response so far to an event billed as a Gathering for Peace, Understanding and Hope has been "overwhelmingly positive," a minister in Gainesville, Florida, told CNN on Monday. The event is planned in response to a local church's International Burn a...

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