Interfaith

Sharing the Faith, Splitting the Rent

August 6, 2010

Author: Sarah Maslin Nir

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/08/realestate/08cov.html?emc=eta1

Apartment hunters always have a wish list of things that will help them call a new place home — doormen, laundry rooms, southern exposures.

But for some people, faith guides real estate choices. Instead of bay windows and an in-house gym, their must-have may be a kosher kitchen, a short walk to church, room...

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2010 Aug 04

Pluralism Project Moderates Panel at “Women2Women International Conference”

(All day)

Location: 

100 Malcolm X Blvd, Boston, MA 02119
On August 4, 2010, Pluralism Project Assistant Director Kathryn Lohre moderated a panel of local women leaders in a discussion on women’s roles and leadership in faith-based and interfaith organizing at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. The event was part of Empower Peace’s “Women2Women International Conference,” a yearly conference for over 100 teenage women from the United States and the Arab and Muslim world who come together in order to build “much-needed bridges of understanding and trust between improbably allies, uniting them across shared interests and purpose.” The... Read more about Pluralism Project Moderates Panel at “Women2Women International Conference”
2010 Jul 26

Pluralism Project Hosts Iraqi Youth Leadership Exchange Program

(All day)

Location: 

2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
On July 26, 2010, the Pluralism Project hosted an Iraqi Youth Leadership Exchange program sponsored by the State Department and the Global Youth Leadership Institute (GYLI) for a case study workshop. Pluralism Project staff, summer fellows, and alumni received the group of Iraqi teenagers, American teens from New England, program facilitators, and host families. The purpose of the exchange program was to introduce youth to civic engagement and interfaith dialogue in Greater Boston. Two Pluralism Project summer fellows, Brendan Randall and Kristin Stoneking, taught brief, interactive case... Read more about Pluralism Project Hosts Iraqi Youth Leadership Exchange Program

In Saudi Arabia, a Landmark Welcome Of a Christian Scholar

August 3, 2010

Author: Caryle Murphy

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2010/0803/In-Saudi-Arabia-a-landmark-welcome-of-a-Christian-scholar

In a country that endorses Islam as the official religion, bans conversion to other religions, and forbids Christian proselytizing, Saudi Arabia's recent welcome of an American Christian scholar is a landmark.

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People Of Diverse Faiths Pursue a Lofty Goal In a Peace Hike Up Mt. Baldy

July 31, 2010

Author: Mitchell Landsberg

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs-baldy-20100731,0,6497230.story

The mountain was supposed to impart energy to its pilgrims, but as he neared the top, Ashraf Carrim wasn't feeling it.

Slumped on a boulder not far from the peak of Mt. Baldy, the Muslim imam from Torrance laughed when asked how he was faring on his hike. "Badly," he replied. A...

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People Of Diverse Faiths Pursue a Lofty Goal In a Peace Hike Up Mt. Baldy

July 31, 2010

Author: Mitchell Landsberg

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs-baldy-20100731,0,6497230.story

The mountain was supposed to impart energy to its pilgrims, but as he neared the top, Ashraf Carrim wasn't feeling it.

Slumped on a boulder not far from the peak of Mt. Baldy, the Muslim imam from Torrance laughed when asked how he was faring on his hike. "Badly," he replied. A...

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Key Jewish Group Rejects Ground Zero Mosque

July 30, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NPR

Wire Service: AP

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128882354

The nation's leading Jewish civil rights group has come out against the planned mosque and Islamic community center near ground zero, saying more information is needed about funding for the project and the location is "counterproductive to the healing process."

The Anti-Defamation League...

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Ban Jewish Burka, Say Israeli Rabbis

July 29, 2010

Author: Nathan Jeffay

Source: The Jewish Chronicle

http://www.thejc.com/node/36322

Israeli rabbis are set to ban the burka for a small group of radical Jewish women who have taken to wearing it.

Two years ago, it emerged that around 100 women in the city of Beit Shemesh had begun to cover their faces with a veil and wear numerous layers of clothing to obscure their body shape. When many rabbis criticised the trend, the women took no notice because they...

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Faith Leaders Protest Arizona Immigration Law

July 29, 2010

Author: Michelle A. Vu

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20100729/faith-leaders-to-oppose-arizona-immigration-law/index.html

Some religious leaders from Arizona and elsewhere are coordinating nationwide protests against the state’s new immigration law, which takes effect Thursday.

Beginning with a prayer vigil at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Phoenix...

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Ban Jewish Burka, Say Israeli Rabbis

July 29, 2010

Author: Nathan Jeffay

Source: The Jewish Chronicle

http://www.thejc.com/node/36322

Israeli rabbis are set to ban the burka for a small group of radical Jewish women who have taken to wearing it.

Two years ago, it emerged that around 100 women in the city of Beit Shemesh had begun to cover their faces with a veil and wear numerous layers of clothing to obscure their body shape. When many rabbis criticised the trend, the women took no notice because they...

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Faith Leaders Protest Arizona Immigration Law

July 29, 2010

Author: Michelle A. Vu

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20100729/faith-leaders-to-oppose-arizona-immigration-law/index.html

Some religious leaders from Arizona and elsewhere are coordinating nationwide protests against the state’s new immigration law, which takes effect Thursday.

Beginning with a prayer vigil at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Phoenix...

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