Interfaith

Kenya's Constitutional Vote On Sharia Courts Pits Muslims Against Christians

July 7, 2010

Author: Sudarsan Raghavan

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/06/AR2010070605449.html?hpid=moreheadlines

For 13 years, Judge Mudhar Ahmed has worked in relative obscurity, issuing Muslim marriage certificates, divorcing Muslim couples and weighing in on Muslim inheritance disputes. Now, he's facing an issue unlike any he has seen. He has one...

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Policies In Place, County Ready to Start Saying Pledge of Allegiance and Prayer

July 7, 2010

Author: Regina Dennis

Source: Waco Tribune-Herald

http://www.wacotrib.com/news/Policies-in-place-county-ready-to-start-saying-Pledge-of-Allegiance-and-prayer.html

Next Tuesday, county commissioners will officially pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America — without prompts from the audience.

The commissioners court approved beginning meetings with a prayer...

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Shades Of the Old Punjab

July 5, 2010

Author: Chander Suta Dogra

Source: Outlook India

http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?265962

The Ghuman family of Sarwarpur, near Ludhiana, cannot understand what the fuss is about. Ever since Sajjan Singh Ghuman, an NRI Sikh living in England, rebuilt a mosque in his native village that was damaged during Partition, the shrine, as well as his family back home, have attracted the curiosity of  outsiders. “We never imagined we would be on...

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Shades Of the Old Punjab

July 5, 2010

Author: Chander Suta Dogra

Source: Outlook India

http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?265962

The Ghuman family of Sarwarpur, near Ludhiana, cannot understand what the fuss is about. Ever since Sajjan Singh Ghuman, an NRI Sikh living in England, rebuilt a mosque in his native village that was damaged during Partition, the shrine, as well as his family back home, have attracted the curiosity of  outsiders. “We never imagined we would be on...

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Claremont’s Religious Diversity: Church Affirms Multi-Faith Project

July 2, 2010

Author: Robin Russell

Source: The United Methodist Portal

http://www.umportal.org/article.asp?id=6914

In a bold move to prepare future clergy for America’s increasingly diverse religious landscape, Claremont School of Theology will help offer clerical training this fall for Muslims and Jews as well as Christians.

And the project has the blessing of the United Methodist Church, with which the seminary has long been affiliated.

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Liberty U. Removing Ergun Caner as Seminary Dean Over Contradictory Statements

June 30, 2010

Author: William Wan and Michelle Boorstein

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/29/AR2010062905331.html

At an evangelical institution such as Liberty University, personal testimonies are a kind of sacred currency; how Jesus saved you from damnation often defines you as a person. Nobody had a story quite as dramatic as that of Ergun Caner, dean of Liberty's seminary...

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Buddhist-Muslim Dialogue At Ladakh to Promote Communal Harmony

June 30, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Sify

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=42,9312,0,0,1,0

A three-day long Buddhist-Muslim Dialogue and seminar 'Addressing Violence: Religious Resources for Conflict Resolution 2010', is being held at Leh.
Hosted by Mahabodhi Devachan Centre, the objective of the seminar has been to bring together influential representatives of these two great religious traditions.

Expert...

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Diverse Crowd Drawn to Sikh's Peace Prayer Day Event

June 30, 2010

Author: Chris McGuiness

Source: Sikh Net News

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/diverse-crowd-drawn-sikhs-peace-prayer-day-event

When GTS Khalsa crested the last hill at the end of his long 21-mile run, the crowd there to greet him and the torch he carried broke into applause. He and a group of other runners made the arduous journey from the Santuario de Chimayo to the foothills of the Jemez Mountains west of Espanola June 19 to...

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48 Va. Inmates In Segregation Over Grooming Policy

June 30, 2010

Source: Belief Net

Wire Service: AP

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/06/48-va-inmates-in-segregation-o.php

Nearly 50 Virginia prisoners are being held in perpetual isolation because they refuse to cut their hair, several for religious reasons.

The Associated Press reported in May that 10 Rastafarian inmates had been in segregation for more than 10 years for refusing to comply with the state's grooming policy,...

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Ghana's Unique African-Hindu Temple

June 29, 2010

Author: Rajesh Joshi

Source: BBC

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/10401741.stm

The air is filled with the sweet smell of incense burning in a corner of the huge hall.

Wrapped in shiny bright clothes, idols of Hindu gods and goddesses smile benevolently from the elevated platform.

Sitting on the white marble floor a group of more than 50 men, women and children sing devotional Hindi songs.

Nothing extraordinary about this...

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Hindus Want Diwali as School Holiday In Burlington

June 27, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: ANI/Sify.com

http://sify.com/news/hindus-want-diwali-as-school-holiday-in-burlington-news-international-kg1p4cceedf.html

Hindus have applauded Burlington School Board (Vermont, USA) for declaring Yom Kippur and Eid al-Fitr as school holidays.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement today, while congratulating the Board for these two additional holidays,...

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