Interfaith

Religious Differences Fuel Custody Battles

April 18, 2010

Author: Lisa Donovan

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/2171366,CST-NWS-custody18.article

Their divorce was settled three years ago, but there they were Friday, back in Cook County Domestic Relations Court, this time fighting over a contentious religious issue:

Could a devout Jewish mother force her ex-husband, who isn't Jewish, to feed their 7-year-old son kosher food when he has the boy?

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As Unity Unravels, a Battle for Haitian Souls Is Stirring

April 18, 2010

Author: Jacqueline Charles and Trenton Daniel

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/04/12/1576546/as-unity-unravels-a-battle-for.html

At first Haitians of all faiths turned inward, transforming their bedsheet camps into all-night religious revivals as they clung to faith and resilience, crying and praising Jezi.

But in the three months after the earthquake, the relationship among...

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Campaign Seeks to Eliminate Religious Discrimination In Workplace

April 18, 2010

Author: Nikki Roberti

Source: Axcess News

http://www.axcessnews.com/index.php/articles/show/id/20010

When Zainab Al-Suwaij's interviewer asked in a displeased tone if she wore her head scarf every day, Al-Suwaij knew her job interview was over.

Many Muslim women wear hijabs in accordance with their faith, but these practices can restrict their chances to find jobs.

Now she is executive director of the American Islamic...

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Dallas’ Cathedral Of Hope Puts Final Beams Into Place for Interfaith Peace Chapel

April 16, 2010

Author: David Taffet

Source: Dallas Voice

http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2010/apr/16/dallas-cathedral-hopes-interfaith-peace-chapel/?refscroll=984

The final beams for the $3.7 million Interfaith Peace Chapel at Cathedral of Hope were hoisted into place on Wednesday, April 14.

The chapel is part of a larger design by architect Philip Johnson that was his major project before his...

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Survey Finds Africa Is Most Religious Part Of World

April 15, 2010

Author: Chika Oduah

Source: The Pew Forum/Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=19969

Researchers say they've found the most religious place on Earth -- between the southern border of the Sahara Desert and the tip of South Africa.

Religion is "very important" to more than three-quarters of the population in 17 of 19 sub-Saharan nations, according to a new survey.

In contrast, in the United States, the world's...

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Africans Worried About Future Religious Conflict

April 15, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CBS News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/04/15/ap/africa/main6397777.shtml

More than a quarter of people in sub-Saharan Africa worry about future conflict along religious lines, though concerns in Rwanda and Nigeria are even higher, according to a new survey on religious attitudes released Thursday.

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public...

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Interfaith Cricket Scheme Praised In Leeds

April 15, 2010

Author: Simon Rocker

Source: The Jewish Chronicle

http://www.thejc.com/community/community-life/30443/interfaith-cricket-scheme-praised-leeds

An interfaith cricket scheme launched by Leeds Jewish Representative Council has been showcased nationally as a model of bridge-building between communities.

It is the recipient of a £12,000 "Faith in Action" grant from the government-sponsored Community...

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Jewish Bedtime Stories And Books Help Kids Learn Heritage

April 14, 2010

Author: Joe Burris

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/parenting/bs-pa-jewish-bedtime-stories-2-20100412,0,7929809.story

Erin Nicolson sifted through her collection of bedtime books and held up her favorite: "Hanna's Sabbath Dress," by Itzhak Schweiger-Dmi'el, about a girl waiting to try on a new outfit, once customary during the Jewish period of rest.

While the 4-...

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Jewish Bedtime Stories And Books Help Kids Learn Heritage

April 14, 2010

Author: Joe Burris

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/parenting/bs-pa-jewish-bedtime-stories-2-20100412,0,7929809.story

Erin Nicolson sifted through her collection of bedtime books and held up her favorite: "Hanna's Sabbath Dress," by Itzhak Schweiger-Dmi'el, about a girl waiting to try on a new outfit, once customary during the Jewish period of rest.

While the 4-...

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McKee Opens Doors to All With New Interfaith Chapel

April 13, 2010

Author: Katie Looby

Source: Loveland Connection

http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20100413/LOVELAND01/100412028

Every time people walk into the new interfaith chapel at McKee Medical Center, it will feel like autumn in Colorado.

Three-dimensional yellow Aspen leaves cover a double-sided window allowing light to shine in and give life to the painted leaves.

This type of room is unique to McKee, said Chaplain Bruce Rippe,...

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Chicago Dad Can Take Daughter to Church, Judge Rules In Interfaith Divorce

April 13, 2010

Author: Lisa Donovan

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/2156460,judge-dad-OK-church-interfaith-divorce-041310.article

In a divorce case that’s drawn national attention, a Chicago man who claims he has returned to his Catholic roots will be allowed to take his 3-year-old daughter to church, despite the objections of the girl’s Jewish mother, a Cook County judge ruled...

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