Interfaith

Secret Shrine Shared By Muslims And Christians

April 13, 2010

Author: Dusko Arsovski

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8618275.stm

Up 240 steps, behind a padlocked wooden door, is a shrine holy to both Christian and Muslim believers.

It is not well known. Wary of flocks of tourists, the people in Makedonski Brod, in south-western Macedonia, have kept its existence a well-guarded secret for years.

The aged building, marked only by a cross from outside, is decorated within by Christian...

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Egypt Sectarian Clashes Up, Gov't Action Weak: Study

April 12, 2010

Author: Dina Zayed

Source: Reuters

http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE63B01B20100412

Egypt must face up to increasing sectarian violence and prosecute offenders in order to stave off a further rise in such attacks, a rights group said on Sunday.

"The state does not have a plan to quash sectarian tension and it does not even acknowledge its existence," Hossam Bahgat, director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights,...

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Omid Djlalili, UK's Iranian Comic, Takes On the Muslim-Jewish Divide

April 12, 2010

Author: Michael Theodoulou

Source: The National

http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100412/FOREIGN/704119940/1135/NEWS

Portly, besuited and bald, Omid Djalili glides into the spotlight with his remarkably graceful, trademark belly-dance. He sports a winning grin and swings his microphone suggestively at midriff level.

Like all successful comedians, he has his audience tittering before...

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Utica Visited Again Over Religious Pluralism

April 11, 2010

Author: Jennifer Fusco

Source: Utica Observer-Dispatch

http://www.uticaod.com/news/x1661779778/Utica-visited-again-over-religious-pluralism

In a world of religious differences and sometimes strife, Utica is on the map as a place where multiple faiths are co-existing in relative harmony.

In recent years, the city has become a stop for international journalists, religious experts and diplomats interested in...

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STU Students Bring Religious Groups Together to Share Common Threads

April 9, 2010

Author: Alexandra Davis

Source: The Daily Gleaner

http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/cityregion/article/1011780

Representatives from Fredericton's faith communities celebrated their similarities and their differences Thursday.

A ritual studies class at St. Thomas University took the lead in organizing the first Celebration of Faith in Diversity at the university, bringing together 13 faith communities with students, educators,...

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Muslims See Double Standard In ‘Terrorist' Label

April 8, 2010

Author: Omar Sacribey

Source: The Houston Chronicle/Religion News Service

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6950037.html

When 19 Muslim men crashed two planes into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, it was widely labeled “Islamic terrorism,” even as many Muslims cringed at the term.

So when nine members of a Michigan-based Christian militia, fueled by visions of the apocalypse, laid plans to gun...

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Students Gather for Second Annual Interfaith Dinner

April 8, 2010

Author: Andrea Ordonez

Source: The Hofstra Chronicle

http://www.hofstrachronicle.com/news/students-gather-for-second-annual-interfaith-dinner-1.1312114

Students of different religions on campus gathered March 24 for the second annual Interfaith Dinner. Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement, the Office of Multicutural & International Student Programs, Hofstra Hillel, the InterVarsity...

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In West Warwick, Islamic School Goes to Church

April 8, 2010

Author: Tatiana Pina

Source: The Providence Journal

http://www.projo.com/news/content/FLOOD_ISLAMIC_SCHOOL_04-08-10_SSI1GKJ_v18.3a54fd5.html

By all accounts, Rose Achabi is a shy person.

But as she sat through Easter service at the Full Life Christian Fellowship Church, she could no longer hold her tongue.

At the Islamic School of Rhode Island at 840 Providence St., where she is a teacher’s...

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Muslims, Sikhs Welcome Change In Airport Security Screenings

April 8, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Houston Chronicle/Religion News Service

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6950048.html

Muslim and Sikh groups praised the Transportation Security Administration for rolling back screening rules on passengers arriving from 14 primarily Islamic countries, even as some worry that profiling will continue.

The new rules had been enacted after a Nigerian Muslim man tried and failed to...

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Malaysia Sets Up Interfaith Committee to Ease Religious Tensions

April 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Earth Times

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/317462,malaysia-sets-up-interfaith-committee-to-ease-religious-tensions.html

Malaysia has set up an interfaith committee of religious leaders to promote better understanding between the country's Muslim majority and other faiths, news reports said Wednesday. 

The committee would make...

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Unique Hindu Baccalaureate Service Enters Third Year

April 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Nevada News

http://www.unr.edu/nevadanews/templates/details.aspx?articleid=5396&zoneid=15

Hindu Baccalaureate Service (Dikshant Utsav), held for the first time in Western USA at University of Nevada-Reno (UNR) in May 2008, enters third year. 
 
Organized by Indo-American leader Rajan Zed in collaboration with Indian Student Organization and South Asian Association of UNR, it...

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