Interfaith

Bridging Religions: 'Challenge Of the 21st Century'

April 7, 2010

Author: Julia Duin

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/apr/07/bridging-religions-challenge-of-the-21st-century/

Rabbi Marc Schneier's Upper East Side office at the Foundation For Ethnic Understanding is relatively stark; a bookshelf here, an abstract painting there, and little hint of the outsized role he's played in bringing opposites together.

When he founded...

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Wyo. State Prison Caters to Inmates' Religions

April 7, 2010

Author: Nicholas DeMarino

Source: CBS4/Rawlins Daily Times

Wire Service: AP

http://cbs4denver.com/wireapnewswy/From.Baptist.to.2.1617249.html

There's a Native American talking stick mounted on the wall, a series of volumes about Scientology on the bookshelf and a few Bibles strewn about Raymond Spray's office in the south facility of the Wyoming State Penitentiary.

"We recognize 17 different...

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Ohio Christian Convert Fights to Stay In US

April 6, 2010

Author: Matt Leingang

Source: WKOW

Wire Service: AP

http://www.wkowtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=12257775

A teenage girl who converted to Christianity and ran away from home is being blocked by her Muslim parents from fighting the possibility of deportation, her attorney told a judge Monday in an ongoing custody dispute.

Rifqa Bary, 17, who fled home last year and stayed with a Florida minister whom she met on...

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United States Offers Europe An Interfaith Model

April 6, 2010

Author: Julia Duin

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/apr/06/us-offers-europe-an-interfaith-model/print/

It was a warm summer afternoon in the new U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and some European rabbis and imams were exchanging bearhugs.

Imam Mohamed Kajjaj, vice president of the Council of Muslim Theologians of Belgium, waxed eloquent about all the Muslim-Jewish give...

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Interfaith Movement Gains New Strength

April 5, 2010

Author: Julia Duin

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/apr/05/interfaith-movement-gains-new-strength/

When FaithHouse Manhattan has its twice-monthly interfaith gatherings, the guest list is a carnival of religious belief and creed.

An Islamic Sufi dervish greets you at the door, but the program director, an Episcopalian, makes the announcements. A rabbi, a female Muslim...

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Project Helps Jewish And Muslim Teens Cooperate, Form Friendships

April 4, 2010

Author: Dana Bartholomew

Source: Daily News Los Angeles

http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_14820626

Danielle Feuer and July Aye both study hard, share Facebook friends and worship the same God.

But one is Jewish, the other Muslim, working side-by-side among a dozen interfaith teens on Sunday to sort food at a Van Nuys food bank.

"The whole point of our group is to not be confrontational, but to learn about each other and to discuss issues in a...

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Father In Custody Case Can't Take Girl to Easter Service

April 3, 2010

Author: Manya A. Brachear

Source: The Washington Post/Chicago Tribune

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/02/AR2010040203907.html

A Chicago man in a contentious divorce and custody dispute was told by a judge this week that he cannot take his daughter to Catholic services on Easter.

The order maintains an injunction imposed against Joseph Reyes last year after he had the girl baptized...

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Air Force Academy Closes Investigation Into Alleged 'Hate Crime'

April 2, 2010

Author: Lance Benzel

Source: Colorado Springs Gazette

http://www.gazette.com/articles/academy-96589-air-force.html

Air Force Academy officials said today they may never know who left a large wooden cross at the campus’ recently constructed Earth-centered worship circle – or why.

Investigators closed their probe into the Jan. 17 incident a little more than a month after it began, saying they exhausted efforts to find...

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Christians Mark Easter In Strife-Scarred Northern Nigeria

April 2, 2010

Author: Aminu Abubakar

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hJ7O7BMY_fn2bCL5ZoZd962nLIrg

Thousands of devout Christians thronged the dusty streets of Kano in Nigeria's predominantly Muslim north to mark Jesus' crucification in a show of sharply improved sectarian ties in a city previously notorious for religious intolerance.

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Six Killed In Thailand's Insurgency-Plagued South

April 1, 2010

Author: Surapan Boonthanom and Jason Szep

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6302EI20100401

Suspected Islamic insurgents shot dead six Buddhist villagers in Thailand's restive south Thursday, police said, the latest attack in the troubled region bordering Malaysia.

The villagers in Narathiwat province were believed to have been ambushed, said police Colonel Sanit Suwanno. Two bodies were found in a pick-up truck and four...

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Buddhists, Muslims & Christians Wash the Feet Of the Homeless This Easter

April 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Christianity Today

http://au.christiantoday.com/article/buddhists-muslims-christians-wash-the-feet-of-the-homeless-this-easter/7907.htm

This Easter, Sydney's homeless will have their feet washed just as Jesus washed the feet of his disciples.

"Each year I wash the feet of the homeless at my Exodus Foundation", said Rev. Crews. "It is very...

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