Interfaith

Malaysian Custody Dispute Lost Between Courts

April 1, 2010

Author: Liz Gooch

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/02/world/asia/02malay.html

Through most of their 17-year marriage, M. Indira Gandhi says she and her husband observed rituals that she considered integral to their Hindu faith. Each morning they would pray before a shrine and on Fridays they would fast. During festivals they donned brightly colored, traditional outfits to attend their local temple.

Those were...

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Muslim Students In London University Prayer Room Row

April 1, 2010

Author: Poonam Taneja

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/8598455.stm

Some Muslim students at City University in London are praying in the street in a row over prayer room facilities.

The university closed a prayer room after Muslim students were attacked in November. A new multi-faith room was opened the following month.

A group of Muslim students now refuse to use the facility as they say...

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Governor Signs Repeal On Teachers' Religious Dress; Ban Will Lift In July 2011

April 1, 2010

Author: Betsy Hammond

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2010/04/governor_signs_repeal_on_teach.html

With supporters of religious freedom looking on, Gov. Ted Kulongoski signed a bill this morning that will end Oregon's ban on teachers wearing head scarves and other religious attire. 

The ban won't lift until after the 2010-11 school year. The rationale for the...

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US Exhibit Shows Complex Christian-Jewish Ties In Medieval Spain

March 31, 2010

Author: Chris Herlinger

Source: Ecumenical News International

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=3955

An exhibit in New York illuminates the complex relationship between Christians and Jews in medieval Spain and shows that producing art was often a cooperative, interfaith enterprise. The exhibit, "Uneasy Communion: Jews, Christians, and the Altarpieces of Medieval Spain," at the Museum of Biblical Art, does not downplay the tensions that existed...

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Groups Press for Religious Freedom Envoy

March 31, 2010

Author: Daniel Burke

Source: Beliefnet/Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/03/groups-press-for-religious-fre.php

In an open letter sent to President Obama on Tuesday (March 30), 29 human rights groups and faith leaders pressed the president to fill the vacant position of ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom.

"The absence of senior level leadership in your administration on...

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Anti-Buddhist Vandalism Denounced In Kentucky

March 31, 2010

Author: Tan Ong

Source: The Chakra

http://www.chakranews.com/anti-buddhist-vandalism-denounced-in-kentucky/640

Interfaith religion supporters recently denounced acts of vandalism on a Buddhist temple in Louisville, Kentucky. A local Buddhist temple was vandalized by culprits wanting to spread hatred and fear among the Buddhists in the area.  These acts are counter to the areas efforts to build acceptance and religious...

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Traditional Moroccan Festival Uniting Jews, Muslims At Close Of Passover Comes to Somerville

March 31, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Wicked Local Somerville

http://www.wickedlocal.com/somerville/news/x1009765234/Traditional-Moroccan-festival-uniting-Jews-Muslims-at-close-of-Passover-comes-to-Somerville

Prism and the American Islamic Congress are partnering to create a multicultural evening of music, art, dance and food based on the North African tradition...

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UWO Students Take Interfaith Roadtrip With Plans for More

March 29, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Jewish Tribune

http://www.jewishtribune.ca/TribuneV2/index.php/201003292857/UWO-students-take-interfaith-roadtrip-with-plans-for-more.html

Students at the University of Western Ontario enjoyed a recent interfaith experience that explored the role of women within Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

The free program, the Abrahamic Roadtrip, was...

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2010 Mar 26

Pluralism Project Participates in Billerica Memorial High School’s "E Pluribus Unum Day"

(All day)

Location: 

Billerica, MA
On Friday, March 26, 2010, Pluralism Project Director Dr. Diana L. Eck and a panel of youth representatives from various religious traditions participated in Billerica Memorial High School’s E Pluribus Unum Day. After Dr. Eck’s keynote presentation on pluralism in America and the religious diversity of Greater Boston, panelists reflected on common misconceptions about their faith, the relationship between their faith and interreligious understanding in a pluralist society, and concluded by offering wisdom from each of their traditions for an audience of graduating high school seniors... Read more about Pluralism Project Participates in Billerica Memorial High School’s "E Pluribus Unum Day"

Interfaith Seder Provides Plenty Of Food for Thought

March 26, 2010

Author: Jeff Strickler

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/faith/89275707.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUUsZ

Although only in its third year, the annual Passover seder sponsored by the St. Paul Interfaith Network can be declared a resounding success. In fact, had anyone else shown up for last weekend's program, they would have ended up...

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Youth Interfaith Meet Held

March 25, 2010

Author: Jasjit Kaur Ahuja

Source: India Journal

http://www.indiajournal.com/pages/event.php?id=10427

Twenty-four teenagers from the Sikh community took part in the 6th Annual Interfaith Youth Dialogue sponsored by the Interfaith Council of Central Orange County on March 7.

The event was a tremendous success, with about 120 high school teens and 25 adults participating in a discussion of the theme “When times get tough, how do...

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Interpreting An Embrace: A Jew And a Sikh In Kansas

March 24, 2010

Author: Rabbi Or Rose

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rabbi-or-rose/interpreting-an-embrace-a_b_511277.html

A shiny red, mid-sized rental car pulled up to the curb and from it emerged a very tall, dark-skinned man with an off-white turban, long graying beard, and boyish smile. "Come my friend, let me help you with your bags. On a hot day like this, we can all use some help." With that, Dr....

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