Interfaith

Brandeis Stands By Muslim Students

March 15, 2010

Author: Joyce Kelly

Source: Wicked Local Waltham/Daily News Tribune

http://www.wickedlocal.com/waltham/features/x1514353623/Brandeis-stands-by-Muslim-students

Standing on the edge of Brandeis University's Peace Circle, senior Beth Bowman urged the 100-plus students and faculty gathered in support of the campus' Muslim community to look around and take in the feeling of unity.

In the wake of vandalism...

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Ireland to Hold Referendum On Blasphemy Law

March 15, 2010

Author: Henry McDonald

Source: Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/mar/15/ireland-referendum-blasphemy-law

Ireland is to hold a referendum on removing a blasphemy ban from the constitution, the justice minister announced yesterday.

At the beginning of the year, the republic introduced legislation making blasphemy a crime punishable with a fine of up to €25,000 (£22,800).

The...

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Williamsburg Jewish Students Visit Hampton Mosque And Islamic Center

March 14, 2010

Author: Prue Salasky

Source: Daily Press

http://www.dailypress.com/features/family/dp-gl_mosquevisit_0314mar14,0,433822.story

Friends Heba Elkobaitry, a Muslim of Egyptian heritage, and Nancy Lazarus, a Reform Jew from Maryland, have big goals for interfaith understanding. Members of an informal five-member "faith club" with three Christians on the Virginia Peninsula, the pair work together in the...

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Hindu Girl Weds Muslim Boy; Now Fears for Safety Of In-Laws

March 14, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Zee News

http://www.zeenews.com/news611041.html

A Hindu girl who married a Muslim boy against the wishes of her parents has moved the High Court praying for protection of her in-laws and husband from the police and her own family members. 

A division bench of Justice AP Lavande and Justice Pramod Kode issued notices to the respondents including state home secretary and Amravati Commissioner of Police among...

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State Department Criticizes Iran for Persecuting Religious Minorities

March 13, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/03/13/us.iran.religious.persecution/index.html

The State Department condemned Iran's persecution of religious minorities on Friday following the Iranian authorities' detention of Baha'is and Christians in recent months.

Iranian authorities have detained more than 45 Baha'is in the last four months, and as many as 60 Baha'is are imprisoned in...

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Representatives Of Different Religions Come Together for an Interfaith Panel Discussion

March 13, 2010

Author: Caroline Klapper

Source: The Villages Daily Sun

http://www.thevillagesdailysun.com/articles/2010/03/13/lifestyles/lifestyles01.txt

When it comes to religion, people of faith are passionate about their beliefs, and at times, that passion can lead to conflicts with others of different religions.

However, sometimes with understanding can come peace.

With that idea in mind, the Solo Flight...

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New Islamic Show Creating Spaces for Dialogue And Understanding

March 13, 2010

Author: Eshe "Aisha" Asale

Source: Boston Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/x-37847-DC-Islam-Examiner~y2010m3d13-New-Islamic-show-creating-spaces-for-dialogue-and-understanding

‘Living Islam in America’ is a new thirty minute current affairs television series produced by Inner Attainment Production Company. Its aims are to educate American audiences about Islam...

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State Dept. Highlights Religious Freedom Violations

March 12, 2010

Author: Adelle M. Banks

Source: Beliefnet/Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/03/state-dept-highlights-religiou.php

The State Department issued its annual human rights report Thursday (March 11), noting religious freedom violations in countries ranging from China to Iraq to Saudi Arabia.

The report on 194 countries called 2009 "a year in which ethnic, racial, and religious tensions led to violent...

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Official: 122 Iraqi Christian Families Return to Mosul

March 11, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: TREND

http://en.trend.az/regions/met/iraq/1652588.html

Some 122 Christian families have returned to the troubled northern Iraqi city of Mosul since the March 7 parliamentary elections, a local official said Thursday.

Representatives of the city's Christian population had earlier told the German Press Agency dpa that some 250 Christian families had fled following a string of deadly attacks targeting the...

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