Interfaith

Hindu Statesman Zed Dialogues With Religious Leaders

January 10, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Merinews

http://www.merinews.com/article/hindu-statesman-zed-dialogues-with-religious-leaders/15793810.shtml

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed engaged in dialogue with Catholic-Muslim-Protestant-Buddhist-Jewish leaders in Nevada, United States of America, where they attempted to find connections among Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism.

This...

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Press Release On Recent Church Bombings In Malaysia

January 10, 2010

Author: Anwar Ibrahim

Source: Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding

http://cmcu.georgetown.edu/86516.html

We are outraged by the tragic attacks on our Christian brothers and sisters and reiterate our unequivocal condemnation of the bombing of churches in Malaysia. Today’s attack on the oldest standing church in Malaysia, the All Saints Church in Taiping, is an attack on our nation’s heritage.

As a nation we...

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Hindus, Buddhists Face Off Over Temple Custody

January 9, 2010

Author: Iftikhar Gilani

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010%5C01%5C09%5Cstory_9-1-2010_pg7_37

Hindus and Buddhists have come into conflict in the Buddhist holy city of Gaya in the Indian province of Bihar, over the custody of the Mahabodhi Temple. A group of Buddhists have been on a hunger strike for the last week, demanding ‘liberation’ of their holiest shrine, the...

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Christians And Muslims In Egypt Trade Attacks After Fatal Shootings

January 9, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/10/world/middleeast/10egypt.html

Muslims and Christians set fire to one another’s homes and shops near the southern Egyptian town of Nagaa Hamady on Saturday, three days after a gunman killed six Coptic Christians in drive-by shootings, security officers said.

“Four houses and a shop...

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Malaysian Churches Fire-Bombed As 'Allah' Row Escalates

January 8, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8447450.stm

Three churches have been attacked in Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur, ahead of protests by Muslim groups.

The administrative offices of one church were destroyed by a firebomb attack and one of the other two churches attacked was slightly damaged.

Some Muslim groups are angry at a court decision allowing non-Muslims to use the word Allah to refer...

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At Mayor’s Breakfast, ‘Interfaith’ Means Atheists, Too

January 7, 2010

Author: Daniel E. Slotnik

Source: The New York Times

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/07/atheists-attend-mayors-interfaith-breakfast-for-the-first-time/

Six newcomers to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s annual interfaith breakfast stood out in the crowd of more than 400 religious leaders draped in vestments varying from turban to cassock. But the coterie did not draw...

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Court Dismisses Atheist's Lawsuit Regarding Fort Riley

January 7, 2010

Source: The Kansas City Star

Wire Service: AP

http://www.kansascity.com/news/breaking_news/story/1670238.html

A federal judge in Kansas dismissed a lawsuit Thursday by an atheist soldier who claimed his rights were violated because he had to attend events where prayers were said while stationed at Fort Riley.

U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil ruled Army Spc. Dustin Chalker failed to exhaust all other alternatives before he...

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Christians Find Oman an Oasis Of Religious Tolerance

January 6, 2010

Author: Saleh al Shaibany

Source: The National

http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100107/FOREIGN/701069854/1011

As another Christmas season winds down, Christians in Oman say they enjoy tolerance and a number of privileges in this deeply conservative Muslim society and that the country’s ruler has made a point of supporting the diverse community.

“We are lucky that His Majesty...

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Vandalism At Mosque, Interfaith Display, Suspected As Hate Crimes

January 5, 2010

Author: Salvador Hernandez

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/news/display-226852-hate-islamic.html

The Council on American-Islamic Relations denounced two incidents of what it called "anti-Islam hate" after a Quran was found burned in a mosque parking lot and a Muslim component of a holiday display was defaced, both on New Year's Day.

Munira Syeda, spokeswoman for CAIR, said that although the two...

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