Interfaith

Rum Bottle Thrown At Malaysia Mosque Amid Tension

January 16, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/16/AR2010011600848.html

Vandals threw a rum bottle at a mosque in the first attack on a Muslim house of worship after almost a dozen similar assaults on churches in Malaysia the past week, police said Saturday.

Police have dismissed the attacks as...

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Catholic Church Seeks 'Official' Status In Turkey

January 16, 2010

Author: Luigi Sandri

Source: Ekklesia

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/11030

Pope Benedict XVI has called for the Roman Catholic Church to be given legal recognition in Muslim-majority but politically secular Turkey, which has faced criticism of its treatment of religious minorities as it seeks to become a member of the European Union.

Receiving Kenan Gürsoy, the new Turkish ambassador to the Vatican, on 7 January 2009, Pope Benedict said that Catholics...

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US Concerned At Coptic Christian Arrests In Egypt

January 16, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jXIQ9JvnslGT10QTKUHdgEFW562Q

The United States said it was "deeply concerned" at the arrests Saturday of Coptic Christians heading to show support for fellow Copts killed and injured in Egypt earlier this month.

"The United States is deeply concerned by today's arrests of...

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Dallas-Area Christians, Muslims And Jews Will Worship Together

January 15, 2010

Author: Jim Jones

Source: Star-Telegram

http://www.star-telegram.com/local/story/1897561.html

Do Christians hate Muslims? Are all Muslims terrorists? Do Jews greedily control the banking and entertainment industries?

Such negative stereotypes based on fear, suspicion and misinformation need to be dispelled, local religious leaders say.

"It’s critical," said the Rev. Bob Roberts, pastor of NorthWood Church in Keller, whose...

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Interfaith Arts Event Aims to Bring Forth ‘Winter’s Light’

January 15, 2010

Author: Rick Hellman

Source: Kansas City Jewish Chronicle

http://www.kcjc.com/201001159001/news/interfaith-arts-event-aims-to-bring-forth-winters-light.html

“Winter’s Light,” a multi-faith storytelling and arts event that has proven successful in Atlanta, is being replicated here next Saturday evening by the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council. (See below for details)...

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Three Killed, 17 Wounded In Attacks In Thai South

January 14, 2010

Author: Surapan Boonthanom, Ambika Ahuja and Alan Raybould

Source: Reuters

http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-45385320100114

A series of drive-by shootings and bombings killed three people and wounded 17 in Thailand's restive Muslim south, police said on Thursday.

Unknown assailants shot dead and burned the bodies of a Buddhist couple who were riding to work on a motorcycle on Thursday morning in Pattani province...

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Group Works to Counter Negative View Of Muslims

January 14, 2010

Author: Stefano Esposito

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1990227,CST-NWS-muslim14.article

It's hard to deny the power of an Osama bin Laden taped message to foment anti-Muslim sentiment in America.

But a Chicago-based coalition wants to blunt that sort of message by sharing the real-life stories of Muslims living, working and praying in America.

"It's about humanizing our respective stories...

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Message From ISNA President Dr. Ingrid Mattson On the Haitian Earthquake

January 14, 2010

Author: Dr. Ingrid Mattson

Source: Islamic Society of North America

http://www.isna.net/articles/News/Message-from-ISNA-president-Dr-Ingrid-Mattson-on-the-Haitian-Earthquake.aspx

It has been reported that a prominent Christian leader, Pat Robertson, has said that Haiti has been “cursed” by a “pact with the devil.” Fortunately, this is not the mainstream Christian...

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Inter-Faith Meet Condemns Swiss Mosque Minarets Ban

January 14, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/uncategorized/inter-faith-meet-condemns-swiss-mosque-minarets-ban_100303961.html

Religious scholars and intellectuals Thursday condemned the Swiss government’s recent ban on minarets of mosques in their country and decided to approach the United Nations and Amnesty International in the matter.
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Muslim And Sikh Boxers Fight to Overturn Beard Ban

January 13, 2010

Author: Catrin Nye

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/8451615.stm

Muslim and Sikh groups are challenging a ruling which bans amateur boxers from the ring if they have a beard.

The Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE) recently ruled that all fighters had to be clean shaven to allow cuts to the face to be seen.

It came after Mohammed Patel, a 25-year-old bearded Muslim boxer from Bolton, was stopped...

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Stones Thrown At Malaysian Sikh Temple Following Religious Row

January 13, 2010

Author: January 13, 2010

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6985866.ece

Malaysian Sikhs have become the latest group to be dragged into a violent controversy about the use of the word Allah, with the stoning of Sikh temple following a series of arson attacks on Christian churches.

Vandals damaged a mirror, but caused no injuries, when they threw stones into the courtyard of the...

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Tours Of Faith Begin Next Month

January 13, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Peace Arch News

http://www.bclocalnews.com/surrey_area/peacearchnews/community/81370477.html

Starting Feb. 21, the Surrey Neighbouring Faiths Program – an informal, grassroots network of members from 11 local faith communities – will offer families the chance to learn about the faith traditions of their neighbours.

The Early Explorers program takes children and families on...

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