Interfaith

Faith Schools Attacked Over Staff

November 14, 2009

Author: John McManus

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/8359414.stm

The government is facing criticism over claims that it allows faith schools to refuse jobs or promotion to staff with different, or no, spiritual beliefs.

The National Secular Society is arguing at its conference that current legislation discriminates against well qualified, non-religious teachers,

The Department for Children, Schools...

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Copts Between the Rock Of Islamism And a Hard Place

November 13, 2009

Author: Michael Binyon

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article6916192.ece

The first two months of the Coptic new year have been a sombre time for Egypt’s ancient Christian community. The new year fell on the inauspicious date of September 11. And a spate of attacks on this large and downtrodden community by Islamist extremists or villagers giving a religious pretext to petty quarrels have...

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Malaysia Catholic Paper Loses Permit Amid 'Allah' Row

November 12, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: mysinchew.com

http://www.mysinchew.com/node/31412

Malaysia's weekly Catholic newspaper has lost its publishing permit for next year amid a long-running dispute over its use of the word "Allah", the editor said Thursday.

The loss of The Herald's permit comes as it prepares for a High Court hearing on December 14 in a legal battle between the Catholic Church and the authorities over the use of the world "Allah" in the paper's...

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Non-Christians Focus On Secular Side Of Christmas

November 10, 2009

Author: Nick Hytrek

Source: Sioux City Journal

http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/lifestyles/leisure/article_9914761e-ce50-11de-98cf-001cc4c03286.html

Many of us have undoubtedly heard someone urging folks to tone down the commercialism of the holiday season and "keep Christ in Christmas."

But what if you're not among those who follow Jesus Christ? What if you believe in another god or no god at...

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Campus Faith Groups Host Religious Awareness Week

November 9, 2009

Author: Lauren Olens

Source: Student Life

http://www.studlife.com/news/2009/11/09/campus-faith-groups-host-religious-awareness-week/

Religious groups on campus will be hosting events this coming week to raise awareness about different religions and bring the Washington University community together under the umbrella of pluralism.

Pluralism Week will start off on Monday with a panel of rabbis to discuss...

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Crossing Over: Locals Step Beyond Faith Divide to Learn About Other Religions

November 7, 2009

Author: Matt Vande Bunte

Source: The Grand Rapids Press

http://www.mlive.com/living/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2009/11/crossing_over_locals_step_beyo.html

Learning about other religions is a little bit like picking up a second or third language, mused a senior minister at Grand Rapids’ Fountain Street Church.

It’s dipping your toes into a faith you may only have heard about in a cursory way...

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Diversity Of Worship Poses Challenges for Chaplains At Fort Leonard Wood

November 7, 2009

Author: Darrell Todd Maurina

Source: Pulaski County Daily

http://www.pulaskicountydaily.com/news.php?viewStory=1315

American society may be less religious than it was a few generations ago, but its religious diversity has greatly increased. That change has dramatically impacted the Army, which must now offer religious services not only for Roman Catholics and mainline Protestants but also for a wide variety of different Christian...

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Birmingham’s Faith Groups Promise to Bring Issues to the Fore

November 7, 2009

Author: Sophie Cross

Source: Birmingham Mail

http://www.birminghammail.net/news/top-stories/2009/11/07/birmingham-s-faith-groups-promise-to-bring-issues-to-the-fore-97319-25109619/

Leading figures from Birmingham’s multi-faith community joined forces and pledged to “be make more noise” in ensuring they bring the issues facing them to the fore....

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High Court Orders Protection to Runaway Hindu-Muslim Couple

November 7, 2009

Author: Shibu Thomas

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/High-court-orders-protection-to-runaway-Hindu-Muslim-couple/articleshow/5204888.cms

A Pune-based Kashmiri, Sabeena Langoo (22), had moved the high court seeking protection against alleged threats from her kin following her marriage to Ravi Tiwari from Bihar, prompting a...

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Conference Examines 'Common Ground' Among Faiths

November 6, 2009

Author: R. W. Dellinger

Source: The Tidings

http://www.the-tidings.com/2009/110609/common.htm

Unless religions are honest with each other about their blind spots and imperfections, interreligious efforts will falter," stressed Rabbi David Wolpe at an interfaith conference on "Finding Common Ground: Reconciliation Among the Children of Abraham."

The noted author and lecturer,...

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