Interfaith

New PBS Film About Muslim

August 19, 2009

Author: Anema Qureshi

Source: InFocus news

http://www.infocusnews.net/content/view/38481/1174/

"On a Wing and A Prayer" is an intimate, funny family feature that takes its viewers into the sky with Monem Salam as he follows his American Dream of obtaining a pilot license even as he draws the attention of the FBI.

The film carries viewers deep into the life of the Salam family in the small town of Bellingham, Washington, not only...

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Iowa Bus Driver Suspended Over Atheist Ad

August 19, 2009

Source: The Chicago Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-ia-atheistbuses-iowa,0,6880378.story

The Des Moines Regional Transit Authority has suspended a driver who refused to drive a bus bearing an ad for an atheist group.

Angela Shiel was suspended on Monday after she refused to drive a bus with an Iowa Atheists & Freethinkers ad on its side. The ad reads "Don't...

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Picnic Brings Together Those Of Diverse Faiths

August 16, 2009

Author: Erin Julius

http://www.herald-mail.com/?cmd=displaystory&story_id=228771&format=html

After talking with a Jewish woman at an Interfaith Coalition picnic Sunday in City Park, David Washington, a Christian, plans to attend a Friday evening service at Hagerstown’s temple.

Building such relationships is what draws people to the annual picnic.

“We’re intentionally trying to build bridges,” said David...

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Commentary: "We Are All Hindus Now" By: Lisa Miller

August 15, 2009

Author: Lisa Miller

Source: NEWSWEEK

America is not a Christian nation. We are, it is true, a nation founded by Christians, and according to a 2008 survey, 76 percent of us continue to identify as Christian (still, that's the lowest percentage in American history). Of course, we are not a Hindu—or Muslim, or Jewish, or Wiccan—nation, either. A million-plus Hindus live in the United States, a fraction of the billion who live on Earth. But recent poll data show that conceptually, at least, we are slowly becoming more like...

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Interfaith Mural Shares Common Message Among Faiths

August 15, 2009

Author: Melissa Szumlic

Source: Tampa Bay Online

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/aug/15/na-itsnoteasy-beinggreen/life/

They're short, froglike and serving as ambassadors to the Middle East.

Not bad for a few handmade dolls living on a mural titled "It's Not Easy Being Green." The mural is part of an art exchange program with Amman, Jordan, initiated by the Children's Board of Hillsborough County and KidzCreate, the...

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India Hit Over Religious Violence

August 13, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8198770.stm

A US congressional body has put India on a list of countries which have failed to protect its religious minorities adequately.

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom says India was added to the list because of a "disturbing increase" in religious violence.

It mentioned the anti-Christian and anti-Muslim riots in Orissa and Gujarat in...

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Nevermind the Islam. The Kominas Are Punk

August 12, 2009

Author: Raja Abdulrahim

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-muslim-punk12-2009aug12,0,3121734.story

Shahjehan Khan rounded a corner at the Grammy Museum in downtown L.A. and let out a laugh.

Before him was a piece of memorabilia -- a destroyed school bus stop sign -- from Khan's punk rock band the Kominas, showcased in the museum's yearlong exhibit "Songs of...

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There's Value In Diversity, Say Young People From Three Faiths

August 12, 2009

Author: Emma Halgren

Source: Worldwide Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2009/08/msg00062.html

Religious diversity is an unavoidable reality today – and an
opportunity, according to the participants of an interfaith
seminar held in July at the World Council of Churches (WCC)
Ecumenical Institute at Bossey outside Geneva, Switzerland.

The three-week course, which had the theme "Building an
Interfaith Community", was attended by young Christians, Jews and...
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Sectarian Violence Hits Pakistani Town

August 12, 2009

Author: Aleem Maqbool

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8196013.stm

On a street in the small Punjabi town of Gojra, house after house stands gutted and looted.

One home in particular is the focus of attention. The windows and doors are gone, what is left of the furniture lies gnarled inside, and some of the ceilings have collapsed. People are peering into a small bedroom at the back of the building.

It is from here...

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Muslims Press Public Schools On Islamic Holidays

August 12, 2009

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/muslims_press_schools_on_islamic_holidays/

Calculus and chemistry are among the pressures awaiting Mesuka Akter, a senior this year at Long Island City High School in New York City.

But unlike past school years, Akter, a Muslim, will not have to choose between missing school and missing the two holiest...

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MPAC Participates In Government Interagency Meeting

August 12, 2009

Author: Alejandro J. Beutel

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=875

"Engagement." That would be the word to describe what took place at the Department of Justice-sponsored interagency meeting between representatives of various government agencies and members of Arab, Muslim, Sikh and South Asian organizations.

The purpose of the meeting was for various community and government groups to interact with one another,...

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