Interfaith

Indian Christians Left In Slums, While Told 'Return Only As Hindus'

July 30, 2009

Author: Anto Akkara

Source: Ecumenical News International

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=3225

Indian officials say that a troubled and remote area of the northeastern Orissa state that witnessed widespread sectarian violence aimed at Christians a year ago, is now normal, with less than a thousand people left in relief camps. 

But those who fled the violence in Kandhamal in August 2008, say they have been told...

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Christians, Jews And Muslims Engaged In Kansas City Festival Of Faiths

July 29, 2009

Author: Judy Press

Source: Examiner.com

http://www.examiner.com/x-11015-Kansas-City-Jewish-Life-Examiner~y2009m7d29-Christians-Jews-and-Muslims-engaged-in-Kansas-City-Festival-of-Faiths

The lack of civility in our society is obvious to anyone listening to the radio, television and sometimes, each other. Wouldn’t it be great if we could just shut...

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Retired Minister Works to Bring Religions Together

July 25, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The News-Star

Wire Service: AP

http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20090725/LIFESTYLE/907240307/1024/LIFESTYLE

Almost always, when Protestants and Catholics are formally gathered under one roof in New Orleans — and when they are joined by Jews, Muslims and Sikhs — somewhere in the background will be a retired Presbyterian minister named the Rev. Will...

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'Record Rise' In UK Anti-Semitism

July 23, 2009

Author: Dominic Casciani

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8166173.stm

Anti-Semitic attacks in the UK doubled in the first half of this year compared with the same period in 2008, according to new figures.

The Jewish Community Security Trust, which monitors anti-Semitism, says it recorded 609 incidents between January and June - up from 276 last year.

Most incidents were abusive behaviour, but there were also 77 violent...

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Russia: Medvedev Announces Programs Of Religious Education In Schools

July 21, 2009

Author: Clifford J. Levy

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/22/world/europe/22briefs-Russia.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

Russia’s president, Dmitri A. Medvedev, said Tuesday that the federal government would begin a national program to teach religious education in the schools. Parents would be able to choose studies in four federally recognized religions — Russian...

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Danbury Camp Teaches Children to Give Peace a Chance

July 21, 2009

Author: Nanci G. Hutson

Source: The News-Times

http://www.newstimes.com/newtown/ci_12877329?source=rss

The Rev. Laura Westby of First Congregational Church believes the world's greatest hope for peace is to "teach our children to be peacemakers."

So Westby was delighted to see 25 children explore peace through the eyes of different religions and cultures during last week's sixth annual Interfaith Peace Camp sponsored by the Association...

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Court to Decide On Aug 3 If Islamic Councils Can Intervene In Allah Suit

July 20, 2009

Author: Debra Chong

Source: The Malaysian Insider

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/malaysia/32848-court-to-decide-on-aug-3-if-state-islamic-councils-can-intervene-in-allah-suit-

The High Court here will decide in the next two weeks whether to allow several state Islamic councils into a legal dispute moved by the Catholic Church which is fighting for...

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Rabbis, Imams Visit U.S. for Dialogue

July 20, 2009

Author: Julia Duin

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jul/20/rabbis-imams-visiting-us-for-interfaith-dialogue/

A group of 28 imams and rabbis from 10 European countries arrived in New York and Washington this week for whirlwind visits to interfaith centers to break new ground on Muslim-Jewish relations and combat Islamophobia and anti-Semitism in each other's communities...

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Hindus, Muslims Willing to Tie the Knot Outside Their Religions

July 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Breaking News 24/7

http://blog.taragana.com/n/hindus-muslims-willing-to-tie-the-knot-outside-their-religions-114539/

An increasing number of Hindus and Muslims are willing to exchange wedding vows with people of other faiths, according to researchers.

A Monash University research has shown that 10 per cent of Hindus have married out of their faith, along with 8 per...

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Religious Leaders, Anti-Violence Campaigners Hold Interfaith Mass Prayers At Ground Zero

July 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Jakarta Post

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/07/20/religious-leaders-antiviolence-campaigners-hold-interfaith-mass-prayers-ground-zero.

Leaders of various religious groups as well as anti-violence activists held two separate mass prayers on Monday at the site of the Jakarta hotel bombings, which killed nine people and injured more...

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