Interfaith

Thai Insurgency Takes Toll On Both Buddhists, Muslims

May 24, 2009

Author: Denis D. Gray

Source: USA Today

Wire Service: AP

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2009-05-23-buddhist-muslim_N.htm

The young Muslim man says he watched helplessly as soldiers broke his father's bones and punctured his lungs with vicious kicks. After seven hours of relentless torture the Muslim religious leader died cradled in his lap.

In a nearby village, a 7-year-old Buddhist...

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Hindus & Jews Want Australian Parliament to Shift to Multi-Faith Opening Prayers

May 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Web Newswire

http://www.webnewswire.com/node/454861

Rajan Zed, acclaimed Hindu statesman; and Rabbi Jonathan B. Freirich, prominent Jewish leader in Nevada and California in USA; in a joint statement, said that since Australian Parliament represented every Australian irrespective of religion/denomination, it was quite befitting in this increasingly diverse nation to do a rotation of prayers representing major religions and aboriginal...

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Bomb Case Raises Issue Of Islam In Jails

May 23, 2009

Author: Gary Fields and Suzanne Sataline

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124303841574048865.html

The possibility that the alleged New York bomb plotters converted to Islam in prison and adopted radical views could provide evidence of how the criminal-justice system can be fertile ground for terrorist recruitment.

Authorities said they believed all four men charged in the attack were Muslim and that some...

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At Interfaith Gathering, Director Gives Update On Obama Faith/Neighborhood Initiatives

May 22, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: MinnPost.com

http://www.minnpost.com/scottrussell/2009/05/22/9004/at_interfaith_gathering_director_gives_update_on_obama_faithneighborhood_initiatives

So a Shia Muslim, a Sunni Muslim and an Orthodox pastor are standing in a Presbyterian Church ...

It sounds like the start of a joke, but the three men were simply waiting to...

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Religious Leaders Urge Middle East Peace In Letters to Obama

May 22, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PBS

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/category/headlines/

Interfaith leaders are praising President Obama for trying to jump-start the Middle East peace process. As Obama met with Israel’s new prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, at the White House Monday (May 18), a coalition of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish leaders released a statement calling for new efforts to revive stalled peace talks.

Lawmaker Wants to Make 2010 'Year Of the Bible'

May 22, 2009

Author: Victoria McGrane

Source: POLITICO

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0509/22832.html

When the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31, 2009, Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) hopes you’ll be ringing in “the Year of the Bible.”

It’s probably just wishful thinking.

Broun’s simple congressional resolution aimed at honoring the Good Book has produced a push-back of biblical proportion in the blogosphere, with...

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N.Y. Synagogue Hosts Diverse Meeting After Bomb Threat

May 22, 2009

Author: Shawn Cohen

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-05-22-bomb-plot-diverse-meeting_N.htm

Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders this morning gathered to denounce religious hatred and express solidarity two days after a Riverdale terrorist plot was foiled.

They spoke in a joint news conference at the Riverdale Jewish Center, one of two sites targeted by four men who had allegedly planned...

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NYC Police: Terror Suspects Wanted to Commit Jihad

May 21, 2009

Author: Tom McElroy

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/21/AR2009052100424.html?hpid=moreheadlines

Four men arrested after planting what they thought were explosives near a synagogue and community center and plotting to shoot down a military plane were bent on carrying out a holy war against America...

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MPAC Outraged Over NYC Synagogue Plots

May 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=817

The Muslim Public Affairs Council is outraged over the alleged plan of four men to carry out attacks against Jewish houses of worship in New York City. The four men were arrested after planting what they thought were explosives near a synagogue and community center. MPAC applauds the FBI for foiling the group's plot to bomb New York City synagogues and use surface-to-...

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Moroccan Women Religious Leaders Find Common Ground With US Jewish & Muslim Women Leaders On Advancing Equality, Tolerance, & Families

May 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PRNewswire-USNewswire

http://sev.prnewswire.com/publishing-information-services/20090520/DC2073920052009-1.html

This morning, Moroccan women religious counselors visiting the US shared personal experiences and perspectives with American Muslim and Jewish women leaders at an interfaith forum in Washington, DC, to discuss how advancing women's rights is building stronger families and...

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Laid-Off Religious Workers Denied Jobless Benefits

May 20, 2009

Author: Steven G. Vegh

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/national_day_of_prayer_gets_a_political_makeover1/

God may provide, but the state may not when it comes to unemployment benefits for employees laid off by churches, synagogues and other religious groups.

Carol Bronson discovered that a few months ago after she lost her secretarial job at Temple...

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Macedonia Plea for Religion In Schools

May 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Balkan Insight

http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/main/news/19083/

Macedonia’s main religious communities, Tuesday demanded the re-introduction of religion teaching in primary schools, through constitutional changes if necessary.

The heads of the Macedonian Orthodox Church, MPC, of the Islamic Religious Community, of the Catholic Church in the country, the Methodist church as well as of the Jewish community sent...

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