Interfaith

Sikhs Continue to Face Conflict At the Hands Of the Taliban

June 10, 2009

Author: Aftab Mughal

Source: The Sikh Times

http://www.emgonline.co.uk/news.php?news=5554

Sikhs and other non-Muslims living in Pakistan are facing huge challenges at the hands of the Taliban,

The Bara-based Lashkar-e-Islam (LI, an Islamic militant group) has imposed jizya, an Islamic tax, on the non-Muslim communities, including Sikhs, Hindus and Christians living in the Khyber Agency, a tribal region of North West Frontier Post (NWFP) near...

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Blair Charity Launches Interfaith School Programme

June 9, 2009

Author: Paul Lauener

Source: Reuters

http://in.reuters.com/article/southAsiaNews/idINIndia-40173620090608

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair launched a project on Tuesday to get schoolchildren of different religions and countries talking to each other using video-conferencing.

The "Face to Faith" initiative, undertaken by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, will involve more than 1,000 secondary school students in Asia,...

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Okla. Braces for Challenge to Ten Commandments Law

June 9, 2009

Author: Sean Murphy

Source: The Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6467815.html

Backers of a new law authorizing a privately funded Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of Oklahoma's Capitol didn't get good news this week.

A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a similar display at the Haskell County...

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Diana Eck Confirmed for RCCongress 2010

June 9, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2009/06/msg00054.html

Diana Eck

Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies and Frederic Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society at Harvard University

Director of The Pluralism Project

RCCongress 2010: Plenary Speaker on Pluralism

Diana L. Eck is Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies and Frederic Wertham Professor of Law...

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Blair's 'Religious Literacy' Call

June 9, 2009

Author: Sean Coughlan

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/8091098.stm

A global education programme designed to foster understanding between religions has been launched by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.

The project, launched by the former prime minister, is intended to promote dialogue between young people from different faiths and backgrounds.

It argues that "religious literacy" is a "vital skill...

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Sanskrit Mantra Opened Interfaith Picnic In Nevada

June 8, 2009

Author: Vikas Jaatyan

Source: Northern Voices Online

http://nvonews.com/2009/06/08/sanskrit-mantra-opened-interfaith-picnic-in-nevada/

Northern Nevada (USA) held its third annual interfaith community picnic in Reno on June seven with prayers in Sanskrit, Hebrew, Arabic, and Ennevada.

Christians (various denominations), Muslims, Hindus, Jews, Religious Science, Wicca, and others gathered in famous Rancho San...

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Recent Violence In Churches Exposes Lack Of Security, Experts Say

June 8, 2009

Author: Manya A. Brachear

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-church-safety-08-jun08,0,5828362.story

Dr. George Tiller wore a bulletproof vest as he handed out bulletins in his church's lobby on May 31. But it wasn't enough to save the abortion provider when a man aimed a gun at his head and pulled the trigger.

Fortunately for the other members of Reformation...

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People Say Faith Schools Divisive

June 8, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/8089118.stm

A majority of people in the UK believe offering school places on grounds of religion is likely to undermine "community cohesion", claims a survey.

The Accord group, which campaigns against faith-based admissions, found 57% agreed with its suggestion that choosing by religion could be divisive.

The group accuses some faith schools...

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Hope And Faith: Hindus, Catholics to Hold Dialogue

June 7, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Hope-and-faith-Hindus-Catholics-to-hold-dialogue/articleshow/4626312.cms

The Shankaracharya of the Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt, Sri Jayendra Saraswati Swamiji and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will sit in together with Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Bishop Thomas Dabre and Cardinal Jean-Louis Pierre Tauran of the Vatican for an...

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Mohan Died a Muslim, Says Court

June 5, 2009

Author: Lisa Goh and Rashita A. Hamid

Source: The Star

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/6/5/courts/4055243&sec=courts

The Syariah High Court has ruled that deceased art director Mohan Singh was a Muslim at the time of his death on May 25 and should be buried according to Muslim rites.

Syariah High Court judge Justice Mohamad Khalid Shaee @ Shaii ruled that Mohan Singh’s conversion was valid...

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Muslims, Jews Pray Together At Interfaith Service In Reston

June 5, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News 8

http://www.news8.net/news/stories/0609/629416.html

After President Obama gave a historic speech in Cairo addressing Muslims around the world, a local synagogue opened its doors to an unlikely prayer group in the spirit of peace.

It's Friday afternoon and time for Muslims to pray but what was special about one local service was that it took place in a synagogue instead of a mosque.

"We're working...

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Hindu Americans Welcome Obama's Speech to Muslims, Wonder Why Hindus Ignored

June 5, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/?q=node/292

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) welcomed President Obama's much heralded speech in Cairo, Egypt, that was billed by the White House as an address to the global Muslim community. In a nearly hour long speech, President Obama condemned Islamic extremism while also calling for increased tolerance and pluralism in many officially Muslim countries...

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