Interfaith

Krygyzstan Passes Restrictive Religion Law

November 6, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/11/06/asia/AS-Kyrgyzstan-Religion-Law.php

Kyrgyz deputies passed legislation Thursday to strengthen government control over religious groups, a move critics have attacked as a breach of international human rights standards.

Proselytism would be strongly curtailed in the impoverished, mostly Muslim Central Asian nation under the...

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Muslims And Jews Pack Rutgers Dialogue Event

November 6, 2008

Author: Debra Rubin

Source: The New Jersey Jewish News

http://www.njjewishnews.com/njjn.com/110608/njMuslimsJewsPackRutgers.html

In what both sides hope will be the first of many interfaith encounters, Muslims and Jews at Rutgers University packed a student lounge in New Brunswick to discuss how they view dating, religious holidays, and food prohibitions.

At the Oct. 30 program, arranged by Rutgers Hillel and the...

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Interfaith Unity Urged On Campus

November 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/7705413.stm

A cross-party group of Jewish and Muslim MPs are beginning a tour of English universities to promote better interfaith relations between students.

The Coexistence Trust will address tensions created on campuses by the Middle East conflict.

It aims to highlight similarities in the histories of the two communities and encourage unity...

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Prince Charles Vows to Boost Inter-Faith Dialogue

November 2, 2008

Author: Ricky Yudhistira

Source: The Jakarta Post

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2008/11/02/prince-charles-vows-boost-interfaith-dialogue.html

The Prince of Wales arrives at Halim Perdanakusumah Airport, East Jakarta, by Royal Air Force plane, Saturday. The prince is on a four-day visit to Indonesia to promote understanding on interfaith matters and to give a presidential lecture on forestry issues....

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U.N. Peace Dialogue Said Success for Saudi Leaders

November 1, 2008

Author: Andrew Hammond

Source: Reuters

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20081110-0537-saudi-interfaith.html

World leaders' talks this week at the United Nations on a Saudi push for world peace and religious dialogue were hailed by some as a triumph for Saudi Arabia, but critics dismissed the meeting as a public relations exercise.

The absolute monarchy has aimed to boost its global image after the Sept 11,...

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Multi-Faith Prayers To Be Considered for Parliament

November 1, 2008

Author: Robert Verkaik

Source: The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/multifaith-prayers-to-be-considered-for-parliament-981745.html

Plans to end the dominance of the Anglican faith at the daily opening of Parliament and have multi-faith prayers modelled on BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day are to be considered by the House of Lords' procedure committee.

The...

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Chaplain Teaches Religious Diversity, Understanding

October 31, 2008

Author: Naval Surface Force, Atlantic Public Affairs

Source: Navy Compass

http://navycompass.com/content/view/881/322/

A new series of seminars is rocking the religious boat aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18). The series is designed to teach Sailors about different cultures and ways of looking at the world. This is all in an effort to have Sailors achieve a better understanding of their shipmates and provide them with an introduction to the regional cultures...

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Interfaith Partnership Rallies Behind Muslims Anxious About DVD

October 28, 2008

Author: Tim Townsend

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/religion/story/FB582AA6CFCED477862574F0000D06CD?OpenDocument

Members of Interfaith Partnership/Faith Beyond Walls joined their Muslim colleagues Monday afternoon to denounce a movie that they said equates Islam and terrorism.

The movie, "Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against The...

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Islamic Leader Walks the Peace Walk Across Canada

October 26, 2008

Author: Katherine Dedyna

Source: The Times Colonist

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/life/story.html?id=6cbffa2a-88a7-49d0-90ad-629f2886b75b

An Islamic leader who mortgaged his house to walk across Canada in the cause of non-violence is striding toward Victoria after six months on the road.

"We should be in Victoria on [Monday] and we are looking forward to people of all...

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Saudi King Calls for Religious Tolerance, Will Attend UN Interfaith Dialogue

October 26, 2008

Author: Donna Abu-Nasr

Source: The Star Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.startribune.com/world/33329174.html?elr=KArks:DCiUBcy7hUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU

The ruler of conservative Saudi Arabia said he plans to attend a meeting at the United Nations next month to discuss his initiative to promote interfaith dialogue, the official Saudi Press Agency reported.

In remarks carried by the...

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Clergy on Both Sides of Proposition 8 Speak Out

October 26, 2008

Author: Duke Helfand

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-prop826-2008oct26,0,1041765.story

With the Nov. 4 election fast approaching, rabbis, priests and ministers across California are ratcheting up their public appeals over Proposition 8 -- using their religious platforms to alternately highlight the perils of passing or rejecting the same-sex marriage amendment.

More...

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‘Religious Minorities Persecuted Worldwide’

October 25, 2008

Author: Amin Ahmed

Source: Dawn

http://www.dawn.com/2008/10/25/nat11.htm

Religious minorities in different parts of the world continue to be persecuted and discriminated against for their beliefs, with some living in “perpetual threat,” according to an independent United Nations expert, who added that the problem is prevalent across a wide range of countries.

“At national levels, I see that religious minorities continue to suffer,...

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