Interfaith

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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Interfaith Panel Calls for Celebrating Diversity

October 24, 2008

Author: Dana Massing

Source: GoErie.com

http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081024/NEWS02/310249917

A Christian, a Jew and a Muslim met Thursday night at an Erie congregation to talk about appreciating one another's religion in a diverse world.

"We have to help each other to understand that no matter what your faith is, that we have to honor each other," the Rev. Joanne Rowden said.

Rabbi...

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Interfaith Group Hosts 20th Anniversary Celebration at St. Julia

October 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Wayland Town Crier/Metrowest Daily News

http://www.wickedlocal.com/wayland/news/x398375288/News-briefs

In 1988, swastikas appeared on the bathroom walls at Weston High School. In response, the Weston PTO sponsored a workshop about discrimination and prejudice. Following the workshop, several attendees met to determine how to improve relationships among people of different faiths.

The result was...

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Christian-Muslim Dialogue: Experts Demarcate Common Ground

October 22, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2008/10/msg00124.html

Christian communities should improve their knowledge of Islam, be good neighbours to Muslims and bear witness to their faith in an appropriate manner, according to an international group of church leaders and experts on Christian-Muslim dialogue.

These were some of the recommendations put forward at an 18 to 20 October consultation aimed at developing an ecumenical...

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Liberia: Religious Group Writes MOE to Ban Bible Teaching

October 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Analyst

http://allafrica.com/stories/200810220870.html

The Ministry of Education is under pressure to put an end to the teaching of Bible in public schools across the country as evidence[d] by a call from a religious advocacy institution which has been praying for religious tolerance.

The group, Muslim and Christian United for Peace and Reconciliation in Liberia (MUCUL) says it has written the authorities of the...

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TV Series Covers Touchy Subject of Interfaith Relationships

October 18, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Institute for War and Peace Reporting

http://www.iwpr.net/?p=syr&s=f&o=347250&apc_state=henh

A recent TV series has broken taboos by tackling the sensitive topic of Christian-Muslim relationships in Syria.

“Not a Mirage” was a mini-series shown during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which this year coincided with September. The drama, focusing on the secret marriage of a Muslim man and a...

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House OKs Ban on Suspects’ Religious Tag

October 17, 2008

Author: Lira Dalangin-Fernandez

Source: INQUIRER.net

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/nation/view/20081017-166967/House-OKs-ban-on-suspects-religious-tag

The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill that seeks to make illegal for media to identify suspected criminals by their religion or ethnicity.

Principally authored by Representative Juan...

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Russia Moves to Shut Down 56 Religious Groups

October 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AFP

http://www.dawn.com/2008/10/17/int15.htm

Russia’s justice ministry plans to “liquidate”56 religious organisations for failing to inform authorities of their activities, the daily Gazeta reported on Thursday.

“There is no community of the Russian Orthodox Church on the list,” the Russian newspaper noted in reference to the most dominant religion in the country.

Published on the...

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Various Religions Joined Together in Nevada to Honor Gandhi

October 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Media for Freedom

http://www.mediaforfreedom.com/ReadArticle.asp?ArticleID=11803

Various religions and denominations came together in Nevada (USA) on Sunday to honor peace icon Mahatma Gandhi, pray for world peace, and celebrate human spiritual rights.

Organized jointly by Gandhi Monument Council and Advocates for Religious Rights...

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Religious-Bias Filings Up

October 16, 2008

Author: Phred Dvorak

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122411562348138619.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Mass firings at meatpacking plants in Colorado and Nebraska last month highlight growing conflicts over how to accommodate religion in the workplace.

The plants, owned by the U.S. unit of Brazil's JBS SA, collectively fired about 200 Muslim Somali workers who walked off the job over prayer...

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Interfaith Leaders Call 'Obsession' DVD Hateful

October 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081015/LIFESTYLE04/810150384/1409/METRO

A documentary film mailed to tens of thousands of households in Macomb and Oakland counties and distributed as advertising in local newspapers is being decried as bigotry by some Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders, who say it portrays radical Islam as a demonic force bent on...

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