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Interfaith Marriages Fairly Common in United States

August 13, 2008

Author: Sonya Weakley

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20080813101051tsop.nb/topstory.html

Mark and Meris Steele gave little thought to the role of religion in their marriage until three years after their first child was born. It was then that Mark, a Catholic, and Meris, born Jewish, started sending their son Spencer to Jewish Sunday school.

They now realize it was at that point they decided to raise their children...

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McNeil Island Prison Inmates Keep the Faiths

August 13, 2008

Author: Ian Demsky

Source: The News Tribune

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2008110913_apwamultiplefaiths.html

Arlen Lopez grew up Catholic but came to question some of the tenets of that faith, such as the emphasis on the Virgin Mary and the ability of confession to wash away sin. Although he now thinks of himself simply as a Christian, he says he's still Catholic at heart.

"It's in the blood...

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A Common Word

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Love One Another

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Phone: 360-448-7742
Email: questions@loveoneanother.us
Website: http://www.loveoneanother.us/
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Kashmir Shuts Down Over Land Row

August 4, 2008

Author: Altaf Hussain

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7540157.stm

A shutdown is being observed in Indian-controlled Kashmir valley to protest against alleged assaults on Muslims in the state's Jammu region.

The Hindus in Jammu have been protesting ever since the state government rescinded the transfer of land to a Hindu shrine.

Muslims had protested saying that the move was aimed at altering the demographic...

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Thais Accused Over New Temple Row

August 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7539412.stm

Cambodia has accused Thai troops of occupying a temple complex on Cambodian land, threatening to escalate a row over a separate, disputed temple.

About 70 Thais have been at the 13th Century Ta Moan temple complex since Thursday, the Cambodians say.

The Thai foreign ministry has denied any troops have moved into the area.

The two nations have for weeks...

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As Tensions Rise for Egypt’s Christians, Officials Call Clashes Secular

August 2, 2008

Author: Michael Slackman

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/02/world/middleeast/02egypt.html?hp

A monastery was ransacked in January. In May, monks there were kidnapped, whipped and beaten and ordered to spit on the cross. Christian-owned jewelry stores were robbed over the summer. The rash of violence was so bad that one prominent Egyptian writer worried it had become “open season” on the nation...

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US Commission Urges Bush to Speak Out on Religion in China

July 31, 2008

Author: Chris Herlinger

Source: Ecumenical News International

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=2137

An independent U.S. commission that has government backing has urged President George W. Bush to speak out publicly on religious freedom and human rights when he attends the forthcoming summer Beijing Olympic Games.

Officials of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom issued the call on Wednesday 30 July, and said the...

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Attacks in India Raise Spectre of Renewed Religious Strife

July 30, 2008

Author: Jonathan Manthorpe

Source: The Vancouver Sun

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/business/story.html?id=7b418e59-1e74-4550-b778-bf6342c9afe9

India has been the target of a concerted effort in the past few days and weeks to stir up the kind of bloody religious and communal strife all too common in recent history.

On Friday, eight bombs exploded in Bangalore, India's southern...

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Religious Coexistence Promoted in Children's Book

July 30, 2008

Author: Sharon J. Doyle

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/culture/?id=27170

Was there ever a "once upon a time" when we were more tolerant and open towards those we perceive as different?

There was a golden age in Spain 1,000 years ago when Jews, Christians and Muslims lived in mutual harmony. Now, however, there are indications of an increasing global intolerance within and between nations. We are...

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