Interfaith

Hull Cemetery Section Reserved for Couples with Jewish and Non-Jewish Partners

May 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Patriot Ledger

http://www.wickedlocal.com/hull/news/x1192322062/Hull-cemetery-section-reserved-for-couples-with-Jewish-and-non-Jewish-partners

An area of land at Hull Village Cemetery with space for 50 graves will be reserved for use by mixed faith couples involving a Jewish and non-Jewish partner.

Selectmen this week voted to...

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An Innovative Approach to Hindu-Muslim Dialogue

May 16, 2008

Author: Mudassir Rizwan

Source: Two Circles

http://www.twocircles.net/2008may15/innovative_approach_hindu_muslim_dialogue.html

55 year-old Syed Abdullah Tariq runs an Islamic group based in Rampur, a town in western Uttar Pradesh, that focuses on dialogue with Hindus. An engineer by training, he was one of the chief disciples of the late Maulana Shams Naved Usmani, a noted Islamic scholar who had also a deep knowledge of...

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USC Makes Historic Appointment of Hindu as Dean of Religious Life

May 16, 2008

Author: University of Southern California, Press Release

Source: Fox Business News/PR Newswire

http://www.foxbusiness.com/story/usc-makes-historic-appointment-hindu-dean-religious-life/

The University of Southern California has named religious leader and scholar Varun Soni as Dean of Religious Life, marking the first appointment of a member of the Hindu faith as primary spiritual leader of an American university...

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First Hindu-Jewish Summit Report Available

May 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2008/5/14.shtml#3

The World Council of Religious Leaders has released the final report of the first Hindu leadership summit and meeting with Jewish leaders in Delhi last year. The report (18MB in size) can be downloaded at the URL above until May 21, 2008.

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'Blessing of the Hands'

May 16, 2008

Author: Jessica Ravitz

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://origin.sltrib.com/faith/ci_9287123

They lined up in their scrubs, beckoned by the sound of an eagle bone whistle and the scent of burning sage and cedar. Some had scrambled down from the emergency room, others from behind desks or sterilization processors. On a small green lawn, their hands were purified with water and their work blessed by interfaith chaplains, Buddhist and Episcopal priests, a...

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New York Imam Forges Close Ties with City's Jews

May 16, 2008

Author: Tom Heneghan

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSL1319001520080516

New York's largest mosque, the Islamic Cultural Center (ICC) on East 96th Street in Manhattan, is getting applause from an unexpected quarter -- the city's influential Jewish community.

Rabbis who've spoken there call it an open and welcoming community. The Jewish Theological Seminary and the ICC are planning a joint soup...

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Australian Young Muslim Leaders to Explore Indonesian Islam

May 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: European News

http://europenews.dk/en/node/10155

A delegation of young Muslim leaders from Australia arrived in Jakarta early this week to explore Indonesia Islam, Democracy and Interfaith Harmony, an Australian Embassy media release has said.

"It`s important for young Australians to gain a better understanding of the role of religion in Indonesia and to share their views on how Islam contributes to diverse, democratic societies...

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Imagery in Bastrop School Mural Stirs Controversy

May 15, 2008

Author: Andrea Lorenz

Source: American-Statesman

http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/05/15/0515bastropisd.html

A mural meant to bring people together is causing a rift in the Bastrop community.

The painting in question, a student project completed in 2003, adorns a wall in the corridor leading to the Bastrop High School gym. It depicts the sometimes unpleasant history of the town, showing...

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Looking for Sikh and Hindu Priests Willing to Sign on

May 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: South Asian Focus

http://www.southasianfocus.ca/community/article/48875

32 Canadian Brigade is actively looking for Sikh and Hindu priests willing to serve in the Armed Forces, Major Gillian Federico, Brigade Chaplain, told South Asian Focus.

The move is part of an overall bid to better represent the evolving demographics of Canada, and of the Armed Forces, she indicated.

Maj. Federico, who resides...

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Racial-Religious Tolerance Highest in Sabah: Masidi

May 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Daily Express

http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=57545

Racial and religious tolerance levels in Sabah are the best in the country, making it the most harmonious place in Malaysia.

Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said this at a dinner for participants of the 1st Commonwealth Sports Tourism Conference at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Tuesday.

He said...

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Decision to Build More Mosques in Sarajevo Sparks New Debate

May 14, 2008

Author: Azra Martin

Source: Southeast European Times

http://www.setimes.com/cocoon/setimes/xhtml/en_GB/features/setimes/features/2008/05/14/feature-02

Since the Islamic community in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) announced plans to build several more mosques in Sarajevo, a vigorous debate on the issue has resurfaced. Many question whether such plans will threaten the country's multi-ethnic character,...

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