Interfaith

US Hindu Leaders Defend Their Meeting with Pope

April 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sify News

http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=14651007

Most Hindu leaders in the US have decided to attend an inter-faith meeting with the Pope, who is visiting the country, even as some religious groups plan protests against what they claim is aggressive proselytisation by certain Christian denominations.

Hindu and Jain leaders are among the 200 religious representatives attending the meeting called "Peace Our...

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Council of Churches: Fitna Distorts Islam

April 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Star

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/4/16/nation/20080416193031&sec=nation

The Council of Churches Malaysia on Wednesday expressed concern over the release of the controversial movie Fitna made by Dutch Member of Parliament Geert Wilders.

“The film, which is now posted on the web, highly criticises Islam, setting verses from the Quran against a...

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US Muslim Group Declines to Meet Pope

April 15, 2008

Author: RACHEL ZOLL

Source: The Charlotte Observer

Wire Service: AP

http://www.charlotte.com/nation/story/582077.html

Unease with Pope Benedict XVI's approach to Islam has led a U.S. Muslim group to decline joining in an interfaith event with him later this week.

Several other U.S. Muslim leaders expressed similar concerns about the pope, but pledged to participate in the Washington gathering, saying the two...

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Concerns Raised as Cross Approved for Columbia Interfaith Center

April 14, 2008

Author: Sara Michael

Source: The Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/a-1339117~Concerns_raised_as_cross_approved_for_Columbia_interfaith_center.html

A 16-foot cross planned for the outside of a Columbia interfaith center has some residents lamenting a shift away from the multifaith vision of the town’s religious centers — and of Columbia itself.

The Wilde Lake Architectural...

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Rockford's Religious Diversity Shown on Tour

April 13, 2008

Author: Sarah Roberts

Source: Rockford Register Star

http://www.rrstar.com/communities/x1148172987

Earlier this year, Trent Emory visited a handful of local houses of worship on a field trip organized by his religion class at Rock Valley College. The experience so intrigued him that when a similar opportunity presented itself Sunday he didn’t hesitate to sign up.

Emory joined about 50 other participants on the annual Open Houses of Worship...

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Religous Diversity New Test for Catholic Colleges

April 13, 2008

Author: KARLA SCHUSTER

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/ny-liedu0414,0,4171059.story

On Mohammed O. Sheikh's first weekend on campus at St. John's University, he did what most new freshmen do. He went to Mass.

The Sunday night service is an annual tradition to welcome students, and for Sheikh, a Muslim whose choice of a Catholic college initially set his parents on edge, the event was fraught with uncertainty....

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Muslim Leaders Eager to Hear What Pope Has to Say in U.S. Visit

April 12, 2008

Author: GARY STERN

Source: The Journal News

http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080412/NEWS02/804120347

The new pope could hardly have gotten off to a rockier start with the Muslim world.

It was September 2006. Regensburg, Germany. Pope Benedict XVI was giving a speech about the need for balance between faith and reason, a talk that would likely have attracted little worldwide attention.

But...

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New Malaysia Rule on Islamic Conversion

April 11, 2008

Author: JULIA ZAPPEI

Source: Herald-Leader

Wire Service: AP

http://www.kentucky.com/524/story/373138.html

Malaysia will soon require non-Muslims to inform their family before converting to Islam, a move welcomed Friday by minority religious groups who said it will help ease ethnic and interfaith tensions.

The planned rule is aimed at preventing the kind of religious disputes that have frequently erupted in this...

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Series Promotes Interfaith Dialogue

April 11, 2008

Author: Melanie M. Sidwell

Source: The Longmont Times-Call

http://www.timescall.com/faith/Faith-Story.asp?id=7884

A Sufi master will speak in Denver this weekend during a free interfaith event about how religion is a source of peace, not conflict.

Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, before he presents in Denver, is also scheduled to visit the home of a Longmont Muslim on Saturday.

Kabbani is the keynote speaker during this weekend...

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