Interfaith

For Many a Follower, Sacred Ground in Colorado

January 11, 2008

Author: FINN-OLAF JONES

Source: The New York Times

http://travel.nytimes.com/2008/01/11/travel/escapes/11crestone.html?ex=1200718800&en=96b2ac57b20e37c1&ei=5070&emc=eta1

“TRUST an unknown future with a known God,” urges the sign in front of the Sangre de Cristo Christian Church on the outskirts of Crestone, Colo., which is close to a four-hour drive south of Denver off...

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Interfaith Service Offers Prayers for Peace on Philly Streets

January 10, 2008

Author: Bryan Schwartzman

Source: Jewish Exponent

http://www.jewishexponent.com/article/15030/

A cross section of the city's Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders gathered Jan. 3 in the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, where they offered prayers in English, Hebrew and Arabic, not for world peace but for something much closer to home: a reduction in the violent crime that has gripped this city for more than two...

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Overcoming Muslim Stereotypes

January 10, 2008

Author: Shauna Staveley

Source: Arlington Advocate

http://www.wickedlocal.com/arlington/homepage/x1925658856

ARLINGTON, MASS. - Ali S. Asani, Harvard professor of the practice of Indo-Muslim languages and culture, said he knows how to end dehumanization in society — particularly of Muslims.

The solution is death of cultural and religious illiteracy, and the birth of a truly pluralistic society, he said on Nov. 5 at the Dialogue...

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Faith-Based Groups Prepare to Advance their Agenda in 2008

January 9, 2008

Author: ROBIN FARMER

Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch

http://www.inrich.com/cva/ric/entertainment_living/religion.apx.-content-articles-RTD-2008-01-05-0126.html

Capping payday loans at 36 percent, expanding Medicaid and abolishing the death penalty are part of the legislative agenda for the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy.

The center published a brochure last month that...

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Inter-Religious Forum to Table Proposals

January 9, 2008

Author: Daniel Waitere

Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

http://www.kbc.co.ke/story.asp?ID=47514

The inter-religious forum now says it has held fruitful discussions with both President Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga and has come up with possible solutions to the current political stalemate.

The leaders said they would meet the two leaders on Friday to table their proposals.

The inter-religious Forum, which brings together different...

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Interfaith Leaders Call for Intervention in Gaza

January 9, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The American Muslim

http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/interfaith_leaders_call_for_intervention_in_gaza/0015565

As the growing humanitarian crisis continues in the Gaza Strip, interfaith leaders in Southern California held a press conference and a vigil to call for an end to the collective punishment of 1.5 million residents. Interfaith...

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Malaysian Religious Leaders Protest over Priest Visa Cuts

January 8, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080108/wl_asia_afp/malaysiareligionimmigration

Non-Muslim religious groups said Tuesday that Malaysia is refusing to issue new visas for foreign priests, in the latest eruption of ethnic discord in the multicultural nation.

Foreign priests already in the country have only been given six-month...

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Jewish Board to Appoint Muslim Adviser

January 8, 2008

Author: Riazat Butt

Source: The Guardian

http://education.guardian.co.uk/schools/story/0,,2237105,00.html

The Board of Deputies of British Jews is planning to recruit a Muslim adviser as part of a scheme to link schools dominated by a single faith.

The adviser will help develop religious and culturally sensitive programmes that will appeal to Jewish and Muslim schools taking part in its Shared Futures project, which fosters...

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Bishop Says Islamic Extremism Creates UK 'No-Go Areas'

January 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/bishop-says-islamic-extremism-creates-uk-nogo-areas/2008/01/07/1199554522464.html

A Church of England bishop has said Islamic extremism has turned some areas of Britain into "no-go areas" for non-Muslims, drawing ire from the Muslim community, which...

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Interfaith Service Draws Hundreds to Pray for Violence-Torn Kenya

January 7, 2008

Author: Cordell Eddings and Francesca Jarosz

Source: IndyStar

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080107/LOCAL18/801070383/1006/LOCAL

A prayer service for violence-ravaged Kenya drew hundreds Sunday to North United Methodist Church, where religious leaders and residents drew on faith for strength for friends and strangers in danger in the African nation.

Tribal gang warfare has killed...

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Pope Calls for Religious Tolerance, but also Evangelization

January 6, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Inquierer.net/Agence France-Presse

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/world/view_article.php?article_id=108259

Pope Benedict XVI on Friday called for "tolerance and mutual respect" among religions while stressing that the Roman Catholic Church should push forward in its battle to win souls.

"Is it still permissible to evangelize today? Shouldn't religions and conceptions of...

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Ads Ask Candidates to Guard Religious Freedom

January 6, 2008

Source: JTA.org

http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/106239.html

An interfaith group launched a series of ads urging presidential candidates to protect religious freedom.

First Freedom First is using the ads in New Hampshire and South Carolina to encourage voters to ask presidential candidates their positions on issues from end-of-life options to protecting the rights of Americans to worship or not worship as they choose.

Professor Has Faith in Religious Tolerance

January 5, 2008

Author: MARY JACOBS

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/DN-relchancey_05met.ART.South.Edition1.37b8a19.html

Typically, Mark Chancey's role is helping Christian audiences better understand Judaism. But for four Tuesdays in January, the SMU associate professor will be doing the opposite: explaining the New Testament to a primarily...

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