Interfaith

Catholic, Muslim Groups Pray Together for Unity

October 10, 2007

Author: Ames Boykin

Source: Daily Herald

http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=54390

Cardinal Francis George on Tuesday night urged Muslims and Christians to educate young people to be more tolerant of each other's religions.

George spoke before a group of more than 200 at the ninth annual Catholic-Muslim Unity Ramadan Dinner, which was held at the Islamic Society of the Northwest Suburbs in Rolling Meadows.

Peace and tolerance should be...

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Israel's Nightmare: Homegrown Neo-Nazis in the Holy Land

October 9, 2007

Author: Eric Silver

Source: The Independent

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article3041247.ece

Rivka Zagaron, a 75-year-old Holocaust survivor, left her home in the Israeli port city of Haifa one September morning for her daily stroll along the beach. As she walked, two young men accosted her and shouted: "Heil Hitler!" One of them kicked her, the other cursed her. When she managed to get away, she saw them beating a...

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Ellis Helps Sponsor Ramadan Forum, Feast

October 9, 2007

Author: Matt Barnwell

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.macon.com/198/story/155848.html

Macon Mayor Jack Ellis has reserved the City Council chambers today to mark the end of Ramadan, an Islamic holiday that observes the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, during which God is said to have revealed the Quran to the prophet Muhammad.

Ramadan encourages abstinence from earthly pleasures and requires fasting during daylight hours. This year, the holiday...

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Interfaith Gathering Dedicates Sanctuary

October 8, 2007

Author: Ashley Matthews

Source: Burlington Free Press

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071008/NEWS02/710080319/1007

SHELBURNE -- It's not often that leaders of local Catholic, Jewish and Universalist churches bestow a common blessing with representatives of the Vermont Zen Center, the Islamic Society, the Baha'i Society and the Vermont Commission of Native American Affairs.
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Jewish Congress Chief Meets With Pope

October 8, 2007

Author: NICOLE WINFIELD

Source: The Associated Press

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gPP2fFZeWbgrtj1sxY3wth8S8neAD8S52J280

Top officials from the World Jewish Congress met Monday with Pope Benedict XVI to voice concern about Iran but also to encourage pursuing a dialogue with moderate Muslims, participants said.

WJC President Ronald Lauder and the group's new secretary general, Michael Schneider, met with Benedict in...

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Bush: All Religions Pray to 'Same God'

October 7, 2007

Source: World Net Daily

http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=58026

President George Bush has repeated his belief all religions, "whether they be Muslim, Christian, or any other religion, prays to the same God" – an assertion that caused outrage among evangelical leaders when he said it in November 2003.

Bush made the statement Friday in an interview with Al Arabiya reporter Elie Nakouzi.

Al Arabiya is Al Jazeerah's top competitor in the...

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Faiths May Hold the Key to Green China

October 6, 2007

Author: Stephen Scharper

Source: The Star.com

http://www.thestar.com/News/Ideas/article/264281

Can traditional Chinese religions help contemporary China clean up its environmental mess? A top Chinese official seems to think so.

Pan Yue, deputy director of China’s environmental protection agency, suggests an aggressive Western style of development, while powering China to the vaulted but smoggy heights of economic superpower, has come at...

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At Joyous Feast, a Spirit of Peace

October 4, 2007

Author: Michele Morgan Bolton

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/10/04/at_joyous_feast_a_spirit_of_peace/

SHARON - Richa Magan took a leap of faith this summer when she agreed to chair an event marking the unusual confluence of the Jewish holiday Sukkot and the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

It happens once every 32 years, and this year, the 17-year-old's own Hindu...

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