Interfaith

Muslim Student Association Concludes Fast-A-Thon, Donates Check

October 4, 2007

Author: Sarah Neff

Source: University Daily Kansan

http://www.kansan.com/stories/2007/oct/04/Fast_A_Thon/

The Muslim Student Association concluded their fourth annual Fast-A-Thon last night by presenting a check for $1,580 to the Lawrence Community Shelter.

The association raised the money by asking local businesses to sponsor over 500 non-Muslim students who pledged to fast for one day. Loring Henderson, director of the Lawrence...

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Interfaith Group for Women Formed

October 4, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Pakistan Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2007%5C10%5C04%5Cstory_4-10-2007_pg7_39

The Women Inter-Religious Dialogue and Ecumenism (WIDE), a women’s forum of the National Commission for Inter-Religious Dialogue and Ecumenism (NCIDE), was launched on Wednesday.

The forum organised an iftar-dinner on its opening day, which was attended by Christians...

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Call for More Multi-Faith Schools

October 4, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/leicestershire/7028147.stm

A government advisor is calling for multi-faith academies to be built in the East Midlands to avoid the creation of religious and racial ghettos.

Sir Cyril Taylor, chairman of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, said non-sectarian academies should be built at "the heart of community life".

The schools would be...

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Muslims of Nepal: Becoming An Assertive Minority

October 4, 2007

Author: R. Upadhyay

Source: Madhesi

http://madhesi.wordpress.com/2007/10/13/muslims-of-nepal-becoming-an-assertive-minority/

Hindu Monarchy with Hinduism as State religion ruled Nepal for centuries. The system of governance was also based on Hindu scriptures. As Buddhism was accepted as a part of Hindu society, the followers of this religion had no problem in the kingdom. But Muslims, the third religious group in...

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Shanta Premawardhana to Direct Inter-Religious Dialogue for World Council of Churches

October 2, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Episcopal Life

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81831_90631_ENG_HTM.htm

The Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches at its meeting in Armenia on September 28 elected the Rev. Dr. Shanta Premawardhana as its director of inter-religious dialogue and cooperation. Premawardhana will begin his new assignment in Geneva this November.

Since 2003, Premawardhana has served the National Council of Churches...

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Mosque and Catholic Univ to Train Imams

October 2, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: OneNews

Wire Service: Reuters

http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/536641/1387808

The Paris Grand Mosque and the city's Catholic university are teaming up to offer university education for imams to promote moderate Islam and help integrate foreign-born Muslim prayer leaders in France.

The privately-run Catholic Institute of Paris will launch a two-semester course on French politics, law and...

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In Jews, Indian-Americans See a Role Model in Activism

October 2, 2007

Author: Neela Banerjee

Source: International Herald Tribune

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/10/02/america/02hindu.php?WT.mc_id=rssfrontpage

When Anil Godhwani and his brother, Gautam, looked into creating a community center for Indian-Americans in Silicon Valley, they turned to the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco as a model.

When the Hindu American Foundation began, it looked to groups like the Anti-...

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Milwaukee Muslim Women Focus on Community Service

October 1, 2007

Author: Faiza Elmasry

Source: Voice of America

http://www.voanews.com/english/AmericanLife/2007-09-28-voa33.cfm

A dozen years ago, several Muslim women in Milwaukee decided to become more involved in their community. Today, this small group has evolved into an active organization called Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition. Group members focus on public service and public perceptions of Muslim women and their faith.

Insherah...

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Multi-Cultural Festival in Springfield, Ohio

October 1, 2007

Source: Sikhnet.com

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/AE2FBAD2C1F34091872573670052F565

Dayton (Ohio): The 11th Annual CultureFest of Springfield(Ohio) served up music, dancing, food, information and activities from around the globe. At Culture Fest the choices included Mexican, Greek and Italian foods; bluegrass, jazz and Andean music; and African, Indian and Celtic dancers. Punjabis living in Dayton and Springfield area...

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Religious Freedom Under Threat in Many Countries, Holy See Says at UN Debate

October 1, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: UN News Centre

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=24101&Cr=geeneral&Cr1=debate

The right to religious freedom continues to be ignored and even violated in many countries, the Holy See told the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate today, warning that such behaviour is often the pretext for other forms of discrimination.

Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, Secretary for the...

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Now, UK Law to Build Religious Tolerance

October 1, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/story/222903.html

Incitement to religious hatred will become a criminal offence in England and Wales with the commencement of a new Act from Monday that will extend the protection to Hindus, Muslims and Christians, hitherto enjoyed by only Sikhs and Jews.

The Racial and Religious Hatred Act creates a new offence of intentionally stirring up religious hatred against...

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Stanford's New Interfaith Hall Recognizes Diversity

September 30, 2007

Author: Kim Vo

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/valley/ci_7044835

Stanford's Memorial Church is a gorgeous stone-and-stained-glass testament to faith.

Christian faith.

So for years the university's Muslim students prayed in random rooms around campus instead of using the historic worship space.

"We don't believe Jesus died on the cross, and there's a lot of crosses in the building," said Ahlia Kattan,...

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Muslims Provide Food, Clothing and Health Screenings at Annual Humanitarian Day

September 30, 2007

Author: Bradley Olson

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-md.muslim30sep30,0,618611.story

Mallory Terry, who lives on a Northwest Baltimore block in Upton where half the rowhouses are vacant, wasn't expecting to see a throng of people collecting food and clothing outside the Ul-Haqq mosque when she took her two sons for a walk yesterday.

After pausing briefly to ask if the bonanza was...

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