Interfaith

U.S. House Passes Historic Ramadan Resolution

October 12, 2007

Source: Media-Newswire

http://media-newswire.com/release_1055501.html

(Media-Newswire.com) - Washington – A resolution recognizing the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and expressing the "deepest respect to Muslims in the United States and throughout the world" was adopted in the U.S. House of Representatives October 2 by a vote of 376-0.

The resolution acknowledging the importance of Muslims in America, the first of its kind, was introduced by Texas Representative...

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Emerging Voice of Mainstream Islam

October 12, 2007

Author: Robert Pigott

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7040774.stm

A total of 138 of the world's top Muslim leaders, clerics and academics have written an open letter to the Pope, the Archbishop of Canterbury and other leaders of the Christian world.

It warns that world peace depends on better dialogue between them, and points to the fundamental beliefs each have in common.

But the real significance of the...

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General Assembly Opens Two-Day High Level Dialogue on Interreligious, Intercultural Understanding, Cooperation for Peace

October 12, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Media-Newswire/United Nations

http://media-newswire.com/release_1055608.html

Opening the United Nations first ever High-Level Dialogue on interfaith and intercultural understanding, top officials from the world body today challenged Member States to embrace rather than reject what seemed "different" in members of other ethnic, religious or social groups, and to recognize that living together in a globalized world implied a...

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Keeping the Faith: Religious Trends in the Waikato

October 12, 2007

Author: Hamilton City Council

Source: Scoop Independent News

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0710/S00157.htm

An important community exhibition and education programme on religious diversity in the Waikato opens at the Waikato Museum today. The exhibition focuses on nine religious groups that are either part of significant religious trends or key historical players in the Waikato, or that have made a unique impact on the 'spiritual landscape' of the...

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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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