Interfaith

Sikh Coalition Files Amicus Brief in Anti-Semitic Work Environment Case

September 21, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org/advisories/CutlerBrief.htm

The Sikh Coalition filed an amicus brief with the New Jersey Supreme Court arguing that workplace slurs such as “dirty Jew” violate New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination. In February, an appeals court held in Cutler v. Dorn that such slurs simply amount to lawful “teasing” and “pranks.”

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Sectarian Violence Breaks Out Between Hindus and Muslims

September 19, 2007

Author: Kalpit Parajuli

Source: AsiaNews

http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=10346

Nepali Police regained control in Kapilvastu district, some 200 kilometres west of the capital of Kathmandu, after two days of sectarian violence between Muslims and Hindus. A ceasefire remains in place. But in nearby fields five headless and mutilated bodies were found yesterday; the likely victims Hindus. Residents who could fled to bordering districts despite the...

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Jewish Mayor, Muslim Set off Traditional Ramadan Cannon in Jerusalem

September 16, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/09/16/africa/ME-GEN-Israel-Ramadan-Cannon.php

A peaceful boom, set off by a Muslim and a Jew, echoed through Jerusalem's Old City Sunday night, ending the daily fast during the Muslim Ramadan holy month.

Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski joined Rajai Yehye Sandouka in...

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Area Muslims Celebrate Ramadan With Community

September 16, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CBS

http://cbs3.com/topstories/local_story_259203411.html

Lehigh Valley Muslims celebrated Ramadan with the community during a major Interfaith Iftar Dinner in Allentown on Sunday evening.

Every year during Ramadan, the Lehigh Dialogue Center organizes an Interfaith Dinner to celebrate diversity and recognize the richness in the community. People from all faiths gather to encourage tolerance.

This...

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Interfaith Clergy Effort to Push for Gandhi Monument in Nevada

September 15, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NewsPost India

http://www.newspostindia.com/report-15194

The Nevada clergy belonging to different religions have formed a committee to push for a Gandhi Monument in the state capital Carson City and Gandhi statues in Las Vegas and Reno.

Named Gandhi Monument Council of Nevada, it will meet Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons in the near future to urge him to establish a Gandhi Monument near the State Capitol in Carson City. The...

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A Shul Grows in Dixie -- Insha'Allah

September 14, 2007

Author: James Freedman

Source: Jewish Journal

http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=18207

With Wal-Mart attracting a huge number of minority religious groups to Arkansas, it is not surprising that Fayetteville is becoming increasingly diverse.

And while this ongoing change is felt in many ways, the most distinct may be the recent push by Temple Shalom to build the first synagogue in the history of the city, and the fact that...

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US Reports on Religious Freedom

September 14, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/6995964.stm

Religious freedom has deteriorated in Iraq and Egypt, while China has cracked down on foreign missionaries ahead of the Olympics, the US government said.

The annual State Department report on religious freedom said violence in Iraq was not suffered by just Shia and Sunni Muslims, but all religions and sects.

Burma, Eritrea, Iran and...

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EU Report Says More Diversity Now Essential

September 14, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Independent.ie

http://www.independent.ie/national-news/eu-report-says-more-diversity-now-essential-1080266.html

SCHOOLS in which all religions can freely and equally find their expression should be set up, according to a major EU report launched in DCU.

It argued that cultural and religious diversity within school created benefits for pupils from cultural minorities...

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Japanese Tea Offered to Lord Krishna for World Peace

September 13, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Daily India/ANI

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/173824.php/Japanese-tea-offered-to-Lord-Krishna-for-world-peace

In a unique ceremony here today, Japanese tea masters served special holy tea to Lord Krishna at the famous Laxmi Narayan temple to promote peace and harmony in the world.

The ancient Japanese tea ceremony or 'Chado' was celebrated as part of the ongoing 'Japan...

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Charitable Tradition in Transition

September 13, 2007

Author: Michelle Boorstein

Source: Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/12/AR2007091202284.html

During Islam's sacred month of Ramadan, U.S. Muslims are stepping up holiday charity toward non-Muslims to counter anti-Islamic sentiment since the Sept. 11 attacks, experts said.

Key edicts of Ramadan, which began yesterday at sunset, are to fast and promote good conduct....

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In Greenland, an Interfaith Rally for Climate Change

September 12, 2007

Author: Colin Woodard

Source: Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0912/p06s01-woeu.html

Ilulissat, Greenland - Standing on the bow of a passenger ship before the fast-melting Ilulissat glacier, religious leaders from around the world lowered their heads in a silent prayer for the future of the planet.

Surrounded by icebergs, Sunni, Shiite, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Christian, and Shinto leaders committed themselves last...

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