Interfaith

Concurrent Holy Days Unite Jews and Muslims

September 12, 2007

Author: Mark Hicks

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070912/LIFESTYLE04/709120397

After sundown today, Tammam Alwan will be spiritually attuned.

The West Bloomfield Township native and interdisciplinary humanities major at Michigan State University will mark the start of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting and contemplation, by praying at the Islamic Center of Greater...

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Indian Muslim Clerics to Work for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

September 12, 2007

Author: Faraz Ahmad

Source: EarthTimes

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/106044.html

New Delhi, Sep 12 - A group of Muslim clerics from India have called upon 'the children of Abraham (Muslims, Christians and Jews)' to shun violence against each other and have undertaken to promote peace and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.

An eight-member delegation led by four Muslim clerics from India visited Israel Aug 15-21. The...

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With Holidays, a Vow for Better Jewish, Muslim Relations

September 12, 2007

Author: Michael Paulson

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/09/12/with_holidays_a_vow_for_better_jewish_muslim_relations/

A group of local Jewish and Muslim leaders have signed a joint statement urging better relations between the two communities, which have suffered a serious rift over each other's response to controversial remarks by onetime leaders of a...

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Israel Prepares for 'Fallow' New Year

September 12, 2007

Author: Martin Asser

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/6991870.stm

In a place where who owns the land can literally be a life or death issue, a remarkable thing happens this week.

Thousands of Israeli farmers willingly sign their land over to rabbis, who then sell it to Palestinian Arabs for just a handful of shekels.

It is not some massive u-turn by the Zionist movement, but rather a convenient...

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Tackling the Threat of Terrorism Head-On

September 11, 2007

Author: Greg Thom

Source: The Herald Sun

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,22394076-5011680,00.html

FOR the present generation of Australian students, the world is a far more complicated place than the one their parents faced at the same age.

Since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001, many school-age Australians have found more to worry about than exams, homework and...

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Web Site to Explain Judaism to Muslims

September 11, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/nationalworld/state/story/160228.html

NEW YORK (AP) — The Simon Wiesenthal Center has launched a multilingual Web site whose main purpose is to inform Muslims about Judaism through a forum that allows visitors to post live questions in Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Bahasa and English.

The site, www.AskMusa.org, also will offer essays about Judaism by Jewish...

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Thousands March To Mark Anniversary Of Sept. 11, Honor The Troops and Spread A Message of Peace

September 10, 2007

Author: Michael E. Ruane and Jay Mathews

Source: Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/09/AR2007090900797.html?nav=rss_metro

Margaret Young walked for her son, Edmond, who was killed in the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, at the age of 22.

Retired Army Sgt. Sean Lewis walked on his artificial right leg, which replaced the limb he lost to an enemy mortar in...

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Forging Interfaith Bonds in S. Florida

September 9, 2007

Author: ANA VECIANA-SUAREZ

Source: Miami Herald

http://www.miamiherald.com/367/story/229195.html

Whether they're ushering in Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, or the monthlong prayers and fasting of Ramadan or already shifting their thoughts toward the glimmer of Advent, South Florida religious leaders have stepped up efforts to help the faithful look beyond prejudice and discord and cross bridges of reconcilation, acceptance and understanding.
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Marshalling Praise for Art of Tai Chi

September 9, 2007

Author: Leslie Scrivener

Source: The Star

http://www.thestar.com/News/article/254609

Aging Canadians seeking the big three – longevity, health and meaning in life – may have found a solution in a single practice, Taoist Tai Chi.

Founded in Toronto by Taoist monk Master Moy Lin-shin, who came here in 1970, the practices have quickly spread to 26 countries around the world.

Some 2,500 members gathered in a bucolic setting at the...

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Religious Extremism: 'The Billion-Dollar Question'

September 8, 2007

Author: David A. Brensilver

Source: The Day

http://www.theday.com/re.aspx?re=1a2ba608-32d1-4d5c-8f84-6691e7d07984

SHAREDA HOSEIN HAS BEEN afraid to wear both of her uniforms.

“Within my Muslim community,” she said, “I get more grief than I do in my military community.”

Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Hosein has experienced rude treatment at restaurants and shopping malls,...

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"God Doesn't Care What We Call Him" — But do We?

September 7, 2007

Author: Daniel Kynaston

Source: Sightings

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2007/0907.shtml

Recent comments by a controversial Dutch Bishop suggesting that "people of all faiths" call God "Allah" have not only caused a firestorm in his country and abroad, but also raised important questions about naming God. Drawing on the example of Christians in Indonesia, Catholic Bishop Martinus Muskens stated that calling God "...

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Local Man Tapped for Interfaith Post

September 7, 2007

Author: Abigail Klein Leichman

Source: New Jersey Jewish Standard

http://www.jstandard.com/articles/3155/1/Local-man-tapped-for-interfaith-post

TEANECK – As township resident Alan Brill takes his post as Seton Hall University’s new point man for the betterment of Jewish-Catholic relations, a question begs to be asked: But is it good for the Jews?

Of course, says Brill, a 46-year-old Orthodox rabbi with...

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