Interfaith

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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Push for Gandhi Monument Gaining Support among Nevada Clergy

September 29, 2007

Source: bignewsnetwork.com

http://feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=286551

Nevada, Sept.29 : The push for Gandhi monument in the state capital Carson City and Gandhi statues in Las Vegas and Reno is gaining more support among Nevada clergy.

According to Rajan Zed and Gene Savoy Jr., coordinators of Gandhi Monument Council of Nevada, this issue was discussed at the interfaith clergy luncheon held at Unity Ministry of Reno on Thursday and it received widespread support.

U.S. Religious Leaders Meet with Iran's President, Stress Diplomacy

September 28, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0705543.htm

U.S. religious leaders are "deeply concerned about the prospect of war with Iran," said a professor from a Catholic college who was part of an interfaith delegation that met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Sept. 26 in New York.

But Joseph Fahey, professor of religious studies at Manhattan College in Riverdale, said he...

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Vatican Urges Muslims to Work for Peace

September 28, 2007

Author: NICOLE WINFIELD

Source: The News Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.thenewstribune.com/tacoma/24hour/religion/story/166961.html

The Vatican on Friday urged Muslims to reject violence, work with Christians for peace and to teach their children to love and respect all people and not become "cultural or religious blocs opposed to one another."

The Vatican's top official in charge of...

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Debate on Religious Minorities Needed across Canada: G-G

September 26, 2007

Author: Elizabeth Thompson

Source: CanWest News Service

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/story.html?id=2c8ad3ab-e060-4839-8c6e-3a5d840900d7

Quebec's debate on the reasonable accommodation of religious and ethnic minorities is a healthy exercise that should take place in the rest of Canada as well, says Governor-General Michaelle Jean.

Speaking during an interview to mark this week's second anniversary of...

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Ramadan Dinner Teaches, Reaches into Community

September 26, 2007

Author: Stephanie Gehring

Source: Sun-Times

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/news/574271,092607Ramadan.article

Each time Mary Jane Schneider attends the Mosque Foundation of Bridgeview's annual Ramadan Community Dinner, she learns something different.

The teacher aide at Simmons Middle School joined other staff members from Ridgeland School District 122 at Tuesday night's iftar.

"(The district is) so multicultural; we...

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Muslims, Jews Plan Interfaith Dialogue

September 26, 2007

Author: Rachel Zelkowitz

Source: EmoryWheel.com

http://www.emorywheel.com/detail.php?n=24315

Bagels and pita bread, egg salad and hummus — the students piled their plates high with both as they enjoyed a meal after their respective fasts: the five Muslim students for Ramadan and the 10 Jewish students for Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. But as they took their seats, there was a clear separation around the table: Jews sat on one side of the...

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Interfaith Leaders Call for Day of Fasting to End the Iraq War

September 26, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim American Society/NCC

http://www.masnet.org/news.asp?id=4390

Several religious leaders representing tens of millions of faithful Americans stood today in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol calling religious communities of various traditions to a day of fasting and prayer to end the Iraq war.

"We must return to the ancient disciplines so that we will turn away from violence toward reverence," said Rabbi Arthur Waskow,...

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The Faith Club: Three women — a Christian, a Muslim and a Jew — Embark on a Quest for Understanding

September 25, 2007

Author: EDWARD M. EVELD

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/story/288470.html

Suzanne Oliver grew up Catholic in Kansas City, moved to New York and became a financial journalist, a mother and an Episcopalian.

Nothing in that broad outline of a life, Oliver acknowledged, particularly qualified her to co-author The Faith Club, a book urging everyday Christians, Muslims and Jews to sit down...

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Jews and Muslims Break Fast Together

September 24, 2007

Author: ADITI BALAKRISHNA

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=519637

Members of Harvard’s Jewish and Muslim communities broke fasts together Saturday night to celebrate two of the holiest holidays in each religion and to highlight the commonalities between the two faiths.

Saturday was the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, and Muslims are observing Ramadan, a month which...

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