Interfaith

At the Edge of the Future: Projects in Spirituality

August 9, 2007

Author: Courtney T. Goto

Source: World Council of Churches

http://www.wcc-coe.org/wcc/what/interreligious/cd36-02.html

What’s Happening on Campus

If you’re looking for clues about the future of religion and interreligious dialogue in the United States, look at what’s happening on some campuses on the cutting edge of education. In the student center, you’ll probably find the regulars -- Catholic, Protestant,...

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New York Catholics Visit Mosque, Learn about Islam

August 9, 2007

Author: Beth Griffin

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0704553.htm

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. (CNS) -- In late July, carloads of curious Catholics caravanned north from their church to a mosque in the next county.

Three dozen Catholics who regularly attend Mass at the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement's Graymoor Spiritual Life Center in Garrison accepted a Muslim visitor's invitation to attend...

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Vatican Hails UAE's policy

August 8, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Gulf News

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/07/08/09/10145240.html

Abu Dhabi: The Vatican has hailed the policy of tolerance and dialogue pursued by the UAE under the leadership of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

In a message to the information office of Shaikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Jean-Louis Cardinal Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council...

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Interfaith Service Draws 1,000 in Minnesota

August 6, 2007

Source: Disaster News Network

http://www.disasternews.net/news/article.php?articleid=3327

An interfaith service designed to bring together grief-stricken Minnesotans trying to cope with the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge was held Sunday night at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral about one mile from the span.

The service attracted more than 1,000 people of different faiths who prayed, sang and sought comfort from one another. Some of those attending had...

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Yokota Airmen Shoulder Shrine Through Streets

August 6, 2007

Author: Bryce S. Dubee

Source: Stars and Stripes

http://www.estripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=55446&archive=true

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Shuffling slowly through crowded Fussa streets in 90-degree heat while shouldering a several-hundred-pound shrine on your shoulders may not seem like much fun. But for a group of Yokota servicemembers, it was the chance of a lifetime.

“I have no idea how long...

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"Waging Peace in the Name of Religion," a Commentary by Charles C. Haynes

August 5, 2007

Author: Charles C. Haynes

Source: First Amendment Center

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/analysis.aspx?id=18876

Iraq, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Palestine. In a world torn by sectarian violence, religion is often seen as the problem, not the solution.

But an international coalition called Religions for Peace is working hard to change that perception by mobilizing religious leaders to fight back against those who use religion to promote...

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Reports: Muslim Malaysia is not a Secular or an Islamic State, PM Says

August 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/08/05/asia/AS-GEN-Malaysia-Islamic-State.php

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Muslim-dominated Malaysia is neither a secular nor a theocratic state, the prime minister said in an apparent bid to make amends after his deputy upset minorities by describing the country as Islamic.

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Debate over Radicalism in Religion in Somalia

August 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Garowe Online

http://www.garoweonline.com/artman2/publish/Somalia_27/Debate_over_radicalism_in_religion_in_Somalia.shtml

MOGADISHU, Somalia Aug 5 (Garowe Online) - Hundreds of delegates participating at Somalia's national reconciliation conference listened to speeches on Sunday regarding the controversial issue of radicalism in religion.

Before the debate,...

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"Asian-Canadians' Effects on Social Values," a Commentary by Douglas Todd

August 4, 2007

Author: Douglas Todd

Source: The Vancouver Sun

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/business/story.html?id=9c1d8f58-cf05-4b0a-a60b-7108a4017d4b

Are Asian-Canadians strengthening conservative or liberal values across the country?

Given that nearly half the population of Greater Vancouver has origins in Asia, this is anything but what some like to call an "academic" -- that is, theoretical...

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Christians to Seek Converts at Mosques' Doorsteps

August 3, 2007

Author: Lornet Turnbull and Janet I. Tu

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003819538_muslimconvert03m.html

Led by a California pastor, a group of Christians will gather outside some Seattle-area mosques today in hopes of winning converts among Muslim worshippers coming to midday prayer.

They will also take their message of salvation to those attending this weekend's Arab...

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Israeli Troops Kill West Bank Islamic Jihad Leader

August 3, 2007

Author: Imad Saada

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070803/ts_afp/mideastunrest

NABLUS, West Bank (AFP) - Israeli troops have shot dead a leader of the radical Islamic Jihad group in the West Bank and wounded three people during an incursion into the Gaza Strip, Palestinian security sources and witnesses said on Friday.

Meanwhile, Palestinian militants fired three...

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Muslim Clerics Angered by Religious Edict

August 3, 2007

Author: Ramadan Al Sherbini

Source: Gulfnews

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/07/08/03/10143839.html

Cairo: Egypt's top Muslim cleric has recently angered fellow clerics for allegedly permitting a Muslim to choose his own faith without fear of worldly punishment.

Ali Juma, the country's Grand Mufti, was quoted as saying in a posting on a Washington-Post-Newsweek forum that Muslims are free to change their religion without being...

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"Muslims and Methodists Seek Interfaith Dialogue," a Commentary by Kat Teraji

August 2, 2007

Author: Kat Teraji

Source: The Gilroy Dispatch

http://www.gilroydispatch.com/news/contentview.asp?c=221683

"Islam is the world's second largest religion. When you have a billion and a half people belonging to a religion, you are bound to find a few kooks and extremists among their number," Shista Azad said in answer to our questions about how she reconciles her Muslim beliefs with the actions of terrorists such as Osama bin Laden. Teachers...

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