Interfaith

"On Fighting Terrorism in Airports," an Interview with Reverend Andrea Krasznai, Aviation Chaplain President

July 27, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Catholic Online

http://www.catholic.org/featured/headline.php?ID=4662

ROME, JULY 27, 2007 (Zenit) - The Church has an important role in the fight against terrorism, and airport ministry is one way to help, says the Protestant president of the International Association of Civil Aviation Chaplains.

In this interview with us, Reverend Andrea Krasznai speaks about the unique ministry found in airports and the...

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Hindu Temple Funding Doesn't Cover $300,000 Rebuilding Debt Created After Arson

July 27, 2007

Author: Kevin Werner

Source: Mountain News

http://www.hamiltonmountainnews.com/hmn/news/news_842071.html

Representatives of the Hindu Samaj Temple received $17,000 from the provincial government, last week, but they are still waiting for further financial help to eliminate their $300,000 debt created when they had to rebuild their new temple [which] was destroyed after a 2001 arson.

"We have not given up (to receive) the capital...

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Report: Religion Still Marginalized in Foreign Policy

July 26, 2007

Author: David E. Anderson

Source: The Pew Forum/Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=13997

U.S. foreign policy officials have shown an increased understanding of religion's importance to American diplomacy, but the government's activities in that area display a "lack of strategic thinking" that hampers efforts abroad, according to a new report.

U.S. officials do not have "a clear set of policy objectives or...

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Churches and Mosques Stand Side-by-Side in Grozny

July 26, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Russia Today

http://www.russiatoday.ru/features/news/11421

n Chechnya, mosques and churches are being restored after years of armed conflict. As life in the republic returns to normal, reviving the faith and trust between the two religious groups is seen by community leaders as an important task.

St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Cathedral in central Grozny looks new. For hundreds of Christians from the Chechen...

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Interfaith Housing Hopes to Build Affordable Townhomes for Renters

July 24, 2007

Author: Denise Bonura

Source: The Recod Herald

http://www.therecordherald.com/articles/2007/07/24/local_news/news02.txt

WAYNESBORO - A nonprofit organization hopes to fulfill the need for affordable housing in Waynesboro.

Interfaith Housing Alliance Inc. of Frederick has sought funding to build 37 three-bedroom townhomes on the south side of town. Families of four who fall within the 40 to 60 percent median income range...

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Debate Over Faith-Based Schools Intensifies

July 24, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: South Asian Focus

http://www.southasianfocus.ca/community/article/30168

Progressive Conservative Leader John Tory's plan to invite faith-based schools into Ontario's public education system has run into hot water.

Tory announced early this week plans to get one of Ontario's leading pioneers of tolerance and diversity in public education to help find the best way to bring even more of Ontario students into our...

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National Commission says Christian and Muslim Dalits Must have Same Rights as Hindu Dalits

July 23, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AsiaNews

http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=9901&size=A

New Delhi (AsiaNews) – Any member of a scheduled caste irrespective of his or her religion should enjoy the same rights. Such rights should not be restricted to Hindus, said Buta Singh, chairman of the National Scheduled Caste Commission (NSCC), during a meeting with Christian leaders.

The current law limits Scheduled Caste status to Hindu,...

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Israeli Textbook Tells of Arab Plight

July 23, 2007

Author: Richard Boudreaux

Source: Los Angeles Times, the

http://www.latimes.com/news/education/la-fg-history23jul23,1,5423625.story?ctrack=3&cset=true

JERUSALEM — For the first time in its 59-year history, Israel has approved a school textbook acknowledging what the country's minority Palestinian citizens have been learning at home for generations: The Jewish state's creation was a tragedy for them....

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Religiously Motivated Riot Breaks out in Rangoon

July 23, 2007

Author: Nan Kham Kaew

Source: Democratic Voice of Burma

http://english.dvb.no/news.php?id=266

July 23, 2007 (DVB)—A riot reportedly broke out between Muslim and Buddhist residents in Rangoon’s Daw Pon township late on Friday, forcing local authorities to issue a curfew.

Eyewitnesses said that the riot started after a Muslim man and two Buddhist men quarreled at a local bar, causing religious tensions to escalate.

“The fight...

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Evangelicals, Muslims Start Rare Dialogue

July 23, 2007

Author: Bay Fang

Source: Washington Bureau

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-evangelicals_fangjul23,1,5258289.story

WASHINGTON - They sat facing each other, 14 evangelical preachers on one side, 12 U.S-based Arab diplomats on the other. Nabil Fahmy, the Egyptian ambassador to the U.S., listened as introductions began, and he found himself amazed.

"Robertson, Falwell, Youssef. ... I had...

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Opinion: Sacred Sites, and Their Stories, Must Be Saved

July 22, 2007

Author: MARK TRAHANT

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/320934_trahant24.html

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It's hard to imagine a more powerful example of a sacred place than the U.S. Capitol. Early Thursday morning, hours before the solstice, the scene was already one of summer. Tourists wandered the grounds in shorts while congressional staffers rushed off to meetings. A cool breeze moderated the rising...

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Panama's Jews, Arabs coexist

July 22, 2007

Author: Brian Harris

Source: JTA

http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/news/article/20070722panamabusinesses.html

COLON FREE ZONE, Panama (JTA) -- While conflicts in the Middle East make the prospect of peaceful coexistence between Jews and Arabs seem distant, a walk along the crowded streets of this trading zone shows Jews and Arabs can get along.

Inside the stores here -- wholesale distribution centers for Asian goods...

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God ’08: Whose, and How Much, Will Voters Accept?

July 22, 2007

Author: MICHAEL LUO

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/22/weekinreview/22luo.html?_r=1&oref=login

THE probing about his Mormon beliefs has by now become familiar to the Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. But when Mary Van Steenis, a teacher at a local Christian school, took the microphone at a recent “Ask Mitt Anything” forum in Pella, Iowa, to ask her question, it still felt as if...

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