Interfaith

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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Korean Christians and the Taliban: A Clash of Faiths

August 2, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Economist

http://www.economist.com/world/asia/displaystory.cfm?story_id=9587890

“GOD'S work has to be carried out, at any cost, even death.” Such was the Taliban's grim justification behind the murder this week of a second of the 23 Christian-Korean aid workers kidnapped last month en route from Kabul to Kandahar. The weeks since their abduction have brought unmet demands, a papal plea, a...

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Hindu Chaplain Protested in US Senate, Honored in Nevada

August 2, 2007

Source: PunjabNewsline.com

http://www.punjabnewsline.com/content/view/5128/57/

RENO(NEVADA) USA: Nevada clergy, drawn from various religions, Wednesday came together in support of fellow Nevadan chaplain Rajan Zed, whose historic first Hindu prayer in United States (US) Senate in Washington DC on July 12 faced protest shouts from visitors gallery.

Catholic, Protestant, Latter Day Saints, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and Bahai clergy honored him with a grand reception...

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Religious Minorities Hit From All Sides

July 31, 2007

Author: Ellen Massey

Source: IPS News

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=38742

WASHINGTON, Jul 31 (IPS) - In the months leading up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in March 2003, scholars from around the world urged the war planners in Washington to take steps to protect Iraq's priceless archaeological heritage.

But the widespread looting of museums and other cultural sites happened anyway. Now, warnings from minority communities in Iraq are also...

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Religious Freedom Fighters Criticize U.S. Arms Plan for Extremist Hotbed

July 31, 2007

Author: Ethan Cole

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20070731/28688_Religious_Freedom_Fighters_Criticize_U.S._Arms_Plan_for_Extremist_Hotbed.htm

WASHINGTON – An inter-religious group that works globally for the advancement of religious freedom and democracy denounced recent U.S. plans to sell billions worth of arms to Saudi Arabia –...

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Solidarity Rally for Religious Freedom

July 31, 2007

Author: Qaiser Felix

Source: AsiaNews.it

http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=9971&size=A

Lahore (AsiaNews) – The All Pakistan Minorities Alliance (APMA) is going to hold a ‘National Solidarity Rally’ on August 11 at the MÄ«nār-Ä• Pākistān in Lahore. A huge gathering of people from minority communities, including Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Parsees, should come. Organisers expect about 100,000 people from all over...

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Religious Leaders Describe Views of the Afterlife at Symposium

July 30, 2007

Author: Lauren Mariacher

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/buffaloerie/story/130128.html

As local religious leaders discussed varying beliefs of life after death Sunday afternoon during the Interfaith Symposium, a common idea was shared: There is life after death.

More than 100 community members listened to local representatives from Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Sikhism as they...

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New Zendo to be Setup in Phoenix, Arizona

July 30, 2007

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=64,4560,0,0,1,0

Sedgwick, Maine (USA) -- The Engaged Zen Foundation is pleased to announce the formation of a new Zendo for the City of Phoenix, Arizona. The zendo temple has been named "Daihisan (Great Pain Relieving Mountain) - Jigen-ji (Compassionate Eye Temple)" by Ven. Shodo Harada, Roshi abbot of Sogen-ji monastery in Okayama, Japan.

The Engaged Zen Foundation envisions the creation...

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"Muslims and Anti-Semitism," a Commentary by Tariq Ramadan

July 30, 2007

Author: Tariq Ramadan

Source: The American Muslim

http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/muslims_and_anti_semitsm/0014345

The responsibility of the Muslims and the Jews in the West is tremendous: living together, both citizens of the same countries, they should raise their voices in the name of justice and mutual respect. In France, for example, one finds a unique situation; namely, the...

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