Interfaith

Muslim Leader Touts Education, Discourages Violence

July 29, 2007

Author: Tom Greenwood

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070729/METRO/707290351/1041/LIFESTYLE04

DETROIT -- It isn't often that you see a speaker receive a standing ovation before he addresses an audience, but that's what happened to Imam W. Deen Mohammad in the auditorium of Wayne Community College Saturday afternoon.

Imam Mohammed, the son of Elijah Muhammad...

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U.S. Christians Voice Support for Palestinian State

July 29, 2007

Author: Laurie Goodstein

Source: International Herald Tribune

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/07/29/news/church.php

NEW YORK: In recent years, conservative evangelicals who claimed a biblical mandate to protect Israel have built a bulwark of support for the Jewish state - sending donations, denouncing its critics and urging it not to evacuate settlements or forfeit territory.

Now more than 30 evangelical leaders have stepped forward to...

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Government-Sanctioned Prayer on Trial

July 28, 2007

Author: Paul Dellinger

Source: The Roanoke Times

http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/125917

CHRISTIANSBURG -- Steve Spradlin felt so strongly about having invocations at public meetings that he stepped down momentarily as Montgomery County supervisors chairman to make it happen.

"I'm personally not trying to ram anything down any board member's throat," he said in making a motion for the board to have an opening prayer Monday night, but "this...

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Events to Thank Attack Response

July 28, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6920752.stm

First Minister Alex Salmond is to meet the Muslim community as part of his campaign to celebrate diversity in the wake of the Glasgow airport attack.

The meeting, at Bute House on Tuesday, is part of the Scottish Executive's One Scotland campaign.

Mr Salmond has said no-one should hold the Muslim community responsible for the actions of individuals...

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"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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