Interfaith

Conference Confronts Islamic Stereotyping

July 9, 2007

Author: David A. Brensilver

Source: Islamic Circle of North America

http://www.icna.org/icna/icna-press-clippings/conference-confronts-islamic-stereotyping-5.html

Hartford — East Lyme resident Imran Ahmed recently received an e-mail in response to comments he posted on the Internet about terrorism and the war in Iraq. The e-mail, Ahmed said, came from a former U.S. serviceman who opined that Islam was a...

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Religious Bonds Divide Some Parents, Kids

July 9, 2007

Author: Cathy Lynn Grossman

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2007-07-08-kids-parents-religion_N.htm

Pamela Moss worships every Sunday at Messiah Baptist Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., where they preach the Bible straight up, sing the old hymns "and then let me get on with my day." But her son, George, 24, is a fervent Evangelical, witnessing to strangers and praying "in a church that looks like a gym. To...

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Charlottesville Mosque to Facilitate Unity

July 9, 2007

Author: Seth Rosen

Source: The Richmond Times-Dispatch

http://www.inrich.com/cva/ric/news.apx.-content-articles-RTD-2007-07-09-0082.html

CHARLOTTESVILLE -- Inside an aging white house on 10½ Street, Khalid Mohammad chants a mellifluous incantation of the salat al-jumu'ah, the Friday afternoon prayer.

Behind him, more than 70 men and boys, kneeling on the green carpet, bow their heads to the ground in unison...

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Spiritual Leaders Denounce Violence in Religion's Name

July 7, 2007

Author: K. Connie Kang

Source: HeraldNet / the Los Angeles Times

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20070707/LIVING/707070301

In a historic action, top leaders of five major religions met in June in Indonesia - home to 200 million Muslims - to condemn violence inflicted in the name of religion.

The leaders representing Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim traditions came from five countries and included former Indonesian...

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West Coast Catholics, Muslims Discuss Shared Values

July 6, 2007

Source: The Tidings

http://www.the-tidings.com/2007/070607/dialogue.htm

Catholic and Muslim leaders from several West Coast states met May 21-23 to discuss common values reflected in the biblical tale of Joseph --- called the prophet Yusuf in the Quran, the sacred book of Islam.

The meeting, designed along the lines of a spiritual retreat, was held at the Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. A press release giving the highlights of the...

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Episcopal Bishop Suspends Priest Who is Also Muslim

July 6, 2007

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/rhode_island/articles/2007/07/06/episcopal_bishop_suspends_priest_who_is_also_muslim/

SEATTLE --Rhode Island's Episcopal bishop suspends a Seattle priest who says she is both a Christian and a Muslim.

The Reverend Ann Holmes Redding will not be able to preach or work at any Episcopal church in the next year while she considers conflicts in the...

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Nigeria: Sultan's Comment Inciting -CAN

July 5, 2007

Author: John Shiklam Kaduna

Source: Daily Champion

http://allafrica.com/stories/200707050994.html

Secretary General of the Northern Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Elder Saidu Dogo yesterday said the recent statement credited to the Sultan of Sokoto and President general, Jama'atu Nasril Islam (JNI), Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar III was capable of causing religious disharmony between Muslims and Christians in the country.

The Sultan had during...

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Islamic Studies Professor Seeks More Interfaith Dialogue

July 5, 2007

Source: The Vancouver Sun

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=26954553-cb61-4224-b2e7-fc5191dda91d

EDMONTON -- The man who will take on the task of building up the University of Alberta's Islamic studies program hopes to open more interfaith dialogue.

"It's very clear there is a major hunger at the academic level on Islam and the Muslim world," says Ibrahim Abu-Rabi, currently a...

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