Interfaith

Frankfort Muslims Treat Neighbors to Community Fair

June 11, 2007

Author: Duaa Eldeib

Source: Daily Southtown

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/news/422423,112NWS2.article

While best friends Henna Eassa and Melanie Fernando share almost everything, there is one distinct aspect of their lives that they don't have in common: their faith.

But on Sunday, Henna, a 16-year-old Muslim, and Melanie, a 17-year-old Christian, spent the day together, munching on Indian and Pakistani cuisine, admiring their...

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Scholars to Talk Religion: Detroit's Diversity Draws Conferences

June 11, 2007

Author: David Crumm

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070611/NEWS05/706110341/1007/NEWS

Detroit's status as a global center for autos and pro sports may be plateauing this year, but the region's reputation as a center for exploring religious diversity continues to rise.

"Detroit is one of several cities, like New York and Los Angeles, that are natural places to...

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Clergy to Build House as Walls Torn Down

June 11, 2007

Author: Tim Funk

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/breaking_news/story/155341.html

More than 50 Charlotte spiritual leaders -- Jewish, Muslim, Catholic, Protestant, Unitarian, Quaker, Baha'i -- will venture out of their own houses of worship this fall to build a house for a low-income family.

Mecklenburg Ministries, which is partnering with Habitat for Humanity, says it believes this will be the first time...

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Federal Prisons Cut Some Religious Books From Libraries

June 11, 2007

Author: Larry Neumeister

Source: The Hartford Courant

Wire Service: AP

http://www.courant.com/news/nationworld/hc-prison0611.artjun11,0,6722916.story?coll=hc-headlines-nationworld

NEW YORK -- Inmates at the federal prison camp in Otisville, N.Y., were stunned by what they saw at the chapel library on Memorial Day: Hundreds of books had disappeared from the shelves...

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First Sikh Traffic Warden Becomes a Curiosity

June 10, 2007

Author: Kamila Hyat

Source: Gulfnews.com

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/07/06/10/10131319.html

Lahore: Since he took his place on city roads just over a month ago, sub-inspector Gulab Singh has become an immediate attraction for commuters.

Motorists slow down to wave at him, and children come up to shake hands and have pictures taken.

Yet, there is nothing especially outstanding about the tall 25-year-old.
...

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Interfaith Effort Boosts Awareness of Hunger

June 9, 2007

Author: David Yonke

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070609/NEWS10/706090369

Representatives of the three Abrahamic faiths - Judaism, Islam, and Christianity - are cooking up a plan to alleviate hunger in northwest Ohio.

An interfaith program titled "The Face of Hunger Will Surprise You," to be held Thursday night at Toledo's St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church,...

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Depiction of Hindu Deities in US Magazine Draws Ire

June 9, 2007

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Depiction_of_Hindu_deities_in_US_magazine_draws_ire/articleshow/2110545.cms

NEW YORK: The June issue of a popular US magazine that allegedly depicts Hindu god Ganesha holding an alcoholic beverage in each hand and Hanuman in an obscene pose has drawn the ire of many Hindus in the country.

Hindus in the US believe the illustration,...

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SALDEF Urges Sikh Religious Leaders to Support Hate Crimes Bill

June 9, 2007

Source: SALDEF

http://www.saldef.org/content.aspx?&a=1704&z=1&title=SALDEF%20Urges%20Sikh%20Religious%20Leaders%20to%20Support%20Hate%20Crimes%20Bill

Washington D.C. – June 9, 2007: The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) strongly urges all Sikh Religious Leaders to sign on to an interfaith letter in support of The Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes...

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Food Plays Big Role in Religion

June 9, 2007

Author: Jerry McCoy

Source: The Peoria Journal Star

http://www.pjstar.com/stories/060907/JER_BDCGAEST.040.php

Q: The Eucharist or the Lord's Supper is perhaps the single most important ritual in Christian worship. Does a ceremonial meal play a similar role in other religious traditions? If so what are those meals and what role do they play? - P.R., East Peoria.

A: Food, because it is necessary for all of life, has also been a...

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Hindu Sites 'Only for Hinduism'

June 8, 2007

Author: Omer Farooq

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/6735661.stm

The government of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has banned the propagation of other religions in the holy places of Hindus across the state.

The authorities say the move is to ensure that Hindu sentiments in holy places are not offended.

It follows a row over alleged Christian missionary activity around a shrine in the...

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Sri Lanka Christians Detained, Church Burned As Violence Spreads

June 8, 2007

Author: BosNewsLife News Center

Source: Journal Chretein

http://www.spcm.org/Journal/spip.php?article12077

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BosNewsLife)— The World Council of Independent Christian Churches (WICCC) expressed concern Thursday, June 7, about the plight of Christians in Sri Lanka amid reports that at least one church was burned by militants in a new wave of anti-Christian violence, while a pastor and his assistant remain in custody on allegedly...

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Detroit Interfaith Group Teaches Tolerance Through Dialogue

June 8, 2007

Author: Brian Padden

Source: The Voice of America

http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-06-08-voa23.cfm

After September 11th, many religious leaders across the U.S. gathered to pray for peace and understanding. In the Midwest City of Detroit, one of the most ethnically diverse in America, Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders continue to meet on a regular basis. The Detroit Interfaith Partners try to talk through their differences, despite underlying...

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