Interfaith

Police Seek Better Understanding of Arabs, Muslims and Sikhs

June 1, 2007

Author: Uthayla Abdullah

Source: SALDEF

http://www.saldef.org/content.aspx?a=1702&z=8&title=Training%20gives%20look%20into%20other%20cultures

It was a consciousness-raising game of free association.

The question: “What do you think when you see a Muslim?”

Among the answers by a group of mostly police, airport security and corrections officers: “terrorist,...

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Articles of Faith: Cleric Offers Tips to Living in Multifaith Society

June 1, 2007

Author: Anthony B. Robinson

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/318247_faith02.html

It wasn't all that long ago that what most Americans knew of religions such as Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism came from books, not personal encounter or experience. That's changed. Not only have travel and technology made the world smaller, but America has become a religiously pluralistic nation. Islam is now the fastest- growing...

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Book Explores Faith Through Family

June 1, 2007

Author: John Dorsey

Source: Toledo Free Press

http://www.toledofreepress.com/?id=5683

For award-winning author Carrie Brown-Wolf, Soul Sundays have been a lifelong process. What are Soul Sundays? Brown-Wolf, the author of “Soul Sunday: A Family's Guide to Exploring Faith and Teaching Tolerance,” sees them as a time in which inter-faith families can explore everyday issues in regard to their religious faith.

Brown-Wolf, who was raised in the...

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Hawks Co-Owner Pushes for Middle East Peace

June 1, 2007

Author: MARGARET COKER

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/sports/hawks/stories/2007/05/31/0601mideast.html

Jerusalem--Atlanta Hawks co-owner Ed Peskowitz arrived in Israel on Thursday ready to tackle a problem that has eluded many others: peace in the Middle East.

He's not dealing with soldiers and militants, however, but shooters of another kind.

Nearly 260...

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Discussions "Lively" at Interfaith Conference in Waterloo

June 1, 2007

Author: Gladys Terichow

Source: Mennonite Central Committee Press Release

http://www.mcc.org/news/news/article.html?id=190

Despite the cancellation of three public forums, an interfaith conference to foster dialogue between Mennonite theologians from North America and Shi'ah Muslim theologians from Iran achieved its goals, said the director of MCC Ontario, Arli Klassen.

The conference, co-sponsored by MCC and Conrad Grebel University in...

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Muslim, Jewish Leaders See Fresh Start

May 31, 2007

Author: Raja Mishra

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/05/31/muslim_jewish_leaders_see_fresh_start/

Boston-area Jewish and Muslim leaders sighed in relief yesterday at the resolution of a lengthy legal dispute over the planned construction of a mosque in Roxbury, saying the development cleared the way for renewed local dialogue between adherents of the two faiths.

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Faith in Coexistence

May 31, 2007

Source: Star News Group

http://www.starnewsgroup.com.au/story/43290

THAI Muslims will tour Greater Dandenong’s places of worship in a bid to understand how people of different religions can coexist in one place.

The Australian Government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and with the help of Greater Dandenong’s Interfaith Network, has developed a Muslim Cultural Exchange program with Thailand.

The program allows Australia...

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Religious Studies Would Teach Society's Diversity

May 31, 2007

Author: MARTIN KAY

Source: The Dominion Post

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4078477a7694.html

Kiwi children should learn about different religions in school to reflect the changing make-up of New Zealand society, religious and civic leaders at a meeting to promote tolerance say.

Members of the New Zealand delegation at the third Asia Pacific Interfaith Dialogue in Waitangi said religious studies - as opposed to religious instruction - could be incorporated...

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Affirming Religious Diversity No Denial of Christian Roots, NZ Catholic, Anglican Bishops Say

May 31, 2007

Source: Catholic Online

http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=24255

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (Catholic Online) – Support for a national statement on religious diversity that affirms that there is no state religion in New Zealand does not deny the Christian roots of the country, said nation’s Catholic and Anglican bishops.

In a May 28 joint statement issued just before the Asia-Pacific Dialogue on Interfaith...

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NZ Hosts Peace, Religious Tolerance Conference

May 29, 2007

Author: Peter Lewis

Source: ABC News Online

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200705/s1935937.htm

Political and religious leaders from 15 Asia-Pacific countries are in New Zealand for the latest in a series of talks aimed at promoting peace, regional security and religious tolerance.

The three-day conference is being held at Waitangi.

This is the third inter-faith dialogue organised since the terrorist attacks in Bali in...

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House OKs Religion in School

May 28, 2007

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/052707dntswrelexpress.2ed82b.html

AUSTIN – Texas students would have greater freedom to express their religious views on school campuses under a bill passed Saturday by the House and sent to Gov. Rick Perry, who has publicly supported the measure.

Under the legislation, religious beliefs expressed in homework, artwork...

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