Interfaith

When Women Rub Minds On Muslim/Christian Relationship

May 21, 2007

Author: Halima Musa

Source: All Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200705210969.html

The thousands of lives lost across the country over the past two decades in the course of crises presumed to be religious has become an issue of great concern not only to the government but to all stakeholders including non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

There is virtually no area in all the six geo-political zones in Nigeria that has not witnessed one or...

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A Market Edge for Muslims

May 21, 2007

Author: G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0521/p13s01-wmgn.htm

The strategy is almost heresy on Wall Street: Find a top-performing investment by seeking out a mutual fund with some of the industry's strictest ethical screening requirements.

Yet that approach, if adopted, would work in at least one case. The Amana Income Fund, which avoids not only alcohol, tobacco, and gambling stocks...

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Archbishop of Canterbury's Inter-Faith Seminar Cancelled

May 21, 2007

Author: George Conger

Source: Religious Intelligence

http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/news/?NewsID=748

A CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM interfaith forum in Kuala Lumpur organised by the Archbishop of Canterbury has been cancelled by the Malaysian government out of fear it might provoke sectarian tensions in the Southeast Asian nation.

Scheduled for May 7-11, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Building Bridges seminar was to have brought...

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Religious Leaders Urge Action on Warming

May 21, 2007

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070521/us_nm/climate_religion_dc_1

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders are urging President George W. Bush and Congress to take action against global warming, declaring that the changing climate is a "moral and spiritual issue."

In an open letter to be published on Tuesday, more than 20 religious groups urged U.S. leaders to...

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Mitzvah Day Makes Interfaith Impact

May 21, 2007

Author: Lauren Mariacher

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/story/80736.html

A small step toward world peace.

That is the mission of Mitzvah Day, an annual coming together of three faith communities to perform deeds of service across Western New York.

But when you look at the numbers, Mitzvah Day is anything but small.

More than 300 volunteers from the Islamic Society of Niagara Frontier...

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Senator Kerry Pushes for Religious Tolerance, Better Care of Environment

May 18, 2007

Author: John Smith

Source: Adventist News Network

http://news.adventist.org/data/2007/04/1179506794/index.html.en

On a night dedicated to recognizing and upholding religious freedom for all, key speaker and United States Senator John Kerry rallied behind a bill designed to protect the rights of people of faith, including Sabbath-keepers, in the workplace. Kerry spoke to a room of 200 guests at the fifth annual religious liberty dinner...

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Pope Lauds Christian-Muslim Collaboration

May 18, 2007

Source: The Muslim News

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=12764

VATICAN CITY, (Zenit.org): The collaboration of Christians and Muslims to promote justice and peace is possible and therefore necessary, says Benedict XVI.

The Pope made these remarks today, during the five-yearly visit of the bishops of Mali.

Of Mali's 11.5 million people, some 90% are Muslim and only 2% are Catholic.

The Holy Father expressed his "...

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Islamic Cultural Center Gets the Go-Ahead in Serra Mesa

May 18, 2007

Author: Chet Barfield

Source: The Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20070518-9999-1m18afghan.html

SAN DIEGO – A local Afghan group won unanimous approval last night from a San Diego community advisory board to open an Islamic religious and cultural center in Serra Mesa.

More than 65 residents filled a library meeting room for the issue before the Serra Mesa Community Planning Group. Last June,...

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Christians have 10 Days to Convert to Islam in Pakistan

May 17, 2007

Source: Christian Today

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/christians.in.pakistan.given.10.days.to.convert.to.islam/10790.htm

Christians in Charsadda, a town in North-West Frontier Province in Pakistan, have been warned that if they do not convert to Islam by 17 May they will face “dire consequences and bomb explosions”, Christian Today has learned.

The threats were made in a letter circulated last...

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"Is Religious Freedom for Everyone?" a Commentary by Michael Novak

May 17, 2007

Author: Michael Novak

Source: Spero News

http://www.speroforum.com/site/article.asp?id=9476

I want to talk a little bit about three different approaches to religious liberty: one in atheist countries such as France and two different approaches within the United States. Then I will conclude with a few words about Islam—a story not yet fully developed but of great importance to the rest of this century.

Atheists in Europe have their own...

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