Interfaith

Students Tour Muslim World

April 19, 2007

Author: Jane Lampman

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0419/p13s02-lire.html

What do ordinary people in the Muslim world think about relations with the West? Where do they stand in the struggle within Islam? Who are the role models for young Muslims? How are their religious identities being shaped, and by whom?

With the future of the United States and the Muslim world linked more closely (and painfully)...

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Vigil Set to Raise Barrier to Hate

April 19, 2007

Author: Erin Conroy

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/04/19/vigil_set_to_raise_barrier_to_hate/

Members of Temple Shalom of Milton and other local congregations -- angered that swastikas were drawn on the temple property last weekend during Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance -- are planning a townwide vigil Sunday to show solidarity in the face of such hate crimes.
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Nationwide Merit-Making Ceremony Begins

April 17, 2007

Source: ETNA

http://etna.mcot.net/query.php?nid=28973

BANGKOK, April 17 (TNA) - Thai people nationwide from all walks of life and different religions Tuesday morning participated in a national merit-making ceremony which will last until Sunday (April 22).

The interim government hosted the activity to honour His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the auspicious occasion of his 80th birthday on December 5 this year.

In Bangkok, thousands of Buddhists joined the alms...

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New Spirituality Shared By All Religions is Needed, Says Priest-Islamologist

April 16, 2007

Source: The Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=7093

JAKARTA, Indonesia (UCAN): Religious believers in Indonesian need an inclusive spirituality that will foster mutual acceptance and dialogue in their pluralistic society, maintains a priest who is an expert on Islam.

In such a society, "all people, especially religious leaders, should experience a new spirituality of interfaith, perennial and universal religiosity," Father Philipus...

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"Where Are Malaysia’s Religious Authorities Heading?" a Commentary by Dr. Farish A. Noor

April 15, 2007

Author: Farish A. Noor

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/where_are_malaysias_religious_authorities_heading/0013689

Since 2006 Malaysia has been rocked by a number of hugely controversial cases involving the fundamental right of belief and freedom of religion. Between 2005 to 2006 the country was a virtual battleground with opposing factions...

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Fellowship of Christians and Jews Loses Members, Trims Plans

April 15, 2007

Author: MICHELE DARGAN

Source: Palm Beach Daily News

http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/content/news/fellowship0415.html

A decline in membership, sparse attendance at programs and a need for more financial support has led The Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews to downsize its programming and focus on young people.

The once-flourishing organization, credited with helping to remove the anti-Semitic label from...

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"Ethnic Bigots Should Be Rejected," a Commentary by Njuguna Mutonya

April 14, 2007

Author: Njuguna Mutonya

Source: All Africa/The Nation

http://allafrica.com/stories/200704140130.html

Last Sunday, Muslims celebrated Maulidi - the birth of Prophet Mohammed - with a procession along Mombasa's main streets. The same day, Catholics marked Easter Sunday - the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Commemorating the two events in such a public and peaceful manner shows the town's cosmopolitanism, its main strength.

Mombasa and,...

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Professor Brings Jewish Perspective to Seminary

April 14, 2007

Author: Robin Roenker

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/158/story/42433.html

Laurence H. Kant will officially join the faculty of Lexington Theological Seminary on Tuesday as a tenured associate professor of the history of religion.

The appointment might sound routine, but one factor sets it apart: Kant is a Jew. He will be one of only a handful of Jewish scholars in the world on the faculty at a Christian seminary or...

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