Interfaith

Muslim, Jewish Women Unite to Dispel Myths

March 26, 2007

Author: Lara Mossa

Source: Oakland Press

http://www.theoaklandpress.com/stories/032607/loc_2007032643.shtml

BLOOMFIELD HILLS - Women of Jewish and Muslim faith broke bread Sunday afternoon for a threehour cultural exchange.

It included presentations about the Muslim religion, a Middle Eastern buffet and a question and answer session.

"I cannot explain the feeling of empowerment as a woman I got from attending an...

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Multifaith Centre Holds Opening Ceremonies

March 26, 2007

Author: W.D. Lighthall

Source: University of Toronto News

http://www.news.utoronto.ca/bin6/070326-3034.asp

The official opening of U of T’s Multifaith Centre for Spiritual Study and Practice was held this weekend, an event that served to remind Kofi Hope of how often those from differing religious or cultural backgrounds find they have something in common.

“The centre will be a place of interfaith encounters, where leaders will...

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Believers From Different Faiths Unite, Build Home

March 26, 2007

Author: Colby Sledge

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070326/NEWS06/703260335/1023

On a sunny Sunday afternoon in south Nashville, Marie McEntire, a Baptist, stooped to paint the corners of a closet in an almost-finished house.

In a nearby room, Peter Lutz, an Episcopalian, continued a painting job of his own. On the front porch, Michael Richardson, a Jew, touched...

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Boston Mosque Project Chills Dialogue

March 26, 2007

Author: Penny Schwartz

Source: JTA

http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/news/article/20060326InBostonmosquepr.html

BOSTON, March 26 (JTA) — What began more than three years ago as a momentous groundbreaking on a $22 million mosque and Islamic cultural center has turned into a bitter public controversy that has chilled relations between leaders of Boston’s Jewish and Muslim communities.

The most recent...

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Pakistan Sends Message, Fixes Temple

March 25, 2007

Author: Parul Malhotra

Source: IBN-live

http://www.ibnlive.com/news/world/03_2007/pak-sends-message-repairs-temple-36889.html

Katasraj: Katasraj, a sixth century Hindu temple complex in Pakistan's Punjab, is being renovated by the Pakistani government that is keen to show off its pluralistic heritage and a new found friendship with India.

Professor Yaseen Siddiqui, an amateur archaeologist says he's glad...

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"Freedom of Religion," a Commentary by Carolyn C. Peterson

March 24, 2007

Author: Carolyn C. Peterson

Source: Mining Gazette

http://www.mininggazette.com/stories/articles.asp?articleID=6324

In a five-week course entitled “Embracing Mortality” I was privileged to hear how various religious traditions deal with death and the afterlife. As I listened to the Hindu, Baha’i, Muslim, Buddhist and Jewish speakers, I, a Christian, celebrated the fact that we Copper Country folk can openly practice...

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Faiths Ready to Work Together

March 24, 2007

Author: Stuart Laidlaw

Source: Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/Life/article/194650

Adnan Noureddine's breakfast this week came with a little something extra: reason, he says, to hope Toronto's many faith communities can get along, despite whatever conflicts they face on the world stage.

"This should have been done long ago," said Noureddine, president of Al-Huda Lebanese Muslim Society in North York.

Noureddine was taking part in the...

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"Proud Graduate of Muslim School," a Commentary by Sumayya Qadri

March 24, 2007

Author: Sumayya Qadri

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/opinion/orl-newvoices24a07mar24,0,4571640.story?coll=orl-opinion-headlines

In recent times, madrassas, or schools, have been given a negative image and are stereotyped for preparing anti-Western Muslim minds. I am happy to know that another Muslim school is in the making, a school that is working to combat these...

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"New Zealand Still has to Master the Ways of Religious Tolerance," a Commentary by The Press

March 24, 2007

Author: The Press

Source: The Press

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/thepress/4003201a6528.html

The chance holding in Canterbury of two unusual religious gatherings, within days of each other, has focused attention on the limits of religious tolerance, writes The Press in an editorial.

The Exclusive Brethren welcomed their world leader amid tight security and an amorphous band of Christians huddled to discuss what they proclaimed as the...

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Non-Muslims Wear Scarves in Solidarity

March 23, 2007

Author: Christi Parker

Source: Columbia Missourian

http://columbiamissourian.com/news/story.php?ID=24869

Danielle Campbell, her electric blue hair peeking out from under the scarf wrapped around her head, was happy not to get noticed as much for one day.

“I usually have these punk boys who hang out where I work and every time I walk by they have something to say,” said Campbell, a senior at MU who works at Brady Food Court....

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"A Mayor Should be Open to All," a Commentary by Vern Barnet

March 21, 2007

Author: VERN BARNET

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/living/religion/16940389.htm

Religion should bring people together, but it often generates conflict. A strong community celebrates both shared humanity and distinctive spiritual labels.

Both Kansas City mayoral candidates support interfaith understanding.

Mark Funkhouser says although he has not been involved in interfaith...

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