Interfaith

Mormons Try to Alter Perceptions

March 14, 2007

Author: Rebecca Rosen Lum

Source: The News-Sentinel/Contra Costa Times

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/16901068.htm

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Mormon church, long known for its inward-looking self-reliant nature, is making overtures to other faiths.

"We're trying hard to reach out," said Pleasant Hill, Calif., Bishop John Muir.

By joining in multidenominational service projects and sitting on interfaith councils,...

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Meet Sania Sayyed, a Muslim Singer of Hindu Bhajans

March 14, 2007

Source: Daily India/ANI

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/124836.php/Meet-Sania-Sayyed-a-Muslim-singer-of-Hindu-bhajans

Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh): In India, there are innumerable examples of people trying to keep alive the country's rich heritage and promoting brotherhood between Hindus and Muslims.

Take the example of teenager Sania Sayyed, a resident of Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh, who holds her audience spellbound by singing...

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Kids to Get Inside View of Religious Buildings

March 14, 2007

Source: Evening Times

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/display.var.1258021.0.kids_to_get_inside_view_of_religious_buildings.php

PUPILS can tour churches, synagogues and mosques without leaving the classroom in a hi-tech initiative aimed at ending religious intolerance.

The Holy Buildings project gives a virtual tour of religious buildings.

Virtual tours of St Aloysius RC Church in Glasgow and...

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Islamic Leader Urges Jews be Wary of Fundamentalists

March 14, 2007

Author: Charles A. Radin

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/03/14/islamic_leader_urges_jews_be_wary_of_fundamentalists/

CAMBRIDGE -- The president of the Islamic Society of North America warned last night that American Jews who ally with right-wing Christians to oppose Muslim organizations are pursuing a high-risk strategy that could backfire.

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Mosque Bombed after 8 Thai Buddhists Slain

March 14, 2007

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2007-03-14-thailand_N.htm

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — A bomb wounded eleven Muslims outside a mosque in southern Thailand on Wednesday, in possible retaliation for the execution-style killings of eight Buddhist commuters in the same area earlier in the day.

Col. Apirat Sangkhao, the police chief in Yala province's Yaha district — where both attacks took place — described the bombing as "an...

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"Religious Symbols in the Cross Hairs," a Commentary by Father John Flynn

March 13, 2007

Author: Father John Flynn

Source: The Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=6614

ROME (Zenit.org): The presence of Christian symbols in public life is increasingly under challenge. Last October, a cross on the altar of a chapel at the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia, was removed on orders of college president Gene Nichol.

The decision sparked off a fierce debate, culminating in the...

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Jewish Groups Back ISB's 'Day in Court'

March 13, 2007

Author: Kristin Erekson

Source: The Jewish Advocate

http://www.thejewishadvocate.com/this_weeks_issue/news/?content_id=2704

Three Jewish groups are aligning themselves with the Islamic Society of Boston, leaving leaders of the local organized Jewish community hesitant to speak about the implications of this rift.

Jewish Voice for Peace, Tekiah and the Boston Tikkun Community signed a joint amicus curiae - a “friend...

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Celebration Fosters Trust Between Faiths

March 12, 2007

Author: SARAH KINGSBURY

Source: Chico Enterprise Record

http://www.chicoer.com/newshome/ci_5415675

To an outsider, the chorus of about 200 voices at Faith Lutheran Church Sunday night would have seemed like an ordinary community worship service.

"This is our cry/this is our prayer/peace in the world/peace in the world." As the voices swelled inside the auditorium, it was impossible to discern between Jewish, Muslim and Christian tones.

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Guyana Celebrates Commonwealth Day

March 12, 2007

Source: Caribbean Net News

http://www.caribbeannetnews.com/news-411--13-13--.html

GEORGETOWN, Guyana: Guyana will join the 52 other Commonwealth nations around the world in celebrating Commonwealth Day 2007 on Monday March 12 under the theme selected by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, ‘Respecting Difference, Promoting Understanding’.

The first event planned on Commonwealth Day is an Interfaith Service at 10 am at the National Cultural Centre...

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