Interfaith

School Kids at Inter-Faith Camp Pledge to Cooperate

February 19, 2007

Source: Pakistan Link

http://www.pakistanlink.com/Headlines/Feb07/19/13.htm

LAHORE: The Interfaith Harmony Camp for Muslim and Christian schoolchildren ended on Sunday. The students pledged to work together to achieve peace in the world through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation.

Forty students of ninth and tenth grades from city schools took part in the camp held at Saint Anthony’s on Lawrence Road. The camp was organised by an NGO, Seeds of...

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Plans Unveiled for UK's First Multi-Faith Secondary School

February 19, 2007

Author: Ian Morgan

Source: 24dash.com

http://www.24dash.com/education/16750.htm

A proposal has been made to unite Muslim, Jewish, Christian and Hindu children in the country’s first multi-faith secondary school.

The plans, backed by leading figures, are aimed at transforming the image of faith-based education which has been criticised in the wake of race riots.

They hope that the 1000 pupils’ school planned for the London...

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Dominican Chapel Plan Fuels Revolt by Alums

February 18, 2007

Author: Jennifer Upshaw

Source: Marin Independent Journal

http://www.marinij.com/marin/ci_5257695

A group of angry Dominican alumni are lobbying university officials to build a commemorative Catholic chapel on campus as initially promised.

University officials last month announced plans to pursue a scaled-down, multifaith version of a chapel envisioned several years ago. The chapel is part of a master plan approved a decade ago to include a recreation...

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Thai Islamic Bank's Buddhist Chief Helps Build Trust

February 17, 2007

Source: The Buddhist Channel

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=52,3742,0,0,1,0

Bangkok, Thailand -- The boss of Thailand's only dedicated Islamic bank has a unique job description: work in one of the most dangerous corners of Asia, go to mosques to drum up business and become an expert in chicken-farming.

A knowledge of Islam is essential, but being a Muslim is not.

"I am a non-Muslim...

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Quilters Hope to Link Patchwork of Views

February 17, 2007

Author: Rich Barlow

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/02/17/quilters_hope_to_link_patchwork_of_views/

History recalls no instance of a quilting bee having changed the world. But might one nudge humanity, slightly, toward its better nature?

Hoping against hope that the answer might be yes, 30 men and women hunched over tables piled with colorful fabrics in a...

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Thai Islamic Bank's Buddhist Chief Helps Build Trust

February 17, 2007

Source: The Buddhist Channel

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=52,3742,0,0,1,0

Bangkok, Thailand -- The boss of Thailand's only dedicated Islamic bank has a unique job description: work in one of the most dangerous corners of Asia, go to mosques to drum up business and become an expert in chicken-farming.

A knowledge of Islam is essential, but being a Muslim is not.

"I am a non-Muslim...

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Thai Islamic Bank's Buddhist Chief Helps Build Trust

February 17, 2007

Source: The Buddhist Channel

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=52,3742,0,0,1,0

Bangkok, Thailand -- The boss of Thailand's only dedicated Islamic bank has a unique job description: work in one of the most dangerous corners of Asia, go to mosques to drum up business and become an expert in chicken-farming.

A knowledge of Islam is essential, but being a Muslim is not.

"I am a non-Muslim...

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Forum Addresses Difficulties in Christian-Muslim Relations, Looks Toward Understanding

February 16, 2007

Author: Rebecca Marek

Source: Dayton Flyer

http://www.flyernews.com/article.php?section=News&volume=54&issue=27&artnum=04

The Greater Dayton Interfaith Trialogue presented the public forum “Christians and Muslims: How Do We See the ‘Other?’” Sunday in Sears Recital Hall.

The Greater Dayton Interfaith Trialogue is dedicated to exploring the relationships among Jews, Muslims and Christians...

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"What the West Can Learn From Islam," a Commentary by Tariq Ramadan

February 16, 2007

Author: Tariq Ramadan

Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education

http://chronicle.com/errors.dir/noauthorization.php3?page=/weekly/v53/i24/24b00601.htm

In late September, I finally received a response to the question I had been asking the Bush administration for more than two years: Why was my work visa revoked in late July 2004, just days before I was to take up a position as a professor of Islamic studies and the...

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"What the West Can Learn From Islam," a Commentary by Tariq Ramadan

February 16, 2007

Author: Tariq Ramadan

Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education

http://chronicle.com/errors.dir/noauthorization.php3?page=/weekly/v53/i24/24b00601.htm

In late September, I finally received a response to the question I had been asking the Bush administration for more than two years: Why was my work visa revoked in late July 2004, just days before I was to take up a position as a professor of Islamic studies and the...

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Macomb Group Begins Cultural Exchange

February 16, 2007

Author: Khalil Al-Hajal

Source: The Arab American

http://www.arabamericannews.com/newsarticle.php?articleid=7566

A group of Macomb County residents curious about Muslims and Islam met in a Mt. Clemens church on Monday for the first of a series of cultural learning sessions organized by the Interfaith Center for Racial Justice (ICRJ).

The group, about 50 people made up of mostly senior citizens, was separated into two groups...

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