Interfaith

Only Good Friday Makes the Cut

February 7, 2007

Author: Letitia Stein

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2007/02/07/Hillsborough/Only_Good_Friday_make.shtml

TAMPA - Good Friday is the only religious holiday recognized in the latest version of Hillsborough's controversial school calendar.

But the idea of treating Christians differently from Jews and Muslims divided the committee of teachers, parents and school administrators who are making calendar...

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Only Good Friday Makes the Cut

February 7, 2007

Author: Letitia Stein

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2007/02/07/Hillsborough/Only_Good_Friday_make.shtml

TAMPA - Good Friday is the only religious holiday recognized in the latest version of Hillsborough's controversial school calendar.

But the idea of treating Christians differently from Jews and Muslims divided the committee of teachers, parents and school administrators who are making calendar...

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Diverse Faiths Heed the Call to Aid Victims

February 6, 2007

Author: Mark I. Pinsky

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/volusia/orl-stormchurch0607feb06,0,2444652.story

DeLAND -- For a while Monday afternoon, the tornado-ravaged 500 block of Beresford Road seemed like interfaith central.

A team of five members of the Islamic Society of Central Florida's disaster relief had just pulled in from Orlando and unloaded their chain saws...

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Visiting Muslim Teens Shatter Stereotypes

February 6, 2007

Author: Deborah Horan

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-0702020194feb02,1,4036692.story?coll=chi-newslocalchicago-hed

Youssef Ben Smail ate apples dipped in honey on the Jewish New Year (this is a new sentence replacing the incorrect one as published). He uses one set of dishes for meat and another for dairy. And during Hanukkah the Muslim boy...

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Chinese And Hindu Temples Merge in Singapore

February 6, 2007

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2007/2/14.shtml#2

SINGAPORE, February 6, 2007: The Sri Veera Muthu Muneswarar Temple is one of a kind as it is the first temple to merge with a Chinese temple in Singapore. "Merge with" in Singapore's religious context means that due to land constraint, the authorities request that all existing smaller scale temples now in close proximity, whether Chinese or Hindu, be placed on the same property with separate sanctums. Sri...

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Chinese And Hindu Temples Merge in Singapore

February 6, 2007

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2007/2/14.shtml#2

SINGAPORE, February 6, 2007: The Sri Veera Muthu Muneswarar Temple is one of a kind as it is the first temple to merge with a Chinese temple in Singapore. "Merge with" in Singapore's religious context means that due to land constraint, the authorities request that all existing smaller scale temples now in close proximity, whether Chinese or Hindu, be placed on the same property with separate sanctums. Sri...

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Chinese And Hindu Temples Merge in Singapore

February 6, 2007

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2007/2/14.shtml#2

SINGAPORE, February 6, 2007: The Sri Veera Muthu Muneswarar Temple is one of a kind as it is the first temple to merge with a Chinese temple in Singapore. "Merge with" in Singapore's religious context means that due to land constraint, the authorities request that all existing smaller scale temples now in close proximity, whether Chinese or Hindu, be placed on the same property with separate sanctums. Sri...

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Some William and Mary College Alumni Hold Back Donations After Cross Removal

February 5, 2007

Source: Fox News

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,250340,00.html

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Some College of William and Mary alumni are holding back donations until an 18-inch cross that was removed from the campus' Wren Chapel altar after more than 60 years is permanently restored.

Campus President Gene Nichol ordered the cross removed in October to make the chapel more welcoming to students of all faiths.

Nichol told the Board of Visitors in November that...

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Religions Meet in the Middle

February 4, 2007

Author: Elizabeth Kalfsbeek

Source: Daily Democrat

http://www.dailydemocrat.com/news/ci_5101611

During a time of global religious divide, members of Christian, Islamic and Jewish faiths are gathering together to find and explore commonalties in their beliefs, rather than focusing on their differences. "Strangers in Our Midst" is the theme for the fourth-annual Celebration of Abraham, which will be held in St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B St., Davis from 3...

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Engage Our Youth in Promoting Non-Violence

February 4, 2007

Author: Shakila T. Ahmad

Source: The Enquirer

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070204/EDIT02/702040348/1021/EDIT

In a world of ever-increasing violence, Muslim Mothers Against Violence (MMAV) was founded at the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati to stand up for and to collaborate with others in not just condemning but also taking action against violence through sponsorship of peaceful methods...

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Visit the Temple of Universal Light to Feel Chistian-Hindu Harmony

February 4, 2007

Source: Daily India

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/110776.php/Visit-the-temple-of-universal-light-to-feel-Chistian-Hindu-harmony

Parimanam (Kerala), Feb.4 (ANI): A maiden visit to a chapel in Kerala can leave you with the impression that you have entered a Hindu temple.

It is because the chapel's architecture is so Indian, with a stone lamp, found in all Hindu temples, catching one's eye in the courtyard....

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India-Born US Filmmaker Amazed by Hindu-Muslim Harmony in Sindh Province

February 3, 2007

Source: Daily India

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/110400.php/India-born-US-filmmaker-amazed-by-Hindu-Muslim-harmony-in-Sindh-province

Hyderabad (Pakistan), Feb 3 (ANI): An Indian-born US filmmaker Sarah Singh was amazed by the communal harmony between the Hindu and Muslim communities at the Sindh province in Pakistan.

She said that the two communities here were indistinguishable. "It's only in Sindh...

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India-Born US Filmmaker Amazed by Hindu-Muslim Harmony in Sindh Province

February 3, 2007

Source: Daily India

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/110400.php/India-born-US-filmmaker-amazed-by-Hindu-Muslim-harmony-in-Sindh-province

Hyderabad (Pakistan), Feb 3 (ANI): An Indian-born US filmmaker Sarah Singh was amazed by the communal harmony between the Hindu and Muslim communities at the Sindh province in Pakistan.

She said that the two communities here were indistinguishable. "It's only in Sindh...

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India-Born US Filmmaker Amazed by Hindu-Muslim Harmony in Sindh Province

February 3, 2007

Source: Daily India

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/110400.php/India-born-US-filmmaker-amazed-by-Hindu-Muslim-harmony-in-Sindh-province

Hyderabad (Pakistan), Feb 3 (ANI): An Indian-born US filmmaker Sarah Singh was amazed by the communal harmony between the Hindu and Muslim communities at the Sindh province in Pakistan.

She said that the two communities here were indistinguishable. "It's only in Sindh...

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