Interfaith

Sabbath Event Promotes Diversity, Peace

January 26, 2007

Author: David Crumm

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070126/NEWS03/701260421/1001/BUSINESS05

In a year of heightened religious tensions across metro Detroit, the area's premiere interfaith worship festival continues to expand.

At 7 p.m. Saturday, more than 600 people from a dozen faiths are expected to pack Christ Church Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills for the...

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Christians, Jews Join Muslims

January 26, 2007

Author: Gregg Krupa

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007701260382

DETROIT -- In a striking display of determination to stand against hatred and bigotry, about 30 leaders of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities in Metro Detroit gathered Thursday to say that vandalism and other incidents at four mosques in the past month are attacks not only against Islam, but against all faiths.

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Parents Want Policy on Religious Expression Enforced Uniformly

January 25, 2007

Author: Rose Ann Pearce

Source: The Morning News

http://www.nwaonline.net/articles/2007/01/25/news/012607fzschoolboard.txt

FAYETTEVILLE -- If a Hindu mural can be displayed at Fayetteville High School, students at McNair Middle School ought to be allowed to display their art work if it contains symbols of Christianity, such as a cross.

That was the message Thursday to the Fayetteville School Board from a group of...

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Council's Mission Welcomes All

January 24, 2007

Author: Vern Barnet

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/living/religion/16527094.htm

At a retreat last weekend, the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council took another step toward its goal of making Kansas City the most welcoming place on the planet for people of all faiths.

“We’re serious about this,” said retiring council convener David E. Nelson, a Lutheran. “...

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Professor Examines Religion in the South

January 23, 2007

Author: HEATHER SANDERS

Source: The Appalachian

http://theapp.appstate.edu/content/view/1861/1/

The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion awarded a $15,000 grant to an Appalachian State University professor to study how religion influences students in an academic setting.

“We want to think about how Christianity influences our classrooms,” philosophy and religion professor Dr. Sandra Gravett, who received...

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Q&A with Diana Eck: A Look at Charlotte's Diverse Religious Scene

January 23, 2007

Author: Tim Funk

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/charlotte/living/16501833.htm

As director of Harvard University's Pluralism Project, Diana Eck is the leading authority on America's changing religious landscape. She'll be in Charlotte next week in connection with "Families of Abraham," a photo exhibit at the Levine Museum of the New South that spotlights local Jewish, Christian and Muslim families. Eck, author of "A...

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US School Builds Bridges of Tolerance Between Religious Groups

January 23, 2007

Author: Shally Zomorodi

Source: Voice of America

http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-01-23-voa29.cfm

The faces of children -- look at each one and you will see purity and innocence. Their truth is taught through the harsh realties of today. But what if they were taught about acceptance and tolerance and how to live together despite their differences?

Moarsha Jewish Day School in Orange County, California is aiming to do just that. Teach the...

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"A Dialogue of the Deaf? Questions Raised About Outreach to Muslims," a Commentary by Ben Harris

January 22, 2007

Author: Ben Harris

Source: Combined Jewish Philanthropies

http://www.cjp.org/content_display.html?ArticleID=206978

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (JTA) -- It was billed as a historic first -- the visit last November of an imam to the New York Synagogue.

But the visit turned sour when the imam, Omar Abu Namous, launched into a barrage of criticism of Israel, calling for a binational state of Arabs and Jews to replace Israel and denying the...

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Sikh Priest Wins Hearts in Muslim Bangladesh

January 22, 2007

Author: Azad Majumder

Source: Reuters

http://in.news.yahoo.com/070122/137/6beaf.html

DHAKA (Reuters Life!) - Practicing what he preaches has won Sikh priest Bhai Piara Singh many admirers in Dhaka, the capital of overwhelmingly Muslim Bangladesh.

Singh came to Bangladesh eight years ago from India to head the main Gurdwara, or Sikh temple, in Dhaka, where his doctrine of peace and generosity to all mankind has made its mark on Bengalis of all...

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Baha'is Host Celebration of Religions

January 22, 2007

Author: TaMaryn Waters

Source: Tallahassee Democrat

http://www.tallahassee.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070122/NEWS01/701220333/1010

Local residents celebrated World Religion Day through dance, music and the common idea that God has many names throughout the world.

More than 100 people listened to the chiming cymbals and a cappella singing in an interfaith event Sunday at the Dohnanyi Recital Hall at...

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