Interfaith

Ardh Kumbh Festival Brings People from Different Faiths Together in Allahabad

January 22, 2007

Author: Virendra Pathak

Source: Daily India

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/105648.php/Ardh-Kumbh-festival-brings-people-from-different-faiths-together-in-Allahabad

Allahabad, Jan.22 (ANI): The presence of million of saints, seers and people from across the country and abroad at the Ardh Kumbh festival here has turned the mega religious occasion into a special event for communal...

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World Religion Day Attracts Hundreds

January 21, 2007

Author: NOELLE IBRAHIM

Source: North County Times

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2007/01/22/news/top_stories/12107193520.txt

Two by two, little boys and girls of different faiths made their way through a room full of community members at the Poway Community Center on Sunday afternoon, placing flowers and the holy books of their religions on a table at the front of the gathering.

The procession of children was meant...

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Critics Interrupt Speaker's Talk on Islam

January 21, 2007

Author: Jeff Hood

Source: The Record

http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070121/A_NEWS/701210322

STOCKTON - A talk on the basic tenets of Islam was repeatedly interrupted Saturday by a few anti-Muslim members of a crowd at the Cesar Chavez Central Library.

One woman was forced to leave early in the two-hour program after she accused guest speaker Tarek Mourad of lying, yelling that Islam's holy...

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"Blue Laws Should be Repealed Once and for All," a Commentary by Alex Crawford

January 19, 2007

Author: Alex Crawford

Source: Independent Mail

http://www.independentmail.com/news/2007/jan/18/blue-laws-should-be-repealed-once-and-all/

My wife and I have lived in Anderson County for two years, and I must say the council members’ decision to repeal, then reinstate the blue laws ranks as the most ridiculous decision I have seen in many years. Imposing Christian beliefs onto everyone in this county is an...

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Interfaith Groups Look to Dems to Embrace New 'Faith Agenda'

January 19, 2007

Author: Gregory Tomlin

Source: Church Executive

http://www.churchexecutive.com/Page.cfm/PageID/8270

WASHINGTON--A group of Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh leaders has promised to hold the 110th Congress to a new "faith agenda” that shifts emphasis away from opposing abortion and “same-sex marriage” -- issues close to the heart of conservative Christian "values voters" -- to issues traditionally associated with more liberal,...

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A Town Known for its Unusual Religious Diversity

January 18, 2007

Author: Evelyn Shih

Source: North Jersey.com

http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk1MSZmZ2JlbDdmN3ZxZWVFRXl5NzA1ODk1MSZ5cmlyeTdmNzE3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTM=

Teaneck Mayor Elie Katz looked around at the suits in the room. "I apologize for my casual clothing -- I've been fighting a cold lately," he said. "But I guess this is the right place to ask for...

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Interfaith Center is Sought

January 17, 2007

Author: Rosalie Westenskow

Source: Deseret Morning News

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,650223578,00.html

OREM -- At a meeting with college officials Tuesday morning, local ministers and religious representatives urged the creation of an interfaith worship center at Utah Valley State College.

The need for an inclusive religious center takes precedence as the Legislature considers granting the college university status, said Linda...

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‘Little Mosque’ Defuses Hate With Humor

January 16, 2007

Author: Chris Mason

Source: Toronto Journal/The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/16/world/americas/16canada.html?em&ex=1169096400&en=640a3c54f36b57e4&ei=5087%0A

TORONTO, Jan. 15 — When it comes to producing a funny television show or movie in Canada, producers here have a reliable stable of topics: French-English relations, urban-rural dynamics and anything that involves a...

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Movie on Jewish-Muslim Love Challenges Taboos, Provokes Ire

January 16, 2007

Source: All About Jewish Theatre

http://new.jewish-theatre.com/visitor/article_display.aspx?articleID=1841

In a darkened lane the young lovers crouch and caress. The girl leans to kiss the boy, then hesitates. He removes the Star of David pendant hanging from his neck and fastens it around hers, where she can no longer see it.

"This way, you'll think of other things," he says gently.

The scene is just one of many provocative...

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Interfaith Group Promotes Tolerance in Forums

January 16, 2007

Author: Helen Eriksen

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/4475623.html

A Katy man's decision to stage weekly pig races to protest a mosque's construction has prompted an alliance of local clergy to conduct a series of forums aimed at what they characterize as preventing bigotry and promoting religious acceptance.

Local Christian and Jewish leaders say they chose Monday, Martin Luther King...

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American Muslim Models Interfaith Group on Peace Corps

January 15, 2007

Author: Susan Logue

Source: Voice of America News

http://voanews.com/english/AmericanLife/2007-01-12-voa53.cfm

As a Muslim American, Eboo Patel takes to heart the line in Sura 49 of the Koran, which says, "God made us different nations and tribes that we may come to know one another." Through his Interfaith Youth Core, which is based in Chicago, he seeks to counter the violent religious strife that fills our daily newscasts with news instead...

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Multi-Faith Gathering Honors MLK

January 15, 2007

Author: HOWARD WEISS-TISMAN

Source: Brattleboro Reformer

http://www.reformer.com/localnews/ci_5015755

GUILFORD -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired the country to move beyond the more than 200 years of racist policies that segregated Americans along color lines. And while the country today honors Dr. King for leading the civil rights movement, a southern Vermont group is celebrating King's contribution to helping different religious groups understand each...

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