Interfaith

Spanish Bishops Fear Rebirth of Islamic Kingdom

January 14, 2007

Author: Elizabeth Nash

Source: Muslim Observer/New American Media

http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=564d6b9d4054574c223765c363ff7bde

Spain’s bishops are alarmed by ambitious plans to recreate the city of Cordoba -- once the heart of the ancient Islamic kingdom of al-Andalus -- as a pilgrimage site for Muslims throughout Europe. Plans include the construction of a half...

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Newsweek and the Washington Post Sponsor Online Forum for Religious Discussion

January 12, 2007

Source: eMedia Wire/PR Web

http://www.emediawire.com/releases/2007/1/emw496726.htm

(PRWeb) January 12, 2007 -- Newsweek Magazine and The Washington Post have collaborated to create a new online interfaith dialog "On Faith" featuring opinions from some of the nation's top evangelical leaders and other religious heads.

When I began talking about religion to people in Washington, normally a very cynical town, I was surprised at how interested they were and how...

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Nigeria's Next President Almost Sure to be Muslim

January 12, 2007

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/01/12/africa/AF-POL-Nigeria-Muslim-President.php

ABUJA, Nigeria: The minarets of the national mosque and the main cathedral's tower soar to equal heights over Nigeria's capital, neither eclipsing the other.

Religious leaders engineered the parity of spires to promote unity amid sectarian violence unleashed at the...

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Elgin Interfaith Council Fosters Dialogue From All

January 11, 2007

Author: Mike Murschel

Source: The Courier News

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/couriernews/lifestyles/205248,3_5_EL11_INTERFAITH_S1.article

The Elgin area always has been a treasure trove of religious experience, offering a rich tapestry of world's faiths all within a 15-mile radius. For those interested in exploring this diversity, an interfaith experience is available on a monthly basis.

The...

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Jews and Muslims In Drugs Project

January 10, 2007

Author: Marc Shoffman

Source: TotallyJewish.com

http://www.totallyjewish.com/news/national/?content_id=5292

Orthodox Jews in Redbridge are teaming up with the local Muslim community to provide an interfaith drug support line, after being given a £115,000 Council grant.

The initiative is the brainchild of Rabbi Aryeh Sufrin, Director of the Drugsline charity, who recognised that different religious minorities share similar taboos...

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New Curriculum Includes Information on Religions

January 9, 2007

Author: Khawar Ghumman

Source: DAWN

http://www.dawn.com/2007/01/10/nat2.htm

ISLAMABAD, Jan 9: In the revised national curriculum for history, middle school students will be taught briefly about Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. They will also be provided information about various civilisations of South Asia, starting from the Indus Valley civilisation.The education ministry has sent curriculum guidelines to the provincial textbook boards for formulation of books in...

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Conflict Besets Andover High

January 8, 2007

Author: Tracy Jan

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/01/08/conflict_besets_andover_high/

ANDOVER -- The social studies teachers say they merely wanted to provide their students different perspectives about conflict in the Middle East when they invited a group with a history of condemning Israel's treatment of Palestinians to speak at Andover High School.

The teachers never...

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Students Trade Lessons on Faith

January 8, 2007

Author: Marc Benjamin

Source: The Fresno Bee

http://www.fresnobee.com/263/story/22976.html

Valley high school students are banding together to gain a stronger understanding of one another's religious faiths and traditions.

The Interfaith Youth Alliance held its initial meeting Sunday at the Islamic Cultural Center in northeast Fresno. The event brought about 20 students together from about a half-dozen local high schools.

The group...

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Hindu Devotee to Talk about Book on Forms of the Goddess

January 6, 2007

Author: Anna Kaplan

Source: Recordnet

http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070106/A_LIFE/701060303

When Rick Nafzinger was 14, some Hare Krishnas in the Denver airport handed him a copy of the Bhagavad Gita, an essential book of the Hindu faith. During the next two weeks of family vacation, he read the book over and over.

That was the start of a lifelong spiritual quest for the 51-year-old Stockton...

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U.S. Deports Imam for Supporting Terrorist Group

January 5, 2007

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/209/story_20905_1.html

DETROIT, Jan. 5 - A Muslim religious leader convicted of lying about his ties to a group labeled as a terrorist organization by the U.S. government has been deported, immigration authorities said Friday.

Fawaz Damra, who served as imam at Ohio's largest mosque, the Islamic Center of Cleveland in Parma, was convicted in June 2004 of concealing...

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The Spirituality of Congress

January 4, 2007

Author: James L. Evans

Source: Dallas News

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/

We may enjoy some level of separation of church and state in this country, but there hardly exists anywhere a separation of faith from public office. There is spiritual vitality in virtually every branch of government; from President Bush's Methodism all the way to the disciplined Catholicism of Justices Alito, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, and Roberts, faith and government are linked arm in arm....

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Six Religions Exchange Views on Care for the Dying

January 4, 2007

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=5418

HONG KONG (UCAN) -- Leaders of various religions in Hong Kong have become more aware of the importance of caring for the dying among their followers.

While the younger generation becomes increasingly materialistic, "Hong Kong is facing an aging society," Father Edward Chau King-fun told UCA News. A lack of concern for others, he explained, has resulted in young people not knowing how...

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