Interfaith

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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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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