Interfaith

Pope Shifts Focus to Christian Rights

November 30, 2006

Author: Scott Rank and Stacy Meichtry

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/205/story_20503.html

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Pope Benedict XVI joined an Islamic cleric in prayers under the towering dome of Istanbul's most famous mosque Thursday in a powerful gesture seeking to transform his image among Muslims from adversary to peacemaker.

The pope's minute of prayer was carried out in...

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City Council Debating Proposed Changes to 40-year Prayer Tradition

November 29, 2006

Author: Michael Lafleur

Source: Lowell Sun

http://www.lowellsun.com/local/ci_4739880

LOWELL -- City councilors last night again considered proposed changes to their 40-year tradition of reciting the Lord's Prayer prior to their regular meetings but tabled the issue for further discussion.

Representatives of the Greater Lowell Interfaith Leadership Alliance (GLILA) gave members of the council's rules subcommittee a formal proposal to begin each...

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Aussie Soul Alive and Kicking, Academic Discovers

November 29, 2006

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.cathnews.com/news/611/166.php

In a newly published book analysing Australia's spiritual and religious trends, Monash University Professor Gary Bouma argues that, contrary to assumptions that the nation is becoming increasingly secular, religion is in fact growing and increasingly popular.

In the book described by the publishers as "the most comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of Australian religion available", Professor Bouman says...

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Sikhs Take Center Stage at InterFaith Concert in Washington

November 28, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1554.shtml

Washington - More than 1,200 persons experienced the sacred songs, dances or chants from eight world religions at the Washington Hebrew Congregation in the Interfaith Conference's 27th Interfaith Concert recently. The sound of rhythmic and melodious spiritual music of Sikh Kirtani Jatha and many other faith traditions added to this celebration in the heart of America's capital. It was annual Inter...

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Another Plea over Holiday City Display

November 28, 2006

Author: Kevin Darst

Source: Coloradoan

http://www.coloradoan.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061128/NEWS01/611280339/1002

A faith-based coalition again is calling on Fort Collins to allow the menorah and other religious symbols in the city's holiday displays.

The Inter Faith Dialogue Group will send a letter to City Council today asking members to reconsider its July decision to stick solely with the...

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Allure of Islam Signals a Shift Within Turkey

November 28, 2006

Author: SABRINA TAVERNISE

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/28/world/europe/28turkey.html

ANKARA, Turkey — A short 24 hours before a visit by Pope Benedict XVI to this Muslim country, its prime minister finally agreed to meet him publicly. The venue: the airport, on the Turkish leader’s way out of town.

A pedestrian street in Istanbul, where women in miniskirts and head scarves mingle. Turkey...

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Muslim Students in Rome see Learning as a Two-way Street

November 28, 2006

Author: Tracy Wilkinson

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-students28nov28,1,6960986.story?coll=la-headlines-world

ROME - When Zeinep Ozbek told her parents how she planned to pursue her education, they were shocked.

Not only was the young Muslim woman about to leave her native Turkey, she was venturing into a strict traditional bastion of...

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The End of One Law for All?

November 27, 2006

Author: Innes Bowen

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/6190080.stm

Ethnic and religious courts are gaining ground in the UK. Will this lead to different justice for different people?

Aydarus Yusuf has lived in the UK for the past 15 years, but he feels more bound by the traditional law of his country of birth - Somalia - than he does by the law of England and Wales.

"Us Somalis, wherever we are in...

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Carbondale's Faith Groups Gather in Thanksgiving

November 27, 2006

Author: Marleen Shepherd

Source: The Southern Illinoisan

http://www.southernillinoisan.com/articles/2006/11/18/lifestyles/faith_and_values/18237853.txt

CARBONDALE - The Rev. Tim Madison told an Interfaith Thanksgiving gathering Tuesday that he struggled with the Apostle Paul's directive to "give thanks in all circumstances."

As chaplain of Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Madison is a daily witness...

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"Faith is Worth Study at Harvard., et. al" a Commentary by David C. Steinmetz

November 25, 2006

Author: David C. Steinmetz

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/DN-guestcol_25rel.ART.State.Edition1.3e5eb9d.html

The Puritans who founded Harvard College in 1636 did so for religious reasons. They were convinced that their Calvinist God wanted to be loved with the mind as well as with the heart.

And so in the midst of...

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Gathering Welcomes All Faiths in Call for Tolerance

November 24, 2006

Author: John Darling

Source: The Mail Tribune

http://www.mailtribune.com/archive/2006/1124/local/stories/interfaith-jd.htm

In a call for tolerance, peace and a respect for all religious traditions as spokes of the same wheel, some 200 people gathered for music, prayer and meditation at Ashland's 23rd annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration.

"I love this -- it embodies the true spirit of Thanksgiving and gratitude...

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Local Residents Participate in Educational Tour to Chicago

November 24, 2006

Source: The Daily Citizen

http://www.thedailycitizen.com/articles/2006/11/25/news/features/features3.txt

Harding University students Penelope Bellen, Christopher Cochran, Seth Daggett, Benjamin Garner, Brooke Hayes, Caleb Keese and Chelsea Roberson, all of Searcy, participated in an educational tour of several religious establishments in Chicago Nov. 9-12. They were among the 78 students who spent three days studying various world religions...

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