Interfaith

Service at San Fernando Cathedral Underscores Religious Diversity

November 24, 2006

Author: Vincent T. Davis

Source: Express News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA112406.01B.interfaith_service.2e5aac3.html

The sound of American Indians pounding a steady beat of "Amazing Grace" on drums opened an interfaith service that celebrated religious diversity Thanksgiving morning.

Women clad in festive dresses carried baskets of fruits and vegetables to the food-laden altar...

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Uzbekistan Accuses U.S. of having Double Standards on Religious Freedom

November 24, 2006

Source: North County Times

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/11/25/news/nation/14_08_3011_24_06.txt

ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- Uzbekistan accused the United States of practicing double standards on human rights issues Friday after Washington listed the former Soviet republic as one of the world's worst violators of religious freedom.

Last week, Uzbekistan was included in the annual State Department list of "countries of particular concern,"...

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Musharraf Commends Sindh Govt for Development Work

November 22, 2006

Source: The News

http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=32834

President General Pervez Musharraf visited various areas of the city and commended the development work by the Sindh government.

He was accompanied by Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan and City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal. Taking round of the city Monday evening, the president appreciated efforts of the Sindh government for the uplift work done at Bagh Ibn-e-Qasim and Kothari Parade. He appreciated...

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Muslim Group to Lead this Year's Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

November 22, 2006

Author: Jean Torkelson

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_5161685,00.html

The Quran may figure more prominently than pilgrim sayings at Denver's interfaith Thanksgiving service this year. For the first time in the event's 100-plus-year history, Muslims are hosting and planning the service.

"It will give it a different flavor, not truly a Protestant...

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Dialogue Opens Ears and Minds

November 22, 2006

Author: Michael Kruse

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2006/11/22/Hernando/Dialogue_opens_ears_a.shtml

SPRING HILL - To the small house called the Lake House on Kenlake Avenue came the people of the county. On a windy, jacket-cold night, they came to talk about freedom of speech and misinformation, and religious and ethnic intolerance. The title of the forum was a question: "Is Hernando County Truly a Melting Pot...

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Faiths Leaders in Unity Meeting

November 22, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6171520.stm

Muslim and Christian leaders are gathering for a meeting designed to bring the two faiths closer together.

The two-day event, the largest of its kind seen in the UK, was opened on Wednesday by Prime Minister Tony Blair's envoy to the faith communities.

MP John Battle warned that young people were being neglected by religious leaders who must engage with them.

The conference, in Market...

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Christian or Not, Tradition Takes Over on Thanksgiving

November 22, 2006

Author: Anna Scianna

Source: Missourian

http://columbiamissourian.com/news/story.php?ID=22993

Because Thanksgiving originated with a group of religious separatists, known as Pilgrims, Christian values are often attached to the holiday. But while people of other religious beliefs and cultures often celebrate Thanksgiving in the traditional way, the holiday can look, and even taste, a little different.

Mark Stannard will observe his first...

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Singapore may Host World Meeting of Religious Authorities

November 22, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News

http://asia.news.yahoo.com/061122/5/singapore242623.html

By this time next year, Singapore could be a platform where leading international religious authorities come together to seek and promote greater understanding of each other's faith.

Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong personally discussed this possibility with the Secretary of State of the Holy See, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone at the Vatican City on Monday.

The suggestion of an...

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Interfaith Movement Turns 200, says Rabbi

November 22, 2006

Source: Savannah Morning News

http://savannahnow.com/node/183448

The threat of impending doom has a way of bringing together even the most dissimilar neighbors.

That was the case in 1806 in Savannah, says Rabbi Arnold Mark Belzer.

Two years earlier on Sept. 8, a hurricane had ripped through the city from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. leaving much of the town in ruins. According to Charles C. Jones Jr.'s "History of Savannah, Ga.," more than 100 people were killed, crops were nearly...

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Making Room for Others

November 22, 2006

Author: Joe Sinasac

Source: The Catholic Register/Catholic Online

http://www.catholic.org/views/views_news.php?id=22105

A recent poll suggests that Canadians still embrace multiculturalism and religious diversity. At the same time, the survey shows that at some point newcomers must find ways to accommodate themselves to this country’s deepest principles.

This should not be a surprise. Canada is a country of immigrants, right from...

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Muslim Network to Facilitate Continuation of International Interfaith Peace Forum

November 21, 2006

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=4630

The recent Third Assembly of the Asian Muslim Action Network (AMAN) was devoted mostly to the first International Interfaith Peace Forum, an initiative the network is committed to continue.

The first day of the Nov. 15-18 assembly, held at the Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University of Jakarta, was focused on matters related to AMAN, an organization founded in 1990. The rest of...

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Boston Imams and Son Released On Bail

November 21, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=3905

WASHINGTON, DC - Nov. 21, 2006 (MASNET) Imam Abdul Hannan, Imam Masood, and Hassan Masood were released on bail today after an immigration bail hearing. Bail was set at $7500 each for the two Imams and $2500 for Imam Masood's son, Hassan Masood.

Hundreds of interfaith supporters from all walks of life flooded the JFK plaza for a post-bail release press conference. The press...

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Parents Halt School Mosque Trip

November 21, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6170028.stm

Parents have forced a school trip to a mosque to be abandoned because they did not want their children exposed to a religion that was not their own.

A class of 10-year-olds at Atwood Primary, Croydon, south London, were due to tour Croydon Mosque as part of their religious education lessons.

But a number of parents withdrew their support saying their children were too young to learn...

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A matter of assimilation and integration

November 20, 2006

Author: Sunny Hundal

Source: The Guardian

http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=32658

Thirty years to the month after the Race Relations Act of 1976 was passed, it is time we rethink our approach to race and faith relations in Britain. The national debate has become so poisonous that space for a saner dialogue is needed. We are told that our society is becoming more and more segregated, and that riots are more imminent with every controversy....

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