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Unity Crosses Cultures in Thanksgiving

November 20, 2006

Author: Kory Dodd

Source: News-Record.com

http://www.news-record.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061120/NEWSREC0101/611200304/1001/NEWSREC0201

GREENSBORO - Thanksgiving for many is about rejoicing in an array of culinary delights.

On Sunday, participants in the 24th Ecumenical Celebration of Thanksgiving exalted a different kind of plenitude - that of various local cultures and religions....

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Indonesia Continues Religion ID

November 20, 2006

Source: Spero News/Asia News

http://www.speroforum.com/site/article.asp?id=6630

Indonesia’s House of Representatives and government have agreed to continue listing one’s religion on identity cards. Members of different faiths have criticized the agreement as a violation of fundamental human rights and myopic political opportunism.

On 16 November, the House announced the deal in the context of wider parliamentary debate on a civil registry bill. Indicating...

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Reaching Out to Keep the Faith in Humanity

November 20, 2006

Author: JENNIFER CUNNINGHAM

Source: The Herald

http://www.theherald.co.uk/features/74962.shtml

DURING his 30 years in the police, Chief Inspector Tom Harrigan liked the title of community relations officer - certainly more than race relations officer. After all, he says: "We're all one race."

As a young officer in the Gorbals area of Glasgow, he was called in by his superior one day and accused of being a "grey man". It spurred him on to raise...

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"Spirit of Assisi" Unites Young in Prayer

November 20, 2006

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.cathnews.com/news/611/111.php

Prayer for peace needs to be heard in synagogues, churches, mosques, pagodas and gurudwaras as well as in schools, workplaces, homes and "most importantly in our hearts", say young people who met for the 20th anniversary of the Day of Prayer for Peace in Assisi.

Zenit reports that about 45 young from 29 countries and belonging to Hindu, Taoist, Buddhist, Jain, Jewish, Muslim, Zoroastrian, Sikh, Bahai,...

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Leader Warns Turks Ahead of Pope's Visit

November 19, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/204/story_20469_1.html

The spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians cautioned Turks in an interview published Sunday against creating potential "unpleasant incidents" during Pope Benedict XVI's upcoming trip to Turkey.

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I said in an interview published in the Sabah newspaper Sunday that the pope's Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 trip was a...

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Christian Pressure Kills off Bias Ban

November 19, 2006

Author: Jeremy Roberts

Source: The Australian

http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,20787618-949,00.html#

The South Australian Attorney-General has admitted dropping a planned ban on religious-based discrimination from a new law because of fears from Christians they would be prevented from converting non-Christians.

Muslim leaders and legal experts have condemned the decision to drop the ban, arguing that laws were...

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Faiths to Reflect, Give Thanks Together

November 19, 2006

Author: David Crumm

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061119/NEWS05/611190689

In the midst of World War II, in the heart of a gritty Pennsylvania mining town, an Italian immigrant woman loved to practice her English as she scrubbed pots and pans.

Every night, her children listened for her voice to rise above the clatter in the cast-iron sink, filling every corner of the little...

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Left Justified: Diverse Rockford

November 17, 2006

Author: Stanley Campbell

Source: Rock River Times

http://www.rockrivertimes.com/index.pl?cmd=viewstory&cat=4&id=14860

Rockford is as diverse a town as you’re going to find here in the Midwest -- almost 20 percent African-American, 10 percent Hispanic and 5 percent other. You’d think there’d be more interaction among people, but there isn’t. Too bad, for a strong community is one that knows its neighbors, and...

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Group Celebrates Diversity in Faiths

November 15, 2006

Author: Adjoa Adofo

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/16013879.htm

Leawood Mayor Peggy Dunn reminded guests at the second annual Table of Faiths Celebration on Tuesday of her city’s racially exclusive history and said Leawood has come a long way.

Today, the city has become a diverse and inclusive city, she said.

“With the valued help of the Interfaith Council...

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Vatican Official: Immigrants Must Follow Local Laws, Including Bans on Veils Covering Face

November 14, 2006

Source: The Detroit News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061114/LIFESTYLE04/611140427/1041

Immigrants must follow local laws, including bans on veils covering the face, a Vatican cardinal said Tuesday, referring to debates in Europe about Muslim women and integration.

Immigrants from other religions "must respect the traditions, the symbols, the culture, the...

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In Solidarity, Many Wear Head Covering

November 14, 2006

Author: Lisa Fernandez

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/living/religion/16004781.htm

Samantha Keller of San Jose wrapped a pink scarf around her face Monday, covering her long, curly brown hair. The church-going Catholic donned a Muslim veil as part of a global social experiment to show that she respects other people's cultures and faiths.

``I didn't get any weird stares or feel...

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