Interfaith

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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NDA Steps Offensive Against UPA for Muslim Quota

November 14, 2006

Author: HS Bartwal

Source: Hindustan Times

http://147.208.132.198/onlineCDA/PFVersion.jsp?article=http://10.81.141.122/news/181_1844263,0008.htm

NDA partners BJP and JD(U) on Tuesday stepped up their offensive against the UPA Government on the issue of reservations for Muslims.

With several ministers of the Manmohan Singh government speaking out in favour of a quota for the minority...

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Cultivating Right Mindset

November 14, 2006

Source: The Star

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/11/14/nation/16010338&sec=nation

Umno wants to help the Malays change their mindset to compete in the ever-challenging world.

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the party would instil positive values such as trustworthiness, intelligence, efficiency and dedication in the Malays to help them, especially the younger generation, cultivate the right mindset.

“...

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Christian, Muslim Britons say Leave Christmas Alone

November 13, 2006

Author: Paul Majendie

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/13/AR2006111300367.html

Christian and Muslim Britons joined forces on Monday to tell city officials to stop taking the Christianity out of Christmas, warning them that this fueled right-wing extremism.

They attacked local authorities which used...

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Multifaith Effort Seeks Common Ground

November 13, 2006

Author: Patrick Flanigan

Source: Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061113/NEWS01/611130325/1002/NEWS

Religion has been one of the most divisive forces in human history, the foundation for many wars, persecutions and other suffering.

But several dozen area residents who gathered at a city mosque Sunday to discuss five major religions chose to...

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Ugandan Jew Brings Words of Peace

November 12, 2006

Author: Erin Richards

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=530109

Since coming to America to represent his community of Jewish Africans, Aaron Kintu Moses said he has never in his life seen so many paved roads, so many houses that he thinks could hold at least 50 Ugandans, and so much food that he doesn't know how to eat. Advertisement

In response Thursday, students at Nicolet and Rufus King high...

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On Visit to Turkey, Pope to Meet Islamic Cleric who Denounced Him

November 12, 2006

Author: Frances D'Emilio

Source: The Detroit News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061112/LIFESTYLE04/611120336/1041/LIFESTYLE04

The pope's upcoming trip to Turkey will include a meeting with a Muslim cleric who was one of the first to denounce Benedict XVI for his remarks on Islam and violence, the Vatican said Saturday.

The...

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State Govt Proposes Religious Shrines Bill

November 11, 2006

Source: Cybernoon.com

http://www.cybernoon.com/DisplayArticle.asp?section=fromthepress&subsection=inbombay&xfile=November2006_inbombay_standard11325

To curb corruption at religious places, the government of Maharashtra has decided to take over all religious shrines through a new legislation. According to senior government officials the proposed ‘Religious Shrines, Places and Temple Regulations...

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Faith Finds a Home Behind Prison Walls

November 11, 2006

Author: Alexander Alter

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/15985587.htm

RAIFORD - At Lawtey, a medium-security prison where the Bible Belt intersects Florida's prison belt, an anger management workshop looks like this: Ninety-six men in light-blue jumpsuits crowded into an unadorned chapel, singing and clapping as an eight-man choir sings gospel music.

''We thank you, Lord, for our confidence that we don't have to...

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