Interfaith

Rift Over War Tears Muslims, Jews Apart

November 3, 2006

Author: David Crumm

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2006611030422

On the holiest day of the Jewish year, Rabbi Joseph Klein rose before his congregation in Oak Park last month to deliver a stunning sermon in which he apologized for working with local Muslim leaders and vowed to boycott interfaith events.

He accused Muslim leaders of complicity in "hate-filled and violence-promoting rallies...

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Filing Seeks Support for Immigrants

November 2, 2006

Author: Stephen Franklin

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-0611020230nov02,0,7471975.story?coll=chi-business-hed

Saying the United States fails to uphold the rights of undocumented immigrant workers, the Chicago-based Interfaith Justice Network joined several labor groups Wednesday in filing a petition with a Washington-based human-rights commission seeking a ruling against...

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Charles Backs Inter-faith Links

November 2, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/6108680.stm

The Prince of Wales went on a multi-faith tour to promote mutual understanding as he continued his Pakistan trip.

Accompanied by the Duchess of Cornwall, he met members of Lahore's religious communities - at a mosque, a Sikh temple and an Anglican cathedral.

They also visited the tomb of the man who first proposed creating Pakistan.

BBC royal correspondent Peter Hunt...

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Interreligious Efforts by Religion and Peace Group Span 20 Years

November 1, 2006

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=4228

SEOUL (UCAN) -- The Korean Conference on Religion and Peace (KCRP) is celebrating two decades of promoting interreligious unity in South Korea.

Around 150 people attended the 20th-anniversary celebration on Oct. 24 at a hotel in downtown Seoul. The conference leaders represent Buddhism, Catholicism, Confucianism, Chondo-gyo, Protestantism, Won Buddhism and an association of indigenous...

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Amid IRS Scrutiny, Houses of Worship Examine Get-out-the-vote Programs

October 31, 2006

Author: William Douglas

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/587/story/779770.html

WASHINGTON - Scores of houses of worship nationwide are re-examining how they conduct get-out-the-vote programs and other election activities as the Internal Revenue Service investigates religious institutions for illegal campaign activity.

Churches grew more nervous when the IRS launched an investigation of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena,...

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Jewish Groups Urged to Boycott Hunger Walk

October 30, 2006

Author: Peter Smith

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061030/NEWS01/610300343

Louisville's Jewish leaders are asking local Jews not to participate in this year's Community Hunger Walk for the first time since its founding in 1979 because some of the money raised will be handled by an agency they consider biased against Israel.

Instead, Jewish groups plan...

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Washington Sikhs Celebrated First Anniversary of New Gurdwara

October 30, 2006

Author: SSNews, Guru Gobind Singh Foundation

Source: Sikh Global News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1480.shtml

Hundreds of Sikhs thronged the white brick building of one year old of Gurdwara Sahib of Guru Gobind Singh Foundation to celebrate the first anniversary. The red and white blooming flowers at the entrance of the gurdwara were welcoming everyone and it reflected the mood of the day. Over 125 kids of all ages dressed in Khalsa...

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PM Denies Chaplaincy 'Religious Crusade'

October 30, 2006

Author: David Crawshaw

Source: news.com.au

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,20671710-2,00.html?from=public_rss

PRIME Minister John Howard denies being on a religious crusade with his controversial proposal to place government-approved chaplains in Australian schools.

All schools will be eligible to receive $20,000 to employ a chaplain, to fill what Mr Howard says is a void of spiritual and pastoral guidance available...

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King Abdullah Addresses Netherland's Parliament

October 30, 2006

Source: Jordan News Agency

http://www.petra.gov.jo/nepras/2006/Oct/30/28000.htm

The Hague, 30 October (Petra)--His Majesty King Abdullah II on Monday said that track towards tolerance and respect is not restricted to Moslems only. All countries and peoples should play their role in this regard, His Majesty said in a speech addressing the Netherland’s parliament. He urged representatives of the Dutch people to raise their voice high against the stereotype images and...

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Diversity Brings More Faiths to Broward

October 29, 2006

Author: ELIZABETH GIBSON

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/breaking_news/15868644.htm

Jayshree Mehta still remembers the smell of roasting flour as her grandmother started baking at 4 a.m. each Diwali, the new year holiday observed by Hindus and other faiths.

While most of Broward County's residents can mark their holidays on the calendar based on what is in stock at Wal-Mart, those who...

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