Interfaith

Buddhist Research Center to Open in Israel

September 28, 2006

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Israel Center for the Study of Buddhism

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=71,3242,0,0,1,0

On September 28, 2006 the Israel Center for the Study of Buddhism reported, "The Middle East is one of the most unlikely places in the world to study Buddhism, or the Far East for that matter. But all that is hopefully going to change. The Israel Center for the Study of Buddhism (ICSB) is a non-profit, interdisciplinary and...

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Interfaith Group of Moms Form Faith Club, Publish Book

September 27, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2006-09-26-faith-club_x.htm

On September 27, 2006 USA Today reported, "When the news abounds with incendiary stereotypes, contradictory theologies and confusing cultural identities, can any ordinary person sort it all out? Yes, if they're bold, persistent and open-minded, say the three women of the Faith Club: Ranya Idliby, a Muslim; Suzanne Oliver, a Christian; and Priscilla Warner, a Jew. This New...

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The Conflict in Nepal and the Role of Christians in Peace Making

September 27, 2006

Author: Dr. Kali Bahadur Rokaya

Source: EED

http://www.eed.de/de/de.sub/de.sub.32/de.sub.info/de.info.248/index.html

For centuries discrimination and violence against women, dehumanization of people on the basis of caste as a result of which the people belonging to the low caste have suffered tremendous exploitation, violence, suffering and humiliation at the hand of the so called high caste people, the plight of the landless,...

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"Religious Leaders Organize Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Call to End War in Iraq"

September 26, 2006

Source: Buddhist Peace Fellowship press release

On September 26, 2006 a Buddhist Peace Fellowship press release reported, "Against the backdrop of reports that U.S. intelligence agencies conclude that the Iraq war is increasing the threat of terrorism, some of the country's leading religious and activist groups will participate in nonviolent civil disobedience in Washington, D.C. to call for an end to the military occupation of Iraq. The action on Tuesday, September 26, will be preceded by a rally at 10am in Upper Senate Park (Delaware and Constitution Aves...

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United States of Religions

September 26, 2006

Source: Here and Now/WGBH

http://www.here-now.org/shows/2006/09/20060920_2.asp

Pope Benedict XVI spoke again today about his comments last week that enraged some Muslims around the world and led to threats against his life.

The Pope did not apologize today, but acknowledged that his remarks were open to misunderstanding. He insisted that he had "deep respect" for Islam and that he did not endorse a negative view of that faith, which worships the one god.
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20-Somethings Less Concerned with Religious Institutions

September 25, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-creligionsep25,0,3909634.story?track=rss

On September 25, 2006 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "Melanie Juli considers herself a committed Jew. But she doesn't keep kosher. Or observe the Sabbath. The college student has never had her bat mitzvah, a right of passage into adulthood. And she almost didn't join a religious...

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Three Faith Holidays Celebrated in Nashville

September 25, 2006

Source: The Jackson Sun

http://www.jacksonsun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060925/NEWS01/609250307/1002

On September 25, 2006 The Jackson Sun reported, "In the span of several hours Saturday, three of the world's major religions began observances of some of their holiest holidays. In the predawn hours in Green Hills, the Fakhruddin family awoke to eat breakfast before sunrise on the first day of Ramadan, a monthlong holiday in which...

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Prince Charles May be Crowned in Multifaith Ceremony

September 25, 2006

Source: Christian Today

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/prince.charles.could.be.crowned.in.multifaith.ceremony/7737.htm

On September 25, 2006 Christian Today reported, "Prince Charles could be crowned king in a multifaith ceremony, a senior church official recently has revealed. Canon John Hall, the dean-elect of London's Westminster Abbey where the ceremony would take place, claims the traditional Christian...

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Reno Jews and Muslims Build Stronger Relationships

September 25, 2006

Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

http://news.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060925/NEWS10/609250318/1002/NEWS

On September 25, 2006 Reno Gazette-Journal reported, "A visit by Reno-area Jews to the Northern Nevada Muslim Community Center on Sunday involved more than Ramadan and the Jewish High Holy Days falling at the same time. It's about building ties between Muslims and Jews. Local Muslims invited Temple Sinai members to the...

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Pope Urges Religious Tolerance in Meeting with Islamic Leaders

September 25, 2006

Source: The Washington Times

Wire Service: AP

http://washingtontimes.com/world/20060925-125559-4196r.htm

On September 25, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Pope Benedict XVI told Muslim diplomats today that Christians and Muslims must work together to guard against intolerance and violence as he sought to soothe anger over his recent remarks about Islam. The pontiff also quoted from his predecessor, John Paul II, who had...

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The Muslim Public Affairs Council Encourages Upholding Geneva Conventions

September 25, 2006

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=425

On September 25, 2006 the Muslim Public Affairs Council issued a position statement that reads, "The Muslim Public Affairs Council today called on all Muslim Americans and people of conscience to contact their Senators and urge them to vote against a 'compromise' bill setting out procedures for interrogating terror suspects. The bill, which will be put before a Senate vote this week, would allow the CIA to...

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Nepalese Organization Hosts International Interfaith Youth Conference on Peace

September 25, 2006

Source: Peace Journalism

http://peacejournalism.com/ReadArticle.asp?ArticleID=11067

On September 25, 2006 Peace Journalism reported, "Hindu Vidyapeeth Nepal (HVP) organised an international youth conference for peace with the theme of 'Deepening our Spirituality' in the capital. The conference began on September 23 with peace prayers by the priests and leaders of different faiths including Hindus, Buddhists, [Muslims], Christians, [Baha'is] and Jews... 20...

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Malaysia's Secular Status Comes into Question

September 25, 2006

Source: Taipei Times

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2006/09/25/2003329136

On September 25, 2006 the Taipei Times reported, "Malaysian society is now gripped by a fundamental question: is the country, which is more than half Muslim, an Islamic state? In practice, various religious and ethnic groups give Malaysia a distinctly multi-cultural character. But the Malaysian Constitution provides room for arguments on both sides of...

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