Interfaith

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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Christians and Muslims Deplore Nablus Church Attacks

September 24, 2006

Source: Ekklesia

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/content/news_syndication/article_060924younan.shtml

On September 24, 2006 Ekklesia reported, "The Rev Munib A. Younan, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL), has visited Nablus, West Bank, from Jerusalem with the heads of three other Christian churches there. Their purpose was to offer comfort and support to churches under fire – and to convey the...

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Jain Leaders Demand Separate Recognition in Anti-Conversion Law

September 24, 2006

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/2022865.cms

On September 24, 2006 the Times of India reported, "Agitated over the Gujarat government's move to club them with Hindus, Jain leaders have cited a letter written by the government of first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru that contained an assurance that the community's distinct religious character would be protected. Circulating the letter to the media, the Digambar Jain...

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Montreal Conference on World Religions After 9/11 Tackles Tough Questions

September 23, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today/Montreal Gazette

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/9/28.shtml#3

On September 23, 2006 the Montreal Gazette reported, "As Jews all over the world celebrate their New Year, Rosh Hashanah, and more than one billion Muslims begin to observe Ramadan, a month of fasting - and as the Catholic pope mulls over the furor he has unleashed with his curiously provocative comments on Islam - a group of scholars meeting in Montreal has grappled with difficult...

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Controversial Muslim Leader Receives Award, Despite Protests

September 22, 2006

Source: The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles

http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=16513

On September 22, 2006 The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles reported, "At a meeting that featured catcalls, standing ovations and the ejection of a disruptive audience member, Los Angeles' County Human Relations Commission voted again Monday to give an award to Dr. Maher Hathout, a local Muslim leader whose harsh rhetoric on Israel generated accusations of...

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US Muslims Meet with Vatican's US Ambassador

September 22, 2006

Source: United Press International

http://www.religionandspirituality.com/view.php?StoryID=20060922-012644-8086r

On September 22, 2006 the United Press International reported, "U.S. Muslims met with the Vatican's U.S. ambassador to discuss the controversy surrounding recent comments on Islam by Pope Benedict XVI. Corey Saylor Arsalan Iftikhar of the Council on American-Islamic Relations delivered a letter Thursday to Papal Nuncio...

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The First Year of Benedict's Papacy Regarding Islam

September 22, 2006

Source: Q News

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/benedict_xvi_and_islam_the_first_year/0011048

On September 22, 2006 Q News published a commentary by Abdal Hakim Murad, "In the immediate aftermath of the election of Joseph Ratzinger to the Papacy, Muslim reactions to the new pontiff were diverse and confused. Turks were dismayed by his very public opposition to their membership of the European Union,...

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