Interfaith

Papacy Moves from Dialogue to Damage Control

September 17, 2006

Source: TIME Magazine

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1535812,00.html

On September 17, 2006 TIME Magazine reported, "One of the signature buzzwords of John Paul II's papacy was 'dialogue.' So committed was he to seeking common ground with leaders of different faiths that he all but institutionalized the process in 1986 by hosting the first of a series of interreligious gatherings in the medieval Italian town of Assisi. It was well known in...

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Vatican Expresses Concerns over "Wave of Hate" Following Pope's Comments

September 17, 2006

Source: The Guardian/The Press Association

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uklatest/story/0,,-6086400,00.html

On September 17, 2006 The Press Association reported, "Pope Benedict has tried to dampen the furore over his remarks about Islam saying he was 'deeply sorry' about the anger they had caused. But there were fears that the violent reaction to his comments would continue as an Italian nun was shot dead in Somalia. The Vatican said it hoped the 'wave of hate'...

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Syrian Muslim and Christian Leaders Satisfied with Pope's Response

September 17, 2006

Source: Khaleej Times

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?xfile=data/theworld/2006/September/theworld_September542.xml&section=theworld&col=

On September 17, 2006 the Khaleej Times reported, "Syrian Muslim and Christian clergymen expressed satisfaction on Sunday following Pope Benedict XVI’s statement that he was ‘deeply sorry’ about the angry reaction...

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Who Defines a "Moderate Muslim"?

September 17, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/politics/cal/la-me-muslim17sep17,1,2367611.story

On September 17, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Who is a moderate Muslim?

Is it Maher Hathout, the Los Angeles Muslim leader who has promoted interfaith relations and women's equality but denounced Israel as a brutal apartheid regime?

Is it Tashbih Sayyed, a journalist based in Alta Loma, Calif., who...

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Jews and Muslims Come Together at Confluence of Religious Holidays, Tishri and Ramadan

September 17, 2006

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2006/09/17/Tampabay/Mingling_of_faiths_is.shtml

On September 17, 2006 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "Concentrating hard, Shadeed Ahmed placed his lips on the shofar and blew.At first, nothing. Then, a guttural roar. 'That’s pretty good,' said Rabbi Michael Torop, who leads Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg. 'You’re going to put me out of a job, man.' Shadeed, a first-grader at...

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Protests and Condemnations in Response to Pope's Remarks on Islam

September 16, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/15/AR2006091500800.html

On September 16, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "A medieval reference in an academic lecture by Pope Benedict XVI unleashed a wave of denunciations, outrage and frustration across the Muslim world Friday, with officials in Turkey and Pakistan condemning the pontiff, Islamic activist groups organizing protests and a leading...

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An Update on Rev. David Benke, Suspended for Participating in Interfaith Service

September 16, 2006

Source: Kitsap Sun

http://www1.kitsapsun.com/bsun/fe_religion/article/0,2403,BSUN_19075_4997463,00.html

On September 16, 2006 Kitsap Sun reported, "'Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero.' On the screen was Rev. David Benke, a Lutheran minister of the Missouri Synod. He was one of many New York religious leaders that spoke at the interfaith Yankee Stadium, 'A Prayer for America' service that convened primarily as a way to provide solace to...

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Pope Issues Apology Comments on Islam

September 16, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5351988.stm

On September 16, 2006 BBC News reported, "Pope Benedict XVI has said he is sorry that a speech in which he referred to Islam has offended Muslims. In a statement read out by a senior Vatican official, the Pope said he respected Islam and hoped Muslims would understand the true sense of his words. In Tuesday's speech the Pope quoted a 14th Century Christian emperor who said the Prophet Muhammad had brought the...

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Boston-Area Schools Adapt Chapels for Increasingly Diverse Student Population

September 16, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/09/16/schools_adapt_for_non_christian_prayer/

On September 16, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "The spider-webbed highways of New Jersey lie far from the Hindu temples of India. Growing up in the Garden State, Anjuli Dhindhwal kept connected with the country of her parents mainly through its religion. Her mother and father often...

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Opinion: "Hindu-Muslim Unity in India is Superficial"

September 16, 2006

Source: GulfNews.com

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/06/09/16/10067736.html

On September 16, 2006 GulfNews.com ran an opinion piece by Kuldip Nayar, a former Indian High Commissioner to the UK and a former Rajya Sabha MP. "I do not know why after every bomb blast in India, be it at Mumbai in a Hindu locality or at Malegaon outside a mosque, Indians, particularly the media, resoundingly say there was no communal riot. One leader after another repeats in more...

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Sikh and Hindu Leadership Unite Against Demolitions

September 15, 2006

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/2006/09/15/stories/2006091516180400.htm

On September 15, 2006 The Hindu reported, "Former Delhi Chief Minister Madan Lal Khurana said on Thursday that a new high has been reached in Hindu-Sikh unity with the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee agreeing to bear the cost of reconstruction of temples damaged in the recent demolition drive carried out by the Delhi Development Authority and the Akhil Bhartiya Sant Samiti...

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Interfaith Remembrance of 9/11 Held at the Islamic Center of Southern California

September 15, 2006

Source: Jewish Journal

http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=16475

On September 15, 2006 the Jewish Journal reported, "Five years and 3,000 miles from the site of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the mournful strains of calls to prayer in Hebrew and Arabic open the Islamic Center of Southern California's fourth annual commemoration of the attacks of Sept. 11. The audience, dressed in saris, suits, skirts or slacks, bareheaded, or wearing head...

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