Interfaith

Opinion: "Pope's Remarks Reveal Need for Dialogue"

September 17, 2006

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2006/09/popes_remarks_r.php#more

On September 17, 2006 Muslim Wake Up! ran an opinion piece by Pamela Taylor, Co-Chair of the Progressive Muslim Union of North America and Director of the Islamic Writers Alliance. "When Pope Benedict XVI quoted, without clear disagreement, Byzantine Emperor Manuel II challenging a Muslim scholar by declaring that Prophet Muhammad brought nothing...

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Muslim Leader Asks for Dialogue with LA Cardinal to Reinforce Strong Ties

September 17, 2006

Source: CBC News

http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_260213247.html

On September 17, 2006 CBS News reported, "A local Muslim leader said Sunday he would like a 'dialogue' with Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony in the wake of Pope Benedict's recent remarks about Islam that sparked a violent reaction. Executive Director Salam Al-Marayati of the Muslim Public Affairs Council also condemned the violence and said relations between local Muslims and Catholics have...

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Opinion: "Understanding Builds a Better Community"

September 17, 2006

Source: East Valley Tribune

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/index.php?sty=74301

On September 17, 2006 the East Valley Tribune ran an opinion piece by Slim Smith, a Tribune columnist. "Friday afternoon, 16 of Balbir Singh Sodhi’s friends and relatives gathered out front of the family’s convenience store on the corner of University Drive and 80th St. in Mesa to honor Sodhi’s memory... On Sept. 15, 2001, Frank Roque did not see a softspoken, kind man...

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Australian Muslims to Establish National Board to "Speak with One Voice"

September 17, 2006

Source: The Age/AAP

http://www.theage.com.au/news/National/Australian-Muslims-to-get-united-voice/2006/09/17/1158431580703.html

On September 17, 2006 the Australian Associated Press reported, "Australia's Islamic clerics will set up a national board to tackle issues such as terrorism and provide the Muslim community with one united voice. More than 100 imams backed the plan during a two-day conference, which...

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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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