Interfaith

Opinion: "Walk in Each Other's Shoes"

February 28, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1719418,00.html

On February 28, 2006 The Guardian ran an opinion piece by Rabbi Tony Bayfield, the head of the Movement for Reform Judaism in Britain and a co-president of the Council of Christians and Jews. Bayfield writes, "Sir Jonathan Sacks, leader of Britain's orthodox Jewish community, and Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, have found themselves at the centre of what is, I hope,...

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Opinion: "It Takes More than Tea and Biscuits to Overcome Indifference and Fear"

February 27, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1718626,00.html

On February 27, 2006 The Guardian ran an opinion piece by columnist Madeleine Bunting about "the inadequacies of Britain's smug multiculturalism" that the recent cartoon controversy has exposed. Bunting writes, "This is how Britain does multiculturalism. It creates community leaders and then expects them to organise their fiefdoms. At an institutional level there is plenty of tea and...

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Islamic Center of Tacoma Hosts Open House to Educate, Engage Neighbors In Wake of Cartoon Crisis

February 27, 2006

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/story/5553674p-4998943c.html

On February 27, 2006 The News Tribune reported, "The University Place mosque held an open house Sunday to show non-Muslims the sanctuary, and answer questions about their religion – with a special focus on the prophet Muhammad and the recent controversy regarding some newspapers’ decision to publish editorial cartoons depicting him.

'We...

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Country Launches First Interfaith Directory

February 27, 2006

Source: Scoop

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0602/S00075.htm

On February 27, 2006 Scoop reported, "Despite the media image of people of different faiths being in continual conflict, New Zealanders from different religions are in regular and formal contact with each other, researchers in Victoria University’s Religious Studies programme have found. The first Directory of Interfaith and Ecumenical Activity in New Zealand will be launched at 4pm today (Monday 27...

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Baltimore County Muslims Express Concerns About School System Calendar Recommendations

February 27, 2006

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/education/bal-md.calendar27feb27,0,4844129.story

On February 27, 2006 The Baltimore Sun reported, "A Baltimore County school board committee has made recommendations about religious holidays for the school system's calendar, and a leader of the Muslim community said he is disappointed that it didn't suggest closing for two Islamic holy days. One of the recommendations is to allow...

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Thailand to Participate in Dialogue on Regional Interfaith Cooperation for Peace

February 25, 2006

Source: Thai News

http://www.thaisnews.com/news_detail.php?newsid=163630

On February 25, 2006 Thai News reported, "Thailand has accepted an invitation from the Philippines to participate in the Cebu Dialogue on Regional Interfaith Cooperation for Peace, Development, and Human Dignity... The Philippines has invited as well other countries in the region to this meeting to be hosted by the Philippine government in Cebu Island from March 14th - 16th. Mr. Kantathi...

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Students Gather for Second Annual Conference of College Interfaith Councils

February 24, 2006

Source: The Johns Hopkins Newsletter

http://www.jhunewsletter.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2006/02/24/43ff89f67847d

On February 24, 2006 The Johns Hopkins Newsletter reported, "College students from across the country gathered on Feb. 16 for the second annual National Conference of College Multifaith Councils, called Coming Together 2, sponsored by the JHU Campus Ministries and the Interfaith Council. '[Coming Together] was started last year at...

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The Archbishop of Canterbury Speaks to Need for Dialogue, Faithfulness

February 24, 2006

Source: Church Times

http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/80256FA1003E05C1/httpPublicPages/9C1D7796B2EE30FA8025711E0052BD2B?opendocument

On February 24, 2006 the Church Times reported, "Christians were not called to win competitions or arguments in favour of their 'product' in some religious marketplace, the Archbishop of Canterbury told the WCC Assembly in his opening address. Speaking on 'Religious Identity and...

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Imam W. Deen Mohammed Calls for a Special Gathering of African-Americans

February 23, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060223/NEWS05/602230507

On February 23, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "Imam W. Deen Mohammed of Chicago, the most prominent African-American leader in mainline Islam, is calling for a special gathering of African Americans at Detroit's Cobo Hall Riverfront Ballroom at 1 p.m. Sunday. The unusual request that only African Americans attend his free 90-minute lecture...

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Update: Supreme Court Appoints Mediator in Dispute over Museum Being Built on Muslim Graves

February 23, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4744756.stm

On February 23, 2006 BBC News reported, "Israel's Supreme Court has appointed a mediator to solve a dispute over the building of a museum on the site of a ancient Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem. The museum is being built by the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, based in the US, to promote tolerance between faith groups. Muslim clerics petitioned the court to stop work after bones were uncovered during...

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Religious Leaders from Asia and Australia Issue "Ten Commitments"

February 21, 2006

Source: UCA News

http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=18787

On February 21, 2006 UCA News reported, "Religious representatives from Asia and Australia have committed to use the "peaceful" elements in religion to counter violence and terrorism. The 200 participants from 17 countries, who met Feb. 12-13 in Jakarta, also said at the end of their meeting that they are committed to uprooting 'all kinds of corruption by...

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