Interfaith

Opinion: "Interfaith, Not Infidel"

January 12, 2006

Source: San Mateo County Times

http://www.insidebayarea.com/sanmateocountytimes/faith/ci_3395002

On January 12, 2006 the San Mateo County Times ran an opinion piece by Iftekhar Hai, president of the United Muslims of America Interfaith Alliance. "In my 15 years as an interfaith peace activist, I have been asked one question over and over again: Who are the 'kafirs' — 'infidels' — condemned in the Qur'an? Are they Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists,...

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Opinion: �Beyond Scopes�

January 12, 2006

Source: Martin Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2006/0112.shtml

On January 12, 2006 the Martin Marty Center ran an opinion piece by John Witte Jr., the Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. "Eighty years ago, the nation stood transfixed by the spectacle of two giants, William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow, fighting valiantly over the place of...

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Fayetteville Muslims Seek a Role in King Celebration Planning

January 12, 2006

Source: Fayettville Observer

http://www.fayettevillenc.com/article?id=224143

On January 12, 2006 the Fayettville Observer reported, "Thirteen years ago, a small group met at the Four Flames restaurant one chilly January morning to prayerfully celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Much has changed since then: the size of the group, the meeting spot, certainly the diversity of those attending. And a group of Fayetteville Muslims would like to see next year’s...

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Pluralism Project Film Acting on Faith Screened at Glastonbury Abbey

January 12, 2006

Source: The Hingham Journal

http://www2.townonline.com/hingham/artsLifestyle/view.bg?articleid=407805

On January 12, 2006 The Hingham Journal reported, "Glastonbury Abbey's Inter-Religious Lecture Series, 'Listening to Other Voices: Religion and the World We Live In,' continues Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7:15 p.m. at Glastonbury Conference Center... The program features 'Acting on Faith: Women and New Religious Activism in America,' a documentary...

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Op Ed: "Islam is One Above Others, Not First Among Equals"

January 11, 2006

Source: malaysiakini

http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/45589

On January 11, 2006 malaysiakini ran an opinion piece by Baki Minuddin, who argues against the embrace of an interfaith commission by the Malaysian government. Minuddin writes, "[A] group of highly educated Muslim Malays who know very little about Islamic rules, have, in their liberal beliefs, taken the high ground which has further undermined their own religion. For instance, these high and mighty individuals have...

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Interfaith Choir Celebrates MLK Day in Everett

January 11, 2006

Source: The Seattle Times/Times Snohomish County Bureau

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/artsentertainment/2002731833_kingday11n.html

On January 11, 2006 the Times Snohomish County Bureau reported, "From Baha'is to Baptists, the Martin Luther King Celebration Choir is composed of all races and many faiths, from most parts of Snohomish County. And county residents are invited to the choir's once-a-year concert Sunday in honor of the...

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Press Release: Interfaith Alliance Debuts Radio Show on Religion and Politics

January 11, 2006

Source: The Interfaith Alliance

http://shows.airamericaradio.com/stateofbelief/commentary

On January 11, 2006 an Interfaith Alliance Press Release stated: "The Interfaith Alliance Foundation is excited to announce the debut of a new weekly radio show on religion and politics, hosted by [Rev. C. Welton Gaddy, president of the Interfaith Alliance]. State of Belief will debut on Air America Radio this Sunday, January 15, from 5 to 6 PM EST.

As a vital...

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Muslims Distance Themselves from Efforts to Curb Religious Intolerance

January 11, 2006

Source: The Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.bppmw.com/article.asp?ArticleID=676

On January 11, 2006 The Daily Times reported, "Moselms from the Northern Region have distanced themselves from recent efforts by the Public Affairs Committee (Pac) aimed at curbing religious intolerance in the country, saying they were not consulted. The religious community comprising all major religious groups in the country met in February last year under the umbrella of Pac to...

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Editorial: “Teaching Religion in Schools: A More Intelligent Course”

January 8, 2006

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/editorial/13573410.htm

On January 8, 2006 The Philadelphia Inquirer ran an editorial stating, "The 'intelligent design' trial, which concluded with a resounding anti-ID ruling, has exposed a surprising, yawning gap in American education. There's a workable solution - but, alas, you won't be seeing it anytime soon. Problem is, there's no place to put ID in our present public school...

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Jewish, Muslim Teenage Girls Collaborate on Homeless Shelter Project

January 7, 2006

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Wire Service: AP

http://www.philly.com/mld/dailynews/news/nation/13571102.htm

On January 7, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "What started out as a modest effort to raise money for a homeless shelter has blossomed into a triumph of understanding and goodwill that managed to overcome centuries of conflict between two of the world's most antagonistic groups. Ten Muslim and ten Jewish teenage...

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University of Missouri-Columbia Introduces New Religious Tolerance Initiative

January 7, 2006

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/13569620.htm

On January 7, 2006 The Kansas City Star reported, "By promoting religious tolerance, a new initiative at the University of Missouri-Columbia aims to change campus climate by teaching faculty to help students discuss difficult, morality-based subjects. 'Religious differences often prompt divisiveness or conflict in the classroom around values-laden topics,' said...

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