Interfaith

Muslims and Jews Share Fraternity as Religious Minorities - and Share Dialogue

August 27, 2005

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,175-1751953,00.html

On August 27, 2005 The Times ran an opinion piece by Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain, minister of Maidenhead Synagogue and author of Reform Judaism and Modernity (SCM Press), on dialogue between British Jews and Muslims. Romain writes, "Jews and Muslims in Britain today do not spend their time re-enacting the Middle East conflict. The priority of both is everyday life in the UK, which...

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Interfaith Center to Be Built at University of Chicago

August 26, 2005

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-0508260265aug26,1,6588026.story?coll=chi-newslocalchicago-hed

On August 26, 2005 the Chicago Tribune reported, "With its neo-gothic majesty and its conspicuous location on the University of Chicago campus, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel was designed as an unavoidable reminder to students that faith was a central part of their education...

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Muslims Seek School Holidays, Accommodations

August 24, 2005

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution / Cox Washington Bureau

http://www.ajc.com/search/content/auto/epaper/editions/wednesday/atlanta_world_34b02d2c043f105f0099.html

On August 24, 2005 the Cox Washington Bureau reported, "Muslim parents around the nation are lobbying school districts to add Islamic holidays to the school year, or at least persuade schools not to penalize students for missing school to observe...

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European Youth Meet in Cornwell for Interfaith Human Rights Conference

August 24, 2005

Source: EMediaWire.com/PRWEB

http://www.emediawire.com/releases/2005/8/emw276222.htm

On August 24, 2005 PRWEB reported, "Youth for Human Rights International is this year having their European summit at Camelot Castle, Tintagel [in Cornwall, England]... It will be opened on Saturday, August 27 at 10 a.m... 'The London bombings have made such a European conference on human rights more urgent than to highlight the necessity of having youth taught about the human...

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Livermore Hindu Temple Invites Community to Celebration of Krishna's Birth

August 23, 2005

Source: The Mercury News / Contra Costa Times

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/12455889.htm

On August 23, 2005 the Contra Costa Times reported, "Prabha Duneja [author, lecturer and organizer of this event] describes Livermore's Shiva-Vishnu Temple as one of the largest religious organizations in Northern California. Even though it doesn't have members as such, she estimates 20,000 Hindus from all over the East Bay are...

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Pope Benedict XVI Meets with Muslim Leaders in Cologne

August 20, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4168042.stm

On August 20, 2005 BBC News reported, "Pope Benedict XVI has appealed to Muslims to help combat the 'cruel fanaticism' of terrorism. At a meeting with Germany's Muslim leaders in Cologne, the pontiff said Islamic teachers had a 'great responsibility' to educate the young... The meeting with some 30 Muslim leaders follows the Pope's earlier pledge to build 'bridges of friendship' with other faiths. He urged...

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Interfaith Dialogue Held in Delhi

August 15, 2005

Source: Hindu Press International / Cihan News Agency

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2005/8/16.shtml#3

On August 15, 2005 the Cihan News Agency reported, "A symposium titled, 'Peace, tolerance and harmony among world religions,' was held in New Delhi Sunday by the 'Inter Faith Harmony Platform,' which was established by Indian Muslims. Many representatives from different religions participated in the symposium that was held for the first time in India. Indian deputy...

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Chicago Police Department Diversity Videos Educate Officers on Non-Christian Faiths (2005)

After the terror attacks of 9/11 there was an alarming number of incidents of violence across the United States against people who were perceived to be Muslim. In Chicago, Police Chief Terry Hillard held a multi-cultural forum to hear feedback from people of all religions on post-9/11 backlash. At these forums he learned that his officers were often ignorant about non-Christian faiths and were sometimes rude to people from these communities. Using a grant from the Justice Department and guidance from lay leaders and clergy in each religious community, the police department created a series...

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Conservative Christians Blast Supreme Court at Justice Sunday II

August 15, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/172/story_17280_1.html

On August 15, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "Conservative religious and political leaders on Sunday dismissed charges that they are trying to legislate their religious beliefs, arguing instead God commands them to speak out against a Supreme Court that they say is at odds with most Americans' morals. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas...

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Hobby Airport Opens Interfaith Chapel

August 10, 2005

Source: KHOU.com

http://www.khou.com/news/local/stories/khou050810_gj_hobbychapel.5db7f278.html

On August 10, 2005 KHOU.com reported, "Area ministers and religious leaders were at Hobby Airport Wednesday morning for the unveiling of a new Interfaith Chapel. Worshippers of all faiths now have a place to pray at Hobby airport [in Houston, Texas]. 'We know a large number of people wanted a quiet and dignified place to meditate and pray at Hobby...

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British Government May Take Control of Muslim Schools

August 9, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/172/story_17252_1.html

On August 9, 2005 the Religion News Service reported, "To help combat terrorism, the British government is proposing an enormous expansion of the number of Muslim schools within its state sector, a London newspaper has reported. The Sunday Telegraph report says that the government is thinking of creating up to 150 Muslim schools within the state...

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Interfaith Activists Lament Islamic Council’s Fatwas Against Pluralism in Indonesia

August 6, 2005

Source: Micrificia.net

http://mirifica.net/wmview.php?ArtID=2007

On August 6, 2005 Micrificia.net reported, "Muslim and non-Muslim advocates of interfaith dialogue have expressed concern about a state-sanctioned Islamic council declaring that liberalism, secularism, pluralism and interfaith prayers are forbidden. On July 28, Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI, Indonesian Ulama Council) issued 11 fatwa (religious edicts) during its four-day national congress. About 300 ulama (religious...

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Butchers Close Shop Voluntarily for Jain Holy Week

August 3, 2005

Source: The Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=75568

On August 3, 2005 The Indian Express reported, "They have won the legal battle to keep meat shops open during the eight-day Jain holy period of Paryushan, but for the sake of communal harmony, butchers in the city have decided to down shutters during that period... The Qureshi Jamaat, an organisation of traditional butchers and slaughterers, has appealed to meat shop...

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Muslims and Christians Work to Ease Suffering, Hunger

August 2, 2005

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/24hour/religion/story/2602194p-11055022c.html

On August 2, 2005 The Sacramento Bee reported, "Behind the high, brown wall of a clinic run by a Muslim charity, nurses care for hundreds of hungry children. Down the road 150 yards, members of a Christian congregation discuss how to stretch funds collected at Sunday services to help more of the poorest in drought-stricken, overwhelmingly Muslim Niger. 'There...

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