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Interfaith Fellowship Day Speakers Build Bridges and Embrace Diversity

February 18, 2011

Author: Faith Hampton

Source: The Sun News

http://blog.cleveland.com/sunmessenger/2011/02/interfaith_fellowship_day_spea.html

Building bridges and embracing diversity was an easy topic for the speakers at the Interfaith Fellowship Day on Feb. 7.

 

The event was at Executive Caterers of Landerhaven.

 

Illene Rosewater, planning committee co-Chair, said this was the event’s...

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Scrutiny Of a Saintly Life Finds a Home Here

February 18, 2011

Author: Edward Eveld

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/2011/02/18/2665852/scrutiny-of-a-saintly-life-finds.html

Sister Marie de Mandat-Grancey ministered to the poor and the sick in France and Turkey for decades. She died 95 years ago, but her work at the site of ruins in Ephesus brings Christians and Muslims together today, which seems miraculous in these times.

 

Clearly she...

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Theologians Discuss Reconciliation

February 17, 2011

Author: Isha Flores

Source: The Dartmouth

http://thedartmouth.com/2011/02/17/news/religion

To bring about peace between Christians and Muslims, the followers of both religions should realize that they worship the same God and that their greatest enemies are not each other, according to Miroslav Volf, a theology professor at Yale University Divinity School, and Ingrid Mattson, a professor of Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim relations at Hartford...

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France Plans Nation-Wide Islam and Secularism Debate

February 17, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Reuters

http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2011/02/17/france-plans-nation-wide-islam-and-secularism-debate/

France’s governing party plans to launch a national debate on the role of Islam and respect for French secularism among Muslims here, two issues emerging as major themes for the presidential election due next year. Jean-François Copé, secretary...

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Muslim Teen Inspires Bone Marrow Drive

February 17, 2011

Author: Manya A. Brachear

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/health/ct-met-muslim-bone-marrow-donors-20110217,0,976248.story

When doctors diagnosed Bilal Mallick with leukemia in January, they told his parents a bone marrow transplant often presented the best chance for survival and a cure.

 

But of 9 million potential donors on the national registry, only 160,000 are South...

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Opponents to Mosque In Murfreesboro, TN, Say They'll Continue to Fight

February 16, 2011

Author: Scott Broden

Source: The Courier Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110216/FEATURES10/302160115/1087/FEATURES10/Opponents-Mosque-Murfreesboro-Tenn-say-they-ll-continue-fight

Plaintiffs said they will continue their fight against the right of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro to build a mosque here.

 

And county...

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Come…Read My Sacred Texts As If They Were Yours…

February 14, 2011

Author: Kelly Figueroa-Ray

Source: State of Formation

http://www.stateofformation.org/2011/02/come%E2%80%A6-read-my-sacred-texts-as-if-they-were-yours%E2%80%A6/

In an earlier post, I offered a reflection on the types of inter-religious encounters that, although often well intentioned, tend to be reductive and ultimately unhelpful in the development of inter-religious dialogue. This does not...

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King’s Extremism Should Be Shut Down

February 14, 2011

Author: Douglas Turner

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial-page/columns/douglas-turner/article341229.ece

Congressman Peter King of Seaford is a product of a traditional Long Island Republican machine. But he apparently loves the take-no-prisoners compulsions of the sudden GOP House majority.

 

In a roomful of Republicans threatening to shut down the federal government and...

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Corvallis Mosque & Community Plant Peace Tree, Celebrating Differences

February 13, 2011

Author: Chris McKee

Source: KMTR-TV

http://www.kmtr.com/news/local/story/Corvallis-mosque-community-plant-peace-tree/i6YPvnPidU-w-DB3gXioFg.cspx

A continued show of support for the Corvallis Muslim community from the greater community on Sunday, months after arson destroyed a large part of its building.

 

"My prayer for today is just that. That we do not consider this day...

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Face Of Islam

February 11, 2011

Author: David A. James

Source: The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

http://newsminer.com/bookmark/11397691-Face-of-Islam

To the editor:

 

For two years, my sister has been a contract bookkeeper for a Muslim-owned taxi company in Seattle. Mohamed, the company owner, has been a generous friend to her since they met.

UPS Sued for Demanding Muslim Shave Beard

February 10, 2011

Author: Vivian Tse

Source: The Local

http://www.thelocal.se/31960/20110210/

In a lawsuit filed with Sweden's Labour Court (Arbetsdomstolen) on Monday, the ombudsman argued that the company should pay the man, a resident of Spånga northest of Stockholm, 150,000 kronor ($23,000) in compensation plus 42,000 kronor in lost income, as well as interest on both amounts.

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