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Forging Friendships Between Muslims, Jews And Christians

November 11, 2010

Author: Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan

Source: The Herald Sun

http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/10243262/article-Forging-friendships-between-Muslims--Jews-and-Christians?instance=homesixthleft

Rabbi John Friedman said that Judaism can be broken down into two basic camps. One builds high walls, the other opens doors. Friedman, senior rabbi at Judea Reform...

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Faith Groups Divided Over New York Islamic Center

November 9, 2010

Author: Ed Payne

Source: CNN

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/11/09/faith-groups-divided-over-new-york-islamic-center/

American Christians, Muslims and those of other faiths are divided over what to do about a proposed Islamic community center near ground zero in New York, a new poll shows.

 

While some six in 10 Catholics and Mormons think another location should be found, less than a...

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Interfaith Health Fair Offers Open Hearts

November 8, 2010

Author: Elisha Anderson

Source: The Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/article/20101108/NEWS01/11080465/1322/Interfaith-health-fair-offers-open-hearts

A married mother of four needed a checkup to make sure things were OK with her health. She knows she has high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, diabetes and severe allergies.

 

"I have health issues I can't play with,"...

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Oklahoma's Anti-Shariah Law Put On Hold -- For Now

November 8, 2010

Author: Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Source: National Public Radio

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=131168920

A federal judge on Monday temporarily stopped Oklahoma's new anti-Shariah law from taking effect.

 

Oklahoma's law — a ballot initiative approved by 70 percent of Oklahomans in the Nov. 2 elections — would change the state constitution to prohibit courts from considering international...

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Retired Justice Stevens Defends Plans for Islamic Center

November 4, 2010

Author: Bill Mears

Source: CNN News

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/11/04/justice.stevens.ground.zero/index.html

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens expressed support Thursday for a planned Islamic community center near the site of the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York, urging religious and ethnic tolerance.

 

"American Muslims should enjoy the freedom to build their places of worship wherever permitted by...

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Out of Many, One: Diwali Illuminates Unity

November 4, 2010

Author: Anju Bhargava

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anju-bhargava/out-of-many-one-diwali-il_b_778973.html

Diwali is a joyous festival of lights, celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Buddhists (Dharmic traditions) and the festive spirit expressed by those of "any, all and no faith." Though celebrated for different reasons, it has evolved from a pan-Indian festivity uniting multicultural...

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Oklahoma Muslims Unsure of Status After Shariah Referendum

November 4, 2010

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: BeliefNet

Wire Service: RNS

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/11/okla-muslims-unsure-of-status.php

Born and raised in Oklahoma, Sarah Albahadily will wear her headscarf to a Brad Paisley concert and her cowboy boots to mosque.

There are two things she says she never misses: Friday prayers or a University of Oklahoma football games.

But after seven in...

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Atheist Students Find Their Place In the Interfaith Movement

November 2, 2010

Author: Chris Stedman

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-stedman/atheist-students-find-the_b_775707.html

Atheists are leading the charge for interfaith cooperation. If that sounds contradictory, allow me to confirm: I just saw it with my own eyes.

 

Last weekend, more than 200 college students and 100 faculty and staff from across the United States converged in...

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Festival Of Lights Brightens Night Sky

November 1, 2010

Author: Nicole Azores-Gococo

Source: The Emory Wheel

http://www.emorywheel.com/detail.php?n=28940

Members of the Hindu Students Association (HSA) brought the colorful joy and festivity of Indian culture to Emory’s campus through Friday evening’s celebration of Diwali. Food, entertainment and education about Hindu tradition and beliefs helped more than 400 Emory student attendees share the beautiful and enlightening significance of the...

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DhanaSeva: November Illumines Diwali Through Service

November 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu American Seva Charities

http://www.hinduamericanseva.org/Press-release/november-1-2010

Building on the tradition of UtsavSeva (performing service and giving back to community during festivals), Hindu American Seva Charities is leading the national effort to promote DhanSeva (resources empowerment). DhanSeva is community service during the month of November, while celebrating the festival of Diwali. It...

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Island Hindu Community Steps Up For Pakistan Flood Victims

November 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Staten Island Advance

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/11/island_hindu_community_steps_u.html

In a gesture of interfaith and international compassion, Staten Island's Hindu community has come together to bring some measure of relief to victims of the Pakistani floods.

Several dozen boxes of supplies were sent to the region yesterday, in a gesture, members of the community...

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Access to Drugs a Lifesaver for People With HIV

November 1, 2010

Author: Irwin Loy

Source: The Buddhist Channel/IPS

http://buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=53,9716,0,0,1,0

The monsoon rains soaked the ground beneath Mon Hol’s home until it turned to ankle-deep mud. The aged thatched-leaf roof of his hut, badly in need of replacement, provided little protection.

 

But despite these conditions at home, he and his wife were healthy; his three children had enough food to eat today. That...

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Boston Women Gather to Celebrate Circles Of Names

November 1, 2010

Author: Kathryn M. Lohre

Source: The National Council of Churches News Service

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/101101bostoncircles.html

In a beautiful New England fall morning, more than 40 women gathered at Harvard Divinity School to tell their stories about the women who have shaped their lives of faith, and to build a future for women’s ministries and gender justice in our churches and society.

 

The event, one of several...

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