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Candidates for Governor Debate Issues At Interfaith Forum

October 17, 2010

Author: Travis Andersen

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2010/10/candidates_for_1.html

The state's four gubernatorial candidates faced tough questioning tonight on a range of issues -- including their commitment to helping Haitian refugees, combating youth violence, and cracking down on banks violating usury laws -- during a forum organized by an interfaith group.

 

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Removal Of Christian Flag Sparks Controversy

October 15, 2010

Author: Jessica Seaman

Source: The Daily Tar Heel

http://www.dailytarheel.com/index.php/article/2010/10/removal_of_christian_ag_sparks_controversy

The removal of a Christian flag from a veteran war memorial has caused a clash in a North Carolina city.

 

In King, a small city less than two hours west of Chapel Hill, protests have erupted following the city council’s decision to...

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Muslims, Middle Schoolers, and Lawsuits

October 14, 2010

Author: Joe Laycock

Source: Sightings

http://divinity.uchicago.edu/martycenter/publications/sightings/archive_2010/1014.shtml

In May, Wellesley Middle School took a class field trip to see the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) in Roxbury. The curriculum had previously included field trips to a synagogue as well as performances of gospel music and lectures by Hindu religious leaders. As with most...

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Vatican Interfaith Conference: Keynote Remarks

October 14, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: White House Office of Faith Based and Community Partnerships

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/10/14/vatican-interfaith-conference-keynote-remarks

This week, Joshua DuBois and Mara Vanderslice joined the United States Ambassador the Holy See, Dr. Miguel Diaz, in Rome for an international conference on interfaith action. The conference focused on how religoius and community...

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ShaktiSeva: October Is Service to Women

October 13, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu American Seva Charities

http://www.hinduamericanseva.org/Press-release/octeober-14-2010

This October, Hindu American Seva Charities (HASC) launched UtsavSeva (FestivalSeva), an initiative to highlight the spiritual value of the major festival of that month, and will promote theme based community service throughout the year. Navratri, the nine nights to honor the Goddess, occurs in October so the theme...

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Critics Waiting For Action From Faith-Based Office

October 8, 2010

Author: Adelle M. Banks

Source: The Huffington Post

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/08/critics-waiting-for-actio_n_755222.html

Six months after advisers turned in 164 pages of recommendations to the White House's faith-based office, thorny church-state questions remain unanswered and some critics say the office has been used to push the president's health care...

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'It’s Not Race, It's Faith,’ Says Muslim and Sikh Interfaith Project

October 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Asian Image

http://www.asianimage.co.uk/news/united_kingdom/8435902._It___s_not_race__it_s_faith_____says_Muslim_and_Sikh_interfaith_project/

Discrimination against different faiths is more of a problem than racial discrimination, said members of a new interfaith project in West London.

 

Racial differences once formed...

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In Fierce Opposition to a Muslim Center, Echoes of an Old Fight

October 7, 2010

Author: Paul Vitello

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/08/nyregion/08zero.html?ref=religion_and_belief

Many New Yorkers were suspicious of the newcomers’ plans to build a house of worship in Manhattan. Some feared the project was being underwritten by foreigners. Others said the strangers’ beliefs were incompatible with democratic principles.

Concerned residents staged...

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ADL Leaders Defend Opposition to Mosque Near Ground Zero

October 7, 2010

Author: David Abel

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2010/10/adl_president_d.html?p1=News_links

Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, was confronted at the organization’s annual meeting today in Boston by members who suggested his opposition to a proposed Islamic center near the site of the terrorist attacks in New York has sullied the...

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Utah Buddhists Saving Brine Shrimp Back Into Lake

October 6, 2010

Author: Kristen Moulton

Source: The Oklahoman/The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.newsok.com/utah-buddhists-saving-brine-shrimp-back-into-lake/article/feed/198779

In Asia, Buddhists free caged birds to engender good karma.

 

In the North Atlantic, they release live lobsters that otherwise would end up on America's dinner tables.

 

But Buddhists in Utah have a truly novel way...

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