Civic

1999 May 16

Consultation on Religious Discrimination and Accommodation

(All day)

Location: 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
In February 1999, the Pluralism Project was awarded a grant from the Ford Foundation to enable us to host a consultation on religious discrimination and accommodation. This consultation, held May 17 at Harvard University, brought together representatives from advocacy groups of America’s diverse religious traditions. Dr. Diana L. Eck, Project Director and Professor of Comparative Religions, moderated the lively conversation. Topics included religious needs and issues of discrimination in the “public square,” including the workplace, hospitals, and schools.

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Pickering Plans Site for Hindu Sacred Ashes

October 3, 2009

Author: Emily Mathieu

Source: The Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/704839

Hindus across the GTA longing to follow ancient tradition may soon be able to immerse the ashes of their loved ones in a stream close to home.

"We have selected a location in one of our parks that has a stream running through it. This would allow for scattering on water and a pleasant venue to accommodate people," said Pickering Mayor David Ryan. "My...

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Tribal Courts to Take Over Eagle Religion Case

October 2, 2009

Author: Ben Neary

Source: CBS

http://cbs4denver.com/wireapnewswy/Tribal.courts.will.2.1224716.html

A federal judge has agreed to let a tribal court handle the prosecution of a Northern Arapaho man who shot a bald eagle four years ago for use in his tribe's Sun Dance.

Winslow Friday, now in his mid-20s, has acknowledged he killed a bald eagle without a permit on the Wind River Indian Reservation in central Wyoming in...

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World Religions Plead for Action At Climate Talks

September 30, 2009

Author: Denis D. Gray

Source: The Charleston Gazette

Wire Service: AP

http://wvgazette.com/ap/ApInternational/200909300055

Adherents of the world's major religions urged political leaders, businessmen and individuals Wednesday to renounce short-term gains and greed, telling a U.N. climate conference in Bangkok that reversing global warming is a moral duty.

Meanwhile, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization...

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Columbia Celebrates Pagan Pride Day

September 29, 2009

Author: Ryan Curtis

Source: The Maneater Student Newspaper

http://www.themaneater.com/stories/2009/9/29/columbia-celebrates-pagan-pride-day/

Chanting in a spirit circle as part of their opening ceremony, attendants of the Mid-Missouri Pagan Pride Day summoned the directions, the god and the goddess Sunday.

Outdoor rituals like this are typical of Paganism, a religion based on respect for the earth. These rituals...

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Supreme Court to Weigh Fate Of Mojave Cross

September 29, 2009

Author: Adelle Banks

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/supreme_court_to_consider_fate_of_mojave_cross/

Does an offended observer who drives by a cross-shaped war memorial in the middle of the desert have a right to call for its removal?

And can that 7-foot cross stand without violating the constitution’s prohibition of government establishment of...

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Green And Yassky, But Not Opponents, Halt Campaign On Yom Kippur

September 28, 2009

Author: Julie Bosman and Kareem Fahim

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/29/nyregion/29elect.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

City Councilman John C. Liu had a few harsh words on Monday for his opponent in Tuesday’s comptroller race, Councilman David Yassky. Mr. Liu, surrounded by cheering supporters, criticized Mr. Yassky for an advertisement that began running last week, and...

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Forum At Islamic Center Of Irving Gives Attendees a Chance to 'Address the Stereotypes'

September 26, 2009

Author: Lori Stahl

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/092709dnmetislamforum.3d2da17.html

On Saturday, the Islamic Center of Irving hosted a forum on the faith's contributions to world history. Next month it will have an open house called "Meet Your Muslim Neighbor."

After a week of alarming headlines, it's easy to see why such outreach...

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AMV Hosts Eid-ul-Fitr Dinner for San Francisco Bay Area’s Diverse Community

September 26, 2009

Author: Adeel Iqbal

Source: American Muslim Voice

http://www.amuslimvoice.org/index.html

Old friends and new friends from all around the San Francisco Bay Area’s diverse communities came together for an Eid-ul-Fitr dinner celebration with American Muslim Voice this weekend.

"As always, you have fed my spirit even as you have fed (overfed?) my body," wrote Derrick Kikuchi of Daly City s Reach and Teach in the guestbook that floated around the room...

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Six Year Journey Culminates In Adoption Of Mandatory Curriculum Standard

September 25, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org/advisories/NJ_State_Standards.htm

The New Jersey State Board of Education (NJBOE) voted to adopt a statewide curriculum standard that includes Sikhism last week.  The adoption also marks the first time the Coalition has worked with the community to persuade a state to adopt curriculum standards that include Sikhism. 

The Sikh Coalition commends...

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