Tag Archive for respect

‘Muslim’ Nations and The Problem of Christian Persecution

Qasim Rashid, Huffington Post, Oct.19, www.huffingtonpost.com/qasim-rashid/the-problem-of-christian-persecution_b_1012010.html Some so-called “Muslim” nations have a problem. It is not America, Europe, and no, it is certainly not Israel. The problem is persecution, and in this case, of Christians. Some fourteen centuries after Prophet…

Pope wins over German Muslims

Tom Heneghan, Reuters, Sep.23, blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2011/09/23/pope-benedict-wins-over-german-muslims-in-first-meeting-since-regensburg-speech/ Pope Benedict told German Muslims in Berlin on Friday they can expect cooperation and support from Roman Catholics as long as they respect Germany’s constitution and the limits it sets on pluralism. Meeting representatives of…

Jewish Theological Seminary Launches Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue

JTS of NY, Sep.6, www.jtsa.edu/News/Press_Releases/JTS_Launches_Milstein_Center_for_Interreligious_Dialogue.xml The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) announced the establishment of the Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue(MCID), funded with a $2 million gift from New York philanthropist Howard Milstein and the Paul Milstein family. The Milsteins have…

Multi-faith 9/11 prayer vigil calls for tolerance

Mary Grace Lucas, CNN, Sep.11, religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/09/11/multi-faith-911-prayer-vigil-calls-for-tolerance/ Hundreds gathered in Washington Sunday to share an interfaith moment together in remembrance of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The morning vigil service, planned over months by staff at the Washington National Cathedral, integrated chants,…

Faiths challenged to face the reality of violence inside and out

Ekklesia, Aug.25, www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/15288 The historic religions are ambivalent in implementing a respect for life, and ambiguous about survival versus broader moral instincts, says a leading commentator. Oliver McTernan, a former Roman Catholic priest and broadcaster, and author of Violence in…

Inter-faith dialogue – A letter to The Guardian

Jeffrey Cohen, The Guardian, Aug. 8, www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/08/inter-faith-dialogue-jews-muslims Donald Reeves describes Muslims as being the new Jews of Europe and calls for a grassroots movement across Europe to tackle the threat of Islamophobia (Face to faith, 6 August). In Nottingham, Jews…

God’s Progressive Prophets

Omar Barrar, Huffington Post, Aug. 9, www.huffingtonpost.com/omar-baddar/gods-progressive-prophets_b_920939.html Imposing 21st century standards on social evolution from thousands of years ago, many secularist atheists and agnostics tend to regard religion with contempt, seeing it as a major source of divisiveness, superstition, and…

Belgian Christians divided over banning of Muslim burqa

Jonathan Luxmoore, ENInews, Jul.25, www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=5043 Christian organizations in Belgium have had mixed reactions to a criminal code amendment making the country Europe’s second to ban the Islamic veil, or burqa. “We’re against this ruling, since it violates basic human rights,”…

Church of England: respect faith in workplace

Tim Ross, Daily Telegraph, Jul.11, www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/8628918/Church-of-England-bishops-meet-ministers-over-chilling-effect-of-equality-laws.html Some employers see quiet displays of religious belief by their staff as being offensive “almost by definition”, the Church’s national assembly, the General Synod, has been warned. Senior Anglicans have raised their concerns in…