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Jewish and Muslim Organizations United to Create European Platform for Cooperation

April 29, 2007

Author: CEJI

Source: International Movement for a Just World

http://www.just-international.org/article.cfm?newsid=20002140

What is the role of the Middle East conflict in Jewish-Muslim dialogue? Is the media a positive force for change in inter-religious relations? How can local communities be successfully engaged in dialogue? These were a number of the questions tackled by representatives of Jewish and Muslim organisations at a Conference...

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Wiccan War Widows Win Their Sacred Burial Markers

April 29, 2007

Author: Maya Dollarhide

Source: Women's Enews

http://womenenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/3149/context/cover/

(WOMENSENEWS)--Even before she learned the good news earlier this week, the Rev. Selena Fox was upbeat.

"We'll win," Fox told Women's eNews in an interview last month. "We have two goddesses on our side; we have Lady Liberty and Lady Justice."

Fox is the leader of Veteran Pentacle Quest, a campaign based in...

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Friction Surprises Buddhist Leaders

April 29, 2007

Author: Rosa Salter Rodriguez

Source: Journal Gazette/Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=62,4032,0,0,1,0

Fort Wayne, Indiana (USA) -- To many, it looks like ordinary gray pea gravel. But to some in southeast Fort Wayne, it marks a religious and cultural divide.

The gravel, in the front yard of Jetavan Vihara Temple at 1204 Sylvia St. off Decatur Road, showed up a year or so ago – after neighbors...

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Celebrating Buddha's Birthday

April 29, 2007

Author: Brooke Williams

Source: Union-Tribune/Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,4042,0,0,1,0

Vista, CA (USA) -- People of all ages and backgrounds gathered at white picnic tables in the parking lot of the Vista Buddhist Temple yesterday to celebrate birthdays.

Not just the birthday of Buddha, but the birthdays that give each person a chance to bloom.

“You might say this weekend is a big...

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International Forum on Tao Te Ching Calls for Harmony

April 28, 2007

Source: People's Daily Online

http://english.people.com.cn/200704/28/eng20070428_370553.html

The week-long "International Forum on the Tao Te Ching" closed Friday with a declaration calling on building a harmonious world through the way of Tao.

The declaration said mutual respect and peaceful co-existence of different cultures, nationalities and religions are the foundations for building a harmonious world.

"May the great Tao infuse the world...

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Building a Buddhist Fellowship

April 28, 2007

Author: Mirko Petricevic

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=66,4034,0,0,1,0

KITCHENER, Ontario (Canada) -- Hands flail and voices rise at the Phommaviharam Buddhist Temple. About a dozen monks and lay people sitting around a table hash out details of an event they're staging at Kitchener City Hall next month.

At first glance, it looks like just another lively planning meeting.

But it's...

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