Christianity

"Life to the Full," a Commentary on the Life of Krister Stendahl by James Carroll

April 21, 2008

Author: James Carroll

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2008/04/21/life_to_the_full/

WHAT TO say when a beloved friend dies? Krister Stendahl - once the Harvard Divinity School dean, Lutheran Bishop of Sweden, distinguished theologian, husband and father, man of God - would not have been troubled by mere silence. Krister knew how the mysteries of...

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"The Vatican: Beyond the Abrahamic Dialogue," a Commentary by Eboo Patel

April 20, 2008

Author: EBOO PATEL

Source: Newsweek/Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/eboo_patel/2008/04/the_vatican_beyond_the_abraham.html

As usual, Jews and Muslims got all the headlines when it came to the Pope’s interfaith meetings.

But one of the most interesting things to me about the interfaith event that I attended on Thursday (read my discussion of it here), was the...

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Pope Supports RP’s Interfaith Initiative Before UN

April 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: INQUIRER.net

http://globalnation.inquirer.net/news/breakingnews/view/20080419-131433/Pope-supports-RPs-interfaith-initiative-before-UN

Pope Benedict XVI supports the country’s interfaith initiative when he urged the General Assembly on Friday (New York time) to support inter-religious dialogue as a means to help the world body achieve its goals of...

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Scripted Interreligious Encounter Sparks Spontaneous Remarks

April 18, 2008

Author: Regina Linskey

Source: Catholic Explorer/Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicexplorer.com/explore4325/nationworld/scripted-interreligious-encounter-sparks-spontaneo.shtml

After Pope Benedict XVI addressed about 200 interreligious leaders at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington April 17, the scripted encounter with the pope turned into something resembling a town-...

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Interfaith Coalition Urges Court to Strike Detroit Church Grants

April 18, 2008

Author: Michael Hess

Source: BBS News

http://bbsnews.net/article.php/20080418192103351

Using public funds to repair Detroit houses of worship violates the U.S. Constitution and threatens the independence of religious groups, a coalition of religious and civil liberties groups has told a federal appeals court.

In a friend-of-the-court brief filed today, seven organizations urged the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rule against aid to...

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"Pope, Dalai Lama Show Role of Faith in Changing Societies," a Commentary by Eric O. Hanson

April 18, 2008

Author: Eric O. Hanson

Source: Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_8969561

del.icio.usdel.icio.usDiggDiggRedditRedditYahooMyWebYahooMyWebGoogleGoogleFacebookFacebookWhat's this? RePrintPrint Email Pope, Dalai Lama show role of faith in changing societies By Eric O. Hanson Article Launched: 04/18/2008 01:32:01 AM PDT

For 10 days the United States has become the religious-political capital of the world, hosting visits by the...

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US Hindu Leaders Defend Their Meeting with Pope

April 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sify News

http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=14651007

Most Hindu leaders in the US have decided to attend an inter-faith meeting with the Pope, who is visiting the country, even as some religious groups plan protests against what they claim is aggressive proselytisation by certain Christian denominations.

Hindu and Jain leaders are among the 200 religious representatives attending the meeting called "Peace Our...

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U.S. Report Hits North Korea on Religious Rights

April 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Chosun Ilbo/VOA

http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200804/200804160026.html

A new U.S. government report says North Korea's denial of religious freedoms continues to be widespread and brutal. As VOA's Kent Klein reports from Washington, U.S. officials are calling for global pressure on Pyongyang to change its behavior.

The report is titled “A Prison Without Bars.” The...

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Council of Churches: Fitna Distorts Islam

April 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Star

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/4/16/nation/20080416193031&sec=nation

The Council of Churches Malaysia on Wednesday expressed concern over the release of the controversial movie Fitna made by Dutch Member of Parliament Geert Wilders.

“The film, which is now posted on the web, highly criticises Islam, setting verses from the Quran against a...

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