Interfaith

Theologians Discuss Reconciliation

February 17, 2011

Author: Isha Flores

Source: The Dartmouth

http://thedartmouth.com/2011/02/17/news/religion

To bring about peace between Christians and Muslims, the followers of both religions should realize that they worship the same God and that their greatest enemies are not each other, according to Miroslav Volf, a theology professor at Yale University Divinity School, and Ingrid Mattson, a professor of Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim relations at Hartford...

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80+ Long Island Faith Leaders Call on Rep. Peter King to Cancel Muslim Hearings

February 17, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Faith In Public Life

http://faithinpubliclife.org/content/press/2011/02/80_long_island_faith_leaders_c.html

Over 80 people of faith from Long Island, including Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and interfaith leaders, sent a letter today to Representative Peter King (R-NY), urging him to cancel his planned Congressional hearings to investigate claims of "radicalization" in the American...

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Anju Bhargava: An Interfaith Journey

February 17, 2011

Author: Anju Bhargava

Source: Odyssey Networks

http://www.odysseynetworks.org/video/odyssey-networks/anju-bhargava-an-interfaith-journey

Interfaith harmony requires first recognizing boundaries -- our own and those of others, says Anju Bhargava, founder of Hindu American Seva Charities, an Odyssey member. Then, harmony requires respecting differences and finding ways to support each other. Bhargava was a member...

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Diana Eck & Kathryn Lohre: Common Ground In the Midst Of Differences

February 16, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Odyssey Networks

http://odysseynetworks.org/video/odyssey-networks/diana-eck-kathryn-lohre-common-ground-in-the-midst-of-differences

"Diversity does not create pluralism,” says Diana Eck, director, The Pluralism Project, Harvard University. "Pluralism takes effort." Eck and Kathryn Lohre, associate director and president-elect of The National Council...

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Come…Read My Sacred Texts As If They Were Yours…

February 14, 2011

Author: Kelly Figueroa-Ray

Source: State of Formation

http://www.stateofformation.org/2011/02/come%E2%80%A6-read-my-sacred-texts-as-if-they-were-yours%E2%80%A6/

In an earlier post, I offered a reflection on the types of inter-religious encounters that, although often well intentioned, tend to be reductive and ultimately unhelpful in the development of inter-religious dialogue. This does not...

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Corvallis Mosque & Community Plant Peace Tree, Celebrating Differences

February 13, 2011

Author: Chris McKee

Source: KMTR-TV

http://www.kmtr.com/news/local/story/Corvallis-mosque-community-plant-peace-tree/i6YPvnPidU-w-DB3gXioFg.cspx

A continued show of support for the Corvallis Muslim community from the greater community on Sunday, months after arson destroyed a large part of its building.

 

"My prayer for today is just that. That we do not consider this day...

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Unitarians Turn Tragedy Into Lesson In Tolerance

February 11, 2011

Author: Travis Loller

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/11/AR2011021104261.html

When an out-of-work truck driver opened fire in a Tennessee church because it welcomed gay and multiracial families, the congregation met that hatred with love. In the process, it inspired a national campaign centered around Valentine'...

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Christians Embrace a Jewish Wedding Tradition

February 11, 2011

Author: Samuel G. Freedman

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/12/us/12religion.html?ref=religionandbelief

In a San Antonio chapel last August, after reciting their wedding vows and exchanging their rings, Sally and Mark Austin prepared to receive communion for the first time as husband and wife. Just before they did, their minister asked them to sign a document. It was a ketubah, a traditional Jewish...

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2011 Feb 09

Pluralism Project Co-Sponsors Harvard Interfaith Awareness Week

(All day)

Location: 

Cambridge, MA, USA
The Pluralism Project was one of several co-sponsors of Harvard Interfaith Awareness Week, February 7-11, coinciding with the first-ever annual UN World Interfaith Harmony Week. On February 9, the Pluralism Project sponsored a screening of Fremont, USA: A City’s Encounter with Religious Diversity. Dr. Diana Eck offered introductory remarks, and Pluralism Project Research Director Elinor Pierce – who co-directed... Read more about Pluralism Project Co-Sponsors Harvard Interfaith Awareness Week

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