Interfaith

Air Force Chaplains Enlist Theology School In Effort to Help Service Members With PTSD

January 31, 2011

Author: Dan Elliott

Source: The Minneapolis Star Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.startribune.com/nation/114858504.html?elr=KArks:DCiUMEaPc:UiacyKUzyaP37D_ncyD_2yckUr

A Colorado theology school is teaching Air Force chaplains to consider the religious beliefs of servicemen and women to better help them cope with post-traumatic stress.

 

The goal is to...

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Religious Leaders Promote Interfaith Harmony

January 30, 2011

Author: Ren Zhongxi

Source: China.org

http://www.china.org.cn/china/2011-01/30/content_21847513.htm

China's five national religious associations gathered in Beijing on January 28 to issue a Joint Declaration on Promoting Religious Harmony. Representatives from the Buddhist Association of China, the Taoist Association of China, the Islamic Association of China, the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association and the China Christian Council...

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Muslims and Jews Join Forces to Tackle Religious Hatred

January 27, 2011

Author: Nasser Hanif

Source: The BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12294215

Jewish and Muslim students are joining forces to tackle anti-Semitism and Islamophobia on university campuses - in a bid to spread a message of tolerance.

 

One of those with first-hand experience of religious hatred is Yassir, who as a student in 2004 was abused as he set off for his mosque in London. Four teenagers spat at him and called him "Bin Laden".

Wandsworth College Promotes Religious Diversity

January 27, 2011

Author: James Trueman

Source: Wandsworth Guardian

http://www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/news/8812926.College_promotes_religious_diversity/

Students from South Thames College were given the opportunity to increase their awareness of different communities as part of Multi-Faith Week.

The initiative, which took place between January 17-21, aimed to encourage students to learn about the UK’s distinct...

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Sikh Shrine In Baghdad Lives On In Memories

January 26, 2011

Author: Anwar Faruqi

Source: Yahoo News

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110126/wl_mideast_afp/religionsikhsiraqindiashrine

A desolate courtyard surrounded by fields of mournful graves is all that remains of an ancient shrine to the Sikh faith?s founder Guru Nanak inside a sprawling Muslim cemetery in Baghdad.

 

War, insurgents or looters have wiped any trace of a historical footnote that had preserved...

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Fight Emerges Over Yoga's Religious Roots

January 25, 2011

Author: Wes Little

Source: CNN Belief Blog

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/25/fight-emerges-over-yogas-religious-roots/

Sheetal Shah, an official with the Hindu American Foundation, hears a lot about the physical practice of yoga these days - but not much about its religious roots.

 

So her group, which seeks to provide what it calls "a progressive voice for American Hindus," recently mounted...

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Long Island Muslims Fear Their Congressman's Hearings Could Flame Islamophobia

January 24, 2011

Author: William Wan

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/23/AR2011012304448.html?hpid=topnews

They called it a summit to teach Muslims how to fight prejudice and fear. But all day long, fear was inescapable in the fluorescent-lit meeting hall of the Long Island mosque.

 

The top issue on everyone's mind this month at the Islamic...

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Opponent Of NY Islamic Center Becomes Advocate for Mosques Nationwide

January 24, 2011

Author: Dan Gilgoff

Source: CNN Belief Blog

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/24/opponent-of-ny-islamic-center-becomes-advocate-for-mosques-nationwide/?hpt=Sbin

When the Anti-Defamation League - a leading Jewish group devoted to fighting anti-Semitism and "all forms of bigotry" - came out against the construction of an Islamic center and mosque near New York's ground zero last...

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Sri Lankan Religious Leaders Form Peace Body

January 24, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The CathNews India

http://www.cathnewsindia.com/2011/01/24/sri-lankan-religious-leaders-form-peace-body/

The prime minister and religious leaders in Sri Lanka have jointly formed a peace body to promote communal harmony within the country.

 

Prime Minister Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Jayaratne and Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and Muslim religious leaders inaugurated the...

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