Interfaith

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
2011 Feb 04

Research Coordinator Presents at Meeting of the Boston Chapter of the Religion Communicators Council (RCC)

(All day)

Location: 

Boston, MA, USA
On February 4, Pluralism Project Research Coordinator Erin Loeb presented on the Pluralism Project at a meeting of the Boston Chapter of the Religion Communicators Council (RCC).  Erin provided an overview of the work of the Project, followed by an in-depth introduction to World Religions in Greater Boston and Religious Diversity News, explaining their value as tools for religion communicators. The presentation was followed by a discussion about the emerging role of social media in communicating about... Read more about Research Coordinator Presents at Meeting of the Boston Chapter of the Religion Communicators Council (RCC)

Sociologists to Research 'Who is a JewBu?'

February 3, 2011

Author: Charles Radin

Source: Brandeis NOW

http://www.brandeis.edu/now/2011/february/jewbus.html

Who are the JewBus? What is a JewBu?

 

These and other, more-sophisticated questions about the meeting of the distinctive cultures, traditions and practices of Judaism and Buddhism are being asked by two members of the Sociology faculty, Associate Professor Wendy Cadge and Assistant Professor Sara Shostak, in research they began...

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Dutch Jews Want Fast Punishment For Anti-Semitism

February 2, 2011

Author: Toby Sterling

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/02/AR2011020201514_pf.html

Jewish groups in the Netherlands called Wednesday for swifter punishment for Holocaust deniers as parliament debated how to combat rising anti-Semitism.

Among other measures, a Jewish umbrella organization said it wants...

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Religious Leaders Demand Apology From West for Anti-Islam Comments

February 2, 2011

Author: Sarah Posner

Source: The Religion Dispatches Magazine

http://www.religiondispatches.org/dispatches/sarahposner/4164/religious_leaders_demand_apology_from_west_for_anti-islam_comments/

An interfaith group of religious leaders has sent a letter to freshman Republican Allen West of Florida, calling him to apologize for anti-Islam remarks he made recently on an...

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Odyssey Celebrates First Annual United Nations' World Interfaith Harmony Week

February 2, 2011

Author: Mary Dickey

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/02/02/prweb8110615.DTL

In 2010, HM King Abdullah II and HRH Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad of Jordan called on the United Nations to create World Interfaith Harmony Week. The resolution was unanimously adopted and this year marks the first annual celebration of interfaith harmony, throughout the first week of February....

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51 Organizations Tell Congress that Hearings Targeting American Muslims Are Divisive

February 1, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Advocates

http://www.muslimadvocates.org/latest/51_organizations_tell_congress.html

Today, Muslim Advocates, working in coalition with 50 faith, civil rights and human rights organizations, formally asked Congressional leaders to object to divisive hearings targeting millions of American Muslims that House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King (R-NY) has called for later this month...

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