Interfaith

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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Interfaith Services Encourage Respect Among Religions

January 31, 2011

Author: Bennett Louden

Source: The Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20110131/NEWS01/101310315/1002/NEWS

Two Christian churches included Jewish and Muslim readings in their services Sunday to demonstrate respect for other faiths and to counter recent religious conflicts.

 

The Rev. Denise Yarbrough, pastor of Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 1360 Lake Ave., was joined...

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Hsi Lai Temple Makes Preparations for Chinese New Year

January 31, 2011

Author: Richard Irwin

Source: The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_17253067

Bugs Bunny was a fount of wisdom for me in my younger years. The wisecracking rabbit always seemed to be one step ahead of all the other wacky cartoon characters. His life's philosophy subliminally wrapped up his catch phrase "What's up, Doc?"

 

The same may well be asked as the Hsi Lai Temple prepares for its biggest event of the year...

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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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