Interfaith

Working to Boost Social Activism Among Muslims

January 1, 2011

Author: Nomi Morris

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs-community-20110101,0,6014477.story

For the first 15 years of his working life, Naim Shah Jr. was the personal assistant to the imam at Masjid Ibadallah, a mosque in Los Angeles. He helped with Friday sermons and religious classes and dealt primarily with his Muslim congregants.

 

But for the last six...

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First Atheist Invocation In Colorado

December 28, 2010

Author: Kiernan Maletsky

Source: The Denver Westword

http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2010/12/atheist_invocation_city_council_colorado.php

An atheist will give the invocation at Grand Junction City Council's first meeting of 2011. It will be the crowning achievement of a two-and-a-half-year effort by the Western Colorado Atheists & Freethinkers to get their voice heard at City Hall. And it will be the...

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Multi-Faith Chaplains to Make House Of Commons More Inclusive

December 26, 2010

Author: Jonathan Wynne-Jones

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/8224923/Multi-faith-chaplains-to-make-House-of-Commons-more-inclusive.html

John Bercow has backed the creation of a team of multi-faith chaplains, which will also include representatives of the Hindu, Buddhist and Jainist religions.

 

Members of the House...

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Church Plan In Hometown Of Confucius Draws Protest

December 25, 2010

Author: Cara Anna

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/25/AR2010122500060.html

China's officially atheist government wants to build a Christian church in the hometown of Confucius to help foster a relationship between an ancient philosophy and the country's fastest-growing religion. But suddenly, it's not going so...

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TSA Scanners, Pat-Downs Particularly Vexing for Muslims, Other Religious Groups

December 23, 2010

Author: Tara Bahrampour

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/22/AR2010122202919.html

As Erum Ikramullah prepared to head to Reagan National Airport on Thursday for a flight, she mulled over two distasteful choices: the body scanner or the pat-down?

 

Ever since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a trip to the airport has been fraught for...

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Wiccans Gather to Celebrate Winter Solstice

December 21, 2010

Author: Kerry Steiner

Source: The Odenton Patch

http://odenton.patch.com/articles/wiccans-gather-to-celebrate-winter-solstice

Religious and spiritual practices have been around for thousands of years and are considered by most to be a deeply personal choice. The chapels on Fort Meade offer both traditional and, some might say, untraditional ways for people to worship according to their faith.

The three chapels...

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Buddhist Religious Leaders Bring Cheer to Elderly Folk

December 18, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Star

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=56,9762,0,0,1,0

A group of 40 Buddhist monks and novitiates displayed their spirit of giving and sharing by distributing food and provisions to elderly residents at Little Sisters of the Poor, Home for the Aged.

 

They were led by Mahindarama Buddhist Temple chief priest Ven E. Indaratana Maha Thera and Ven Dr K....

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Bridging the Great Divide

December 17, 2010

Author: Ali Khan Mahmudabad

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/7115308.cms?frm=mailtofriend

Headlines around the world often announce the arrival of Muharram with stories of bloodshed. Iraq and Pakistan are two particularly dangerous places where participating in processions to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain is tantamount to walking into a battle zone. Yet, people still come...

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Arizona Interfaith Movement Comes Out With a Unique Interfaith Book

December 16, 2010

Author: Jaswant Singh Sachdev

Source: Sikhnet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/arizona-interfaith-movement-comes-out-unique-interfaith-book-0

We all are acutely aware that with each passing day our world keeps on getting further fragmented into smaller segments as a result of race, religion, caste, country or culture. In order to build bridges, therefore, one may have to depend upon an act of divine...

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Canadian Schools Deck the Halls With Diversity

December 16, 2010

Author: Shannon Proudfoot

Source: The Regina Leader-Post

http://www.leaderpost.com/life/Canadian+schools+deck+halls+with+diversity/3984456/story.html

Across Canada, December means a sensitive balancing of different cultural and religious traditions for many schools and teachers -- while for others, the run-up to Christmas looks much as it always has, filled with letters to Santa, Christmas ornament crafts...

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