Interfaith

MPAC Commends L.A. City Council for Unanimous Passage Of Resolution On Religious Pluralism, Islamophobia

December 15, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)

http://www.mpac.org/programs/government-relations/mpac-commends-l.a.-city-council-for-unanimous-passage-of-resolution-on-religious-pluralism-islamophobia.php

The Muslim Public Affairs Council congratulates the City of Los Angeles for standing up against the nationwide spread of...

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Lutherans, Sikhs Break Bread Together And Learn What They Have In Common

December 14, 2010

Author: Jeff Parrott

Source: Sikhnet/The South Bend Tribune

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/lutherans-sikhs-break-bread-together-and-learn-what-they-have-common

It would have been easy Sunday for Kathy Coleman to dwell on the differences between the Sikhism religion and her own Lutheran faith.

 

After all, upon entering the Sikh Cultural Society of Indiana’s Gurudwara, or place of...

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Jain or Hindu? Finding a Distinct Religious Identity In a Multi-Faith Society

December 13, 2010

Author: Nikhil Bumb

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nikhil-bumb/jain-or-hindu-finding-a-d_b_794001.html

On the first day of college we were handed an optional Religious Identification Form to complete. Very simply, the form asked if we chose to identify with any of the listed religions or "Other," with a place to fill in what "Other" meant to us, and whether we wished to be contacted by campus...

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Hialeah Churches Set to Honor San Lázaro

December 13, 2010

Author: Laura Isensee

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/12/13/1971382/hialeah-churches-set-to-honor.html

Kneeling on a purple vinyl cushion, 22-year-old Vicky Valdez lit a candle and bowed her head in silent prayer before an image of San Lázaro, one of her beloved saints.

The statue of an old, sick man — robed in purple, leaning on crutches and flanked by two dogs —...

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Indian Church, Archdiocese Clash Over Mass Elements

December 13, 2010

Author: Rose French

Source: The Minneapolis Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/faith/111828634.html?elr=KArks7PYDiaK7DU2EPaL_V_9E7ODiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aULPQL7PQLanchO7DiUr

Buffalo hide adorns the altar. Sage is burned to help cleanse the heart, soul and mind. Ojibwe and Lakota languages are used in many of the prayers and songs. Traditional Indian elements like these...

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Because Pluralism Is Our Fundamentalism

December 12, 2010

Author: Robert Kolker

Source: The New York Magazine

http://nymag.com/news/articles/reasonstoloveny/2010/70056/

The Anti-Defamation League called the plan to build a Muslim community and prayer center two blocks from ground zero “counterproductive to the healing process.” Catholic Archbishop Timothy Dolan suggested the mosque’s developers find another site. But while some in the religious world equivocated, the leaders...

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How Should Christians Cope With 'Christmas Wars?'

December 8, 2010

Author: Douglas A. Hicks

Source: The Washington Post

http://onfaith.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2010/12/return_of_the_christmas_wars.html

Welcome back to the "December dilemma" death match -- the 2010 edition. In this corner are the self-proclaimed defenders of Christmas, ready and organized to denounce anyone who says "Happy Holidays." In the other corner are a more motley crew of retailers,...

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Area Leaders Celebrate Diversity With Taste Of Interfaith

December 6, 2010

Author: Michele Marcott

Source: The Shreveport Times

http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20101206/NEWS01/12060322/Area-leaders-celebrate-diversity-with-Taste-of-Interfaith

Religious and community leaders from northern and central Louisiana gathered Sunday at Lakeview United Methodist Church to celebrate the diversity of their communities and recognize the efforts of Northern...

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