Interfaith

Buddhists Welcome Hindu Statesman Zed to Bodhi Day Commemoration In Nevada

December 6, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NewsTrack India

Wire Service: ANI

http://newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/194046

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Buddhists welcomed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed to their Bodhi Day commemoration at Reno Buddhist Church (Nevada, USA) on December five.

 Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, talked about some important events in Gautama Buddha's life and briefed...

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Religious Groups Rally Behind Traditional Marriage

December 6, 2010

Author: Daniel Burke

Source: BeliefNet

Wire Service: RNS

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/12/religious-groups-rally-behind.php

As a federal appeals court in California heard opening arguments in a landmark gay marriage case on Dec. 6, a rare coalition of religious leaders released a public letter promoting marriage as "the faithful union of one man and one woman."

 

Leaders...

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Interfaith Prayer Service Celebrates Diversity During the Holidays

December 5, 2010

Author: Heather Ah San

Source: The Oregon Daily Emerald

http://www.dailyemerald.com/scene/interfaith-prayer-service-celebrates-diversity-during-the-holidays-1.1820319

The board members behind Eugene's Interfaith Prayer Service view the holiday season as a time for religious tolerance, understanding and dialogue.

 

Since it was created in 2001, the Interfaith Prayer...

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Buddhist Monastery In Bolivia to Host About 100 Monks Next Year

December 3, 2010

Author: Andrew Dunn

Source: The Buddhist Channel/StarNews Online

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,9715,0,0,1,0

In a patch of woods tucked off a Bolivia road, the monks are building teepees. Each one is formed from a few of the spindly pines that fill their 22 acres. In a few months, they will be guest accommodations of a spartan sort.

 

In June, the Wat Carolina Buddhist monastery, the only temple in...

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Muslims Integral to American Seminaries

December 2, 2010

Author: Joshua Stanton

Source: The Middle East Online/Common Ground News Service

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=42846

Seminaries, higher education institutions where professors of religion and religious leaders train students to become clergy, have been present in the United States for centuries. Because seminary students are generally being trained as religious leaders who will oversee congregations, their seminary education has a...

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Reflections of Religious Understanding

December 2, 2010

Author: Alicia M. Moulton

Source: Bringham Young University Alumni News

http://magazine.byu.edu/?act=view&a=2701

Andrew J. Kosorok (BFA ’04) leans over a panel of glass, on which he etched an intricate floral motif. This piece is called Al-Mu’mim, Inspirer of Faith. It represents the growth of God’s creations as they react to trials and blessings.

 

The Harold B. Lee Library recently displayed eight of Kosorok’s...

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Many Faiths, Common Action

December 2, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PRNewswire

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/many-faiths-common-action-111203724.html

Over 90 leaders of faith, health and development organizations from across the world gathered at Washington National Cathedral and at a meeting at the White House to recommend new ways to work together to deliver aid and care to the poorest people. The group formally launched the "Global Initiative...

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Fostering Religious Respect At the U.S. Air Force Academy

December 1, 2010

Author: Arielle Gingold

Source: The Interfaith Alliance

http://interfaithalliance.org/fallnewsletter10/410-fosteringrespectairforceacademy

In mid-November, Rev. Gaddy and I had the privilege of attending a conference on religious respect at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Rev. Gaddy as a participant and I as an observer. We were part of a diverse group of invitees from a...

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Religion, Peace And Development: Afghanistan And Pakistan

December 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu America Seva Charities

http://www.hinduamericanseva.org/Press-release/December-1-2010

Hindu American Seva Charities, the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University and the World Faiths Development Dialogue will host a student-led roundtable to explore ways in which the faith-based communities can actively bring peace and prosperity in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Atheist or Agnostic, a Place for Humanists

December 1, 2010

Author: Rich Barlow

Source: Boston University Today

http://www.bu.edu/today/node/11962

John McCargar found religion fascinating by the time he was seven, an age when most children would sooner eat broccoli than attend church. “I was a strange kid,” he says with a laugh. Growing up, he sampled a number of religions—from Christianity to Deism—and by the time he got to BU, he was a Mormon.

2010 Nov 10

Workshop with MIT Addir Fellows

(All day)

In November 2010 Summer Fellow Brendan Randall offered a case study workshop to the MIT Addir Fellows during their fall retreat. The Addir program’s mission is “to equip individuals of different faiths with the skills to engage with and understand those from whom they differ; to enhance inter-group relations on the MIT campus, and to deepen individuals’ self-awareness.” The Fellows discussed “Adding Eid,” a Pluralism Project case study about a decision by the Cambridge Public...

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Residents Show Support for Oregon Mosque After Fire

December 1, 2010

Author: Jeff Barnard

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/30/AR2010113000743.html

Steady rain Tuesday didn't stop people from attending a candlelight vigil in support of an Islamic center targeted by an apparent hate crime after a teen who occasionally worshipped there was accused of planning mass killings in...

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