Interfaith

Church Pushes for Tolerance, Understanding Among Muslims and Christians

January 3, 2011

Author: Sarah Dopson

Source: The Montgomery Village Patch

http://montgomeryvillage.patch.com/articles/church-pushes-for-tolerance-understanding-among-muslims-and-christians

With religious differences at the root of so many worldly conflicts, members of Christ the Servant Lutheran Church are promoting tolerance at home and trying to bridge the gap in interfaith understanding.

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Where Rooting For the Ravens Means Wearing a Purple Turban

January 3, 2011

Author: Ron Cassie

Source: The Dundalk Patch

http://dundalk.patch.com/articles/where-rooting-for-the-ravens-means-wearing-a-purple-turban

Fall and winter Sundays are hectic at Dundalk's North Point Liquor & Bar. Fans come early to buy carry out beer and other supplies when the Baltimore Ravens are playing on television, loading up for home parties.

Others duck into the bar to watch the game on the...

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Jacksonville Imam’s Interfaith Work Hooks Gov.-Elect Rick Scott

January 2, 2011

Author: Jeff Brumley

Source: The Florida Times-Union

http://jacksonville.com/news/florida/2011-01-02/story/jacksonville-imam%E2%80%99s-interfaith-work-hooks-gov-elect-rick-scott

Jacksonville Imam Enrique Rasheed sees no spiritual or political contradictions in praying for and with conservative Christians and Republicans, many of whom are openly distrustful of Muslims these...

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Bangor Churches Look to the East, Teach Courses Such as Tai Chi

January 2, 2011

Author: Judy Harrison

Source: The Bangor Daily News

http://www.bangordailynews.com/story/bdn/Bangor-churches-look-to-the-East-teach-courses-such-as-tai-chi,162933

Once a week a small group of men and women gathers in the parlor of the Hammond Street Congregational Church for group meditation.

 

A block away at Grace United Methodist Church on Union Street, a retired...

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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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