Interfaith

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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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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