Interfaith

Statues, Ceremonies Create County's First Hindu Temple

November 5, 2010

Author: Tom Kisken

Source: The Ventura County Star

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/nov/05/statues-ceremonies-create-countys-first-hindu/

Priests sitting on a cushioned platform chanted in Sanskrit. Women in saris danced. Husbands and wives washed marble statues of Lord Shiva and other Hindu gods in holy water from the Ganges River.

 

On a sweltering Friday, in a business park behind the Ventura...

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Name Debate Echoes an Old Clash of Faiths

November 4, 2010

Author: Rachel Donadio

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/05/world/europe/05cordoba.html?ref=religion_and_belief

The great mosque of Córdoba was begun by the Muslim caliphs in the eighth century, its forest of pillars and red-and-white striped arches meant to convey a powerful sense of the infinite. With the Christian reconquest of Spain in the 13th century, it was consecrated as a...

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Out of Many, One: Diwali Illuminates Unity

November 4, 2010

Author: Anju Bhargava

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anju-bhargava/out-of-many-one-diwali-il_b_778973.html

Diwali is a joyous festival of lights, celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Buddhists (Dharmic traditions) and the festive spirit expressed by those of "any, all and no faith." Though celebrated for different reasons, it has evolved from a pan-Indian festivity uniting multicultural...

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Legal Status Foreseen for Christianity In Buddhist Bhutan

November 4, 2010

Source: The Buddhist Channel/CDN

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=40,9652,0,0,1,0

For the first time in Bhutan’s history, the Buddhist nation’s government seems ready to grant much-awaited official recognition and accompanying rights to a miniscule Christian population that has remained largely underground.

The authority that regulates religious organizations will discuss in its next meeting – to be held by the end of December...

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Diwali Festival Reaches Across Cultures

November 3, 2010

Author: Douglas Todd

Source: The Vancouver Sun

http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Diwali+festival+reaches+across+cultures/3768473/story.html

The shops and restaurants in Vancouver's Punjabi Market are laying out tables this week covered with candles, fireworks, sweets and saris to prepare for the popular festival of Diwali on Friday.

 

Marked by street signs in both the English and Punjabi...

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Atheist Students Find Their Place In the Interfaith Movement

November 2, 2010

Author: Chris Stedman

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-stedman/atheist-students-find-the_b_775707.html

Atheists are leading the charge for interfaith cooperation. If that sounds contradictory, allow me to confirm: I just saw it with my own eyes.

 

Last weekend, more than 200 college students and 100 faculty and staff from across the United States converged in...

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Festival Of Lights Brightens Night Sky

November 1, 2010

Author: Nicole Azores-Gococo

Source: The Emory Wheel

http://www.emorywheel.com/detail.php?n=28940

Members of the Hindu Students Association (HSA) brought the colorful joy and festivity of Indian culture to Emory’s campus through Friday evening’s celebration of Diwali. Food, entertainment and education about Hindu tradition and beliefs helped more than 400 Emory student attendees share the beautiful and enlightening significance of the...

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Island Hindu Community Steps Up For Pakistan Flood Victims

November 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Staten Island Advance

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/11/island_hindu_community_steps_u.html

In a gesture of interfaith and international compassion, Staten Island's Hindu community has come together to bring some measure of relief to victims of the Pakistani floods.

Several dozen boxes of supplies were sent to the region yesterday, in a gesture, members of the community...

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On an Indian Reservation, a Garden of Buddhas

October 31, 2010

Author: Jim Robbins

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/01/us/01monks.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

On a rural American Indian reservation here, amid grazing horses and cattle, a Buddhist lama from the other side of the world is nearing completion of a $1.6 million meditative garden that he hopes will draw spiritual pilgrims.

 

 

“There is something pure and powerful about this landscape,...

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