Interfaith

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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Non-Religious Group Offers Alternative

November 30, 2010

Author: Karissa Bursch

Source: The Crimson White

http://www.cw.ua.edu/2010/11/30/non-religious-group-offers-alternative/

There are many religious organizations on campus that cover a wide spectrum of faiths, sects and beliefs. However, where do students go who consider themselves non-religious?

 

The University’s student-led atheist and agnostic organization, Alabama Atheists and Agnostics, or AAA, is a...

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2010 Oct 25

Research Director Participants in OneJax Interfaith Conversation Panel

(All day)

Location: 

Jacksonville, FL
On October 25, 2010, the Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, FL hosted a panel event entitled, “Can We Talk? An Interfaith Conversation to Celebrate the Oneness of Humanity.” The event was a collaborative effort by Baptist Health, OneJax and the Interfaith Council of Jacksonville. Research Director Elinor Pierce was among the... Read more about Research Director Participants in OneJax Interfaith Conversation Panel

New Central La. Immigrant Center In Alexandria

November 29, 2010

Author: Karina Vailes

Source: USA Today/The Town Talk

http://content.usatoday.net/dist/custom/gci/InsidePage.aspx?cId=indystar&sParam=35161823.story

Immigrants in Central Louisiana now have a place to go to in Alexandria to get help on immigration issues.

 

Three religious organizations, a faith-based agency and members of the community gathered Tuesday to officially open the Central...

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Oxford Shows Off Its Multicultural Roots

November 29, 2010

Author: Rhianne Pope

Source: The Oxford Times

http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/8706002.Oxford_shows_off_its_multicultural_roots/

Oxford showed its multicultural roots, with a feast of music, dancing and entertainment – designed to show how people from all religions can work together.

The ‘Yours Faithfully’ event at the Town Hall was organised by the Oxford Council of Faiths and featured...

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Uganda Rabbi Hopes to Be First Jew In Parliament

November 26, 2010

Author: Jennifer Lipman

Source: The Jewish Chronicle

http://www.thejc.com/news/world-news/41836/uganda-rabbi-hopes-be-first-jew-parliament

A Ugandan Jew who grew up under Idi Amin is aiming to become the first member of his community to be elected to the country's parliament.

When Ugandans go to the polls in February Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, 41, hopes to be chosen to represent the mostly Muslim area of...

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Five Projects Receive 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture; Oleg Grabar Receives Chairman’s Award

November 24, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Aga Khan Development Network

http://www.akdn.org/Content/1032

The five projects selected for the 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced at a ceremony held at the Museum of Islamic Art today. His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani the Emir of Qatar and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser joined His Highness the Aga Khan in presiding over the ceremony.

The five projects selected by the 2010 Master Jury are...

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Night Of Gratitude Calls for Peace, Love

November 21, 2010

Author: Jennifer Kabbany

Source: The Californian

http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/murrieta/article_21822bec-0d6c-557b-b5ff-0e18efb806ac.html?mode=story

A cornucopia of faiths came together Sunday night to observe the Thanksgiving season, a celebration of diversity marked with speeches, stories, songs and skits calling for Southwest County residents to love their enemies and be grateful for their...

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Diverse And Divided, but Praying as One

November 21, 2010

Author: Peter Applebome

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/22/nyregion/22towns.html?ref=religion_and_belief

When he was asked to present a six-word bio at an interfaith breakfast recently, Rabbi Mark Sameth of the Pleasantville Community Synagogue came up with this: “Nashville songwriter turned rabbi: Who knew?”

 

Maybe it took a country-and-western rabbi to put...

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