Interfaith

American Indian and Christian Beliefs Blend At Michigan Church

October 29, 2010

Author: Paul R. Kopenkoskey

Source: The Huffington Post

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/29/american-indian-and-christian_n_775645.html

Smoke wafts upward as the Rev. Mike Peters blows on the Knick-Knick, a sacred herbal blend of spearmint leaves, red willow bark, sage, sweet grass and bayberry bush.

 

"As the smoke goes up, the Creator's...

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2010 Oct 21

Welcome to Shelbyville Film Screening and Panel Discussion

(All day)

Location: 

Cambridge, MA, USA
On Thursday, October 21, 2010, the Pluralism Project screened the documentary film “Welcome to Shelbyville” for a diverse audience of Harvard students, staff, and faculty, local civic and religious leaders, representatives from immigrant advocacy groups, and members of the Greater Boston community. Directed and produced by Kim Snyder and executive produced by BeCause Foundation in association with Active Voice, "Welcome to Shelbyville takes an intimate look at a southern town as its residents – whites and African... Read more about Welcome to Shelbyville Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Interfaith Council Expresses Support For Mosque

October 26, 2010

Author: Aaron Claverie

Source: The Californian

http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/temecula/article_8a46c558-d70d-5425-b660-f8ab6c793889.html

Members of the local Interfaith Council, men and women of different colors and creeds, offered their support for the construction of a mosque in Temecula during a lecture Tuesday night at the city's recreation center.

"I believe it will be a blessing," said Larry...

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Obama's Trip to India: Sikhs Are Not Muslims

October 25, 2010

Author: John L. Esposito and Sheila B. Lalwani

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=42151

News that President Obama may skip a visit to the Golden Temple, the holy shrine to millions of Sikhs on his upcoming trip to India, is a sign of the confused times in which we find ourselves.

 

Part of the requirement for entering the Golden Temple - a sprawling and serene complex of polished marble that...

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Rise In Paganism In Southeast Valley Mirrors U.S. Trend

October 23, 2010

Author: Nancy Puffer

Source: The Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/community/gilbert/articles/2010/10/22/20101022southeast-valley-paganism-on-rise.html

Advocates of paganism say it is on the rise in the "Southeast Valley, mirroring a nationwide trend of growth in nature-based religions. Many local followers have been celebrating their beliefs and seeking the same acceptance and respect as...

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'Three Faiths' At New York Public Library

October 22, 2010

Author: Edward Rothstein

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/23/arts/design/23faiths.html?_r=2&ref=religion_and_belief

The sweep of the new exhibition at the New York Public Library — “Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam” — is stunning. It stretches from a Bible found in a monastery in coastal Brittany that was sacked by the Vikings in the year 917, to a 1904...

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At Mosques, Inviting Non-Muslims Inside to Ease Hostility Toward Islam

October 22, 2010

Author: Kirk Semple

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/23/nyregion/23mosques.html?ref=religion_and_belief

Brother Abdullah was working the sidewalk outside the Omar Ben Abdel-Aziz Mosque in Jamaica, Queens, on Friday, looking for the curious, fearful, idle and confused.

 

It was an hour into a two-hour open house intended to dispel ignorance and promote neighborliness and...

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Making Hospital Chapel Welcoming to All Faiths

October 21, 2010

Author: Scott James

Source: The New York Times/The Bay Citizen

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/22/us/22bcjames.html?_r=1&ref=religion_and_belief

Looking resplendent in red vestments, the Rev. John Jimenez conducted mass on Monday before about 20 congregants and reminded them the date was the Feast of St. Luke. “Luke is the patron saint of doctors,” he said, “so it has some special meaning here in the...

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School Looks to Lead By Example In Creating a Tolerant and Accepting Society

October 20, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Nottingham Post

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/news/School-looks-lead-example-creating-tolerant-accepting-society/article-2775805-detail/article.html

When visiting a Church of England School the last thing I expected to see was a Hindu Shrine, set up next to a line of Islam prayer mats and facing the Sikh book of worship.

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Orthodox Jews Urge Quebec to Abandon Proposed Niqab Ban

October 20, 2010

Author: Rheal Seguin

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/orthodox-jews-urge-quebec-to-abandon-proposed-niqab-ban/article1766182/

Quebec's Orthodox Jewish community appeared for the first time on Wednesday before a National Assembly committee, taking up an unexpected cause - fighting a bill that would ban the wearing of the Muslim niqab when...

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