Interfaith

Christians, Pagans Compete (Gently) for Salem's Souls

October 20, 2010

Author: G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Source: News OK

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.newsok.com/christians-pagans-compete-gently-for-salems-souls/article/feed/203799

Paying customers were lined up outside witch houses and psychic parlors when 20-year-old Casey Sholes of Willimantic, Conn., finally stumbled across a place offering dream interpretations for free.

 

Inside...

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A Question of Appearances: Obama Will Bypass Sikh Temple On Visit to India

October 19, 2010

Author: Lydia Polgreen

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/20/world/asia/20india.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

The Golden Temple, a sprawling and serene complex of gleaming gold and polished marble that is the spiritual center of the Sikh religion, is one of India’s most popular tourist attractions. Revered by Indians of all faiths, it is a cherished emblem of India’s religious diversity. So it...

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Crossroads Of Antiquity Can’t Decide On New Path

October 18, 2010

Author: Steven Lee Myers

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/20/world/middleeast/20ezekiel.html?ref=religion_and_belief

This small town, shaded by date palms on a bend of the Euphrates River, has been revered as a holy place for centuries — by Jews, by Muslims and, for periods of peace, at least, by both. “The old democracy,” as the local police chief put it.

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Candidates for Governor Debate Issues At Interfaith Forum

October 17, 2010

Author: Travis Andersen

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2010/10/candidates_for_1.html

The state's four gubernatorial candidates faced tough questioning tonight on a range of issues -- including their commitment to helping Haitian refugees, combating youth violence, and cracking down on banks violating usury laws -- during a forum organized by an interfaith group.

 

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Report On Imam Denounced

October 15, 2010

Author: Niraj Warikoo

Source: The Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/article/20101015/NEWS05/10150327/Report-on-imam-denounced

A range of religious and civil rights leaders -- Christian, Muslim and African American -- blasted a Department of Justice report Thursday that cleared FBI agents in the shooting death of a Muslim leader, saying it was incomplete and failed to examine the use of undercover informants in...

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Interfaith Groups Hold 'Oneness Of Humanity Celebration'

October 15, 2010

Author: Jeff Brumley

Source: The Florida Times-Union

http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2010-10-15/story/religion-notes-interfaith-groups-hold-oneness-humanity-celebration

OneJax, the Interfaith Council of Jacksonville and Baptist Health will host a panel discussion about how people of different faiths can live together from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25 at Baptist Medical...

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Vatican Interfaith Conference: Keynote Remarks

October 14, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: White House Office of Faith Based and Community Partnerships

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/10/14/vatican-interfaith-conference-keynote-remarks

This week, Joshua DuBois and Mara Vanderslice joined the United States Ambassador the Holy See, Dr. Miguel Diaz, in Rome for an international conference on interfaith action. The conference focused on how religoius and community...

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Muslim Performs Durga Puja In This Kolkata Locality

October 14, 2010

Author: Kamalendu Bhadra

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/6745225.cms?frm=mailtofriend

Shahid Ali is a Muslim priest who will perform the rituals at a Durga Puja this year. But that's not the only reason we're writing about him. Like the deity he will worship, Shahid and the humble locality he stays in, are a symbol of the victory of good over evil, of humanity over divisive faith and...

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Ayodhya Verdict Demands Forward-Looking Focus

October 11, 2010

Author: Abhishek Raman

Source: The Washington Post

http://onfaith.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/eboo_patel/2010/10/with_this_partition_its_now_ti.html#more

I can still recall the night of December 7th, 1992, when I witnessed human suffering and death for the first time. Streets around New Delhi were deserted due to the curfew imposed by the military. I sat with my parents at the dinner table and...

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Dealing With Death: An Interfaith Approach

October 11, 2010

Author: Chris Bergeron

Source: The Weston Town Crier/Gatehouse News Service

http://www.wickedlocal.com/weston/features/x1722969031/Dealing-with-death-An-interfaith-approach

After decades visiting hospices around the world, Rabbi Earl Grollman said the question terminally ill patients ask most often is "Why me?"

 

"It's more than a question. It's a cry of pain," said the rabbi emeritus...

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Dalai Lama to Focus On Peace Among Religions In Silicon Valley Visit

October 8, 2010

Author: Joe Rodriguez

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_16291170

In a region hamstrung by a stunted economy, besieged by dirty campaign ads and ever mindful of terrorist threats, here comes the Dalai Lama with a message of personal compassion and religious kinship.

Events of the four-day visit to Silicon Valley by the Tibetan Buddhist leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate are mostly sold out, a sign he...

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ADL Leaders Defend Opposition to Mosque Near Ground Zero

October 7, 2010

Author: David Abel

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2010/10/adl_president_d.html?p1=News_links

Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, was confronted at the organization’s annual meeting today in Boston by members who suggested his opposition to a proposed Islamic center near the site of the terrorist attacks in New York has sullied the...

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