Interfaith

Forging Friendships Between Muslims, Jews And Christians

November 11, 2010

Author: Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan

Source: The Herald Sun

http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/10243262/article-Forging-friendships-between-Muslims--Jews-and-Christians?instance=homesixthleft

Rabbi John Friedman said that Judaism can be broken down into two basic camps. One builds high walls, the other opens doors. Friedman, senior rabbi at Judea Reform...

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Obama Lauds Indonesia as a Model Of Religious Tolerance

November 10, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CNN

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/11/09/indonesia.obama/

Indonesia and the United States share principles of unity and tolerance and both can benefit from strengthened ties that will bolster trade and combat terrorism, President Obama said in a highly anticipated speech Wednesday.

The address at the University of Indonesia was considered a highlight of Obama's two-day stop in the...

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Centennial Gathering Opens With Joy And Celebration

November 9, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The National Council of Churches

http://www.ncccusa.org/witnesses2010/ga2010.110810.htm

The Centennial Gathering of the National Council of Churches and Church World Service opens today with a crowded schedule that begins with greetings from Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson and concludes tonight with a sermon by Archbishop Gregory Michael Aymond of New Orleans.

 

The...

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Interfaith Health Fair Offers Open Hearts

November 8, 2010

Author: Elisha Anderson

Source: The Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/article/20101108/NEWS01/11080465/1322/Interfaith-health-fair-offers-open-hearts

A married mother of four needed a checkup to make sure things were OK with her health. She knows she has high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, diabetes and severe allergies.

 

"I have health issues I can't play with,"...

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Lives Of Fear for Iraqi Christians

November 7, 2010

Author: Jim Muir

Source: BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11707281

A week after the worst single disaster to afflict Iraq's Christians in modern times, the Catholic cathedral in central Baghdad where the killing took place was back in business.

With its windows still smashed and walls scarred and pocked by blasts and bullets, the building had been quickly cleaned up in time for a service at exactly the same hour as the...

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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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