Interfaith

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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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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