Interfaith

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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UK Heads Of Religion Call for Release Of Iran's Seven Baha'i Leaders

October 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/795

Britain's most prominent heads of religion have called for the release of the seven Baha'i leaders serving prison sentences in Iran.

 

A statement by the United Kingdom's religious leaders – describing the sentencing of the seven as a "gross violation of the fundamental human right to freedom of religion" – was signed by, among others, the...

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'It’s Not Race, It's Faith,’ Says Muslim and Sikh Interfaith Project

October 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Asian Image

http://www.asianimage.co.uk/news/united_kingdom/8435902._It___s_not_race__it_s_faith_____says_Muslim_and_Sikh_interfaith_project/

Discrimination against different faiths is more of a problem than racial discrimination, said members of a new interfaith project in West London.

 

Racial differences once formed...

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In Fierce Opposition to a Muslim Center, Echoes of an Old Fight

October 7, 2010

Author: Paul Vitello

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/08/nyregion/08zero.html?ref=religion_and_belief

Many New Yorkers were suspicious of the newcomers’ plans to build a house of worship in Manhattan. Some feared the project was being underwritten by foreigners. Others said the strangers’ beliefs were incompatible with democratic principles.

Concerned residents staged...

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Inter-Faith Council Condemns West Bank Mosque Burning

October 6, 2010

Author: Judith Sudilovsky

Source: ENI

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=4467

The Council of the Religious Institutions of the Holy Land has expressed "grave concern" over the 3 October burning by militant Israeli settlers of a mosque in the West Bank village of Beit Fajar near Bethlehem.

 

"The CRIHL strongly condemns these and similar acts of vandalism and arson which have taken place in the past year," said the council in a...

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Ceremony Marks Opening Of CSWR Meditation Room

October 6, 2010

Author: Jonathan G. Beasley

Source: The Harvard Gazette

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2010/10/ceremony-marks-opening-of-cswr-meditation-room/

The Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School dedicated its new nondenominational meditation room in a ceremony on Monday, Oct. 4. New CSWR director Francis X. Clooney presided over the event, which drew a large audience composed of...

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Interfaith Artists to Feature Exhibit In Rockville

October 6, 2010

Author: Mimi Liu

Source: Gazette.net

http://www.gazette.net/stories/10062010/rocknew220306_32550.php

A group of Jewish and Muslim artists has put aside religious differences and ideologies to create an interfaith art exhibit highlighting the similarities between the beliefs.

 

"Art Without Borders: A Celebration of Humanity" will open today and run through Oct. 17 at the Executive Office Building in downtown Rockville...

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Jewish Settlers Replace Korans Burnt In West Bank

October 5, 2010

Author: Joseph Nasr

Source: Reuters

http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/10/05/jewish-settlers-replace-korans-burnt-in-west-bank/

Jewish settlers on Tuesday gave new copies of the Koran to Palestinians in a West Bank village whose mosque was burned in an attack blamed by Palestinians on militants in the settler movement.

 

Several copies of Islam's holy book were scorched in the...

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'Bosniaks' Bring Piece of Home to Boise In Newly Opened Mosque

October 3, 2010

Author: Bethann Stewart

Source: The Idaho Statesman

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/10/03/1365007/bosniaks-bring-piece-of-home-to.html

Vacant and neglected for four years, a former church building on the corner of Cloverdale and Lake Hazel roads in Southwest Boise now glows bright white and green from new paint.

 

The Islamic arches along the porch are about as common here as the rolling...

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Multiple Faiths Gather for OC's Blessing Of Waves

October 3, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The San Jose Mercury News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_16243089

Hundreds of Californians joined surfing priests and religious leaders from multiple faiths Sunday to honor the ocean and protest coastal pollution.

 

The third annual Blessing of the Waves was held the Orange County surfing mecca of Huntington Beach to recognize the...

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First Look Inside the Proposed Islamic Center

October 2, 2010

Author: Anne Barnard

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/03/nyregion/03muslim.html?_r=2&ref=religion_and_belief

Visitors to the upper floors of the Muslim community center planned for near ground zero would walk through lofty spaces — for art exhibitions, for contemplation and prayer, for programs on interreligious dialogue, for a 9/11 memorial — as sunlight streams through...

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On Gandhi’s Birthday, GreenFaith Announces Hindu And Jain Scholar In Residence

October 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Greenfaith

http://greenfaith.org/media/press-releases/on-gandhi2019s-birthday-greenfaith-announces-hindu-and-jain-scholar-in-residence

On the anniversary of Gandhi’s birthday, GreenFaith is pleased to announce that Dr. Pankaj Jain has become GreenFaith’s Hindu and Jain Scholar in Residence, and will work with GreenFaith to strengthen...

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