Interfaith

Interfaith Blood Drive to Be Held Sunday At Heinz Field

June 11, 2010

Author: Sally Kalson

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10161/1064517-455.stm

Religions differ, but everyone's blood is red, and it's all needed by the Central Blood Bank.

So this Sunday -- the day before World Blood Donors Day -- the region's first interfaith blood drive will take place at Heinz Field, in the Great Hall, from 2 to 7 p.m. Organizers are calling it "Sharing Faith, Sharing Life," and promising a "...

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Claremont Seminary Reaches Beyond Christianity

June 9, 2010

Author: Mitchell Landsberg

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-claremont-20100609,0,4360922.story

In a bow to the growing diversity of America's religious landscape, the Claremont School of Theology, a Christian institution with long ties to the Methodist Church, will add clerical training for Muslims and Jews to its curriculum this fall, to become, in a sense, the first truly multi-faith...

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Thousands Of South Louisianians Praying In Face Of Massive Gulf Oil Spill

June 9, 2010

Author: Bruce Nolan

Source: The Times-Picayune

http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2010/06/thousands_of_south_louisianian.html

Twice a day, precisely at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., alarms ring on dozens of cell phones, alerting those participating in the Rev. Jim Woodard's week-old Internet prayer initiative to spend one minute praying for relief from the BP Gulf oil spill.

A candlelight...

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2010 Jun 07

Advancing Interfaith and Community Service on College and University Campuses Meeting in Washington, D.C.

(All day)

Location: 

Washington, DC
On June 7, 2010, the Pluralism Project participated in a half day meeting convened by the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships on “Advancing Interfaith and Community Service on College and University Campuses.” Participants included campus leaders and chaplains, religious studies faculty and administrators, community and interfaith leaders, and students; the Pluralism Project was represented by Assistant Director Kathryn Lohre. OFBNP Deputy Director Mara Vanderslice stated that the primary goal of the... Read more about Advancing Interfaith and Community Service on College and University Campuses Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Methodist-Aligned Seminary Opens Door to Jews, Muslims to Span Divides Of Faith

June 9, 2010

Author: Mitchell Landsberg

Source: Cleveland/The Los Angeles Times

http://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/2010/06/methodist-aligned_seminary_ope.html

In a bow to the growing diversity of America's religious landscape, the Claremont School of Theology, a Christian institution with long ties to the Methodist Church, will add clerical training for Muslims and Jews to its curriculum this fall, to become, in a...

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Advancing Interfaith And Community Service On College And University Campuses

June 8, 2010

Author: Mara Vanderslice

Source: The White House

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/06/08/advancing-interfaith-and-community-service-college-and-university-campuses

Yesterday, the White House convened a dialogue on interfaith and community service with University Presidents, faculty, Chaplains, foundations, religious and community leaders and other key partners. ...

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'We’ve Got a Friend' – Obama and Interfaith

June 8, 2010

Author: Paul Knitter

Source: Union In Dialogue

http://unionindialogue.org/paulknitter/2010/06/08/weve-gotta-friend-&endash;-obama-and-interfaith/

That’s what I felt as I rode the train back from Washington, D.C. the night of June 7, after attending a meeting at the White House on “Advancing Interfaith and Community Service on College and University Campuses.”  It was organized by...

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District Court Upholds Decision of Idaho Public Schools to Ban the Use of Religious Documents in the Curriculum

June 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: National School Boards Association

http://legalclips.nsba.org/?p=159

The U.S. District Court of Idaho has ruled that the Idaho Public Charter School Commission (“the Commission”) did not violate the Constitutional rights of a charter school teacher and student by banning the use of religious documents and texts in the public school curriculum.  After being informed by a Deputy in the Attorney General’s Office that...

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Sikhs Blast 'Raghead' Comment Directed At S.C. Candidate

June 7, 2010

Author: Fernando Alfonso III

Source: Beliefnet/Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/06/sikhs-blast-raghead-comment-di.php

The "raghead" comment aimed at South Carolina gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley was unfair, uncalled for and unreasonable, Sikh advocacy groups said.

"It is a very unfortunate situation," said Gurinder Singh Mann, director of the Center for Sikh and Punjab Studies at the...

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