Interfaith

Muslim Student Union Members Shocked By Suspension

June 14, 2010

Author: Deepa Bharath and Ellyn Pak

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/news/university-253265-union-student.html

UC Irvine's Muslim Student Union members say a year-long suspension came as a shock and that the university's action would deny Muslim students a sense of community, according to a statement released Monday afternoon.

“Suspending the MSU would undoubtedly create a chilling effect and...

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Faith Is Needed to Stop Spill, Activist Says

June 14, 2010

Author: Raymond Legendre

Source: The Daily Comet

http://www.dailycomet.com/article/20100614/FEATURES12/100619609?Title=Faith-is-needed-to-stop-spill-activist-says

A few dozen people stood on a stretch of Grand Isle beach Sunday afternoon, hoping that what they were about to receive in their cupped hands would end the oil spill that has caused so much suffering and uncertainty.

Six...

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Religion, iPhone Mingle With Spiritual Apps

June 14, 2010

Author: Bob Smietana

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20100614/NEWS06/6140327/1022/NEWS05

Before the Rev. Roderick Belin gets ready to preach, he grabs his Bible and his iPhone.

He uses the mobile device to look up Bible verses and theology texts and to alert him if his sermon runs too long. If he forgets the words to a hymn, his phone can save the day. That's what happened on a...

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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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