Interfaith

Faith Leaders In Sweden Form Council to Support Religious Freedom

May 6, 2010

Author: Stephen Brown

Source: Ecumenical News International

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=4056

A national interfaith council has been created in Sweden to highlight the role of faith groups in creating understanding and to respond to those who are hostile to religion. 

"We want to strengthen the freedom to believe in and practise religion, both individually and in fellowship, but we also want to be a voice...

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Well-Attended National Day Of Prayer Celebration In San Rafael Promotes Understanding And Unity

May 6, 2010

Author: Christian Goepel

Source: Marin Independent Journal

http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_15032413

Amid controversy about the constitutionality of the National Day of Prayer, members of Marin congregations gathered in record numbers Thursday to find common ground and inspiration at an interfaith prayer breakfast.

"I think people are seeking something in these tough times ... they are looking for something with a message and meaning," said the...

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Well-Attended National Day Of Prayer Celebration In San Rafael Promotes Understanding And Unity

May 6, 2010

Author: Christian Goepel

Source: Marin Independent Journal

http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_15032413

Amid controversy about the constitutionality of the National Day of Prayer, members of Marin congregations gathered in record numbers Thursday to find common ground and inspiration at an interfaith prayer breakfast.

"I think people are seeking something in these tough times ... they are looking for something with a message and meaning," said the...

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Many Religious Faiths Represented On Prayer Day

May 5, 2010

Author: Mirko Petricevic

Source: The Record

http://news.therecord.com/News/Local/article/706801

Angela Nicolini stood to the side as representatives of various religious faiths took turns approaching the microphone to pray.

Afterward, she was pleased with how the Abilene Interfaith Council’s participation in the National Day of Prayer had gone. She was especially pleased that the group had been able to show “what it means to...

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Many Religious Faiths Represented On Prayer Day

May 5, 2010

Author: Mirko Petricevic

Source: The Record

http://news.therecord.com/News/Local/article/706801

Angela Nicolini stood to the side as representatives of various religious faiths took turns approaching the microphone to pray.

Afterward, she was pleased with how the Abilene Interfaith Council’s participation in the National Day of Prayer had gone. She was especially pleased that the group had been able to show “what it means to...

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Catholics And Buddhists Join In Quake Aid Effort

May 5, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CathNews Asia

http://www.cathnewsasia.com/2010/05/05/catholics-and-buddhists-join-in-quake-aid-effort/

Catholic relief workers are cooperating with Tibetan Buddhist lamas to bring relief aid to the earthquake victims in Qinghai province.

By the end of April, the joint operations had delivered five electricity generators and 30 tons of fresh vegetables to Yushu county, the...

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Catholics And Buddhists Join In Quake Aid Effort

May 5, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CathNews Asia

http://www.cathnewsasia.com/2010/05/05/catholics-and-buddhists-join-in-quake-aid-effort/

Catholic relief workers are cooperating with Tibetan Buddhist lamas to bring relief aid to the earthquake victims in Qinghai province.

By the end of April, the joint operations had delivered five electricity generators and 30 tons of fresh vegetables to Yushu county, the...

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Billboard Campaign Takes Aim At National Day Of Prayer

May 4, 2010

Author: Mark Barna

Source: Colorado Springs Gazette

http://www.gazette.com/articles/national-98160-aim-prayer.html

Colorado Springs’ reputation as a stronghold of Christian conservatism has created a backlash in the form of reoccurring billboards sponsored by groups that support the separation of church and state.

The latest billboard campaign in the Springs is funded by the Freedom From Religion Foundation...

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Billboard Campaign Takes Aim At National Day Of Prayer

May 4, 2010

Author: Mark Barna

Source: Colorado Springs Gazette

http://www.gazette.com/articles/national-98160-aim-prayer.html

Colorado Springs’ reputation as a stronghold of Christian conservatism has created a backlash in the form of reoccurring billboards sponsored by groups that support the separation of church and state.

The latest billboard campaign in the Springs is funded by the Freedom From Religion Foundation...

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Show Of Strength Against Symbols Of Hate

May 3, 2010

Author: Keith Edwards

Source: The Kennebec Journal

http://www.kjonline.com/news/show-of-strength-against-symbols-of-hate_2010-05-02.html

A swastika amateurishly scrawled in blue paint and stretching across both lanes of Outer Highland Avenue, near a Jewish family's home, should not be taken as representative of the community, several church leaders said Sunday.

Nor should it be taken lightly.

"When...

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Workplace Religious Freedom Bill Finds Revived Interest

May 3, 2010

Author: Lauren E. Bohn

Source: Beliefnet/Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/05/workplace-religious-freedom-bi.php

More than a decade after it was first introduced, an on-again off-again bill to protect employees' religious expression in the workplace is attracting renewed attention that could lead to action on Capitol Hill in coming weeks.

The Workplace Religious Freedom Act would revise and...

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Malaysia Top Court Hears Landmark Religious Dispute

May 3, 2010

Author: Razak Ahmad

Source: Reuters

http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-48177820100503

Malaysia's highest court began proceedings on Monday on a landmark inter-religious child custody dispute whose outcome could further raise political tension in this mainly Muslim country.

The Federal Court heard objections by lawyers representing an ethnic Indian couple fighting each other for custody of their two children and...

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