Interfaith

Multi-Faith Youth Prepare for Leadership

March 23, 2010

Author: Lorraine Connolly

Source: Community Newswire

http://www.communitynewswire.press.net/article.jsp?id=6627084

Fifteen young people from across the region have been chosen to take part in Leicester's first multi-faith leadership residential programme.

The young men and women, between the ages of 16 and 25, were selected for their dedication to community service and passion for global causes. They include representatives from...

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Buddhist Leaders Attend Indonesia's Muslim Congress Opening

March 23, 2010

Author: Bagus BT Saragih

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Jakarta Post

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=58,9022,0,0,1,0

The opening ceremony of the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) congress Tuesday represents the largest Islamic organization’s commitment to religious harmony. Wearing orange monk’s robes, two Buddhist leaders stole the spotlight among the thousands of NU members participating in the congress.

One of...

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Hindus, Muslims Rebuild Shrines And Peace In Bareilly

March 22, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sify News

http://sify.com/news/hindus-muslims-rebuild-shrines-and-peace-in-bareilly-news-national-kdwqEbhjdde.html

If the recent riots made Bareilly cry for peace, the trouble-torn district in western Uttar Pradesh is now witnessing a rare show of communal harmony now -- Muslims taking up the construction of a damaged temple and Hindus joining hands to restore a mazar...

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A Synagogue’s Unveiling Exposes a Conundrum

March 21, 2010

Author: Michael Slackman

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/22/world/middleeast/22egypt.html?src=me

Down a winding alley, deep in a quiet neighborhood of rutted roads and donkey carts, where food vendors sold cheap sandwiches and children chased after a soccer ball, an extraordinary moment passed here with little notice: Jews and Muslims, Israelis and Egyptians sat together and celebrated their shared...

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North Miami Beach May Recognize Religious Holidays

March 19, 2010

Author: Nadege Charles

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/03/18/1536221/north-miami-beach-may-recognize.html

The North Miami Beach council may issue proclamations recognizing religious holidays -- but only to those who practice ``legal'' religions.

In specifying which religions deserve recognition by the city, North Miami Beach could leave itself vulnerable to accusations of favoritism,...

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Holi Finds Mention In US Congress

March 19, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Holi-finds-mention-in-US-Congress/593081

Holi, the festival of colours, has found mention in the US Congress with an American lawmaker from New York terming it as a "visually stunning" event. 

Holi is a time when communities come together after a long winter to welcome the spring harvest, Congressman Steve Israel said in the House of...

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Euless to Get Nepalese Community Center With Hindu, Buddhist Temples

March 19, 2010

Author: Diane Smith

Source: Star-Telegram

http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/03/19/2053578/euless-to-get-nepalese-community.html

Long known as a popular place to live for Tongans and other Pacific Islanders, Euless is also a hot spot for Nepalese immigrants.

So much, in fact, that Euless Boulevard will soon be sprouting Hindu and Buddhist temples.

Four acres along Euless Boulevard will soon...

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Asheville Mother Grove Goddess Temple to Celebrate Spring Equinox

March 19, 2010

Author: Carole Terrell

Source: Citizen-Times

http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20100319/LIVING/303190029

After making it through the harsh winter, people in Western North Carolina are looking forward to the warm sun of spring. Some are preparing to celebrate the season's change with an ecumenical ritual.

Saturday officially marks the first day of spring, being the day of the spring equinox.

Members of Mother Grove...

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Matzah And Mass: Interfaith Families Tackle Their Passover-Easter Dilemma

March 18, 2010

Author: Amanda Pazornik

Source: San Francisco Jewish Community Publications

http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/57478/matzah-and-mass-interfaith-families-tackle-their-passover-easter-dilemma/

When Cathy Polinsky and Russell Belfer host a seder at their San Mateo home, the Haggadah at everyone’s place is, in a way, a reflection of the group assembled around the table. 

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New Jersey State Board Of Education Approves Pagan/Wiccan Holidays for the 2010-2011 School Year

March 17, 2010

Islamic Society Will Return to Interfaith Conference Of Greater Milwaukee

March 16, 2010

Author: Annysa Johnson

Source: Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/features/religion/87990642.html

The Islamic Society of Milwaukee, which suspended participation in the area's largest interfaith group over an incident late last year, said it will return to the organization and begin talks aimed at ensuring such slights don't occur in the future.

The society, which represents about 15,000 Muslims, distanced itself from the...

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Parliament of the World’s Religions (2009)

The world is shrinking. International videoconferences, YouTube, email, Facebook, nonstop international flights, Skype and so forth are indicators of modern globalization. People from all parts of the world are interacting with unprecedented speed, frequency, and ease, yet all of these modern amenities come at a great cost to our planet. As a result, religious people and faith communities are attempting to grapple with the many challenges and opportunities that arise out of this new interconnected global reality.

The Parliament of the World’s Religions is the largest...

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