Interfaith

Different Faiths Gather As One

March 1, 2010

Author: Alexia Severson

Source: The Round Up

http://www.roundupnews.com/news/different-faiths-gather-as-one-1.1179004

Speakers of different religions and backgrounds shared their views with a fairly large turnout of students willing to listen Thursday night in the Otero Room of Corbett Center.

The dialogue, sponsored by the New Mexico State University Interfaith Council, featured many campus-affiliated religious...

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Senator Draws Attention to Violation Of Rights

March 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: One News Now

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.aspx?id=915562

A U.S. senator says religious intolerance appears to be on the rise in some countries.

During a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week, Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) voiced his concerns to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and claimed religious rights are being violated in many countries.
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Iraqi Christians Protest Over Killings

March 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8542326.stm

Hundreds of Iraqi Christians have taken part in protests calling for government action after a spate of killings.

At least eight Christians have been killed in the past two weeks in the volatile northern city of Mosul.

The killings prompted an appeal by Pope Benedict on Sunday for Iraqi authorities to protect vulnerable religious minorities.

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Hindu-Muslim Clash In Holi Celebrations

March 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Siasat Daily

http://www.siasat.com/english/news/hindu-muslim-clash-holi-celebrations

Tension gripped Uttar Pradesh's Badosarai town in Barabanki district Monday afternoon following a 'minor clash' between Hindus and Muslims over Holi celebrations.

No one was seriously injured in the incident, police said.

The clash between the two communities erupted when some Hindus, who were...

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Hindus Urge Massachusetts Schools for Choice In Studying Of Religious Texts

February 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The First Reporter

http://www.thefirstreporter.com/entertainment/hindus-urge-massachusetts-schools-for-choice-in-studying-of-religious-texts/

Hindus have urged Massachusetts (USA) schools to either allow students the flexibility to choose the religious text to study in the class instead of just mandating one religious text on the entire...

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EU Says Bangladesh Must Curb Violence Against Buddhists And Christians

February 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Nepal News

http://www.nepalnews.net/story/606692

The European Union has condemned last week's ethnic violence in Bangladesh. 

A number of families have been displaced from the Chittagong Hill Tract area, which has a significant Buddhist population. 

At least five people were killed and over twenty injured when a number of people from the Buddhist groups were targeted and their houses burned down....

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Singapore Taoist Federation Introduces Course to Raise Inter-Religious Understanding

February 27, 2010

Author: Dylan Loh

Source: Channel NewsAsia

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1040336/1/.html

The Singapore Taoist Federation has started a course to promote inter-religious understanding. 

It is the first formal programme by the Federation to help people learn more about Taoism.

Taoism is more than just performing rituals at temples, and this is what the Singapore...

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Obama Council Approves Recommendations to Reform, Expand Faith-Based Initiative

February 26, 2010

Author: David Waters

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/undergod/2010/02/obama_council_approves_recommendations_to_reform_expand_faith-based_initiative.html

As expected, President Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships approved a series of recommendations Friday aimed at reforming and...

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2010 Feb 19

Pluralism Project Welcomes Recent Alumna Stephanie Saldaña for Book Reading

(All day)

On Friday, February 19, 2010, the Pluralism Project co-sponsored a reading with Stephanie Saldaña from her recently published book, The Bread of Angels: A Journey to Love and Faith. Stephanie is a recent alumna of the Pluralism Project and Harvard Divinity School. The book explores the year of her Fulbright fellowship in Damascus, Syria, where she sets out to explore the role of the Prophet Jesus in Islam against the backdrop of the US-led war in Iraq. As she struggles with her own sense of vocation, she meets a French novice monk who becomes her companion along the way. Stephanie... Read more about Pluralism Project Welcomes Recent Alumna Stephanie Saldaña for Book Reading

Forces Of Faith Gather for Inaugural Monash Forum

February 24, 2010

Author: Emma Schmidt

Source: Oakleigh Monash Leader

http://oakleigh-monash-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/forces-of-faith-gather-for-inaugural-monash-forum/

A potpourri of different faiths will join against religious intolerance this Thursday.

Representatives from faiths including Islam, Hinduism, Bahai, Buddhism and different denominations of Christianity will meet for Monash...

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Germany’s Mega Passion Play Is Back, And Jews Are Watching Carefully

February 24, 2010

Author: Niels Sorrells

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/germanys_mega_passion_play_is_back_and_jews_are_watching/

With its focus on the last days of Jesus’ life, a Passion play should, by its nature, arouse passions. But here, the world’s most famous Passion play keeps stirring the wrong kind.

As it has almost every 10 years since...

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