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Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education (CIRCLE)

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 2 August 2018.

Phone: 617-964-1100
Email: shessler@ants.edu
Website: http://www.hebrewcollege.edu/circle
History Founded in 2008 with a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, the Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education (CIRCLE) is a joint initiative of Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) and Hebrew College. CIRCLE’s mission is... Read more about Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education (CIRCLE)

Myths Obscure Voodoo, Source Of Comfort In Haiti

February 19, 2010

Author: Samuel G. Freedman

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/20/world/americas/20religion.html

Barely 18 hours after an earthquake devastated Haiti on Jan. 12, the Rev. Pat Robertson supplied a televised discourse on the nation’s history, theology and destiny. Haiti has suffered, he explained, because its rebellious slaves “swore a pact with the devil” to overthrow...

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Canadian Pentecostal Performs Rare Multi-Faith Role At Games

February 18, 2010

Author: Douglas Todd

Source: The Vancouver Sun

http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Canadian+Pentecostal+performs+rare+multi+faith+role+Games/2579654/story.html

David Wells readily admits Pentecostal Christians are not exactly famous for leading multi-faith efforts.

After all, the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, which Wells heads, has close ties to the large Assemblies of God...

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Interfaith Service In Delray Beach Remembers Haiti Earthquake Victims

February 18, 2010

Author: Julius Whigham II

Source: The Palm Beach Post

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/interfaith-service-in-delray-beach-remembers-haiti-earthquake-251730.html

More than a month has passed since the earthquake that devastated Haiti, but many members of the local Haitian community are still coming to terms with the impact of the disaster, Joseph Bernadel said tonight before an interfaith...

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Wiccan Chaplain Battles for State Recognition

February 18, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Beliefnet/Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/02/wiccan-chaplain-battles-for-st.php

A volunteer Wiccan chaplain is headed to a federal appeals court in an attempt to get California to hire prison clergy outside five religious categories.

Supported by interfaith scholars and church-state separationists, the Rev. Patrick McCollum argues that the state policy has the "...

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Under Indonesia’s Surface, An Intricate Quilt Of Faiths

February 17, 2010

Author: Norimitsu Onishi

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/18/world/asia/18indo.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

As if on cue, the two Buddhist monks in saffron robes appeared one late afternoon recently, seemingly out of nowhere, to complete the picture of Indonesia’s religious past and present.

The visitors stood at the edge of a large fenced-off pit where a ninth-century Hindu temple had...

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Some Taoist Temples Prove All-Embracing

February 17, 2010

Author: Loa Iok-sin

Source: Taipei Times

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2010/02/17/2003466084

Walking into the three-story Glorious Pantheons (光正萬教宮) in Chiayi City, the temple looks similar to most other Taoist temples in the nation, with elaborately decorated pillars, a traditional roof and numerous statues of deities on the altars. However, upon taking a closer look at the altar, one difference becomes clear...

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Divorcing Couple War Over Child's Religion

February 16, 2010

Author: Cynthia Dizikes and Kristen Mack

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-interfaith-divorce-20100216,0,2673258.story

Rebecca Reyes opened an e-mail from her estranged husband in November to learn to her shock that he had their 3-year-old daughter baptized in the Catholic Church even though she said the couple, in happier times, had agreed to raise her in the Jewish...

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Interfaith Day Of Service Builds Community Spirit

February 16, 2010

Author: Leonel Sanchez

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/feb/16/interfaith-day-service-builds-community-spirit/

More than 200 Christians, Muslims, Jews and other faithful from around the county gathered yesterday at Balboa Park to work for a common good. They cleaned up the place.

Along the way, they got to know each other better and drew wisdom from their...

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Students Meet to Foster Interfaith Understanding

February 14, 2010

Author: Steve Maynard

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/religion/story/1069904.html

College students of wide-ranging faiths from across the country worked toward the common goal of understanding religious diversity Saturday at the University of Puget Sound.

In one group, five students of different faiths – Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Unitarian Universalist and Jewish – talked in the college cafeteria...

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Vandalism At Nashville Mosque Pulls Faiths Together

February 14, 2010

Author: Natalia Mielczarek

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20100214/NEWS06/2140356/Vandalism+at+Nashville+mosque+pulls+faiths+together

At least 150 people, including spiritual leaders from several faiths, spent Saturday morning at the Islamic Center of Nashville learning about the world's second-largest religion and pledging their support for local Muslims...

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