Interfaith

Students Adjust Religious Values to Accommodate College Life

November 20, 2009

Author: Graham Rogers

Source: The Tufts Daily

http://www.tuftsdaily.com/students-adjust-religious-values-to-accommodate-college-life-1.2093123

Most students probably do not arrive on the Hill their freshman year expecting to be enveloped in religious fervor. Indeed, popular perceptions of college hedonism don’t seem conducive to quiet spiritual reflection, and students suddenly confronted with the...

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City Celebrates Interfaith Week

November 19, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sheffield Telegraph

http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/City-celebrates-interfaith-week.5837465.jp

Sheffield has been joining celebrations of the first interfaith week in the UK. Pupils from across the city took part in displays of unity and activities included Burngreave hosting a day of 'Faith, Work and Food in Fellowship', co-ordinated by Burngreave Ashram.

More than...

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Candles Lit At Jewish Centre for Mumbai Attacks Victims

November 18, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jlom3-NbKJ1eT6p34vmeY88gzkPA

Faith leaders on Tuesday gathered at a Jewish religious and cultural centre in Mumbai to light candles to those who died in last year's deadly terror attacks on the city.

The candles were lit after a moment of silence to remember the six people...

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Muslims And Hindus Find Common Ground In College

November 18, 2009

Author: Courtney Bowerman

Source: United Press International

http://www.upi.com/Features/Culture_Society/2009/11/18/Muslims-and-Hindus-find-common-ground-in-college/12584872894928/

Despite a long history of political and religious strife in India, Hindus and Muslims studying at Michigan State University say ethnic similarities are helping them overcome traditional differences....

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Exhibition: Extraordinary Faiths And Traditions Practised Across Britain

November 17, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/exhibition-extraordinary-faiths-and-traditions-practised-across-britain-1822174.html

Beautiful photographs by journalist Jeremy Hunter are to be exhibited in London today in celebration of religious diversity. 

From pagan horn dancers in Staffordshire to...

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Muslim Neighbours Attend a Hindu Marriage Ceremony In Jammu And Kashmir

November 17, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/india-news/muslim-neighbours-attend-a-hindu-marriage-ceremony-in-jammu-and-kashmir_100276076.html

Hundreds of Muslims attended a Hindu marriage ceremony here on Monday.

Gatoo, the only Hindu Pundit family residing in the area dominated by Muslims, received a lot of help and support...

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Plans for Multifaith Center In the Works

November 17, 2009

Author: Laura Smith

Source: The Pendulum

http://www.elon.edu/pendulum/Story.aspx?id=2978

In about two years, Elon University students will be able to take a larger part in religious life on campus.

Faculty and students are currently in the planning process for a multifaith center, which would accommodate all different religions as well as religious organizations on campus.

Vice President and Dean of Student Life Smith Jackson and music...

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Voters Press Senate Candidates At Interfaith Forum

November 16, 2009

Author: Jenna Russell

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2008/articles/2009/11/16/khazei_pagliuca_say_proposed_interest_rate_cap_too_low/

The four Democrats running for the US Senate met last night with almost 800 members from Boston area congregations, who demanded they commit to a platform of actions, including capping interest rates and restoring health...

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New Intercultural Guide for Health Workers

November 16, 2009

Author: Elaine Edwards

Source: The Irish Times

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2009/1116/breaking70.htm

A new guidebook published by the Health Service Executive (HSE) will offer practical advice for healthcare workers dealing with people from diverse religions and cultures.

The HSE today published the Health Services Intercultural Guide , which was developed under its National Intercultural...

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Interfaith Fest Brings Together Different Voices

November 15, 2009

Author: Richard Chang

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/news/interfaith-219517-orange-choir.html

Voices from markedly different faiths and cultures unified and filled the halls at Temple Beth El Sunday night.

Nearly 1,000 people gathered at the Jewish synagogue for the sixth annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Musical Festival. The event, presented by the Interfaith Councils of Central Orange County,...

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Interfaith Week Tackles Tensions

November 15, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8361002.stm

The first interfaith week is being held in England, to strengthen relations and awareness.

The government - which is supporting the event - said it hoped religious communities could help tackle problems such as the environment and parenting.

Communities Secretary John Denham said the co-operation of faith groups played an important role in reducing...

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The Wonders And Worries When Traditions Converge

November 15, 2009

Author: Ellen McCarthy and Sally Quinn

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/12/AR2009111211580.html

We'll get ready, soon, to decorate the Christmas tree. Or light the menorah. Or celebrate Kwanzaa.

Ready to honor whatever tradition we hold most dear -- unabashedly filling our homes and lives with the spirit of the season.

Unless, of course, there's...

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Celebration Highlights Loudoun's Diverse Faiths

November 15, 2009

Author: James Hohmann

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/13/AR2009111304549.html

Loudoun County religious leaders privately wrestled with how to address the shootings at Fort Hood, Tex., in the days before a long-planned interfaith celebration drew together more than 175 people from six faiths in Leesburg last Sunday.

For three years, the monthly...

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Interfaith Response to Ft. Hood Incident

November 14, 2009

Author: J. Samia Mair

Source: Boston Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/x-9968-Baltimore-Muslim-Examiner~y2009m11d14-Interfaith-response-to-Ft-Hood-incident

Below is an interfaith response to the Ft. Hood incident:

With other Americans across the country we have heard with heavy hearts the news reports of the tragic shooting at Ft. Hood, Texas this past Thursday. Our hearts and prayers...

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