Interfaith

Stanford Faith Groups Unite In Wake Of Sukkah Vandalism

November 5, 2009

Author: Sue Fishkoff

Source: San Francisco Jewish Community Publications

http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/40426/stanford-faith-groups-unite-in-wake-of-sukkah-vandalism/

Stanford University’s Jewish community celebrated the first night of Sukkot by eating the traditional festive meal inside the sukkah they put up every year.

The next morning, on Oct. 3, a student walked into the sukkah...

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Hindus Ask for a Disclaimer With James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’

November 5, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Merinews

http://www.entertainmentandshowbiz.com/avatar-hindus-ask-for-a-disclaimer-with-james-camerons-avatar-2009111822418

Concerned Hindus have asked James Cameron to attach a disclaimer in the beginning and end of his forthcoming film “Avatar”, saying that it has nothing to do with Hinduism or its concepts.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in...

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Malaysia Rejects Call to Release 10,000 Bibles

November 4, 2009

Author: Julia Zappei

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h3eYxFp52iokYsD4r33qYcI26BBQD9BOMPH80

The Malaysian government has refused to release 10,000 Bibles confiscated for using the word "Allah" to refer to God, a banned translation in Christian texts in this Muslim-majority country, an official said Wednesday.

An official...

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Tunis Hosts Conference On Islamic-Christian Dialogue

November 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Tunisia Online News

http://www.tunisiaonlinenews.com/?p=28050

One of the tenets of Tunisian political and cultural life is the promotion of the dialogue of civilization and religions. In this context a conference was held on Saturday in Tunis on the theme “Islamic-Christian dialogue: a challenge or an opportunity”. The event was chaired by the Jean Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious...

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Religions Call for Climate Action

October 30, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8333250.stm

Leaders from across the UK's religious communities have said there is a "moral imperative" to tackle global warming.

Leaders from the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Baha'i, Jain and Zoroastrian faiths called on G20 nations to cut greenhouse gases.

They said climate change posed a "very real threat to the world's poor"....

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KC Young People Reach Out for Interfaith Understanding

October 30, 2009

Author: Bill Tammeus

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/255/story/1540453.html

The thermometer said 97 that fierce day in late June. The sun was pitiless.

So the group of youths (with adult helpers) planning some interfaith events found refuge in the back of the Foo’s custard shop at 95th and Mission, spooning down triple-threat chocolate concretes and sundaes covered with snappy raspberries. 

Federico...

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Malaysia Seizes 15,000 Copies Of the Bible: Church Leader

October 29, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jRbfxoI0f3Krsopr3g56tt27qwWg

Malaysian authorities have seized some 15,000 bibles imported from Indonesia because they use the word "Allah" as a translation for God which is banned here, a church leader said Thursday.

"The church uses the bible and it is part of the...

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SoCal Christian, Muslim Leaders Launch 'Standing Together' Church-Mosque Study Program

October 28, 2009

Author: Edina Lekovic

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Coucil

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=946

When is the last time you heard of a structured study group made up of Christians and Muslims from neighboring churches and mosques? After undergoing their own mutual education in the two faiths, Southern California Imam Jihad Turk and LA Episcopal Diocese Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord led a group of Muslim and Christian leaders as they developed a 7-part study guide to...

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Buddhist Killed, Burned In Thailand's Deep South

October 28, 2009

Author: Ploy Ten Kate

Source: Reuters

http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-43494720091028

A Buddhist man was shot dead as he repaired a motorcycle on Wednesday in Thailand's far south and his body was set on fire, police said, the latest deadly violence in the Muslim-majority region.

The body of the 37-year-old man in Pattani province was found in a motorcycle shop at around 11:30 a.m. (0430 GMT). Police said he was...

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Hindu Community Inaugurates Temple

October 27, 2009

Author: Jim Tatum

Source: The Berkeley Independent

http://www.berkeleyind.com/culture/Hindu-community-inaugurates-temple2009-10-27T06-08-17

Indian Americans living in the Lowcountry now have a place to gather, worship, and pass on cultural heritage, thanks to the efforts of a dedicated group of people.

Some 325 people came together last week to celebrate two important events: the Inauguration of the...

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US State Department Gives Mixed Review Of Religious Freedom In Bulgaria

October 27, 2009

Author: Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Source: The Sofia Echo

http://www.sofiaecho.com/2009/10/27/805451_us-state-department-gives-mixed-review-of-religious-freedom-in-bulgaria

ntolerance by Bulgarian local authorities of non-Orthodox Christian religious groups and anti-Semitic messages by Volen Siderov’s Ataka party are among issues raised in the US state department’s annual...

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Interfaith Prayer Service Conducted In Toronto

October 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Jewish Tribune

http://www.jewishtribune.ca/TribuneV2/index.php/200910272254/Interfaith-prayer-service-conducted-in-Toronto.html

About 100 people from synagogues, mosques and churches gathered last week at the Church of the Transfiguration for an historic service of Evensong (the traditional Anglican late-afternoon/evening service), sponsored by the...

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2nd Suspicious Fire Destroys Religious Center

October 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WFTV

http://www.wftv.com/countybycounty/21436433/detail.html

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A massive fire destroyed an Orlando religious center just after midnight Tuesday and officials say it is the second fire in three days. Investigators are saying that an arsonist is likely to blame.

Flames were shooting from the roof when a police officer drove by and saw the Baha'i Center of Orlando on Hillcrest Street near Colonial...

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