Interfaith

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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Faith Schools Attacked Over Staff

November 14, 2009

Author: John McManus

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/8359414.stm

The government is facing criticism over claims that it allows faith schools to refuse jobs or promotion to staff with different, or no, spiritual beliefs.

The National Secular Society is arguing at its conference that current legislation discriminates against well qualified, non-religious teachers,

The Department for Children, Schools...

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Copts Between the Rock Of Islamism And a Hard Place

November 13, 2009

Author: Michael Binyon

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article6916192.ece

The first two months of the Coptic new year have been a sombre time for Egypt’s ancient Christian community. The new year fell on the inauspicious date of September 11. And a spate of attacks on this large and downtrodden community by Islamist extremists or villagers giving a religious pretext to petty quarrels have...

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Malaysia Catholic Paper Loses Permit Amid 'Allah' Row

November 12, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: mysinchew.com

http://www.mysinchew.com/node/31412

Malaysia's weekly Catholic newspaper has lost its publishing permit for next year amid a long-running dispute over its use of the word "Allah", the editor said Thursday.

The loss of The Herald's permit comes as it prepares for a High Court hearing on December 14 in a legal battle between the Catholic Church and the authorities over the use of the world "Allah" in the paper's...

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Non-Christians Focus On Secular Side Of Christmas

November 10, 2009

Author: Nick Hytrek

Source: Sioux City Journal

http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/lifestyles/leisure/article_9914761e-ce50-11de-98cf-001cc4c03286.html

Many of us have undoubtedly heard someone urging folks to tone down the commercialism of the holiday season and "keep Christ in Christmas."

But what if you're not among those who follow Jesus Christ? What if you believe in another god or no god at...

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Campus Faith Groups Host Religious Awareness Week

November 9, 2009

Author: Lauren Olens

Source: Student Life

http://www.studlife.com/news/2009/11/09/campus-faith-groups-host-religious-awareness-week/

Religious groups on campus will be hosting events this coming week to raise awareness about different religions and bring the Washington University community together under the umbrella of pluralism.

Pluralism Week will start off on Monday with a panel of rabbis to discuss...

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Crossing Over: Locals Step Beyond Faith Divide to Learn About Other Religions

November 7, 2009

Author: Matt Vande Bunte

Source: The Grand Rapids Press

http://www.mlive.com/living/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2009/11/crossing_over_locals_step_beyo.html

Learning about other religions is a little bit like picking up a second or third language, mused a senior minister at Grand Rapids’ Fountain Street Church.

It’s dipping your toes into a faith you may only have heard about in a cursory way...

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