Interfaith

Jewish, Muslim Students Promote Peace At 8th Annual Interfaith Dinner

October 15, 2009

Author: Ann Shapiro

Source: The GW Hatchet

http://media.www.gwhatchet.com/media/storage/paper332/news/2009/10/15/News/Jewish.Muslim.Students.Promote.Peace.At.8th.Annual.Interfaith.Dinner-3804182.shtml

The eighth annual Interfaith Dinner Wednesday night featured performances and foods from the Muslim and Jewish traditions and promoted a message...

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Latest Fla. Court Battle Centers Around Teenage Convert

October 13, 2009

Author: Amy Green

Source: Religion News Service

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

First there was Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban boy torn between two nations. Then there was Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged woman torn between two families. Now comes Rifqa Bary, the teenage runaway torn between two faiths.

If you’re...

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Jews Court Hispanic Evangelicals

October 10, 2009

Author: Tony Castro

Source: Los Angeles Daily News

http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_13536323

The idea of Francis Siciliano learning Hebrew, studying the Torah and observing Jewish services in a synagogue doesn't seem out of the ordinary on the Westside of Los Angeles.

Except that Siciliano is pastor of a Latino evangelical church in North Hollywood whose lively, born-again Christian services bear a sharp contrast to the ages-old traditions of Judaism...

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Another Inter-Faith Dialogue Between Christians And Hindus Soon

October 9, 2009

Author: Babu Thomas

Source: Christian Today

http://in.christiantoday.com/articles/another-inter-faith-dialogue-between-christians-and-hindus-soon/4606.htm

Another inter-faith dialogue between Hindus and Christians is soon to be underway in Mumbai. 

Following the June 12 meet this year, the two major religious groups are to come to the table again on January 2010, bringing to...

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Diverse Faith Groups Team Up to Help Disaster Victims

October 9, 2009

Author: Angela Abbamonte

Source: The Houston Chronicle/Religion News Service

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6660087.html

More than 20 faith-based organizations, from Scientologists to Buddhists to Catholics, have come together to produce a guide on addressing the spiritual and emotional needs of disaster victims.

The document was released by the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, an...

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HPD Investigating Possible Hate Crime At Mosque

October 8, 2009

Author: Lindsay Wise

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/new/6658660.html

The FBI and Houston police are investigating a possible hate crime after someone scrawled anti-Islamic remarks on the wall of a southwest Houston mosque.

About 4 p.m. Wednesday, an unidentified man entered the Turkish Center Mosque at 9301 W. Bellfort and wrote hateful phrases about Islam and Muslims on the...

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Leaders And Scholars Discuss Interfaith Challenges

October 7, 2009

Author: Lauren Burgoon

Source: Georgetown University News

http://explore.georgetown.edu/news/?ID=45111

World political and religious leaders -- including former British prime minister Tony Blair -- called for believers to seize upon interfaith commonalities to address global issues of peace and security at a two-day conference on Muslim-Christian relations this week.

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New Interfaith Group Speaks Up

October 7, 2009

Author: Miles Unterreiner

Source: The Stanford Daily

http://www.stanforddaily.com/cgi-bin/?p=1033836

Two Stanford undergraduates launched a student-led organization last week dedicated to promoting constructive interfaith dialogue — a move proving to be particularly timely in the wake of Friday night’s vandalism at Hillel House.

Faiths Acting In Togetherness and Hope (F.A.I.T.H.) held its first meeting on Sept. 29 in what co-...

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Revellers Flock to Diwali Celebration

October 5, 2009

Author: David Trayner

Source: Evening Telegraph

http://www.northantset.co.uk/news/Revellers-flock-to-Diwali-celebration.5702424.jp

A colourful display of singing, dancing and fireworks was enjoyed by Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists at the county's biggest Diwali celebration.

About 200 people crowded into the Swansgate Centre in Wellingborough yesterday to see the Diwali lights switched on in the Market Square and...

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At Blessing Of the Waves In Huntington Beach, a Sad Reminder

October 5, 2009

Author: Nicole Santa Cruz

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-waves-blessing5-2009oct05,0,6469834.story?track=rss

With the sun peeking out through scattered clouds Sunday morning, hundreds of people gathered inches from Huntington Beach's waters to celebrate the ocean through song and prayer.

The Blessing of the Waves is an annual celebration that includes...

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