Interfaith

Geneva Meeting Seeks Greater Understanding Among Religions

October 1, 2009

Author: P.K. Abdul Ghafour

Source: Arab News

http://arabnews.com/?page=1&section=0&article=126934&d=1&m=10&y=2009

The latest international conference on interfaith dialogue — the fourth in a series initiated by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah — began here on Wednesday with a call for greater understanding among the followers of different religions and culture in order to promote human welfare and world...

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Students Of All Faiths Make Their Marks On Campus

October 1, 2009

Author: Kelly Sawyers

Source: The Hoya

http://guide.thehoya.com/node/136

It’s hard to imagine Georgetown without religion — but while the university prides itself on its Jesuit identity, the students who populate the Hilltop fall within a broad spectrum of religious affiliations.

Georgetown’s Jesuit identity makes for a very active religious atmosphere on campus and Georgetown’s motto, utraque unum, or “both one,”...

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Memories Of Attacks Shadow Mumbai's New Jewish Center

September 30, 2009

Author: Emily Wax

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/29/AR2009092903586.html

This is Mumbai's new Chabad House, a Jewish center that keeps its whereabouts private after attacks here in November that left more than 170 people dead, including a rabbi and his wife. The center's address is given out only to Jews looking for a place to observe Friday night Sabbaths,...

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MPAC-NYC Holds Interfaith Eid Celebration

September 30, 2009

Author: Zeba Iqbal

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=918

Last week, MPAC-NYC held an interfaith dinner to celebrate Eid at Ravagh in Manhattan. Attended by more than 60 people, the event was a unique opportunity for religious leaders and community activists to share opportunities for local interfaith activities.

New friendships were established and existing friendships deepened among the diverse group as MPAC-NYC...

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World Religions Plead for Action At Climate Talks

September 30, 2009

Author: Denis D. Gray

Source: The Charleston Gazette

Wire Service: AP

http://wvgazette.com/ap/ApInternational/200909300055

Adherents of the world's major religions urged political leaders, businessmen and individuals Wednesday to renounce short-term gains and greed, telling a U.N. climate conference in Bangkok that reversing global warming is a moral duty.

Meanwhile, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization...

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Hillel Garden to Encourage Interfaith Dialogue

September 30, 2009

Author: Dana Cetrone

Source: The Diamondback

http://www.diamondbackonline.com/news/hillel-garden-to-encourage-interfaith-dialogue-1.587775

While President Barack Obama conducts talks over a beer, Jesse Yurow, the Student Government Association’s agricultural legislator, is trying to start interfaith dialogue over a garden.

Yurow, a senior environmental science and policy major, began a garden...

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Supreme Court to Weigh Fate Of Mojave Cross

September 29, 2009

Author: Adelle Banks

Source: Religion News Service

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

Does an offended observer who drives by a cross-shaped war memorial in the middle of the desert have a right to call for its removal?

And can that 7-foot cross stand without violating the constitution’s prohibition of government establishment of...

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AMV Hosts Eid-ul-Fitr Dinner for San Francisco Bay Area’s Diverse Community

September 26, 2009

Author: Adeel Iqbal

Source: American Muslim Voice

http://www.amuslimvoice.org/index.html

Old friends and new friends from all around the San Francisco Bay Area’s diverse communities came together for an Eid-ul-Fitr dinner celebration with American Muslim Voice this weekend.

"As always, you have fed my spirit even as you have fed (overfed?) my body," wrote Derrick Kikuchi of Daly City s Reach and Teach in the guestbook that floated around the room...

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Austinite Anchored By Two Traditions: Judaism And Buddhism

September 26, 2009

Author: Eileen Flynn

Source: The Austin-American Statesman

http://www.statesman.com/life/content/life/stories/faith/2009/09/26/0926flynn.html

Jordana Raiskin traveled from the Jewish faith of her father to Zen Buddhism and back, not an uncommon journey. There's such a well-worn path between Judaism and Buddhism, people came up with the shorthand Jew-Bu.

But Raiskin's story is not just another example of that...

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Lomita, CA Mosque Gets Mosque Expansion Plans Approved

September 25, 2009

Author: Saadia Khan

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=912

Members of the Islamic Center of the South Bay (ICSB) located in Lomita, CA have exemplified leadership through their persistence and direct engagement with the Planning Commission of Lomita regarding renovations they are planning to make for their center.

Recently, certain members of the broader Lomita community expressed concern with renovations ICSB wanted...

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One In 5 Americans May Be Secular By 2030

September 25, 2009

Author: Angela Abbamonte

Source: Religion News Service/Pew Forum Religion News

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=18769

The number of American adults who do not identify with a particular religion is growing and may comprise more than 20 percent of the population in two decades, according to a new study.

Conducted by researchers at Trinity College, the study, entitled "American Nones: The Profile of the No Religion Population,"...

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Catholic University In Philippines Holds Inter-Faith Week

September 24, 2009

Author: Maurice Malanes

Source: Ecumenical News International

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=3388

A northern Philippines Roman Catholic university has again set aside a week to teach all of its students about other faiths. 

Religion studies professor Reynaldo Dumpayan said the project aims to provide, "building blocks for world peace and understanding". 

"Many hostilities and conflicts in our...

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30+ Prominent Religious Leaders Send Letter Of Support to Obama for Comprehensive Middle East Peace

September 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=910

MPAC leaders joined more than 30 of the nation's most prominent and diverse religious leaders in signing onto a public letter in support of "strong U.S. leadership to achieve a negotiated sustainable resolution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. In the letter, which was coordinated by Churches for Middle East Peace, the leaders said that the opportunity for a two...

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