Interfaith

Religion Comes to Environment’s Rescue

July 5, 2009

Author: Chetan Chauhan

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/Print.aspx?Id=cb3a0662-b810-40ce-8525-647fddbf7929

Where political leaders have failed to come up with a plan to save the planet from global warming, religious leaders have succeeded.

On July 6, Islamic leaders from over 50 Muslim countries, including heads of states of Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, will...

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Rick Warren Calls On Muslims And Christians to Work Together

July 4, 2009

Author: Jessica Terrell

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/warren-convention-muslims-2483889-interfaith-want

Speaking to a crowd of nearly 8,000 Muslims at the Islamic Society of North America's annual convention in Washington D.C., Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren called on Muslims and Christians to form an interfaith coalition to combat prejudice and stereotypes.

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Lead Us to Tweet, And Forgive the Trespassers

July 4, 2009

Author: Paul Vitello

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/05/technology/internet/05twitter.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

Things went smoothly for the first hour of the Twitter experiment at Trinity Church in Manhattan on Good Friday in April.

While hundreds of worshipers watched the traditional dramatization of the Crucifixion from pews in the church, one of New York’s oldest...

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Brutal Insurgency Haunts Thai Muslim South

July 3, 2009

Author: Martin Petty

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/homepageCrisis/idUSBKK154617._CH_.2400

When he heard the loud cracks of gunfire, Prapan Pormapat knew the insurgents had just claimed another victim.

An engine roared as two gunmen sped away on a motorcycle, leaving behind the body of a saffron-robed Buddhist monk in a pool of blood.

"Everyone here carries a gun now," said Prapan, a Buddhist...

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Senegal Hosts Religious Tolerance Conference

July 3, 2009

Author: Anne Look

Source: VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-07-03-voa43.cfm

Despite being majority Muslim, Senegal is a known for its religious tolerance. Muslims, Christians, Jews and adherents to traditional African beliefs came together in Dakar to discuss what tensions remain in Senegal as well as what lessons the country may hold for other nations embroiled in religious conflict.

Senegal's reputation for profound religious...

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Faiths Compete On Turkish TV Show

July 3, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8132320.stm

A Turkish game show is challenging atheists to reassess their views and win "the biggest prize ever".

Penitents Compete will bring together an Islamic imam, a Jewish rabbi, a Buddhist monk and a Greek Orthodox priest seeking to convert the atheists.

The prize for any converted contestants is an expenses-paid pilgrimage to a holy site of their chosen...

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Religion-Brazil: Intolerance Denounced At UN

July 3, 2009

Author: Fabiana Frayssinet

Source: IPS News

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=47527

"Ialorixá" Gilda died of a massive heart attack in 1999 after members of a pentecostal church swarmed into her temple and hit her over the head with a Bible. Her death drew attention to the growing religious intolerance in Brazil, which was denounced this week at the United Nations.

The sectarianism especially targets religions of African origin, as in the...

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In Kazakhstan, Lutheran World Leader Urges End to Islamophobia

July 2, 2009

Author: Anli Serfontein

Source: Ecumenical News International

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=3146

Renounce Islamophobia, the general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation, the Rev. Ishmael Noko, has urged world religious leaders at an inter religious congress in Kazakhstan.

Noko, a Zimbabwean, commended U.S. President Barack Obama for reaching out to Muslim communities and moving away from the language of the "war against terror...

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Three Die In Karnataka Violence

July 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8130624.stm

At least three people have been killed in violent clashes between mobs of Hindus and Muslims in the southern Indian state of Karnataka.

Two people died in the riots in the city of Mysore and a third was killed when police opened fire.

Violence began when the carcass of a pig was thrown into a mosque. A curfew has been imposed in the affected...

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Women’s Spiritual Voices: Muslim, Jewish, And Christian

July 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PBS Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/episodes/july-2-2009/womens-spiritual-voices-muslim-jewish-and-christian/3458/

On May 21, 2009 the Moroccan American Cultural Center and the American Jewish Committee sponsored an interfaith panel discussion in New York City on “Women’s Spiritual Voices: Crossing...

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MIT Addir Interfaith Program

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Phone: 617-253-1000 [office], 617-253-3511 [office]
Email: ora@mit.edu
Website: https://studentlife.mit.edu/rl/interfaith-programs
Overview/History In 2006, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was the recipient of a $1.6 million grant from the United States Department of Homeland Security's Department of Academic Affairs. The grant was to be divided among five schools - Tufts University, Wellesley College,... Read more about MIT Addir Interfaith Program

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