Interfaith

Inside Britain's First Hindu State-Funded Faith School

June 21, 2009

Author: Emily Dugan

Source: The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/inside-britains-first-hindu-statefunded-faith-school-1711566.html

"I like the tree position best," says five-year-old Sadhana, standing perfectly still on one leg, hands clasped in prayer. She is one of a row of children perched like stalks on miniature yoga mats as calming...

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Del City, Midwest City Educators Receive Lesson About Religious Liberties

June 20, 2009

Author: Chris Schutz

Source: NewsOK

http://newsok.com/del-city-midwest-city-educators-receive-lesson-about-religious-liberties/article/3379084#comments

True or false:

A: A Sikh student can wear a ceremonial dagger to school.

B: A Roman Catholic student can give a talk in class about how she learned to pray the rosary.

C: A Jewish boy can come to school...

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American Hindus Laud Obama

June 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NVO News

http://nvonews.com/2009/06/20/american-hindus-laud-obama/

Hindus have applauded US President Barack Obama for including “Hindus” in his remarks to Esperanza National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast and Conference in Washington DC on July 19.

Obama said in this address: “So as we join in prayer, we remember that this is a nation of Christians and Muslims and Jews and Hindus and non-...

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Church Apologizes to Sikh Family

June 19, 2009

Author: Neil Corbett

Source: Abbotsford News

http://www.bclocalnews.com/fraser_valley/abbynews/news/48637287.html

The family that was denied access to Sevenoaks Alliance Church for a Sikh funeral ceremony has received an apology from the church for the way the issue was handled.

Jim Braich said church officials met with him and “offered a formal apology – for the impact on our family, and what we went through....

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Football Unites Faiths In Highfields

June 18, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: InLoughborough.com

http://www.inloughborough.com/news/096296/Football%20unites%20faiths%20in%20Highfields

Officers from Spinney Hill Park police station swapped their uniforms for sports kits on Tuesday night (June 16) in support of a Multi-Faith Football Match in Highfields.

The match, which was organised by the St Philip’s Centre, brought together local community...

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Witches Claim Religious Discrimination After Church Ban

June 17, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/5558521/Witches-claim-religious-discrimination-after-church-ban.html

Sandra Davis - High Priestess at the Crystal Cauldron - had reserved Our Lady's Social Club in Shaw Heath, Stockport for her Pagan group's Annual Witches' Ball.

But when she rang to make payment arrangements she was...

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Hindus And Jews Unite On Capitol Hill In Rare Meeting Of Spiritual Leaders

June 17, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hafsite.org/?q=node/299

Several of Hinduism's most senior spiritual and religious leaders traveled from India to come together with Jewish leaders at Capitol Hill here yesterday in a rare meeting jointly organized by the the Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha (convened by Swami Dayananda Saraswati), American Jewish Committee (AJC), Hindu American Foundation (HAF) and World Council of Religious Leaders (WCORL)....

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Everyone In the Pool! (Not You, Guys)

June 17, 2009

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: Religion News Service

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

&amWhen Zahra Khan arrived at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from her native Ottawa, Canada, in 2005, she looked for a swimming pool where she wouldn’t have to worry about showing too much skin.

The only options were mixed-gender pools, which Khan felt would...

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"Three Young People Talk About Their Passion for Interfaith Dialogue," a Commentary by Vern Barnet

June 16, 2009

Author: Vern Barnet

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/644/story/1253436.html

Among the young people coming to Kansas City to learn about interfaith work are three who told me about their spiritual journeys.

They will join others, including adults with decades of experience in the field, June 25-28 at the conference of the North American Interfaith Network at Unity Village.

Joshua M. Z. Stanton of New York is...

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Catholic, Hindu Leaders Promote Harmony In Wake Of Anti-Christian Violence

June 15, 2009

Author: Babu Thomas

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20090615/catholic-hindu-leaders-promote-harmony-in-wake-of-anti-christian-violence/index.html

During an interfaith dialogue in Mumbai, Hindu and Catholic leaders denounced religious conversions and recent anti-Christian violence in Kandhamal district in India.

The two-day meeting...

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Sikh Funeral In Christian Church Denied

June 15, 2009

Author: Neil Corbett

Source: Abbotsford News

http://www.bclocalnews.com/fraser_valley/abbynews/news/48112377.html

Abbotsford’s Sevenoaks Alliance Church has drawn ire from the Indo-Canadian community, after refusing to allow a Sikh funeral to take place there.

Jasmer Singh ‘Sher’ Braich, a successful farmer in Abbotsford for more than 45 years, and with extended family in the Abbotsford-Mission area,...

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"Evil Among Us," a Commentary by Brittany Huckabee

June 15, 2009

Author: Brittany Huckabee

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brittany-huckabee/evil-among-us_b_215620.html

"I think Eldred Sasserine is the devil. I see it in his eyes."

A friend whispered those words to my mother more than 20 years ago, and she says they still send a chill down her spine.

Eldred Sasserine was a retired cattle rancher from Oklahoma who had made it his mission to...

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