Interfaith

Collective Prayer Marks Interfaith Day

June 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2009

Interfaith League Against Poverty (ILAP) on Monday organised a collective prayer of different religions and a poster exhibition to promote interfaith peace and harmony in the country.

More than 100 Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, Christians and Bahais turned up at the ILAP’s F-8/4 offices to attend the event, which marked the World Interfaith Day....

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New Multi-Faith Center to Expand Campus Religious Life

June 23, 2009

Author: Laura Smith

Source: The Pendulum

http://www.elon.edu/pendulum/Story.aspx?id=2310

Elon University is in the planning stages for it's first ever multi-faith center. The center will house an open space without fixed furniture or pews and will allow for students of all faiths to meet and worship, said Associate Chaplain and Director of Religious Life Phil Smith.

"We have students from a greater variety of faiths," Smith said.

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New York City Council Majority Demands End to MTA's "Turban-Branding" Policy

June 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org/advisories/TurbanBrandingPressConference.htm

On Tuesday, a majority of the New York City Council called on the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to end a policy requiring Sikh workers to brand their turbans with the MTA logo. 27 of the Council's 51 members sent a letter to Howard Roberts, president of MTA New York City Transit, charging that the...

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Interfaith Group Looks to Expand Cultural Understanding

June 22, 2009

Author: Audrey M. Marks

Source: The Observer

http://www.hcnonline.com/articles/2009/06/22/spring_observer/news/26interfaithcouncilwv.txt

Riding the success of their first dinner dialogue event, the Interfaith Council of Spring plans to host more events to help strengthen understanding between faith and cultures in Northwest Houston.

Cynthia Stetzer, a co-chair for the dinner dialogues, said close to...

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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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