Interfaith

Sikh Council Wants Govt to Issue Directives On Conversion Issues

June 3, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Star

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/6/3/nation/4034729&sec=nation

The Malaysian Gurdwaras Council is appealing to the Government to issue proper directives to the Islamic religious authorities to prevent any controversy involving a person’s final rites.

The council was referring to the case of Mohan Singh, who died of a heart attack on May 25 but his remains...

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North Maluku’s Religious Sects Agree to Foster Peace

May 31, 2009

Author: Nurfika Osman

Source: The Jakarta Globe

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/north-malukus-religious-sects-agree-to-foster-peace/278423

Following three days of multicultural and interfaith discussions, religious leaders and the people of North Maluku have agreed to put the 1999 sectarian conflicts behind them and join forces to build a better future.

Amidhan, head of the Indonesian Council...

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Muslim Sage Recites Hindu Scriptures In Uttar Pradesh

May 29, 2009

Author: Pawan Kumar Shah

Source: Silver Scorpio/ANI

http://silverscorpio.com/muslim-sage-recites-hindu-scriptures-in-uttar-pradesh/

A Muslim sage in Uttar Pradesh has been reciting holy Hindu scriptures at religious functions.

Yasin Bharti, the Muslim sage, resides in the Khoonipur block of Pipraich area.

Yasin not only has complete knowledge about the Quran, but has equal knowledge about Ramayan and...

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Michigan Buddhist Groups Helped Plant 12,000 Trees

May 29, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: American Buddhist Net

http://www.americanbuddhist.net/michigan-buddhist-groups-helped-plant-12-000-trees

Members of a Zen Buddhist temple are among two northern Michigan Buddhist communities that joined 100 churches and temples in planting 12,000 trees across the Upper Peninsula in early May during the 2009 interfaith EarthKeeper Tree Project.

Volunteers planted the 12,000 trees by...

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Southwest Families Discover Hidden Jewish Roots

May 27, 2009

Author: Amy Klein

Source: Religion News Service

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

Growing up in Wyoming to Catholic and Protestant parents, Isabelle Medina-Sandoval watched the women in her family practice strange customs—washing off babies’ baptismal water and setting aside some dough when they made tortillas.

“As a...

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Three Faiths Mingle During Day Of Outreach

May 26, 2009

Author: Debra Rubin

Source: New Jersey Jewish News

http://www.njjewishnews.com/njjn.com/052809/sxThreeFaithsMingle.html

In an afternoon devoted to music, discussion, and food, hundreds of Jews, Muslims, and Christians discovered they had more in common than what divided them.

The participants in the May 17 Interfaith Ride of Discovery traveled from Temple B’nai Shalom in East Brunswick to St. Bartholomew Catholic...

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AMV Woodland Annual (2009) Peace Picnic Draws Large Multi-Faith Crowd

May 26, 2009

Author: Khalid Saeed

Source: American Muslim Voice

http://www.amvphoto.amuslimvoice.org/html/woodland_picnic_2009.html

American Muslim Voice Woodland chapter held its second annual multi-faith peace picnic on Saturday, May 23, 2009, at Fren Park. Like last year, the picnic was well attended by different faith and ethnic groups. It attracted people near and far.

AMV Woodland chapter President Muhammad Usman Sadiq was MC of...

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Justices to Decide If Vets Can Be Honored With Cross

May 25, 2009

Author: Audrey Hudson

Source: The Washington Times

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/may/25/aclu-dead-wrong-on-cross/#

Some see it as the universal symbol of sacrifice in World War I, others see it as the undisputed sign of Christianity, but it will be up to the Supreme Court to make a final determination as to whether a 7-foot cross remains standing in a California desert to memorialize war veterans.

The cross was...

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Bible Texts Misused In Rumsfeld Reports, Religious Leaders Say

May 25, 2009

Author: Manya A. Brachear

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-bible25-2009may25,0,163380.story

One passage plucked from the New Testament's Epistle to the Ephesians instructs believers to "put on the full armor of God."

An excerpt from the Old Testament's Isaiah directs them to "open the gates that the righteous nation may enter."

As American troops...

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