Interfaith

Pluralism Project's Kathryn Lohre Set for RCCongress 2010

April 29, 2009

Author: Kathryn Lohre

Source: World Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2009/04/msg00197.html

Kathryn began her work with the Pluralism Project as a student researcher on the Women's Networks in 2000. As assistant director, she is now responsible for managing student research and the Religious Diversity News database, as well as Pluralism Project development, administration and outreach.

Kathryn received her B.A. in psychology, religion and women's studies...

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Interfaith Group Collaborating Efforts Against Malaria

April 28, 2009

Author: Megan Brauner

Source: Adventist News Network

http://news.adventist.org/2009/04/post-1.html

Members of faith groups from around the world, including representatives from the Seventh-day Adventist Church, are coordinating efforts to slow the spread of and eventually eradicate malaria.

The One World Against Malaria Summit met April 24 in Washington, D.C. to discuss methods of partnering with government organizations and also between various...

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Tight Economy Puts the Squeeze On Death Rites

April 28, 2009

Author: Nicole Neroulias

Source: Religion News Service

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

When Leonard Horowitz died at Putnam Hospital recently (April 20), the 92-year-old developmentally disabled man left behind no family, no friends, no savings and no final requests.

Nevertheless, Horowitz was buried with full Jewish rites at Staten...

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4 Religions Represented At Downtown Dialogue

April 28, 2009

Author: Scarlett Heydt

Source: ASU Web Devil

http://www.asuwebdevil.com/node/6332

Students gained exposure to four religious perspectives in an open dialogue Monday night at the Downtown campus.

A panel of five people from the Arizona Interfaith Movement gave a presentation and answered questions from ASU students.

The panelists were Arizona Interfaith Movement executive director Paul Eppinger, who acted as a facilitator; Jerry Burbach, who...

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Field Trip Of World Religions Doesn't Go Far

April 27, 2009

Author: Joe Mozingo

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs27-2009apr27,0,2546661.story

In his quest to have students experience firsthand how people around the world worship, Varun Soni, the dean of religious life at USC, did not start up some expensive study-abroad program. He just ventured a few blocks from campus.

Within a square mile, he and his staff discovered 67 places of...

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Parish Hosts Buddhist, Hindu New Year Celebrations

April 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.indiancatholic.in/news/storydetails.php/11947-1-10-Parish-hosts-Buddhist,-Hindu-new-year-celebrations

A Catholic parish recently organized a celebration of the Hindu and Buddhist new year to foster religious harmony among villagers.

“It is unusual that Hindu-Buddhist celebrations are organized on the premises of a...

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Hindus & Jews Urge Norway to Treat Various Religions Equally In Schools

April 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Media for Freedom

http://www.mediaforfreedom.com/ReadArticle.asp?ArticleID=15589

Rajan Zed, acclaimed Hindu statesman; and Rabbi Jonathan B. Freirich, prominent Jewish leader in Nevada and California in USA; in a joint statement, said that syllabus of subject “Christian knowledge and religious and ethical education”, taught in Norwegian primary and lower secondary schools, was firmly based in the...

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Study Explores Reasons People Change Faiths

April 27, 2009

Author: Meredith Heagney

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

http://www.columbusdispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2009/04/27/pewforum.html?sid=101

A new report released today explores how and why Americans move from one faith to another, from religion to no religion, and sometimes, back again.

Most people raised without a religious affiliation now belong to a religion, according to the Pew...

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Gujarat Muslims the 'Living Dead'

April 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8011615.stm

Muslims in India's Gujarat state who bore the brunt of religious riots in 2002 say they have been abandoned by the political parties. The BBC's Soutik Biswas met some riot victims ahead of the general election in the state.

The acrid smell of burning oil singes your nose and eyes as you walk into Bombay Hotel, a sprawling ghetto of Muslim-owned homes on...

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Yemen's Jews Uneasy As Muslim Hostility Grows

April 26, 2009

Author: Hamza Hendawi

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/26/AR2009042601249.html

In this village in northern Yemen, where a kosher butcher slaughters chickens and the school bus carries young boys in side curls along a dirt track to their Hebrew studies, one of the oldest Jewish communities in the Arab world is...

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Student Group Promotes Unity Among Different Religions

April 26, 2009

Author: Isaiah Potts

Source: The Minnesota Daily

http://www.mndaily.com/2009/04/26/student-group-promotes-unity-among-different-religions

From April 26-24, the Panoramic Interfaith Effusion hosted a conference focused on interfaith training for students of different religious backgrounds.

The different religions included Baha’i , Catholicism, Baptist, Judaism and Islam. The religious groups...

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