Interfaith

Obama Approval High Among Muslims, Jews, And Catholics

May 1, 2009

Author: Lydia Saad

Source: Gallup

http://www.gallup.com/poll/118120/Obama-Approval-High-Among-Muslims-Jews-Catholics.aspx

Gallup Poll Daily tracking during President Obama's first 100 days in office finds broad support for him among Americans affiliated with most major U.S. religions. U.S. Muslims and Jews give Obama his highest job approval ratings, at 85% and 79%, respectively. He also receives solid majority...

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U.S. Panel: Religious Freedom Ebbing In Russia, Turkey

May 1, 2009

Author: William C. Mann

Source: The Hartford Courant

http://www.courant.com/news/nationworld/hc-religious-freedom-0501.artmay01,0,6672314.story

A congressionally backed panel said today that religious freedoms were deteriorating in Russia, Turkey and four other nations that were added to a watch list of countries where people's rights to worship as they please or not to worship at all are at risk.

The...

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UN: Secularism In Macedonia At Risk

April 30, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Balkan Investigative Reporting Network

http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/main/news/18555/

The two largest religious communities in Macedonia are so powerful they could breach the state’s constitutional secularism, a UN official visiting Skopje said on Wednesday.

The Macedonian Orthodox Church, MPC, and the Islamic community have a substantial influence over Macedonian politics, the special reporter on freedom...

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Laws Discriminatory to Minorities to Be Repealed: Bangladesh

April 30, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/politics/laws-discriminatory-to-minorities-to-be-repealed-bangladesh_100186458.html

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that her government will repeal all laws and rules discriminatory to minority communities, including indigenous people.

“Our government believes in freedom...

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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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