Interfaith

Catholic Students Learn About Passover

April 6, 2009

Author: Jeff Gottlieb

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs6-2009apr06,0,5830365.story

It wasn't so much that about 85 high school kids were in a synagogue for a Passover Seder; it was that there was hardly a Jew in sight.

But that was the idea for this gathering, to teach Catholic high school students about the holiday that commemorates Moses' leading the Jews out of Egypt and...

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Atheists' "De-Baptism" Popular In Britain

April 5, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today/Religion News Service

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2009/4/5.shtml#1

A secular organization in Britain that backs an atheist ad campaign on London's buses is now producing "certificates of de-baptism" for people wishing to renounce their Christian faith -- and claims it is getting thousands of takers. The National Secular Society says more than 100,000 ex-worshippers have downloaded the de-baptism...

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Atheists Discuss Their Outlook, Relationships

April 4, 2009

Author: Holly Yan

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/DN-atheists_04met.ART.State.Edition1.4a53fd0.html

For 35 years, Terry McDonald was a devout Catholic, going to Catholic schools and participating in the parish council. Now he's recognized as something that confuses and even frightens some – he's an atheist.
...

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Hindu Baccalaureate Service In a Prestigious American University

April 4, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/entertainment/hindu-baccalaureate-service-in-a-prestigious-american-university_100175610.html

Hindu Baccalaureate Service (Dikshant Utsav), held for the first time in Western USA at prestigious University of Nevada-Reno (UNR) in May last, will be held again on April eleven next.

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Interfaith Togetherness: More Than 150 Gather As SW Temple Receives New Torah

April 4, 2009

Author: Robert D. Muirhead

Source: Journal Inquirer

http://www.journalinquirer.com/articles/2009/04/03/towns/south_windsor/doc49d6aa060a774309202331.txt

A Jewish ceremony became an event to celebrate interfaith togetherness Friday night when Temple Beth Hillel received a new Torah for the first time in 50 years.

More than 150 people gathered to celebrate the marriage of Temple Beth Hillel and...

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Patel: Mobilize Youth Toward Religious Pluralism

April 3, 2009

Author: Nan Hu

Source: The Daily Princetonian

http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/2009/04/03/23259/

The time has come to mobilize the ever-growing youth population to move toward religious pluralism and away from extremism, Eboo Patel said Thursday night in the second address of the Program on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations Spring Lecture Series.

The lecture, titled “Acts of Faith: Interfaith Leadership in a Time of...

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Building a Link Between Faiths

April 2, 2009

Author: Steve Hendrix

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/01/AR2009040101179.html

Yaser Jaleel didn't know whom the group behind him was during his evening prayers last week, young men sitting quietly along a back wall of the mosque as Jaleel and other worshipers bent and bowed eastward. When he discovered it was a group of Jewish students from a nearby synagogue,...

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Priest Who Professed Islam Defrocked By Episcopal Church

April 2, 2009

Author: Adelle M. Banks

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=17820

An Episcopal priest who professed two years ago that she was also a practicing Muslim has been defrocked by the Episcopal Church.

Rhode Island Bishop Geralyn Wolf informed Ann Holmes Redding, who lives in Seattle, of the decision on Wednesday (April 1). Although she lives outside the diocese, Redding was ordained in Rhode Island and...

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"Seminaries As Incubators Of Inter-Religious Leadership," a Commentary by Joshua M. Z. Stanton

April 2, 2009

Author: Joshua M. Z. Stanton

Source: Sightings

http://divinity.uchicago.edu/martycenter/publications/sightings/archive_2009/0402.shtml

Evangelical pastor convinces student to become rabbi. It sounds like the start of a bad joke. But while I was an undergraduate, The Reverend Dr. Paul Sorrentino, who is Director of Religious Life at Amherst College and a beloved mentor, convinced me to look for more in life than a...

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One In 10 Americans Still Think Obama Is Muslim: Poll

April 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Agence France-Presse

http://www.canada.com/Life/Americans+still+think+Obama+Muslim+poll/1457376/story.html

More than two months after Barack Obama placed his hand on the Bible and was sworn in as president of the United States, 11 per cent of Americans still think he is a Muslim, a poll suggested on Thursday.

White evangelical Protestants and Republicans were the most likely to...

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Interfaith Special On Poverty to Air April 26 On CBS

April 1, 2009

Author: Philip Jenks

Source: World Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2009/04/msg00011.html

POVERTY: A TIME FOR SHARING, an interfaith religion special, will be broadcast Sunday, April 26 on the CBS Television Network. Check your local station for exact time.

Half of humanity lives on less than $2 a day. A billion people worldwide cannot read or write. Poor children die in great numbers from preventable diseases. Global poverty and its killing effect is...

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Hindus & Jews Want Restructuring Of Prayers At UK Parliament

March 31, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/entertainment/hindus-jews-want-restructuring-of-prayers-at-uk-parliament_100173444.html

Hindus and Jews have asked the United Kingdom to re-evaluate the matrix of opening prayers in its Parliament, which probably date back from 17th century.

Rajan Zed, acclaimed Hindu statesman; and Rabbi...

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Multifaith Partnering Reflects a Diverse Religious Scene At Bates

March 31, 2009

Author: Simone Path

Source: The Bates Student

http://www.batesstudent.com/news/multifaith-partnering-reflects-a-diverse-religious-scene-at-bates-1.1636117

With at least 10 religious organizations on campus, the religious scene at Bates is diverse, in part because it is a nonsectarian school. Spirituality at Bates transcends religion, residing not in the practice of one or even several dominant...

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