Interfaith

National Faith Leaders Model Peacemaking At Historic Interfaith Event

March 31, 2009

Author: Joe Bjordal

Source: Episcopal Life Online

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/79901_106609_ENG_HTM.htm

Saying it was the beginning of a "journey of passage" for Abrahamic people in the United States and beyond, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori joined with national leaders of Judaism and Islam for an historic "Conversation on Peace" on March 27 at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska. The conversation was part of "Dinner in Abraham's...

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Archbishop Meets With Muslim Leaders At Dearborn Mosque

March 30, 2009

Author: Gregg Krupa

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/article/20090330/LIFESTYLE04/903300400/1041/Archbishop+meets+with+Muslim+leaders+at+Dearborn+mosque

Imam Sayid Hassan al-Qazwini, the head of the Islamic Center of America, welcomed Archbishop Allen Vigneron to the largest mosque in the country today, as the new leader of 1.4 million Catholics in Metro Detroit...

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ADL’s Interfaith Seder Declared Huge Success

March 30, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Wicked Local Marblehead

http://www.wickedlocal.com/marblehead/news/x180617723/ADL-s-Interfaith-Seder-declared-huge-success

Students from Lynn’s Ford School Choir joined more than 300 people from various ethnic groups and faiths on the North Shore at the 17th annual North Shore Interfaith Seder hosted by the Anti-Defamation League New England Region. The Interfaith Seder...

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Passover: A Day for Faith And Understanding

March 30, 2009

Author: Steve Maynard

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/story/692508.html

Muslims, Christians and Jews shared unleavened bread at a Passover Seder Sunday night in a Tacoma synagogue as a step toward building interfaith bonds and eventually a house.

Volunteers from the three faiths will join together to build a house on Tacoma’s East Side, from April 24 to mid-July, for Tacoma/Pierce County...

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Interfaith Gathering Promotes Awareness Of Environmental Issues

March 29, 2009

Author: Christine Martinez

Source: The Missourian

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2009/03/29/interfaith-gathering-promotes-awareness-environmental-sustainability-and-global-climate-change/

Columbia's second annual Earth Hour ended Saturday night as members of Columbia's faith organizations gathered shoulder to shoulder in the cold, the rain and...

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Imam Foad Farahi Explains Faith to Christian And Jewish Seniors

March 28, 2009

Author: Jaweed Kaleem

Source: Muslim American Society

http://www.masnet.org/masnews.asp?id=5326

The audience was just what you would expect in a Presbyterian church fellowship hall: mostly white and elderly.

The speakers were not. Two Muslim imams, one African-American and the other Kuwaiti-born, were there to lead Islam 101.

Foad Farahi spoke first, softly and in Arabic: Bismillah al-rahman al-rahim.

''We can't hear you!''...

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Hindus Laud New Zealand Police for Launching Guide to Major Religions

March 28, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Web Newswire

http://www.webnewswire.com/node/450676

Hindus have commended New Zealand Police for launching a guide to practices of major religions of the country.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that this 60-page publication titled “A Practical Reference to Religious Diversity” provided a wonderful resource to the members of police force to effectively do their...

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Religious Leaders Compare And Contrast Faiths

March 28, 2009

Author: Colin McDonald

Source: San Antonio Express-News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/religion/Religious_leaders_compare_and_contrast_faiths.html

A Jew, a Catholic, a Muslim and a Sikh walk into a lecture hall at the Oblate School of Theology. They have come to compare and contrast their faiths — and the length of their beards.

Harinder Singh, with the Sikh Research Institute, points out...

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Interfaith Dialogue Urges Cooperation Among Religions

March 27, 2009

Author: Samir Salama

Source: Gulf News

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Society/10298954.html

An interfaith dialogue initiative called on Christians and Muslims to work for the common good on the basis of common interests.

Scholars representing the two religions urged their followers to strengthen understanding and respect of each other and to live together for love and peace.

Ali Juma'a, Egypt's Grand Mufti, said on Thursday...

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Muslim Priest And Buddhist Bishop-Elect Are Raising Questions About Syncretism

March 27, 2009

Author: George Conger

Source: Christianity Today

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2009/marchweb-only/112-53.0.html

Jesus saves, the Episcopal Church teaches, but a growing number of its clergy and leaders believe other faiths may lead to salvation as well. Long divided and distracted by questions of sexual ethics, the Episcopal Church (along with most mainline Protestant communities) are facing a cultural and theological shift...

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Police Launch Religious Diversity Guide

March 26, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Scoop Politics

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0903/S00302.htm

A new edition of the New Zealand Police’s ‘A Practical Reference to Religious Diversity’ was launched today by Police Commissioner Howard Broad and Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres at an event to mark Race Relations Day at Police National Headquarters, in Wellington.

The new edition of the guide contains updated material on...

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City's Fourth Sikh Temple Approved

March 25, 2009

Author: Joe Millican

Source: Abbotsford News

http://www.bclocalnews.com/fraser_valley/abbynews/news/41861847.html

As he translated the words of Punjabi speakers unable to communicate in English, Abbotsford city councillor Moe Gill may not have been aware he was part of a historic occasion on Monday night.

However, a public hearing to debate the merits of Abbotsford’s fourth Sikh temple was considered just that by a...

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USCIRF: Tajikistan Threatens Religion

March 24, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baptist Press

http://www.sbcbaptistpress.org/BPnews.asp?ID=30128

Religious expression in the Central Asian country of Tajikistan may soon become even more restricted, according to a warning from a nonpartisan federal panel that keeps tabs on the global status of faith groups.

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has reported that Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon is preparing to sign a religion...

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