Interfaith

Women More Likely Than Men to Pray, Believe In God

March 3, 2009

Author: Elena Garcia

Source: The Christian Post

http://christianpost.com/Society/General/2009/03/women-more-likely-than-men-to-pray-believe-in-god-03/index.html

Women are more likely to profess belief in a God, pray and attend religious services than men, according to a new analysis of survey data.

Ahead of Women's History Month in March, the Pew Research Center's Forum on...

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Bangladesh: Christians, Sikhs Stress Unity In First Religious Dialogue

March 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/bangladesh-christians-sikhs-stress-unity-first-religious-dialogue

The main purpose of interreligious dialogue is to break down walls between religions, said Archbishop Joseph Marino, apostolic nuncio to Bangladesh.

He was speaking to a gathering of 150 Christians and Sikhs at a Sikh temple in Dhaka on Feb. 28. The Interreligious...

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Interfaith Group Gets Involved In Community, Gets Results

March 2, 2009

Author: Kelsey McKinney

Source: Shreveport Times

http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20090302/NEWS01/903020311

Northern and Central Louisiana Interfaith is the epitome of the phrase "democracy in action"; its group members meet, determine the needs of their community and work toward accomplishing those goals in part by lobbying their local government.

The 20 dues-paying churches in Shreveport-Bossier City combine to form a...

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Hindus Urge Medical & Religious Communities to Open Free Interfaith Clinics for USA´s Uninsured

March 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Los Angeles Chronicle

http://www.losangeleschronicle.com/articles/view/92964

Hindus have urged the medical and religious communities of the country to join hands to open free interfaith health clinics for the uninsured and poor.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that until we had some kind of universal health coverage, we were morally obligated to provide about 45...

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"What's the Spiritual Season?," a Commentary by Stephanie Fenton

March 1, 2009

Author: Stephanie Fenton

Source: ReadTheSpirit Online

http://www.readthespirit.com/explore/2009-feb-23-to-mar-1.html

Food. Fasting. Festivities.

This week is shaped by a great assortment of global observances — including fasts in several traditions. Many Hindus are fasting in honor of Lord Shiva today. Many Christians eat in abundance through Shrove Tuesday (also known as Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday) — and then they...

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Kenya: More Prayers for the Nation As Public Anger Grows

February 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: All Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200903020265.html

Another inter-religious prayer service for the nation has been organized for this Saturday as public frustration with the coalition government mounts.

The Inter-Faith Network will hold a procession and prayers to mark the first anniversary of the signing of the National Accord which created the coalition government on February 28 last year.

The...

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U.S. Catholic And Jewish Leaders Meet to Mend Fences

February 26, 2009

Author: Adelle M. Banks

Source: Religion News Service

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

In the wake of controversies that have roiled longtime Jewish-Catholic relations, leaders from both faiths announced the launch of a new permanent dialogue between Catholics and Jews in the United States.

The joint project of the Pope John Paul II...

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Serbia: Religious Freedom Survey, February 2009

February 26, 2009

Author: Drasko Djenovic

Source: Forum 18 News Service

http://www.forum18.org/Archive.php?article_id=1260

In its survey analysis of freedom of thought, conscience or belief in Serbia, Forum 18 News Service notes that the most serious remains violent attacks, especially on Jehovah's Witness and Adventist property. The numbers of these attacks have been declining, and a crucial factor in this has been positive changes in media portrayals of non-Serbian...

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Interfaith Gets First Sikh Woman Chief

February 26, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Global Sikh News

http://sikhsangat.org/1469/2009/02/interfaith-gets-first-sikh-woman-chief/

Interfaith Conference (IFC), a Washington-based organisation that represents 11 religions, has elected former Chandigarh resident Amrit Kaur, as its first Sikh woman president.

Created in 1978, Interfaith aims to promote dialogue, understanding and a sense of community among people of diverse faith...

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Local Baha'i Worry About Iran Repression

February 26, 2009

Author: Catherine Buday

Source: Wicked Local Hudson

http://www.wickedlocal.com/hudson/news/x1237123677/Local-Bahai-worry-about-Iran-repression

Nearly three decades ago, Monireh lived the good life in Iran, with a well-paying job at an oil company, a guaranteed pension, a home and money in the bank.

But at midnight one night in 1980, during the early days of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, soldiers...

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MU Graduate Helps Bridge Religious Gap After Converting to Islam

February 26, 2009

Author: Jessica Nunez

Source: Columbia Missourian

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/media/multimedia/2009/02/26/media/Archive/index.html

When Katie Hurst moved to Columbia 10 years ago to study religion at MU, her intention was to work at a nonprofit or teach Christian education. She didn’t expect to have adopted an entirely new lifestyle and belief system by the time she graduated.

But that’s...

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Three Faith Groups Launch Journey to New Campus; Deeper Respect

February 26, 2009

Author: Joe Bjordal

Source: Episcopal Life Online

http://www.episcopal-life.org/81803_105480_ENG_HTM.htm

In Omaha, Nebraska, the children of Abraham are on a bold journey together. They are out to show the world that members of the three Abrahamic faiths -- Judaism, Christianity and Islam -- can work together, trust and accept each other, counter misunderstanding and fear, and even co-exist on an interfaith campus.

The TriFaith...

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Hip Hop Harmony Comes to LSE for Interfaith Week

February 24, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Financial

http://finchannel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=30483&Itemid=16

A Muslim-Jewish hip hop collective are performing at LSE as part of an interfaith week which aims to bring out the common cultural links between religions.

According to LSE, the week of events is organised by the Three Faith Forum in conjunction with the Students’ Union and the LSE...

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Indian Christians Afraid Again After New Slaying

February 24, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Zenit

http://www.zenit.org/article-25186?l=english

The slaying of another Christian in the Eastern Indian state of Orissa has rekindled fears among a population driven from their homes by a wave of persecution at the hands of Hindu extremists.

Hrudyananda Nayak, 45, was found dead last Thursday, showing signs of a violent end to his life, Aid to the Church in Need reported.

Ongoing Hindu-Christian tensions...

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