Interfaith

Armenia: Religious Freedom Debate Flares, Critics Say the Devil Is In the Details Of Legislative Amendments

February 24, 2009

Author: Gayane Abrahamyan

Source: Eurasianet

http://www.eurasianet.org/departments/insightb/articles/eav022409.shtml

Proposed amendments to a law on religion in Armenia are stoking an intense debate over religious freedom and church-state relations. Some critics contend that the wording of the draft law provides a basis for persecution of political dissenters and religious minorities. Others warn of a looming theocracy. But the...

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Jewish-Muslim Initiative Expanding to Europe

February 22, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: JTA

http://jta.org/news/article/2009/02/22/1003173/jewish-muslim-initiative-expanding-to-europe

Rabbis and imams from Great Britain will visit the United States to expand to Europe a program that pairs mosques and synagogues.

The Weekend of Twinning, an initiative started by Rabbi Marc Schneier and The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, last November paired 50 mosques...

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Baha'i Plan Prayer Gathering for 7 Members Jailed In Iran

February 21, 2009

Author: Meredith Moss

Source: Dayton Daily News

http://www.daytondailynews.com/l/content/oh/story/living/religion-faith/2009/02/21/ddn022109lifeinterfaith.html

Members of Miami Valley Baha'i are planning an interfaith prayer gathering on Monday, Feb. 23, in support of seven members of their religion who have been in prison in Iran for nearly a year.

The service will take place from...

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Interfaith Group Targets Poverty With New Projects

February 21, 2009

Author: William Taylor

Source: The Advocate/WBRZ News 12

http://www.2theadvocate.com/features/39998292.html

The congregants came from diverse traditions, but spoke in unison of common purpose.

“From many lands and many traditions we come together to sing a new song,” the Rev. Clint Mitchell said, leading those gathered earlier this month at the Beth Shalom Synagogue.

“In many tongues we will sing a new song to...

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Interfaith Panel Promotes Religious Dialogue And Tolerance

February 19, 2009

Author: Danielle Gantt

Source: The Vanderbilt Hustler

http://www.insidevandy.com/drupal/node/9569

Representatives of different faiths came together to discuss God's role in their lives Tuesday night at the Vanderbilt Interfaith Council panel.

"The purpose of the event was to bring together different aspects of the religious community at Vanderbilt to create an interfaith dialogue," said Neelam Khan, president of the Interfaith Council. "The biggest...

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Religious Leaders Gather for Interfaith Summit In Brisbane

February 18, 2009

Author: Josh Bavas

Source: ABC News

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/02/18/2494285.htm?section=australia

More than 50 religious leaders are gathering in Brisbane for the next four days for the largest Australian interfaith summit.

A book describing the findings from the talks is expected to be released at the end of the year.

The president of the Uniting Church, the Reverend Gregor Henderson, says...

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Prayer for Immigrant Families Planned At Bridgewater's Gurudwara Temple

February 17, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Somerset Reporter

http://www.nj.com/reporter/index.ssf/2009/02/prayer_for_immigrant_families.html

Leaders and members of diverse faith traditions will gather 3-5 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Gurudwara Temple to pray for immigrant families who have been torn apart by the current immigration system.

Stating that national immigration policy has left whole communities devastated and created fear...

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Young Muslims, Jews Work Toward Peace

February 17, 2009

Author: Bob Smietana

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090217/NEWS06/902170343/1017/NEWS03

Shoshana Jaffa sums up the conflict in the Middle East like this: "Everybody wants to meet halfway, but no one knows where halfway is."

Jaffa was one of about 45 Jewish and Muslim teens and young adults who met Sunday at Congregation Micah in Brentwood to discuss the recent fighting in Gaza.

It's...

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Muslim-Christian Relations Threatened By Spate Of Kidnappings In Mindanao

February 17, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Business World Online

http://www.bworldonline.com/BW021709/content.php?id=075

An interfaith group has warned that the series of kidnappings is threatening Muslim-Christian relations in Southwestern Mindanao.

The Inter-Religious Solidarity Movement for Peace, a loose movement of Islamic, Protestant and Roman Catholic leaders, said the abductions undermine inter-religious goodwill and solidarity from years of...

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