Interfaith

Nigeria: Onaiyekan, Sultan Preach Religious Tolerance

March 5, 2009

Author: Taye Obateru

Source: All Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200903050017.html

The co-chairman of Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC), who is also the president of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rt. Rev. John Onaiyekan has advocated sanctions for religious leaders who preach inciting messages as a way of curtailing incessant religious crisis in the country.

Similarly, the Sultan of Sokoto and co-Chairman of the same council...

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Brown's Interfaith House to Get Tolerance Award

March 5, 2009

Author: Richard C. Dujardin

Source: The Providence Journal

http://newsblog.projo.com/2009/03/browns-interfai.html

Interfaith House, a residential community created five years ago on the Brown University campus to encourage dialogue and understanding between students of different faiths, has been tapped to receive the Touro Synagogue Foundation's Teitz Award for Religious Freedom and Tolerance in a ceremony tonight at Brown's List building at 64...

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Italy: Muslim Leader Calls for Religious Tolerance

March 4, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Adnkronos International

http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/Religion/?id=3.0.3069915929

The leader of Indonesia's largest Islamic organisation, Hasyim Muzadi, has called for greater religious tolerance and understanding at an interfaith conference held in the Italian capital, Rome, on Wednesday. Muzadi, president of Nahdlatul Ulama, was at the conference organised by the Indonesian and Italian governments and...

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Sharing Different Faiths

March 4, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Canadian Immigrant

http://canadianimmigrant.ca/onlineexclusives/newsitems/article/3304

This March, a group of children and families are embarking on a multifaith adventure that is taking them to the places of worship of nine different faith communities in Surrey: Bahá’í, Buddhism, Christianity, First Nations, Hinduism, Islam, Mormon, Sikhism and Unitarianism. As part of the Surrey Neighbouring...

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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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