Interfaith

Workplace Discrimination Claims On the Rise

January 28, 2009

Author: G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=17425

Complaints of religious discrimination in the workplace are on the rise, but civil rights advocates say that may not be such a bad thing.

That's because a likely reason for a steady rise in reported incidents has nothing to do with intolerant corporate cultures but rather religious minorities who are more aware of their rights and more...

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Interfaith Dialogue At the Grass Roots

January 28, 2009

Author: Bob Todd

Source: The Dialogue Institute

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/pressreleases/interfaith_dialogue_at_the_grass_roots/

As the United States looks forward to a new year filled with collaborative efforts for change for the betterment of our world, The Dialogue Institute at Temple University is happy to announce the release of Interfaith Dialogue at the Grass Roots.

A wonderful...

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"Inaugural Jesus," a Commentary by Martin E. Marty

January 26, 2009

Author: Martin E. Marty

Source: Ponderings On a Faith Journey

http://pastorbobcornwall.blogspot.com/2009/01/inaugural-jesus-sightings.html

The apostle Paul claimed that Jesus, in the form of "Christ crucified," was "a stumbling block [skandalon=scandal=offence] to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles." (I Corinthians 1:23) Jews+Gentiles=pretty much everybody. You may ask, "What is Jesus doing in Sightings," given this column's...

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Sacramento-Area Interfaith Group Holds Annual Service

January 26, 2009

Author: Robert Lewis

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/ourregion/story/1572710.html

People of all faiths from the Sacramento area gathered in Davis on Sunday afternoon to look past their differences in an effort to foster understanding – and they had to look past plenty.

Attacks in Mumbai, India, and strife in Gaza; the seemingly endless conflict in Iraq, and Afghanistan threatening to get worse.

They were...

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Religious Faiths Join to Fight Drug Abuse

January 26, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Seychelles Nation Online

http://www.nation.sc/index.php?art=14775

Representatives of the different religions in Seychelles have met to talk about how they will work together to fight drug abuse.

They held a meeting on Friday at Care House in Victoria, the headquarters of the Campaign for Awareness, Resilience and Education against substance abuse.

Care had invited leaders of all the different faiths in...

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Interfaith Group Works to End Death Penalty

January 24, 2009

Author: Ron Cassie

Source: The Frederick News-Post

http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/art_life/display.htm?StoryID=85588

Clergy representing more than 1,000 congregations across Maryland, have signed and sent a letter to the General Assembly and Gov. Martin O'Malley, urging the repeal of "the law allowing for the state execution of men and women."

As part of the Interfaith Coalition to End the Death Penalty's...

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Many Songs, One Symphony: Interfaith Harmony Day Celebrates Diversity

January 23, 2009

Author: Bettina Lehovec

Source: The Morning News

http://www.nwaonline.net/articles/2009/01/23/religion/012409interfaith.txt

The Islamic call to prayer echoed through the parish hall of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville.

People attending the first Interfaith Harmony Day on Jan. 17 stopped to listen. Several closed their eyes, absorbing the sense of sacredness they heard.

"It's somebody praying to...

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Religious Leaders Praise Obama Directives On Torture, Guantanamo

January 23, 2009

Author: Adelle M. Banks

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=17394

Religious leaders from the U.S. Catholic bishops to evangelical human rights advocates have applauded President Obama's executive order that essentially ends torture of detainees held by the U.S. government.

On Thursday (Jan. 22), his second full day in office, the president signed an executive order on "ensuring lawful interrogations" to "...

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An Interfaith Commitment for Peace

January 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Richmond Times Dispatch

http://www.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/local/article/an_interfaith_commitment_for_peace/186973/

We, members and leaders of the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities in the Greater Richmond area - all having deep and symbolic ties to the land and peoples of the Middle East - are anguished by the events unfolding in Israel and Gaza. Recognizing the...

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Nigeria: Nirec Moves to Stop Religious Crisis In Country

January 23, 2009

Author: Ayegba Israel Ebije

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200901230406.html

The Nigeria Inter Religious Council (NIREC) has concluded plans to train 250 youths on how to overcome the issue of reli-gious crisis in Nigeria that has led to the loss of so many lives in Nigeria.

The national coordinator, Pro-fessor Ishaq Oloyede, disclosed this in Minna yesterday in an address he delivered at the first Nigerian youths summit on...

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The Role Of Religion Under Obama

January 22, 2009

Author: Gail Russell Chaddock

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/0122/p01s02-usgn.html

After decades of ceding God to the GOP, at least in the public square, Democrats – with President Obama in the lead – are speaking with a fuller religious voice. The watchword? Inclusiveness.

It's a voice that signals openness at a time when diversity in American religious life is rising.

"We know...

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In Prayer, Warren Calls for Tolerance

January 21, 2009

Author: Suzanne Sataline

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123249891036400529.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

The Rev. Rick Warren, by invoking the name of Jesus as he's known in several faiths, heralded the historic presidency Tuesday of an African-American man elected by Americans of multiple races, ethnicities and cultures.

Mr. Warren, one of the country's most prominent evangelical ministers...

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