Interfaith

Global Conf. On World’s Religions Post-September 11 to Be Held At Jamia

January 17, 2009

Author: Mudassir Rizwan

Source: Indian Muslim News and Information

http://www.indianmuslims.info/node/80694

The Jamia Millia Islmia and McGill University of Canada are jointly organizing a three-day Global Congress entitled World’s Religions after September 11: An Asian Perspective. The Congress will be inaugurated by Buddhist spiritual leader Dalai Lama at 10.30 am in the Ansari Auditorium, JMI on 17th January.

The Centre for the Study of...

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Nigeria: NIREC Wants UN to Stop Gaza War

January 15, 2009

Author: Abbas Jimoh

Source: All Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200901150298.html

The Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) has called on the United Nations Security Council to order for a cease-fire in the ongoing Gaza war which had entered the 20th day.

A statement jointly signed by the Sultan of Sokoto and President of Supreme Council for Islamic affairs (NSCIA) Alhaji Mohammed Saad Abubakar and the President of Christian Association of...

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Interfaith Friendship Remains Strong Despite Gaza Fighting

January 15, 2009

Author: Kim Zarzour

Source: York Region News

http://www.georginaadvocate.com/News/Thornhill/article/86787

Now, more than ever, is the time for Muslims and Jews in Thornhill to hold firm on their resolve to work together, say the organizers of an interfaith friendship project between a temple and mosque.

Members of the Ja’ffari Islamic Centre and Temple Har Zion have a long-standing tradition of co-operation, beginning with a...

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Faithful to Celebrate Obama With Dance, Song

January 15, 2009

Author: Julia Duin

Source: The Washington Times

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jan/15/faithful-to-celebrate-obama-with-traditional-dance/

A variety of religions will be whooping it up this weekend at something unique in terms of inaugural festivities: religiously oriented balls.

The African American Church Inaugural Ball will have several bishops in attendance. A Masonic ball is scheduled...

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Gaza Violence Chills US Muslim-Jewish Dialogue

January 14, 2009

Author: Michael Conlon

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N14469091.htm

The Gaza Strip violence has chilled a promising interfaith dialogue between Jews and Muslims in the United States, activists said on Wednesday.

But Israel's 19-day-old offensive against Hamas that has taken more than 900 Palestinian lives has not triggered attacks on synagogues or other Jewish institutions in the United States at the level seen...

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Multi-Faith Hospital Chaplains for Cardiff And Vale Of Glamorgan

January 14, 2009

Author: Gregory Tindle

Source: South Wales Echo

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/health-news/2009/01/14/multi-faith-hospital-chaplains-for-cardiff-and-vale-of-glamorgan-91466-22686417/

A new multi-faith chaplaincy service has been set up for hospital patients and visitors in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

Leaders from all denominations will come...

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Italian Rabbis Withdraw From Interfaith Celebration With Catholics

January 14, 2009

Author: Bruce Tomaso

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://religionblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2009/01/italian-rabbis-withdraw-from-i.html

Italy's rabbis announced they were pulling out of the Italian Catholic Church's annual celebration of Judaism, saying Pope Benedict XVI's actions were turning back 50 years of interfaith progress.

Speaking for the assembly of Italian rabbis, Elia Enrico Richetti, the...

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Faith Leaders Unite to Condemn Anti-Semitism

January 13, 2009

Author: Justin Cohen

Source: TotallyJewish.com

http://www.totallyjewish.com/news/national/c-10947/faith-leaders-unite-to-condemn-anti-semitism/

Leaders of various faith communities in London last week came together to condemn the rise in anti-Semitic incidents during Israel's operation in Gaza, insisting that hate would not be tolerated and vowing to work to eliminate violence in the capital.

An...

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Faith Leaders Urge Md. to Repeal Death Penalty

January 13, 2009

Author: Kathleen Miller

Source: Examiner

Wire Service: AP

http://www.examiner.com/a-1792533~Faith_leaders_urge_Md__to_repeal_death_penalty.html

Leaders of many faiths urged Maryland lawmakers Tuesday to repeal the death penalty in the upcoming state legislative session, saying they share a common belief in the sanctity of life.

A Catholic bishop, a rabbi, an imam and several...

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Mosque Hosts Interfaith Discussion On Gaza Crisis

January 12, 2009

Author: Aman Ali

Source: The Journal News

http://lohud.com/article/20090112/NEWS02/901120330/-1/newsfront

The local interfaith community came together yesterday to share perspectives on the crisis in the Gaza Strip.

"People really need to talk about this conflict," said Anees Shaikh, communications director for the Upper Westchester Muslim Society in Thornwood. "We see a need for people to say what they want to say in an...

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Boston Faith Leaders Call for Gaza Ceasefire

January 12, 2009

Author: Michael Paulson

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles_of_faith/2009/01/boston_faith_le.html

A multifaith group of religious leaders from Boston, including Jews as well as Muslims and Christians, today is issuing a joint statement calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.

"We call upon Hamas immediately to end all rocket attacks on Israel, and upon Israel immediately to end its military...

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