Interfaith

National Leaders: Christian, Muslim And Jew Pray for Peace Among Nations

January 10, 2009

Author: Rev. Peg Chemberlin

Source: The Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/yourvoices/37397179.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUdcOy9cP3DieyckcUsI

The National Council of Churches reports that on Jan. 9, “leaders of three faiths that trace their origins back to a common ancestor -- the Patriarch Abraham -- joined their hearts and pens today to form a...

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Spiritual Convenience Food for the God-Shaped Hole In Your Life

January 9, 2009

Author: Duke Helfand

Source: Irish Times/The Los Angeles Times

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2009/0109/1231454443296.html

Ever-adaptable American capitalism is pioneering new products to bring religion to those in a big hurry, writes Duke Helfand in Los Angeles

So you're racing through another jam-packed day, late picking up the children from football practice because you got stuck at the office. Then you pay...

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Faith-Based Communities Gather for ‘Prayer for Peace’ Service

January 8, 2009

Author: Julia Torres-Barden

Source: Midlothian Exchange

http://www.midlothianexchange.com/index.php/news/article/faith-based-communities-gather-for-prayer-for-peace-service/18167/

President of the Virginia Muslim Coalition for Public Affairs Imad Damaj, called his faith brothers, Rev. R. Charles Grant at Bon Air Presbyterian Church and Rabbi Ben Romer of Congregation Or Ami, to...

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Muslim Cleric From Edison Works for Peace In Middle East

January 8, 2009

Author: Lalita Aloor Amuthan

Source: Courier News

http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20090108/NEWS/901080327/-1/newsfront

Township resident Dawud Ahmad Assad has made his life's goal the possibility of achieving peace in the Middle East.

The 77-year-old Islamic cleric, who emigrated to the United States from Palestine when he was 20 years old, has made nine trips to Jerusalem in the past two and a half years as a...

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Indian Supreme Court Warns Orissa Over Religious Violence

January 7, 2009

Author: Achal Narayanan

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=17290

India's Supreme Court has told the state government of Orissa that it will not "tolerate persecution of religious minorities" and if the state government cannot protect Christians, "then quit office."

A three-judge panel of the Supreme Court issued the warning Monday (Jan. 5) following a petition filed by Roman Catholic Archbishop Raphael...

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Sikh Youth Lead Discussions On Terrorism

January 5, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Times

http://www.emgonline.co.uk/news.php?news=2747

Youth from many different faiths across Strathclyde met recently for a round table discussion on terrorism in all its forms and exchange ideas on how ‘together they can combat extremist views’.

The event, which was chaired by Anoop Wallia from Sikhs in Scotland and co-hosted by Strathclyde Police, was attended by youth from Christian, Sikh,...

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Interfaith Group Uses Social Sites to Connect

January 5, 2009

Author: Elisabeth Monaghan

Source: YourHub: Denver South

http://denver.yourhub.com/DenverSouth/Stories/Faces-of/Story~564309.aspx

Social networking has quickly become a popular way for long-lost friends to find each other. A number of Internet users have also found social networks like Facebook and MySpace to be helpful for attracting customers and making new friends who share similar interests.

Among the greatest fans...

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Local Leaders With Ties to Gaza React to Conflict

January 4, 2009

Author: Mary Taing

Source: ABC News

http://kaaltv.com/article/stories/S728760.shtml?cat=10226

The violence continues tonight in Gaza.

It’s the eighth day of fighting and Israeli troops are advancing deeper into Gaza City, trying to gain more ground control in the area they say Hamas used to fire rockets into Israel.

More than 500 people have been killed in the crossfire, leaving thousands more desperate for food,...

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Christian-Muslim-Buddhist-Jewish Leaders to Honor Hindu Statesman Zed

January 3, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20090103065448zzzz.nb/topstory.html

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Nevada clergy belonging to various religions and denominations is coming together to honor fellow Nevadan acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who was recently invited to European Parliament to promote interfaith dialogue.

Christian (various denominations), Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish,...

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"God Beyond Borders: Interfaith Education And Congregations," a Commentary by Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook

January 1, 2009

Author: Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook

Source: Congregations

http://www.alban.org/conversation.aspx?id=7006

One Friday during Lent, Greg Foraker, director of adult formation ministries at St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church in Tucson, Arizona, entered the Islamic Center, the city’s largest mosque, to participate in worship with its 500 members. To the left of the entrance was a group of women in traditional attire and to the right was a room...

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BHS Celebrates Diversity With Annual Program

December 31, 2008

Author: Joanna Kaselis Tzouvelis

Source: Wicked Local Burlington

http://www.wickedlocal.com/burlington/news/education/x946494426/BHS-celebrates-diversity-with-annual-program

Faculty and students at Burlington High School celebrated a wide array of cultural and religious diversity during the school’s annual Holiday Traditions program on Dec. 23.

Pam Eaton, a special education...

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Interfaith Statement From Metro Detroit Religious Leaders

December 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/article/20081230/NEWS05/81230066

Salaam, Shalom, Peace,

Many have joined us in our prayers for working together for peace in the days ahead. May the God of Compassion and Mercy, draw all of us together with bonds of justice and reconciliation.

We recognize that all of the events in the Middle East have local implications. And, we know that our Metropolitan...

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