Interfaith

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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Interfaith Cooperation And New Beginnings Marked California's Religion News In 2008

December 29, 2008

Author: Steve Padilla

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-beliefs29-2008dec29,0,3094121.story

When religion made news in California this year -- and it did frequently -- much of that news involved conflict.

Religious leaders of various faiths squared off on Proposition 8, the successful statewide initiative to ban gay marriage. Rifts also continued in the Episcopal...

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How a Multi-Faith City Marks Christmas

December 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7765456.stm

While Christians in London will spend Christmas Day going to church to celebrate the birth of Christ, others will spend the day eating, drinking, watching TV and playing games with family and friends.

But how will Londoners of other faiths and beliefs spend 25 December?

BBC London's Tom Bishop and Colette Hibbert found...

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Hindus Urge Religious Solidarity On Poverty Front

December 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News Track India

http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/52114

Lauding Pope's call on fighting poverty, Hindus have urged all religions to come together on this issue and make poverty eradication a moral priority.

US based Hindu religious leader Rajan Zed, in a statement, said that poverty was a monumental crisis and biggest challenge facing world today and it shoulbe dealt at an emergency level.

All...

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MPAC Continues Bridge-Building Tradition During Historic Convention

December 22, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=755

A star-studded line up of speakers joined the Muslim Public Affairs Council for its 8th annual convention, celebrating 20 years of work for Muslim American political and civic participation. Attended by more than 1,000 people from around the country, the convention headliners included Dr. Rick Warren, musicians Salman Ahmad and Melissa Etheridge alongside Dr. Deepak...

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Pastor Rick Warren Addresses Muslim Group, Emphasizes Need to Find Common Ground

December 21, 2008

Author: Raja Abdulrahim

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-warren21-2008dec21,0,7004420.story

Fresh from being tapped to deliver the invocation at President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration, Orange County Pastor Rick Warren spoke Saturday night to about 800 members of the Muslim Public Affairs Council at its convention in Long Beach.

Warren's theme was about people...

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Multi-Faith Event Opens Section of Mumbai Hotel After Attacks

December 21, 2008

Author: Narendra Joshi

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.freep.com/article/20081221/NEWS07/81221019/1009/NEWS07

A Hindu priest chanted prayers and a Muslim cleric read from the Quran as the Trident Hotel at the Oberoi complex reopened amid tight security today, three weeks after it was targeted in a rampage by suspected militants.

Sniffer dogs patrolled the grounds outside, police officers stood behind sandbag bunkers...

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Muslim Couples Tie Knot In Hindu Temple

December 21, 2008

Author: Nayan Dave

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Muslim_couples_tie_knot_in_Hindu_temple/rssarticleshow/3868262.cms

In perhaps the first-of-its-kind nikah solemnised before Lord Ram in the communally sensitive Gujarat, two Muslim couples tied the knot in a Junagadh temple with a maulvi reciting Koranic verses in the backdrop of Ram dhun. Members of both...

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Hindus Greet Jews On Hanukkah

December 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News Track India

http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/51651

Hindus have sent greetings to Jewish community world over on Hanukkah (Chanukah), eight-day Festival of Lights beginning December 21.

Acclaimed Hindu and Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a release in Nevada (USA) today, expressed warmest greetings on Hanukkah festival, wishing happiness, peace and j to all the Jews.

Zed, who is the...

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