Interfaith

Faith Leaders Urge Climate Curbs

November 28, 2008

Author: Christopher Landau

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7753784.stm

Leaders from the world's religious traditions have signed a manifesto urging tough action on climate change.

Around 1,000 delegates are meeting at the Interfaith Climate Summit in Uppsala, Sweden, at the invitation of the Swedish church.

The manifesto, signed by 30 religious leaders, calls for "rapid and large emission cuts in the rich world"....

Read more about Faith Leaders Urge Climate Curbs

Kazakhstan Passes Restrictive Religion Measure

November 26, 2008

Author: Peter Leonard

Source: The Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/world/6133889.html

Kazakhstan's lower house of Parliament approved controversial legislation Wednesday to increase government control over religious groups, drawing criticism from a major international group Kazakhstan is to lead in 2010.

Rights groups say the amendments to the country's law on...

Read more about Kazakhstan Passes Restrictive Religion Measure

Pope Benedict Has Been "Misinterpreted" On Interfaith Dialogue

November 25, 2008

Author: Richard Owen

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article5231385.ece

The Vatican has said that a statement by Pope Benedict XVI on the "impossibility" of religious dialogue has been misinterpreted, and does "not put in doubt the Pope's inter-religious commitment."

In a preface to a book by Marcello Pera, a centre-Right Italian senator, entitled Why We Must Call Ourselves Christians,...

Read more about Pope Benedict Has Been "Misinterpreted" On Interfaith Dialogue

Interfaith Service Offers Sampling of Austin's Religions

November 24, 2008

Author: Patrick George

Source: The Austin American-Statesman

http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/11/24/1124interfaith.html

With the swelling bass note of the Jewish ram horn, the soulful Muslim call to prayer and the chiming of a Christian bell choir, nearly 800 people at First United Methodist Church on Sunday knew it was time for Thanksgiving in Austin.

For 24 years, Austinites have come...

Read more about Interfaith Service Offers Sampling of Austin's Religions

Interfaith Leader Guides Group Dialogue

November 24, 2008

Author: Katherine Meduski

Source: Columbia Spectator

http://www.columbiaspectator.com/2008/11/25/interfaith-leader-guides-group-dialogue

At a time when some associate Islam with violence, Eboo Patel, founder and executive director of Interfaith Youth Core, stressed the importance of pluralism and faith at a Common Meal in Earl Hall.

Patel, who is also the author of “Acts of Faith: The Story of an...

Read more about Interfaith Leader Guides Group Dialogue

Jews, Muslims Seek Better Ties in `Twinning' Program

November 24, 2008

Author: Nicole Neroulias

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=17015

The mistrust and misconceptions between North America's Jews and Muslims may run thick and deep, but leaders of a new nationwide interfaith initiative say the two sides have more to learn than fear from each other.

That was the message issued this weekend (Nov. 21-23) in more than 100 mosques and synagogues that signed up for a "Weekend of...

Read more about Jews, Muslims Seek Better Ties in `Twinning' Program

Pope Questions Interfaith Dialogue

November 23, 2008

Author: Rachel Donadio

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/24/world/europe/24pope.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

In comments on Sunday that could have broad implications in a period of intense religious conflict, Pope Benedict XVI cast doubt on the possibility of interfaith dialogue but called for more discussion of the practical consequences of religious differences.

The pope’s...

Read more about Pope Questions Interfaith Dialogue

Interfaith Dinners Serve Up Big Helpings of Tolerance

November 22, 2008

Author: Carla Hinton

Source: NewsOK.com

http://newsok.com/interfaith-dinners-serve-up-big-helpings-of-tolerance/article/3323981

Nisa Ismayilova always dreamed of sitting down for an informal dinner and fellowship with people whose religious beliefs differed from her own Muslim faith.

The Islamic woman’s dream became reality when she participated in a recent Amazing Faiths dinner dialogue at Phil and...

Read more about Interfaith Dinners Serve Up Big Helpings of Tolerance

Religious Leaders Want Peace Talks to Resume

November 22, 2008

Author: Jefferson Antiporda

Source: The Manila Times

http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2008/nov/22/yehey/metro/20081122met1.html

Religious leaders have called on the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) for the immediate resumption of the stalled Mindanao peace talks.

In a statement, the 75 members of the Bishops-Ulama Conference appealed to the both parties to pursue whatever...

Read more about Religious Leaders Want Peace Talks to Resume

Los Angeles-Area Catholics and Muslims No Strangers to Dialogue

November 17, 2008

Author: Raja Abdulrahim

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-beliefs17-2008nov17,0,2237585.story

World Roman Catholic and Muslim leaders made headlines this month when they met in a first-of-its-kind interfaith forum at the Vatican. Locally, some faithful saw the forum not as something new but as an affirmation of efforts they have been making for years.

The goal of the...

Read more about Los Angeles-Area Catholics and Muslims No Strangers to Dialogue

Interfaith Group Hosts 20th Anniversary Celebration at St. Julia

November 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Wicked Local Wayland

http://www.wickedlocal.com/wayland/news/x776440684/News-briefs

In 1988, incidents within Weston High School indicated the presence of prejudice against some minority groups. In response, the Weston PTO sponsored a workshop "Discrimination in our Midst" after which several attendees and other interested community members met to determine how to improve relationships among people of different...

Read more about Interfaith Group Hosts 20th Anniversary Celebration at St. Julia

Survey Warns of 'Faith Bullying'

November 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7732305.stm

Almost a quarter of young people have been bullied because of their religion, a charity report says.

Beatbullying said it had encountered a disturbing level of religious segregation and intolerance among the children it had studied.

Chief executive Emma-Jane Cross said that schools were cultivating "at best a lack of understanding and at worst a lack...

Read more about Survey Warns of 'Faith Bullying'

Film Chronicles Liberian Women’s Faith-Based Peace Movement

November 17, 2008

Author: Jennifer Hahn

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext

For 13 years, Leymah Gbowee watched as her native Liberia devolved into an earthly hell. Violence, rape, and murder had become part of daily life as violent warlords battled the country's equally depraved president over control of a nation once founded in peace by freed American slaves.

Then one night, Gbowee had a dream that she should gather a...

Read more about Film Chronicles Liberian Women’s Faith-Based Peace Movement

Help Inaugurate the Muslim-Jewish 'Twinning' Project

November 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=737

The Muslim Public Affairs Council invites you to be a part of the inaugural event for the "Weekend of Twinnings" of mosques and synagogues across North America, an historic continent-wide event linking more than 40 mosques and 40 synagogues across the continent during the weekend of November 21-23, 2008.

WHEN: Monday, November 17 7:00...

Read more about Help Inaugurate the Muslim-Jewish 'Twinning' Project

Pages