Interfaith

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Spiritual Leaders to Headline 'Confronting Islamophobia And Anti-Semitism' Event

November 16, 2008

Author: Michele Dargan

Source: The Palm Beach Daily News

http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/content/news/2008/11/16/MONislam1117.html

Rabbi Marc Schneier attended a summit of imams and rabbis last November designed to promote better understanding between the Islam and Judaism.

The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, of which Schneier is president, hosted the summit and, from that, a Weekend of Twinning was...

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Archbishop in London Visits Temple

November 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indo-Asian News Service

http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080072848

The head of the Church of England has contrasted the "organised attacks" on Christians in Orissa with the treatment of Hindus in Britain, and said India risks losing its place as "an international beacon" if the violence is allowed to continue.

In a letter written to Indian church leaders on the eve of a...

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UN Rejects Religion’s Use to Justify Killings

November 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: DAWN

http://www.dawn.com/2008/11/15/top16.htm

A high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly has rejected the use of religion to justify the killing of innocent people and terrorist acts and voiced concern that serious instances of intolerance, discrimination and harassment persist between people of different faiths and cultures.

In a consensus declaration read out by the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, at...

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Lexington Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

November 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Wicked Local Burlington

http://www.wickedlocal.com/burlington/news/x776443854/Lexington-interfaith-Thanksgiving-service

On Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m., the Lexington Interfaith Clergy Association (LICA) will hold an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at the Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 55 Coolidge Ave. in Lexington. The LICA is making a concerted effort to bring the community...

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Commentary: Different Faiths Come Together

November 14, 2008

Author: Kristina Herrndobler

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6113106.html

What does mopping the floor have to do with interfaith dialogue? A lot, when you are hosting strangers of various faiths to your home for dinner.

And so, in preparation for our Amazing Faiths Project Dinner Dialogue, one of 68 that occurred Thursday night in Houston, my husband and I cleaned the house and had...

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UK Faith Leaders Join Students on Visit to Former Nazi Death Camp in Poland

November 13, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2008/11/msg00101.html

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams with the Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks, invited representatives from all the religious communities to join the Holocaust Educational Trust's Lessons from Auschwitz Project tomorrow on their one day visit to the former Nazi camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland.

The visit by the UK's faith leaders demonstrated their...

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A Rare Imam Who Juggles Fatwas, Interfaith Confabs

November 13, 2008

Author: Ilene R. Prusher

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/1113/p01s01-wome.html

Sheikh Ishaq Abdel-Jawad Taha's phone is ringing off the hook.

"You're welcome, go ahead," says Sheikh Taha, sitting behind his desk at the Palestinian Authority's Al-Fatwa Council, of which he is the director. "She's still recovering, so she doesn't have to pray," he says.

The voice on the other end of the phone is...

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U.S. Religious Groups Want Obama to Ban Torture

November 12, 2008

Author: Michael Conlon

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSTRE4AB6VR20081112

A coalition of more than 200 religious groups urged U.S. President-elect Barack Obama on Wednesday to sign an order, once he takes office, banning torture by any federal government entity.

"This is an opportunity where one official could ... with one stroke of a pen, really change history here," said Linda Gustitus,...

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