Interfaith

Sikh March Carries Message of Peace, Unity

October 12, 2008

Author: Cynthia Hubert

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/278/story/1307204.html

As much of the rest of the world roiled with tension, thousands of people marched the streets of Sacramento on Saturday in the name of peace and unity.

Downtown residents in jeans and sweat shirts peered from their balconies and porches as men in turbans and women in colorful saris made their way from Southside Park to the state Capitol.

The...

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B.C. Olympic Spiritual Centre Presents a Challenge

October 12, 2008

Author: Douglas Todd

Source: Canwest News Service

http://www.nationalpost.com/sports/story.html?id=877025

The dream of a free-standing permanent interspiritual centre at the Olympic Village in Vancouver has failed to be realized, but negotiations are still underway to satisfy the spiritual needs of hockey players, ski jumpers and ice skaters during the 2010 Winter Games.

The Vancouver organizing committee is privately negotiating with a...

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Muslims, Buddhists Getting to Know Each Other

October 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: MCOT English News

http://enews.mcot.net/view.php?id=6728

The southern region of Thailand is home to both Muslims and Buddhists, with the majority of ethnic Malay Muslims in provinces bordering Malaysia. An activity encouraging better understanding among the young followers of the two religions has been initiated and appears to be enjoying very pleasant feedback.

Prakru Sunthornkitjanuyok, deputy abbot of Tamod temple in...

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Interfaith Group Blasts Obsession

October 10, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: JTA

http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/110725.html

An interfaith group blasted the creators and distributors of a film critical of radical Islam.

At a news conference Tuesday in Washington, Interfaith Alliance chairman Rabbi Jack Moline described the film, "Obsession: Radical Islam's War with the West" as a "thinly veiled call for disparagement and distrust of all Muslims."

By "exercising the...

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UN Assembly to Discuss Abdullah’s Interfaith Initiative

October 10, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Arab News

http://www.arabnews.com/?page=1&section=0&article=115292&d=10&m=10&y=2008&pix=kingdom.jpg&category=Kingdom

The United Nations General Assembly will hold a session in the middle of next month to discuss Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah’s initiative to promote interfaith dialogue. This was announced by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon while...

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Hindu-Christian Joint Statement Wants Dialogue

October 9, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/report.asp?nid=11502

Christian and Hindu leaders singed a joint declaration New Delhi Oct. 8 calling for an end to violence and the promotion of interfaith dialogue between Hindus and Christians.

The statement was singed after a meeting of Christian leaders such as Archbishops of New Delhi and Cuttuck-Bhubaneswar met with Hindu leader Chidanand Saraswati at...

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Religious Beliefs, Workplace Issues Sometimes Hard to Reconcile

October 9, 2008

Author: Electa Draper

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_10679959?nclick_check=1

When religious beliefs and work rules clash, as they did in September for Muslim workers at a northern Colorado meat-processing plant during their holy month of Ramadan, the consequences can be devastating.

Federal laws require employers to accommodate an employee's sincerely-held religious beliefs and practices unless doing so...

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Religious Leaders Back Immigration Reform Group

October 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/1245693.html

A new grassroots initiative on immigration reform says more than 300 clergy and religous leaders have signed up to support the North Carolina group.

The North Carolina Religious Coalition for Justice for Immigrants will hold a news conference Tuesday in Raleigh to discuss immigration reform. Five religious leaders will speak, including the...

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Sacramento Sikhs to Hold World Interfaith Peace March

October 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Sikh News

http://worldsikhnews.com/1%20October%202008/Sacramento%20Sikhs%20to%20hold%20World%20Interfaith%20Peace%20March.htm

As part of the Tercentenary celebrations of Guruship of Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh Community of Sacramento, in collaboration with the Interfaith Service Bureau, is holding a World Interfaith Peace March on October 11, 2008 in...

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Interfaith Leaders Meet to Discuss Their Efforts to End World Hunger

October 7, 2008

Author: Angelo Stagnaro

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicglobe.org/news7.3.html

A day before the U.N. General Assembly met Sept. 25 on the progress of the Millennium Development Goals, a group of interfaith leaders gathered to encourage one another in efforts to engage their own members in working toward achieving the U.N. goals, especially ending world hunger.

The Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, convened a...

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Interfaith Initiative Imagines World Without Hunger

October 7, 2008

Author: Sandy Sasso

Source: IndyStar.com

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081007/OPINION12/810070323/1002/OPINION

Every day, we routinely decide what we will eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. As we make our meals or restaurant reservations, the parents of 18,000 children in Indianapolis have to decide whether they will be able to serve breakfast, lunch or dinner to their sons and...

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Interfaith Leaders to Speak Out Against Anti-Muslim DVD

October 6, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=712

Nationally recognized Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders will hold a press conference on Tuesday, October 7 in Washington, DC to speak out against an anti-Muslim film called "Obsession," which is being distributed to 28 million households in election swing states by a shadowy non-profit group called the Clarion Fund.

Hosted by the Interfaith Alliance, the...

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What Holds Us Together

October 6, 2008

Author: Jane Dammen McAuliffe

Source: America: The National Catholic Weekly

http://www.americamagazine.org/content/article.cfm?article_id=11095

If the second half of the 20th century could be called the ecumenical era, the initial decades of this century signal the start of the interfaith era. In the years following the promulgation of Nostra Aetate, the Catholic Church took early leadership in outreach efforts to other religious...

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