Interfaith

Statement from American Religious Leaders in Response to Mass Distribution of 'Obsession'

October 6, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=711

We, the undersigned religious leaders, representing a wide spectrum of theological beliefs and political persuasions, have come together in moral consensus to voice our deep concern over the recent distribution of a deeply divisive and anger-provoking DVD called "Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West" to residents across the United States.

The...

Read more about Statement from American Religious Leaders in Response to Mass Distribution of 'Obsession'

Interfaith Dinner Fosters Dialogue

October 6, 2008

Author: Sam Cross

Source: The Cornell Daily Sun

http://cornellsun.com/node/32347

Cornell students enjoyed a night of delicious food and stimulating discussion at a Jewish-Muslim Dialogue Dinner last night.

With Rosh Hashanah and the end of Ramadan coinciding together this year, Jewish and Muslim students on campus gathered in the One World Room at Annabel Taylor Hall in the hopes of bridging a dialogue between the two communities. Cornell Hillel, Muslim...

Read more about Interfaith Dinner Fosters Dialogue

Hindu-Muslim Family’s Choice of Cremation Arouses Anger

October 4, 2008

Author: Annie Barnard

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/04/nyregion/04cremate.html?em

Friends and family remember Shafayet Reja as an affectionate young man who stayed up late to write poetry, danced exuberantly at weddings and explored the faiths of his father and mother with an openheartedness that led him to declare on his Facebook page, “I never get tired of learning the new things that life has to offer....

Read more about Hindu-Muslim Family’s Choice of Cremation Arouses Anger

Among All Faiths, Ministries for a Crisis

October 3, 2008

Author: Samuel G. Freedman

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/04/us/04religion.html

Several weeks ago, before the earth cracked open on Wall Street, Imam Khalid Latif had a chat with one of his regular worshipers at the Muslim center at New York University. This young man, a business student, had a theological complaint to register. Why did Islam make such a big deal about the principle of mutual benefit? What was the matter...

Read more about Among All Faiths, Ministries for a Crisis

Interfaith Coalition Asks Candidates: What About the Poor?

October 1, 2008

Author: Leon Cohen

Source: The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

http://www.jewishchronicle.org/article.php?article_id=10654

A national interfaith coalition, “Fighting Poverty With Faith,” wants to turn candidates’ attention from the middle class to the poor.

“In the next few months” of the election season, participants will “keep asking the candidates” — national and local — “...

Read more about Interfaith Coalition Asks Candidates: What About the Poor?

Iftar Party at Hanuman Temple in Uttar Pradesh

October 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: IANS

http://hamaraphotos.com/news/religion/iftar-party-at-hanuman-temple-in-uttar-pradesh.html

In a rare gesture of communal amity, Muslims visited a temple here to participate in an Iftar party thrown by their Hindu friends.

Organised Monday evening at a Hanuman temple in Govindpuri area in Chinhat locality, the party witnessed as many as 150 members from both communities....

Read more about Iftar Party at Hanuman Temple in Uttar Pradesh

Arizona Growth Poses Religious Challenge

October 1, 2008

Author: Peter Faur

Source: The Zonie Report

http://zoniereport.com/2008/10/arizona-growth-poses-religious-challenge-1230/

Arizona is set to experience religious growing pains after waves of new residents have made it more religiously diverse than ever.

But the subtle shift in demographics does not necessarily mean Arizonans will practice more religious tolerance, an expert says. If anything, they’ll have to...

Read more about Arizona Growth Poses Religious Challenge

Financial Panic Must Not Derail Anti-Poverty Plans Say Faith Leaders

September 29, 2008

Author: Chris Herlinger

Source: Ecumenical News International

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=2322

The global financial crisis should not derail progress that has been made on fighting poverty worldwide, religious leaders have said, adding that the current financial market turmoil makes attempts to tackle deprivation all the more urgent.

"When the powers that be declare there is an emergency, there is mobilisation," said the Rev. David...

Read more about Financial Panic Must Not Derail Anti-Poverty Plans Say Faith Leaders

Buddhists and Catholics Pray Together for Hanoi Catholics

September 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: VietCatholic News Agency

http://www.vietcatholic.net/News/Html/59351.htm

In a massive candlelight vigil protest at Orange County, California, Buddhist monks, Catholic priests, and leaders of other faiths led thousands of faithful to pray for Hanoi Catholics asking the Vietnam government to stop persecuting them and respect human rights.

Great Buddhist Venerable Thich Nguyen Tri, Chairman of Bat Nha Buddhist Temple...

Read more about Buddhists and Catholics Pray Together for Hanoi Catholics

Diverse Faiths Join Together to Help Needy

September 27, 2008

Author: David Yonke

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080927/NEWS10/809270339

Construction begins today on the 6th Annual MultiFaith Council Habitat Build. But before the first spade of dirt was turned or a nail was hammered, volunteers from more than a dozen faith groups gathered in Sylvania to bless the project, share a meal, and build friendships.

The volunteer...

Read more about Diverse Faiths Join Together to Help Needy

Faith and Business: A New Deal for the Modern Workplace

September 26, 2008

Author: Zaki Cooper

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/global/article4833476.ece

On Tuesday, offices around the UK will look particularly empty. No, not because of another Lehman Brothers-type crash in the market, though in these uncertain times that possibility cannot be ruled out entirely, but because Tuesday marks the feast of Eid al-Fitr, when Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan. It is also the first day of Rosh Hashanah...

Read more about Faith and Business: A New Deal for the Modern Workplace

Religious and Political Leaders Hold Peacemaking Dialogue

September 26, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Mennonite Central Committee

http://www.mcc.org/news/news/article.html?id=395

About 300 international religious and political figures, including Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, attended a dialogue at a Manhattan hotel on the evening of Sept. 25 to discuss the role of religion in responding to global challenges and building peace and understanding between societies.

Speakers included President Ahmadinejad, the...

Read more about Religious and Political Leaders Hold Peacemaking Dialogue

Gala: Inner Faith in Interfaith

September 26, 2008

Author: Lori Van Ingen

Source: Lancaster Online

http://articles.lancasteronline.com/local/4/227876

As about 100 people of many different ethnicities and religions sat at circular tables to eat Turkish food at Millersville University on Thursday night, keynote speaker Leonard Swidler couldn't have been happier.

Swidler, professor of Catholic thought and inter-religious dialogue at Temple University, said he was appreciative of the work of Red...

Read more about Gala: Inner Faith in Interfaith

Pages