Interfaith

Religious Leaders Add Their Voice to UN Drive to End Violence Against Women

September 25, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: UN News Centre

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=28268&Cr=say+no&Cr1=

Religious leaders from Africa, Asia and North America pledged today to help end one of the most pervasive human rights violations in the world by signing on to the “Say NO to Violence against Women Campaign,” organized by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).

Representing such diverse...

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Religious Groups Target Poverty

September 25, 2008

Author: Harold McNeil

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/northernsuburbs/story/447714.html

Members of the three Abrahamic faiths and other religious traditions broke bread together and endeavored to collectively address local poverty during an event Wednesday in the Islamic Society and Mosque, 745 Heim Road, Getzville.

The third annual “Tent of Abraham” coincides with the Muslim...

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Harvard Chaplains Host Interfaith Event

September 24, 2008

Author: Brittany M. Llewellyn

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=524192

The 36 Harvard Chaplains sponsored an all-day event yesterday celebrating Harvard’s religious diversity and exploring the role of religion on campus. The series of events featured panelists, performances, lectures, and a fast-breaking for Ramadan in the evening.

According to Harvard’s Humanist Chaplain Gregory M. Epstein,...

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NCC Governing Board Responds to 'A Common Word,' and Calls for Immigration Reform and an End to Trafficking

September 24, 2008

Author: Philip E. Jenks

Source: National Council of Churches

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/080924gbwrap.html

The National Council of Churches Governing Board approved an ecumenical response to the Muslim message, "A Common Word Between Us and You," declaring Christianity and Islam share a love of God and "are compelled to find common ground."

The Governing Board also passed resolutions calling for action in reforming U.S. immigration and...

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CAIR Welcomes House Resolution Supporting Interfaith Dialogue

September 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CAIR

http://www.cair.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?ArticleID=25497&&name=n&&currPage=1&&Active=1

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing a non-binding resolution “supporting Christian, Jewish, and Muslim interfaith dialogue that promotes peace, understanding, unity, and religious freedom.”

The resolution...

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Sikh Dignitary Blesses Opening of Railyard

September 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The India Post

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/3963/

On Saturday September 13, Sardarni Guru Amrit Kaur, the Siri Sikdar Sahiba of Sikh Dharma International, took part in an Interfaith blessing during the opening of the Santa Fe Railyard in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Guru Amrit Kaur serves as the Chief Spiritual Minister for Sikh Dharma International.

She was joined by spiritual representatives from other...

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Jewish and Muslim Students Break Challah, Boundaries

September 23, 2008

Author: Noa Borkan

Source: The Wesleyan Argus

http://www.wesleyanargus.com/article/6724

The Jewish and Muslim chaplains came together last Friday to teach their congregants about the most famous anti-religion book in recent memory, Christopher Hitchens’ “God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.”

This seemingly unusual occasion has become a now-regular event: the fifth annual Interfaith Iftar-Shabbat Dinner, which brings...

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Women in Christian-Muslim Dialogue Want to Break Down Stereotypes

September 22, 2008

Author: Naveen Qayyum

Source: World Council of Churches

http://www.oikoumene.org/en/news/news-management/eng/a/article/1722/women-in-christian-muslim.html

Can women play a strong role in bringing reconciliation and tolerance to the communities in conflict? Can divisions and divides be resolved from a faith-based perspective, when religion often is considered a cause of violence?

These were some...

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Interfaith Unity Walk Commemorates 9/11

September 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The India Post

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/3928/

A handful of religious organizations sponsored the 9/11 Unity Walk, a gathering to commemorate the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks and promote interfaith solidarity and peace-building.

The event, now in its fourth year, takes place simultaneously in Washington DC and New York. More than five hundred participants representing a wide array...

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Religion Affects Voters Much as it Did in 2004

September 20, 2008

Author: David Yonke

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080920/NEWS09/809200378

A survey of religious groups' political leanings shows remarkably little change between the current presidential campaign and the 2004 race, according to pollster John C. Green of the University of Akron.

"My staff called me a slave driver because I had them run the data 50 or 60 times,"...

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Openness: Poll Finds Americans' Ideas about Heaven Changing

September 20, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Winston-Salem Journal/Religion News Service

http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2008/sep/20/openness-poll-finds-americans-ideas-about-heaven-c/

Heaven is no longer viewed as an exclusive place by many Americans, according to a new survey from Baylor University.

When researchers polled U.S. adults about who (and how many) will get into heaven, 54 percent of...

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