Interfaith

Poll Finds Familiar Religious Divisions in Presidential Race

September 19, 2008

Author: Stephanie Warsmith

Source: The Beacon Journal

http://www.ohio.com/news/break_news/28668694.html

Evangelical Protestants and non-Latino Catholics are backing Sen. John McCain for president.

Black Protestants, Jews and atheists prefer Sen. Barack Obama.

In other words, the breakdown of support for the Republican and Democratic candidates is similar to that seen in the 2004 presidential election.

These are among the...

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Democrats Highlight Their Religion in Voter Outreach

September 18, 2008

Author: Douglas Belkin

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122170378696950927.html?mod=rss_Politics_And_Policy

With her husband, a Baptist minister, standing at the back of the room, Judy Baker delivered a stump speech here last month with references to her faith, her God and the moral imperative of the policies she champions.

Though her speech had flourishes right out of the GOP...

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Faiths Unite at Ramadan Dinner

September 17, 2008

Author: Raymond Carlson and Greta Stetson

Source: Yale Daily News

http://www.yaledailynews.com/articles/view/25202

On Tuesday evening, Commons Dining Hall was transformed into something “between Hogwarts and Medina,” in the words of Eboo Patel, the keynote speaker at Yale’s seventh annual Ramadan Banquet.

Nearly filling the room to capacity, more than 500 Yale students, faculty and staff and New Haven residents crowded into...

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Faith Leaders Urge Long-Term Solutions for Gulf Coast

September 16, 2008

Author: Ashley Gipson

Source: Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2008/09/faith-leaders-urge-longterm-so.php

More than 100 religious leaders have urged the federal government and both major political parties to develop long-term solutions to address poverty and environmental concerns along the Gulf Coast.

In an attempt to solve what they called a "moral crisis," the religious leaders sent the statement...

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Pan-Religious Group Will Focus on Climate, Energy

September 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Honolulu Advertiser

http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080915/NEWS25/809150334/1318/LOCALNEWSFRONT

A chapter of a national movement to raise awareness of climate change and energy issues among religious groups has opened in Hawai'i and will hold a dedication ceremony from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Church of the Crossroads, 1212 University...

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Ramadan Unites Faiths in Jordan

September 14, 2008

Author: Suha Philip Ma’ayeh

Source: The National

http://www.thenational.ae/article/20080914/FOREIGN/669944587/1011/SPORT

Haneen Bisharat, 18, is looking forward to experienc[ing] what it feels like to fast during Ramadan in solidarity with her Muslim university friends.

“I want to fast for an entire day and see how my friends can stay without food and water until the evening,” said Ms Bisharat, who is a...

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SC Chief Leads Interfaith Meet in Oro

September 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sun Star

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/net/2008/09/14/sc.chief.leads.interfaith.meet.in.oro.html

A group of Christian and Muslim peaceniks that included the Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice gathered on Saturday in Cagayan de Oro to "pray and fast" for peace in Mindanao.

Chief Justice Reynato Puno voiced concern over the recent violence in some parts of Mindanao during...

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Women Working for Peace in World

September 14, 2008

Author: Yvette Kimm

Source: The Herald Tribune

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20080914/COLUMNIST/809140335/-1/newssitemap

As founder and president of the Center for Religious Tolerance, Andrea Blanch works for peace, understanding, respect and acceptance of all cultures, races and religions. One of the center's newest projects was the formation of the Sarasota-Bradenton Women's Interfaith Network to build bridges...

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Faiths Unite for Opening of New Hospital Space

September 12, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: West Briton

http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/homepagenews/Faiths-unite-opening-new-hospital-space/article-324224-detail/article.html

A new multi-faith space has been opened at Bodmin Hospital for patients and staff.

The refurbished Quiet Room is intended for people of diverse faiths and spiritual traditions seeking a place of peace and reflection...

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Boston University Hosts Interfaith Gathering Organized by American Islamic Congress

September 11, 2008

Author: Vittorio Hernandez

Source: All Headline News

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7012258197

While the nation marked the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attack Thursday, the American Islamic Congress held an interfaith gathering at Boston University to find ways to dispel Islamic stereotypes reinforced by the Sept. 11 incident.

The gathering drew 75 Christians, Jews and Muslims to hold an interfaith iftar, which is the breaking of...

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Unity World Day of Prayer, September 11

September 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Nassau Guardian

http://www.thenassauguardian.com/religion/311444469115868.php

Hundreds of thousands of people across the globe will join Silent Unity, an international and transdenominational prayer ministry, and Unity churches around the world in a sacred partnership of prayer on Thursday, September 11, the 15th annual Unity World Day of Prayer. The theme this year will be "Celebrating Oneness, Healing the...

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