Interfaith

State-Approved Chinese Religious Leaders Meet with Jimmy Carter

September 8, 2008

Author: Jennifer Riley

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20080908/state-approved-chinese-religious-leaders-meet-with-jimmy-carter.htm

A delegation of government-recognized Chinese religious leaders is in Atlanta through Tuesday to meet with American faith leaders, political leaders, as well as former President Jimmy Carter.

The group is made up of...

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Keeping Faith With Victims of 9-11

September 8, 2008

Author: Marcy Miranda

Source: Express-News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/religion/27980944.html

As Catholics at San Fernando Cathedral rose to pray during the Mass intentions Sunday, the Rev. Tony Vilano read aloud 30 names — each a victim of the 9-11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

The reading was part of Keeping Faith, Keeping Freedom, an interfaith celebration in its second year. Participating churches,...

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Hindus Helping Fasting Muslims in Bihar Camps

September 8, 2008

Author: Imran Kha

Source: Arab News

http://arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=113994&d=8&m=9&y=2008&pix=world.jpg&category=World

Setting an example of communal harmony in relief camps in flood-hit Bihar, Hindus are helping Muslims keep Ramadan fast by sharing their meager resources. “What is interesting to note that Hindus are helping Muslims to keep fast by providing whatever possible in relief...

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Indian Spiritual Leader Felicitated in California

September 6, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/story/358117.html

An Indian spiritual leader has been honoured for his work on peace, spiritualism and religious tolerance by a US state of California.

Jain muni Lokprakash Lokesh, founder of Ahimsa Vishva Bharti, who recently undertook a global peace march to promote religious harmony and peace, was presented ‘Key of the City’ by the Mayor Joe Esteves of...

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Religious Rights and Wrongs

September 4, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Economist

http://www.economist.com/world/britain/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12070447

IN BRITAIN, a largely secular country where churches retain their historic role in education, there is little agreement about the place of religion in schools. Some fret that schools for children of a particular faith foster segregation; others cite parents’ right to educate their offspring as they see fit,...

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Religious Diversity Celebrated at Interfaith Event

September 3, 2008

Author: Trish Hollenbeck

Source: Northwest Arkansas Times

http://nwanews.com/nwat/News/68743/

A Muslim from Palestine, Fadil Bayyari, is helping to build the Jewish Temple Shalom in Fayetteville. It is being designed by a Christian.

University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart gave this as an example of tolerance and diversity as he spoke during the Institute of Interfaith Dialog's fourth annual Interfaith Banquet Tuesday night at the Fayetteville...

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Kids to Go on Field Trips to Explore Faith

September 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Surrey Now

http://www.canada.com/surreynow/news/story.html?id=fa524bb3-7050-454b-8cd5-80cc7856b47c

Local kids will be given a taste of faiths this fall.

A "bold, new community initiative" called Surrey Neighbouring Faiths Program will take children and families on weekly visits to the religious gathering places of nine different faiths.

The two-month program is...

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Catholics Invite Hindus for Inter-Religious Commission

September 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News Track India

http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/14460

Catholics have invited Hindu leader Rajan Zed, the president of Universal Society of Hinduism, for an interfaith dialogue. He has been invited to attend the Diocesan Ecumenical Interreligious Commission meeting of Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento schedule for November 18.

Most Reverend William Keith Weigand, Bishop of Sacramento Diocese, in a...

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51st Merdeka: 'Interfaith Activities Will Boost Unity'

August 31, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New Straits Times

http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Sunday/Frontpage/2337306/Article/index_html

The people should organise more interfaith activities before Merdeka Day every year to strengthen national unity, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said yesterday.

The prime minister said they could also cement solidarity between leaders of the various communities and the people...

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Former New York Times Reporter Looks at Growth of Interfaith Movements

August 30, 2008

Author: Steve Padilla

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-beliefs30-2008aug30,0,931434.story

Conflicts between religions continue to rock the world, but when Gustav Niebuhr looks out on the religious landscape, he sees what he calls the "possibility of community."

Niebuhr, an associate professor of religion at Syracuse University, detects an encouraging (he calls it...

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