Interfaith

New Pressure Over Faith Schools

August 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/7587849.stm

Ministers are being urged to stop faith schools in England selecting pupils and staff on the basis of their religion.

Accord, a new coalition of secular and religious figures, wants the government to stop state-funded schools engaging in what they say is "discrimination".

It argues that all children should have equal access to good...

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DNC Panel Considers Future of Faith-Based Initiatives

August 27, 2008

Author: Prof. John DiIulio and Rabbi David Saperstein

Source: Catholic News Agency

http://catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=13648

Whether and how to continue the faith-based initiatives begun by President George W. Bush were among the topics of discussion Tuesday at the Faith in Action Panel at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

Panelists Rabbi David Saperstein, from the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and the University of...

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People of Faith Challenge Democrats

August 27, 2008

Author: Eric Gorski

Source: Star-Telegram.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.star-telegram.com/464/story/863904.html

Religious leaders and people of faith who've been invited to the table at this week's Democratic National Convention are not sitting quietly with their hands in their laps.

The head of a large African-American denomination challenged the party on abortion. An Orthodox Jewish rabbi raised his voice...

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Religious Freedom Laws Help Create Culture of Tolerance

August 26, 2008

Author: Louise Fenner

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20080826083401tsop.nb/topstory.html

An openness to immigration and laws protecting religious freedom helped create the conditions for religious tolerance in the United States, says an expert on immigration, religion and urban issues in America who has researched a neighborhood in New York City he calls "perhaps the most extreme case of religious pluralism in the world."...

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Three Faiths, Three Friends: Seattle's Interfaith Amigos

August 26, 2008

Author: Amy Frykholm

Source: The Christian Century

http://www.christiancentury.org/article.lasso?id=5129

The third annual interfaith Passover Seder meal at University Congregational Church in Seattle was a "bring your own wine" event. Tables for 300 guests were impeccably set with goblets and fresh flowers; two kinds of charoset (a pasty blend of fruit and nuts prepared according to both the Ashkenazi and Sephardic styles); two kinds of horseradish...

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Waging Peace: Interfaith Youth Movement for Peace

August 18, 2008

Author: Josh Walsh

Source: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

http://www.wrmea.com/archives/August_2008/0808060b.html

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) hosted a seminar on “Advancing the Interfaith Youth Movement for Peace” on June 10 in Washington, DC. The speakers represented a variety of organizations that are engaging young people around the world as partners and future leaders in interfaith works.

Eboo...

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Ashram Merges Architectures of Temple, Church and Mosque

August 18, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/002200808181551.htm

With its structures reflecting a mixed architecture of a temple, church and a mosque, here is a unique ashram in the lush green landscape of this small town, showcasing secular values for its potential to attract people of all faiths.

The entrance of the ashram has a chapel built in the shape of a temple tower (gopuram) and a Cross on top...

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Interfaith Group for Peace Agenda

August 18, 2008

Source: GMA News and Public Affairs

http://www.gmanews.tv/story/114319/Interfaith-group-for-peace-agenda

Amid controversies hounding a proposed territory pact with Moro rebels, Malacañang Sunday announced it is considering an interfaith group to spearhead peace efforts in Mindanao.

"The Bishops-Ulama Conference (BUC) an interfaith group composed of bishops and ulamas [Islamic scholars] in Mindanao, is being considered to lead civil society to see...

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Seek and You Shall Find Quiet Retreats in Upstate New York

August 17, 2008

Author: Michael Virtanen

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.projo.com/travel/content/TRV-RELIGIOUS-RETREATS_08-17-08_OTAUEVA_v15.230db99.html

At the former Shaker village known as Abode of the Message, where the Taconic Mountains roll into the Berkshires and New York touches Massachusetts, Yaqin Aubert read aloud Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Zoroastrian, Judaic, Christian and Islamic texts during the Sunday...

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Royal Fathers Seek Religious Harmony

August 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: This Day Online

http://www.thisdayonline.com/nview.php?id=119865

Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar III and the Chairman of Eastern States Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Cletus Ilomuanya have jointly canvassed religious tolerance as a means of cementing the unity of the country.

According to the eminent leaders, religious tolerance and respect for one another will go a long way in strengthening the peace in...

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Encouraging Dialogue

August 16, 2008

Author: Brent Davis

Source: GuelphMercury.com

http://news.guelphmercury.com/Life/article/368611

Darrol Bryant was born into a time of conflict, a time when the world was at war.

And growing up in the United States in the years following the Second World War, he became acutely aware of the unspeakable horrors that had defined this period in history.

"What happened to the Jews of Europe in the Second World War . . . has haunted me...

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