Interfaith

Interfaith Youth Movement Growing Worldwide

July 29, 2008

Author: Mohamed Elshinnawi

Source: VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/english/AmericanLife/2008-07-29-voa37.cfm

In many societies around the world where religious differences have boiled into armed conflict, young people are at particular risk. Often, they are recruited by religious extremists to join in terror campaigns against rival religious communities. But as we hear from in this report written by VOA's Mohamed Elshinnawi, a growing...

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School and Religious Symbol Cases

July 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7530726.stm

A teenager from south Wales has won her claim that she was discriminated against because she was not allowed to wear a religious bangle to school.

Sarika Singh was told she was breaking the uniform's 'no jewellery' policy, and had been excluded from school for nine months.

But the High Court agreed with her that it was an expression of her Sikh faith...

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Lambeth Conference: Interfaith Dialogue a New Reality in 21st Century World

July 28, 2008

Author: Marites N. Sison

Source: The Anglican Journal

http://www.anglicanjournal.com/100/article/lambeth-conference-interfaith-dialogue-a-new-reality-in-21st-century-world/

The world changed dramatically after 9-11. So, too, have the relationships between churches of the Anglican Communion and other faiths, with inter-faith dialogue now figuring in their agenda like never before. That...

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Religious Groups Give New Students Support

July 28, 2008

Author: Annie Meredith

Source: The Missourian

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2008/07/28/religious-groups-give-new-students-support/

Settling in a new town usually calls for a search for new services and new acquaintances. In your quest for new hangouts, new friends and teachers, a new bank or a new doctor, you might discover that you no longer have a church or worship service to attend. Don't...

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Yale Hosts High-Level Christian-Muslim Dialogue

July 27, 2008

Author: Tom Heneghan

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSL748164520080727

Senior Christian and Muslim scholars and leaders are meeting in the United States this week seeking common ground in their different faiths to foster better understanding between Islam and the West.

Hosted by Yale University Divinity School, the conference is the first public dialogue launched by Muslim intellectuals in the...

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Vatican Hopes Indian Bible Will Translate into Surge of Converts

July 26, 2008

Author: Jeremy Page

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article4402482.ece

Barefoot and wearing a sari, with a bindi on her forehead and a naked baby on her shoulder, the woman in the picture is unmistakably Indian. So is the man behind her, clad in a loincloth and turban.

They could be any poor family in an Indian village, or at one of the country's teeming railway stations. This, however,...

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Religion 2.0: Dialogue for the Masses

July 25, 2008

Author: Jude Townend

Source: Daily News Egypt

http://dailystaregypt.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=15285

Interfaith dialogue is nothing new, but new technology is changing the way it's done. Before, the average Muslim Pakistani might never have crossed paths with a Jewish Israeli; a Nepali Buddhist might never dialogue with a Christian American. On the World Wide Web, however, social interactions that before were limited are now commonplace. It's like...

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Nigeria: African Leaders Condemn Violence Against Women

July 24, 2008

Author: Akor Sylvester

Source: AllAfrica.com/Daily Champion

http://allafrica.com/stories/200807240603.htmlica.com/stories/200807240603.html

African leaders have condemned in totality violence against women, saying it is unreligious and against the law of natural justice.

The leaders also concluded to form a network across national border[s] that would tackle issues, beliefs and traditions that infringe on the...

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Conference Opens in S.F. to Build Interfaith Matrix

July 24, 2008

Author: Matthai Kuruvila

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/07/23/MN4011T9I0.DTL

The nation and the Bay Area in particular are increasingly interreligious places, and more people than ever view other faiths as equal to their own.

Yet religion is often seen as divisive, and many institutions, from prisons to hospitals, are grappling with what it means to have...

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EEOC Issues New Workplace Manual on Religion

July 23, 2008

Author: Tim Murphy

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=16141

Citing changing demographics and a steady increase in complaints from people of faith, a federal agency on Tuesday (July 22) released an updated compliance manual on religious discrimination in the workplace.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the guidance after consultation with religious groups, employers, and labor...

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Nevada to Have Hilltop Interfaith Prayers at Sunset to Celebrate Gandhi

July 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Information Matters

http://information.snehah.com/2008/07/nevada-to-have-hilltop-interfaith.html

October has been designated as "Gandhi Month" by a team of Nevadans in USA who want to celebrate his 139th birth-month to highlight his message regarding human and spiritual rights.

Lead by Right Reverend Gene Savoy Jr., bishop of International Community of Christ, and Rajan Zed, acclaimed...

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Democrats of Faith Hope to Attract Believers to the Party

July 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/5897354.html

The request befuddled Leah Daughtry. The experienced political hand in charge of planning next month's Democratic National Convention — a self-described "black chick from Brooklyn" and ordained Pentecostal minister — didn't know what to tell the atheists.

Daughtry, 44, was preparing for an Aug. 24...

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Mixed Views on Saudi Interfaith Forum

July 19, 2008

Author: Christopher Landau

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7515495.stm

A major gathering of the world's religious leaders has called on governments to combat the association between religion and terrorism and promote constructive dialogue between those of religious faith.

In a communique issued at the end of the conference in Madrid, religious leaders affirmed their shared concern for family life and the environment, and urged...

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