Interfaith

Interfaith Prayer Service For Peace At The Ebenezer Church

June 18, 2008

Author: Mahadev Desai

Source: NRIPulse

http://www.nripulse.com/CityNews_InterFaith.html

The Atlanta Conference of Sisters and the Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta hosted an Interfaith Prayer Service for peace at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, adjoining the Gandhi Statue at the MLK Historic Site, on Friday, August 18. Over 300 members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, members of the Gandhi Foundation of USA; and members of the...

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Religious Leaders Open their Arms, Altars for Ceremonies to Continue

June 17, 2008

Author: David Smith

Source: The Boston Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/a-1445001~Religious_leaders_open_their_arms__altars_for_ceremonies_to_continue.html

Much of the attention about this week’s same-sex weddings is focused on City Hall, but churches and other religious centers are also gearing up for the festivities.

On Friday, Congregation Sherith Israel on California Street...

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Duke Adds Muslim Religious Leader

June 17, 2008

Author: Yonat Shimron

Source: News Observer

http://www.newsobserver.com/lifestyles/religion/story/1110613.html

In a sign of the changing makeup of its students, Duke University has hired its first imam, or Muslim religious leader, becoming one of only a handful of universities in the United States that have full-time Muslim clergy.

Abdullah Antepli, a native of Turkey who is completing his doctoral work at Hartford Seminary...

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Interfaith Dialog Center Awards Honor NJ Notables

June 15, 2008

Author: Jamie Duffy

Source: The Star-Ledger

http://www.nj.com/helpinghands/jamieduffy/index.ssf/2008/06/interfaith_dialog_center_award.html

To strains of Middle Eastern melody and percussion, 200 guests sat down to yellow lentil soup and hummus at the Interfaith Dialog Center's first ever awards ceremony June 8 at the Hilton Hotel in Hasbrouck Heights.

The Center created in 2003 by Turkish-...

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Religion 'Important for Future of Europe'

June 14, 2008

Author: George Conger

Source: Religious Intelligence

http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/news/?NewsID=2155

RELIGION will continue to play an important part as an agent for progressive social change in the “post-modern, model state,” the British Minister for Europe Jim Murphy told a Foreign Office seminar on ‘Faith in Europe’ last week.

“We need to acknowledge the communitarian vigour of religious life,...

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MPPs Keep Christian Prayer, Add New Ones

June 13, 2008

Author: Murray Campbell

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080613.ONTPRAYER13/TPStory/TPNational/Ontario/

The Ontario Legislature will retain the recitation of the Lord's Prayer to begin its daily proceedings, but supplement it with the prayers of other major faiths.

MPPs voted unanimously yesterday to change procedures after receiving a report from an...

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Religious Groups Protest U.S. Torture Tactics

June 12, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Associated Press/Beliefnet

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2008/06/religious-groups-protest-us-to.php

About 300 houses of worship are displaying anti-torture banners this month in an initiative by the National Religious Campaign Against Torture.

Most of the banners are a stark black-and-white and read, "Torture is Wrong" or "Torture is a Moral Issue." Congregations participating in the...

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Documentary Looks at Faith and Alcoholics Anonymous

June 10, 2008

Author: Rich Heldenfels

Source: Akron Beacon Journal

http://www.ohio.com/entertainment/19706084.html

The place of religious faith in Alcoholics Anonymous gets extensive consideration in the documentary God As We Understand Him: A Film About Faith and the 12 Step Movement.

Airing at 10 tonight on WNEO/WEAO (Channels 45/49), the hourlong production comes from the Akron-based husband-and-wife team of Joshua Gippin and Shane Wynn, who began work on...

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Commentary by Eboo Patel: "God and Man at Dartmouth"

June 9, 2008

Author: Eboo Patel

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/eboo_patel/2008/06/god_and_man_at_dartmouth.html

I chuckled to myself wondering what William F. Buckley, the author of the landmark conservative tract God and Man at Yale, might have thought of this year’s Baccalaureate Service at Dartmouth College. In addition to Christian hymns and Bible readings, there was a Native...

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England: Religious Leaders Call for Cooperation to Combat Poverty

June 9, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Episcopal Life

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81808_97713_ENG_HTM.htm

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, June 9 hosted religious leaders of different faiths to discuss the power of multi-religious cooperation to combat poverty and achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Williams is a co-president of Religions for Peace, the largest multi-religious coalition.

"Mobilizing the...

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