Women Take Leap of Faith

June 30, 2008

Author: Richard Dymond

Source: The Bradenton Herald

Bradenton's Habeebah Wahb, 12, nibbled on chicken and meatballs and mingled with fellow members of the Manatee-Sarasota Women's Interfaith Group on Sunday.

Habeebah, who attends Lee Middle School, is the youngest member of this relatively new and intriguing local group made up of about 70 women who celebrate their differences and similarities,...

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Walking for Peace

June 29, 2008

Author: Angela Pezzotti


Syed Soharwardy put his ideas into action this summer when he began his Multi Faith Walk Against Violence. Soharwardy is very active in the Multi Faith community and he wanted to widen the audience for his message of peace beyond the mosques, churches and synagogues he visited so on April 20th in Halifax Nova Scotia he began his cross country walk.


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Fez Music Festival Builds Bridges

June 27, 2008

Author: Magdi Abdelhadi

Source: BBC News

The week that Saudi Arabia held its first ever conference on interfaith dialogue, Morocco was hosting its 14th festival of World Sacred Music.

Artists from all over the world converged on its ancient city of Fez, to the east of the capital Rabat. While the Saudi gathering was made up of only Muslim clerics discussing a framework for future dialogue...

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Religious Groups Gaining Higher Profile at UN

June 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times-Herald

The United Nations is working with religious groups in new ways.

What has changed, according to Hilario G. Davide, permanent representative of the Philippine Mission to the UN, and others, is the emergence of a new understanding that closer collaboration with religions is...

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Role of Faith Groups in EU Discussed

June 27, 2008

Author: Elham Asaad Buaras

Source: The Muslim News

Inclusion not exclusion, that is the verdict on the role of faith groups in the EU at a summit hosted by the UK’s Minister for Europe, Jim Murphy.

The seminar on Faith and Culture in modern Europe was organised in association with the Foreign Office on May 2 with the aim of addressing the ‘ghettoisation’ of...

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Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu and Catholic Schools to be Integrated into Nepal’s Education System

June 27, 2008

Author: Kalpit Parajuli

Source: Asia News

Confessional schools will be recognised by the state and receive public funds but must in return adapt to a national curriculum. This change does not pose any problem to Catholic schools, which are among the best in the country, but not so for all confessional schools which must implement major changes.

“Small amounts of money have been...

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Citadel Plans Interfaith Service

June 22, 2008

Author: Joel Jacobson

Source: The Chronicle Herald

Cake and drinks attracted a group of teens to a meeting they didn’t know was about a graduation interfaith service.

When Grade 12 students Mohanad Khairy, Warda Limaye, Sarah Coley and Becky Selig left the meeting at Citadel High School in Halifax, they were convinced it was a good thing to do.

On Tuesday night, a few weeks of...

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