Interfaith

Nigeria: Nirec Calms Religious Frayed Nerves

June 22, 2008

Author: Salisu Na'inna Dambatta

Source: Daily Trust/AllAfrica

http://allafrica.com/stories/200806230739.html

The Nigeria Inter Religious Council (NIREC) came into being after the dawn of democracy in 1999 to serve as a platform for high-level dialogue between the leaders of Christians and Muslims in this country, thereby promoting public good.

It organises conferences designed to promote understanding, appreciation of one another and the...

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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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