Interfaith

Muslim Family Builds Hindu Temple in TN Village

June 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Muslim_family_builds_Hindu_temple_in_TN_village/rssarticleshow/3090249.cms

Showcasing secular values in this remote village of Tamil Nadu, a devout Muslim couple have built a temple for Hindu Goddess Mariamman in the backyard of their house and conduct regular poojas, arousing interest and curiosity in...

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Religious Leaders Denounce Terrorism in All Its Forms

June 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Economic Times

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/PoliticsNation/Religious_leaders_denounce_terrorism_in_all_its_forms/articleshow/3090584.cms

Political and religious leaders from various countries including Sri Lanka and Pakistan today strongly condemned terrorism in all its manifestations and demanded "unbiased initiative" to contain it...

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Mindful of Rules, Arlington School District Using Hands-Off Approach on Vespers Service

June 1, 2008

Author: Shirley Jinkins

Source: The Star Telegram

http://www.star-telegram.com/arlington_news/story/674043.html

After years of collaboration, the Arlington Ministerial Association will be staging the Senior Vespers service this year without active participation from the Arlington school district.

"There was some concern by organizers that the event was not as focused on the spiritual aspect as it could be because of its...

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Faith Groups Let People ‘Bring Their Whole Selves to Work’

May 31, 2008

Author: Lekan Oguntoyinbo

Source: Workforce Management

http://www.workforce.com/section/09/feature/25/55/58/255566.html

It is a rare forum because of the disparate groups it frequently brings together: Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, Catholics, Orthodox Christians and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, more commonly known as Mormons.

Often they collaborate on events such as the National Day of Prayer...

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Jesters of Different Faiths Use Laughs to Bridge the Divide

May 31, 2008

Author: Marek Fuchs

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/31/us/31religion.html?_r=1&em&ex=1212379200&en=93d9f037fa917cc8&ei=5087%0A&oref=slogin

The Jewish comedian began with a routine about raising adolescents. “There was a reason Abraham was asked to sacrifice Isaac at 12 and not 13,” he said. “At 13, it wouldn’t have been a sacrifice....

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Bolton Faiths Unite for Victims of Disasters

May 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Bolton News

http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/display.var.2309259.0.bolton_faiths_unite_for_victims_of_disasters.php

Religious groups from Bolton are coming together to raise funds for the victims of two devastating natural disasters.

The Bolton Interfaith Council is organising a "Helping in Harmony" event following the cyclone in Burma and the Chinese...

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Interfaith Group Blasts Dunkin' on Keffiyeh

May 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: JTA

http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/108830.html

An interfaith group that includes rabbis blasted Dunkin' Donuts for yielding to pressure to pull an ad featuring a keffiyeh.

The online ad featured Rachael Ray, the celebrity cook, posing against a background of cherry blossoms, wearing a black and white keffiyeh scarf, and holding up iced coffee. Conservative bloggers led by Michelle Malkin complained...

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Britain's Got Talent: Dancing to the Same Beat

May 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Network/The Telegraph

http://www.sikhnet.com/people/britains-got-talent-dancing-same-beat

A Michael Jackson tribute act featuring a Muslim and a Sikh has proved a massive hit on the TV show Britain's Got Talent. Here, Signature give their first interview with Celia Walden

On 29 May 08: Britain's got talent favourites Signature gave the Telegraph's Celia Walden a dance lesson and a quick...

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Interfaith 'Inreach' in a Conservative Setting

May 30, 2008

Author: Martha Moody Jacobs

Source: The Observer

http://www.jewishdayton.org/page.html?ArticleID=177135

A few years ago, when Beth Abraham Synagogue member Steven Fraim was undergoing conversion to Judaism, Rabbi Bernard Barsky told him about training to become a Keruv (outreach) consultant.

Keruv, a project of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs, grapples with the issue of how Conservative Judaism should respond to interfaith...

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Blair Launches Faith Foundation

May 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7427809.stm

Former prime minister Tony Blair has launched a faith foundation to tackle global poverty, challenge conflict and unite the world's religions.

Mr Blair, who is a Roman Catholic, unveiled the foundation in New York.

The Tony Blair Faith Foundation has three aims: to promote faith as a force for good, improve awareness between...

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CBF Forum Calls for Political and Religious Tolerance

May 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SANA’A, NewsYemen

http://www.newsyemen.net/en/view_news.asp?sub_no=3_2008_05_26_7250

The President’s political advisor Dr. Abdul-Karim al-Iryani, head of the Cultural Bridges Forum (CBF) has stressed the importance of religious and political tolerance in Yemen.

Al-Iryani said in a two-day forum on “Religious and Political Tolerance in Yemen”, launched Sunday morning by the...

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Sikhs in France Plan New School to Combat Turban Ban

May 30, 2008

Author: Sanjay Suri

Source: Sikh Network/IBN Live

http://www.sikhnet.com/daily-news/sikhs-france-plan-new-school-combat-turban-ban

Paris: The French ban on turbans for Sikh boys at school has brought extraordinary problems for parents and extraordinary solutions.

When Sikh boys play on the streets of Paris, their parents can worry in more ways than one.Because they never know when it could become all play and no...

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Interfaith Pep Rally for Israel Rocks the Forum

May 29, 2008

Author: Brad A. Greenberg

Source: Jewish Journal

http://www.jewishjournal.com/los_angeles/article/interfaith_pep_rally_for_israel_rocks_the_forum_20080528/

Karen Lyons kept smacking my leg and acting as if she was going to jump out of her seat. She's a church-going Christian from Pacific Palisades, married to a temple-attending Jew, and she's prone to such reactions when asked why she loves Israel...

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