Interfaith

Seventh-Day Adventist Church Invites Hindu Leader Zed to its World Headquarters

May 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20080528150555tsop.nb/newsblaze/WORLDNEW/World-News.html

As a remarkable interfaith gesture, Seventh-day Adventist Church has invited acclaimed Hindu leader Rajan Zed to its world headquarters in Maryland (USA) and meet its leaders.

Carol E. Rasmussen of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty department of the Church, in a communique to Zed,...

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Muslim TV Channel to Stage Interfaith Game Show

May 27, 2008

Author: Riazat Butt

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/may/27/television.islam

Britain's first interfaith game show is to be launched, pitting Jews against Muslims, Sikhs against Christians and Hindus against Buddhists, with contestants competing for cash prizes.

Faith Off, the working title of a series on the Islam Channel, will attempt to promote good relations and mutual respect between Britain's religious...

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Sikh Missionary College to Revive ‘Tanti Saaz’

May 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Sangat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/news/publish/asia_news/Sikh_Missionary_College_to_revive_tanti_saaz12345.shtml

In a bid to revive the traditional “tanti saaz,” the 85-year-old SGPC-run Shaheed Sikh Missionary College here has made special arrangements to impart its training to pupils.

The Shaheed Sikh Missionary College was established in...

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Muslims of Tibet

May 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New Nation

http://nation.ittefaq.com/issues/2008/05/27/news0819.htm

Masood Butt is a Tibetan, living in India. But, unlike most other Tibetans in exile, who are Buddhists, Butt is a Muslim. However, apart from his faith, there is little else to distinguish Butt from other Tibetans. He follows Tibetan customs, speaks the language fluently and regards the Dalai Lama as his leader. Yet, Butt's community - the Tibetan...

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International: Saudi King Extends Invite to Jews for Interfaith Meet

May 26, 2008

Author: Shlomo Shamir

Source: Haaretz

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/987206.html

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has sent an invitation to the World Jewish Congress for an interfaith dialogue with Muslim and Christian leaders, Haaretz has learned.

While the date and location of the meeting has not been announced, sources have told Haaretz that King Abdullah seeks to hold the meet in Saudi Arabia, no small feat as the country is ruled by...

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Ahmadiyya Muslims Set Interfaith Seminar

May 24, 2008

Author: Jay Tokasz

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/story/354211.html

Like most Muslims, they pray regularly, practice the five pillars of Islam and believe the Quran is the word of Allah revealed through a prophet named Muhammad.

But Ahmadiyya Muslims also believe in a person they call the Mahdi, or “guided one,” the promised messiah who lived in the Punjab region of India from 1835 to 1908....

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Hindu Council of New Zealand Holds Conference on Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda

May 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today/Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2008/5/24.shtml#1

Maori King Tuheitia inaugurates Hindu Conference His Highness Te Arikinui King Tuheitia, the Maori King, inaugurated the 2nd New Zealand Hindu Conference on 16 May 2008 at the Hindu Heritage Centre, Auckland by lighting the lamp in the traditional Hindu way for the auspicious beginning of the conference. This is an important event...

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Kenya: Religious Leaders Support New Child Health Initiative

May 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Catholic Information Service for Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200805230982.html

Religious leaders have backed a national campaign to improve the health of children under the age of five.

The Malezi Bora programme is an initiative of the Ministry of Health and the United Nations children's agency UNICEF. The services offered by the programme include immunization, provision of Vitamin A supplements, protection...

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War on Guns Pitched to City's Clerics

May 23, 2008

Author: SARAH GREEN

Source: Toronto Sun

http://torontosun.com/News/TorontoAndGTA/2008/05/23/5646436-sun.html

Mayor David Miller reached out to the city's faith leaders yesterday, urging them to join in his call for a national handgun ban.

"I'm asking you to help us, to reach out to the members of your mosque, or your synagogue, or your temple or your church and ask them to get involved," Miller told more than 200 religious...

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Japanese Priest Speaks on Dialogue Between Shintoism and Christianity

May 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Independent Catholic News/Fides

http://www.indcatholicnews.com/shinto435.html

Japanese priest Fr Yuji Sugawara SJ, professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University, outlined the relationship between Shintoism and Christianity in Japan, in an interview with Agenzia Fides.

Fr Yuji said that Shintoism is the oldest traditional religion in Japan, begun by the pre-historic peoples living in central Asia, and has been left...

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Buddhist Head Temple Consecrated

May 19, 2008

Author: Christine Morente

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/religion/ci_9308551

Her Holiness Shinso Ito was the picture of quiet dignity as her followers cheered - and gleefully took her picture at a respectful distance.

When she walked past, they bowed - a sign of reverence for Shinnyo-en's first female leader.

The 66-year-old's task Sunday morning was to consecrate the Japanese Buddhist order's new U.S. Head Temple...

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"Overturning Same-Sex Marriage Ban was Interfaith Triumph," a Commentary by Rev. Mike Young

May 17, 2008

Author: The Rev. Mike Young

Source: Star Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2008/05/17/features/onfaith.html

On Thursday, the California Supreme Court overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

I couldn't be more delighted. I've been marrying same-sex couples without benefit of legal documents for more than 30 years. I'm looking forward to the day when I can do it with marriage license in hand.

The California court held...

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