Interfaith

Candidates for London Mayor Get Religion

April 28, 2008

Author: Riazat Butt

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/apr/28/religion.localgovernment

Transport, crime and the economy are traditional vote-winners, but places of worship are also battlegrounds in this year's mayoral election in London. The contenders have thrown themselves into photo opportunities and walkabouts in mosques, temples and churches as they realise the pivotal role of religion in the capital....

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Muslim Scholar's Discourse on Ramayana, Geeta Hit Among Hindus

April 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Economic Times

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ET_Cetera/Muslims_Geeta_discourse_a_hit/articleshow/2987528.cms

Every Thursday, the Kothanda Rama Swamy Temple here is packed to capacity by devotees to listen to the discourse on Kamba Ramayana, not by a Hindu teacher but by a Muslim scholar, M Abdul Salaam, whose secular lectures are popular in local mosques and...

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National Services, Events Planned in City, Across Country for National Day of Prayer

April 26, 2008

Author: Carla Hinton

Source: The Oklahoman

http://newsok.com/national-services-events-planned-in-city-across-country-for-national-day-of-prayer/article/3234916/

Prayer services and other events related to the National Day of Prayer are more diverse than ever — in Oklahoma and across the country. The National Day of Prayer was established by Congress in 1952.

In the...

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The Conference Board's Annual Diversity Conferences Set for New York and San Diego

April 25, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Trading Markets/M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX

http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/Stock%20News/1446349/

Diversity experts and HR executives from organizations ranging from IBM, Manpower, ADP, Oracle, Microsoft, Pepsico and Motorola, to the Anti-Defamation League and higher education, will examine critical workplace issues and challenges such as faith, disabilities, generational differences, globalization and the...

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At Synagogue, Pope Reiterates Respect For Jews

April 24, 2008

Author: JOHN THAVIS

Source: The Georgia Bulletin/CNS

http://www.georgiabulletin.org/local/2008/04/24/respect/

In a brief, movingly simple visit to a New York synagogue, Pope Benedict XVI expressed his respect for the city’s Jewish community and encouraged the building of “bridges of friendship” between religions.

The encounter April 18 marked the first time a pope has visited a Jewish place of worship in the United...

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PM: Find Ways to Reach Out to Other Religions

April 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Star Online

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/4/23/nation/21031677&sec=nation

One of the most difficult “bridges” to build is to have people appreciate the value system of others, be it in terms of religion or forms of worship, said Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

The Prime Minister said that “bridge” should be cautiously built and...

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Multicultural Australia Sets the Tone for World Youth Day

April 22, 2008

Author: Sonya Bryskine

Source: Epoch Times

http://en.epochtimes.com/news/8-4-22/69583.html

Australia's multiculturalism and religious diversity is a perfect backdrop for the upcoming World Youth Day (WYD), which is said to be bigger than the 2000 Olympics.

Gone are the days when showing faith was considered "déclassé and unpopular", says respected sociologist and religion expert Professor Emeritus Gary D. Bouma from Monash University.
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Africa: Muslim-Christian Dialogue is Noble and Urgent for Continent

April 22, 2008

Author: Henry Makori

Source: allAfrica/Catholic Information Service for Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200804220877.html

Catholic bishops and other officials from sub-Saharan Africa met in Nairobi last week to evaluate the Church's progress in its relations with other religions, especially Islam. The conference, opened by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue at the Vatican, took place against a backdrop of...

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