Interfaith

City United by Desire to Believe

May 2, 2008

Author: Janice Peterson

Source: Daily Herald

http://www.heraldextra.com/content/view/264836/17/

People of all faiths gathered Thursday night to pray and learn about one another's faiths in the Provo Tabernacle for Utah Valley's National Day of Prayer celebration.

The keynote speaker for the night was Mona Heern, who spoke of her experiences with religious intolerance in Iran.

"My family experienced a lot of persecution there, and...

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Troy Interfaith Group Hosts Day of Prayer

May 1, 2008

Author: Catherine Jun

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080501/LIFESTYLE04/805010321/1041

About 100 T-shirts ordered last week and expected to arrive today will display 13 religious symbols, among them a cross, Star of David, Buddha and the Muslim crescent moon and star.

The shirt design represents the diversity promoted by the Troy Interfaith Group, said Padma...

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National US Interfaith Organization Names Hindu Leader Zed as its Advisor

May 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20080501190217tsop.nb/newsblaze/TOPSTORY/Top-Stories.html

The National Association of Interchurch and Interfaith Families has named acclaimed Hindu and Indo-American leader Rajan Zed as one of its spiritual advisors.

The purpose of this Association is to educate couples and families who are in "mixed" relationships, enabling all to grow in...

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Bush Marks National Day of Prayer Amid Controversy

May 1, 2008

Author: Adelle M. Banks

Source: The Pew Forum/Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=15522

President Bush marked the National Day of Prayer at the White House on Thursday (May 1), noting Americans' equality across their diverse faiths even as critics charged that the widespread prayer observances have been "hijacked" by evangelicals.

"On this day, we celebrate our freedoms, particularly the freedom to pray in public...

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Autry Includes Jews, Muslims

May 1, 2008

Author: Ron Orozco

Source: The Fresno Bee

http://www.fresnobee.com/263/story/570354.html

"It's not just a Christian event," Mayor Alan Autry said, and people of several faiths had their chance to pray -- and talk -- at Thursday's National Day of Prayer event at Fresno City Hall.

Autry, one of the speakers at the event, invited people in the audience, particularly Jews and Muslims, to speak. It was the first time in the event's 16 years that...

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How Inclusive is the National Day of Prayer?

April 30, 2008

Author: Jane Lampman

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0430/p01s02-usgn.html

On Thursday, several million Americans will gather in special observances across the country to mark the National Day of Prayer, first inaugurated by Congress in 1952.

Under the energetic sponsorship of a national task force, the events have mushroomed into the thousands in recent years. They are held at houses of worship but also...

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Pope, Iranian Scholars Discuss Christianity, Islam

April 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Fox News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,353421,00.html

Pope Benedict XVI met Wednesday with a group of Islamic scholars from Iran following their talks with a Catholic delegation on issues apparently related to recent tensions between Muslims and Christians.

The Vatican said the pope received the Iranians after his weekly public audience, describing Benedict...

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Interfaith Interactions

April 29, 2008

Author: BRITTANY M LLEWELLYN

Source: The Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=523350

While snacking on hot cross buns, rice pudding, and challah earlier this month, over 70 students gathered around an arch of colorful poster boards carefully arranged at the back of Lowell dining hall. Each tasty sample of holiday food was accompanied by a conversation about the traditions of one of the many religions represented on campus.

The...

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Rabbi Leads Interfaith Delegation to Iran

April 29, 2008

Author: Haviv Rettig

Source: JPost

http://www.campaigniran.org/casmii/index.php?q=node/4779

For the first time, an American rabbi will be traveling to Iran Tuesday on a mission of interfaith dialogue and understanding.

Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, one of the early forces behind the Jewish Renewal movement in America, will co-lead a delegation of 21 peace activists to the Islamic Republic on a mission "to humanize the face of Iran, lest we end...

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You Might Want to Pray Thursday

April 29, 2008

Author: Brian Bethel

Source: Reporter News

http://www.reporternews.com/news/2008/apr/29/you-might-want-to-pray-thursday/

The National Day of Prayer is Thursday, and once again Abilene residents will have two noontime choices -- as well as one all-day venue -- to offer up prayers of thanks and consolation.

Since 1775, when the first call to prayer was enacted by the Continental Congress asking the colonies to pray...

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John Levi Appointed Interfaith Professor at ACU

April 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CathNews/Australian Jewish News

http://www.cathnews.com/article.aspx?aeid=6882

Interfaith pioneer Rabbi John Levi has been awarded a professorship at the Australian Catholic University (ACU).

The Australian Jewish News reports the Rabbi will use the position to "build even stronger bonds between the university and the Australian Jewish community".

"The appointment is a very sincere attempt by the Catholic...

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Interfaith Org Holds Delegate Assembly

April 29, 2008

Author: Molly Ritvo

Source: The Jewish Advocate

http://www.thejewishadvocate.com/this_weeks_issue/news/?content_id=4879

Standing before more than 300 leaders of different faiths at a Greater Boston Interfaith Organization action meeting, Massachusetts Secretary of Elder Affairs Michael Festa recently spoke about the importance of supporting the elderly population.

The assembly, which was held on April 8 at Temple Emanuel...

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Mayors Prayer Breakfast Set for Thursday

April 29, 2008

Author: Katherine Geyer

Source: The Signal

http://www.the-signal.com/news/article/1623/

A local business group will be hosting the 4th annual Santa Clarita Valley Mayors Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning at the Valencia Hyatt to pray for leaders who shape the future of the community.

The Santa Clarita Valley Interfaith Council will be hosting its own prayer event in front of City Hall after the breakfast.

The breakfast has drawn fire...

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