Interfaith

Immigration, Pluralism Bring New Faiths to Fox Valley

March 30, 2008

Source: Courier News

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/couriernews/lifestyles/866504,3_5_EL30_FAITH_S1.article

The building retains its classically American-Protestant design outside, right up to the steeple pointing heavenward. Inside, the pews have been removed to accommodate Eastern worshippers, and the former pulpit focal point has given way to a 6-foot-tall white marble statue of Sai Baba.

This is the Shirdi Sai Temple, a...

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Ithaca's Buddhist Monastery Unique in U.S.

March 29, 2008

Author: Parveen Talpur

Source: Star-Gazette/Gannett News Service

http://www.star-gazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080329/LIFE/803290309/1035

Tucked inside a turn-of-the-century Victorian house at 412 Aurora St. in Ithaca is a well-known Buddhist monastery that draws in students and visitors from all over North America.

"From the outside, you couldn't tell it is a temple because it is a house in a...

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Christians, Muslims Seek Common Ground

March 28, 2008

Author: KAREN VANCE

Source: The Enquirer

http://news.nky.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/AB/20080328/NEWS0103/803280387

At first glance, Northern Kentucky doesn't appear religiously diverse, with most of the area's non-Christian residents attending worship at synagogues, Hindu temples, Buddhist adherents and other houses of worship on the Ohio side of the river.

But some Northern Kentucky residents want to make...

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Scholar Denounces Muslim Baptism

March 26, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/europe/7313870.stm

A Muslim scholar involved in high-level dialogue with the Vatican has denounced the Pope's baptism on Saturday of a prominent Italian Muslim convert.

Aref Ali Nayed, the head of Jordan's Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, called the baptism of journalist Magdi Allam a deliberate and provocative act.

The Vatican has not yet commented, but its...

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Sikh Youth Give Peers Taste of Sikh Program

March 25, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Post

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/2386/

The California Sikh Council and SCOC hosted the fourth Annual Interfaith Youth Forum, held at the Sikh Center of Orange County (SCOC) on March 9. The event is organized by the Interfaith Council of Central Orange County. The event was an incredible experience, with over 100 high school and 40 adult attendees from many different faith backgrounds.

Shared Seder to Target HIV

March 25, 2008

Author: BETH FEINSTEIN-BARTL

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/broward/story/468990.html

When asked to participate in an interfaith Passover service focusing on AIDS awareness, the Rev. Naomi King saw many links between the Jewish holiday's story of exodus from slavery in ancient Egypt and modern-day efforts to battle the disease.

She immediately said yes to participating in the annual Seder of Hope on Sunday at...

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Call to Offer Faith Class Choice

March 24, 2008

Author: Hannah Goff

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7311178.stm

Head teachers should allow imams, rabbis and priests to offer religious instruction to pupils in all state schools, teachers' leaders have said.

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) said the move would be a way to reunite divided communities.

The NUT said parents had a right to have specific schooling in their own faith, if that was what they...

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Yasin Malik Wants to Repair Hindu-Muslim Ties in Valley

March 24, 2008

Author: Mohua Chatterjee

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Yasin_Malik_wants_to_repair_Hindu-Muslim_ties_in_Valley/articleshow/2892806.cms

Militancy in Kashmir, which started in 1989, took a toll on the Muslim-Hindu cohabitation in the Valley that formed the basis of Kashmiri culture.

Realising that the process of resolving the Kashmir issue will now have...

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