Interfaith

Gobind Sadan USA Dedicates New Temple Today

March 22, 2008

Author: Rohan Mascarenhas

Source: Central New York News

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2008/03/gobind_sadan_usa_dedicates_new.html

Seven years after four teenage arsonists destroyed the Gobind Sadan USA temple in Palermo, around 60 community leaders and worshippers gathered today to dedicate the rebuilt place of worship.

The interfaith community, rooted in the teachings of Sikh philosophy, organized a...

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Interfaith Body Partnership with LWF and Global Nutrition Company Provides Clean Water to Thousands in Rwanda

March 21, 2008

Author: Pauline Mumia

Source: Lutheran World Federation/AlertNet

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/fromthefield/lwf/120609705584.htm

A community water project inaugurated in Rwanda's eastern district of Kirehe, offers a new model of cooperation between religious communities and public and private sectors in pursuit of human development and peace.

"This is a historic milestone...

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Protestants, Jews, African-Influenced Faiths Among Non-Catholic Religions Represented in Cuba

March 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AOL News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.aol.com/story/_a/protestants-jews-african-influenced/n20080321141709990003

Although 85 percent of Cubans were nominally Roman Catholic before the 1959 revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power, church experts say fewer than half of Cubans identify themselves as Catholics today, with a very small percentage ever...

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Interfaith Seder in Germany

March 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: JTA

http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/107621.html

The U.S. ambassador to Germany hosted an interfaith seder.

The model seder hosted by William R. Timken Jr. and his wife, Sue, was held March 19 - one month before the Passover holiday begins.

The event, which the American Jewish Committee office in Berlin helped coordinate, was led by Berlin Rabbi Chaim Rozwaski. Berlin Chabad Rabbi Yehudah...

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Blessed Friday as Religious Festivals Harmonise

March 20, 2008

Author: Aroosa Masroor

Source: The International News

http://www.thenews.com.pk/print1.asp?id=102278

March 21 will be of special significance this year as the calendars of five different religions will coincide, giving each faith a reason to celebrate the day.

As Muslims celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi (the birth of Prophet Muhammad PBUH) on Friday, Christians will mark the crucifixion and death of Jesus as Good Friday, while Hindus and Sikhs will...

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Premier of Ontario, Canada, Asks For a More Comprehensive Prayer

March 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today/Religion News Service

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2008/3/19.shtml#3

The premier of Ontario has dropped a political hot potato with his recent announcement that the daily recitation of the Lord's Prayer in the provincial legislature should be dropped. "It's time for us to ensure that we have a prayer that better reflects our diversity," Dalton McGuinty, a Liberal Party member, said last month. "The...

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Interfaith Group Brought Together by 'Abraham'

March 14, 2008

Author: Robert Channick

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-relig_abraham_14mar14,1,5673138.story

Followers of three faiths with a shared heritage were brought together last week by a book.

Inspired by "Abraham," Bruce Feiler's 2002 historical best-seller about the biblical patriarch of Jews, Christians and Muslims, more than 120 people gathered in a Schaumburg church Saturday...

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Buddhist Blessings for New Hindu Temple Site in Berlin

March 11, 2008

Author: Janaka Perera

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,6027,0,0,1,0

Sri Lankan Buddhist monks on Mahasivarathri Day March 7 blessed a site situated in Berlin, Germany, on which is planned the construction of Europe's second largest Hindu temple.

The proposed temple's custodians are Indian Hindus who have received land in the city of Berlin free of charge from the German Government for building...

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Faith Groups 'Contribute £100m'

March 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/7289508.stm

Religious and faith organisations contribute more than £100m in economic benefits to Wales, a report says.

But the groups have little in return, with barely a quarter of faith communities getting public funding, the research found.

According to the study, around 40,000 unpaid volunteers do 80,000 hours of community work a week

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