Interfaith

Op-Ed: "Hardship for Evangelicals in Jordan: Lessons for All Christians," by Imad Shehadeh

April 8, 2008

Author: Imad Shehadeh

Source: Christianity Today

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2008/aprilweb-only/115-22.0.html

The media in the East and West have recently been reporting the denunciation of evangelicals by the council of the Catholic and Orthodox bishops in Jordan. The bishops' denunciation was in support of the government's deportations of foreign missionaries, pastors, seminary students, and teachers. Some evangelical...

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Interfaith Youths Unite in Volunteerism

April 7, 2008

Author: Peter Schworm

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/04/07/interfaith_youths_unite_in_volunteerism/

As a group of students grabbed rakes and spades to help clean up a neighborhood park in Jamaica Plain yesterday, Danyal Najmi knelt in quiet prayer on the sidewalk. An observant Muslim who prays five times a day, the Tufts University senior checked his compass to face...

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Buddha's Birthday 'For All Cultures'

April 7, 2008

Author: AMANDA KING

Source: Times

http://www.times.co.nz/cms/news/2008/04/art100019860.php

BUDDHA’S birthday celebrations at the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist temple in Botany on Sunday will be a day for all cultures and religions to come together, the organisers say.

“It’s to foster a better understanding of other cultures and religious groups,” says temple manager Rev Man Wang.

“Buddhism accepts...

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Religious Diversity Featured in Castellani Museum Exhibit

April 6, 2008

Author: Denise Jewell Gee

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/lifearts/religion/story/316879.html

Visitors to Niagara University’s Castellani Museum will get a glimpse of the region’s religious diversity now through Dec. 14.

A new exhibit, “Devotional Displays: Personal and Community Traditions,” features 30 photographs and three installations of folk religious displays that range from St....

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"This Case of Conscience”: Spiritual Flushing and the Remonstrance

April 6, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Queens Museum

http://www.queensmuseum.org/exhibitions/flushing.htm

In the new millennium, religion, its relation to the state and mutual respect are hot-button issues across the globe. In Flushing, Queens, this very conversation started 350 years ago with the Flushing Remonstrance. The Flushing Remonstrance was drafted in 1657 and signed by a group of Flushing residents who were offended by the persecution of religions...

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Faiths Come Together to Serve Community

April 6, 2008

Author: Stephanie Esposito

Source: WFMZ, Pennsylvania

http://wfmz.com/view/?id=248102

Christians, Muslims and Jews in Allentown spent the day yesterday working together on community service projects throughout the city. The interfaith coalition was designed to make improvements to the city and interfaith relationships. WFMZ's Stephanie Esposito [has] the story.

It was a productive day for the city of Allentown. Not only did a lengthy list of service projects...

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Interfaith Council Celebrates 25 Years of Dialogue

April 5, 2008

Author: Blackwell Thomas

Source: The Southern

http://www.southernillinoisan.com/articles/2008/04/06/front_page/24004654.txt

This month, the Carbondale Civic Center will host an art exhibit sponsored by Carbondale's Interfaith Council.

The exhibit features a couple of dozen works covering a multitude of mediums including canvas, construction paper, metal and cloth.

Despite the physical differences, each...

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Lucknow Park to Link Religion with Trees

April 5, 2008

Author: AMITA VERMA

Source: Howrah News Service

http://howrah.org/india_news/8786.html

The UP forest department has now hit upon a novel idea to promote national integration. The forest officials are planning a unique theme park at the Kukrail picnic spot, located on the outskirts of the state capital, which will have trees and plants that have religious significance.

Called the "Kukrail Vatika", this first-of-its-kind park will be spread across five-...

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Pope Adds Meetings With Jewish Leaders to U.S. Itinerary

April 4, 2008

Author: LAURIE GOODSTEIN

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/04/us/04pope.html

At 80, Pope Benedict XVI has limited his coming trip to the United States to 13 public events, but the church made a surprise announcement on Thursday that he had added two brief meetings — both with Jewish leaders.

One is a quick stopover at the Park East Synagogue in New York on April 18. It will be the first time a pope has ever...

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Cambodia Hosts Inter-Religion Meeting for Asian Pacific Countries

April 3, 2008

Author: Song Shutao

Source: China View

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-04/03/content_7913305.htm

An inter-religion meeting was launched here on Thursday for religious leaders from 15 countries in Asian Pacific region to talk about cooperation, peace and harmony in the world.

All religious sects have to work together to help this globe to have peace, food security and contribute to poverty reduction, Cambodian Prime...

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Religious Community Holds Vigil After Vandalism

April 3, 2008

Author: Jennifer Thome

Source: CBS3, Springfield

http://www.cbs3springfield.com/news/local/17281829.html

For weeks the Islamic Center in West Springfield has been cleaning up broken glass and listening to threatening phone calls. On Thursday night, the interfaith community came together to show their solidarity.

Mohammad Saleem Bajwa, President of Islamic Society, says "{The Islamic community} has a strong fear that something is going...

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At CBAAC, Olupona Canvasses Inter- Faith Dialogue as Panacea to Religious Crises

April 3, 2008

Author: Mcphilips Nwachukwu

Source: All Africa/Vanguard

http://allafrica.com/stories/200804030448.html

In her continued effort to ensuring global understanding and appreciation of Black African arts, culture, history and civilization, Centre for Black African Arts and Civilization, CBAAC last week at the Banquet Hall of Excellence Hotels, Ogba, Ikeja held a very high profile lecture on the volatile subject of religion.

It came on the heel of...

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U.S. Muslims and Mormons Share Deepening Ties

April 2, 2008

Author: David Haldane

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-morlims2apr02,1,2488142.story

The Mormon Church has to be among the most outgoing on earth; in recent years its leaders have reached out to, among others, Latinos, Koreans, Catholics and Jews.

One of the most enthusiastic responses, however, has come from what some might consider a surprising source: U.S. Muslims.

"We are...

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