Interfaith

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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Jews Tackle Intermarriage Debate

March 10, 2008

Author: Michael Paulson

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/03/10/jews_tackle_intermarriage_debate/

The statistic was startling: A study of the Jewish community in Greater Boston asserted that 60 percent of the children in interfaith families are being raised as Jews. more stories like this

The recent Brandeis University study's number was so significantly higher than...

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Multifaith Mix Gathers to Enjoy Diversity, Food

March 10, 2008

Author: DAVID YONKE

Source: Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080310/NEWS10/803100339

A sold-out crowd of about 275 gathered in Rosary Cathedral School yesterday to learn about, interact with, and celebrate Ohio's religious diversity.

Participants in the 7th Annual MultiFaith Banquet lived up to the event's theme, "Honoring the Tradition of the Other," as they shared dinner...

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When God Goes to the Office

March 10, 2008

Author: Maya Dollarhide

Source: CNN/LifeWire

http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/worklife/03/10/religion.at.the.office/

Rob Skinner did not expect to find a chaplain in the office when he started his sales job at Piedmont Air Conditioning in Raleigh, North Carolina. "I was a little worried because I didn't want God shoved down my throat," says Skinner, 38, a self-described liberal Christian.

Turns out Dwayne Reece, from the...

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Hindu American Foundation Attends Faith Leaders Roundtable

March 9, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu Press International/Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2008/3/9.shtml#1

The Hindu American Foundation was invited by the Department of Justice to join the Faith Leaders' Roundtable Conference. Attended by Attorney General Mukasey, the invitation-only meeting gathered eleven organizations, including the Anti-Defamation League, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Union of Orthodox Jewish...

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Senior Thai Buddhist Monks in Egypt for Talks with Sunni Muslim Leader

March 9, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/TNA

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=52,6026,0,0,1,0

Five senior Thai Buddhist monks arrived in the Egyptian capital on Sunday for an official visit in which they will hold talks with the Sunni Muslims’ highest spiritual leader later in the week.

The Thai monks, led by Phra Dhramakosajarn, rector of Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, were welcomed by Thai...

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Exhibit Embodies Bridging Of Political, Religious Gaps

March 9, 2008

Author: Tim Funk

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/175/story/533031.html

They've built a Habitat for Humanity house together. They've had ritual meals together. They've even worshiped side-by-side at Thanksgiving eve religious services.

But things were different - and often difficult - when these local Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders met over the last several months to address an issue so emotional and...

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Rabbi Praises Interfaith Mobility

March 8, 2008

Author: Rich Barlow

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/03/08/rabbi_praises_interfaith_mobility/

If Rabbi David Gordis is right, when it comes to improving relations among Christians, Jews, and Muslims, the words of the prophets are written not on church or temple or mosque walls, but in the hearts of the congregants.

In a talk at Merrimack College this week, Gordis,...

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Class Teaches Virtues to Children of Many Faiths

March 7, 2008

Author: Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=87809254

It sounds like the start of a bad joke: A Jew, a Baptist and a Baha'i get together every Sunday morning ...

But it's a new kind of Sunday school, where families from a range of religions gather to teach virtues to their young children. On a recent Sunday in Falls Church, Va., Layli and Gil Miller-Muro invited parents and...

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Can Women Find Unique Ways Out of War?

March 7, 2008

Author: Mark Sappenfield

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0307/p04s01-wogn.html

Sakena Yacoobi well knows the hardships of Afghan women, caught between a war and the hopelessness of poverty and illiteracy.

Yet on International Women's Day Saturday, the Afghan educator will not ask the world to help Afghan women. Instead, she will ask Afghan women to help the world.

In a time of growing conflict...

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