Interfaith

Hindu Chaplain Zed on Newsweek/Washington Post Panel on Religion

February 6, 2008

Source: American Chronicle/Newswire

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/51560

Rajan Zed, prominent Hindu chaplain and Indo-American leader, has been selected as one of the panelists for "On Faith", a prestigious interactive conversation on religion produced jointly by Newsweek and washingtonpost.com.

Moderated by Jon Meacham, Managing Editor of Newsweek, it is described as "...intelligent, informed, eclectic, respectful conversation...drawing on a remarkable panel...

Read more about Hindu Chaplain Zed on Newsweek/Washington Post Panel on Religion

Faith Communities Gather to Discuss Climate Change

February 5, 2008

Author: Jessica Ravitz

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/ci_8143753

On a mountaintop, in a tree grove, along a seashore, spiritual connections transcend all forms of liturgy. The Word, in these settings, sounds through the crashing of waves, the rustling of leaves, the blowing of winds.

Members of Utah's various faith communities understand this much, which is why they came together recently to discuss climate change, an issue affecting all...

Read more about Faith Communities Gather to Discuss Climate Change

After Protests, Pope Changes Latin Prayer for Jews

February 5, 2008

Author: Philip Pullella

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSL0585214420080205

Pope Benedict has ordered changes to a Latin prayer for Jews at Good Friday services by traditionalist Catholics, deleting a reference to their "blindness" over Christ, the Vatican said on Tuesday.

The Vatican newspaper l'Osservatore Romano published the new version of the prayer in Latin and said it should be used by the...

Read more about After Protests, Pope Changes Latin Prayer for Jews

Military Copes with Shortage of Chaplains

February 5, 2008

Author: Andrea Stone

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-02-05-army-chaplains_N.htm

Army Maj. Paul Hurley journeyed four days by convoy, aircraft and helicopter to reach the remote outpost in Iraq near the Syrian border where 50 U.S. soldiers hunkered down in November 2006. He was the first Roman Catholic priest to visit in six months.

"It was a very profound experience (to) visit soldiers who are...

Read more about Military Copes with Shortage of Chaplains

Sikhs Join in Celebrating American Civil Rights Leader's Birthday

February 5, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/8C5C0090D5ADBEFB872573E600665149!OpenDocument

Guru Gobind Singh Foundation represented the Sikh community in the InterFaith Conference’s InterFaith Prayer Service marking the birth-anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King. Tributes were paid to Late Dr. Martin Luther King, America's prominent civil rights...

Read more about Sikhs Join in Celebrating American Civil Rights Leader's Birthday

Local Malaysian Indians Planning Rally

February 1, 2008

Author: Todd R. Brown

Source: Inside Bay Area

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_8137819

While countries such as Israel and Pakistan are infamous for imposing strict emergency security rules on civilians, the plight of ethnic Indians in Malaysia is less well-known.

The tropical nation along the South China Sea officially is Islamic, and Hindu residents there complain of second-class treatment by the government.

...

Read more about Local Malaysian Indians Planning Rally

Alhaji Mumuni Calls for Nat'l Inter-Religious Body

January 31, 2008

Author: Sulemana Braimah

Source: allAfrica/Ghanaian Chronicle

http://allafrica.com/stories/200801310786.html

Former Member of Parliament (MP) for Kumbungu and 2004 presidential running mate to Prof. Attah Mills, Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni, has called for the establishment of a National Council for Inter-religious Dialogue to deal with what he described as "emerging conflicts" in inter and intra-religious relations.

Speaking at a function to outdoor...

Read more about Alhaji Mumuni Calls for Nat'l Inter-Religious Body

Interfaith Group to Push for Release of Montreal Man Jailed in India

January 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Canadian Press

http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5iBD9qVgwapgcUihxQkWhyOeJiUJg

Former justice minister Irwin Cotler and an interfaith delegation will meet with Indian authorities in Ottawa on Monday in hopes of freeing a Montreal businessman imprisoned in northeastern India.

Saul Itzhayek, 42, was sentenced to three years in jail on accusations of entering the country from...

Read more about Interfaith Group to Push for Release of Montreal Man Jailed in India

Who We Are: Area's History Gives Rise to a Medley of Faiths

January 29, 2008

Author: Marketta Gregory

Source: Democrat & Chronicle

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080129/NEWS01/801290345

January 29, 2008 3:05 am — They take wine and wafer, believing it is the body and blood of Jesus. They kneel, touch their heads to the floor and pray toward Mecca. They meditate, seeking an awakening — nirvana.

And they do it here, in the Rochester...

Read more about Who We Are: Area's History Gives Rise to a Medley of Faiths

Interfaith Group Aims High, Asks Big Questions at Meeting

January 29, 2008

Author: Kathryn Kennedy

Source: Daily Reflector

http://www.reflector.com/local/content/news/stories/2008/01/29/PeaceandJustice.html

Local followers of several faiths called on their God — or gods — in a monthly search for peace and justice Monday.

Approximately 40 Jews, Muslims, Unitarian Universalists and members of the Baha'i Faith filled the plush, red pews at the Bayt Shalom Synagogue on 10th...

Read more about Interfaith Group Aims High, Asks Big Questions at Meeting

Cooking with Faith; Diverse Religious Communities Unite to Provide Dinners for Needy

January 29, 2008

Author: Vincent Ball

Source: Brantford Expositor

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=876930

On Sunday afternoon, when a lot of guys are watching sports on television, Gord Markle is washing a pot in a church basement.

His friend, Yvonne Wright, is peeking into the oven to check the chicken and looking over her shoulder is her friend, Glen Gordon.

Another gentleman is whipping up a Caesar salad and...

Read more about Cooking with Faith; Diverse Religious Communities Unite to Provide Dinners for Needy

Pages