Interfaith

Church Leaders Ask Condoleezza Rice to Address Gaza Crisis

February 29, 2008

Author: PRESS RELEASE

Source: Worldwide Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2008/02/msg00232.html

The Honorable Condoleezza Rice Secretary of State United States Department of State Washington, DC 20520

Dear Secretary Rice,

As you prepare to return to the Middle East, we - the leaders of U.S. Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant churches and church-related organizations that make up Churches for Middle East Peace - are writing to ask you to take...

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Hindu American Foundation Joins in Historic Hindu-Jewish Summit Held in Israel

February 26, 2008

Author: Press Release

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_israel.htm

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) was represented in a delegation of Hindu spiritual and lay leaders that visited Israel last week to attend the Second International Hindu-Jewish Summit organized by the World Council of Religious Leaders (WCORL) in conjunction with the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the...

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Episcopal Christians Apologise to Hindus for Discrimination, Proselytisation

February 25, 2008

Author: Arthur J. Pais

Source: Rediff

http://www.rediff.com/news/2008/feb/25apology.htm

An unqualified apology from a Christian community to Hindus worldwide, which also denounced proselytisation by Christian missionaries, has triggered a debate among pastors across the United States.

The apology, tendered by Right Reverend J Jon Bruno, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, is arguably the first of its kind by a major Christian...

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Muslim Leaders Issue Letter to Improve Relations with Jewish Community

February 24, 2008

Author: Ruth Gledhill

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article3426682.ece

Muslim leaders from around the world will tomorrow issue a statement to the world's Jewish Community in "a call for positive and constructive action that aims to improve Muslim - Jewish relations."

In the letter, which has emerged from the Muslim-Jewish study centre at the Woolf Institute of Abrahamic Faiths in Cambridge,...

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Religious Leaders in US Stress for Interfaith Dialogue

February 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/world-news/religious-leaders-in-us-stress-for-interfaith-dialogue_10020518.html

Two prominent religious leaders concluded that interfaith dialogue could bring lasting harmony and peace among the communities.

Rajan Zed, well known Hindu leader, and Reverend Alexander Joseph Brunett, Catholic...

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Peace Workshop Inspired by King

February 23, 2008

Author: Rich Barlow

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/02/23/peace_workshop_inspired_by_king/

The program to teach teenagers nonviolence and peacemaking had just started last summer when it was rocked by the slaying of a member's mother.

Police say that Elizabeth Cann was gunned down in her Norton home in August by her boyfriend, who also shot two of her daughters and...

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Church Gives Generously to a Centre for all Faiths

February 22, 2008

Author: Ruth Gledhill

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article3412722.ece

A diocese of the Church of England is giving an unprecedented £250,000 towards a multifaith building in which the largest amount of worship space will be reserved for Muslims.

The Guildford diocese is one of the wealthiest in the UK. The Bishop of Guildford, the Right Rev Christopher Hill, gave the £250,000 cheque...

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Faith Groups Want More Aid for Poor Nations

February 21, 2008

Author: Matthai Kuruvila

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/02/21/BAP6V5VJ8.DTL

An array of Bay Area religious leaders banded together Wednesday to announce plans to lobby Congress to increase foreign aid to poor countries for at least the next seven years.

The unprecedented lobbying effort was paired with a call to the Bay Area's myriad faith communities to join in...

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Faith Unites Jewish, Muslim Students

February 21, 2008

Author: Gregg Krupa

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080221/SCHOOLS/802210392

Even on this famously liberal campus, some University of Michigan students wonder what Muslims wearing head scarves and beards are doing hanging out with some of the Jews wearing yarmulkes. Why are they spending so much time together? Are they supposed to be doing that?

I mean, like, is it even...

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Multi-Faith Radio Marks Birthday

February 20, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/bristol/somerset/7255854.stm

An online radio station run jointly by members of the Jewish and Muslim faiths is celebrating its first anniversary.

Radio Salaam Shalom was the idea of two Rabbis, an Imam and members of the Jewish and Muslim communities.

The aim of the Bristol-based station is to establish stronger links and...

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Kremlin's Plans for Christian Curriculum in Schools Have Russian Jews Worried

February 19, 2008

Author: Anshel Pfeffer

Source: Haaretz

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/955554.html

Russia's Jewish community is concerned about a possible government decision to allow the Pravoslav Orthodox Church to teach the principles of Christianity in all government schools. Now local Jewish leaders are trying to enlist Muslim community leaders in a fight against the decision.

Officially, Russia maintains a separation of church and state, but under...

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Muslim Undertaker for Kashmir’s Hindus

February 18, 2008

Author: Ishfaq-ul-Hassan

Source: Daily News & Analysis

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1151454

Under the majestic chinar in a cremation ground, Mohammad Yasin Dar, 55, has lit a bonfire to stay warm on a nippy February morning. He has spent a larger part of his days at the place for 10 years.

A devout Muslim, he has embarked on an unusual mission—to perform last rites of the dead of Kashmir’s minuscule Hindu population....

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