Interfaith

Young Christians Learn about Islamic Principles

January 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/report.asp?nid=10270

An Islamic institute is conducting a course to teach Protestant youths about Islam and pluralism.

Wahid Institute, initiated by former president Abdurrahman Wahid, is cooperating with the Crisis Center of the Christian Church of Indonesia (GKI, Indonesian acronym) in running the four-session course.

Thirty GKI youths including...

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Teenagers of all Faiths Remember Holocaust

January 28, 2008

Author: Martin Wainwright

Source: The Guardian Unlimited

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,,2248047,00.html

The warmth which encompassed every faith community in Liverpool yesterday embraced elderly survivors of the Holocaust and victims' relatives at a memorial concert in the city. There to welcome them were teenage Jews, Christians, Hindus and - for the first time in an official capacity - Muslims who had been on a "walk of faith"...

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Faiths Join Hands for Abraham Dinner

January 28, 2008

Author: ELIZABETH KALFSBEEK

Source: Daily Democrat

http://origin.dailydemocrat.com/news/ci_8099673

The fifth annual Celebration of Abraham, which took place at St. James Catholic Church Saturday, did just that - celebrated the fact that major religions Christianity, Islam and Judaism all trace their roots back to Abraham.

"Our humanity draws us together," said one event organizer, Hannah Biberstein of Davis. "We're all creations of one God....

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Thanks-Giving Square

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 October 2009.

Phone: 214-969-1977
Email: tgs@thanksgiving.org
Website: http://www.thanksgiving.org
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Mission

The two-fold mission of Thanks-Giving Square is "to offer a place for all people to give thanks to our Creator" and "to witness, celebrate, and to promote the value and spirit of thanksgiving for both sacred and secular cultures throughout the world." The...
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Interfaith Leaders Call for Intervention In Gaza

January 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=597

As the growing humanitarian crisis continues in the Gaza Strip, interfaith leaders in Southern California held a press conference and a vigil to call for an end to the collective punishment of 1.5 million residents. Interfaith leaders highlighted the importance of social justice and its centrality to Abrahamic faith traditions."

"Violence done in the name...

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Religious Groups Share Song and Dance, Pray for Peace

January 27, 2008

Author: LISA BOLIVAR

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miamiherald.com/478/story/392798.html

On the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, eight groups of worshipers from almost as many faiths came together in Pembroke Pines for the second annual World Religion Day.

They gathered at the Susan B. Katz Theater of the Performing Arts in the Pembroke Pines Academic Village, 17189 Sheridan St., to share dance, song and prayers for peace.

Rajan Zed to Open Utah, Washington Senates with Hindu Prayers

January 27, 2008

Author: SRIREKHA N. CHAKRAVARTY

Source: India Post News Service

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/1905/

NEW YORK: Ever since the Rajan Zed created history in July last year, by becoming the first Hindu to open the US Senate with a Hindu prayer, this Nevada-based priest has been on a roll.Setting one milestone after another, Zed has been conducting the opening prayers at various state senates, and participating in various local Nevada church and...

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Debate Explores Muslim, Christian Relationships

January 26, 2008

Author: David Harper

Source: Tulsa World

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?articleID=20080126_1_A18_spanc24764

Saying Christians and Muslims can be friends, a Muslim scholar from Canada gave 15 reasons why they should to a downtown Tulsa audience Friday night.

But a Christian minister from Tulsa who used to be a Muslim questioned the tolerance of his former religion and asked whether a program such as...

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Religious Communities Come Together to Keep the Faith

January 25, 2008

Author: Jessica Ravitz

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/faith/ci_8080297

The sixth annual Interfaith Week, a project of The Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable, is fast approaching. The programming, meant to celebrate Utah's diversity, officially begins on Feb. 4, although a film series and several other special services will start next weekend.

Formed to meet the religious needs of athletes during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, the...

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Council Votes to Alter Prayer Policy

January 25, 2008

Author: Brian Barber

Source: Tulsa World

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?articleID=20080125_1_A9_hThec44424

The change will allow specific gods to be named in premeeting prayers.

Tulsa's City Council voted Thursday to change an unwritten policy so that people can name a deity when praying before the council's regular weekly meetings.

The council's previous prayer policy, which prohibited...

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A Capitol Gain for Muslim Train Hero

January 24, 2008

Author: DAPHNE RETTER

Source: New York Post

http://www.nypost.com/seven/01242008/news/regionalnews/a_capitol_gain_for_muslim_train_hero_616852.htm

January 24, 2008 -- WASHINGTON - The Brooklyn Muslim who defended a group of Jewish subway riders after they were allegedly attacked for saying "Happy Hanukkah" last month will get an all-American reward next week - a seat at the State of the Union Address...

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