Interfaith

New Inter-Faith Resource Launched for Anglicans

February 7, 2008

Author: Ed Beavan

Source: Religious Intelligence

http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/news/?NewsID=1590

ANGLICANS are to be encouraged to read the Bible in the light of scriptures from other faiths in a new way to promote inter-faith relations.

The call comes in a new document published this week by NIFCON – the Anglican Communion Network for Interfaith Concerns – and to be sent to every Anglican Bishop.

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Muslim Students to Fight Stereotypes in First 'Faithbusters' Installment

February 7, 2008

Author: Wesley Yonts

Source: The Kentucky Kernel

http://media.www.kykernel.com/media/storage/paper305/news/2008/02/07/Features/Muslim.Students.To.Fight.Stereotypes.In.First.faithbusters.Installment-3194099.shtml

Despite its name, the Faithbusters discussion series isn't about disproving religion.

Instead, organizers of the series...

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Christian, Muslim, Jewish Leaders Urge U.S. Leadership to End Israeli-Palestinian Violence

February 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/faith/15399626.html

American Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders say there is an urgent need for U.S. leadership to negotiate a lasting cease-fire in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

In a statement released Monday, the National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle...

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Jewish Center Seeks to Mend Ties with Muslims

February 7, 2008

Author: JOHN CHADWICK

Source: The Record

http://www.northjersey.com/news/religion/Jewish_Center_seeks_to_mend_ties_with_Muslims.html

Jewish congregations don't routinely devote a Sabbath to studying Islam.

But come sundown Friday, the Glen Rock Jewish Center will begin an unusual and possibly pioneering two-day program aimed at understanding Islamic history and beliefs.

And despite...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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