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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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Christian-Muslim-Hindu-Jewish Leaders Indulge in Serious Dialogue

January 20, 2008

Author: Rajan Zed

Source: Sparks

http://www.mediaforfreedom.com/ReadArticle.asp?ArticleID=8979

A distinguished panel of Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Jewish religious leaders had a serious dialogue on "how to connect" at the Catholic Diocesan Conference in Sparks today.

Moderated by Father Charles T. Durante, Pastor of Saint Teresa of Avila Catholic Community of Carson City, clergy who participated in the dialogue included Imam...

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"Promoting Dialogue," a Commentary by Interfaith Montgomery

January 18, 2008

Source: Montgomery Advertiser

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080111/OPINION0101/801100350/1012/OPINION

With the appearance of this column, Interfaith Montgomery and the Montgomery Advertiser introduce a new monthly column dedicated to the increasingly diverse religious communities in our city and surrounding areas. This initial column was written by Rev. Robert Graetz and Rev. Paul Britner...

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Ireland to Host Europe's First Tri-Religious Primary School

January 18, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Malaysia Sun

http://story.malaysiasun.com/index.php/ct/9/cid/b8de8e630faf3631/id/319534/cs/1/

Christian, Jewish and Muslim children are to learn about each other's faiths when Ireland opens the first tri-religious primary school in Europe this September to reflect the country's changing demographics.

The so-called Intercultural Interdenominational Primary School (IIPS), which is to...

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Interfaith Group Bands Together to Help Homeless

January 18, 2008

Author: BOB AUDETTE

Source: Brattleboro Reformer

http://www.reformer.com/localnews/ci_8005894

Whirling dervishes and a hot meal. Hard to beat that pair.

Those are two of the attractions at a fundraising event Feb. 9 at the overflow shelter at the Baptist Church on Main Street. There will also be a benefit concert that day to help the area's homeless shelter and the Brattleboro Area Drop In Center raise money for their operations.

But...

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Festival of Faiths in Kansas City

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 17 December 2012.

Phone: 913-671-2320
Email: info@festivaloffaithskc.org
Website: http://festivaloffaithskc.org/

Mission

The Festival of Faiths in Kansas City was a two week series of events that aimed to "discover, recognize, celebrate, and promote the reality of pluralism in Kansas City through listening, learning, understanding and experience -- the exercise of acceptance." Kansas City was thought to be a diverse metropolis representing...

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Buddhist Thai Govt Says Fails to Win Muslims' Hearts

January 18, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Reuters

http://uk.reuters.com/article/homepageCrisis/idUKBKK60160._CH_.242020080118

The Thai government said on Friday it was failing to win over the ethnic Malays of the predominantly Muslim far south, where more than 2,800 people have been killed in four years of separatist insurgency.

"We made great progress on military operations last year, but our efforts with the people remained...

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Excommunicated from his Church, Pastor Draws Praise and Condemnation from Pagans and Christians

January 17, 2008

Author: Kristin D'Agostino

Source: The Salem Gazette

http://www.wickedlocal.com/salem/homepage/x142930176

Pastor Phil Wyman would be the first to agree that he’s a black sheep among clergy. An expert on Wicca, a well practiced interpreter of dreams, Wyman has been an avid participant in the city’s annual Halloween celebration, supporting a holiday many Christians believe to be a symbol of darkness and the occult.

A little over...

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Review Shows Busy Year for Interfaith Activities

January 17, 2008

Author: Press Release

Source: Human Rights Commission

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00118.htm

Review shows busy year for interfaith activities

A section of the 2007 Race Relations Report will be released at an Interfaith workshop hosted by Auckland City this Saturday.

The review of interfaith activities reveals a busy and significant year for cooperation and dialogue for the country’s religious communities.
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Religious Diversity Marks Prayer Service Honoring Man Behind King Week

January 17, 2008

Author: Marti Davis

Source: Knox News

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/jan/17/ecumenical-gathering/

The late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister, the son and grandson of Baptist ministers, might have been surprised at the variety of prayers offered at the altar of Knoxville's First Baptist Church in an interfaith prayer service to honor his memory Wednesday.

On the other hand, the man who credited Hindu leader...

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U.S. Religious Freedom is Being Eroded, Advocates Say

January 16, 2008

Author: Jane Lampman

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0116/p14s02-lire.html

They are heroes in a battle most Americans think has already been won. On Wednesday evening, they are to be honored for their contributions to strengthening religious freedom at home and abroad.

Although the US is home to the greatest experiment in religious freedom ever, and the great majority of Americans support that principle,...

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