Interfaith

Interfaith Group Promotes Activism Throughout Community

November 8, 2007

Author: Marcus Ngbea

Source: Gazette

http://www.gazette.net/stories/110807/greenew165834_32359.shtml

Sharing a meal and conversation with Muslims during their holy month at a Christian church and hosting Thanksgiving dinners for the homeless are just a few ways Greenbelt Interfaith Leadership Association has helped groups of different faiths unite.

GILA has worked since 1975 to join various denominations in the community to...

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'Children of Abraham' Gather for an Interfaith Thanksgiving

November 8, 2007

Author: Peter Smith

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071108/NEWS01/711080373

They chanted prayers in English, Hebrew, Arabic and Latin. They read from their scriptures and shared a Middle Eastern meal.

The format has changed little in the more than a dozen years that organizers have held the "Children of Abraham" thanksgiving gathering, named in honor of...

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‘US Still a Great Place to Practice Islam’

November 7, 2007

Author: Sameen Tahir-Khan

Source: Arab News

http://arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=103284&d=7&m=11&y=2007&pix=world.jpg&category=World

COLUMBUS, Ohio, 7 November 2007 — The Interfaith Association of Central Ohio held a public forum on the “Many faces of Islam” at the Ohio State House. A large number of people from different religions attended. Four panelists shared their...

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Rabbi, Imam Host US Dialogue Summit

November 7, 2007

Source: YNetnews.com

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3468709,00.html

The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding will hold the first US dialogue summit between the Muslim and Jewish communities in the United States on November 7, 2007 at the New York Synagogue and the Islamic Cultural Center of New York City. Imam Omar Abu Namous and Rabbi Marc Schneier will be hosting the event.

Joining Schneier and Abu Namous are imams and rabbis from 11 major cities...

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Interfaith Chair at Catholic Uni a World First

November 7, 2007

Author: Barney Zwartz

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/interfaith-chair-at-catholic-uni-a-world-first/2007/11/06/1194329223184.html

THE Australian Catholic University will launch the world's first chair in Muslim-Catholic relations in Melbourne this month as part of a bid to combat extremism.

The chair, funded by donations from the Turkish community, will...

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Muslims, Jews Form Post-9/11 Friendships

November 6, 2007

Author: Sally Kalson

Source: Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07310/831372-51.stm

On a Sunday afternoon in late September, an unusual group of people got together in a Point Breeze house. Half of them were Muslims, who, in the midst of Ramadan, talked about their beliefs and practices around the holy period. The other half were Jews, who talked about the meaning and rituals of the recently completed holy days, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur....

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Historic Saudi Visit to Vatican

November 6, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7080327.stm

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has met Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican - the first audience by the head of the Roman Catholic Church with a Saudi monarch.

The Vatican described the private meeting as "warm" and said the two men discussed the presence and hard work of Christians in Saudi Arabia.

An estimated 1.5m Christians live in Saudi Arabia but are...

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Experience Interfaith

November 6, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/F85E04B97485DAB38725738B0049FBE0

On a balmy night in Phoenix, Arizona, on October 25th, over 300 people gathered together under an outdoor pavilion to participate in the 3rd Annual Experience Interfaith event. Participants removed their shoes before entering and sat down in the langar lines set out in rows in the pavilion space. The evening began with an introduction...

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U of L Hosts Muslim Peace-Building Trip

November 6, 2007

Author: Peter Smith

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071106/NEWS01/711060443/1008/NEWS01

The University of Louisville is playing host to 14 Asian Muslim scholars and activists on a three-week trip designed to launch projects that will build bridges between the United States and predominantly Muslim nations.

The program, "Religion and Society:...

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Vatican Wishes Hindus Well for Diwali Festival

November 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: EarthTimes

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/136619.html

The Vatican Monday urged religious tolerance in a greeting for the Hindu festival of Diwali which many of the estimated one billion followers of the world's oldest religion will celebrate on November 9. The message titled "Christians and Hindus: Determined to Walk the Path of Dialogue", was signed by the head of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious...

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2,000-Year-Old Christian Community in Iraq Gains a Spiritual First in Baghdad

November 4, 2007

Author: ALISSA J. RUBIN

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/05/world/middleeast/05cardinal.html

There is neither a cross nor a sign on the heavy metal gate to indicate that this is the official residence of one of the country’s most prominent Christians, the first in Iraq in modern times to be elevated to cardinal by the Roman Catholic Church.

The simple structure, in a dilapidated neighborhood of...

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Health Trumps Faith Differences at Muslim Clinic

November 3, 2007

Author: Rebecca Trounson

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs3nov03,1,2174242.story?track=rss

It grew out of the 1992 riots, a vision by a small group of Muslim medical students to bring charitable, high-quality healthcare to the needy residents of South Los Angeles.

Eleven years later, the UMMA clinic on Florence Avenue has served nearly 20,000 patients, the great majority of...

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