Interfaith

Military Chaplains: Being a Cog of Conscience in the Military Killing Machine

November 20, 2007

Author: Lee Lawrence

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/1120/p20s01-usmi.html

It's the end of lunchtime at the Afghan National Army base of Pol-i-charkhi and, as the mess hall reverberates with the dish-clatter and chair-scraping of soldiers in dark camouflage dispersing, two men linger behind, still digging with spoons into a shared dish of rice and lamb.

US Navy Capt. James Fisher is the guest of Afghan...

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Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Hosted by Muslims at Beth Israel

November 19, 2007

Author: Patrick George

Source: The Statesman

http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/11/19/1119interfaith.html

For 23 years, Thanksgiving in Austin has come with huge crowds of people in saris, hijabs, clerical robes and yarmulkes, celebrating their similarities. Sunday's 23rd annual Austin Area Interreligious Ministries Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration marked the first time the service was hosted by...

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Jewish, Muslim Children Find Similarities in West Palm Synagogue

November 19, 2007

Author: Chrystian Tejedor

Source: Sun Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-flpinterfaith1119pnnov19,0,5562895.story

West Palm Beach - Religious leaders are hoping Jews and Muslims one day can settle the differences that touch off bitter fighting in other parts of the world.

The key is to show their children early on that followers of either faith have more in common than...

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Bread Is Broken While Interfaith Bonds Are Built

November 15, 2007

Author: GRETEL C. KOVACH

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/17/us/17religion.html?_r=1&ex=1195966800&en=570bb0ba187e211a&ei=5070&emc=eta1&oref=slogin

FRISCO, Tex., Nov. 15 — The outcome was uncertain when a group of mostly strangers sat down together for dinner Thursday night at a home in this Dallas suburb. Among the gathering were three Jews, two...

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Pope Benedict Praises Indonesia's Stance on Religion

November 13, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: ABC Radio Australia

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/news/stories/s2088879.htm

The head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict has praised Indonesia's efforts to promote relations between different religions.

He made the statment at a ceremony to welcome Indonesia's new ambassador to the Holy See.

The Pope says Indonesia is playing an important and positive role in promoting inter-...

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Diwali Greetings Received From Cross Section of Religious and Community Leaders

November 11, 2007

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_diwali_greetings_07.htm

Washington DC (Nov 11th 2007) - As Hindu Americans celebrated their most popular festival, Diwali, greetings poured into the offices of the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) from members of the U.S. Congress, interfaith religious groups and several community leaders. Diwali, or Deepavali as it is known in Sanskrit, will be...

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Interfaith Petition Calls on President to Stop War

November 10, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/report.asp?nid=9049

Catholic and Buddhist priests handed a petition to the office of the president calling for peace in Sri Lanka after more than two decades of war. A small group of clergy was allowed to enter the President's House in Colombo on Nov. 6 to hand in the petition addressed to the president.

Initiated by a Catholic bishop in the war-torn north and...

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Carbondale Muslim Food Pantry Helping to Feed the Less Fortunate

November 10, 2007

Author: Marleen Shepherd

Source: The Southern

http://www.southernillinoisan.com/articles/2007/11/10/lifestyles/faith_and_values/22116464.txt

CARBONDALE - Anad Salem's Muslim faith makes reaching out to those in need a priority for the Carbondale physician.

"Our faith is littered with commandments to feed the hungry, to help the unfortunate, the sick, the orphans," said Salem, a member of Masjid An-...

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Synagogue's Hospitality Rankles Church

November 10, 2007

Source: CBS News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/11/10/ap/national/main3483725.shtml

(AP) The Archdiocese of St. Louis and a Jewish Reform congregation are on the same side when it comes to advocating for immigrants and the poor, often finding common ground in a zeal for social justice. But when the Central Reform Congregation offered its synagogue for Sunday's ordination of two women in a ceremony...

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Muslims and Catholics Release Mission Statement

November 9, 2007

Source: The Kansas City Star

Wire Service: AP

http://www.kansascity.com/255/story/354077.html

Concluding a three-day gathering at the nation’s largest mosque in Michigan, a collection of Muslim and Roman Catholic leaders emerged with a 114-word blueprint for greater understanding between the two faiths.

The Midwest Dialogue of Catholics and Muslims, an initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Islamic...

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