Interfaith

Interfaith Panel Wrestles with Troubling Texts

October 19, 2007

Author: Amy Klein

Source: The Jewish Journal

http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=18349

"We learn who we are through struggling with text," said Rabbi Mark S. Diamond, executive vice president of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California. "We must learn from the scars, from the blemishes, from the ugly parts of our textual tradition, our history and our faith."

Scholars, clergy and seminarians gathered this week at the Luxe...

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50 Religious Leaders Meet in Abuja

October 18, 2007

Author: Mohammed Lawal Shaibu

Source: allAfrica.com/The Daily Trust

http://allafrica.com/stories/200710180440.html

Fifty Muslim and Christian religious leaders met in Abuja yesterday to explore ways of achieving enduring peace and harmony in the country.

An equal number of Muslim and Christian leaders met at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel under the auspices of the Nigeria Inter-religious Council (NIREC) to map out strategies on how to avert crisis...

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"The Faith Divide," a Commentary by Eboo Patel

October 16, 2007

Author: Eboo Patel

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/eboo_patel/

“God doesn’t command me to judge you, He commands me to help you. Doesn’t matter who you are. Hispanic, black, white, Muslim, Jew, American, African – doesn’t matter. If you’re hungry, if you’re in need, Shady Grove Baptist Church will help you.”

I met Jeffrey on a flight to Brussels. He...

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Lehigh Dialogue Center

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 16 October 2007.

Phone: 610-871-0562

Hands of Peace

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 16 October 2007.

Phone: 224-406-5045
Email: hopkanak@aol.com
Website: http://www.hands-of-peace.org/
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WCC Welcomes Letter from Muslim Leaders

October 15, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: El Consejo Mundial de Iglesias

http://www2.wcc-coe.org/pressreleasessp.nsf/index/pr-07-69.html

"This letter is most welcome," said World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, especially at a time when "all of humanity is looking to religious leaders for guidance as to how to respond to the situation of violence in the world". Kobia was commenting on the letter "A Common Word between...

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Cincinnati Interfaith Community Come Together for “The Children of Abraham”

October 13, 2007

Source: Catholic Online

http://www.catholic.org/prwire/headline.php?ID=4267

CINCINNATI, OH, OCTOBER 13, 2007 - Several Cincinnati, Ohio and statewide organizations are coming together to search for new ways to collaborate, as well as to find new strategies, for the interfaith community to help build a brighter future for Cincinnati.

Over the next few months, and hopefully years, “The Children of Abraham,” will sponsor a wide range of programs as part of...

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U.S. House Passes Historic Ramadan Resolution

October 12, 2007

Source: Media-Newswire

http://media-newswire.com/release_1055501.html

(Media-Newswire.com) - Washington – A resolution recognizing the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and expressing the "deepest respect to Muslims in the United States and throughout the world" was adopted in the U.S. House of Representatives October 2 by a vote of 376-0.

The resolution acknowledging the importance of Muslims in America, the first of its kind, was introduced by Texas Representative...

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Emerging Voice of Mainstream Islam

October 12, 2007

Author: Robert Pigott

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7040774.stm

A total of 138 of the world's top Muslim leaders, clerics and academics have written an open letter to the Pope, the Archbishop of Canterbury and other leaders of the Christian world.

It warns that world peace depends on better dialogue between them, and points to the fundamental beliefs each have in common.

But the real significance of the...

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General Assembly Opens Two-Day High Level Dialogue on Interreligious, Intercultural Understanding, Cooperation for Peace

October 12, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Media-Newswire/United Nations

http://media-newswire.com/release_1055608.html

Opening the United Nations first ever High-Level Dialogue on interfaith and intercultural understanding, top officials from the world body today challenged Member States to embrace rather than reject what seemed "different" in members of other ethnic, religious or social groups, and to recognize that living together in a globalized world implied a...

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Keeping the Faith: Religious Trends in the Waikato

October 12, 2007

Author: Hamilton City Council

Source: Scoop Independent News

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0710/S00157.htm

An important community exhibition and education programme on religious diversity in the Waikato opens at the Waikato Museum today. The exhibition focuses on nine religious groups that are either part of significant religious trends or key historical players in the Waikato, or that have made a unique impact on the 'spiritual landscape' of the...

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