Interfaith

Buddhist Fest Lets Nashville in on the Secret of Inner Peace

September 1, 2007

Author: RAY WADDLE

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Tennessean

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,4790,0,0,1,0

Nashville, Tennessee (USA) -- This month, you are invited to change your mind. No, not from liberal to conservative, or CNN to Fox, or red to blue, or original to extra crispy, or one hue of anger to another. (In the culture wars, people don't change their minds; they just change channels.)

Instead, on Change Your...

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Australian Anger at Religious Art

August 31, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6972270.stm

A print of Osama Bin Laden which morphs into Jesus, and a statue of the Virgin Mary covered in a burqa have sparked furious debate in Australia.

The two pieces have gone on display at the National Art School in Sydney after being entered for the prestigious Blake Prize for Religious Art.

Australian Prime Minister John Howard called them "...

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Jewish, Armenian Leaders Strive for Healing

August 30, 2007

Author: April Simpson

Source: Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/08/30/jewish_armenian_leaders_strive_for_healing/

Political and religious leaders from the Jewish and Armenian communities will launch a concerted effort today to heal rifts opened by complaints that the Anti-Defamation League did not recognize Armenian genocide.

The leaders will join survivors of both the...

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Non-Mulsims Protest Malaysian Proposal to Adopt Syariah Law

August 28, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2007/8/30.shtml#1

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, August 28, 2007: The Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism is distressed at the statements made by the Chief Justice and the Attorney General of Malaysia which seem to advocate the wholesale replacement of 50 years of legal tradition in Malaysia.

On August 22, 2007...

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Historic Joint Christian-Muslim Declaration on Freedom to Convert

August 28, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Ekklesia

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/5612

The signing of a declaration between a group representing Muslims and a leading Christian body in Norway, which supports the mutual right to convert between faiths without harassment, is the first pact of its type in the world, the two bodies have announced.

The Islamic Council of Norway and the (Lutheran) Church of Norway Council on Ecumenical and International Relations jointly...

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Nation Remembers Mahatma Gandhi on 137th Birth Anniversary

August 27, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Meida for Freedom/Hindustan Times

http://www.mediaforfreedom.com/ReadArticle.asp?ArticleID=3936

INDIA:Nation remembers Mahatma Gandhi on 137th birth anniversary

Several schoolchildren were among the thousands, including politicians and diplomats, who paid homage to the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 137th birth anniversary on Monday.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Home Minister...

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Myriad Ethnic Groups Participate at Muslim Fest

August 27, 2007

Author: Tiffany Erickson

Source: Deseret Morning News

http://deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,695204662,00.html

A number of ethnic groups gathered Saturday and Sunday at Washington Square to celebrate the fifth annual Salt Lake American Muslim Cultural Festival — something state leaders said was a tremendous learning experience.

Ghulam Hasnain, director of the event, said he wanted to include all different cultures to celebrate on...

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Sage Chapel Will Offer Interfaith Sustenance for Spirit and Mind

August 25, 2007

Source: The Ithaca Journal

http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070825/NEWS01/708250314/1002

The Rev. Kenneth I. Clarke Sr. has faith that a new program series will begin to reverse the 35-year-long downturn in Sage Chapel attendance. Under the chapel's new theme, “Where Spirit and Intellect Meet,” he is leading an aggressive interfaith outreach effort that invites such faculty speakers as historian Nick...

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Religious Groups Across Canada See the Green Light

August 25, 2007

Author: Kathryn Young

Source: The Vancouver Sun/CanWest News Service

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=3dd15772-dd9f-4416-afb6-65be3378a7ed

Solar panels aren't mentioned in the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, so Rev. Margaret Cornish has had to write her own blessing for a special dedication service on Sunday.

As she climbs on to the roof of St. Alban's Anglican Church in Richmond,...

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International Meeting Urges Religious Groups to Back HIV/AIDs Struggle

August 24, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Ekklesia/Ecumenical News International

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/5595

An international interfaith conference on HIV/AIDS has called on religious leaders to use their places of worship, and educational and health facilities to help in the fight against HIV and AIDS - writes Anto Akkara.

"We acknowledge that we have not done enough in this area, and have at times contributed to their (those living with HIV/AIDS) sense of...

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United Nations: Church Fulfills Needs of American Indian Christians

August 24, 2007

Author: LOUIS MEDINA

Source: The Californian

http://www.bakersfield.com/138/story/220523.html

Bakersfield has a rare collective living treasure that is both religious and cultural: The Gathering of First Nations Sacred Circle, a monthly intertribal, Christian service that honors the Bible as much as it does age-old American Indian worship traditions.

“There are only a few sacred gatherings like this around the U.S.,” said the Rev....

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"Reclaiming Christian Values," a Commentary by Corinne Whitlatch, Executive Director of Churches for Middle East Peace

August 23, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/opinion/?id=21839

Some churches and denominations in the United States have direct partner ties with Palestinian churches and to churches in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt and Israel. All feel a strong attachment to the Holy Land and long for peace and reconciliation with all members of the Abrahamic family of faiths - Jews, Christians and Muslims, says...

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