Interfaith

Jerusalem Gay March Sparks Controversy

July 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/220/story_22067_1.html

Jerusalem - Under heavy police guard, gay activists marched in a Gay Pride parade in downtown Jerusalem on Thursday, sparking a noisy counter-demonstration by ultra-Orthodox Jews and denunciations by Muslim and Christian leaders. There were no incidents of violence during the brief event.

The...

Read more about Jerusalem Gay March Sparks Controversy

International Scholars at UC Santa Barbara Institute Study Religious Pluralism in the United States

July 5, 2007

Source: University of California, Santa Barbara

http://www.ia.ucsb.edu/pa/display.aspx?pkey=1630

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Eighteen scholars from around the world have gathered at the University of California, Santa Barbara this summer to study the religious diversity of the United States and to learn first hand how people with widely differing beliefs can coexist.

They are participating in a program titled "Study of the United States - Institute on Religious...

Read more about International Scholars at UC Santa Barbara Institute Study Religious Pluralism in the United States

United Methodist Interfaith Body Sets Global Priorities

July 5, 2007

Author: Linda Bloom

Source: United Methodist News Service

http://www.wfn.org/2007/07/msg00036.html

The United Methodist Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns wants to help the denomination put its interfaith and ecumenical agenda in context.

That means explaining how hard it is to separate the church in the United States from history, culture and government, according to the Rev. Larry Pickens, the commission's chief executive....

Read more about United Methodist Interfaith Body Sets Global Priorities

For a Master Class on Global Worship, It’s Destination Queens

July 2, 2007

Author: DAVID GONZALEZ

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/02/nyregion/02citywide.html?ex=1184126400&en=9e1ffa196c7c30e5&ei=5070

Albert Walters lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he is an Anglican priest and seminary professor. He wanted to learn more about the world’s religions.

Naturally, he went to Flushing.

This dizzyingly diverse corner of...

Read more about For a Master Class on Global Worship, It’s Destination Queens

U.S. Government Officials Speak with American Arab, Muslim, Sikh and South Asian Leaders About UK Terrorist Attacks

July 2, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Islamic Society of North America

http://www.isna.net/index.php?id=35&backPID=1&tt_news=878

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Sunday, July 1, leaders of the American Arab, Muslim, Sikh and South Asian communities participated in a nationwide conference call with the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, State, Treasury and Health and Human Services to share information and respond to concerns following the incidents in...

Read more about U.S. Government Officials Speak with American Arab, Muslim, Sikh and South Asian Leaders About UK Terrorist Attacks

Opinion: Obama Campaign Event Proved Inspirational

July 2, 2007

Author: Sharon Spivak

Source: Nashua Telegraph

http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070702/OPINION02/70702007/-1/opinion

On June 20, I participated in a faith forum sponsored by Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign. Like Sen. Obama, himself, it was refreshingly new and unique.

Members of the greater Nashua faith-based communities came together to discuss how our diverse...

Read more about Opinion: Obama Campaign Event Proved Inspirational

A Wide Range of Clergy Will Participate at Arlington National Cemetery July 4th

July 2, 2007

Author: Michael Hess

Source: BBS News

http://bbsnews.net/article.php/2007070223370233

BBSNews 2007-07-02 -- America's first VA-issued gravestone containing both a Christian cross and Wiccan pentacle will be dedicated on the 4th of July at Arlington National Cemetery across the Potomac River from Washington, DC.

Wiccans, Christians, and those of other religions from across the nation will be taking part in the interfaith service, which will be...

Read more about A Wide Range of Clergy Will Participate at Arlington National Cemetery July 4th

Hundreds Gather in Peekskill for Prayer Event

July 2, 2007

Author: BRIAN HOWARD

Source: The Journal News

http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070702/NEWS01/707020341/1028/NEWS12

PEEKSKILL - More than 200 people gathered yesterday afternoon for Peekskill's first Unified Day of Prayer.

"It's a day for morale, inspiration and faith," said Clarence Brown, a member of Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Peekskill. "If it springs out here, it'll...

Read more about Hundreds Gather in Peekskill for Prayer Event

Honoring the `Awakened One' at 2,550

July 1, 2007

Author: Robert Knox

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/06/01/honoring_the_awakened_one_at_2550/

You don't have to be a Buddhist to celebrate the Buddha 's birthday, according to planners of a celebration in Braintree this weekend. "It's for everybody," said Venerable Pannaloka Bhante of the Samantabhadra Buddhist Center.

And you won't have to travel to Asia to enjoy...

Read more about Honoring the `Awakened One' at 2,550

Leaders of 5 Faiths Decry Violence in Name of Religion

June 30, 2007

Author: K. Connie Kang

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs30jun30,1,1713175.story?coll=la-headlines-california

In a historic action, top leaders of five great religions met this month in Indonesia — home to 200 million Muslims — to condemn violence inflicted in the name of religion.

The leaders representing Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish...

Read more about Leaders of 5 Faiths Decry Violence in Name of Religion

ADL Sponsors 'Streetball Hafla' Summer Camp for Arab and Jewish Teenagers

June 29, 2007

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/IslME_62/5090_62.htm

Jerusalem, June 29, 2007 ... The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) teamed up with the Israeli Ministry of Science, Culture and Sports to put together a unique basketball summer camp for Arab and Jewish teenagers in the Galilee.

The camp, dubbed "Streetball Hafla," involved some 160 teenagers and their coaches from 14 villages and communities in northern Israel. They participated in a three-day...

Read more about ADL Sponsors 'Streetball Hafla' Summer Camp for Arab and Jewish Teenagers

Sharing Faiths: Program Brings Sacred Jewish Texts to Mosques

June 29, 2007

Author: DAVID CRUMM

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070629/NEWS05/706290321/1001/NEWS

A national pilot program to link Jews and Muslims with sacred books kicked off in Detroit on Thursday with the delivery of 17 Jewish books to one of the city's leading mosques.

"I hope this idea extends from Detroit across the U.S. and even throughout the world," Dawud Walid,...

Read more about Sharing Faiths: Program Brings Sacred Jewish Texts to Mosques

Pages