Interfaith

Interfaith Group Holds Conference at Harvard

June 29, 2007

Author: Matt Whorf

Source: Sharon Advocate

http://www.townonline.com/sharon/homepage/x1700754244

SHARON -The tide has come in for interfaith diversity education, and with it bringing waves of change. Such is the belief and hope of Interfaith Action, a high school religious interfaith group based in Sharon. It was also a prime motivation as teens from the group's Youth Leadership Program hosted a remarkable event this week called T.I.D.E. (Teenage...

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In Roxbury, a Call for Religious Tolerance

June 28, 2007

Author: David Abel

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/06/28/in_roxbury_a_call_for_religious_tolerance/

Rabbis came in yarmulkes, priests wore their Roman collars, and imams dressed in knitted caps and the loose-fitting gowns called thobes.

About 300 people, from Jews in sandals to suited Christians to Muslims in sequined veils, gathered beneath the arched brick...

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Methodists 'Bordering Anti-Semitism'

June 27, 2007

Author: Yaakov Lappin

Source: YNetnews.com

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3418316,00.html

The United Methodist Church's call to divest from companies linked to Israel "is bordering on anti-Semitism," Anti-Defamation League Director Abraham Foxman told Ynetnews on Wednesday.

Foxman furiously condemned recommendations made by the New England branch of the Methodist Church for its members to divest "from twenty companies...

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Justices Reject Suit on Federal Money for Faith-Based Office

June 26, 2007

Author: LINDA GREENHOUSE

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/26/washington/26faith.html

WASHINGTON, June 25 — The Supreme Court on Monday closed the courthouse door on a lawsuit challenging the Bush administration’s use of taxpayer money to support its Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

By a vote of 5 to 4, the court ruled that taxpayers could not sue to block federal expenditures that...

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Sikhs at the House of Lords

June 26, 2007

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/77399A7CCE38AA138725730600623283

On June 25th, 2007, London England, Lord Ahmed and Lord Harries, hosted the All-Party Parliamentary Interfaith Group on behalf of The Global Programme for Introducing the Prophet of Mercy. The event took place at the House of Lords and featured some seventy religious leaders and representatives from a diverse range of backgrounds as well as...

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Thousands Expected at the ICNA-MAS Convention: “Muhammad: Mercy To Humanity and Beyond”

June 25, 2007

Source: Islamic Circle of North America

http://www.icna.org/icna/press-releases/thousands-expected-at-the-icna-mas-convention-muhammad-mercy-to-humanity-and-be.html

National Muslim Convention to hold inter-faith dialogue and address growing Islamophobia. Thousands expected at the ICNA-MAS Convention: “Muhammad: Mercy To Humanity and Beyond” to take place in Hartford, CT on July 6-8.
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New Zealand Bids for Tolerant Pluralism

June 25, 2007

Author: George Conger

Source: Religious Intelligence

http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/news/?NewsID=863

THE ANGLICAN and Roman Catholic bishops of New Zealand have released a National Statement on Religious Diversity calling for a tolerant pluralism among the country’s religious groups.

The bishops’ call came during the third Asia-Pacific Regional Interfaith Dialogue, which was held last month in Waitanga, New Zealand....

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A Hindu Temple is Open to Muslims and Christians

June 23, 2007

Author: Manoj Kar

Source: KalingaTimes.com

http://www.kalingatimes.com/orissa_news/news/20070619_Hindu_temple_is_open_to_Muslims_and_Christians.htm

In an exemplary show of communal amity, the Hindu devotees of Lord Jagannath temple in the heart of this port town have thrown open the temple gates to Muslims and followers of other religions.

At a time when frenzied religious intolerance and...

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Unity Choir Performs in Chicago

June 22, 2007

Source: Hamilton Mountain News

http://www.hamiltonmountainnews.com/hmn/news/news_818892.html

Members of the Voices of Unity Choir, a multi-faith choir based in the Hamilton and Niagara, were invited to sing in the Baha'i Temple in Wilmette, Chicago.

It joined six other choirs from around the USA and Canada to form a choral group of over 200 singers to perform in the Temple on the 24 May 2007. Van Gilmer, a professional director from Chicago, organized and...

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22nd Annual International Peace Prayer Day Honors Interfaith Leader

June 20, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/31BA20BE856FC1268725730000550F6D!OpenDocument

June 16, 2007. ESPANOLA, NM. On Saturday, June 16th, the 3HO Foundation in conjunction with Peace Cereals celebrated the 22nd annual International Peace Prayer Day at the Ram Das Puri campsite in the Jemez Mountains near Espanola, New Mexico.

Over 1000 people gathered at the mountain campsite...

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Rome Hosts Conference on Islam, Europe

June 19, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/culture/?id=21131

ROME - Historians, scholars of religion, political scientists, philosophers, senior officials and commentators from Europe and the Mediterranean will on Tuesday and Wednesday gather in the Italian capital, Rome, to examine the current state of dialogue between Muslim and non-Muslim countries in the region at a time of upheaval in the...

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