Interfaith

Reaching Across Religious Borders

June 19, 2007

Author: Marleen Shepherd

Source: The Southern

http://www.southernillinoisan.com/articles/2007/06/19/top/20605317.txt

CARBONDALE - The 1893 Parliament of World Religions is considered the birth of formal inter-religious dialogue worldwide.

The historic meeting of east and west occurred during the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. This first World's Fair attracted the participation of nations across the globe. More...

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Convention Aims To Offer 'Window' On Muslim Life

June 19, 2007

Author: David A. Brensilver

Source: Islamic Circle of North America

http://www.icna.org/icna/icna-press-clippings/convention-aims-to-offer-window-on-muslim-life.html

Hartford — Muslim leaders hope next month to inform members of other faiths about theirs, and to dispel myths and stereotypes perpetuated by what the Islamic Circle of North America's secretary general called the “irresponsible...

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Sikh Parade Extols Peace

June 18, 2007

Author: Rebecca Rosen Lum

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://origin.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_6168710

Floats festooned with flowers rolled through the streets of El Sobrante on Sunday as 8,000 Sikhs from the Bay Area and beyond celebrated an annual holiday that extols interfaith harmony.

The "spiritual peace march" began at the Sikh Center of the San Francisco Bay Area, where tour buses brought worshippers from Stockton, Sacramento, and...

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Muslim American Society Reaches Out to Other Faiths

June 18, 2007

Author: Mary Louise Speer

Source: The Quad-City Times

http://www.qctimes.com/articles/2007/06/18//news/local/doc4676055acfa64816524256.txt

The Muslim American Society Service Corps is reaching out to people of all faiths in need, nationally and locally.

Here, 500 pounds of meat was delivered Wednesday, which will be part of a monthly donation being distributed through Churches United of the Quad-City Area....

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Iran's Small Zoroastrian Community Remembers 7th Century Arab Conquest of Persia

June 18, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PR-inside.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.pr-inside.com/iran-s-small-zoroastrian-community-remembers-r157007.htm

CHAK CHAK, Iran (AP) - Dressed in white to symbolize purity, a priest recited from the Zoroastrian holy book at a shrine as members of this ancient pre-Islamic religion marked what they see as one of the most bitter events in Iran's history: the 7th...

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Reverend Drawn to Muslim Faith

June 17, 2007

Author: Janet I. Tu

Source: The Seattle Times

http://www.columbian.com/news/state/APStories/AP06172007news154865.cfm

SEATTLE (AP) -- Shortly after noon on Fridays, the Rev. Ann Holmes Redding ties on a black headscarf, preparing to pray with her Muslim group on First Hill.

On Sunday mornings, Redding puts on the white collar of an Episcopal priest.

She does both, she says, because she's Christian and Muslim....

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"Sacred Paths," a Commentary by Reverend Vern Barnet

June 17, 2007

Author: Vern Barnet

Source: Camp

http://www.campkc.com/campkc-content.php?Page_ID=560

Same-sex behavior and relationships bedevil many Christian groups. “God is love,” says 1 John 4:8, so I use the term “bedevil” to highlight the difference between a religion of love in theory with the practice of discrimination supported by some churches. Society is enriched by mutually consenting adult relationships, and God’s grace is...

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Call for 'Post-9/11' RE Teaching

June 17, 2007

Author: Robert Pigott

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/6758317.stm

RE teachers must provide children with a more sophisticated understanding of the subject in a post-11 September world, Ofsted says.

After a five-year inspection of RE classes which began in the year of the attacks on the US, Ofsted says rote learning of RE is no longer adequate.

It says teachers should include ways in which...

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Islamic Mov't to House Sudanese Refugees Released by IDF

June 16, 2007

Author: Mijal Grinberg

Source: Haaretz

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/871524.html

The Islamic Movement announced Friday it provided assistance to 42 Sudanese refugees the Israel Defense Forces released in Be'er Sheva after they had been caught entering Israel illegally from Egypt.

A group of Bedouin found the refugees in Be'er Sheva's industrial district, and alerted volunteer aid workers and the media to their presence. The Bedouin then...

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World Peace, Prayer Day Held in Utah

June 16, 2007

Author: Susan Whitney

Source: Deseret Morning News

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,665193930,00.html

When she was growing up in South Dakota, LaShenna Afraid of Hawk lived not far from Chief Arvol Looking Horse and she respected him as the 19th generation keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe. She knew of his efforts to spread peace and prayer ceremonies everywhere he went.

On Thursday, Afraid of Hawk will help to bring about Utah...

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Sri Lankan Religious Leaders Condemn Recent Spate of Violence

June 15, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PR-inside.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.pr-inside.com/sri-lankan-religious-leaders-condemn-recent-r154310.htm

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - Leaders of Sri Lanka's four major religions came together Friday to call for the government to accept responsibility for a recent wave of human rights violations as violence between rebel and military forces has worsened. «The...

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"When Faiths Build One House," a Commentary by Bill Tammeus

June 15, 2007

Author: Bill Tammeus

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/living/columnists/bill_tammeus/story/152039.html

When I stopped by the construction site of the Habitat for Humanity house at 3754 Flora one recent morning, work had come to a temporary halt.

Someone had noticed that something didn’t seem quite right in this multifaith project called “The House That Abraham Builds.” So Apollo...

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Tory Attempts to Secure Religious Minority Vote

June 15, 2007

Author: Tarek Fatah and Salma Siddiqui

Source: TheStar.com

http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/225577

In 2003, in an attempt to break into the Liberal-dominated, vote-rich urban ridings, the government of Ernie Eves started funding private religious schools with public funds. It did not work and he was voted out of office.

Now, Progressive Conservative Leader John Tory has embarked on the same venture. In an apparent attempt to lure religious...

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