Interfaith

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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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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