Interfaith

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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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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