Interfaith

"Day of Prayer Exhibits Little Faith in Reason," a Commentary by Eric Zorn

May 3, 2007

Author: Eric Zorn

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://blogs.chicagotribune.com/news_columnists_ezorn/2007/05/day_of_prayer_e.html

Once again this year, proclamations heralding Thursday's National Day of Prayer are gushing in honor of religious tolerance and liberty.

President George W. Bush's proclamation asks "Americans of many faiths and traditions" to "give thanks, each according to his or her own faith, for the...

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Lodians Set to Gather for 'America, Unite in Prayer'

May 3, 2007

Author: Ross Farrow

Source: Lodi News-Sentinel

http://www.lodinews.com/articles/2007/05/03/news/3_prayer_070503.txt

Lodi residents and clergy members will gather tonight in All-Veterans Plaza to offer prayers for leaders ranging from President George W. Bush to the Lodi City Council.

They'll ask God to provide wisdom for the nation's elected officials and they will also offer prayers for American troops serving in the...

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Heartland Good Choice for Meeting of Faiths

May 2, 2007

Author: VERN BARNET

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/255/story/90247.html

A faith you read about may seem very different from encountering it in those who faithfully practice it. In even the best text, some things remain opaque, but an interfaith friendship may reveal them.

Book-learning is one thing. Real life may be another.

A faith you read about may seem very different from encountering it in those who...

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Prayer for All Faiths: Event Takes Off from Evangelical Roots

May 2, 2007

Author: DAVID CRUMM

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070502/NEWS05/705020399/1007/NEWS05

Thursday's National Day of Prayer, once mainly an annual evangelical display of political strength, is growing in metro Detroit into a showcase of religious diversity involving dozens of congregations.

In West Bloomfield, for example, the Chamber of Commerce will honor the...

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Interfaith Dialogue Happens in LA

May 2, 2007

Source: India Post

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/321/

LOS ANGELES: Proclaiming "no peace among nations without peace among religions" the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions, Southern California Chapter met on Saturday April 28 for a day to explore interfaith commonality and religious differences. "Many didn't think this day would be possible, but with God all things are possible," observed one of the organizers to the gathering of assorted...

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Cultural Diversity Transforming School Days

May 1, 2007

Author: ROGER BELGRAVE

Source: The Brampton Guardian

http://www.northpeel.com/news/article/8580

Last December's inaugural meeting at the public school board began with Pundit Roopnauth Sharma chanting a prayer. The founder and spiritual leader of an area temple first offered his invocation in Hindi and then provided the largely English-speaking boardroom audience with a translation.

This particular ceremonial prayer is a departure from typical...

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Prayer Focus Turns to Peace

May 1, 2007

Author: Jessie Brunne

Source: Daily Pilot

http://www.dailypilot.com/articles/2007/05/02/religion/dpt-prayer02.txt

As Imam Sayed Moustafa al-Qazwini leads congregants in a prayer for the state government during Thursday's Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council National Day of Prayer breakfast, he will also be thinking of his cousin, who was killed last week in a car bombing in Iraq.

Bringing together community members of...

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Faith Leaders in Peace Pledge

April 30, 2007

Source: The Asian News

http://www.theasiannews.co.uk/news/s/227/227143_faith_leaders_in_peace_pledge.html

The UK's most senior imam and rabbis united against religious extremism during a ground breaking inter-faith event in Manchester.

Held at the Hilton Hotel, the second Imam and Rabbis Conference brought together prominent leaders from both faiths to create dialogue between the two communities and look at ways to create better...

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Controversy on Menu at Prayer Breakfast

April 30, 2007

Author: ALEX DOBUZINSKIS

Source: Los Angeles Daily News

http://www.dailynews.com/santaclarita/ci_5789621

SANTA CLARITA - The keynote speaker at Thursday's Santa Clarita Mayor's Prayer Breakfast is an evangelical leader who called Catholicism a false religion and accused women legislators of abandoning their children.

While it is not sponsored by the city of Santa Clarita, the annual prayer breakfast typically draws the city's mayor, some City...

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"America Should Rethink That Whole 'No Religious Test' Bit," a Commentary by Stephen Prothero

April 30, 2007

Author: Stephen Prothero

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=13358

We need a religious test for the U.S. presidency.

The Constitution mandates that "no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.' So I am not talking about requiring that the president be Christian or Judeo-Christian or even a believer in God.

I am talking about...

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