Interfaith

"Change of Conscience Can Become a Turning Point," a Commentary by Jehan Perera

April 24, 2007

Author: Jehan Perera

Source: Daily Mirror

http://www.dailymirror.lk/2007/04/24/opinion/01.asp

The role of religion in peace making was celebrated last week at a South Asia Inter Faith Harmony Conclave in New Delhi. Representatives from several religions were present at the event. Unlike multi religious celebrations in Sri Lanka which usually consists of four major religions, the conclave in India had nine religious leaders giving their blessings. The...

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A Common Belief in the Earth

April 23, 2007

Author: Sona Patel

Source: The Tribune

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/183/story/23557.html

People from around San Luis Obispo County representing numerous faiths filled the pews of a local church listening to passages from the Quran and singing hymns as part of Earth Day celebrations.

Residents of Islamic, Christian, Jewish and other faiths shared their beliefs on protecting the environment at the Congregational Church of San Luis Obispo on...

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Poland Seeks to End Stereotypes at March

April 22, 2007

Author: Vanessa Gera

Source: Phillyburbs

Wire Service: AP

http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/89-04132007-1329946.html

WARSAW, Poland - For Eric Robertson, Poland was a place frozen in black and white snapshots, preserved in his mind as the site of the Holocaust's death camps.

This week, however, the 17-year-old from Greensboro, N.C., stood in a Warsaw school gymnasium and played bluegrass on...

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Group for Youth was a Response to Violence

April 22, 2007

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070422/OPINION/704220338/1002/OPINION

As a college student, Eboo Patel was dismayed as he looked around the world and saw young people of different faiths fighting and killing each other.

He was saddened that so few young people attended international conferences that brought together people of various faiths to talk about peace.

Patel...

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Interfaith Group's New Leader Still Answers First Calling -- Social Action

April 22, 2007

Author: Connie Paige

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/04/22/interfaith_groups_new_leader_still_answers_first_calling____social_action/

Alexander Levering Kern is a man of strong beliefs. Just look at his police record.

Last month, Kern was arrested outside the White House -- the second time he was taken into custody for...

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Russia Flocks To Patron Saints

April 21, 2007

Author: PETER FINN

Source: The Tampa Tribune/The Washington Post

http://www.tbo.com/news/nationworld/MGB29PNIR0F.html

MOSCOW - Sergei Privalov, a soft-spoken priest who heads the Russian Orthodox Church's Department for Cooperation with the Military, Law Enforcement and the Security Services, is a busy man.

Everyone wants a patron saint.

"It's like a wave we are witnessing," he said. He pulled out a recent letter from the church...

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"Jewish-Muslim Dialogue Deeper Than it Seems," a Commentary by Aaron Greenblatt

April 21, 2007

Author: Aaron Greenblatt

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/jewish_muslim_dialogue_deeper_than_it_seems/0013822

Once every year, we Jews gather around the seder table to recount the Passover story, but one narrative has not found its way into the Ashkenazi (Eastern European Jewry) canon.

This past Tuesday, the eighth and final day of...

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"Bonds of Goodwill Can Help Us Bridge Religious Chasms," a Commentary by Rabbi Mark Glickman

April 21, 2007

Author: Rabbi Mark Glickman

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/faithvalues/2003675301_glickman21m.html

"Rabbi, we were wondering whether you could come speak to our eighth-graders about what it means to be Jewish. Easter is so prevalent at this time of year, and it would be great if they could get another perspective."

We rabbis get a lot of requests like this each spring, and most of...

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Malaysia Bulldozes Temples

April 21, 2007

Author: Sean Yoong

Source: Journal Gazette

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/journalgazette/17113937.htm

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia – The cavernous pink Putra Mosque with its soaring minaret is one of the most commanding sights and popular tourist photo backdrops in the new city of Putrajaya.

A house of worship for thousands of Muslims in the 8-year-old administrative capital of Malaysia, it is a showcase of the nation’s dominant faith...

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Michigan Baha’is Make Clean Sweep of Pharmaceutical Waste on Earth Day

April 20, 2007

Source: The Baha'i Faith

http://www.bahai.us/node/206

For the third year in a row, Baha'is in northern Michigan collect hazardous waste on Earth Day, Saturday, April 21.

Along with members of more than 120 interfaith organizations in Michigan's Earth Keeper Clean Sweep program, Baha'is in Marquette rounded up pharmaceuticals that otherwise would get flushed down a toilet or poured down a drain -- and wind up in drinking water.

Last year, as part of the Earth Keeper program, the...

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Muslims, Christians Build Bridges at Potluck Meal

April 20, 2007

Author: STEPHANIE VEALE

Source: Utica Observer-Dispatch

http://www.uticaod.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070416/NEWS/704160309/1001

NEW HARTFORD — Dr. Jameel Arastu of New Hartford says open communication can dispel misunderstandings between people of different faiths.

Arastu, a practicing Muslim who has met with the New Hartford First United Methodist Church's adult Sunday school class twice throughout...

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