Interfaith

Malaysians Celebrate Newly Appointed Chief Monk for Jurisdiction

March 27, 2007

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=56,3884,0,0,1,0

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- The Malaysian Buddhist fraternity was in full force at the felicitation ceremony of Ven B Sri Saranankara Nayaka Maha Thero held at the Buddhist Maha Vihara temple in Sentul last Saturday.

Also present at the ceremony were Deputy Home Affairs Minister Datuk Tan Chai Ho, Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Ng Lip Yong who is also Batu...

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NGO Promotes Interfaith Harmony with Food

March 27, 2007

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2007%5C03%5C27%5Cstory_27-3-2007_pg7_37

LAHORE: Guru Nanak Ji Mission (GNJM), an NGO promoting interfaith collaboration, announced on Monday that it would give free food to devotees at the urs of Hazrat Mian Mir.

The organisation’s members include people of all religions from all over Pakistan. It announced that the urs would be celebrated with fervour. Over...

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Pak's Hindu CJ Took Oath with a Quranic Prayer

March 26, 2007

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/World/Pakistan/Paks_Hindu_CJ_took_oath_with_a_Quranic_prayer/RssArticleShow/articleshow/1811380.cms

ISLAMABAD: Justice Rana Bhagwan Das might be the first Hindu judge to take over as the Acting Chief Justice of the Pakistan Supreme Court, but took oath with a Quranic prayer as stipulated by a rule introduced by late military...

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Muslim, Jewish Women Unite to Dispel Myths

March 26, 2007

Author: Lara Mossa

Source: Oakland Press

http://www.theoaklandpress.com/stories/032607/loc_2007032643.shtml

BLOOMFIELD HILLS - Women of Jewish and Muslim faith broke bread Sunday afternoon for a threehour cultural exchange.

It included presentations about the Muslim religion, a Middle Eastern buffet and a question and answer session.

"I cannot explain the feeling of empowerment as a woman I got from attending an...

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Multifaith Centre Holds Opening Ceremonies

March 26, 2007

Author: W.D. Lighthall

Source: University of Toronto News

http://www.news.utoronto.ca/bin6/070326-3034.asp

The official opening of U of T’s Multifaith Centre for Spiritual Study and Practice was held this weekend, an event that served to remind Kofi Hope of how often those from differing religious or cultural backgrounds find they have something in common.

“The centre will be a place of interfaith encounters, where leaders will...

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Believers From Different Faiths Unite, Build Home

March 26, 2007

Author: Colby Sledge

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070326/NEWS06/703260335/1023

On a sunny Sunday afternoon in south Nashville, Marie McEntire, a Baptist, stooped to paint the corners of a closet in an almost-finished house.

In a nearby room, Peter Lutz, an Episcopalian, continued a painting job of his own. On the front porch, Michael Richardson, a Jew, touched...

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Boston Mosque Project Chills Dialogue

March 26, 2007

Author: Penny Schwartz

Source: JTA

http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/news/article/20060326InBostonmosquepr.html

BOSTON, March 26 (JTA) — What began more than three years ago as a momentous groundbreaking on a $22 million mosque and Islamic cultural center has turned into a bitter public controversy that has chilled relations between leaders of Boston’s Jewish and Muslim communities.

The most recent...

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Pakistan Sends Message, Fixes Temple

March 25, 2007

Author: Parul Malhotra

Source: IBN-live

http://www.ibnlive.com/news/world/03_2007/pak-sends-message-repairs-temple-36889.html

Katasraj: Katasraj, a sixth century Hindu temple complex in Pakistan's Punjab, is being renovated by the Pakistani government that is keen to show off its pluralistic heritage and a new found friendship with India.

Professor Yaseen Siddiqui, an amateur archaeologist says he's glad...

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"Freedom of Religion," a Commentary by Carolyn C. Peterson

March 24, 2007

Author: Carolyn C. Peterson

Source: Mining Gazette

http://www.mininggazette.com/stories/articles.asp?articleID=6324

In a five-week course entitled “Embracing Mortality” I was privileged to hear how various religious traditions deal with death and the afterlife. As I listened to the Hindu, Baha’i, Muslim, Buddhist and Jewish speakers, I, a Christian, celebrated the fact that we Copper Country folk can openly practice...

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Faiths Ready to Work Together

March 24, 2007

Author: Stuart Laidlaw

Source: Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/Life/article/194650

Adnan Noureddine's breakfast this week came with a little something extra: reason, he says, to hope Toronto's many faith communities can get along, despite whatever conflicts they face on the world stage.

"This should have been done long ago," said Noureddine, president of Al-Huda Lebanese Muslim Society in North York.

Noureddine was taking part in the...

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"Proud Graduate of Muslim School," a Commentary by Sumayya Qadri

March 24, 2007

Author: Sumayya Qadri

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/opinion/orl-newvoices24a07mar24,0,4571640.story?coll=orl-opinion-headlines

In recent times, madrassas, or schools, have been given a negative image and are stereotyped for preparing anti-Western Muslim minds. I am happy to know that another Muslim school is in the making, a school that is working to combat these...

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"New Zealand Still has to Master the Ways of Religious Tolerance," a Commentary by The Press

March 24, 2007

Author: The Press

Source: The Press

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/thepress/4003201a6528.html

The chance holding in Canterbury of two unusual religious gatherings, within days of each other, has focused attention on the limits of religious tolerance, writes The Press in an editorial.

The Exclusive Brethren welcomed their world leader amid tight security and an amorphous band of Christians huddled to discuss what they proclaimed as the...

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