Interfaith

Iran President Open to Talks with U.S., Religious Leaders Told

February 26, 2007

Source: National Council of Churches Press Release

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/070226iranopen.html

Washington, D.C., February 26, 2007 – The president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, told a delegation of American religious leaders visiting Tehran last Saturday that he is willing to engage in talks with the United States government.

"I have no reservation about conducting talks with American officials if we see some good will," President Ahmadinejad was quoted as...

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Shiva Honored with Programs at Local Temples

February 25, 2007

Author: LISA BOLIVAR

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miamiherald.com/471/story/21612.html

February is Hindu Heritage Month, and South Florida Hindus wasted no chance to celebrate their culture and faith with a series of programs at different temples throughout Broward.

The Maha Shivaratri, or Lord Shiva Festival, was observed Feb. 16 at the South Florida Hindu Temple and at the Shiva Vishnu Temple, both in Southwest Ranches. Devotees...

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Religious leaders Want to be Part of the Solution

February 25, 2007

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=19748

NEW YORK - An historic event took place in New Delhi, February 5-7, 2007, when a delegation of senior rabbis from Israel and other countries met top Hindu leaders for the first time to discuss a range of subjects including the relevance of tradition in everyday life, similarities and dissimilarities between the two religions and the promotion of education. They affirmed their shared values,...

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Religion an Unanticipated Visitor to China for Olympic Games

February 25, 2007

Author: Bettye Wells Miller

Source: The Press-Enterprise

http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_D_olympics26.1a090af.html

When Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles visited Beijing last year, he posed a question that stumped his Chinese hosts: Have you considered the religious practices of athletes, officials and visitors attending the 2008 Olympic Games?

The answer was "No," Zhong Jianhua,...

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Holy Missteps

February 24, 2007

Author: Pamela Miller

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/614/story/1022076.html

While growing up in Vermont, Sabrina Rood attended a Congregational church and did not know many Catholics. So when she moved to Minnesota and began taking psychology classes at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, she learned some things that weren't in the textbook.

One winter's day she got to class early and was reading when the first two...

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Exploring Art of the Faithful

February 24, 2007

Author: JUSTIN ELLIS

Source: Portland Press Herald

http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/religion/stories/070224religion.html

The religious influence is obvious in such works of art as Leonardo DaVinci's "The Last Supper," Michelangelo's frescoes at the Sistine Chapel or any number of the Renaissance-period pieces depicting Madonna and Child.

But outside the clear iconography of certain religious traditions, how is art...

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Malaysia at a Crossroads

February 22, 2007

Author: Hannah Beech

Source: TIME Magazine

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1592574,00.html

How well do you know your husband? For Kaliammal Sinnasamy, a Hindu married to a member of the first Malaysian team to scale Mt. Everest, the answer, she thought, was obvious. "I married a Hindu man, lived with him as a Hindu, bore him a Hindu child and watched him die as a Hindu," says the now 32-year-old office cleaner. But when...

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Hindu Chaplain Installed At University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

February 22, 2007

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2007/2/22.shtml#4

DARTMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS, February 20, 2007: In one of the unique events that took place in the history of the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Swami Yogatmananda was installed as the Hindu Chaplain of the University, amongst the invocations to the beholder of the universe, chanting of peace mantra for the planet and echoes of conch blowing. The installation ceremony was graced by Dr....

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City's Melting Pot Seen in its Sacred Spaces

February 21, 2007

Author: Lucille Davie

Source: Joburg.org.za

http://www.joburg.org.za/2007/feb/feb21_churches6.stm

A TIN temple, a fortress-like building in overcrowded and rundown Hillbrow and a lovely church in old Ferreirasdorp are among the many places of worship in the multi-religious city of Johannesburg.

They show how many different cultures made up the early community of the mining town, and how it was tolerant of the varied communities. Each was...

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Spreading Peace to the Region

February 21, 2007

Author: Nazry Bahrawi

Source: Today Online

http://www.todayonline.com/articles/173091.asp

SINGAPORE could soon become an interfaith hub for the promotion of peace in the region.

A New York-based international coalition of religious organisations is keen to set up an interim office here in the next two to three months, with a possible view to turning it into a permanent Asian secretariat.

Reverend Kyoichi Sugino, assistant secretary-...

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