Interfaith

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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Interfaith Event brings Together the Many Faces of Loyola University Chicago

February 21, 2007

Author: William Barrett

Source: The Phoenix

http://media.www.loyolaphoenix.com/media/storage/paper673/news/2007/02/21/News/Interfaith.Event.Brings.Together.The.Many.Faces.Of.Luc-2733060.shtml

The Simpson Multi-Purpose Room became a melting pot of cultural and religious discourse Thursday as six selected panelists recounted their interfaith experiences in...

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Faiths Take New Approach to Domestic Abuse

February 20, 2007

Author: Rebecca Rosen Lum

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/living/16738987.htm

Gloria Sandoval sought the help of her pastor when she was a young mother and her then-husband frequently slapped, kicked and punched her.

"I was given the response that I should go home and be a better wife," she recalled on Friday. The beatings didn't stop, and Sandoval finally left for good.

Her...

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Faiths Take New Approach to Domestic Abuse

February 20, 2007

Author: Rebecca Rosen Lum

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/living/16738987.htm

Gloria Sandoval sought the help of her pastor when she was a young mother and her then-husband frequently slapped, kicked and punched her.

"I was given the response that I should go home and be a better wife," she recalled on Friday. The beatings didn't stop, and Sandoval finally left for good.

Her...

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National Interfaith Seminar: Clerics Urged to Aid Fight HIV, AIDS

February 20, 2007

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2007%5C02%5C20%5Cstory_20-2-2007_pg11_12

ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a two-day national interfaith seminar that began here on Monday highlighted the key role the religious leaders could play in the fight against AIDS.

The National AIDS Control Programme (NACP), Ministry of Health and the Inter-Religious Council for Health (IRCH) have organised the seminar. The...

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"Religious Environmentalism: Some Good News for a Change," a Commentary by Roger S. Gottlieb

February 20, 2007

Author: Roger S. Gottlieb

Source: Cayman Net News

http://www.caymannetnews.com/cgi-script/csArticles/articles/000118/011857.htm

There are few easier ways to fish—in the (very) short run, of course—than using dynamite. However the long-term results—depletion of fish stocks, destruction of the sheltering coral reef—made the government of Tanzania forbid the practice. But local fisherman continued...

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Faiths Take New Approach to Domestic Abuse

February 20, 2007

Author: Rebecca Rosen Lum

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/living/16738987.htm

Gloria Sandoval sought the help of her pastor when she was a young mother and her then-husband frequently slapped, kicked and punched her.

"I was given the response that I should go home and be a better wife," she recalled on Friday. The beatings didn't stop, and Sandoval finally left for good.

Her...

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