Interfaith

Amish School Tragedy Inspires Interfaith Program

February 3, 2007

Author: Geralda Miller

Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

http://news.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070203/NEWS03/702030315/1002/NEWS

The killing of five Amish girls in Pennsylvania last year inspired Joseph Galata to create an ecumenical theatrical program based on the writings of Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran.

About 30 musicians, dancers, singers and readers will present excerpts from Gibran's "Jesus, The Son...

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Hindu Temple in Pakistan to Come Alive after 59 Years

February 3, 2007

Source: EarthTimes.org/Indo Asian News Service

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/26832.html

Lahore, Feb 3-- Katas Raj, the ancient temple complex in Pakistan that finds mention in Hindu and Sikh scriptures, will reverberate to 'bhajans' (devotional songs) for the first time since partition of the subcontinent 59 years ago.

A three-day festival, Jigrattan, beginning Feb 14, is being organized in consultation with India after former deputy prime minister and...

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Family First Awards Bestowed Upon Outstanding Citizens

February 2, 2007

Source: Valley News

http://www.temeculavalleynews.com/story.asp?story_ID=20393

Temecula Islamic Center’s Imam Mahmoud Harmoush, Temecula Dance Company owner and director Lani Morel and Temecula father and volunteer Richard “Dick” Thompson were presented the Family First Award at a banquet in their honor on Thursday, January 25, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The award, according to Temecula Stake Public Affairs Director Lanae...

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Conservative Author, Religion Professor Debate Cross Removal

February 1, 2007

Source: The Dallas Morning News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/020207dnrelcross.1a66617.html

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - A plain, 18-inch brass cross filled a 120-seat chapel Thursday night at the College of William and Mary, not for a worship service but for a debate on whether it belongs on the altar.

Conservative author Dinesh D'Souza came to campus...

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Faiths to Unite for Radio Station

February 1, 2007

Author: Rebecca Cafe

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/bristol/somerset/6318075.stm

An online radio station run jointly by members of the Jewish and Muslim faiths has started broadcasting in Bristol.

Radio Salaam Shalom is the idea of two Rabbis, an Imam and members of the Jewish and Muslim communities.

The aim of the station is to establish stronger links and understanding between...

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Rogers OMNI 10/BC Welcomes First Board of Multi-faith Community Advisors Enhanced Dialogue and Outreach Mechanism to Benefit All

January 30, 2007

Source: CNW Group

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2007/30/c2779.html

SURREY, BC, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - Terry Mahoney, General Manager of Rogers OMNI Television British Columbia, is pleased to welcome the station's first board of Multi-faith Community Advisors. Like the system of Community Advisors put in place 20 years ago by multilingual/multicultural stations Rogers OMNI.1 and OMNI.2, the new advisory board for Rogers OMNI.10/BC will play an...

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Making Space for Faith

January 30, 2007

Author: Peter Kingston

Source: The Guardian

http://education.guardian.co.uk/further/story/0,,2001447,00.html

Some people think matters of religion have no place on the college campus and that the youngest of the three education sectors - further education emerged in 1993, though some colleges have roots going back into the late 19th century - should remain faith-free.

Most students, however, do not share that view, according to...

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New Ambassadors of Faith

January 29, 2007

Source: Today Online

http://www.todayonline.com/articles/168608.asp

IN multi-ethnic Singapore, all sorts of misconceptions can arise, as some young citizens found out.

Undergraduate Farhana Munshi used to think that when Christians befriended people from other religions, their sole purpose was to convert them. The 19-year-old realised she was mistaken after speaking to a Catholic priest from the Church of Saint Mary of the Angels.

"He told me that only a small...

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British Airways Drops Ban on Wearing Crosses

January 29, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6280311.stm

British Airways is changing its uniform policy to allow all religious symbols, including crosses, to be worn openly.

BA announced a review last year after a row erupted when Heathrow check-in worker Nadia Eweida challenged a ban on her visibly wearing a cross necklace.

The airline now says it will allow religious symbols such as lapel pins and "some flexibility for individuals to wear a symbol of...

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