Interfaith

Ramadan a Time to Rejoice and Learn

October 27, 2006

Author: Jim Smith

Source: Daily Democrat

http://www.dailydemocrat.com/news/ci_4535794

A hastily prepared Ramadan "Iftar dinner" became an occasion of cultural and religious diversity Saturday night with guests learning more about themselves as well as Islam.

Co-sponsored by Yolo County Supervisor Mariko Yamada, the American Muslim Voice and the Council on American Islamic Relations, the dinner was held in the atrium of the county's Irwin Meier...

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Troy Area Emerging as Center of Religious Diversity

October 26, 2006

Author: DAVID CRUMM

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061026/NEWS99/61026025

In a year when religious differences have slowed interfaith programs in many parts of the United States, a group of clergy and lay leaders in the Troy area announced today that they are launching an unusual autumn series of programs on religious diversity.

What’s exceptional about the Troy...

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Charles Wants Multi-Faith Coronation Service

October 26, 2006

Source: This is London

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23372112-details/Charles%20wants%20multi-faith%20coronation%20service/article.do

Prince Charles wants to be crowned King in a multi-faith coronation service in a dramatic break with tradition, it is claimed.

The Prince is said to have decided that the Christian service in Westminster Abbey must be followed by a separate ceremony...

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Wonderful Unity in our Religious Mix

October 24, 2006

Source: Trinidad and Tobago Express

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/index.pl/article_opinion?id=161039537

AT a ceremony organised by the three Government Ministries located in the Riverside Plaza in Port of Spain last Wednesday, the point was made on several occasions that Trinidad and Tobago is certainly one of few countries in the world where both the Hindu festival of Divali and the Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Fitr could be held together.

This...

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Storytellers Emerge at Ecumenical Gathering of Women

October 24, 2006

Author: Daphne Mack

Source: Episcopal News Service

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/3577_78878_ENG_HTM.htm

More than 200 people gathered for the "Women in Religion in the 21st Century" conference, held October 17-19 at the Interchurch Center in New York City, to hear the history of various faith traditions and share stories of the strength, courage and vision of women.

The conference featured speakers, presenters and moderators who...

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You Gotta Have Faith at the UN

October 24, 2006

Author: Azza Karam and Matthew Weiner

Source: International Herald Tribune

http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/10/23/opinion/edweiner.php

The United Nations lacks a comprehensive strategy for understanding and engaging religion. While the world's largest multilateral organization is secular and should remain so, it is unrealistic that at a time of global upheaval, religious representatives are not included as a fundamental part of international...

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For Multiculturalist Britain, Uncomfortable New Clothes

October 22, 2006

Author: ALAN COWELL

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/22/weekinreview/22cowell.html?_r=1&em&ex=1161835200&en=b9245801400617eb&ei=5087%0A&oref=slogin

RARELY has Britain’s struggle to define its relationship with a disaffected and diverse Muslim minority seemed so fraught as it was last week, with the debate fixated on where a woman can wear a flimsy...

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Book Clubs Bind Jews, Christians, and Muslims

October 21, 2006

Author: Johnny Diaz

Source: The Boston Globe

http://docs.google.com/View?docid=dcxpw8vw_1jqjgz5

NEWTON -- The 14 women sitting in an outdoor hut, or sukkot , for the Jewish harvest holiday may not be related, but they call themselves the Daughters of Abraham or spiritual sisters. They're gathered in a tight circle discussing sukkot and one of this month's book club picks -- "The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews , and Christians Created a...

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Buddhist Nun in Israel to Teach Meditation

October 20, 2006

Author: Ryan Nadel

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=71,3291,0,0,1,0

The Upper Galilee's natural tranquility has been enhanced recently by the presence of Venerable Tenzin Palmo, one of the first Western women ordained as a Buddhist nun.

The Dharma Friends of Israel, an Israeli network of individuals who study and practice Buddhism and meditation, regularly brings teachers of Buddhism to the...

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Worship, and Live, Together

October 20, 2006

Author: Ellen Goodman

Source: Cincinnati Post, The

http://news.cincypost.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061019/EDIT/610190302/1003

It was barely a week past the 2001 inauguration when the new president's plan to fund the "armies of compassion" was reported on the evening news with more than a touch of skepticism. The story of a White House office for faith-based initiatives was illustrated with a large cross and...

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Twenty-five New Ecumenical Accompaniers, Including a Hindu and a Muslim, Get to Work

October 20, 2006

Source: World Council of Churches

http://www.oikoumene.org/en/news/news-management/all-news-english/display-single-english-news/article/1943/twenty-five-new-ecumenica-1.html

A new group of 25 ecumenical accompaniers have just begun three months of working with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI). The group includes the first Hindu and the second Muslim to...

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'Jerusalem Women,' Touring as Partners for Peace, Fault Israeli Policies

October 20, 2006

Author: Ruth Walker

Source: Harvard University Gazette

http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2006/10.19/05-peace.html

"I am coming here to say, help us. America is involved in this conflict, and is feeding it. Wherever you stand, stand for justice."

That was the contention and the directive of Ghada Ageel, a third-generation Palestinian Muslim refugee, at the Harvard Divinity School Friday (Oct. 13).

She was there as part...

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'Kongsi Raya' Does Not Taint Religion, Says PM

October 19, 2006

Source: Daily Express

http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=45066

The "kongsi raya" activity of sharing the joy of festivities as practised by Malaysians does not tarnish the sanctity of Islam, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said Wednesday.

It also does not at all involve any conflict of the faith of Muslims, he added. "Kongsi raya" did not mean the blending of all customs and religious aspects of Islam and Hinduism, for example, he said...

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