Interfaith

India Objects to Pope's Comments

May 24, 2006

Source: Deccan Herald

http://www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/may242006/index2049532006523.asp

On May 24, 2006 Deccan Herald reported, "India on Tuesday told the Vatican that it disapproved Pope's criticism against banning conversions and his remarks of religious intolerance in the country. In a firm response to Pope Benedict XVI's remarks on religious intolerance in India, the Centre has expressed its 'displeasure' and said the Holy See was not...

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Bilateral Talks Held Between U.S. Sikhs and Catholics in New York

May 24, 2006

Source: SikhSangat.org

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1052.shtml

On May 24, 2006 the SikhSangat.org reported, "Representatives of the World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR) and the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB) met for a landmark all-day Catholic-Sikh bilateral national interreligious consultation. The day-long meeting was hosted by Religions for Peace - USA at the Church Center at the United Nations. The objective of the meeting was for...

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2,500 Indonesian Youth Pray Together for Peace in Interfaith Service

May 23, 2006

Source: catholic.org/UCA News

http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=19942

On May 23, 2006 UCA News reported, "About 2,500 young people from six religions took part in an interfaith prayer service held to reinforce the climate of interreligious harmony in North Sulawesi province. The Interfaith Youth Celebration held May 15 was organized by the recently formed Interfaith Youth Forum of North Sulawesi. It took place at the...

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Pluralistic Spiritual Centre Opens in Israel

May 23, 2006

Source: Neve Shalom Wahat al-Salam (NSWAS)

http://nswas.org/article535.html

On May 23, 2006 Neve Shalom Wahat al-Salam (NSWAS) reported, "After years of fund raising, architectural planning and construction, the building was finally ready. Last minute efforts involved the purchase of furniture, carpets for the prayer room, and landscaping, including the planting of two enormous date palms (each weighing one and a half metric tonnes). It is hard to express the excitement when on April 30...

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Founding Member of Ontario Sikh Community Dies

May 23, 2006

Source: SikhSangat.org

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1049.shtml

On May 23, 2006 SikhSangat.org reported, "To the province's Sikh community, he was a pioneer. Kuldeep Singh Chhatwal was the first Sikh to move his family into Ontario in the 1950s. In the 1960s, the Kitchener resident was a founding member of the local Golden Triangle Sikh Association. In the 1970s, he helped establish the first Sikh temple in Toronto and in the 1980s, he did the same in...

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Asian American Heritage Festival Delights Union City Residents

May 22, 2006

Source: Inside Bay Area

http://www.insidebayarea.com/dailyreview/localnews/ci_3851507

On May 22, 2006 Inside Bay Area reported, "Leaders of different religious denominations gathered Saturday at a Union City church, calling for world peace and a better understanding of different cultures. For organizers of the 13th annual Asian American Heritage Festival, there was no better way to start the all-day fair featuring the theme, 'Unity and Diversity.' On a day...

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Interfaith Meeting in Swansea to Promote Peaceful Societies

May 21, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_west/5000986.stm

On May 21, 2006 BBC News reported, "Organisers of a conference bringing together religious and community leaders in Swansea say they hope to increase understanding among faiths. The public have been invited to Sunday's event, which will include addresses from representatives of six major faiths and an open debate. The meeting has been promoted with the motto 'Love for all, hatred for none.'...

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Progressives at Washington Conference Seek to Inspire Spiritual Activism

May 19, 2006

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/191/story_19179.html

On May 19, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "After wandering the political desert for nearly 40 years, organizers of a 'Spiritual Activism' conference here [in Washington D.C.] this week said that the religious left is taking tentative steps toward the Promised Land. 'We're talking about first, baby steps here,' said Rabbi Michael Lerner, head of the Network of Spiritual Progressives...

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Toronto to Flaunt Religious Diversity in World's Fair Bid

May 17, 2006

Source: The Catholic Register

http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=19880

On May 17, 2006 The Catholic Register reported, "If Toronto lands the 2015 World's Fair it should grab the opportunity to put its impressive religious diversity on display, religious leaders and city officials have told The Catholic Register.

Toronto plans to make a bid to the Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions June 30....

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