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Panel Discusses Religious Differences

February 28, 2011

Author: Tom Evans

Source: The Stamford Times

http://thestamfordtimes.com/story/500194

In an effort to dispel preconceived ideas about faith that have too often been driven by suspicion, prejudice and misunderstanding, the InterFaith Council of Southwestern Connecticut and the Mayor's Multicultural Council of Stamford presented a panel discussion featuring Stamford religious leaders called "My Neighbor's Faith" on Sunday afternoon at the auditorium in the...

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2010 Nov 01

Pluralism Project Case Study Taught at Mosques in America Event at Fordham Law School

(All day)

Location: 

New York, NY, USA
In response to mosque controversies across the US, and in New York City in particular, the Institute on Religion, Law, & Lawyer’s Work at Fordham University School of Law sponsored an event titled, “Mosques in America: an Exercise in Dialogue” in November 2011. Rabbi Justus Baird, director of the Center for Multifaith Education from the Auburn Theological Seminary, a longtime collaborator on our Case Study Initiative, co-led a case discussion of, “A Mosque... Read more about Pluralism Project Case Study Taught at Mosques in America Event at Fordham Law School

Suit Claims FBI Violates Muslims' Rights At Mosque

February 23, 2011

Author: Thomas Watkins

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/23/AR2011022300767.html

Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the FBI said Wednesday that the agency's use of a paid informant to infiltrate California mosques has left them and others Muslims with an enduring fear that their phones and e-mails are being screened...

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United Methodist Church Donates to Sand Creek Massacre Learning Center

February 22, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indian Country Today Media Network

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2011/02/united-methodist-church-donates-to-sand-creek-massacre-learning-center/

To recognize how the United Methodist Church (UMC) played a role in the Sand Creek Massacre, it has donated $50,000 to the National Park Service for the development of the Sand Creek Massacre...

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Nun's Devotion Gives Hope to Orphan Kids

February 22, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel

Wire Service: VNS

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=55,9932,0,0,1,0

Nearly 20 years have passed since the Pagoda's doors were opened to orphans under the guiding hand of nun Thich Ngo Mai, an orphan herself. Thu Trang report.

 

As visitors enter the pagoda, a smiling three-year-old boy with round eyes welcomes visitors and sings, "...

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Demonstrations Held Outside King’s Office Ahead Of Hearings On Radical Islam

February 22, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CBS News New York

Wire Service: AP

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/02/22/demonstrations-held-outside-kings-office-ahead-of-hearings-on-radical-islam/

New York Congressman Peter King wants to investigate why Muslims are becoming more radical here in the United States.

 

But as CBS 2’s Demetra Ganias...

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A Muslim, a Christian, a Sikh and a Hindu Walk into a College Dorm Room...and Discover World Peace

February 21, 2011

Author: Qasim Rashid

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/qasim-rashid/a-muslim-a-christian-a-si_b_826157.html

So the story begins like this. Four students, an Ahmadi Muslim, a Protestant Christian, a Sikh and a Hindu are crammed into a tiny dorm room at Princeton University. Each comes out three days later, having discovered the solution for world peace. Yeah, seriously.

Utah's Religious Community Comes Together In the Tabernacle On Temple Square to Celebrate Diversity

February 20, 2011

Author: Spencer Garn

Source: The Deseret News

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705367138/Utahs-religious-community-comes-together-in-the-Tabernacle-on-Temple-Square-to-celebrate-diversity.html

With her hair pulled back under a hijab, an Islamic headdress, Sonya Cherifi sat on a pew in the Tabernacle on Temple Square beside her Mormon parents watching...

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The Importance Of Seva and Social Justice For Inner Transformation

February 19, 2011

Author: Anju Bhargava

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anju-bhargava/hindu-aeva-and-social-jus_b_824360.html

On the surface, emphasis in the Hindu and Dharmic (eastern) traditions appears to be primarily on inner self realization. We are encouraged to engage in community service as a transformation practice, sadhana, without personal recognition or publicity. Our underlying Vedic philosophy,...

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Kenyan Vice President's Office Inaugurates Sri Guru Nanak Food Bank In Response to Drought

February 18, 2011

Author: United Sikhs Newsletter

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/kenyan-vice-presidents-office-inaugurates-sri-guru-nanak-food-bank-response-drought

United Sikhs set up the first Sri Guru Nanak Food Bank in Kenya in response to a severe drought ravaging the nation. The food bank was inaugurated at the Vice President’s Office by Her Excellency Pauline Kalonzo, and is...

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Interfaith Fellowship Day Speakers Build Bridges and Embrace Diversity

February 18, 2011

Author: Faith Hampton

Source: The Sun News

http://blog.cleveland.com/sunmessenger/2011/02/interfaith_fellowship_day_spea.html

Building bridges and embracing diversity was an easy topic for the speakers at the Interfaith Fellowship Day on Feb. 7.

 

The event was at Executive Caterers of Landerhaven.

 

Illene Rosewater, planning committee co-Chair, said this was the event’s...

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Anju Bhargava: An Interfaith Journey

February 17, 2011

Author: Anju Bhargava

Source: Odyssey Networks

http://www.odysseynetworks.org/video/odyssey-networks/anju-bhargava-an-interfaith-journey

Interfaith harmony requires first recognizing boundaries -- our own and those of others, says Anju Bhargava, founder of Hindu American Seva Charities, an Odyssey member. Then, harmony requires respecting differences and finding ways to support each other. Bhargava was a member...

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Ten Commandments In School Stirs Fight In Va. District

February 17, 2011

Author: Kevin Sieff

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/16/AR2011021603808.html

Nearly 12 years ago, in the aftermath of the shootings at Columbine High School, officials quietly posted the Ten Commandments on the walls of Giles County public schools. It was a natural reaction, said residents of this rural county peppered with churches, to such an alarming moral...

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Theologians Discuss Reconciliation

February 17, 2011

Author: Isha Flores

Source: The Dartmouth

http://thedartmouth.com/2011/02/17/news/religion

To bring about peace between Christians and Muslims, the followers of both religions should realize that they worship the same God and that their greatest enemies are not each other, according to Miroslav Volf, a theology professor at Yale University Divinity School, and Ingrid Mattson, a professor of Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim relations at Hartford...

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