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New podcast meets need for more interfaith dialogue

Houston has a story to tell — one about diverse religions co-existing and thriving in one city.It’s a tale with countless narrators, multiple interpretations and a number of interesting details, a story Rev. Greg Han, director of interfaith relations at Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, hopes to spotlight.Han hosts the new “Interfaith Podcast Project,” which launched on Monday. Each show features an in-depth conversation with a member of one of Houston’s faith communities. Each series focuses on a particular topic.

Source: New podcast meets need for more interfaith dialogue – HoustonChronicle.com

Texas Bill Would Allow Public Schools to Post the Ten Commandments in Classrooms 

State Representative Flynn claims teachers want to display the commandments in their classrooms, however opponents say it is unconstitutional. in their classrooms. The bill explicitly states that school officials, especially trustees of the school board, cannot stop copies of such commandments being posted in a prominent location inside classrooms. Rep. Flynn opines that young people […]

Source: Texas Bill Would Allow Public Schools to Post the Ten Commandments in Classrooms – World Religion News

Interfaith conversation sheds light on how to foster friendships across religious groups

From the tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue to verbal acts of hatred and discrimination, it’s clear that bigotry and intolerance plague our society. Many would argue that forging strong interfaith relations is perhaps more important now than ever before. To break down barriers and comb

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