Christianity

At Synagogue, Pope Reiterates Respect For Jews

April 24, 2008

Author: JOHN THAVIS

Source: The Georgia Bulletin/CNS

http://www.georgiabulletin.org/local/2008/04/24/respect/

In a brief, movingly simple visit to a New York synagogue, Pope Benedict XVI expressed his respect for the city’s Jewish community and encouraged the building of “bridges of friendship” between religions.

The encounter April 18 marked the first time a pope has visited a Jewish place of worship in the United...

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Florida Lawmakers Debate Offering a Christian License Plate

April 24, 2008

Author: JESSICA GRESKO

Source: AP

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jpCRa_2onj6TwJ2DCIlU7OPlswnAD9083RK80

Florida drivers can order more than 100 specialty license plates celebrating everything from manatees to the Miami Heat, but one now under consideration would be the first in the nation to explicitly promote a specific religion.

The Florida Legislature is considering a specialty plate with a design that includes a...

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Africa: Muslim-Christian Dialogue is Noble and Urgent for Continent

April 22, 2008

Author: Henry Makori

Source: allAfrica/Catholic Information Service for Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200804220877.html

Catholic bishops and other officials from sub-Saharan Africa met in Nairobi last week to evaluate the Church's progress in its relations with other religions, especially Islam. The conference, opened by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue at the Vatican, took place against a backdrop of...

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Divine Inspiration on Net

April 21, 2008

Author: SUTHENTIRA GOVENDER

Source: Sunday Times

http://mybroadband.co.za/news/Internet/3558.html

A SOUTH African IT professional has created a virtual place of worship on the Facebook networking site to break down religious barriers between Hindus, Christians and Muslims.

Naufal Khan, 27, based in Rosebank, Johannesburg, decided to create the place of worship to enable people to discuss religion, post prayers, share spiritual experiences and...

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"Life to the Full," a Commentary on the Life of Krister Stendahl by James Carroll

April 21, 2008

Author: James Carroll

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2008/04/21/life_to_the_full/

WHAT TO say when a beloved friend dies? Krister Stendahl - once the Harvard Divinity School dean, Lutheran Bishop of Sweden, distinguished theologian, husband and father, man of God - would not have been troubled by mere silence. Krister knew how the mysteries of...

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Catholics Host Gathering of Members of Various Faiths

April 21, 2008

Author: Regina Xie

Source: Catholic News

http://www.catholic.org.sg/cn/wordpress/?p=2090

Representatives from the Catholic, Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh and Muslim communities gathered for fellowship at St. Joseph's Institution International (SJI International) on Apr 12.

Organized by the Archdiocesan Council for Inter-Religious and Ecumenical Dialogue (IRED), the programme included a performance by a choir formed by students of SJI International, a...

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"The Vatican: Beyond the Abrahamic Dialogue," a Commentary by Eboo Patel

April 20, 2008

Author: EBOO PATEL

Source: Newsweek/Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/eboo_patel/2008/04/the_vatican_beyond_the_abraham.html

As usual, Jews and Muslims got all the headlines when it came to the Pope’s interfaith meetings.

But one of the most interesting things to me about the interfaith event that I attended on Thursday (read my discussion of it here), was the...

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Pope Supports RP’s Interfaith Initiative Before UN

April 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: INQUIRER.net

http://globalnation.inquirer.net/news/breakingnews/view/20080419-131433/Pope-supports-RPs-interfaith-initiative-before-UN

Pope Benedict XVI supports the country’s interfaith initiative when he urged the General Assembly on Friday (New York time) to support inter-religious dialogue as a means to help the world body achieve its goals of...

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Scripted Interreligious Encounter Sparks Spontaneous Remarks

April 18, 2008

Author: Regina Linskey

Source: Catholic Explorer/Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicexplorer.com/explore4325/nationworld/scripted-interreligious-encounter-sparks-spontaneo.shtml

After Pope Benedict XVI addressed about 200 interreligious leaders at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington April 17, the scripted encounter with the pope turned into something resembling a town-...

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Interfaith Coalition Urges Court to Strike Detroit Church Grants

April 18, 2008

Author: Michael Hess

Source: BBS News

http://bbsnews.net/article.php/20080418192103351

Using public funds to repair Detroit houses of worship violates the U.S. Constitution and threatens the independence of religious groups, a coalition of religious and civil liberties groups has told a federal appeals court.

In a friend-of-the-court brief filed today, seven organizations urged the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rule against aid to...

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