Interfaith

Wandsworth College Promotes Religious Diversity

January 27, 2011

Author: James Trueman

Source: Wandsworth Guardian

http://www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/news/8812926.College_promotes_religious_diversity/

Students from South Thames College were given the opportunity to increase their awareness of different communities as part of Multi-Faith Week.

The initiative, which took place between January 17-21, aimed to encourage students to learn about the UK’s distinct...

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Sikh Shrine In Baghdad Lives On In Memories

January 26, 2011

Author: Anwar Faruqi

Source: Yahoo News

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110126/wl_mideast_afp/religionsikhsiraqindiashrine

A desolate courtyard surrounded by fields of mournful graves is all that remains of an ancient shrine to the Sikh faith?s founder Guru Nanak inside a sprawling Muslim cemetery in Baghdad.

 

War, insurgents or looters have wiped any trace of a historical footnote that had preserved...

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Fight Emerges Over Yoga's Religious Roots

January 25, 2011

Author: Wes Little

Source: CNN Belief Blog

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/25/fight-emerges-over-yogas-religious-roots/

Sheetal Shah, an official with the Hindu American Foundation, hears a lot about the physical practice of yoga these days - but not much about its religious roots.

 

So her group, which seeks to provide what it calls "a progressive voice for American Hindus," recently mounted...

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Opponent Of NY Islamic Center Becomes Advocate for Mosques Nationwide

January 24, 2011

Author: Dan Gilgoff

Source: CNN Belief Blog

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/24/opponent-of-ny-islamic-center-becomes-advocate-for-mosques-nationwide/?hpt=Sbin

When the Anti-Defamation League - a leading Jewish group devoted to fighting anti-Semitism and "all forms of bigotry" - came out against the construction of an Islamic center and mosque near New York's ground zero last...

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Sri Lankan Religious Leaders Form Peace Body

January 24, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The CathNews India

http://www.cathnewsindia.com/2011/01/24/sri-lankan-religious-leaders-form-peace-body/

The prime minister and religious leaders in Sri Lanka have jointly formed a peace body to promote communal harmony within the country.

 

Prime Minister Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Jayaratne and Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and Muslim religious leaders inaugurated the...

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Long Island Muslims Fear Their Congressman's Hearings Could Flame Islamophobia

January 24, 2011

Author: William Wan

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/23/AR2011012304448.html?hpid=topnews

They called it a summit to teach Muslims how to fight prejudice and fear. But all day long, fear was inescapable in the fluorescent-lit meeting hall of the Long Island mosque.

 

The top issue on everyone's mind this month at the Islamic...

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A Room Of Their Own

January 22, 2011

Author: Dawn Baumgartner Vaughn

Source: The Herald-Sun

[http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/11093744/article-A-room-of-their-own?instance=main_article]

 

The room is about the size of an office. In fact, it once was an office. A wall is lined with cabinets and bookshelves. Another wall has a small Buddhist altar. A Hindu symbol is painted on the third wall, in front of which is a low altar. The fourth wall is the door.

 

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Wheaton College Promotes Religious Pluralism

January 22, 2011

Author: Hank Beckman

Source: The Wheaton Patch

http://wheaton.patch.com/articles/wheaton-college-promotes-religious-pluralism-2

In a time of economic uncertainty, frayed nerves and harsh public discourse, Wheaton College seeks understanding between two of the world’s great religions.

 

“We are in great need of wisdom on how to live in a world of religious pluralism,” Vincent Bacote,...

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Sikh Professor Teaches Religion At CLU

January 21, 2011

Author: Jean Cowden Moore

Source: The Ventura County Star

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2011/jan/21/sikh-professor-teaches-religion-at-clu/

Rahuldeep Singh Gill tends to stand out at California Lutheran University, where he is the only religion professor who is not Christian.

 

Gill is a Sikh, a popular religion in the Punjab state of India, where he was born. And he wears a dastar, or turban, setting him...

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Healing the Interfaith Gap In Alabama With Dharmic Seva

January 20, 2011

Author: Anju Bhargava

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anju-bhargava/healing-faith-and-interfa_b_811956.html

The play of faith and interfaith became center stage on the very day that America was celebrating Dr. King's legacy when Alabama's governor, Robert Bentley, said, "Anybody here today who has not accepted Jesus Christ as their savior, I'm telling you, you're not my brother and you're...

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