Interfaith

Cleric: Muslims Have Role In Relationship Building

January 16, 2011

Author: Corey Williams

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/16/AR2011011600143.html

The cleric who became the public face of efforts to build an Islamic center near ground zero in New York began a national speaking tour Saturday night by urging Muslims to help "depoliticize" their faith and play a role in shaping...

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KC’s Faith Leaders Expect Challenges to Continue In 2011

January 14, 2011

Author: Helen Gray

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/2011/01/14/2584481/kcs-faith-leaders-expect-challenges.html

The Rev. Canon Susan Sommer of Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral recalls arriving in downtown Chicago on a commuter train on Sept. 11, 2001.

 

Police turned the train back, fearing the Sears Tower would be next after the New York tragedy earlier that day...

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Presidential Proclamation - Religious Freedom Day

January 14, 2011

Author: Barack Obama

Source: The White House

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/01/14/presidential-proclamation-religious-freedom-day

Our Nation was founded on a shared commitment to the values of justice, freedom, and equality. On Religious Freedom Day, we commemorate Virginia's 1786 Statute for Religious Freedom, in which Thomas Jefferson wrote that "all men shall be free to profess,...

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A Humanist Resolution to Overcome the Faith Gap

January 14, 2011

Author: Chris Stedman

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-stedman/my-new-years-resolution-c_b_808023.html

It may be mid-January, but I'm still thinking of Christmas.

 

The week between Christmas and New Year's Eve just might be my favorite of the year. It is the one time that my entire family gets together. We spend several days eating our favorite foods, catching up and...

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ShantiSeva In January: Advancing Peace And Harmony

January 14, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu America Seva Charities

http://www.hinduamericanseva.org/Press-release/january-14-2011

Today, more than ever, we all need to advance peace and harmony. UtsavSeva, the signature program of Hindu American Seva Charities, supported by Hindu and Dharmic faith based and secular leaders, is promoting the understanding of ShantiSeva—or peace and harmony—across the United States—through...

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Habitat Home Will Be Interfaith Effort

January 10, 2011

Author: William K. Alcorn

Source: Vindy

http://www.vindy.com/news/2011/jan/10/habitat-home-will-be-interfaith-effort/

One of the four homes that Mahoning County Habitat for Humanity plans to build this year will be a collective effort involving Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim and Baha’i groups.

 

“We hope to build our first interfaith home, the House of Abraham, this year,” said Monica...

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Twelve Concrete Ways To Live A 'Compassionate Life'

January 10, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: National Public Radio

http://www.npr.org/2011/01/10/132809627/concrete-ways-to-live-a-compassionate-life

From Confucius to Oprah, people have preached compassion for centuries. But how often is it put into practice? Karen Armstrong believes religion, which should advocate for compassionate living, is often part of the problem. In Twelve Steps To A Compassionate Life, she describes ways to...

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