Interfaith

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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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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Military Chaplains Are Faith Mismatch for Personnel They Serve

January 9, 2011

Author: Tim Townsend

Source: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch

http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/faith-and-values/article_19c66ee6-82b8-59f7-b3d5-fd3cc05bc538.html

In the military, the chaplain serves as both a religious leader and a listener - ideally one who can assist military personnel of all faiths. A frequent refrain among chaplains is "chaplain to all, pastor to some."

 

But...

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Interfaith Group Spreads the Word In Marlborough

January 8, 2011

Author: Kathy Uek

Source: The MetroWest Daily News

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x198684497/Interfaith-group-Spreads-the-Word-in-Marlborough

Shelby Magid, a Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School senior, lives her dream of reducing prejudices.

 

Knowing Shelby's involvement in the community, Ann Kramer, an adviser of the Breaking Barriers club, recommended she join Camp IF....

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Egypt's Muslims Attend Coptic Christmas Mass, Serving As 'Human Shields'

January 7, 2011

Author: Yasmine El-Rashidi

Source: Ahram Online

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/95/3365/Egypt/Attack-on-Egypt-Copts/Egypts-Muslims-attend-Christian-Coptic-mass,-servi.aspx

Egypt’s majority Muslim population stuck to its word Thursday night. What had a been a promise of solidarity to the weary Coptic community, was honoured, when thousands of Muslims...

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Botánicas: Laboratories Of Faith

January 4, 2011

Author: Paul Cox

Source: BushwickBK

bushwickbk.com/2011/01/04/botanicas-laboratories-of-faith/#

 

Brooklyn has long been called the City of Churches, but houses of faith can come in unexpected guises here. The lines between commercial and religious space, folk practice and church doctrine are seldom less clear than in Bushwick’s many botánicas, dealers in ritual goods and services and laboratories of religious syncretism.

 

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