Interfaith

Local Religious Leaders Respond to Billboard

January 4, 2011

Author: Rikki Klaus

Source: WHNT 19 News

http://www.whnt.com/news/whnt-billboard-reaction,0,2544518.story

There's a sign that's firing people up across north Alabama. An Atheist organization paid for a billboard in Huntsville that says "You KNOW they're all SCAMS" and displays various religious symbols. The Interfaith Mission Service is voting Wednesday on whether to put up a sign of its own ... defending those religions. They say it...

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Botánicas: Laboratories Of Faith

January 4, 2011

Author: Paul Cox

Source: BushwickBK

http://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...

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Where Rooting For the Ravens Means Wearing a Purple Turban

January 3, 2011

Author: Ron Cassie

Source: The Dundalk Patch

http://dundalk.patch.com/articles/where-rooting-for-the-ravens-means-wearing-a-purple-turban

Fall and winter Sundays are hectic at Dundalk's North Point Liquor & Bar. Fans come early to buy carry out beer and other supplies when the Baltimore Ravens are playing on television, loading up for home parties.

Others duck into the bar to watch the game on the...

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Church Pushes for Tolerance, Understanding Among Muslims and Christians

January 3, 2011

Author: Sarah Dopson

Source: The Montgomery Village Patch

http://montgomeryvillage.patch.com/articles/church-pushes-for-tolerance-understanding-among-muslims-and-christians

With religious differences at the root of so many worldly conflicts, members of Christ the Servant Lutheran Church are promoting tolerance at home and trying to bridge the gap in interfaith understanding.

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Jacksonville Imam’s Interfaith Work Hooks Gov.-Elect Rick Scott

January 2, 2011

Author: Jeff Brumley

Source: The Florida Times-Union

http://jacksonville.com/news/florida/2011-01-02/story/jacksonville-imam%E2%80%99s-interfaith-work-hooks-gov-elect-rick-scott

Jacksonville Imam Enrique Rasheed sees no spiritual or political contradictions in praying for and with conservative Christians and Republicans, many of whom are openly distrustful of Muslims these...

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Working to Boost Social Activism Among Muslims

January 1, 2011

Author: Nomi Morris

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs-community-20110101,0,6014477.story

For the first 15 years of his working life, Naim Shah Jr. was the personal assistant to the imam at Masjid Ibadallah, a mosque in Los Angeles. He helped with Friday sermons and religious classes and dealt primarily with his Muslim congregants.

 

But for the last six...

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First Atheist Invocation In Colorado

December 28, 2010

Author: Kiernan Maletsky

Source: The Denver Westword

http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2010/12/atheist_invocation_city_council_colorado.php

An atheist will give the invocation at Grand Junction City Council's first meeting of 2011. It will be the crowning achievement of a two-and-a-half-year effort by the Western Colorado Atheists & Freethinkers to get their voice heard at City Hall. And it will be the...

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Multi-Faith Chaplains to Make House Of Commons More Inclusive

December 26, 2010

Author: Jonathan Wynne-Jones

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/8224923/Multi-faith-chaplains-to-make-House-of-Commons-more-inclusive.html

John Bercow has backed the creation of a team of multi-faith chaplains, which will also include representatives of the Hindu, Buddhist and Jainist religions.

 

Members of the House...

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