Interfaith

Indian Church, Archdiocese Clash Over Mass Elements

December 13, 2010

Author: Rose French

Source: The Minneapolis Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/faith/111828634.html?elr=KArks7PYDiaK7DU2EPaL_V_9E7ODiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aULPQL7PQLanchO7DiUr

Buffalo hide adorns the altar. Sage is burned to help cleanse the heart, soul and mind. Ojibwe and Lakota languages are used in many of the prayers and songs. Traditional Indian elements like these...

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Jain or Hindu? Finding a Distinct Religious Identity In a Multi-Faith Society

December 13, 2010

Author: Nikhil Bumb

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nikhil-bumb/jain-or-hindu-finding-a-d_b_794001.html

On the first day of college we were handed an optional Religious Identification Form to complete. Very simply, the form asked if we chose to identify with any of the listed religions or "Other," with a place to fill in what "Other" meant to us, and whether we wished to be contacted by campus...

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Because Pluralism Is Our Fundamentalism

December 12, 2010

Author: Robert Kolker

Source: The New York Magazine

http://nymag.com/news/articles/reasonstoloveny/2010/70056/

The Anti-Defamation League called the plan to build a Muslim community and prayer center two blocks from ground zero “counterproductive to the healing process.” Catholic Archbishop Timothy Dolan suggested the mosque’s developers find another site. But while some in the religious world equivocated, the leaders...

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How Should Christians Cope With 'Christmas Wars?'

December 8, 2010

Author: Douglas A. Hicks

Source: The Washington Post

http://onfaith.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2010/12/return_of_the_christmas_wars.html

Welcome back to the "December dilemma" death match -- the 2010 edition. In this corner are the self-proclaimed defenders of Christmas, ready and organized to denounce anyone who says "Happy Holidays." In the other corner are a more motley crew of retailers,...

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Buddhists Welcome Hindu Statesman Zed to Bodhi Day Commemoration In Nevada

December 6, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NewsTrack India

Wire Service: ANI

http://newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/194046

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Buddhists welcomed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed to their Bodhi Day commemoration at Reno Buddhist Church (Nevada, USA) on December five.

 Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, talked about some important events in Gautama Buddha's life and briefed...

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Area Leaders Celebrate Diversity With Taste Of Interfaith

December 6, 2010

Author: Michele Marcott

Source: The Shreveport Times

http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20101206/NEWS01/12060322/Area-leaders-celebrate-diversity-with-Taste-of-Interfaith

Religious and community leaders from northern and central Louisiana gathered Sunday at Lakeview United Methodist Church to celebrate the diversity of their communities and recognize the efforts of Northern...

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Religious Groups Rally Behind Traditional Marriage

December 6, 2010

Author: Daniel Burke

Source: BeliefNet

Wire Service: RNS

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/12/religious-groups-rally-behind.php

As a federal appeals court in California heard opening arguments in a landmark gay marriage case on Dec. 6, a rare coalition of religious leaders released a public letter promoting marriage as "the faithful union of one man and one woman."

 

Leaders...

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Interfaith Prayer Service Celebrates Diversity During the Holidays

December 5, 2010

Author: Heather Ah San

Source: The Oregon Daily Emerald

http://www.dailyemerald.com/scene/interfaith-prayer-service-celebrates-diversity-during-the-holidays-1.1820319

The board members behind Eugene's Interfaith Prayer Service view the holiday season as a time for religious tolerance, understanding and dialogue.

 

Since it was created in 2001, the Interfaith Prayer...

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