Interfaith

Night Of Gratitude Calls for Peace, Love

November 21, 2010

Author: Jennifer Kabbany

Source: The Californian

http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/murrieta/article_21822bec-0d6c-557b-b5ff-0e18efb806ac.html?mode=story

A cornucopia of faiths came together Sunday night to observe the Thanksgiving season, a celebration of diversity marked with speeches, stories, songs and skits calling for Southwest County residents to love their enemies and be grateful for their...

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Famed Atheist Christopher Hitchens to Debate At Christian School In Plano

November 17, 2010

Author: Sam Hodges

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/111710dnmethitchens.40dba40.html

If you're a Christian school bent on bringing in an atheist to test students' faith, why not shoot for the stars?

 

That was the thinking at Prestonwood Christian Academy, which landed Christopher Hitchens, a celebrity skeptic and author of...

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Hindus And Muslims Seek Blessings At the Mausoleum Of Sufi Saint

November 15, 2010

Source: The Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/audio-news-video/Hindus-and-Muslims-seek-blessings-at-the-mausoleum-of-Sufi-Saint/Article2-626651.aspx

The culture of Kashmir or Kashmiriyat " as it is known as, is a synthesis of the great traditions of Hinduism, the compassion of Buddhism and the liberalism of Sufi Islam. And Kashmiri society has been a microcosm, reflecting the...

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Merkel: Germany Doesn’t Have 'Too Much Islam' but 'Too Little Christianity'

November 15, 2010

Author: Tom Heneghan

Source: Reuters Blog

http://in.reuters.com/article/idINTRE6AE3K520101115

Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans debating Muslim integration to stand up more for Christian values, saying Monday the country suffered not from “too much Islam” but “too little Christianity.”

 

Addressing her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, she said she took the current public debate in Germany on...

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Hindus Envision Sioux Falls Temple

November 14, 2010

Author: Peter Harriman

Source: The Argus Leader

http://www.argusleader.com/article/20101114/NEWS/11140318/1001/news

Several hundred men, women and children, many wearing colorful saris and similar Indian dress, gathered Saturday at Lincoln High School to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights commemorating the victory of Lord Rama over the demon Ravana.

 

In this loose parallel to Christmas family...

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ADL Honors Rana Singh Sodhi for His Work on Sikh Awareness

November 14, 2010

Author: Dr. Jaswant Singh Sachdev

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/adl-honors-rana-singh-sodhi-his-work-sikh-awareness

Anti-Defamation League (ADL), an organization of the Jewish people was founded 100 years ago in 1913 to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Over period of time it has become the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency fighting anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry defending...

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German Gov, Jews Disagree Over Educational Funds

November 11, 2010

Author: Kirsten Grieshaber

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/11/AR2010111102176_pf.html

Germany's orthodox Jewish community is accusing the government of discrimination for not funding the orthodox Rabbinical Seminary in Berlin while providing money to the country's only other seminary, which is more liberal....

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Forging Friendships Between Muslims, Jews And Christians

November 11, 2010

Author: Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan

Source: The Herald Sun

http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/10243262/article-Forging-friendships-between-Muslims--Jews-and-Christians?instance=homesixthleft

Rabbi John Friedman said that Judaism can be broken down into two basic camps. One builds high walls, the other opens doors. Friedman, senior rabbi at Judea Reform...

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Obama Lauds Indonesia as a Model Of Religious Tolerance

November 10, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CNN

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/11/09/indonesia.obama/

Indonesia and the United States share principles of unity and tolerance and both can benefit from strengthened ties that will bolster trade and combat terrorism, President Obama said in a highly anticipated speech Wednesday.

The address at the University of Indonesia was considered a highlight of Obama's two-day stop in the...

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