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Reflections of Religious Understanding

December 2, 2010

Author: Alicia M. Moulton

Source: Bringham Young University Alumni News

http://magazine.byu.edu/?act=view&a=2701

Andrew J. Kosorok (BFA ’04) leans over a panel of glass, on which he etched an intricate floral motif. This piece is called Al-Mu’mim, Inspirer of Faith. It represents the growth of God’s creations as they react to trials and blessings.

 

The Harold B. Lee Library recently displayed eight of Kosorok’s...

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Muslims Integral to American Seminaries

December 2, 2010

Author: Joshua Stanton

Source: State of Formation/ Common Ground News Service

https://stateofformation.org/2010/12/muslims-integral-to-american-seminaries/

Seminaries, higher education institutions where professors of religion and religious leaders train students to become clergy, have been present in the United States for centuries. Because seminary students are generally being trained as religious leaders who will oversee...

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Many Faiths, Common Action

December 2, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PRNewswire

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/many-faiths-common-action-111203724.html

Over 90 leaders of faith, health and development organizations from across the world gathered at Washington National Cathedral and at a meeting at the White House to recommend new ways to work together to deliver aid and care to the poorest people. The group formally launched the "Global Initiative...

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Fostering Religious Respect At the U.S. Air Force Academy

December 1, 2010

Author: Arielle Gingold

Source: The Interfaith Alliance

http://interfaithalliance.org/fallnewsletter10/410-fosteringrespectairforceacademy

In mid-November, Rev. Gaddy and I had the privilege of attending a conference on religious respect at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Rev. Gaddy as a participant and I as an observer. We were part of a diverse group of invitees from a...

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Religion, Peace And Development: Afghanistan And Pakistan

December 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu America Seva Charities

http://www.hinduamericanseva.org/Press-release/December-1-2010

Hindu American Seva Charities, the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University and the World Faiths Development Dialogue will host a student-led roundtable to explore ways in which the faith-based communities can actively bring peace and prosperity in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Atheist or Agnostic, a Place for Humanists

December 1, 2010

Author: Rich Barlow

Source: Boston University Today

http://www.bu.edu/today/node/11962

John McCargar found religion fascinating by the time he was seven, an age when most children would sooner eat broccoli than attend church. “I was a strange kid,” he says with a laugh. Growing up, he sampled a number of religions—from Christianity to Deism—and by the time he got to BU, he was a Mormon.

Residents Show Support for Oregon Mosque After Fire

December 1, 2010

Author: Jeff Barnard

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/30/AR2010113000743.html

Steady rain Tuesday didn't stop people from attending a candlelight vigil in support of an Islamic center targeted by an apparent hate crime after a teen who occasionally worshipped there was accused of planning mass killings in...

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Non-Religious Group Offers Alternative

November 30, 2010

Author: Karissa Bursch

Source: The Crimson White

http://www.cw.ua.edu/2010/11/30/non-religious-group-offers-alternative/

There are many religious organizations on campus that cover a wide spectrum of faiths, sects and beliefs. However, where do students go who consider themselves non-religious?

 

The University’s student-led atheist and agnostic organization, Alabama Atheists and Agnostics, or AAA, is a...

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Oxford Shows Off Its Multicultural Roots

November 29, 2010

Author: Rhianne Pope

Source: The Oxford Times

http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/8706002.Oxford_shows_off_its_multicultural_roots/

Oxford showed its multicultural roots, with a feast of music, dancing and entertainment – designed to show how people from all religions can work together.

The ‘Yours Faithfully’ event at the Town Hall was organised by the Oxford Council of Faiths and featured...

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New Central La. Immigrant Center In Alexandria

November 29, 2010

Author: Karina Vailes

Source: USA Today/The Town Talk

http://content.usatoday.net/dist/custom/gci/InsidePage.aspx?cId=indystar&sParam=35161823.story

Immigrants in Central Louisiana now have a place to go to in Alexandria to get help on immigration issues.

 

Three religious organizations, a faith-based agency and members of the community gathered Tuesday to officially open the Central...

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Uganda Rabbi Hopes to Be First Jew In Parliament

November 26, 2010

Author: Jennifer Lipman

Source: The Jewish Chronicle

http://www.thejc.com/news/world-news/41836/uganda-rabbi-hopes-be-first-jew-parliament

A Ugandan Jew who grew up under Idi Amin is aiming to become the first member of his community to be elected to the country's parliament.

When Ugandans go to the polls in February Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, 41, hopes to be chosen to represent the mostly Muslim area of...

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Five Projects Receive 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture; Oleg Grabar Receives Chairman’s Award

November 24, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Aga Khan Development Network

http://www.akdn.org/Content/1032

The five projects selected for the 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced at a ceremony held at the Museum of Islamic Art today. His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani the Emir of Qatar and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser joined His Highness the Aga Khan in presiding over the ceremony.

The five projects selected by the 2010 Master Jury are...

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