Interfaith

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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Diverse And Divided, but Praying as One

November 21, 2010

Author: Peter Applebome

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/22/nyregion/22towns.html?ref=religion_and_belief

When he was asked to present a six-word bio at an interfaith breakfast recently, Rabbi Mark Sameth of the Pleasantville Community Synagogue came up with this: “Nashville songwriter turned rabbi: Who knew?”

 

Maybe it took a country-and-western rabbi to put...

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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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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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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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