Interfaith

Interfaith Council Expresses Support For Mosque

October 26, 2010

Author: Aaron Claverie

Source: The Californian

http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/temecula/article_8a46c558-d70d-5425-b660-f8ab6c793889.html

Members of the local Interfaith Council, men and women of different colors and creeds, offered their support for the construction of a mosque in Temecula during a lecture Tuesday night at the city's recreation center.

"I believe it will be a blessing," said Larry...

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Obama's Trip to India: Sikhs Are Not Muslims

October 25, 2010

Author: John L. Esposito and Sheila B. Lalwani

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=42151

News that President Obama may skip a visit to the Golden Temple, the holy shrine to millions of Sikhs on his upcoming trip to India, is a sign of the confused times in which we find ourselves.

 

Part of the requirement for entering the Golden Temple - a sprawling and serene complex of polished marble that...

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Rise In Paganism In Southeast Valley Mirrors U.S. Trend

October 23, 2010

Author: Nancy Puffer

Source: The Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/community/gilbert/articles/2010/10/22/20101022southeast-valley-paganism-on-rise.html

Advocates of paganism say it is on the rise in the "Southeast Valley, mirroring a nationwide trend of growth in nature-based religions. Many local followers have been celebrating their beliefs and seeking the same acceptance and respect as...

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At Mosques, Inviting Non-Muslims Inside to Ease Hostility Toward Islam

October 22, 2010

Author: Kirk Semple

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/23/nyregion/23mosques.html?ref=religion_and_belief

Brother Abdullah was working the sidewalk outside the Omar Ben Abdel-Aziz Mosque in Jamaica, Queens, on Friday, looking for the curious, fearful, idle and confused.

 

It was an hour into a two-hour open house intended to dispel ignorance and promote neighborliness and...

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'Three Faiths' At New York Public Library

October 22, 2010

Author: Edward Rothstein

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/23/arts/design/23faiths.html?_r=2&ref=religion_and_belief

The sweep of the new exhibition at the New York Public Library — “Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam” — is stunning. It stretches from a Bible found in a monastery in coastal Brittany that was sacked by the Vikings in the year 917, to a 1904...

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Making Hospital Chapel Welcoming to All Faiths

October 21, 2010

Author: Scott James

Source: The New York Times/The Bay Citizen

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/22/us/22bcjames.html?_r=1&ref=religion_and_belief

Looking resplendent in red vestments, the Rev. John Jimenez conducted mass on Monday before about 20 congregants and reminded them the date was the Feast of St. Luke. “Luke is the patron saint of doctors,” he said, “so it has some special meaning here in the...

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School Looks to Lead By Example In Creating a Tolerant and Accepting Society

October 20, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Nottingham Post

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/news/School-looks-lead-example-creating-tolerant-accepting-society/article-2775805-detail/article.html

When visiting a Church of England School the last thing I expected to see was a Hindu Shrine, set up next to a line of Islam prayer mats and facing the Sikh book of worship.

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Christians, Pagans Compete (Gently) for Salem's Souls

October 20, 2010

Author: G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Source: News OK

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.newsok.com/christians-pagans-compete-gently-for-salems-souls/article/feed/203799

Paying customers were lined up outside witch houses and psychic parlors when 20-year-old Casey Sholes of Willimantic, Conn., finally stumbled across a place offering dream interpretations for free.

 

Inside...

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A Question of Appearances: Obama Will Bypass Sikh Temple On Visit to India

October 19, 2010

Author: Lydia Polgreen

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/20/world/asia/20india.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

The Golden Temple, a sprawling and serene complex of gleaming gold and polished marble that is the spiritual center of the Sikh religion, is one of India’s most popular tourist attractions. Revered by Indians of all faiths, it is a cherished emblem of India’s religious diversity. So it...

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Crossroads Of Antiquity Can’t Decide On New Path

October 18, 2010

Author: Steven Lee Myers

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/20/world/middleeast/20ezekiel.html?ref=religion_and_belief

This small town, shaded by date palms on a bend of the Euphrates River, has been revered as a holy place for centuries — by Jews, by Muslims and, for periods of peace, at least, by both. “The old democracy,” as the local police chief put it.

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