Interfaith

Candidates for Governor Debate Issues At Interfaith Forum

October 17, 2010

Author: Travis Andersen

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2010/10/candidates_for_1.html

The state's four gubernatorial candidates faced tough questioning tonight on a range of issues -- including their commitment to helping Haitian refugees, combating youth violence, and cracking down on banks violating usury laws -- during a forum organized by an interfaith group.

 

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Report On Imam Denounced

October 15, 2010

Author: Niraj Warikoo

Source: The Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/article/20101015/NEWS05/10150327/Report-on-imam-denounced

A range of religious and civil rights leaders -- Christian, Muslim and African American -- blasted a Department of Justice report Thursday that cleared FBI agents in the shooting death of a Muslim leader, saying it was incomplete and failed to examine the use of undercover informants in...

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Interfaith Groups Hold 'Oneness Of Humanity Celebration'

October 15, 2010

Author: Jeff Brumley

Source: The Florida Times-Union

http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2010-10-15/story/religion-notes-interfaith-groups-hold-oneness-humanity-celebration

OneJax, the Interfaith Council of Jacksonville and Baptist Health will host a panel discussion about how people of different faiths can live together from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25 at Baptist Medical...

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Muslim Performs Durga Puja In This Kolkata Locality

October 14, 2010

Author: Kamalendu Bhadra

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/6745225.cms?frm=mailtofriend

Shahid Ali is a Muslim priest who will perform the rituals at a Durga Puja this year. But that's not the only reason we're writing about him. Like the deity he will worship, Shahid and the humble locality he stays in, are a symbol of the victory of good over evil, of humanity over divisive faith and...

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Vatican Interfaith Conference: Keynote Remarks

October 14, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: White House Office of Faith Based and Community Partnerships

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/10/14/vatican-interfaith-conference-keynote-remarks

This week, Joshua DuBois and Mara Vanderslice joined the United States Ambassador the Holy See, Dr. Miguel Diaz, in Rome for an international conference on interfaith action. The conference focused on how religoius and community...

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Ayodhya Verdict Demands Forward-Looking Focus

October 11, 2010

Author: Abhishek Raman

Source: The Washington Post

http://onfaith.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/eboo_patel/2010/10/with_this_partition_its_now_ti.html#more

I can still recall the night of December 7th, 1992, when I witnessed human suffering and death for the first time. Streets around New Delhi were deserted due to the curfew imposed by the military. I sat with my parents at the dinner table and...

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Dealing With Death: An Interfaith Approach

October 11, 2010

Author: Chris Bergeron

Source: The Weston Town Crier/Gatehouse News Service

http://www.wickedlocal.com/weston/features/x1722969031/Dealing-with-death-An-interfaith-approach

After decades visiting hospices around the world, Rabbi Earl Grollman said the question terminally ill patients ask most often is "Why me?"

 

"It's more than a question. It's a cry of pain," said the rabbi emeritus...

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Dalai Lama to Focus On Peace Among Religions In Silicon Valley Visit

October 8, 2010

Author: Joe Rodriguez

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_16291170

In a region hamstrung by a stunted economy, besieged by dirty campaign ads and ever mindful of terrorist threats, here comes the Dalai Lama with a message of personal compassion and religious kinship.

Events of the four-day visit to Silicon Valley by the Tibetan Buddhist leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate are mostly sold out, a sign he...

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UK Heads Of Religion Call for Release Of Iran's Seven Baha'i Leaders

October 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/795

Britain's most prominent heads of religion have called for the release of the seven Baha'i leaders serving prison sentences in Iran.

 

A statement by the United Kingdom's religious leaders – describing the sentencing of the seven as a "gross violation of the fundamental human right to freedom of religion" – was signed by, among others, the...

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ADL Leaders Defend Opposition to Mosque Near Ground Zero

October 7, 2010

Author: David Abel

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2010/10/adl_president_d.html?p1=News_links

Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, was confronted at the organization’s annual meeting today in Boston by members who suggested his opposition to a proposed Islamic center near the site of the terrorist attacks in New York has sullied the...

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'It’s Not Race, It's Faith,’ Says Muslim and Sikh Interfaith Project

October 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Asian Image

http://www.asianimage.co.uk/news/united_kingdom/8435902._It___s_not_race__it_s_faith_____says_Muslim_and_Sikh_interfaith_project/

Discrimination against different faiths is more of a problem than racial discrimination, said members of a new interfaith project in West London.

 

Racial differences once formed...

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In Fierce Opposition to a Muslim Center, Echoes of an Old Fight

October 7, 2010

Author: Paul Vitello

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/08/nyregion/08zero.html?ref=religion_and_belief

Many New Yorkers were suspicious of the newcomers’ plans to build a house of worship in Manhattan. Some feared the project was being underwritten by foreigners. Others said the strangers’ beliefs were incompatible with democratic principles.

Concerned residents staged...

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Interfaith Artists to Feature Exhibit In Rockville

October 6, 2010

Author: Mimi Liu

Source: Gazette.net

http://www.gazette.net/stories/10062010/rocknew220306_32550.php

A group of Jewish and Muslim artists has put aside religious differences and ideologies to create an interfaith art exhibit highlighting the similarities between the beliefs.

 

"Art Without Borders: A Celebration of Humanity" will open today and run through Oct. 17 at the Executive Office Building in downtown Rockville...

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