Interfaith

People Of Diverse Faiths Pursue a Lofty Goal In a Peace Hike Up Mt. Baldy

July 31, 2010

Author: Mitchell Landsberg

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs-baldy-20100731,0,6497230.story

The mountain was supposed to impart energy to its pilgrims, but as he neared the top, Ashraf Carrim wasn't feeling it.

Slumped on a boulder not far from the peak of Mt. Baldy, the Muslim imam from Torrance laughed when asked how he was faring on his hike. "Badly," he replied. A...

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Key Jewish Group Rejects Ground Zero Mosque

July 30, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NPR

Wire Service: AP

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128882354

The nation's leading Jewish civil rights group has come out against the planned mosque and Islamic community center near ground zero, saying more information is needed about funding for the project and the location is "counterproductive to the healing process."

The Anti-Defamation League...

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Faith Leaders Protest Arizona Immigration Law

July 29, 2010

Author: Michelle A. Vu

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20100729/faith-leaders-to-oppose-arizona-immigration-law/index.html

Some religious leaders from Arizona and elsewhere are coordinating nationwide protests against the state’s new immigration law, which takes effect Thursday.

Beginning with a prayer vigil at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Phoenix...

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Ban Jewish Burka, Say Israeli Rabbis

July 29, 2010

Author: Nathan Jeffay

Source: The Jewish Chronicle

http://www.thejc.com/node/36322

Israeli rabbis are set to ban the burka for a small group of radical Jewish women who have taken to wearing it.

Two years ago, it emerged that around 100 women in the city of Beit Shemesh had begun to cover their faces with a veil and wear numerous layers of clothing to obscure their body shape. When many rabbis criticised the trend, the women took no notice because they...

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Hindu American Community Expanding Civic Engagement

July 27, 2010

Author: Anju Bhargava

Source: South Asia Mail

http://www.southasiamail.com/news.php?id=75238

Yoga has become a universal language of spiritual exercise in the United States, crossing the many lines of religions and cultures. 

In the spirit of President Obama’s “Active Lifestyle Challenge”, the Dharmic community, with help from Hindu American Seva Charities will combine faith and health through a Yogathon focused on...

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Pluralism Project Develops Case Studies On Multi-Religious America

July 26, 2010

Author: Kathryn Lohre

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/pressreleases/pluralism_project_develops_case_studies_on_multi_religious_america/

Whether a controversy over the development of an Islamic Center near Ground Zero, or the addition of Diwali to the school calendar in Burlington, Vermont, the dilemmas that arise in multi-religious America...

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Religious Leaders And the EU Take Tentative First Steps

July 23, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Reuters

http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2010/07/23/religious-leaders-and-the-eu-take-tentative-first-steps/

Top European Union officials held talks this week with religious leaders, part of a policy of holding consultations with religious groups that was enshrined in the EU’s Lisbon reform treaty, which came into force last December. But not everyone...

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Beijing Finds Common Cause With Chinese Buddhists

July 22, 2010

Author: Louisa Lim

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128691021

Four years ago, eight senior monks, clad in scarlet-and-saffron-robes, filed in front of a golden Buddha and began chanting on stage in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou. It marked an important turning point in China's attitude toward religion.

This was the first World Buddhist Forum, attended by more than 1,000 monks, and held in...

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Demolition Of Hindu Temple Triggers Protest In Rawalpindi

July 20, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Express India

http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/Demolition-of-Hindu-temple-triggers-protest-in-Rawalpindi/649340/

The demolition of part of an 87-year-old temple triggered protests by the minority Hindu community in the Pakistani garrison city of Rawalpindi before authorities said they would prevent the rest of the shrine from being pulled down.

Hundreds...

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