Interfaith

Hindus Want Diwali as School Holiday In Burlington

June 27, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: ANI/Sify.com

http://sify.com/news/hindus-want-diwali-as-school-holiday-in-burlington-news-international-kg1p4cceedf.html

Hindus have applauded Burlington School Board (Vermont, USA) for declaring Yom Kippur and Eid al-Fitr as school holidays.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement today, while congratulating the Board for these two additional holidays,...

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Religious Leaders Call for Action On the Environment, Poverty And Peace

June 24, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha’i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/779

World leaders meeting in Canada have been urged to take "inspired leadership and action" to halt poverty, protect the environment, and end violent conflict.

The challenge was made in a statement drafted by representatives of the world's religions, who gathered at the University of Winnipeg in advance of this week's G8 and G20 summits in Toronto.

Theological Schools’ Partnership Could Reshape Training

June 24, 2010

Author: Lisa Wangsness

Source: Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2010/06/24/theological_schools_partnership_could_reshape_clergy_training/

Leaders of Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre and Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago, which will become partners in a yet-to-be-named interreligious institution next summer, say...

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China's Believers Compete In First Religious Games

June 23, 2010

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/23/AR2010062301419_pf.html

China's first "Religious Games" took place in the southwestern province of Yunnan this week, allowing Buddhist monks and Taoist nuns to compete with Muslims, Catholics and Protestants in a series of sporting events, local media reported.

The Games, held from June...

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Haley, Jindal And America's New Religious Litmus Test

June 23, 2010

Author: Aseem Shukla

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/panelists/aseem_shukla/2010/06/what_nikki_haleys_victory_does_not_mean.html

Last night's Republican primary runoff in South Carolina plausibly clears the way for Nikki Haley to join Bobby Jindal as governors with an epochal distinction: two Indian Americans leading two Southern states...

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Multifaith Council Co-Founder Feted as Inspiration On His 90th

June 21, 2010

Author: Aliyya Swaby

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100621/NEWS16/6210324

More than 50 people from different faiths and backgrounds gathered at First Unitarian Church Sunday to sing a rousing "Happy Birthday" to Woody Trautman at his 90th birthday party.

Mr. Trautman, a retired electrical engineer, is the co-founder of the Multifaith Council of Northwest Ohio, with...

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Indonesian Youths Unite to Tackle Social Issues

June 21, 2010

Author: Katharina R. Lestari

Source: Union of Catholic Asian News

http://www.ucanews.com/2010/06/21/indonesian-youths-unite-to-tackle-social-issues

A group of youths from a wide range of faiths have vowed to work together to help resolve Indonesia’s most pressing social concerns.

Around 80 representatives from a number of youth groups and faiths including Buddhist, Catholic, Confucian, Hindu, Muslim,...

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A Marine, a Mosque, a Question

June 18, 2010

Author: Jim Dwyer

Source: New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/20/nyregion/20about.html?ref=religion_and_belief

A few hours after the town hall meeting began, deep into the question-and-answer portion, Bill Finnegan lined up for a turn at the microphone. He had not come with any intention to speak, but as the evening dragged on, he changed his mind.

A Muslim group had made a deal to buy an empty convent...

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