Interfaith

Singapore Christian Church Apologizes for Comparing Taoist Beliefs to Protection Racket

June 16, 2010

Author: Alex Kennedy

Source: CJAD

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cjad.com/news/56/1154374

A Christian church in Singapore has apologized for a sermon by one of its pastors that mocked Taoist beliefs, the second such incident this year in the city-state where religious speech is closely controlled.

New Creation Church, which says it has a congregation of 20,000 worshippers, said it apologized for a sermon by Mark Ng in 2008 that...

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Hindus Want World Council Of Churches to Organize Global Interfaith Summit

June 15, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: One India/ANI

http://news.oneindia.in/2010/06/15/hinduswant-world-council-of-churches-to-organizegl.html

Hindus have welcomed "inter-religious dialogue and cooperation" program of World Council of Churches (WCC). "In our increasingly pluralistic societies, more inter-religious dialogue and cooperation are needed if conflict fueled by religion is to be constructively addressed...

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Obama Names Cook Religious Freedom Ambassador

June 15, 2010

Author: William Wan and Michelle Boorstein

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/undergod/2010/06/obama_names_cook_religious_freedom_ambassador.html

The White House just announced that they're filling the long awaited position of ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. The appointee is Rev. Suzan Johnson Cook, whose experience includes...

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Religion, iPhone Mingle With Spiritual Apps

June 14, 2010

Author: Bob Smietana

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20100614/NEWS06/6140327/1022/NEWS05

Before the Rev. Roderick Belin gets ready to preach, he grabs his Bible and his iPhone.

He uses the mobile device to look up Bible verses and theology texts and to alert him if his sermon runs too long. If he forgets the words to a hymn, his phone can save the day. That's what happened on a...

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Muslim Student Union Members Shocked By Suspension

June 14, 2010

Author: Deepa Bharath and Ellyn Pak

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/news/university-253265-union-student.html

UC Irvine's Muslim Student Union members say a year-long suspension came as a shock and that the university's action would deny Muslim students a sense of community, according to a statement released Monday afternoon.

“Suspending the MSU would undoubtedly create a chilling effect and...

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Faith Is Needed to Stop Spill, Activist Says

June 14, 2010

Author: Raymond Legendre

Source: The Daily Comet

http://www.dailycomet.com/article/20100614/FEATURES12/100619609?Title=Faith-is-needed-to-stop-spill-activist-says

A few dozen people stood on a stretch of Grand Isle beach Sunday afternoon, hoping that what they were about to receive in their cupped hands would end the oil spill that has caused so much suffering and uncertainty.

Six...

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Interfaith Blood Drive to Be Held Sunday At Heinz Field

June 11, 2010

Author: Sally Kalson

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10161/1064517-455.stm

Religions differ, but everyone's blood is red, and it's all needed by the Central Blood Bank.

So this Sunday -- the day before World Blood Donors Day -- the region's first interfaith blood drive will take place at Heinz Field, in the Great Hall, from 2 to 7 p.m. Organizers are calling it "Sharing Faith, Sharing Life," and promising a "...

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