Interfaith

Redding Mayor Pushes Prayer Diversity

May 15, 2010

Author: Scott Mobley

Source: The Record Searchlight

http://www.redding.com/news/2010/may/15/mayor-pushes-prayer-diversity/

Redding Mayor Patrick Jones wants to diversify City Council invocations.

Police chaplains currently deliver these prayers, which essentially are entreaties to some higher power for guidance at the beginning of a council meeting.

The council on Tuesday will consider Jones’ proposal to open...

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Eight Major World Religions Meet Up In a Book

May 15, 2010

Author: Nomi Morris

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs-kneel-20100515,0,4133336.story

When Akasha Lonsdale was a child in London, her agnostic family prohibited her from participating in religious services at the Church of England school she attended. Required to sit at the back of a Hebrew class for the school's Jewish students, she befriended a girl whose family invited her to the...

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Kenyan Christians, Muslims Want International Court Action

May 14, 2010

Author: Fredrick Nzwili

Source: Ecumenical News International

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=4066

A number of Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya have called on the International Criminal Court to punish those behind the 2007 to 2008 post-election violence that tore apart the country, regardless of the positions of the perpetrators. 

The religious leaders say that the beginning of the ICC's investigations in...

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Seven Baha'i Leaders Kept Locked Up

May 14, 2010

Author: Hillary May

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/may/14/seven-bahai-leaders-kept-locked-up/

Two years ago to date, the top leaders of the Baha'i movement in Iran were enjoying the last peaceful morning they would see in a long time.

While in their homes, four men and two women - a seventh leader had been arrested previously - were dragged off by government officials to...

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Faiths United During Arcadia Prayer Event

May 13, 2010

Author: Stacey Wang

Source: Pasadena Star-News

http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_15070541

It was the power of prayer that unified these five faith traditions.

Baha'is, Buddhists, Christians, Jews and Muslims alike joined in prayer and mutual understanding to celebrate the National Day of Prayer on May 6.

"We can find differences all day, every day," said Rev. Terry Keenan, senior minister at The Santa Anita Church. "(National Day...

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Local Community Leaders Hope the Attack On Southside Mosque Is Isolated

May 12, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: First Coast News

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/news-article.aspx?storyid=155902

A local Muslim leader believes the attack on the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida was meant to intimidate thousands of area Muslims after tensions boiled over in the city.

Akif Aydin, director of the Amity Turkish Cultural Center, said tensions over Parvez Ahmed's recent nomination to the...

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'Common Ground' Brings Dalai Lama, Islamic Leaders Together In Bloomington, Ind.

May 12, 2010

Author: Peter Smith

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20100512/FEATURES10/5120393/

The Dalai Lama's entourage stood ready to whisk him across the Indiana University campus on Wednesday afternoon to a waiting audience of thousands at its main auditorium, where he was overdue to resume a daylong series of teachings.

But he wasn't rushing. He lingered patiently with several prominent American...

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Dr Rowan Williams Visits Oshwal Centre Near Potters Bar

May 11, 2010

Author: Alex Hayes

Source: Times Series

http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/8157627.Archbishop_of_Canterbury_visits_Jain_temple/

The leading cleric in the Church of England visited a temple near Potters Bar on Friday to find out more about Jainism.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, joined around 250 members of the community at the largest Jain temple in Europe, in Northaw.

Dr Williams...

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Modesty And Faith Connected In Many Religions

May 10, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126672354

This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan, in Washington.

In recent weeks, skirmishes in the cultural conflict over the clothes worn by some Muslim women erupted in Belgium's parliament, in an Italian court and at a traffic stop in France. The burqa and the niqab cover a woman's body almost completely, but there are also disputes over...

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Hindus, Muslims Celebrate 'Malmaas' In Kashmir

May 10, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Oneindia News

http://news.oneindia.in/2010/05/10/hindusmuslims-celebrate-malmaas-inkashmir.html

Promoting communal harmony and brotherhood, Hindus and Muslims celebrated 'Malmaas', the extra month in the Hindu calendar, at the famous Martand Teerth Shrine in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag District on Monday.
Kashmiri Hindus expressed their joy over the involvement of both...

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Interfaith School for Military Chaplains Dedicated

May 8, 2010

Author: Susanne M. Schafer

Source: USA TODAY

Wire Service: AP

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2010-05-07-chaplain-school_N.htm

Priests, rabbis, imams and Protestant ministers who serve as U.S. military chaplains came together Thursday to dedicate themselves and the nation's first joint military school for tending warriors' souls.

"We deploy side-by-side. We minister to all, side-by-...

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Firm Sues Sweden Over Dislodged Muslim Lawyer

May 8, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Local

http://www.thelocal.se/26528/20100508/

A law firm is suing the Swedish state for discrimination after one if its lawyers, a Muslim woman, was removed from a case following a complaint from a Christian asylum seeker.

The woman's employer, Salmi & Partners, was outraged after the Supreme Migration Court ruled on Thursday to have the woman taken off the case. 

"It's...

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Interfaith Day Of Prayer Focuses On Religious Diversity

May 7, 2010

Author: Carla Hinton

Source: The Oklahoman

http://www.newsok.com/interfaith-day-of-prayer-focuses-on-religious-diversity/article/3459568

The value of a pluralistic nation was discussed at the seventh annual Interfaith Day of Prayer and Reflection forum Thursday at Emanuel Synagogue.

About 40 people attended the event that has been held on the south steps of the state Capitol in previous years.

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Judge Won't Toss Contempt Charge Against Dad Who Took Daughter to Mass

May 7, 2010

Author: Manya Brachear

Source: Chicago Breaking News

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/05/judge-wont-toss-contempt-charge-against-dad-who-took-daughter-to-mass.html

A Cook County judge has ruled that a father must stand trial for contempt after taking his daughter to Mass at a Roman Catholic church, defying a court order that barred him from exposing the 3-year-old to any "non-...

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Faith Leaders In Sweden Form Council to Support Religious Freedom

May 6, 2010

Author: Stephen Brown

Source: Ecumenical News International

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=4056

A national interfaith council has been created in Sweden to highlight the role of faith groups in creating understanding and to respond to those who are hostile to religion. 

"We want to strengthen the freedom to believe in and practise religion, both individually and in fellowship, but we also want to be a voice...

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