Interfaith

Harvard Professor Diana Eck Urges Graduates to Embrace Religious Pluralism In the U.S. And Our World Today At 138th Berea College Commencement

May 23, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Berea College Public Relations

http://www.berea.edu/publicrelations/newsreleases/2010/20100523-heckspeaksatcommencement.asp

Speaking at Berea College’s 138th Commencement today, Dr. Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University, urged those graduating to become bridge builders in the religious landscape that makes the “Christian...

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"The Faith Club" Authors Promote Tolerance

May 23, 2010

Author: Samieh Shalash

Source: Daily Press

http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-nws-tolerance-20100523,0,304445.story

Ann Lynn Lipton, a Jew, was surprised when in a diversity training session, a classmate asked to stereotype her guessed she was a Catholic from New York.

When she asked what made him think she's Catholic, he told her "I was afraid that if I guessed you were a Jew that you'd be insulted."

A gasp...

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Interfaith Concert Showcases Religious Diversity

May 23, 2010

Author: Tom Joyce

Source: The York Daily Record

http://www.ydr.com/ci_15147169

The "Voices of Many Faiths" concert at Penn State York ended Sunday with an impromptu moment of interdenominational worship.

All of the attendees -- Christians, Buddhists, Baha'i, Unitarians and Latter Day Saints -- joined hands in a big circle to sing a rendition of "Let There Be Peace on Earth."

In India, Hindu And Muslim Men Make a Meal to Heal the Religious Divide

May 21, 2010

Author: Will Evans

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2010/0521/In-India-Hindu-and-Muslim-men-make-a-meal-to-heal-the-religious-divide

Ahmedabad, the Indian city from which Mahatma Gandhi led his nonviolent freedom struggle, has earned notoriety in recent decades for vicious religious violence between Hindus and Muslims....

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India Christian Schools Protest Over 'Hindu Move'

May 21, 2010

Author: Zubair Ahmed

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8697635.stm

Christian schools in the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay) have opposed a proposal by civic authorities to promote Hindu culture in classrooms.

They argue that plans to introduce Hindutva culture - or the Hindu way of life - into missionary schools is unconstitutional and unfair.

The proposal is now being considered by the Maharashtra state government...

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Interfaith Group Visits Mosque In Chino

May 21, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Press-Enterprise

http://www.pe.com/localnews/stories/PE_News_Local_N_ncenter22.13b66512.html

About 130 members of the Women's Interfaith Committee of Southern California, came to the Baitul Hameed Mosque in Chino for a tour and meeting with Imam Shamshad on Thursday

Organizers said Imam Shamshad took the guests inside the San Bernardino County-based mosque prayer hall and gave them an...

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Multiple Faiths Urge for Capture Of Mosque Bomber

May 20, 2010

Author: Tiffany Griffith

Source: WOKV

http://wokv.com/localnews/2010/05/multiple-faiths-urge-for-captu.html

Local Christians, Jews and Muslims are contributing to the reward money to find the man who bombed a Jacksonville mosque.

Bishop Wiley Tomlinson from New Covenant Ministries is among the local faith-based leaders who are showing support despite differences in beliefs with Jacksonville's Islamic Center. He's adding $5,...

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Dialogue Highlights Common Ground

May 17, 2010

Author: Barbara S. Rothschild

Source: Courier-Post

http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20100517/NEWS01/5170331/1006/news01

Close to a hundred South Jersey Catholics, Jews and Muslims convened Sunday to learn about each others' traditions -- beginning with a tri-faith dialogue on prayer and ending with a late afternoon feast of ethnic foods.

"Breaking Bread Together" is an annual interfaith panel sponsored by the...

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Interfaith Ceremony Offers Prayers for New Medical Center, Staffers

May 16, 2010

Author: Kristin Harty Barkley

Source: Cumberland Times-News

http://times-news.com/local/x334295042/Interfaith-ceremony-offers-prayers-for-new-medical-center-staffers

 Joyce Hedrick placed a drop of oil on the hand of each nurse and offered individual blessings.

“May the work of your hands bring healing to all the lives you touch,” Hedrick said Sunday afternoon during...

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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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