Interfaith

Billboard Campaign Takes Aim At National Day Of Prayer

May 4, 2010

Author: Mark Barna

Source: Colorado Springs Gazette

http://www.gazette.com/articles/national-98160-aim-prayer.html

Colorado Springs’ reputation as a stronghold of Christian conservatism has created a backlash in the form of reoccurring billboards sponsored by groups that support the separation of church and state.

The latest billboard campaign in the Springs is funded by the Freedom From Religion Foundation...

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Show Of Strength Against Symbols Of Hate

May 3, 2010

Author: Keith Edwards

Source: The Kennebec Journal

http://www.kjonline.com/news/show-of-strength-against-symbols-of-hate_2010-05-02.html

A swastika amateurishly scrawled in blue paint and stretching across both lanes of Outer Highland Avenue, near a Jewish family's home, should not be taken as representative of the community, several church leaders said Sunday.

Nor should it be taken lightly.

"When...

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Odyssey Networks Adds Six New Members to Its Ranks

May 3, 2010

Author: Mary Dickey

Source: Christian Newswire

http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/9167513780.html

Six distinguished organizations and three notable individuals from the worlds of faith and media have recently been admitted to membership in Odyssey Networks. They join 52 other members of the 23-year-old non-profit multi-faith organization, whose mission is to promote tolerance and to support causes such as peace and social justice. Odyssey...

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Malaysia Top Court Hears Landmark Religious Dispute

May 3, 2010

Author: Razak Ahmad

Source: Reuters

http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-48177820100503

Malaysia's highest court began proceedings on Monday on a landmark inter-religious child custody dispute whose outcome could further raise political tension in this mainly Muslim country.

The Federal Court heard objections by lawyers representing an ethnic Indian couple fighting each other for custody of their two children and...

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Hinduism Is Focus Of Meeting Of Religious Leaders

May 3, 2010

Author: Richard Newman

Source: North Jersey

http://www.northjersey.com/news/bergen/92647654_At_interfaith_event__host_offers_clarity_on_Hindu_view_of_God.html

"Gods, gods, gods," said theologian Rita Sherma, in a mildly exasperated tone. "Gods with an 's,' " she said.

That is the most common misperception in the non-Hindu world, she said: that Hindus believe in more than one god...

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Unexpected Hurdles At Jewish-Muslim Day Of Service

May 2, 2010

Author: Rashi Kesarwani

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/news/students-246884-new-horizon.html

It might not have been the Mideast peace process, yet good intentions still went awry Sunday when students from a Jewish school were unable to volunteer alongside students from a Muslim day school for an interfaith day of service.

Fifth- and sixth-graders from University Synagogue in Irvine, unaware of an O.C...

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Religious Leaders, Peace Activists Pray, Chant, Sing for Nuclear Disarmament

May 2, 2010

Author: Lynette Wilson

Source: Episcopal Life Online

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/79425_121958_ENG_HTM.htm

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori was among religious leaders and activists gathered in New York May 2 at the Church Center for the United Nations for "For Peace and Human Needs Disarm Now!" -- an interfaith convocation for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

"It's a very important witness by many, many faith...

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A Religious Take On Climate Change

May 1, 2010

Author: Larry B. Stammer

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/may/01/local/la-me-beliefs-green-20100501

Were it not for the setting in a stately Romanesque cathedral near downtown Los Angeles, the gathering might have been mistaken for a political rally.

Many of the 90 people present signed cards to California's two U.S. senators urging them to support legislation to roll back greenhouse gas...

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Faith Members Unite

April 29, 2010

Author: Saadia Khan

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=1109

Recently, the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles hosted a "Meet the Faiths" forum moderated by Tavis Smiley of PBS. The panel included Pastor Rick Warren (Saddleback Church), Rabbi David Wolpe (Sinai Temple), Reverend Cecil "Chip" Murray, and Najeeba Syeed-Miller (Claremont School of Theology).

The conversation was centered around the effectiveness of interfaith...

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Mojave Cross Case: a Signal On Religious Symbols

April 28, 2010

Author: Mark Sherman

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g8QO_ctQm-Ud4QJtkds1JkQu1-YQD9FCCASG2

The Supreme Court's conservative majority signaled a greater willingness to allow religious symbols on public land Wednesday, a stance that could have important implications for future church-state disputes.

By a 5-4 vote, the...

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Elon Weighs Options In Starting Multifaith Center

April 27, 2010

Author: Rachel Southmayd

Source: The Pendulum

http://www.elon.edu/pendulum/Story.aspx?id=3781

A committee of Elon University students, faculty and staff are working toward the building of a new facility on campus where everyone can learn about, practice and celebrate their religion.

As part of Elon's strategic plan, The Elon Commitment, a new multifaith center is in the works and will be constructed within the next 10 years.

The...

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Ban Issues Call for Religious Leaders to Foster Dialogue Between Cultures

April 27, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: UN News Centre

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=34497&Cr=Religion&Cr1=

Religious leaders have a vital part to play in promoting dialogue between different cultures and societies at a time when globalization has left many people feeling discontented, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has told an international gathering of leaders.

In a message to the two-day World Summit of...

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