Interfaith

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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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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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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Well-Attended National Day Of Prayer Celebration In San Rafael Promotes Understanding And Unity

May 6, 2010

Author: Christian Goepel

Source: Marin Independent Journal

http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_15032413

Amid controversy about the constitutionality of the National Day of Prayer, members of Marin congregations gathered in record numbers Thursday to find common ground and inspiration at an interfaith prayer breakfast.

"I think people are seeking something in these tough times ... they are looking for something with a message and meaning," said the...

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Catholics And Buddhists Join In Quake Aid Effort

May 5, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CathNews Asia

http://www.cathnewsasia.com/2010/05/05/catholics-and-buddhists-join-in-quake-aid-effort/

Catholic relief workers are cooperating with Tibetan Buddhist lamas to bring relief aid to the earthquake victims in Qinghai province.

By the end of April, the joint operations had delivered five electricity generators and 30 tons of fresh vegetables to Yushu county, the...

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Many Religious Faiths Represented On Prayer Day

May 5, 2010

Author: Mirko Petricevic

Source: The Record

http://news.therecord.com/News/Local/article/706801

Angela Nicolini stood to the side as representatives of various religious faiths took turns approaching the microphone to pray.

Afterward, she was pleased with how the Abilene Interfaith Council’s participation in the National Day of Prayer had gone. She was especially pleased that the group had been able to show “what it means to...

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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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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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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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