Interfaith

'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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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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