Interfaith

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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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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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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Service a Bonding Of Faiths, Environment

April 25, 2010

Author: Isadora Vail

Source: Austin American-Statesman

http://www.statesman.com/news/local/service-a-bonding-of-faiths-environment-621742.html

In the heart of downtown Austin on Sunday afternoon, people from different faiths gathered near a small fountain and meditation labyrinth for a ceremony to deepen their commitment to the environment.

Organizers at the Austin Interfaith Environmental Network said...

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Hundreds Gather for 7th Annual Phila. Interfaith Peace Walk

April 25, 2010

Author: Mike Dougherty

Source: KYW

http://www.kyw1060.com/pages/6886486.php?

Despite different religious beliefs -- and the unfavorable weather -- hundreds gathered for the 7th annual Philadelphia Interfaith Peace Walk.

The walk stopped at mosques, churches and synagogues to help people come to understand how other's worship.

Jim McGovern helps organize the event:

"I think of it as God, our father, and there's different paths to him. And...

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Atheists, Religious Groups Lobby On Day Of Prayer

April 24, 2010

Author: Todd Richmond

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hWiD9zVD5IijUKfLEQzg-1jMWLTAD9F911PG0

To pray or not to pray? That's the issue government leaders across the country are facing after a federal judge ruled that the National Day of Prayer set for May 6 was unconstitutional.

The ruling can't take effect until all...

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Army Disinvites Franklin Graham From National Day Of Prayer Event

April 22, 2010

Author: Luis Martinez

Source: ABC News

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The Army has disinvited Christian evangelist Franklin Graham from speaking at the Pentagon’s National Day of Prayer service on May 6 because of his past controversial comments about Islam. In 2001, the son of the evangelist Billy Graham described Islam as evil and said last year that  he found it to be “a very violent religion...

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Ann Arbor Area Women Help Co-Author a Book Crossing Interfaith Boundaries

April 22, 2010

Author: Pam Stout

Source: AnnArbor.com

http://www.annarbor.com/faith/friendship-and-faith-local-women-co-author-a-book-crossing-interfaith-boundaries/

When people dare to cross cultural and interfaith boundaries, the results can be powerful. A group of women from multiple faith traditions chronicle their intimate personal stories in a new book, Friendship & Faith: The WISDOM...

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Religious Differences Fuel Custody Battles

April 18, 2010

Author: Lisa Donovan

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

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Their divorce was settled three years ago, but there they were Friday, back in Cook County Domestic Relations Court, this time fighting over a contentious religious issue:

Could a devout Jewish mother force her ex-husband, who isn't Jewish, to feed their 7-year-old son kosher food when he has the boy?

And couldn't the judge please also make Nelson...

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