Interfaith

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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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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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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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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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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Army Disinvites Franklin Graham From National Day Of Prayer Event

April 22, 2010

Author: Luis Martinez

Source: ABC News

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/04/army-disinvites-franklin-graham-from-national-day-of-prayer-event.html

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...

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Religious Differences Fuel Custody Battles

April 18, 2010

Author: Lisa Donovan

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/2171366,CST-NWS-custody18.article

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?

...

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Campaign Seeks to Eliminate Religious Discrimination In Workplace

April 18, 2010

Author: Nikki Roberti

Source: Axcess News

http://www.axcessnews.com/index.php/articles/show/id/20010

When Zainab Al-Suwaij's interviewer asked in a displeased tone if she wore her head scarf every day, Al-Suwaij knew her job interview was over.

Many Muslim women wear hijabs in accordance with their faith, but these practices can restrict their chances to find jobs.

Now she is executive director of the American Islamic...

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Dallas’ Cathedral Of Hope Puts Final Beams Into Place for Interfaith Peace Chapel

April 16, 2010

Author: David Taffet

Source: Dallas Voice

http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2010/apr/16/dallas-cathedral-hopes-interfaith-peace-chapel/?refscroll=984

The final beams for the $3.7 million Interfaith Peace Chapel at Cathedral of Hope were hoisted into place on Wednesday, April 14.

The chapel is part of a larger design by architect Philip Johnson that was his major project before his...

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Interfaith Cricket Scheme Praised In Leeds

April 15, 2010

Author: Simon Rocker

Source: The Jewish Chronicle

http://www.thejc.com/community/community-life/30443/interfaith-cricket-scheme-praised-leeds

An interfaith cricket scheme launched by Leeds Jewish Representative Council has been showcased nationally as a model of bridge-building between communities.

It is the recipient of a £12,000 "Faith in Action" grant from the government-sponsored Community...

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Survey Finds Africa Is Most Religious Part Of World

April 15, 2010

Author: Chika Oduah

Source: The Pew Forum/Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=19969

Researchers say they've found the most religious place on Earth -- between the southern border of the Sahara Desert and the tip of South Africa.

Religion is "very important" to more than three-quarters of the population in 17 of 19 sub-Saharan nations, according to a new survey.

In contrast, in the United States, the world's...

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