Interfaith

Singapore Taoist Federation Introduces Course to Raise Inter-Religious Understanding

February 27, 2010

Author: Dylan Loh

Source: Channel NewsAsia

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1040336/1/.html

The Singapore Taoist Federation has started a course to promote inter-religious understanding. 

It is the first formal programme by the Federation to help people learn more about Taoism.

Taoism is more than just performing rituals at temples, and this is what the Singapore...

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Obama Council Approves Recommendations to Reform, Expand Faith-Based Initiative

February 26, 2010

Author: David Waters

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/undergod/2010/02/obama_council_approves_recommendations_to_reform_expand_faith-based_initiative.html

As expected, President Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships approved a series of recommendations Friday aimed at reforming and...

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Forces Of Faith Gather for Inaugural Monash Forum

February 24, 2010

Author: Emma Schmidt

Source: Oakleigh Monash Leader

http://oakleigh-monash-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/forces-of-faith-gather-for-inaugural-monash-forum/

A potpourri of different faiths will join against religious intolerance this Thursday.

Representatives from faiths including Islam, Hinduism, Bahai, Buddhism and different denominations of Christianity will meet for Monash...

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Germany’s Mega Passion Play Is Back, And Jews Are Watching Carefully

February 24, 2010

Author: Niels Sorrells

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/germanys_mega_passion_play_is_back_and_jews_are_watching/

With its focus on the last days of Jesus’ life, a Passion play should, by its nature, arouse passions. But here, the world’s most famous Passion play keeps stirring the wrong kind.

As it has almost every 10 years since...

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Faith Community Rallies Around Sikhs

February 24, 2010

Author: Joanne Shuttleworth

Source: The Guelph Mercury

http://news.guelphmercury.com/News/Local/article/601721

The faith community is rallying around the Guelph Sikh Society as it faces backlash to its proposal to build a Sikh temple in Guelph’s south end.

Eleven United Church ministers have written a letter supporting the Sikh community and chastising those whose opposition to the temple is racially motivated.

“I...

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Pakistani Hindus to Miss Holi Celebrations

February 23, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Zee News

http://www.zeenews.com/news606456.html

The few Pakistani Hindus, who have made the federal capital their home, will miss splashing colours at each other as they brace up for a quiet Holi.

Many of the Hindus, most of whom are businessmen from Sindh province, have taken on Muslim names and lead rather discreet lives here. 

"We have two Eids, too. One is Diwali, the other is Holi. We celebrate both...

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Voodooists Attacked At Ceremony for Haiti Victims

February 23, 2010

Author: Paisley Dodds

Source: MSNBC

Wire Service: AP

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35541950/ns/world_news-haiti_earthquake/

Angry crowds in a seaside slum attacked a group of Voodoo practitioners Tuesday, pelting them with rocks and halting a ceremony meant to honor victims of last month's deadly earthquake.

Voodooists gathered in Cite Soleil where thousands of quake survivors live in tents and...

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Civil Rights And the Wartime Supreme Court

February 22, 2010

Author: Dawinder S. Sidhu

Source: Supreme Court of the United States Blog

http://www.scotusblog.com/2010/02/civil-rights-and-the-wartime-supreme-court/

The following essay was written for our Race and the Supreme Court event by Dawinder S. Sidhu, a founding director of the Discrimination and National Security Initiative at Harvard University.  Mr. Sidhu’s work focuses on discrimination against Muslim-...

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Study On Religion Finds Young Adults Less Affiliated But Not Less Believing

February 22, 2010

Author: Mitchell Landsberg

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs22-2010feb22,0,7143343.story?track=rss

Is faith losing its grip on the young?

That would be one way to read a new report by the respected Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, which found that more than one-quarter of Americans age 18 to 29 have no religious preference or affiliation, and fewer...

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MPAC Testifies Before Maryland State Legislature Supporting Workplace Religious Freedom Act

February 22, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=1041

Last week, Muslim Public Affairs Council Government Liaison Alejandro Beutel testified before the Maryland General Assembly's House Economic Matters Committee to express its support for the Maryland Workplace Religious Freedom Act (HB 381). MPAC testified alongside a coalition of Jewish, Christian and Sikh organizations.

Hindus And Muslims Offer Prayers for World Peace In Jammu

February 22, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: One India

http://news.oneindia.in/2010/02/22/hindusand-muslims-offer-prayers-for-world-peace-injammu.html

Shedding the barriers of faith, members of Hindu and Muslim communities offered prayers here on Sunday for world peace.

A group of ten priests conducted a Hindu fire ritual at the banks of Tawi river and it saw people from different faiths,...

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