Interfaith

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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D.C. Center Teaches 6th-Graders About Islam

February 21, 2010

Author: Jamie Tarabay

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123946035

Most American schoolchildren learn about Islam in a social studies classroom. But at the Friends School in Baltimore, sixth-graders make their own mini-pilgrimage every year, to the Islamic Center in Washington, D.C.

As their bus rattles along the highway south to Washington, most of the kids are busy making up songs about each other....

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Voodoo Religion's Role In Helping Haiti's Quake Victims

February 21, 2010

Author: Henri Astier

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8517070.stm

A month before Haiti's devastating earthquake, prominent musician Theodore "Lolo" Beaubrun and a few friends were summoned by spirits who tried to warn them about the impending cataclysm.

"They told us to pray for Haiti because many people would die," says Mr Beaubrun -the frontman of the group Boukman Eksperyans.

"I thought it was about politics. I...

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Bomb Threat And Anti-Semitic Slur Delay Jewish-Themed Russian Opera Premiere

February 20, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: European Jewish Press

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.ejpress.org/article/news/42487

The premiere of a Jewish-themed opera in Saint Petersburg was delayed Thursday after an unknown person threatened to blow up the theatre, police said.   

The historic Mikhailovsky theatre had been due to present a staging of "The Jewess" by French composer Jacques Fromental Halevy when it received the...

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Curfew In Batala After Inter-Community Clashes

February 20, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2010/20100221/main3.htm

Members of the Christian and Hindu communities clashed and vandalised public property here today over publication of a picture of Jesus Christ in an allegedly objectionable manner by a Delhi-based publisher and at a welcome gate erected for Ram Navmi celebrations at Jalandhar recently.

Indefinite curfew was clamped in Batala after the town’s...

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Myths Obscure Voodoo, Source Of Comfort In Haiti

February 19, 2010

Author: Samuel G. Freedman

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/20/world/americas/20religion.html

Barely 18 hours after an earthquake devastated Haiti on Jan. 12, the Rev. Pat Robertson supplied a televised discourse on the nation’s history, theology and destiny. Haiti has suffered, he explained, because its rebellious slaves “swore a pact with the devil” to overthrow...

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Interfaith Service In Delray Beach Remembers Haiti Earthquake Victims

February 18, 2010

Author: Julius Whigham II

Source: The Palm Beach Post

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/interfaith-service-in-delray-beach-remembers-haiti-earthquake-251730.html

More than a month has passed since the earthquake that devastated Haiti, but many members of the local Haitian community are still coming to terms with the impact of the disaster, Joseph Bernadel said tonight before an interfaith...

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Canadian Pentecostal Performs Rare Multi-Faith Role At Games

February 18, 2010

Author: Douglas Todd

Source: The Vancouver Sun

http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Canadian+Pentecostal+performs+rare+multi+faith+role+Games/2579654/story.html

David Wells readily admits Pentecostal Christians are not exactly famous for leading multi-faith efforts.

After all, the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, which Wells heads, has close ties to the large Assemblies of God...

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Under Indonesia’s Surface, An Intricate Quilt Of Faiths

February 17, 2010

Author: Norimitsu Onishi

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/18/world/asia/18indo.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

As if on cue, the two Buddhist monks in saffron robes appeared one late afternoon recently, seemingly out of nowhere, to complete the picture of Indonesia’s religious past and present.

The visitors stood at the edge of a large fenced-off pit where a ninth-century Hindu temple had...

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Some Taoist Temples Prove All-Embracing

February 17, 2010

Author: Loa Iok-sin

Source: Taipei Times

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2010/02/17/2003466084

Walking into the three-story Glorious Pantheons (光正萬教宮) in Chiayi City, the temple looks similar to most other Taoist temples in the nation, with elaborately decorated pillars, a traditional roof and numerous statues of deities on the altars. However, upon taking a closer look at the altar, one difference becomes clear...

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Interfaith Day Of Service Builds Community Spirit

February 16, 2010

Author: Leonel Sanchez

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/feb/16/interfaith-day-service-builds-community-spirit/

More than 200 Christians, Muslims, Jews and other faithful from around the county gathered yesterday at Balboa Park to work for a common good. They cleaned up the place.

Along the way, they got to know each other better and drew wisdom from their...

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