Interfaith

Sikh Community Hosts Annual New Mexico Legislative Luncheon

January 25, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/sikh-community-hosts-annual-new-mexico-legislative-luncheon

Tuesday afternoon, January 19th, the New Mexico Sikh Community hosted its 16th annual New Mexico Legislative Luncheon to thank and honor the dedicated public servants of New Mexico for their hard work and service. Following Governor Bill Richardson’s address to a joint session of the...

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Haitians In the US Turn to Religion for Answers

January 24, 2010

Author: Dana Chivvis

Source: AOL News

http://www.sphere.com/nation/article/after-earthquake-haitians-in-the-us-turn-to-religion-for-answers/19328395

Since last week's earthquake, the Rev. Donelson Thevenin, a priest at the Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn, where many of New York's Haitians live, has been helping his congregation deal with the tragedy. He has prayed with them,...

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Family Opens Its Home to Spiritual Unity

January 24, 2010

Author: Niyaz Pirani

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/news/baha-230733-yazdi-people.html

Heads down and eyes closed, the people gathered in the Yazdi family living room are listening intently.

"These minds and spirits are exhilarated by the message of thy glad-tidings," a woman reads from a small prayer book. "Oh, God! Let this American democracy become glorious in spiritual degrees, even as it has...

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Church Council Duties Defined

January 24, 2010

Author: Bronislaus B. Kush

Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

http://www.telegram.com/article/20100124/NEWS/1240408/1101

Delegate members of the Massachusetts Council of Churches were challenged this weekend to continue to seek common ground in addressing the social, economic, and environmental problems racking the world. 

Additionally, they were urged to take a hard look at their own commitments to the ecumenical movement...

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Interfaith Prayer Service Held for Haiti

January 23, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: KCRG

http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/82524542.html

“Disaster comes and comes again, we dare not turn and walk away.”

The words, sung to the tune of the hymn, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God,” served as the theme of an interfaith prayer service for Haiti Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church, 220 40th St. NE, in Cedar Rapids.

The service was meant to “give a message to people that...

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Proposal Would Add Muslim Meals to Prison Fare

January 22, 2010

Author: E.J. Schultz

Source: The Fresno Bee

http://www.fresnobee.com/local/story/1792504.html

James Fredrick Menefield lost his freedom eight years ago when he was sent to prison for murdering his girlfriend. But the Pleasant Valley State Prison inmate says he should not lose the right to follow dietary rules that come with his strict Muslim faith.

The state of California is on the verge of agreeing with him.

In proposed regulations,...

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Keller Pastor's Multifaith Initiative Includes 'Trialogue' With Muslims, Jews

January 21, 2010

Author: Sam Hodges

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/city/fortworth/stories/012210dnmetinterfaith.3dfad3e.html

For some evangelical pastors, pushing the envelope means preaching without a tie, or having the congregation sing praise music instead of hymns.

But the Rev. Bob Roberts Jr., pastor of 3,000-member NorthWood Church in...

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Americans' Bias Against Jews, Muslims Linked, Poll Says

January 21, 2010

Author: Michelle Boorstein

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/20/AR2010012004488.html?hpid=moreheadlines

A poll about Americans' views on Islam concludes that the strongest predictor of prejudice against Muslims is whether a person holds similar feelings about Jews.

The Gallup poll, released Thursday, also finds that people who report...

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LA Mayor Holds Interfaith Census Breakfast

January 20, 2010

Author: Saadia Khan

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=1012#axzz0dMB4zuyA

This week, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa reminded the faith-based leaders that Los Angeles was the second most "under-counted" city in the 2000 Census. During the 210 Census Citywide Interfaith Breakfast, he told leaders of Muslim, Christian, Catholic, and Jewish communities many Los Angeles residents did not receive their fair share of...

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Local Baha'i Following Iranian Trial

January 20, 2010

Author: Tara Hagan

Source: The Observer

http://www.theobserver.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2268897

Members of the local Baha'i community are keeping a close eye on a controversial trial underway in Iran.

"We're deeply concerned," said Afsaneh Yazdani, secretary for the Baha'i community in Sarnia, where, members are praying for seven fellow Baha'is currently on trial.

The group -- two women and five men -- have been jailed since...

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