Interfaith

Different Faiths Gather to Mark Annual Interfaith Celebration

November 23, 2009

Author: Isadora Vail

Source: The Austin-American Statesman

http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/2009/11/23/1123thanksgiving.html

This wasn't a typical church service.

The 25th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service and Celebration on Sunday began with a Muslim chant and the blowing of a ram's horn from the second floor of the First Baptist Church of Austin. Dancers leading a...

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Visitors Taken On Journey Through History Of Faiths

November 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Derby Telegraph

http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/news/Visitors-taken-journey-history-faiths/article-1534648-detail/article.html

A parade of glow-sticks lit a trail around a Derby park in a celebration of the city’s different faiths.

As visitors walked around the path at the Arboretum, in Normanton, on Saturday evening, [N]ov 21 they found...

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Catholic Teachers Find Themselves Intensely Immersed In Jewish History

November 23, 2009

Author: Corina Knoll

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs23-2009nov23,0,4185069.story

The challah was blessed, the Manischewitz wine was poured, the candles were lighted. It could have been any Shabbat dinner in Los Angeles, were it not for the fact that it took place midweek and the room was full of Catholic schoolteachers.

The 34 teachers were participants in Bearing Witness...

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Majorities Reject Banning Defamation Of Religion: 20 Nation Poll

November 23, 2009

Source: Yahoo News

http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20091123/pl_usnw/DC15602

As the UN General Assembly prepares to debate a proposal calling for nations to take action against the defamation of religion, majorities in 13 of 20 nations polled around the world support the right to criticize a religion.

On average, across all countries polled, 57% of respondents agree that "people should be allowed to publicly criticize a religion because people should have freedom...

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UN Resolution On Iran Sends Powerful Message On Human Rights

November 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/738

The approval today of a strongly worded resolution on human rights in Iran sends a powerful signal to the Iranian government that the world is gravely concerned about how Iran treats its citizens, said the Baha'i International Community.

The resolution, approved by a vote of 74 to 48 by the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, expressed "deep concern at serious ongoing...

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Christians, Jews And Muslims Back Charter for Compassion Auckland - Rasheed Memorial Trust

November 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Voxy

http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/christians-jews-and-muslims-back-charter-compassion-auckland-rasheed-memorial-tr/5/30826

A group of about 40 people gathered at the Ponsonby Mosque to celebrate the launch of the Charter for Compassion on 15 November. The meeting was organised by Aarif Rasheed representing the Rasheed Memorial Trust and Dave Moskovitz...

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Students Adjust Religious Values to Accommodate College Life

November 20, 2009

Author: Graham Rogers

Source: The Tufts Daily

http://www.tuftsdaily.com/students-adjust-religious-values-to-accommodate-college-life-1.2093123

Most students probably do not arrive on the Hill their freshman year expecting to be enveloped in religious fervor. Indeed, popular perceptions of college hedonism don’t seem conducive to quiet spiritual reflection, and students suddenly confronted with the...

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City Celebrates Interfaith Week

November 19, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sheffield Telegraph

http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/City-celebrates-interfaith-week.5837465.jp

Sheffield has been joining celebrations of the first interfaith week in the UK. Pupils from across the city took part in displays of unity and activities included Burngreave hosting a day of 'Faith, Work and Food in Fellowship', co-ordinated by Burngreave Ashram.

More than...

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Muslims And Hindus Find Common Ground In College

November 18, 2009

Author: Courtney Bowerman

Source: United Press International

http://www.upi.com/Features/Culture_Society/2009/11/18/Muslims-and-Hindus-find-common-ground-in-college/12584872894928/

Despite a long history of political and religious strife in India, Hindus and Muslims studying at Michigan State University say ethnic similarities are helping them overcome traditional differences....

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Candles Lit At Jewish Centre for Mumbai Attacks Victims

November 18, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jlom3-NbKJ1eT6p34vmeY88gzkPA

Faith leaders on Tuesday gathered at a Jewish religious and cultural centre in Mumbai to light candles to those who died in last year's deadly terror attacks on the city.

The candles were lit after a moment of silence to remember the six people...

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Plans for Multifaith Center In the Works

November 17, 2009

Author: Laura Smith

Source: The Pendulum

http://www.elon.edu/pendulum/Story.aspx?id=2978

In about two years, Elon University students will be able to take a larger part in religious life on campus.

Faculty and students are currently in the planning process for a multifaith center, which would accommodate all different religions as well as religious organizations on campus.

Vice President and Dean of Student Life Smith Jackson and music...

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Exhibition: Extraordinary Faiths And Traditions Practised Across Britain

November 17, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/exhibition-extraordinary-faiths-and-traditions-practised-across-britain-1822174.html

Beautiful photographs by journalist Jeremy Hunter are to be exhibited in London today in celebration of religious diversity. 

From pagan horn dancers in Staffordshire to...

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Muslim Neighbours Attend a Hindu Marriage Ceremony In Jammu And Kashmir

November 17, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/india-news/muslim-neighbours-attend-a-hindu-marriage-ceremony-in-jammu-and-kashmir_100276076.html

Hundreds of Muslims attended a Hindu marriage ceremony here on Monday.

Gatoo, the only Hindu Pundit family residing in the area dominated by Muslims, received a lot of help and support...

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