Interfaith

HPD Investigating Possible Hate Crime At Mosque

October 8, 2009

Author: Lindsay Wise

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/new/6658660.html

The FBI and Houston police are investigating a possible hate crime after someone scrawled anti-Islamic remarks on the wall of a southwest Houston mosque.

About 4 p.m. Wednesday, an unidentified man entered the Turkish Center Mosque at 9301 W. Bellfort and wrote hateful phrases about Islam and Muslims on the...

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New Interfaith Group Speaks Up

October 7, 2009

Author: Miles Unterreiner

Source: The Stanford Daily

http://www.stanforddaily.com/cgi-bin/?p=1033836

Two Stanford undergraduates launched a student-led organization last week dedicated to promoting constructive interfaith dialogue — a move proving to be particularly timely in the wake of Friday night’s vandalism at Hillel House.

Faiths Acting In Togetherness and Hope (F.A.I.T.H.) held its first meeting on Sept. 29 in what co-...

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Leaders And Scholars Discuss Interfaith Challenges

October 7, 2009

Author: Lauren Burgoon

Source: Georgetown University News

http://explore.georgetown.edu/news/?ID=45111

World political and religious leaders -- including former British prime minister Tony Blair -- called for believers to seize upon interfaith commonalities to address global issues of peace and security at a two-day conference on Muslim-Christian relations this week.

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At Blessing Of the Waves In Huntington Beach, a Sad Reminder

October 5, 2009

Author: Nicole Santa Cruz

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-waves-blessing5-2009oct05,0,6469834.story?track=rss

With the sun peeking out through scattered clouds Sunday morning, hundreds of people gathered inches from Huntington Beach's waters to celebrate the ocean through song and prayer.

The Blessing of the Waves is an annual celebration that includes...

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Interfaith Gathering Tackles City Issues

October 5, 2009

Author: Stephanie Veale

Source: Democrat and Chronicle

http://rocnow.com/article/local-news/2009910050309

The key to solving some of Rochester’s most pernicious problems lies in increased collaboration across faith, racial and geographical boundaries, Episcopal Bishop Prince Singh said Sunday at an interfaith service downtown.

The service was part of the city’s ongoing 175th anniversary celebration. Singh, who is bishop of the...

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Revellers Flock to Diwali Celebration

October 5, 2009

Author: David Trayner

Source: Evening Telegraph

http://www.northantset.co.uk/news/Revellers-flock-to-Diwali-celebration.5702424.jp

A colourful display of singing, dancing and fireworks was enjoyed by Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists at the county's biggest Diwali celebration.

About 200 people crowded into the Swansgate Centre in Wellingborough yesterday to see the Diwali lights switched on in the Market Square and...

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Area Doctors Of Various Faiths Back Changes to Aid Patients

October 3, 2009

Author: David Yonke

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091003/NEWS10/910030376/0/SPORTS12

As the nation continues to debate health-care reform, some local physicians are hoping for changes that will help them better align their religious and professional concerns.

When taking the Hippocratic Oath, physicians vow "to keep the good of the patient as the...

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WCC Leaders Stress Importance Of Interfaith Encounters

October 3, 2009

Author: Jenna Lyle

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20091003/world-council-of-churches-sees-honesty-as-basis-for-interfaith-encounters/index.html

Both the incoming and outgoing heads of the World Council of Churches this week stressed honesty as the basis upon which people of different faiths can have meaningful encounters.

Speaking...

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Religious Illiteracy Alarms Educators

October 2, 2009

Author: Graeme Hamilton

Source: National Post

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=2061004

Half of American high-school seniors surveyed recently thought Sodom and Gomorrah were a married couple. A McGill University professor's reference to the patience of Job drew blank stares from students in his religion course. An art history teacher in France found children were mystified by the "strange bird" (a dove representing the Holy Ghost)...

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Geneva Meeting Seeks Greater Understanding Among Religions

October 1, 2009

Author: P.K. Abdul Ghafour

Source: Arab News

http://arabnews.com/?page=1&section=0&article=126934&d=1&m=10&y=2009

The latest international conference on interfaith dialogue — the fourth in a series initiated by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah — began here on Wednesday with a call for greater understanding among the followers of different religions and culture in order to promote human welfare and world...

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Students Of All Faiths Make Their Marks On Campus

October 1, 2009

Author: Kelly Sawyers

Source: The Hoya

http://guide.thehoya.com/node/136

It’s hard to imagine Georgetown without religion — but while the university prides itself on its Jesuit identity, the students who populate the Hilltop fall within a broad spectrum of religious affiliations.

Georgetown’s Jesuit identity makes for a very active religious atmosphere on campus and Georgetown’s motto, utraque unum, or “both one,”...

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Hillel Garden to Encourage Interfaith Dialogue

September 30, 2009

Author: Dana Cetrone

Source: The Diamondback

http://www.diamondbackonline.com/news/hillel-garden-to-encourage-interfaith-dialogue-1.587775

While President Barack Obama conducts talks over a beer, Jesse Yurow, the Student Government Association’s agricultural legislator, is trying to start interfaith dialogue over a garden.

Yurow, a senior environmental science and policy major, began a garden...

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