Interfaith

Another Inter-Faith Dialogue Between Christians And Hindus Soon

October 9, 2009

Author: Babu Thomas

Source: Christian Today

http://in.christiantoday.com/articles/another-inter-faith-dialogue-between-christians-and-hindus-soon/4606.htm

Another inter-faith dialogue between Hindus and Christians is soon to be underway in Mumbai. 

Following the June 12 meet this year, the two major religious groups are to come to the table again on January 2010, bringing to...

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Diverse Faith Groups Team Up to Help Disaster Victims

October 9, 2009

Author: Angela Abbamonte

Source: The Houston Chronicle/Religion News Service

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6660087.html

More than 20 faith-based organizations, from Scientologists to Buddhists to Catholics, have come together to produce a guide on addressing the spiritual and emotional needs of disaster victims.

The document was released by the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, an...

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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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Revellers Flock to Diwali Celebration

October 5, 2009

Author: David Trayner

Source: Evening Telegraph

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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 Market Street.

Members of the Indian community and passing...

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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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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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Muslim Cleric to Take Kumbh Dip

October 3, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Hindu

Wire Service: IANS

[thehindu.com/2009/10/03/stories/2009100355140700.htm]

 

A dip in the sacred river during the Maha Kumbh Mela is said to wash away all sins. A senior Muslim cleric who will perform the Hindu rite at the upcoming Maha Kumbh in Hardwar hopes it will also wash away differences between the two religions.

Kalbe Sadiq, a noted Shia cleric and senior vice-president of the All-India...

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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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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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