Interfaith

Hindus Suggest Interfaith Prayers At Michael Jackson's Public Memorial Service

July 6, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Sentinel

http://www.worldsentinel.com/articles/view/108847

Hindus have suggested interfaith prayers at the public memorial service for entertainment icon Michael Jackson, reportedly planned to be held on July seven in Los Angeles.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, suggested that as Michael Jackson belonged to the whole world and he did provide "joy" to the citizens of...

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Religion Comes to Environment’s Rescue

July 5, 2009

Author: Chetan Chauhan

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/Print.aspx?Id=cb3a0662-b810-40ce-8525-647fddbf7929

Where political leaders have failed to come up with a plan to save the planet from global warming, religious leaders have succeeded.

On July 6, Islamic leaders from over 50 Muslim countries, including heads of states of Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, will...

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Rick Warren Calls On Muslims And Christians to Work Together

July 4, 2009

Author: Jessica Terrell

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/warren-convention-muslims-2483889-interfaith-want

Speaking to a crowd of nearly 8,000 Muslims at the Islamic Society of North America's annual convention in Washington D.C., Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren called on Muslims and Christians to form an interfaith coalition to combat prejudice and stereotypes.

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Lead Us to Tweet, And Forgive the Trespassers

July 4, 2009

Author: Paul Vitello

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/05/technology/internet/05twitter.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

Things went smoothly for the first hour of the Twitter experiment at Trinity Church in Manhattan on Good Friday in April.

While hundreds of worshipers watched the traditional dramatization of the Crucifixion from pews in the church, one of New York’s oldest...

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Religion-Brazil: Intolerance Denounced At UN

July 3, 2009

Author: Fabiana Frayssinet

Source: IPS News

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=47527

"Ialorixá" Gilda died of a massive heart attack in 1999 after members of a pentecostal church swarmed into her temple and hit her over the head with a Bible. Her death drew attention to the growing religious intolerance in Brazil, which was denounced this week at the United Nations.

The sectarianism especially targets religions of African origin, as in the...

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Faiths Compete On Turkish TV Show

July 3, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8132320.stm

A Turkish game show is challenging atheists to reassess their views and win "the biggest prize ever".

Penitents Compete will bring together an Islamic imam, a Jewish rabbi, a Buddhist monk and a Greek Orthodox priest seeking to convert the atheists.

The prize for any converted contestants is an expenses-paid pilgrimage to a holy site of their chosen...

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Senegal Hosts Religious Tolerance Conference

July 3, 2009

Author: Anne Look

Source: VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-07-03-voa43.cfm

Despite being majority Muslim, Senegal is a known for its religious tolerance. Muslims, Christians, Jews and adherents to traditional African beliefs came together in Dakar to discuss what tensions remain in Senegal as well as what lessons the country may hold for other nations embroiled in religious conflict.

Senegal's reputation for profound religious...

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