Interfaith

Football Unites Faiths In Highfields

June 18, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: InLoughborough.com

http://www.inloughborough.com/news/096296/Football%20unites%20faiths%20in%20Highfields

Officers from Spinney Hill Park police station swapped their uniforms for sports kits on Tuesday night (June 16) in support of a Multi-Faith Football Match in Highfields.

The match, which was organised by the St Philip’s Centre, brought together local community...

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Everyone In the Pool! (Not You, Guys)

June 17, 2009

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/everyone_in_the_pool_not_you_guys/

&amWhen Zahra Khan arrived at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from her native Ottawa, Canada, in 2005, she looked for a swimming pool where she wouldn’t have to worry about showing too much skin.

The only options were mixed-gender pools, which Khan felt would...

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Witches Claim Religious Discrimination After Church Ban

June 17, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/5558521/Witches-claim-religious-discrimination-after-church-ban.html

Sandra Davis - High Priestess at the Crystal Cauldron - had reserved Our Lady's Social Club in Shaw Heath, Stockport for her Pagan group's Annual Witches' Ball.

But when she rang to make payment arrangements she was...

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Hindus And Jews Unite On Capitol Hill In Rare Meeting Of Spiritual Leaders

June 17, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hafsite.org/?q=node/299

Several of Hinduism's most senior spiritual and religious leaders traveled from India to come together with Jewish leaders at Capitol Hill here yesterday in a rare meeting jointly organized by the the Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha (convened by Swami Dayananda Saraswati), American Jewish Committee (AJC), Hindu American Foundation (HAF) and World Council of Religious Leaders (WCORL)....

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"Three Young People Talk About Their Passion for Interfaith Dialogue," a Commentary by Vern Barnet

June 16, 2009

Author: Vern Barnet

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/644/story/1253436.html

Among the young people coming to Kansas City to learn about interfaith work are three who told me about their spiritual journeys.

They will join others, including adults with decades of experience in the field, June 25-28 at the conference of the North American Interfaith Network at Unity Village.

Joshua M. Z. Stanton of New York is...

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Catholic, Hindu Leaders Promote Harmony In Wake Of Anti-Christian Violence

June 15, 2009

Author: Babu Thomas

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20090615/catholic-hindu-leaders-promote-harmony-in-wake-of-anti-christian-violence/index.html

During an interfaith dialogue in Mumbai, Hindu and Catholic leaders denounced religious conversions and recent anti-Christian violence in Kandhamal district in India.

The two-day meeting...

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Sikh Funeral In Christian Church Denied

June 15, 2009

Author: Neil Corbett

Source: Abbotsford News

http://www.bclocalnews.com/fraser_valley/abbynews/news/48112377.html

Abbotsford’s Sevenoaks Alliance Church has drawn ire from the Indo-Canadian community, after refusing to allow a Sikh funeral to take place there.

Jasmer Singh ‘Sher’ Braich, a successful farmer in Abbotsford for more than 45 years, and with extended family in the Abbotsford-Mission area,...

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"Evil Among Us," a Commentary by Brittany Huckabee

June 15, 2009

Author: Brittany Huckabee

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brittany-huckabee/evil-among-us_b_215620.html

"I think Eldred Sasserine is the devil. I see it in his eyes."

A friend whispered those words to my mother more than 20 years ago, and she says they still send a chill down her spine.

Eldred Sasserine was a retired cattle rancher from Oklahoma who had made it his mission to...

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Interfaith Service Celebrates Water As Emblem Of Hope

June 14, 2009

Author: Molly Rossiter

Source: The Gazette

http://www.gazetteonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090614/NEWS/706149932/1006

Every speaker at an interfaith worship service Saturday in downtown Cedar Rapids brought a small container of water along to the podium.

Exactly one year after Eastern Iowa was bemoaning water and the rivers it flooded, the 60 people who gathered in the parking lot of First...

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Formal Opening Of Roxbury Mosque, Two Days Of Events Set for This Month

June 14, 2009

Author: Michael Paulson

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/06/14/roxbury_mosque_to_open_formally_this_month/

The long-awaited, much-debated new mosque in Roxbury Crossing is scheduled formally to open at the end of this month.

The Muslim American Society, which is operating the new Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, or ISBCC...

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Interfaith Gatherings Continue

June 13, 2009

Author: Carla Hinton

Source: NewsOK.com

http://newsok.com/interfaith-gatherings-continue/article/3377235

President Barack Obama’s recent speech to the Muslim world prompted a local Islamic leader to encourage people of all faiths to get to know one another better.

His suggestion prompted me to follow up on a group doing just that.

In fall, I told you about the Amazing Faiths Project, which brought together...

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Bigotry Alive for Christian Dalits

June 12, 2009

Author: Sunil Raman

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8090009.stm

Centuries ago, as their forefathers faced social and economic deprivation, many low-caste Hindus embraced Christianity.

But in one corner of southern India, their hopes for equality remain unfulfilled hundreds of years on. Called "pariahs", hundreds of Dalit Christians continue to face discrimination - not from Hindus but fellow Christians.

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