Interfaith

Hindus & Jews Urge Norway to Treat Various Religions Equally In Schools

April 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Media for Freedom

http://www.mediaforfreedom.com/ReadArticle.asp?ArticleID=15589

Rajan Zed, acclaimed Hindu statesman; and Rabbi Jonathan B. Freirich, prominent Jewish leader in Nevada and California in USA; in a joint statement, said that syllabus of subject “Christian knowledge and religious and ethical education”, taught in Norwegian primary and lower secondary schools, was firmly based in the...

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Parish Hosts Buddhist, Hindu New Year Celebrations

April 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.indiancatholic.in/news/storydetails.php/11947-1-10-Parish-hosts-Buddhist,-Hindu-new-year-celebrations

A Catholic parish recently organized a celebration of the Hindu and Buddhist new year to foster religious harmony among villagers.

“It is unusual that Hindu-Buddhist celebrations are organized on the premises of a...

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Yemen's Jews Uneasy As Muslim Hostility Grows

April 26, 2009

Author: Hamza Hendawi

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/26/AR2009042601249.html

In this village in northern Yemen, where a kosher butcher slaughters chickens and the school bus carries young boys in side curls along a dirt track to their Hebrew studies, one of the oldest Jewish communities in the Arab world is...

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College Experience Tests Students' Faith

April 26, 2009

Author: Nicole Frail and Andrew Seaman

Source: The Beacon

http://www.wilkesbeacon.com/news/college-experience-tests-students-faith-1.1733046

As a practicing Muslim, Silvia Silvi is expected to pray five specific times each day and fast during certain times of the year. However, since beginning college at Wilkes University in 2006, Silvi has admitted to skipping prayers due to classes and other school-related obligations...

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Student Group Promotes Unity Among Different Religions

April 26, 2009

Author: Isaiah Potts

Source: The Minnesota Daily

http://www.mndaily.com/2009/04/26/student-group-promotes-unity-among-different-religions

From April 26-24, the Panoramic Interfaith Effusion hosted a conference focused on interfaith training for students of different religious backgrounds.

The different religions included Baha’i , Catholicism, Baptist, Judaism and Islam. The religious groups...

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Interfaith 'FestivALL' Offers Assistance, Entertainment

April 25, 2009

Author: John A. Torres

Source: Florida Today

http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20090425/NEWS01/904250319/1006

Organizers of a festival Sunday said they can't remember an event that showcased Muslims, Hindus, Jews, Baptists, Catholics and other faiths working together for one cause.

Organized by the Brevard Interfaith Coalition and sponsored by the Brevard County Department of Housing and Human Services and the United Way of...

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A Spiritual Journey: Connecticut Christian Embraces Bahai

April 24, 2009

Author: Peggy Fletcher Stack

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/faith/ci_12209648

Jordan Dez loved worshipping at her big, white-steepled Connecticut church. She felt embraced by the liberal United Church of Christ congregation of her youth. It felt natural and right and fit in with her sense of God's love. She was baptized at 13 because, as she says, everyone around was a Christian.

That was her religious cocoon.

Yet, like...

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Malaysia Tackles Child Conversion

April 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8014025.stm

Malaysia has banned the religious conversion of children without both parents' consent, local media reports.

The announcement by new Prime Minister Najib Razak is being seen as a major step in easing ethnic tensions in the predominately Muslim country.

It follows a string of legal rows in which converts to Islam changed their children's...

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Jews And Muslims Succeed In Bid to Avoid Post-Mortems

April 22, 2009

Author: Jerome Taylor

Source: The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/jews-and-muslims-succeed-in-bid-to-avoid-postmortems-1672110.html

Bereaved families will be allowed to pay for pathologists to perform body scans on their loved ones to establish cause of death if they object to post-mortems for religious reasons, the Government announced yesterday.

Jewish...

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ELCA Presiding Bishop, Other U.S. Religion Leaders Meet With King Of Jordan

April 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2009/04/msg00127.html

Four U.S. religious leaders -- two Christian and two Muslim -- met with King Abdullah II of Jordan here April 20 to discuss specific topics about the Middle East. The topics included the current conflict between Israelis and Palestinians with a focus on concerns for Jerusalem, deepening Muslim-Christian relationships and the future of Arab Christianity in the Middle East, said...

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Sikh Community Celebrates 20 Years Of Its Involvement With Interfaith Conference In Washington

April 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/sikh-community-celebrates-20-years-its-involvement-interfaith-conference-washington

On March 29th, 2009 Guru Gobind Singh foundation based in Rockville, MD celebrated 20 years of its Inter Faith journey by being involved in the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington (IFC). Many faith leaders came to share their...

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Religious Groups Join Forces to Advocate Care Of Creation

April 21, 2009

Author: Kristen Moulton

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_12160107

Before she left St. Mark's Cathedral, where she was canon pastor for more than five years before retiring in February, the Rev. Diana Johnson helped her parish take a few small, green steps.

The St. Mark's Episcopal community traded its incandescent light bulbs for compact fluorescent bulbs and swapped out an old refrigerator and a boiler for new,...

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