Interfaith

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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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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National Day Of Prayer Events Overshadowed By Politics

April 20, 2009

Author: Adelle M. Banks

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=17939

Every year between 2001 and 2008, former President Bush's calendar was cleared on the first Thursday in May to mark the National Day of Prayer in the White House East Room with prominent evangelicals.

Now the Obama White House is facing questions of inside-the-Beltway etiquette: Should Obama maintain the open door to conservative critics...

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Rochester Community Seeks More Interfaith Dialogue

April 20, 2009

Author: Mark Hare

Source: Democratandchronicle.com

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20090420/NEWS01/904200322/1002/NEWS

Had liberation come two weeks later, "I wouldn't be here," said Holocaust survivor Steven Hess. Survival, he said, was a matter of chance.

Hess was among several survivors who told their stories for a first-of-its-kind joint Jewish-Christian program called "The Two Thousand Year Road...

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Hindu Baccalaureate Service Revives Ancient Traditions

April 20, 2009

Author: Jane Tors

Source: Nevada News

http://www.unr.edu/nevadanews/templates/details.aspx?articleid=4998&zoneid=15

A unique Hindu Baccalaureate Service was held at the University of Nevada, Reno on April 11. A Tilak or religious mark was applied on students’ foreheads and the graduating students touched the feet of a Swami or monk to seek his blessings.

Swami Vedananda, a well-known Hindu monk from...

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Ukrainian Jewish, Muslim Leaders Meet

April 19, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: JTA

http://jta.org/news/article/2009/04/19/1004462/ukrainian-jewish-muslim-leaders-meet

Jewish and Muslim leaders in Ukraine agreed to hold an interfaith conference later this year.

The leaders met Thursday to discuss having more interfaith contact and joint efforts to counteract religious extremism and hate crimes in Ukraine.

Ukrainian lawmaker Alexander Feldman,...

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India's All-Important Muslim Vote

April 19, 2009

Author: Suvojit Bagchi

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7998819.stm

The Indian government's "war against terror" may cost the Congress party dearly in the election.

Arrests and alleged extrajudicial killings of Muslim youths have angered many in the Islamic community.

"People in power have branded us as terrorists and used us as a vote bank, this cannot go on," said the all-powerful cleric of Delhi's Jama...

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Egypt Officially Changes Rules for ID Cards

April 17, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bahá’í World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story/707

Egypt’s Ministry of Interior this week published a decree that allows individuals to obtain government documents without identifying themselves as belonging to a particular religion.

The decree is the result of a recent Egyptian Supreme Administrative Court ruling – in a case involving Baha’is – that on government ID cards and...

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Jordan’s Evangelicals Hope Centre Leads to Recognition

April 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The National

http://www.thenational.ae/article/20090416/FOREIGN/371299798/1011/NEWS

The dedication of the the World Baptist Alliance’s new baptism centre at Bethany-Beyond-the-Jordan last month was more than just an ordinary religious celebration.

For many of the country’s nearly 10,000 evangelicals, it was seen as a step towards governmental recognition of them as a Christian...

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Armed Forces Hindu Conference Welcomes Personnel

April 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Army News

http://www.army.mod.uk/news/13807.aspx

Hindus from the three armed forces gathered at Birmingham's Shree Geeta Bhawan temple, Birmingham, on Wednesday 8 April, to hear speakers from their own and other faiths at the annual Armed Forces Hindu Conference.

Organiser Armed Forces Hindu Chaplain Acharya Krishan Kant Attri welcomed guests and representatives from each of the services, who addressed the audience and...

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