Interfaith

Interfaith Group Collaborating Efforts Against Malaria

April 28, 2009

Author: Megan Brauner

Source: Adventist News Network

http://news.adventist.org/2009/04/post-1.html

Members of faith groups from around the world, including representatives from the Seventh-day Adventist Church, are coordinating efforts to slow the spread of and eventually eradicate malaria.

The One World Against Malaria Summit met April 24 in Washington, D.C. to discuss methods of partnering with government organizations and also between various...

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Field Trip Of World Religions Doesn't Go Far

April 27, 2009

Author: Joe Mozingo

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs27-2009apr27,0,2546661.story

In his quest to have students experience firsthand how people around the world worship, Varun Soni, the dean of religious life at USC, did not start up some expensive study-abroad program. He just ventured a few blocks from campus.

Within a square mile, he and his staff discovered 67 places of...

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Study Explores Reasons People Change Faiths

April 27, 2009

Author: Meredith Heagney

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

http://www.columbusdispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2009/04/27/pewforum.html?sid=101

A new report released today explores how and why Americans move from one faith to another, from religion to no religion, and sometimes, back again.

Most people raised without a religious affiliation now belong to a religion, according to the Pew...

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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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Gujarat Muslims the 'Living Dead'

April 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8011615.stm

Muslims in India's Gujarat state who bore the brunt of religious riots in 2002 say they have been abandoned by the political parties. The BBC's Soutik Biswas met some riot victims ahead of the general election in the state.

The acrid smell of burning oil singes your nose and eyes as you walk into Bombay Hotel, a sprawling ghetto of Muslim-owned homes on...

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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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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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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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