Interfaith

Atheists Discuss Their Outlook, Relationships

April 4, 2009

Author: Holly Yan

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/DN-atheists_04met.ART.State.Edition1.4a53fd0.html

For 35 years, Terry McDonald was a devout Catholic, going to Catholic schools and participating in the parish council. Now he's recognized as something that confuses and even frightens some – he's an atheist.
...

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Patel: Mobilize Youth Toward Religious Pluralism

April 3, 2009

Author: Nan Hu

Source: The Daily Princetonian

http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/2009/04/03/23259/

The time has come to mobilize the ever-growing youth population to move toward religious pluralism and away from extremism, Eboo Patel said Thursday night in the second address of the Program on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations Spring Lecture Series.

The lecture, titled “Acts of Faith: Interfaith Leadership in a Time of...

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Priest Who Professed Islam Defrocked By Episcopal Church

April 2, 2009

Author: Adelle M. Banks

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=17820

An Episcopal priest who professed two years ago that she was also a practicing Muslim has been defrocked by the Episcopal Church.

Rhode Island Bishop Geralyn Wolf informed Ann Holmes Redding, who lives in Seattle, of the decision on Wednesday (April 1). Although she lives outside the diocese, Redding was ordained in Rhode Island and...

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Building a Link Between Faiths

April 2, 2009

Author: Steve Hendrix

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/01/AR2009040101179.html

Yaser Jaleel didn't know whom the group behind him was during his evening prayers last week, young men sitting quietly along a back wall of the mosque as Jaleel and other worshipers bent and bowed eastward. When he discovered it was a group of Jewish students from a nearby synagogue,...

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"Seminaries As Incubators Of Inter-Religious Leadership," a Commentary by Joshua M. Z. Stanton

April 2, 2009

Author: Joshua M. Z. Stanton

Source: Sightings

http://divinity.uchicago.edu/martycenter/publications/sightings/archive_2009/0402.shtml

Evangelical pastor convinces student to become rabbi. It sounds like the start of a bad joke. But while I was an undergraduate, The Reverend Dr. Paul Sorrentino, who is Director of Religious Life at Amherst College and a beloved mentor, convinced me to look for more in life than a...

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One In 10 Americans Still Think Obama Is Muslim: Poll

April 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Agence France-Presse

http://www.canada.com/Life/Americans+still+think+Obama+Muslim+poll/1457376/story.html

More than two months after Barack Obama placed his hand on the Bible and was sworn in as president of the United States, 11 per cent of Americans still think he is a Muslim, a poll suggested on Thursday.

White evangelical Protestants and Republicans were the most likely to...

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Interfaith Special On Poverty to Air April 26 On CBS

April 1, 2009

Author: Philip Jenks

Source: World Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2009/04/msg00011.html

POVERTY: A TIME FOR SHARING, an interfaith religion special, will be broadcast Sunday, April 26 on the CBS Television Network. Check your local station for exact time.

Half of humanity lives on less than $2 a day. A billion people worldwide cannot read or write. Poor children die in great numbers from preventable diseases. Global poverty and its killing effect is...

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Hindus & Jews Want Restructuring Of Prayers At UK Parliament

March 31, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/entertainment/hindus-jews-want-restructuring-of-prayers-at-uk-parliament_100173444.html

Hindus and Jews have asked the United Kingdom to re-evaluate the matrix of opening prayers in its Parliament, which probably date back from 17th century.

Rajan Zed, acclaimed Hindu statesman; and Rabbi...

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Multifaith Partnering Reflects a Diverse Religious Scene At Bates

March 31, 2009

Author: Simone Path

Source: The Bates Student

http://www.batesstudent.com/news/multifaith-partnering-reflects-a-diverse-religious-scene-at-bates-1.1636117

With at least 10 religious organizations on campus, the religious scene at Bates is diverse, in part because it is a nonsectarian school. Spirituality at Bates transcends religion, residing not in the practice of one or even several dominant...

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National Faith Leaders Model Peacemaking At Historic Interfaith Event

March 31, 2009

Author: Joe Bjordal

Source: Episcopal Life Online

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/79901_106609_ENG_HTM.htm

Saying it was the beginning of a "journey of passage" for Abrahamic people in the United States and beyond, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori joined with national leaders of Judaism and Islam for an historic "Conversation on Peace" on March 27 at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska. The conversation was part of "Dinner in Abraham's...

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Passover: A Day for Faith And Understanding

March 30, 2009

Author: Steve Maynard

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/story/692508.html

Muslims, Christians and Jews shared unleavened bread at a Passover Seder Sunday night in a Tacoma synagogue as a step toward building interfaith bonds and eventually a house.

Volunteers from the three faiths will join together to build a house on Tacoma’s East Side, from April 24 to mid-July, for Tacoma/Pierce County...

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ADL’s Interfaith Seder Declared Huge Success

March 30, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Wicked Local Marblehead

http://www.wickedlocal.com/marblehead/news/x180617723/ADL-s-Interfaith-Seder-declared-huge-success

Students from Lynn’s Ford School Choir joined more than 300 people from various ethnic groups and faiths on the North Shore at the 17th annual North Shore Interfaith Seder hosted by the Anti-Defamation League New England Region. The Interfaith Seder...

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Archbishop Meets With Muslim Leaders At Dearborn Mosque

March 30, 2009

Author: Gregg Krupa

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/article/20090330/LIFESTYLE04/903300400/1041/Archbishop+meets+with+Muslim+leaders+at+Dearborn+mosque

Imam Sayid Hassan al-Qazwini, the head of the Islamic Center of America, welcomed Archbishop Allen Vigneron to the largest mosque in the country today, as the new leader of 1.4 million Catholics in Metro Detroit...

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Interfaith Gathering Promotes Awareness Of Environmental Issues

March 29, 2009

Author: Christine Martinez

Source: The Missourian

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2009/03/29/interfaith-gathering-promotes-awareness-environmental-sustainability-and-global-climate-change/

Columbia's second annual Earth Hour ended Saturday night as members of Columbia's faith organizations gathered shoulder to shoulder in the cold, the rain and...

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