Interfaith

Institutions Trying to Be More Inclusive With Public Prayer

March 23, 2009

Author: Kathryn Kennedy

Source: The Daily Reflector

http://www.reflector.com/news/institutions-trying-to-be-more-inclusive-with-public-prayer-504837.html

One must only drive around Greenville to see how religiously diverse the community is today.

The city houses all the world's major religions, Mayor Pat Dunn pointed out: The Al-Masjid Islamic Center, Congregation Bayt Shalom, The Hindu...

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Event Highlights Common Beliefs In Islam, Christianity

March 22, 2009

Author: Jill Laster

Source: The Kentucky Kernel

http://kykernel.com/2009/03/22/event-highlights-common-beliefs-in-islam-christianity/

Although Christianity and Islam have many differences, the faiths share two key beliefs: loving God and loving one’s neighbor.

On Monday, two scholars will discuss those shared beliefs during “A Common Word,” a Christian-Muslim Dialogue event at 7 p.m. in...

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College Has Faith In Its Unity Effort

March 22, 2009

Author: Connie Paige

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/03/22/college_has_faith_in_its_unity_effort/

An elderly Jewish woman who had fled Hungary during the Holocaust was taking courses at Merrimack College a couple of years ago when she encountered Padraic O'Hare, executive director of the campus Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations...

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Ad for Islam On Broward Bus May Lead to Ban

March 21, 2009

Author: Scott Wyman

Source: Sun-Sentinel

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/content/state/epaper/2009/03/21/0321busislamad.html

In the wake of controversial bus ads saying Jesus followed the principles of Islam, Broward County inspection reports commissioners are considering a ban on advertising religious messages on public transportation and all other government property.

The new policy would still permit...

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Religious Bias Found In Public Sector

March 19, 2009

Author: Bae Ji-sook

Source: The Korea Times

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2009/03/113_41615.html

Koreans are guaranteed with the constitutional right to any religious belief, but some schools and civil service offices have been found to have practiced religious bias, the government said Thursday.

Forty-five cases of such bias have been reported to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism since October last...

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Pope Tells Muslims That Religion Rejects Violence

March 19, 2009

Author: Victor L. Simpson

Source: The Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6321336.html

Religion must reject violence, Pope Benedict XVI told Muslim leaders Thursday before celebrating an open-air Mass in front of thousands and delivering a message of hope for Africa's expanding, vibrant Catholic flock.

In Cameroon's capital of Yaounde, a clapping,...

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Sikh, Hindu Minorities "Disappointed, Isolated And Oppressed"

March 18, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: IRIN

http://www.irinnews.org/HOVReport.aspx?ReportId=83524

"We feel disappointed, isolated and oppressed," said Ravil Singh, a Sikh leader in Nangarhar Province, eastern Afghanistan, adding that local people "are good to us".

He spoke to IRIN about the problems facing the Sikh and Hindu minorities in Afghanistan.

"Before the war [1979] there were 16,673 Sikh and Hindu families in Kabul, Nangarhar...

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A Round Of Applause for Fremont, USA

March 18, 2009

Author: Jay Youngdahl

Source: East Bay Express News

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/news/a_round_of_applause_for_fremont__usa/Content?oid=946026

One of the most important and unforgettable phrases uttered in my lifetime was Rodney King's plaintive plea, "Can we all get along?" King's aphorism exemplifies a central issue of our time. How can people from different backgrounds and cultures happily, respectfully, and...

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Plan Would Limit Prison Chapel Books

March 17, 2009

Author: Solomon Moore

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/18/us/18prison.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

A broad swath of religious organizations and civil liberties groups — often on opposite sides of contentious issues — have joined together to condemn a proposed rule that they say would prohibit some religious texts in federal penitentiary libraries.

The Bureau of Prisons in January...

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Believers Gather to Pray for Imprisoned Baha’i Leaders

March 16, 2009

Author: Laura Oleniacz

Source: The Winchester Star

http://www.winchesterstar.com/showarticle_new.php?sID=6&foldername=20090316&file=pray_article.html

Believers of different faiths gathered Sunday afternoon to pray for seven Baha’i leaders who have been in prison in Iran for nearly a year for their religious beliefs.

Local followers of the Christian, Muslim and Baha’i faiths...

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World Religions Thrive In Muncie Community

March 15, 2009

Author: Ivy Farguheson

Source: The Star Press

http://www.thestarpress.com/article/20090315/NEWS01/90314010/1002

Every once in a while Khalid Sajjid’s Christian friends in Muncie ask him why he doesn’t drink alcohol at parties or why he prays five times a day.

But those questions don’t stop him from practicing his Muslim faith.

In fact, they strengthen it.

“I am happy with my faith...

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Worldly Religions Find Their Way to Franklin

March 15, 2009

Author: Victoria Gray

Source: The Citizen of Laconia

http://www.citizen.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090315/GJNEWS02/703159979/-1/CITNEWS

Those interested in learning about world religions don't need to go to Harvard Divinity School, or even a closer university or college. They only have to go as far as West Main Street, where a series of interfaith dialogues begins today at Franklin Congregational Christian...

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Ex-R.I. Priest Who Follows Two Faiths Faces Ouster

March 15, 2009

Author: Richard C. Dujardin

Source: The Providence Journal

http://www.projo.com/news/content/priest_03-15-09_QMDMFI7_v3.1dc7473.html

Even as a Brown University student, Ann Holmes Redding was never far away from controversy.

She was barely into her freshman year in 1968 when she joined a black student walkout to get the university to admit more blacks — a move that resulted in a near quadrupling of the number of...

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Faith Helps Grievers: Interfaith Panel Discussion Thursday Addresses Topic

March 15, 2009

Author: Leslie Boyd

Source: Citizen-Times

http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009903150312

Death is one thing all humans share and most also believe something happens to the spirit after death.

Faith can comfort those left grieving, no matter what form that belief takes.

The North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement and Mountain Area Interfaith Forum present a panel discussion, “...

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