Interfaith

Freshman, Student Group Encourage Reflection On Faith

February 11, 2009

Author: Saumya Vaishampayan

Source: The Tufts Daily

http://www.tuftsdaily.com/1.1371493-1.1371493

A new student group will focus on dialogue at a personal level as it seeks to counter what its organizers believe is a dearth of religious tolerance on campus.

Tufts CAFE, an acronym for Conversations, Action, Faith and Education, came about as an extension of Tufts Pathways, an interfaith initiative that aims to promote tolerance across religions....

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Hindus & Jews Ask for Adequate Compensation for Savagely Burnt Sikh Immigrant

February 11, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20090211082739zzzz.nb/topstory.html

Hindus and Jews have demanded adequate compensation by the Italian government for an Indian immigrant who was reportedly brutally beaten, insulted and set on fire with petrol while asleep in Nettuno, south of Rome.

Rajan Zed, acclaimed Hindu statesman; and Rabbi Jonathan B. Freirich, prominent Jewish leader in Nevada and...

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New Book Celebrates Faith And Religious Diversity Around the World

February 10, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PRNewswire-USNewswire

http://sev.prnewswire.com/publishing-information-services/20090210/DC6831410022009-1.html

Faith, the latest Global Fund for Children book, celebrates the diversity of religious expression around the world. Simple yet stunning photographs show children praying, singing, learning, and caring for one another and their communities in a rich variety of cultural and...

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Newton Teenagers Put Their Faith On Canvas

February 10, 2009

Author: Chrissie Long

Source: Wicked Local Newton

http://www.wickedlocal.com/newton/news/x1848775206/Newton-teenagers-put-their-faith-on-canvas

Arching around a human-sized globe, ribbons of crosses, stars and crescent moons form the focal point of a 10-foot high mural on display in a West Newton synagogue.

In a swirl of colors that blend the emblems of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths, the...

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Muslim Assembly Row Head Resigns

February 10, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/south_yorkshire/7880690.stm

A Sheffield head teacher who resigned after complaints over her plan to scrap separate assemblies for Muslim pupils has called for a "constructive debate".

Julia Robinson had wanted to hold one assembly for pupils of all faiths at Meersbrook Bank Primary School.

Her replacement said the school...

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Alabama, Iran Have More In Common Than First Thought

February 10, 2009

Author: Adelle M. Banks

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=17521

Baptists in Tuscaloosa and Muslims in Tehran might not seem to have much in common, but Alabama and Iran do agree on one thing: the importance of religion.

Nearly identical percentages of people in both locations -- 82 percent of Alabamians and 83 percent of Iranians -- say religion is an important part of their daily lives.

The...

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Jewish And Muslim Children Join In Song

February 8, 2009

Author: Julia Lyon

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/ci_11659822

Upset by killings in Mumbai last year and aware that innocent people were dying on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Alan Bachman set out to write a song about similarities.

He wanted to express how two groups that have a long history of conflict are descended from the same ancestor.

Months later, dozens of Muslim and Jewish children stood just feet...

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Religious Leaders Join Effort to Provide Resources, Training

February 7, 2009

Author: David Yonke

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090207/NEWS10/902070353/-1/OPINION04

This is the Year of the Parent, and local religious leaders are joining forces to help parents become more involved and more effective in raising healthy, well-adjusted children who will contribute to, rather than be a drain on, society.

Catholic, Protestant,...

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Rabbi Wants to Bring U.S. Muslim-Jewish Teamwork to Europe

February 6, 2009

Author: Keith Weir

Source: Reuters

http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/02/06/rabbi-wants-to-bring-us-muslim-jewish-teamwork-to-europe/

Rabbi Marc Schneier, a New York Jewish leader who has helped to build bridges with American Muslims, is planning to bring his campaign to Europe to help ease the anger fed by bloodshed in Gaza. “In the light of the recent conflict in Gaza, Jewish-Muslim...

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Interfaith Group Plans Rally In Salem

February 6, 2009

Author: Rob Cullivan

Source: The Gresham Outlook

http://www.theoutlookonline.com/news/story.php?story_id=123397236768188300

Christians, Jews, Muslims and others will converge on Salem Thursday, Feb. 19, to advocate for governmental programs to combat homelessness, reduce hunger and expand access to affordable health care for children and low-income adults.

About 300 representatives of numerous faith-based...

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Multi-Faith Panel Rounds Off Religion And Spirituality Week

February 6, 2009

Author: Neena Cherayil

Source: The Daily Gazette

http://daily.swarthmore.edu/2009/2/6/multi-faith-panel/

As part of this year’s Religion and Spirituality Week, the Interfaith Center, along with IC group Multi, co-sponsored an interfaith student panel featuring stories from Swatties who grew up with multiple religious heritages. The event, spearheaded by Jasper Goldberg ‘12 and organized by Interfaith Interns Dina Emam ‘11 and...

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