Interfaith

Interfaith Panel Promotes Religious Dialogue And Tolerance

February 19, 2009

Author: Danielle Gantt

Source: The Vanderbilt Hustler

http://www.insidevandy.com/drupal/node/9569

Representatives of different faiths came together to discuss God's role in their lives Tuesday night at the Vanderbilt Interfaith Council panel.

"The purpose of the event was to bring together different aspects of the religious community at Vanderbilt to create an interfaith dialogue," said Neelam Khan, president of the Interfaith Council. "The biggest...

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Religious Leaders Gather for Interfaith Summit In Brisbane

February 18, 2009

Author: Josh Bavas

Source: ABC News

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/02/18/2494285.htm?section=australia

More than 50 religious leaders are gathering in Brisbane for the next four days for the largest Australian interfaith summit.

A book describing the findings from the talks is expected to be released at the end of the year.

The president of the Uniting Church, the Reverend Gregor Henderson, says...

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Young Muslims, Jews Work Toward Peace

February 17, 2009

Author: Bob Smietana

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090217/NEWS06/902170343/1017/NEWS03

Shoshana Jaffa sums up the conflict in the Middle East like this: "Everybody wants to meet halfway, but no one knows where halfway is."

Jaffa was one of about 45 Jewish and Muslim teens and young adults who met Sunday at Congregation Micah in Brentwood to discuss the recent fighting in Gaza.

It's...

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Muslim-Christian Relations Threatened By Spate Of Kidnappings In Mindanao

February 17, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Business World Online

http://www.bworldonline.com/BW021709/content.php?id=075

An interfaith group has warned that the series of kidnappings is threatening Muslim-Christian relations in Southwestern Mindanao.

The Inter-Religious Solidarity Movement for Peace, a loose movement of Islamic, Protestant and Roman Catholic leaders, said the abductions undermine inter-religious goodwill and solidarity from years of...

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Prayer for Immigrant Families Planned At Bridgewater's Gurudwara Temple

February 17, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Somerset Reporter

http://www.nj.com/reporter/index.ssf/2009/02/prayer_for_immigrant_families.html

Leaders and members of diverse faith traditions will gather 3-5 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Gurudwara Temple to pray for immigrant families who have been torn apart by the current immigration system.

Stating that national immigration policy has left whole communities devastated and created fear...

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Hindu-Jewish-Buddhist-Christian Clergy Prayed Together to Bless Catholic School Students

February 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baltische Rundschau

http://www.baltische-rundschau.eu/2009/02/14/hindu-jewish-buddhist-christian-clergy-prayed-together-to-bless-catholic-school-students/

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, faith leaders from different religions and denominations got together on February 13 to pray and bless the students of prestigious Bishop Manogue...

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Authors Will Visit Boise to Discuss Path to Religious Reconciliation

February 14, 2009

Author: Stephanie Eddy

Source: Idaho Statesman

http://www.idahostatesman.com/life/story/667844.html

What happens when three mothers from different faiths -Islam, Christianity and Judaism - get together to write a children's book aimed at exploring the connections between their religions?

Initially, their differences led to misunderstandings and the project came close to falling apart.

Overcoming those obstacles, the women...

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Hindus Urge Russian Orthodox Church to Promote Interfaith Talk

February 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NI Wire

http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/67676

Congratulating Metropolitan Kirill on his election as the 16th Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, Hindus hope that he would promote interfaith dialogue in the world.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, lauded declaration of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, after his enthronement, “......

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Network Of Religious Groups Provides Help for Homeless

February 12, 2009

Author: Debbie Kelley

Source: The Gazette

http://www.gazette.com/articles/clients_48020___article.html/families_one.html

Like other local organizations that help the homeless, the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Colorado Springs has been inundated with calls about its program as unemployment and other economic hardships beset more families used to a steady income.

"People who have never been homeless before are...

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Anglicans Called On to Convert Non-Christian Believers

February 12, 2009

Author: Ruth Gledhill

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article5711595.ece

Anglicans were commanded to “go forth and evangelise” yesterday in a dramatic assertion of missionary fervour that could jeopardise carefully built-up relations with Muslims, Jews and other faiths.

The established Church of England put decades of liberal-inspired political correctness behind it in a move...

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