Interfaith

Chicago's Eboo Patel Named to White House Council On Faith-Based And Neighborhood Partnerships

February 11, 2009

Author: Naazish YarKhan

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/naazish-yarkhan/chicagos-eboo-patel-named_b_165644.html

President Barack Obama has named Dr. Eboo Patel, Executive Director of the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), to the newly created White House Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The 25 member council is made up of religious and secular advisors who will guide decisions...

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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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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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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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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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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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Interfaith Bread-Breaking At Annual Breakfast Meeting

February 5, 2009

Author: Anessa Myers

Source: Goldsboro News-Argus

http://www.newsargus.com/news/archives/2009/02/05/interfaith_breadbreaking_at_annual_breakfast_meeting/

About 50 people braved the cold this morning for bacon, eggs and blessings at Herman Park Center.

The Goldsboro Community Affairs Commission and Wayne County-sponsored second annual Interfaith Breakfast focused on the same basic principle...

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