Interfaith

Interfaith Event Links King's Dream Of Equality to Today's Events

January 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SCTimes.com

http://www.sctimes.com/article/20090120/NEWS01/101190055/1009

An interfaith celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day focused on King's dream of equality but also on today's inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.

Speakers included the Rev. Randy Johnson, president of the Great River Interfaith Partnership, the Rev. Majid Abel, Lahore Interfaith Peace Council, and the Rev. Willie...

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Tensions In the Mideast Reverberate In France

January 20, 2009

Author: Katrin Bennhold

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/21/world/europe/21france.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

On a giant flat-screen television, the Chabchoubs, a family of Tunisian immigrants, watched as veiled mothers wailed over the bodies of children and fathers cried silently. The piles of rubble, the squirming toddler covered in raw burns — all of this was coming straight from Gaza to...

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Jewish, Catholic Groups Protesting Immigration Raids

January 19, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: MSNBC/WHO-TV

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28734500/

The immigration raids at the Postville Agriprocessors plant sparked an outcry among Iowa's religious leaders to end raids and deportation by the middle of this year. Federal authorities detained nearly 400 undocumented workers at Agriprocessors last May.

Now, some Jewish and Catholic leaders joined together to speak out against the practice, saying it's cruel and that...

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Religious Observances Can Alter Election Days

January 19, 2009

Author: Jennifer Bradshaw

Source: Asbury Park Press

http://www.app.com/article/20090119/NEWS03/901190325

Gov. Jon S. Corzine this month signed a bill permitting school board, general and primary election days to be moved if they conflict with religious observances.

The bill, introduced in September and sponsored by Assemblymen Gary S. Schaer, D-Passaic, and Patrick J. Diegnan Jr., D-Middlesex, was accepted by the Assembly around the same...

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Interfaith Group Chooses Peace

January 18, 2009

Author: James D. Davis

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.bradenton.com/331/story/1161909.html

Sharifa Khan never imagined she’d be lighting Sabbath candles Friday night. But she did, after Rabbi Marc Labowitz picked her out of a crowd at an interfaith service.

“I felt honored,” Khan, who attends a mosque in Coral Springs, said of her part in the Night of Peace and Prayer at Temple Adath Or. “It felt nice to...

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Global Conf. On World’s Religions Post-September 11 to Be Held At Jamia

January 17, 2009

Author: Mudassir Rizwan

Source: Indian Muslim News and Information

http://www.indianmuslims.info/node/80694

The Jamia Millia Islmia and McGill University of Canada are jointly organizing a three-day Global Congress entitled World’s Religions after September 11: An Asian Perspective. The Congress will be inaugurated by Buddhist spiritual leader Dalai Lama at 10.30 am in the Ansari Auditorium, JMI on 17th January.

The Centre for the Study of...

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Nigeria: NIREC Wants UN to Stop Gaza War

January 15, 2009

Author: Abbas Jimoh

Source: All Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200901150298.html

The Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) has called on the United Nations Security Council to order for a cease-fire in the ongoing Gaza war which had entered the 20th day.

A statement jointly signed by the Sultan of Sokoto and President of Supreme Council for Islamic affairs (NSCIA) Alhaji Mohammed Saad Abubakar and the President of Christian Association of...

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Faithful to Celebrate Obama With Dance, Song

January 15, 2009

Author: Julia Duin

Source: The Washington Times

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jan/15/faithful-to-celebrate-obama-with-traditional-dance/

A variety of religions will be whooping it up this weekend at something unique in terms of inaugural festivities: religiously oriented balls.

The African American Church Inaugural Ball will have several bishops in attendance. A Masonic ball is scheduled...

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Interfaith Friendship Remains Strong Despite Gaza Fighting

January 15, 2009

Author: Kim Zarzour

Source: York Region News

http://www.georginaadvocate.com/News/Thornhill/article/86787

Now, more than ever, is the time for Muslims and Jews in Thornhill to hold firm on their resolve to work together, say the organizers of an interfaith friendship project between a temple and mosque.

Members of the Ja’ffari Islamic Centre and Temple Har Zion have a long-standing tradition of co-operation, beginning with a...

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Multi-Faith Hospital Chaplains for Cardiff And Vale Of Glamorgan

January 14, 2009

Author: Gregory Tindle

Source: South Wales Echo

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/health-news/2009/01/14/multi-faith-hospital-chaplains-for-cardiff-and-vale-of-glamorgan-91466-22686417/

A new multi-faith chaplaincy service has been set up for hospital patients and visitors in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

Leaders from all denominations will come...

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Italian Rabbis Withdraw From Interfaith Celebration With Catholics

January 14, 2009

Author: Bruce Tomaso

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://religionblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2009/01/italian-rabbis-withdraw-from-i.html

Italy's rabbis announced they were pulling out of the Italian Catholic Church's annual celebration of Judaism, saying Pope Benedict XVI's actions were turning back 50 years of interfaith progress.

Speaking for the assembly of Italian rabbis, Elia Enrico Richetti, the...

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Gaza Violence Chills US Muslim-Jewish Dialogue

January 14, 2009

Author: Michael Conlon

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N14469091.htm

The Gaza Strip violence has chilled a promising interfaith dialogue between Jews and Muslims in the United States, activists said on Wednesday.

But Israel's 19-day-old offensive against Hamas that has taken more than 900 Palestinian lives has not triggered attacks on synagogues or other Jewish institutions in the United States at the level seen...

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Faith Leaders Urge Md. to Repeal Death Penalty

January 13, 2009

Author: Kathleen Miller

Source: Examiner

Wire Service: AP

http://www.examiner.com/a-1792533~Faith_leaders_urge_Md__to_repeal_death_penalty.html

Leaders of many faiths urged Maryland lawmakers Tuesday to repeal the death penalty in the upcoming state legislative session, saying they share a common belief in the sanctity of life.

A Catholic bishop, a rabbi, an imam and several...

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