Interfaith

Rome: Annual Muslim-Catholic Talks Open

December 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Independent Catholic News

http://www.indcatholicnews.com/muscthl321.html

Yesterday, the XI talks between the Pontifical Council for Interfaith Dialogue and the World Islamic Call Society, based in Tripoli, Libya began at the Vatican.

A spokesman said these are the latest in a long series of meetings that have taken place in various venues and regular intervals since 1989 to now.

Anglicans Add Hindu Snowmen, Chinese Dragon to Christmas Displays

December 15, 2008

Author: Ethan Cole

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20081215/anglicans-add-hindu-snowmen-chinese-dragon-to-christmas-displays.htm

Some Anglican clergy have added a multicultural twist to Christmas decorations, adding Hindu snowmen, a Chinese dragon and a Jewish temple to the lawn where the traditional scene of a baby Jesus, angels, and the three wise men used...

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Op-Ed: "God and Man at Yale" By: Eboo Patel

December 15, 2008

Author: Eboo Patel

Source: Middle East Times

http://www.metimes.com/Opinion/2008/12/15/god_and_man_at_yale/6027/

The commons at Yale University looked like a cross between Hogwarts and Medina. Over 500 students, staff and faculty had gathered for a university-wide iftar, the meal where Muslims break their dawn-to-dusk fast during the month of Ramadan. Linda Lorimer, Yale's vice president, gave an opening talk, expressing the university...

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Faith Groups Sign Human Rights Statement

December 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bahá’í World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/

Groups and individuals around the world this month have been commemorating the 60th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which occurred on 10 December 1948. The United Nations has designated the anniversary each year as Human Rights Day.

Last week the Baha’i International Community was one of 11 faith groups whose...

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Schools Use Holidays to Teach, Not Preach, Religions

December 14, 2008

Author: Amy Crawford

Source: Tribune-Review

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/cityregion/s_602938.html

At Penn-Trafford's Harrison Park Elementary School last week, students could buy gifts for friends and family at the Secret Santa Shop, a fundraiser run by the Parent Teacher Organization. A decorated tree stood near the front door, and plans were in the works for a party on Dec. 23, the last day before...

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Interfaith Studies Program Set for ’09

December 13, 2008

Author: Sarah Sutschek

Source: Northwest Herald

http://www.nwherald.com/articles/2008/12/13/56516246/index.xml

Why are Pagan symbols allowed on military tombstones? What do American Indians mean by “medicine”? What is the relationship between faith and eating?

A coalition of McHenry County faith communities has developed a two-year certification program to respond to questions such as these.

“Our area...

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Dallas Rabbi Emerges as Leader in Muslim-Jewish Dialogue

December 13, 2008

Author: Sam Hodges

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/121308dnmetrabbi.39cd99f.html

Rabbi Jeremy Schneider spends a lot of time talking to Muslims, and wants other Jews to do the same.

At age 32, the assistant rabbi at Dallas' Temple Shalom has emerged as a national leader in Jewish-Muslim dialogue.

"He has been in the forefront...

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Gurudwara Holds Interfaith Meet In Chicago

December 12, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Post

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/4794/

Gurudwara Sahib of Chicago took initiative in organizing an interfaith meeting to remember and pay homage to the victims of Mumbai attacks. It was attended by over 200 from the cross section of society including local politicians and community leaders. Congresswoman Jan Schakowski, Alderman Joe Moor, Assistant State attorney Ketki Shroff, Sikh community leaders...

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Religious Tolerance In Iraq Waning

December 12, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Middle East Times

http://www.metimes.com/Security/2008/12/12/religious_tolerance_in_iraq_waning/bcd1/

Iraq is turning into a hostile region for religious minorities as the country moves closer to becoming a Muslim nation, Christian leaders said.

Attacks in northern Iraq attributed to various agents hit the Christian minority community in early October, forcing nearly half of its...

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Navigating the Waters of Interfaith Activity

December 11, 2008

Author: Matthew Weiner and Matthew Dunbar

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://religionblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2008/12/should-interfaith-efforts-be-f.html

When liberal religious groups work together, it is assured that they agree on one thing: proselytizing is against the rules. The history of Christian evangelism has led to extreme sensitivity on this issue, especially amongst Jews, Buddhists, and Hindus. A...

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Harrow's Multi-Faith Community Unites In Grief

December 10, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Times

http://www.emgonline.co.uk/news.php?news=2481

Harrow's Interfaith Council has led a multi-faith Prayer Vigil for the victims in Mumbai at Harrow Civic Centre.

A two-minute silence was held in the main council chamber as representatives of nine different religions gathered to pay their respects to those killed by terrorist attacks in India.

At least 170 people were killed after terrorists...

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Dartmouth's Interfaith Floor Creates a New Kind of Community

December 9, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~news/releases/2008/12/09.html

Like many people, Sarah M. Harris ’11 is in search of deeper spiritual meaning. So when the opportunity to live in an environment surrounded by other students also looking for a faith-based connection, she jumped at the chance to be included.

The Interfaith Living and Learning Community debuted this term...

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Muslims, Christians Hold Interfaith Rights Rally

December 9, 2008

Author: Al Jacinto

Source: GMA News

http://www.gmanews.tv/story/138459/Muslims-Christians-hold-interfaith-rights-rally

Muslim and Christian religious leaders held an interfaith prayer rally in Zamboanga City on Tuesday, the eve of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The organizers of the prayer rally also displayed several photographs of political activists and civilians, who...

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Interfaith Meet Mourns Mumbai Victims

December 9, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Post

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/4748/

A memorial [s]ervice for victims of terrorist attack in Mumbai was held at American University here on December 4. This was organized by [the] Jewish Community of Greater Washington in collaboration with several Indian American sponsors. Rabbi Levi Shemtov was the key note speaker.

He expressed, in a very emotional manner, the agony over the loss of lives...

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