Interfaith

USC Pauses to Mourn Victims of Attacks on Mumbai

December 3, 2008

Author: Ariel Edwards-Levy

Source: The Daily Trojan

http://www.dailytrojan.com/news/usc_pauses_to_mourn_victims_of_attacks_on_mumbai

Last week’s terror attacks in Mumbai, during which at least 195 people were killed and nearly 300 injured have hit close to home for USC students, many who come from or have close relatives in India’s largest city.

Students gathered Tuesday night at the United...

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Kirtan Resonates Through The National Cathedral

December 3, 2008

Author: Anju Kaur

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnn.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=641&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

One gurdwara’s long-term work in the interfaith community has brought Sikh music to the Washington National Cathedral for more than 20 years, but the message of Guru Nanak went unknown this year.

Gurdwara Guru Gobind Singh Foundation, of...

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Sepulveda Sparks Multifaith Alliance at Bryn Mawr

November 30, 2008

Author: Wajeeha Mosin

Source: The Bi-College News

http://www.biconews.com/?p=12772

Katherine Sepulveda is a sophomore philosophy major whose interests go beyond the usual writing, reading, and watching “Dancing With the Stars”. Right now her primary goal is to promote greater multi-faith awareness on campus.

As the appointed Multifaith Coordinator and new head of the Multifaith Alliance at Bryn Mawr, Sepulveda sees herself as a liaison between...

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Faith Leaders in Sweden Told Climate 'Crisis' Can Trigger Change

November 28, 2008

Author: Peter Kenny

Source: ENI

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=2509

Politicians, religious leaders and royalty, gathered in the Swedish city of Uppsala, have heard a reminder ahead of a key U.N. conference on climate change that faiths carry a hope that can resist despair and fatalism.

"We are not at this meeting to find special religious answers to the environmental crisis," said Archbishop Anders Wejryd of the (Lutheran) Church of...

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Faith Leaders Urge Climate Curbs

November 28, 2008

Author: Christopher Landau

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7753784.stm

Leaders from the world's religious traditions have signed a manifesto urging tough action on climate change.

Around 1,000 delegates are meeting at the Interfaith Climate Summit in Uppsala, Sweden, at the invitation of the Swedish church.

The manifesto, signed by 30 religious leaders, calls for "rapid and large emission cuts in the rich world"....

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Kazakhstan Passes Restrictive Religion Measure

November 26, 2008

Author: Peter Leonard

Source: The Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/world/6133889.html

Kazakhstan's lower house of Parliament approved controversial legislation Wednesday to increase government control over religious groups, drawing criticism from a major international group Kazakhstan is to lead in 2010.

Rights groups say the amendments to the country's law on...

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Pope Benedict Has Been "Misinterpreted" On Interfaith Dialogue

November 25, 2008

Author: Richard Owen

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article5231385.ece

The Vatican has said that a statement by Pope Benedict XVI on the "impossibility" of religious dialogue has been misinterpreted, and does "not put in doubt the Pope's inter-religious commitment."

In a preface to a book by Marcello Pera, a centre-Right Italian senator, entitled Why We Must Call Ourselves Christians,...

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Interfaith Leader Guides Group Dialogue

November 24, 2008

Author: Katherine Meduski

Source: Columbia Spectator

http://www.columbiaspectator.com/2008/11/25/interfaith-leader-guides-group-dialogue

At a time when some associate Islam with violence, Eboo Patel, founder and executive director of Interfaith Youth Core, stressed the importance of pluralism and faith at a Common Meal in Earl Hall.

Patel, who is also the author of “Acts of Faith: The Story of an...

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Interfaith Service Offers Sampling of Austin's Religions

November 24, 2008

Author: Patrick George

Source: The Austin American-Statesman

http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/11/24/1124interfaith.html

With the swelling bass note of the Jewish ram horn, the soulful Muslim call to prayer and the chiming of a Christian bell choir, nearly 800 people at First United Methodist Church on Sunday knew it was time for Thanksgiving in Austin.

For 24 years, Austinites have come...

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Jews, Muslims Seek Better Ties in `Twinning' Program

November 24, 2008

Author: Nicole Neroulias

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=17015

The mistrust and misconceptions between North America's Jews and Muslims may run thick and deep, but leaders of a new nationwide interfaith initiative say the two sides have more to learn than fear from each other.

That was the message issued this weekend (Nov. 21-23) in more than 100 mosques and synagogues that signed up for a "Weekend of...

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Pope Questions Interfaith Dialogue

November 23, 2008

Author: Rachel Donadio

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/24/world/europe/24pope.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

In comments on Sunday that could have broad implications in a period of intense religious conflict, Pope Benedict XVI cast doubt on the possibility of interfaith dialogue but called for more discussion of the practical consequences of religious differences.

The pope’s...

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