Interfaith

Sacramento Sikhs to Hold World Interfaith Peace March

October 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Sikh News

http://worldsikhnews.com/1%20October%202008/Sacramento%20Sikhs%20to%20hold%20World%20Interfaith%20Peace%20March.htm

As part of the Tercentenary celebrations of Guruship of Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh Community of Sacramento, in collaboration with the Interfaith Service Bureau, is holding a World Interfaith Peace March on October 11, 2008 in...

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Interfaith Leaders Meet to Discuss Their Efforts to End World Hunger

October 7, 2008

Author: Angelo Stagnaro

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicglobe.org/news7.3.html

A day before the U.N. General Assembly met Sept. 25 on the progress of the Millennium Development Goals, a group of interfaith leaders gathered to encourage one another in efforts to engage their own members in working toward achieving the U.N. goals, especially ending world hunger.

The Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, convened a...

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Statement from American Religious Leaders in Response to Mass Distribution of 'Obsession'

October 6, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=711

We, the undersigned religious leaders, representing a wide spectrum of theological beliefs and political persuasions, have come together in moral consensus to voice our deep concern over the recent distribution of a deeply divisive and anger-provoking DVD called "Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West" to residents across the United States.

The...

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Interfaith Dinner Fosters Dialogue

October 6, 2008

Author: Sam Cross

Source: The Cornell Daily Sun

http://cornellsun.com/node/32347

Cornell students enjoyed a night of delicious food and stimulating discussion at a Jewish-Muslim Dialogue Dinner last night.

With Rosh Hashanah and the end of Ramadan coinciding together this year, Jewish and Muslim students on campus gathered in the One World Room at Annabel Taylor Hall in the hopes of bridging a dialogue between the two communities. Cornell Hillel, Muslim...

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What Holds Us Together

October 6, 2008

Author: Jane Dammen McAuliffe

Source: America: The National Catholic Weekly

http://www.americamagazine.org/content/article.cfm?article_id=11095

If the second half of the 20th century could be called the ecumenical era, the initial decades of this century signal the start of the interfaith era. In the years following the promulgation of Nostra Aetate, the Catholic Church took early leadership in outreach efforts to other religious...

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Interfaith Leaders to Speak Out Against Anti-Muslim DVD

October 6, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=712

Nationally recognized Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders will hold a press conference on Tuesday, October 7 in Washington, DC to speak out against an anti-Muslim film called "Obsession," which is being distributed to 28 million households in election swing states by a shadowy non-profit group called the Clarion Fund.

Hosted by the Interfaith Alliance, the...

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Hindu-Muslim Family’s Choice of Cremation Arouses Anger

October 4, 2008

Author: Annie Barnard

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/04/nyregion/04cremate.html?em

Friends and family remember Shafayet Reja as an affectionate young man who stayed up late to write poetry, danced exuberantly at weddings and explored the faiths of his father and mother with an openheartedness that led him to declare on his Facebook page, “I never get tired of learning the new things that life has to offer....

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Among All Faiths, Ministries for a Crisis

October 3, 2008

Author: Samuel G. Freedman

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/04/us/04religion.html

Several weeks ago, before the earth cracked open on Wall Street, Imam Khalid Latif had a chat with one of his regular worshipers at the Muslim center at New York University. This young man, a business student, had a theological complaint to register. Why did Islam make such a big deal about the principle of mutual benefit? What was the matter...

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Interfaith Coalition Asks Candidates: What About the Poor?

October 1, 2008

Author: Leon Cohen

Source: The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

http://www.jewishchronicle.org/article.php?article_id=10654

A national interfaith coalition, “Fighting Poverty With Faith,” wants to turn candidates’ attention from the middle class to the poor.

“In the next few months” of the election season, participants will “keep asking the candidates” — national and local — “...

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Iftar Party at Hanuman Temple in Uttar Pradesh

October 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: IANS

http://hamaraphotos.com/news/religion/iftar-party-at-hanuman-temple-in-uttar-pradesh.html

In a rare gesture of communal amity, Muslims visited a temple here to participate in an Iftar party thrown by their Hindu friends.

Organised Monday evening at a Hanuman temple in Govindpuri area in Chinhat locality, the party witnessed as many as 150 members from both communities....

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Arizona Growth Poses Religious Challenge

October 1, 2008

Author: Peter Faur

Source: The Zonie Report

http://zoniereport.com/2008/10/arizona-growth-poses-religious-challenge-1230/

Arizona is set to experience religious growing pains after waves of new residents have made it more religiously diverse than ever.

But the subtle shift in demographics does not necessarily mean Arizonans will practice more religious tolerance, an expert says. If anything, they’ll have to...

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Financial Panic Must Not Derail Anti-Poverty Plans Say Faith Leaders

September 29, 2008

Author: Chris Herlinger

Source: Ecumenical News International

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=2322

The global financial crisis should not derail progress that has been made on fighting poverty worldwide, religious leaders have said, adding that the current financial market turmoil makes attempts to tackle deprivation all the more urgent.

"When the powers that be declare there is an emergency, there is mobilisation," said the Rev. David...

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Buddhists and Catholics Pray Together for Hanoi Catholics

September 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: VietCatholic News Agency

http://www.vietcatholic.net/News/Html/59351.htm

In a massive candlelight vigil protest at Orange County, California, Buddhist monks, Catholic priests, and leaders of other faiths led thousands of faithful to pray for Hanoi Catholics asking the Vietnam government to stop persecuting them and respect human rights.

Great Buddhist Venerable Thich Nguyen Tri, Chairman of Bat Nha Buddhist Temple...

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