Interfaith

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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Diverse Faiths Join Together to Help Needy

September 27, 2008

Author: David Yonke

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080927/NEWS10/809270339

Construction begins today on the 6th Annual MultiFaith Council Habitat Build. But before the first spade of dirt was turned or a nail was hammered, volunteers from more than a dozen faith groups gathered in Sylvania to bless the project, share a meal, and build friendships.

The volunteer...

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Religious and Political Leaders Hold Peacemaking Dialogue

September 26, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Mennonite Central Committee

http://www.mcc.org/news/news/article.html?id=395

About 300 international religious and political figures, including Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, attended a dialogue at a Manhattan hotel on the evening of Sept. 25 to discuss the role of religion in responding to global challenges and building peace and understanding between societies.

Speakers included President Ahmadinejad, the...

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Gala: Inner Faith in Interfaith

September 26, 2008

Author: Lori Van Ingen

Source: Lancaster Online

http://articles.lancasteronline.com/local/4/227876

As about 100 people of many different ethnicities and religions sat at circular tables to eat Turkish food at Millersville University on Thursday night, keynote speaker Leonard Swidler couldn't have been happier.

Swidler, professor of Catholic thought and inter-religious dialogue at Temple University, said he was appreciative of the work of Red...

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Faith and Business: A New Deal for the Modern Workplace

September 26, 2008

Author: Zaki Cooper

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/global/article4833476.ece

On Tuesday, offices around the UK will look particularly empty. No, not because of another Lehman Brothers-type crash in the market, though in these uncertain times that possibility cannot be ruled out entirely, but because Tuesday marks the feast of Eid al-Fitr, when Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan. It is also the first day of Rosh Hashanah...

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Religious Leaders Add Their Voice to UN Drive to End Violence Against Women

September 25, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: UN News Centre

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=28268&Cr=say+no&Cr1=

Religious leaders from Africa, Asia and North America pledged today to help end one of the most pervasive human rights violations in the world by signing on to the “Say NO to Violence against Women Campaign,” organized by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).

Representing such diverse...

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Religious Groups Target Poverty

September 25, 2008

Author: Harold McNeil

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/northernsuburbs/story/447714.html

Members of the three Abrahamic faiths and other religious traditions broke bread together and endeavored to collectively address local poverty during an event Wednesday in the Islamic Society and Mosque, 745 Heim Road, Getzville.

The third annual “Tent of Abraham” coincides with the Muslim...

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CAIR Welcomes House Resolution Supporting Interfaith Dialogue

September 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CAIR

http://www.cair.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?ArticleID=25497&&name=n&&currPage=1&&Active=1

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing a non-binding resolution “supporting Christian, Jewish, and Muslim interfaith dialogue that promotes peace, understanding, unity, and religious freedom.”

The resolution...

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Harvard Chaplains Host Interfaith Event

September 24, 2008

Author: Brittany M. Llewellyn

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=524192

The 36 Harvard Chaplains sponsored an all-day event yesterday celebrating Harvard’s religious diversity and exploring the role of religion on campus. The series of events featured panelists, performances, lectures, and a fast-breaking for Ramadan in the evening.

According to Harvard’s Humanist Chaplain Gregory M. Epstein,...

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NCC Governing Board Responds to 'A Common Word,' and Calls for Immigration Reform and an End to Trafficking

September 24, 2008

Author: Philip E. Jenks

Source: National Council of Churches

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/080924gbwrap.html

The National Council of Churches Governing Board approved an ecumenical response to the Muslim message, "A Common Word Between Us and You," declaring Christianity and Islam share a love of God and "are compelled to find common ground."

The Governing Board also passed resolutions calling for action in reforming U.S. immigration and...

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Sikh Dignitary Blesses Opening of Railyard

September 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The India Post

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/3963/

On Saturday September 13, Sardarni Guru Amrit Kaur, the Siri Sikdar Sahiba of Sikh Dharma International, took part in an Interfaith blessing during the opening of the Santa Fe Railyard in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Guru Amrit Kaur serves as the Chief Spiritual Minister for Sikh Dharma International.

She was joined by spiritual representatives from other...

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Jewish and Muslim Students Break Challah, Boundaries

September 23, 2008

Author: Noa Borkan

Source: The Wesleyan Argus

http://www.wesleyanargus.com/article/6724

The Jewish and Muslim chaplains came together last Friday to teach their congregants about the most famous anti-religion book in recent memory, Christopher Hitchens’ “God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.”

This seemingly unusual occasion has become a now-regular event: the fifth annual Interfaith Iftar-Shabbat Dinner, which brings...

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