Interfaith

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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Women in Christian-Muslim Dialogue Want to Break Down Stereotypes

September 22, 2008

Author: Naveen Qayyum

Source: World Council of Churches

http://www.oikoumene.org/en/news/news-management/eng/a/article/1722/women-in-christian-muslim.html

Can women play a strong role in bringing reconciliation and tolerance to the communities in conflict? Can divisions and divides be resolved from a faith-based perspective, when religion often is considered a cause of violence?

These were some...

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Interfaith Unity Walk Commemorates 9/11

September 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The India Post

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/3928/

A handful of religious organizations sponsored the 9/11 Unity Walk, a gathering to commemorate the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks and promote interfaith solidarity and peace-building.

The event, now in its fourth year, takes place simultaneously in Washington DC and New York. More than five hundred participants representing a wide array...

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Openness: Poll Finds Americans' Ideas about Heaven Changing

September 20, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Winston-Salem Journal/Religion News Service

http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2008/sep/20/openness-poll-finds-americans-ideas-about-heaven-c/

Heaven is no longer viewed as an exclusive place by many Americans, according to a new survey from Baylor University.

When researchers polled U.S. adults about who (and how many) will get into heaven, 54 percent of...

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Religion Affects Voters Much as it Did in 2004

September 20, 2008

Author: David Yonke

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080920/NEWS09/809200378

A survey of religious groups' political leanings shows remarkably little change between the current presidential campaign and the 2004 race, according to pollster John C. Green of the University of Akron.

"My staff called me a slave driver because I had them run the data 50 or 60 times,"...

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Poll Finds Familiar Religious Divisions in Presidential Race

September 19, 2008

Author: Stephanie Warsmith

Source: The Beacon Journal

http://www.ohio.com/news/break_news/28668694.html

Evangelical Protestants and non-Latino Catholics are backing Sen. John McCain for president.

Black Protestants, Jews and atheists prefer Sen. Barack Obama.

In other words, the breakdown of support for the Republican and Democratic candidates is similar to that seen in the 2004 presidential election.

These are among the...

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Democrats Highlight Their Religion in Voter Outreach

September 18, 2008

Author: Douglas Belkin

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122170378696950927.html?mod=rss_Politics_And_Policy

With her husband, a Baptist minister, standing at the back of the room, Judy Baker delivered a stump speech here last month with references to her faith, her God and the moral imperative of the policies she champions.

Though her speech had flourishes right out of the GOP...

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Faiths Unite at Ramadan Dinner

September 17, 2008

Author: Raymond Carlson and Greta Stetson

Source: Yale Daily News

http://www.yaledailynews.com/articles/view/25202

On Tuesday evening, Commons Dining Hall was transformed into something “between Hogwarts and Medina,” in the words of Eboo Patel, the keynote speaker at Yale’s seventh annual Ramadan Banquet.

Nearly filling the room to capacity, more than 500 Yale students, faculty and staff and New Haven residents crowded into...

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