Interfaith

Faith Leaders Urge Long-Term Solutions for Gulf Coast

September 16, 2008

Author: Ashley Gipson

Source: Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2008/09/faith-leaders-urge-longterm-so.php

More than 100 religious leaders have urged the federal government and both major political parties to develop long-term solutions to address poverty and environmental concerns along the Gulf Coast.

In an attempt to solve what they called a "moral crisis," the religious leaders sent the statement...

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Pan-Religious Group Will Focus on Climate, Energy

September 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Honolulu Advertiser

http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080915/NEWS25/809150334/1318/LOCALNEWSFRONT

A chapter of a national movement to raise awareness of climate change and energy issues among religious groups has opened in Hawai'i and will hold a dedication ceremony from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Church of the Crossroads, 1212 University...

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SC Chief Leads Interfaith Meet in Oro

September 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sun Star

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/net/2008/09/14/sc.chief.leads.interfaith.meet.in.oro.html

A group of Christian and Muslim peaceniks that included the Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice gathered on Saturday in Cagayan de Oro to "pray and fast" for peace in Mindanao.

Chief Justice Reynato Puno voiced concern over the recent violence in some parts of Mindanao during...

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Women Working for Peace in World

September 14, 2008

Author: Yvette Kimm

Source: The Herald Tribune

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20080914/COLUMNIST/809140335/-1/newssitemap

As founder and president of the Center for Religious Tolerance, Andrea Blanch works for peace, understanding, respect and acceptance of all cultures, races and religions. One of the center's newest projects was the formation of the Sarasota-Bradenton Women's Interfaith Network to build bridges...

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Ramadan Unites Faiths in Jordan

September 14, 2008

Author: Suha Philip Ma’ayeh

Source: The National

http://www.thenational.ae/article/20080914/FOREIGN/669944587/1011/SPORT

Haneen Bisharat, 18, is looking forward to experienc[ing] what it feels like to fast during Ramadan in solidarity with her Muslim university friends.

“I want to fast for an entire day and see how my friends can stay without food and water until the evening,” said Ms Bisharat, who is a...

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Faiths Unite for Opening of New Hospital Space

September 12, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: West Briton

http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/homepagenews/Faiths-unite-opening-new-hospital-space/article-324224-detail/article.html

A new multi-faith space has been opened at Bodmin Hospital for patients and staff.

The refurbished Quiet Room is intended for people of diverse faiths and spiritual traditions seeking a place of peace and reflection...

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Boston University Hosts Interfaith Gathering Organized by American Islamic Congress

September 11, 2008

Author: Vittorio Hernandez

Source: All Headline News

[allheadlinenews.com/articles/7012258197]

While the nation marked the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attack Thursday, the American Islamic Congress held an interfaith gathering at Boston University to find ways to dispel Islamic stereotypes reinforced by the Sept. 11 incident.

The gathering drew 75 Christians, Jews and Muslims to hold an interfaith iftar, which is the breaking of the fast after sunset during Ramadan, a major Islamic event...

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Unity World Day of Prayer, September 11

September 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Nassau Guardian

http://www.thenassauguardian.com/religion/311444469115868.php

Hundreds of thousands of people across the globe will join Silent Unity, an international and transdenominational prayer ministry, and Unity churches around the world in a sacred partnership of prayer on Thursday, September 11, the 15th annual Unity World Day of Prayer. The theme this year will be "Celebrating Oneness, Healing the...

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State-Approved Chinese Religious Leaders Meet with Jimmy Carter

September 8, 2008

Author: Jennifer Riley

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20080908/state-approved-chinese-religious-leaders-meet-with-jimmy-carter.htm

A delegation of government-recognized Chinese religious leaders is in Atlanta through Tuesday to meet with American faith leaders, political leaders, as well as former President Jimmy Carter.

The group is made up of...

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Keeping Faith With Victims of 9-11

September 8, 2008

Author: Marcy Miranda

Source: Express-News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/religion/27980944.html

As Catholics at San Fernando Cathedral rose to pray during the Mass intentions Sunday, the Rev. Tony Vilano read aloud 30 names — each a victim of the 9-11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

The reading was part of Keeping Faith, Keeping Freedom, an interfaith celebration in its second year. Participating churches,...

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Hindus Helping Fasting Muslims in Bihar Camps

September 8, 2008

Author: Imran Kha

Source: Arab News

http://arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=113994&d=8&m=9&y=2008&pix=world.jpg&category=World

Setting an example of communal harmony in relief camps in flood-hit Bihar, Hindus are helping Muslims keep Ramadan fast by sharing their meager resources. “What is interesting to note that Hindus are helping Muslims to keep fast by providing whatever possible in relief...

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Indian Spiritual Leader Felicitated in California

September 6, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/story/358117.html

An Indian spiritual leader has been honoured for his work on peace, spiritualism and religious tolerance by a US state of California.

Jain muni Lokprakash Lokesh, founder of Ahimsa Vishva Bharti, who recently undertook a global peace march to promote religious harmony and peace, was presented ‘Key of the City’ by the Mayor Joe Esteves of...

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