Interfaith

A Religious Divide, But Students Find Common Ground

August 18, 2008

Author: Anna Patty

Source: The Sidney Morning Herald

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2008/08/17/1218911460377.html?feed=fairfaxdigitalxml

Students from Moriah College and Punchbowl Boys High approached each other with trepidation when they came together in the morning, but by the end of the day they had discovered they had more similarities than differences.

About 20 students from each school met in Punchbowl...

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Waging Peace: Interfaith Youth Movement for Peace

August 18, 2008

Author: Josh Walsh

Source: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

http://www.wrmea.com/archives/August_2008/0808060b.html

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) hosted a seminar on “Advancing the Interfaith Youth Movement for Peace” on June 10 in Washington, DC. The speakers represented a variety of organizations that are engaging young people around the world as partners and future leaders in interfaith works.

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Seek and You Shall Find Quiet Retreats in Upstate New York

August 17, 2008

Author: Michael Virtanen

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.projo.com/travel/content/TRV-RELIGIOUS-RETREATS_08-17-08_OTAUEVA_v15.230db99.html

At the former Shaker village known as Abode of the Message, where the Taconic Mountains roll into the Berkshires and New York touches Massachusetts, Yaqin Aubert read aloud Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Zoroastrian, Judaic, Christian and Islamic texts during the Sunday...

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Royal Fathers Seek Religious Harmony

August 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: This Day Online

http://www.thisdayonline.com/nview.php?id=119865

Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar III and the Chairman of Eastern States Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Cletus Ilomuanya have jointly canvassed religious tolerance as a means of cementing the unity of the country.

According to the eminent leaders, religious tolerance and respect for one another will go a long way in strengthening the peace in...

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Olympic Religious Center Panned

August 16, 2008

Author: Ariana Eunjung Cha

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/aug/16/olympic-religious-center-panned/

The Olympic Village's religious center has become the target of a quiet protest by athletes, coaches and other delegates who say its staffing and services fall woefully short of the promises made by Chinese organizers.

Previous Olympic hosts welcomed foreign chaplains, but China has banned...

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Post-9/11, Faiths Rallied to Protect Muslims

August 16, 2008

Author: Rich Barlow

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/08/16/post_911_faiths_rallied_to_protect_muslims/

After the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, leaders in New Brunswick, N.J., had an immediate concern: protecting their Muslim neighbors.

The city, a university and healthcare industry hub of 50,000, is on the commuter rail run into New York City, 30 miles...

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Encouraging Dialogue

August 16, 2008

Author: Brent Davis

Source: GuelphMercury.com

http://news.guelphmercury.com/Life/article/368611

Darrol Bryant was born into a time of conflict, a time when the world was at war.

And growing up in the United States in the years following the Second World War, he became acutely aware of the unspeakable horrors that had defined this period in history.

"What happened to the Jews of Europe in the Second World War . . . has haunted me...

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Under Half of Weddings Religious

August 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/7562915.stm

Fewer than half of all marriages in 2007 were religious ceremonies, according to annual figures from the Registrar General.

About 48% of couples opted for religious weddings and about 52% had civil ceremonies, compared with 55% and 45% respectively in 1997.

Almost 8,000 civil marriages were conducted at places other than register...

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Inter-Religious Youth Group Celebrates Open Debate

August 13, 2008

Author: Henrik Hansson

Source: World Council of Churches

http://www.oikoumene.org/en/news/news-management/eng/a/article/1722/inter-religious-youth-gro.html

During a youth interfaith seminar outside Geneva last month some participants realized the religious differences are usually smaller than imagined and cultural differences are often more significant than expected.

During three weeks in July...

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Interfaith Marriages Fairly Common in United States

August 13, 2008

Author: Sonya Weakley

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20080813101051tsop.nb/topstory.html

Mark and Meris Steele gave little thought to the role of religion in their marriage until three years after their first child was born. It was then that Mark, a Catholic, and Meris, born Jewish, started sending their son Spencer to Jewish Sunday school.

They now realize it was at that point they decided to raise their children...

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