Interfaith

Festival Urges Middle East Faith Dialogue

August 10, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: United Press International

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2008/08/10/Festival_urges_Middle_East_faith_dialogue/UPI-86601218366114/

Interfaith reconciliation in the Middle East was a key theme at the Global Peace Festival USA on Washington's National Mall.

Elik El-Hanen, an Israeli Jew, and Aziz Abu Sarah, a Palestinian Arab spoke on behalf of a group of 500 bereaved...

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Interfaith Dialogue Unites Groups

August 10, 2008

Author: Nikki Patrick

Source: The Morning Sun

http://www.morningsun.net/news/x282403726/Interfaith-dialogue-unites-groups

Christians and Muslims are getting to know each other a little better through an interfaith dialogue that started in June.

“Khamis Siam and I have been discussing this possibility for at least four years,” said Charles Peterson, a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of...

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Interfaith Meeting Discusses Stress Tolerance

August 10, 2008

Author: Mujeeb Osman

Source: India Post News Service

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/3509/

Urdu Caucus of North America hosted a dinner event in Lindenhurst, last week. Lake County and Chicago area officials besides representatives of different faiths attended the meeting the purpose of which was to get people of diverse faith to have an exchange of ideas and a frank discussion. Participants in the event spoke of the importance of maintaining...

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Nigeria: Fashola, Sultan, Onaiyekan Task Citizens On Religious Conflicts

August 9, 2008

Author: Sam Eyoboka

Source: All Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200808110641.html

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammed Sa'ad Abubakar III and the National President of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Archbishop John Onaiyekan had called for a concerted effort by all Nigerians to tackle ethno-religious conflicts in Nigeria.

Declaring open the third quarterly general meeting of the South-West...

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Olympic Athletes Can’t Cross Line in Displays of Faith

August 9, 2008

Author: Alan Goldenbach

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.projo.com/religion/content/lb_olympics_religion_08-09-08_HNB4F26_v5.1d098cf.html

Sanya Richards envisions 91,000 fans at Beijing National Stadium and millions more on television watching her cross the finish line first in the 400 meters later this month. Immediately afterward, Richards said, she plans to kneel, say a quick prayer and then point...

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Religious Leaders Unite in Climate Call

August 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Australian

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24143228-26103,00.html

Dozens of religious leaders have signed an open letter to the federal government calling for fast, decisive action on climate change.

The letter, signed in Sydney today, says Australia has a "moral obligation'' to make deep cuts to greenhouse emissions because it has been a relatively large polluter....

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Muslims "Not Welcome" at Interfaith Prayer Centre in Genoa

August 6, 2008

Author: Richard Owen

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article4472073.ece

A proposal to turn a medieval palace in Genoa founded by Crusader knights into a multi faith prayer centre for Muslims, Jews and Christians has run into opposition from local politicians who say Muslims are "not welcome".

Members of the anti immigrant Northern League - which is part of the centre Right government led...

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Interfaith Leaders Ask Candidates to Address Poverty

August 4, 2008

Author: Philip Jenks

Source: Worldwide Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2008/08/msg00031.html

High ranking Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Protestant leaders have called on the presidential candidates of both major parties to use their primetime slots at the nominating conventions to offer plans for combating poverty.

"As people of faith, we believe that it is immoral to ignore our nation's most vulnerable populations," the leaders said in letters to...

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