Interfaith

McNeil Island Prison Inmates Keep the Faiths

August 13, 2008

Author: Ian Demsky

Source: The News Tribune

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2008110913_apwamultiplefaiths.html

Arlen Lopez grew up Catholic but came to question some of the tenets of that faith, such as the emphasis on the Virgin Mary and the ability of confession to wash away sin. Although he now thinks of himself simply as a Christian, he says he's still Catholic at heart.

"It's in the blood...

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Nigeria: Govt Moves to Avert Religious Crisis

August 12, 2008

Author: Imam Imam

Source: All Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200808120296.html

Zamfara State government has moved in swiftly to avert a possible clash between Christians and Muslims in the state.

It has therefore sent a warning to all its citizens not to take part in any street demonstration to protest an alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad by some Dutch nationals.

Similar protests in the past had led to confrontation...

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Ohio Promotes State-Religion Partnerships to Help Needy

August 12, 2008

Author: Marilyn H. Karfeld

Source: Cleveland Jewish News

http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/articles/2008/08/08/news/local/bcover0808.txt

Bellefaire Jewish Children’s Bureau in Shaker Heights will receive $219,000 in taxpayer funds to mentor at-risk teens in foster care.

It is the only Jewish nonprofit to obtain funding this year through the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives...

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"A Common Word" Letter Sparks a Series of Dialogues Among Christians and Muslims

August 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Council of Churches

http://www.oikoumene.org/en/news/news-management/eng/a/article/1722/quota-common-wordquot.html

A recent dialogue held in late July at Yale University in the United States brought together Muslim and Christian scholars, intellectuals, academics and religious leaders from the United States and around the world. The event was one of a series of dialogues...

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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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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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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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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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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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