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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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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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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Op-Ed: "The New Interfaith Generation" By: Eboo Patel

August 4, 2008

Author: Eboo Patel

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/eboo_patel/2008/08/interfaith_generation.html

I had the chance to speak to 3,000 young people at the United Church of Christ's National Youth Event in Tennessee 10 days ago. I paused in the middle of my talk to ask a question: "How many of you know someone from a different religion personally - a Jew or a Muslim or a Hindu?"...

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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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Kashmir Shuts Down Over Land Row

August 4, 2008

Author: Altaf Hussain

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7540157.stm

A shutdown is being observed in Indian-controlled Kashmir valley to protest against alleged assaults on Muslims in the state's Jammu region.

The Hindus in Jammu have been protesting ever since the state government rescinded the transfer of land to a Hindu shrine.

Muslims had protested saying that the move was aimed at altering the demographic...

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