Interfaith

Protests Led By Religious Groups All This Week

July 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Chosun Ilbo

http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200807/200807020011.html

Street protests against the import of U.S. beef which had been organized by the People's Association for Measures Against Mad Cow Disease appear to have been taken over for the time being by religious organizations. Progressive organizations of the Catholic and Protestant churches and Buddhist orders have agreed to...

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Faith Leaders Give Mosque Blessing

July 2, 2008

Author: Roger Dickson

Source: The Cairns Post

http://www.cairns.com.au/article/2008/07/02/5108_local-news.html

Spiritual leaders from across the religious spectrum have thrown their support behind a controversial mosque set to be built in suburban Cairns.

Catholic, Anglican, Jewish and Buddhist leaders are all behind the push saying that all faiths have the right to a place of worship.

Plans to expand the mosque,...

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Obama Would Overhaul Bush's Faith-Based Initiatives

July 2, 2008

Author: Jane Lampman

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0702/p25s10-uspo.html

In a campaign already strongly emphasizing faith, Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama Tuesday announced his intent to make federal funding of religiously based organizations a key part of his push to help the needy.

His plan would overhaul and expand the controversial faith-based initiative that was an early cornerstone...

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Provide Workplace Prayer Space, Employers Urged

July 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Inspire Magazine

http://www.inspiremagazine.org.uk/news.aspx?action=view&id=2587

Employers are being urged to provide prayer rooms and quiet space to meet the religious needs of employees and promote diversity in the workplace in a guide launched this week in the City of London.

The guide outlines employer’s obligations regarding the religious needs of employees, the business case for providing...

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Ahmedabad Pays Tributes to Martyrs of Hindu-Muslim Unity

July 1, 2008

Author: Mudassir Rizwan

Source: Indian Muslim News and Information

http://www.indianmuslims.info/news/2008/jul/01/ahmedabad_pays_tributes_martyrs_hindu_muslim_unity.html

Leading citizens of Ahmedabad Tuesday paid rich tributes to Vasant and Rajab who sacrificed their lives for communal harmony 62 years ago.

A memorial programme, organised by the Movement for Democracy (MSD) and other...

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Women Take Leap of Faith

June 30, 2008

Author: Richard Dymond

Source: The Bradenton Herald

http://www.bradenton.com/local/story/708194.html

Bradenton's Habeebah Wahb, 12, nibbled on chicken and meatballs and mingled with fellow members of the Manatee-Sarasota Women's Interfaith Group on Sunday.

Habeebah, who attends Lee Middle School, is the youngest member of this relatively new and intriguing local group made up of about 70 women who celebrate their differences and similarities,...

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Walking for Peace

June 29, 2008

Author: Angela Pezzotti

Source: SooNews.ca

http://www.soonews.ca/viewarticle.php?id=17835

Syed Soharwardy put his ideas into action this summer when he began his Multi Faith Walk Against Violence. Soharwardy is very active in the Multi Faith community and he wanted to widen the audience for his message of peace beyond the mosques, churches and synagogues he visited so on April 20th in Halifax Nova Scotia he began his cross country walk.

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Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu and Catholic Schools to be Integrated into Nepal’s Education System

June 27, 2008

Author: Kalpit Parajuli

Source: Asia News

http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=12627&size=A

Confessional schools will be recognised by the state and receive public funds but must in return adapt to a national curriculum. This change does not pose any problem to Catholic schools, which are among the best in the country, but not so for all confessional schools which must implement major changes.

“Small amounts of money have been...

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Fez Music Festival Builds Bridges

June 27, 2008

Author: Magdi Abdelhadi

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7477108.stm

The week that Saudi Arabia held its first ever conference on interfaith dialogue, Morocco was hosting its 14th festival of World Sacred Music.

Artists from all over the world converged on its ancient city of Fez, to the east of the capital Rabat. While the Saudi gathering was made up of only Muslim clerics discussing a framework for future dialogue...

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Role of Faith Groups in EU Discussed

June 27, 2008

Author: Elham Asaad Buaras

Source: The Muslim News

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/paper/index.php?article=3569

Inclusion not exclusion, that is the verdict on the role of faith groups in the EU at a summit hosted by the UK’s Minister for Europe, Jim Murphy.

The seminar on Faith and Culture in modern Europe was organised in association with the Foreign Office on May 2 with the aim of addressing the ‘ghettoisation’ of...

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Religious Groups Gaining Higher Profile at UN

June 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times-Herald

http://www.times-herald.com/religion/Religious-groups-gaining-higher-profile-at-UN--494185

The United Nations is working with religious groups in new ways.

What has changed, according to Hilario G. Davide, permanent representative of the Philippine Mission to the UN, and others, is the emergence of a new understanding that closer collaboration with religions is...

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