Interfaith

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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Stony Point Center Hosts Inclusive Religious Artworks

June 22, 2008

Author: Akiko Matsuda

Source: The Journal News

http://lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080622/NEWS03/806220378/-1/NEWSFRONT

The Stony Point Center has recently become the home of numerous religious and spiritual artworks from all over the world.

The collection was permanently loaned to the center by the Rev. James Parks Morton, president and chairman of the board for the Interfaith Center of New York in...

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MILF Okays Religious Groups’ Part in Peace Bid

June 22, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Daily Tribune

http://www.tribune.net.ph/headlines/20080622hed3.html

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has welcomed the participation of priests, pastors and imams to the search for the elusive peace in Mindanao, saying they can help a lot in prescribing the best solution to the conflict in the region.

Sheikh Muhammad Muntassir, chairman of the MILF committee on da’wah (Islamic call), said in...

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Nigeria: Nirec Calms Religious Frayed Nerves

June 22, 2008

Author: Salisu Na'inna Dambatta

Source: Daily Trust/AllAfrica

http://allafrica.com/stories/200806230739.html

The Nigeria Inter Religious Council (NIREC) came into being after the dawn of democracy in 1999 to serve as a platform for high-level dialogue between the leaders of Christians and Muslims in this country, thereby promoting public good.

It organises conferences designed to promote understanding, appreciation of one another and the...

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