Interfaith

Duke Adds Muslim Religious Leader

June 17, 2008

Author: Yonat Shimron

Source: News Observer

http://www.newsobserver.com/lifestyles/religion/story/1110613.html

In a sign of the changing makeup of its students, Duke University has hired its first imam, or Muslim religious leader, becoming one of only a handful of universities in the United States that have full-time Muslim clergy.

Abdullah Antepli, a native of Turkey who is completing his doctoral work at Hartford Seminary...

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Interfaith Dialog Center Awards Honor NJ Notables

June 15, 2008

Author: Jamie Duffy

Source: The Star-Ledger

http://www.nj.com/helpinghands/jamieduffy/index.ssf/2008/06/interfaith_dialog_center_award.html

To strains of Middle Eastern melody and percussion, 200 guests sat down to yellow lentil soup and hummus at the Interfaith Dialog Center's first ever awards ceremony June 8 at the Hilton Hotel in Hasbrouck Heights.

The Center created in 2003 by Turkish-...

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Religion 'Important for Future of Europe'

June 14, 2008

Author: George Conger

Source: Religious Intelligence

http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/news/?NewsID=2155

RELIGION will continue to play an important part as an agent for progressive social change in the “post-modern, model state,” the British Minister for Europe Jim Murphy told a Foreign Office seminar on ‘Faith in Europe’ last week.

“We need to acknowledge the communitarian vigour of religious life,...

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Documentary Looks at Faith and Alcoholics Anonymous

June 10, 2008

Author: Rich Heldenfels

Source: Akron Beacon Journal

http://www.ohio.com/entertainment/19706084.html

The place of religious faith in Alcoholics Anonymous gets extensive consideration in the documentary God As We Understand Him: A Film About Faith and the 12 Step Movement.

Airing at 10 tonight on WNEO/WEAO (Channels 45/49), the hourlong production comes from the Akron-based husband-and-wife team of Joshua Gippin and Shane Wynn, who began work on...

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Commentary by Eboo Patel: "God and Man at Dartmouth"

June 9, 2008

Author: Eboo Patel

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/eboo_patel/2008/06/god_and_man_at_dartmouth.html

I chuckled to myself wondering what William F. Buckley, the author of the landmark conservative tract God and Man at Yale, might have thought of this year’s Baccalaureate Service at Dartmouth College. In addition to Christian hymns and Bible readings, there was a Native...

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England: Religious Leaders Call for Cooperation to Combat Poverty

June 9, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Episcopal Life

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81808_97713_ENG_HTM.htm

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, June 9 hosted religious leaders of different faiths to discuss the power of multi-religious cooperation to combat poverty and achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Williams is a co-president of Religions for Peace, the largest multi-religious coalition.

"Mobilizing the...

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Religious Tolerance Flourishes on Tunisia's Djerba Island

June 6, 2008

Author: Jamel Arfaoui

Source: Magharebia

http://www.magharebia.com/cocoon/awi/xhtml1/en_GB/features/awi/reportage/2008/06/06/reportage-01

Eliza Wazzen was playing in the middle of the school yard with her cousin Gael and friend Ahlam Chehibi when scores of visitors appeared. The children didn't understand anything about what was going on around them or why all these strangers were taking pictures. For Eliza...

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Muslim Leaders Affirm Saudi King's Interfaith Effort

June 6, 2008

Author: Caryle Murphy

Source: Religion News Service/The Pew Forum

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=15791

Hundreds of Muslim leaders from around the world have endorsed Saudi King Abdullah's recent call for intensified interfaith dialogue in order to dampen global conflict and demonstrate Islam's commitment to solving world problems.

The declaration came on Friday (June 6) at the close of a three-day conference in Islam's holy city...

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St. Maarten a Terrific Candidate for Tapping Faith Tourism Market

June 3, 2008

Author: Judy H. Fitzpatrick and Hazel Durand

Source: The Daily Herald

http://www.thedailyherald.com/news/daily/l010/faith010.html

St. Maarten may be only sixteen square miles, but its varied facilities, natural Caribbean setting, strategic location and cultural and religious diversity make it a prime candidate for faith tourism, a multibillion-dollar industry beckoning to be exploited.

With the pressure to find new niche markets to...

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