Interfaith

Jesters of Different Faiths Use Laughs to Bridge the Divide

May 31, 2008

Author: Marek Fuchs

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/31/us/31religion.html?_r=1&em&ex=1212379200&en=93d9f037fa917cc8&ei=5087%0A&oref=slogin

The Jewish comedian began with a routine about raising adolescents. “There was a reason Abraham was asked to sacrifice Isaac at 12 and not 13,” he said. “At 13, it wouldn’t have been a sacrifice....

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Interfaith 'Inreach' in a Conservative Setting

May 30, 2008

Author: Martha Moody Jacobs

Source: The Observer

http://www.jewishdayton.org/page.html?ArticleID=177135

A few years ago, when Beth Abraham Synagogue member Steven Fraim was undergoing conversion to Judaism, Rabbi Bernard Barsky told him about training to become a Keruv (outreach) consultant.

Keruv, a project of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs, grapples with the issue of how Conservative Judaism should respond to interfaith...

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Sikhs in France Plan New School to Combat Turban Ban

May 30, 2008

Author: Sanjay Suri

Source: Sikh Network/IBN Live

http://www.sikhnet.com/daily-news/sikhs-france-plan-new-school-combat-turban-ban

Paris: The French ban on turbans for Sikh boys at school has brought extraordinary problems for parents and extraordinary solutions.

When Sikh boys play on the streets of Paris, their parents can worry in more ways than one.Because they never know when it could become all play and no...

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CBF Forum Calls for Political and Religious Tolerance

May 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SANA’A, NewsYemen

http://www.newsyemen.net/en/view_news.asp?sub_no=3_2008_05_26_7250

The President’s political advisor Dr. Abdul-Karim al-Iryani, head of the Cultural Bridges Forum (CBF) has stressed the importance of religious and political tolerance in Yemen.

Al-Iryani said in a two-day forum on “Religious and Political Tolerance in Yemen”, launched Sunday morning by the...

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Bolton Faiths Unite for Victims of Disasters

May 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Bolton News

http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/display.var.2309259.0.bolton_faiths_unite_for_victims_of_disasters.php

Religious groups from Bolton are coming together to raise funds for the victims of two devastating natural disasters.

The Bolton Interfaith Council is organising a "Helping in Harmony" event following the cyclone in Burma and the Chinese...

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Interfaith Group Blasts Dunkin' on Keffiyeh

May 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: JTA

http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/108830.html

An interfaith group that includes rabbis blasted Dunkin' Donuts for yielding to pressure to pull an ad featuring a keffiyeh.

The online ad featured Rachael Ray, the celebrity cook, posing against a background of cherry blossoms, wearing a black and white keffiyeh scarf, and holding up iced coffee. Conservative bloggers led by Michelle Malkin complained...

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Britain's Got Talent: Dancing to the Same Beat

May 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Network/The Telegraph

http://www.sikhnet.com/people/britains-got-talent-dancing-same-beat

A Michael Jackson tribute act featuring a Muslim and a Sikh has proved a massive hit on the TV show Britain's Got Talent. Here, Signature give their first interview with Celia Walden

On 29 May 08: Britain's got talent favourites Signature gave the Telegraph's Celia Walden a dance lesson and a quick...

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Blair Launches Faith Foundation

May 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7427809.stm

Former prime minister Tony Blair has launched a faith foundation to tackle global poverty, challenge conflict and unite the world's religions.

Mr Blair, who is a Roman Catholic, unveiled the foundation in New York.

The Tony Blair Faith Foundation has three aims: to promote faith as a force for good, improve awareness between...

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Interfaith Pep Rally for Israel Rocks the Forum

May 29, 2008

Author: Brad A. Greenberg

Source: Jewish Journal

http://www.jewishjournal.com/los_angeles/article/interfaith_pep_rally_for_israel_rocks_the_forum_20080528/

Karen Lyons kept smacking my leg and acting as if she was going to jump out of her seat. She's a church-going Christian from Pacific Palisades, married to a temple-attending Jew, and she's prone to such reactions when asked why she loves Israel...

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Help Fix Global Warming, Interfaith Leaders Will Tell Politicians

May 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/green/greenblog/2008/05/help_fix_global_warming_interf_1.html

A group of interfaith leaders this morning are expected to deliver more than 1,000 signatures to Gov. Deval Patrick and House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi to demonstrate the religious community's deep concern for the environment.

The Massachusetts Interfaith...

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Seventh-Day Adventist Church Invites Hindu Leader Zed to its World Headquarters

May 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20080528150555tsop.nb/newsblaze/WORLDNEW/World-News.html

As a remarkable interfaith gesture, Seventh-day Adventist Church has invited acclaimed Hindu leader Rajan Zed to its world headquarters in Maryland (USA) and meet its leaders.

Carol E. Rasmussen of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty department of the Church, in a communique to Zed,...

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Young Muslims More Open to Interfaith Dialogue Says Vatican

May 28, 2008

Author: Bess Twiston Davies

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article4023109.ece

Younger Muslims are radically altering the "climate" of interfaith dialogue, the head of the Vatican's Council for interreligious dialogue has said.

"There is a change of climate [in interreligious dialogue] now" said Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, head of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue said on...

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Muslims of Tibet

May 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New Nation

http://nation.ittefaq.com/issues/2008/05/27/news0819.htm

Masood Butt is a Tibetan, living in India. But, unlike most other Tibetans in exile, who are Buddhists, Butt is a Muslim. However, apart from his faith, there is little else to distinguish Butt from other Tibetans. He follows Tibetan customs, speaks the language fluently and regards the Dalai Lama as his leader. Yet, Butt's community - the Tibetan...

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