Interfaith

At Synagogue, Pope Reiterates Respect For Jews

April 24, 2008

Author: JOHN THAVIS

Source: The Georgia Bulletin/CNS

http://www.georgiabulletin.org/local/2008/04/24/respect/

In a brief, movingly simple visit to a New York synagogue, Pope Benedict XVI expressed his respect for the city’s Jewish community and encouraged the building of “bridges of friendship” between religions.

The encounter April 18 marked the first time a pope has visited a Jewish place of worship in the United...

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Rockford Interfaith Council

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Address: Unitarian Universalist Church, 4848 Turner St., Rockford, IL
Phone: 815-399-1297

PM: Find Ways to Reach Out to Other Religions

April 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Star Online

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/4/23/nation/21031677&sec=nation

One of the most difficult “bridges” to build is to have people appreciate the value system of others, be it in terms of religion or forms of worship, said Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

The Prime Minister said that “bridge” should be cautiously built and...

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Multicultural Australia Sets the Tone for World Youth Day

April 22, 2008

Author: Sonya Bryskine

Source: Epoch Times

http://en.epochtimes.com/news/8-4-22/69583.html

Australia's multiculturalism and religious diversity is a perfect backdrop for the upcoming World Youth Day (WYD), which is said to be bigger than the 2000 Olympics.

Gone are the days when showing faith was considered "déclassé and unpopular", says respected sociologist and religion expert Professor Emeritus Gary D. Bouma from Monash University.
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Africa: Muslim-Christian Dialogue is Noble and Urgent for Continent

April 22, 2008

Author: Henry Makori

Source: allAfrica/Catholic Information Service for Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200804220877.html

Catholic bishops and other officials from sub-Saharan Africa met in Nairobi last week to evaluate the Church's progress in its relations with other religions, especially Islam. The conference, opened by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue at the Vatican, took place against a backdrop of...

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"Life to the Full," a Commentary on the Life of Krister Stendahl by James Carroll

April 21, 2008

Author: James Carroll

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2008/04/21/life_to_the_full/

WHAT TO say when a beloved friend dies? Krister Stendahl - once the Harvard Divinity School dean, Lutheran Bishop of Sweden, distinguished theologian, husband and father, man of God - would not have been troubled by mere silence. Krister knew how the mysteries of...

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Divine Inspiration on Net

April 21, 2008

Author: SUTHENTIRA GOVENDER

Source: Sunday Times

http://mybroadband.co.za/news/Internet/3558.html

A SOUTH African IT professional has created a virtual place of worship on the Facebook networking site to break down religious barriers between Hindus, Christians and Muslims.

Naufal Khan, 27, based in Rosebank, Johannesburg, decided to create the place of worship to enable people to discuss religion, post prayers, share spiritual experiences and...

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Catholics Host Gathering of Members of Various Faiths

April 21, 2008

Author: Regina Xie

Source: Catholic News

http://www.catholic.org.sg/cn/wordpress/?p=2090

Representatives from the Catholic, Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh and Muslim communities gathered for fellowship at St. Joseph's Institution International (SJI International) on Apr 12.

Organized by the Archdiocesan Council for Inter-Religious and Ecumenical Dialogue (IRED), the programme included a performance by a choir formed by students of SJI International, a...

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Interfaith Service Prays for Gaza

April 21, 2008

Author: Jennifer Khoury

Source: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

http://www.wrmea.com/archives/April_2008/0804064.html

ON THE TENTH day of Israel’s blockade of Gaza, and days after Gazans breached the seven-mile-long barrier along the border with Egypt, vigils and protests calling for an end to the blockade were held in nearly a dozen U.S. and Canadian cities. More than 120 people joined together for a Jan. 27 interfaith service at St...

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Creating Partnerships at Seder

April 20, 2008

Author: Ari B. Bloomekatz

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-passover20apr20,1,6929899.story

The maror looked strange to immigrant rights activist Angelica Salas, and she wasn't sure how bitter the bitter herbs would be.

"But I actually really enjoyed it," Salas said, recalling how she dipped parsley into saltwater and made her first Hillel sandwich at her first Passover...

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"The Vatican: Beyond the Abrahamic Dialogue," a Commentary by Eboo Patel

April 20, 2008

Author: EBOO PATEL

Source: Newsweek/Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/eboo_patel/2008/04/the_vatican_beyond_the_abraham.html

As usual, Jews and Muslims got all the headlines when it came to the Pope’s interfaith meetings.

But one of the most interesting things to me about the interfaith event that I attended on Thursday (read my discussion of it here), was the...

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Dalai Lama Tells Listeners to Embrace Their Traditions

April 20, 2008

Author: NIRAJ WARIKOO

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080420/NEWS05/804200574/1001/news

The Dalai Lama called for the respect of different cultures and interfaith understanding Saturday, saying that the future of the world depends on mutual acceptance.

"I always believe since all different traditions have some potential to bring inner peace, inner value ... it is...

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