Interfaith

Interfaith Council Celebrates 25 Years of Dialogue

April 5, 2008

Author: Blackwell Thomas

Source: The Southern

http://www.southernillinoisan.com/articles/2008/04/06/front_page/24004654.txt

This month, the Carbondale Civic Center will host an art exhibit sponsored by Carbondale's Interfaith Council.

The exhibit features a couple of dozen works covering a multitude of mediums including canvas, construction paper, metal and cloth.

Despite the physical differences, each...

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Lucknow Park to Link Religion with Trees

April 5, 2008

Author: AMITA VERMA

Source: Howrah News Service

http://howrah.org/india_news/8786.html

The UP forest department has now hit upon a novel idea to promote national integration. The forest officials are planning a unique theme park at the Kukrail picnic spot, located on the outskirts of the state capital, which will have trees and plants that have religious significance.

Called the "Kukrail Vatika", this first-of-its-kind park will be spread across five-...

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Pope Adds Meetings With Jewish Leaders to U.S. Itinerary

April 4, 2008

Author: LAURIE GOODSTEIN

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/04/us/04pope.html

At 80, Pope Benedict XVI has limited his coming trip to the United States to 13 public events, but the church made a surprise announcement on Thursday that he had added two brief meetings — both with Jewish leaders.

One is a quick stopover at the Park East Synagogue in New York on April 18. It will be the first time a pope has ever...

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Religious Community Holds Vigil After Vandalism

April 3, 2008

Author: Jennifer Thome

Source: CBS3, Springfield

http://www.cbs3springfield.com/news/local/17281829.html

For weeks the Islamic Center in West Springfield has been cleaning up broken glass and listening to threatening phone calls. On Thursday night, the interfaith community came together to show their solidarity.

Mohammad Saleem Bajwa, President of Islamic Society, says "{The Islamic community} has a strong fear that something is going...

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At CBAAC, Olupona Canvasses Inter- Faith Dialogue as Panacea to Religious Crises

April 3, 2008

Author: Mcphilips Nwachukwu

Source: All Africa/Vanguard

http://allafrica.com/stories/200804030448.html

In her continued effort to ensuring global understanding and appreciation of Black African arts, culture, history and civilization, Centre for Black African Arts and Civilization, CBAAC last week at the Banquet Hall of Excellence Hotels, Ogba, Ikeja held a very high profile lecture on the volatile subject of religion.

It came on the heel of...

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Cambodia Hosts Inter-Religion Meeting for Asian Pacific Countries

April 3, 2008

Author: Song Shutao

Source: China View

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-04/03/content_7913305.htm

An inter-religion meeting was launched here on Thursday for religious leaders from 15 countries in Asian Pacific region to talk about cooperation, peace and harmony in the world.

All religious sects have to work together to help this globe to have peace, food security and contribute to poverty reduction, Cambodian Prime...

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U.S. Muslims and Mormons Share Deepening Ties

April 2, 2008

Author: David Haldane

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-morlims2apr02,1,2488142.story

The Mormon Church has to be among the most outgoing on earth; in recent years its leaders have reached out to, among others, Latinos, Koreans, Catholics and Jews.

One of the most enthusiastic responses, however, has come from what some might consider a surprising source: U.S. Muslims.

"We are...

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Jewish Leader Calls Hagee 'Extremist'

April 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AP

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gMW-iUj5Lda9Ebab2CY32xy62K5QD8VQ23E80

The leader of the largest branch of American Judaism said Wednesday that synagogues in the movement shouldn't work with the Rev. John Hagee, a Christian Zionist, calling him an "extremist" on Israeli policy who disparages other faiths.

Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the liberal Union for Reform Judaism, said Hagee...

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Prophetic Voices Celebration

March 31, 2008

Author: Nick Alpers

Source: The Philadelphia Jewish Voice

http://www.pjvoice.com/v34/34602shalom.aspx

The Shalom Center in Mount Airy will host its Prophetic Voices celebration will Sunday April 6, 2008 at Congregation Mishkan Shalom, 1401Freeland Avenue, Roxborough.

This year three national religious leaders along with three local leaders are being honored. National honorees are Ruth Messinger, head of the Jewish World Service who built a multi-...

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Symposium Focuses on Women in Religion

March 31, 2008

Author: Henry L. Davis

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/buffaloerie/story/311868.html

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Buffalo Chapter took on a monumental task Sunday, conducting an interfaith conversation on the role of women in religion.

It’s a potentially controversial subject that one might spend years studying — as well as arguing over — and still not entirely grasp.
...

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Interfaith Event Fosters New Insights

March 31, 2008

Author: ANN ZANIEWSKI

Source: The Oakland Press

http://www.theoaklandpress.com/stories/033108/loc_20080331279.shtml

Beheejah Shakoor learned from a rabbi that the yarmulke is worn as a reminder of a higher power, something she said she also believes.

"You realize we have more in common than differences," Shakoor, a Muslim nurse from South Lyon, said. Shakoor was among about 100 women of various faiths who attended Sunday's "...

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Immigration, Pluralism Bring New Faiths to Fox Valley

March 30, 2008

Source: Courier News

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/couriernews/lifestyles/866504,3_5_EL30_FAITH_S1.article

The building retains its classically American-Protestant design outside, right up to the steeple pointing heavenward. Inside, the pews have been removed to accommodate Eastern worshippers, and the former pulpit focal point has given way to a 6-foot-tall white marble statue of Sai Baba.

This is the Shirdi Sai Temple, a...

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Ithaca's Buddhist Monastery Unique in U.S.

March 29, 2008

Author: Parveen Talpur

Source: Star-Gazette/Gannett News Service

http://www.star-gazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080329/LIFE/803290309/1035

Tucked inside a turn-of-the-century Victorian house at 412 Aurora St. in Ithaca is a well-known Buddhist monastery that draws in students and visitors from all over North America.

"From the outside, you couldn't tell it is a temple because it is a house in a...

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