Interfaith

Sikhnet: Southall Event Proves Excellent

April 8, 2008

Author: Alex Hayes

Source: SikhNet/www.ealingtimes.co.uk

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/9CADE5B09D96BF0887257425005841FF

A top religious leader has said a huge Sikh procession which passed through Southall yesterday [has] brought the area's communities together.

Snowy weather did not dampen the spirits of around 50,000 people who turned out for the Vaisakhi Procession in celebration of...

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Op-Ed: "Hardship for Evangelicals in Jordan: Lessons for All Christians," by Imad Shehadeh

April 8, 2008

Author: Imad Shehadeh

Source: Christianity Today

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2008/aprilweb-only/115-22.0.html

The media in the East and West have recently been reporting the denunciation of evangelicals by the council of the Catholic and Orthodox bishops in Jordan. The bishops' denunciation was in support of the government's deportations of foreign missionaries, pastors, seminary students, and teachers. Some evangelical...

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Tamil Tigers Appeal Over Shrine

April 8, 2008

Author: Frances Harrison

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7336855.stm

Sri Lankan rebels have asked Norwegian peace brokers to pressurise the government to end violence near the country's most revered Catholic shrine.

The rebels say the army has been shelling the church compound in Madhu in Tamil Tiger-controlled territory near the frontline in the fighting.

But the army blames the Tigers for taking up...

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Buddha's Birthday 'For All Cultures'

April 7, 2008

Author: AMANDA KING

Source: Times

http://www.times.co.nz/cms/news/2008/04/art100019860.php

BUDDHA’S birthday celebrations at the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist temple in Botany on Sunday will be a day for all cultures and religions to come together, the organisers say.

“It’s to foster a better understanding of other cultures and religious groups,” says temple manager Rev Man Wang.

“Buddhism accepts...

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Interfaith Youths Unite in Volunteerism

April 7, 2008

Author: Peter Schworm

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/04/07/interfaith_youths_unite_in_volunteerism/

As a group of students grabbed rakes and spades to help clean up a neighborhood park in Jamaica Plain yesterday, Danyal Najmi knelt in quiet prayer on the sidewalk. An observant Muslim who prays five times a day, the Tufts University senior checked his compass to face...

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Faiths Come Together to Serve Community

April 6, 2008

Author: Stephanie Esposito

Source: WFMZ, Pennsylvania

http://wfmz.com/view/?id=248102

Christians, Muslims and Jews in Allentown spent the day yesterday working together on community service projects throughout the city. The interfaith coalition was designed to make improvements to the city and interfaith relationships. WFMZ's Stephanie Esposito [has] the story.

It was a productive day for the city of Allentown. Not only did a lengthy list of service projects...

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"This Case of Conscience”: Spiritual Flushing and the Remonstrance

April 6, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Queens Museum

http://www.queensmuseum.org/exhibitions/flushing.htm

In the new millennium, religion, its relation to the state and mutual respect are hot-button issues across the globe. In Flushing, Queens, this very conversation started 350 years ago with the Flushing Remonstrance. The Flushing Remonstrance was drafted in 1657 and signed by a group of Flushing residents who were offended by the persecution of religions...

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Religious Diversity Featured in Castellani Museum Exhibit

April 6, 2008

Author: Denise Jewell Gee

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/lifearts/religion/story/316879.html

Visitors to Niagara University’s Castellani Museum will get a glimpse of the region’s religious diversity now through Dec. 14.

A new exhibit, “Devotional Displays: Personal and Community Traditions,” features 30 photographs and three installations of folk religious displays that range from St....

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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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