Interfaith

Sikh Youth Give Peers Taste of Sikh Program

March 25, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Post

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/2386/

The California Sikh Council and SCOC hosted the fourth Annual Interfaith Youth Forum, held at the Sikh Center of Orange County (SCOC) on March 9. The event is organized by the Interfaith Council of Central Orange County. The event was an incredible experience, with over 100 high school and 40 adult attendees from many different faith backgrounds.

Call to Offer Faith Class Choice

March 24, 2008

Author: Hannah Goff

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7311178.stm

Head teachers should allow imams, rabbis and priests to offer religious instruction to pupils in all state schools, teachers' leaders have said.

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) said the move would be a way to reunite divided communities.

The NUT said parents had a right to have specific schooling in their own faith, if that was what they...

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Yasin Malik Wants to Repair Hindu-Muslim Ties in Valley

March 24, 2008

Author: Mohua Chatterjee

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Yasin_Malik_wants_to_repair_Hindu-Muslim_ties_in_Valley/articleshow/2892806.cms

Militancy in Kashmir, which started in 1989, took a toll on the Muslim-Hindu cohabitation in the Valley that formed the basis of Kashmiri culture.

Realising that the process of resolving the Kashmir issue will now have...

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Gobind Sadan USA Dedicates New Temple Today

March 22, 2008

Author: Rohan Mascarenhas

Source: Central New York News

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2008/03/gobind_sadan_usa_dedicates_new.html

Seven years after four teenage arsonists destroyed the Gobind Sadan USA temple in Palermo, around 60 community leaders and worshippers gathered today to dedicate the rebuilt place of worship.

The interfaith community, rooted in the teachings of Sikh philosophy, organized a...

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Interfaith Seder in Germany

March 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: JTA

http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/107621.html

The U.S. ambassador to Germany hosted an interfaith seder.

The model seder hosted by William R. Timken Jr. and his wife, Sue, was held March 19 - one month before the Passover holiday begins.

The event, which the American Jewish Committee office in Berlin helped coordinate, was led by Berlin Rabbi Chaim Rozwaski. Berlin Chabad Rabbi Yehudah...

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Interfaith Body Partnership with LWF and Global Nutrition Company Provides Clean Water to Thousands in Rwanda

March 21, 2008

Author: Pauline Mumia

Source: Lutheran World Federation/AlertNet

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/fromthefield/lwf/120609705584.htm

A community water project inaugurated in Rwanda's eastern district of Kirehe, offers a new model of cooperation between religious communities and public and private sectors in pursuit of human development and peace.

"This is a historic milestone...

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Protestants, Jews, African-Influenced Faiths Among Non-Catholic Religions Represented in Cuba

March 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AOL News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.aol.com/story/_a/protestants-jews-african-influenced/n20080321141709990003

Although 85 percent of Cubans were nominally Roman Catholic before the 1959 revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power, church experts say fewer than half of Cubans identify themselves as Catholics today, with a very small percentage ever...

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Blessed Friday as Religious Festivals Harmonise

March 20, 2008

Author: Aroosa Masroor

Source: The International News

http://www.thenews.com.pk/print1.asp?id=102278

March 21 will be of special significance this year as the calendars of five different religions will coincide, giving each faith a reason to celebrate the day.

As Muslims celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi (the birth of Prophet Muhammad PBUH) on Friday, Christians will mark the crucifixion and death of Jesus as Good Friday, while Hindus and...

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Premier of Ontario, Canada, Asks For a More Comprehensive Prayer

March 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today/Religion News Service

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2008/3/19.shtml#3

The premier of Ontario has dropped a political hot potato with his recent announcement that the daily recitation of the Lord's Prayer in the provincial legislature should be dropped. "It's time for us to ensure that we have a prayer that better reflects our diversity," Dalton McGuinty, a Liberal Party member, said last month. "The...

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