Interfaith

Can Women Find Unique Ways Out of War?

March 7, 2008

Author: Mark Sappenfield

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0307/p04s01-wogn.html

Sakena Yacoobi well knows the hardships of Afghan women, caught between a war and the hopelessness of poverty and illiteracy.

Yet on International Women's Day Saturday, the Afghan educator will not ask the world to help Afghan women. Instead, she will ask Afghan women to help the world.

In a time of growing conflict...

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Class Teaches Virtues to Children of Many Faiths

March 7, 2008

Author: Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=87809254

It sounds like the start of a bad joke: A Jew, a Baptist and a Baha'i get together every Sunday morning ...

But it's a new kind of Sunday school, where families from a range of religions gather to teach virtues to their young children. On a recent Sunday in Falls Church, Va., Layli and Gil Miller-Muro invited...

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"Steps on the Path of Dialogue," a Commentary by Maggie Herzig

March 7, 2008

Author: Maggie Herzig

Source: Public Conversations Project

http://www.publicconversations.org/pcp/resource_details.php?res_id=214

Why bother to walk the path of dialogue with someone who has a different worldview, identity or religion? Or with someone in your own community who has a different view on a divisive issue?

Perhaps you’ve noticed a growing disconnection or polarization that is threatening a particular...

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Bishop and Panel Say Faith Can Exist Without Fanaticism

March 7, 2008

Author: Amy Kotlarz

Source: Catholic Courier

http://catholiccourier.com/tmp1.cfm?nid=78&articleid=100198

The keys to religious harmony in a religiously diverse world are appreciation, humility and respect for others, said Rabbi Brad Hirschfield of New York City and author of You Don’t Have to Be Wrong for Me to Be Right: Finding Faith Without Fanaticism, which was published in January.

Rabbi Hirschfield spoke about religious...

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Leaders of Other Faiths to Meet Pope Benedict on US Trip

March 6, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Star Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/faith/16335451.html

Representatives of five non-Christian faiths will meet with Pope Benedict XVI during his first U.S. visit as pontiff next month.

The 45-minute event on April 17 at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington will include a papal address, greetings from the faith leaders and a...

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Muslims, Vatican to Establish Permanent Dialogue

March 5, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Dawn

http://www.dawn.com/2008/03/06/int10.htm

The Vatican and Muslim leaders agreed on Wednesday to establish a permanent official dialogue to improve often difficult relations and heal wounds still open from a controversial papal speech in 2006.

A joint statement said the first meeting of “The Catholic-Muslim Forum” will take place from Nov 4 to 6 in Rome with 24 religious leaders and scholars from each side....

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Imam MP to Back Muslims

March 5, 2008

Author: Jibril Adan

Source: allAfrica/The East Africa Standard

http://allafrica.com/stories/200803041134.html

ODM nominated MP and Muslim preacher, Sheikh Mohamed Dor, will become the first Imam in Kenya's Parliament.

Dor and Ms Safia Abdi were selected by the National Muslim Leaders Forum (Namlef) for the ODM nominations and would be sworn-in on Thursday.

Dor told The Standard yesterday in Mombasa that he would continue his work as...

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Jewish Representative Body Welcomes Muslim Call to Dialogue

March 4, 2008

Author: Press Release

Source: PR-inside/IJCIC

http://www.pr-inside.com/jewish-representative-body-welcomes-muslim-r468622.htm

March 3, 2008 - In an historic first, the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC), that represents world Jewry to other world religions, has issued a call for dialogue between Muslims and Jews. The statement follows the recent call to peace, dialogue and understanding...

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Jews, Muslims Gather to Promote Local, Global Peace at PeaceWalk

March 3, 2008

Author: Yusra Tekbali

Source: The Arizona Daily Wildcat

http://media.wildcat.arizona.edu/media/storage/paper997/news/2008/03/03/News/Jews-Muslims.Gather.To.Promote.Local.Global.Peace.At.Peacewalk-3247259.shtml

As death tolls in the Gaza Strip continued to rise over the weekend, Muslims and Jews in Tucson marched to promote understanding and peace on a...

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Harvard Groups Discuss Nirvana

March 3, 2008

Author: JIHAE LEE

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Harvard Crimson

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=60,5992,0,0,1,0

The Harvard College Buddhist Community and Dharma, Harvard’s Hindu students association, came together for the first time this weekend in a two-part event to discuss the concepts of nirvana, the Buddhist term that describes perfect peace of mind, and moksha, the Hindu concept of self-realization and liberation from...

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Interfaith Shabbat Draws Jewish, Muslim Students

March 3, 2008

Author: KATIE WALSH

Source: The Daily Princetonian

http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/2008/03/03/20339/

Friday evening, students from the Muslim Students Association (MSA) and the Center for Jewish Life (CJL) sat down for Shabbat dinner, friendly banter, and cultural and religious learning.

Participants in the Muslim-Jewish Dialogue filled up at least two tables at the Shabbat. The discussion was relaxed, with conversations about what people...

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