Interfaith

Sikhs Join in Celebrating American Civil Rights Leader's Birthday

February 5, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/8C5C0090D5ADBEFB872573E600665149!OpenDocument

Guru Gobind Singh Foundation represented the Sikh community in the InterFaith Conference’s InterFaith Prayer Service marking the birth-anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King. Tributes were paid to Late Dr. Martin Luther King, America's prominent civil rights...

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After Protests, Pope Changes Latin Prayer for Jews

February 5, 2008

Author: Philip Pullella

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSL0585214420080205

Pope Benedict has ordered changes to a Latin prayer for Jews at Good Friday services by traditionalist Catholics, deleting a reference to their "blindness" over Christ, the Vatican said on Tuesday.

The Vatican newspaper l'Osservatore Romano published the new version of the prayer in Latin and said it should be used by the...

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Military Copes with Shortage of Chaplains

February 5, 2008

Author: Andrea Stone

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-02-05-army-chaplains_N.htm

Army Maj. Paul Hurley journeyed four days by convoy, aircraft and helicopter to reach the remote outpost in Iraq near the Syrian border where 50 U.S. soldiers hunkered down in November 2006. He was the first Roman Catholic priest to visit in six months.

"It was a very profound experience (to) visit soldiers who are...

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Faith Communities Gather to Discuss Climate Change

February 5, 2008

Author: Jessica Ravitz

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/ci_8143753

On a mountaintop, in a tree grove, along a seashore, spiritual connections transcend all forms of liturgy. The Word, in these settings, sounds through the crashing of waves, the rustling of leaves, the blowing of winds.

Members of Utah's various faith communities understand this much, which is why they came together recently to discuss climate change, an issue affecting all...

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Local Malaysian Indians Planning Rally

February 1, 2008

Author: Todd R. Brown

Source: Inside Bay Area

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_8137819

While countries such as Israel and Pakistan are infamous for imposing strict emergency security rules on civilians, the plight of ethnic Indians in Malaysia is less well-known.

The tropical nation along the South China Sea officially is Islamic, and Hindu residents there complain of second-class treatment by the government.

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Alhaji Mumuni Calls for Nat'l Inter-Religious Body

January 31, 2008

Author: Sulemana Braimah

Source: allAfrica/Ghanaian Chronicle

http://allafrica.com/stories/200801310786.html

Former Member of Parliament (MP) for Kumbungu and 2004 presidential running mate to Prof. Attah Mills, Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni, has called for the establishment of a National Council for Inter-religious Dialogue to deal with what he described as "emerging conflicts" in inter and intra-religious relations.

Speaking at a function to outdoor...

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Cooking with Faith; Diverse Religious Communities Unite to Provide Dinners for Needy

January 29, 2008

Author: Vincent Ball

Source: Brantford Expositor

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=876930

On Sunday afternoon, when a lot of guys are watching sports on television, Gord Markle is washing a pot in a church basement.

His friend, Yvonne Wright, is peeking into the oven to check the chicken and looking over her shoulder is her friend, Glen Gordon.

Another gentleman is whipping up a Caesar salad and...

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Interfaith Group Aims High, Asks Big Questions at Meeting

January 29, 2008

Author: Kathryn Kennedy

Source: Daily Reflector

http://www.reflector.com/local/content/news/stories/2008/01/29/PeaceandJustice.html

Local followers of several faiths called on their God — or gods — in a monthly search for peace and justice Monday.

Approximately 40 Jews, Muslims, Unitarian Universalists and members of the Baha'i Faith filled the plush, red pews at the Bayt Shalom Synagogue on 10th...

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Interfaith Group to Push for Release of Montreal Man Jailed in India

January 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Canadian Press

http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5iBD9qVgwapgcUihxQkWhyOeJiUJg

Former justice minister Irwin Cotler and an interfaith delegation will meet with Indian authorities in Ottawa on Monday in hopes of freeing a Montreal businessman imprisoned in northeastern India.

Saul Itzhayek, 42, was sentenced to three years in jail on accusations of entering the country from...

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Young Christians Learn about Islamic Principles

January 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/report.asp?nid=10270

An Islamic institute is conducting a course to teach Protestant youths about Islam and pluralism.

Wahid Institute, initiated by former president Abdurrahman Wahid, is cooperating with the Crisis Center of the Christian Church of Indonesia (GKI, Indonesian acronym) in running the four-session course.

Thirty GKI youths including...

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