Interfaith

In One Village, Making a Balanced Display for Two Celebrations

December 9, 2007

Author: BARBARA WHITAKER

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/09/nyregion/nyregionspecial2/09holidaywe.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

THE village spent $853 on oversize ornaments for the Christmas tree in Law Park and $3,065 on a custom-made six-foot-tall dreidel. But what it really sought to buy was harmony surrounding this year’s holiday display.

The effort to balance this year...

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Social Cohesion Needs Religion – Archbishop

December 7, 2007

Author: Maria Mackay

Source: Christian Today

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/social.cohesion.needs.religion.archbishop/15295.htm

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has argued that religion is fundamental to maintaining social cohesion.

In a lecture delivered on Thursday at the Building Bridges Conference in Singapore, Dr Williams refuted the popular conception that a society in which...

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"A Muslim-Christian Handshake," a Commentary by The Christian Science Monitor

December 4, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/1204/p08s01-comv.html

An unprecedented outreach from top Islamic leaders to Christians is meeting a positive response. This budding dialogue has the potential to correct misunderstandings and foster trust among each faith's followers – which the world sorely needs.

The overture began in October with a letter from 138 Muslim clerics and scholars...

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Muslim Council Ends Holocaust Memorial Day Boycott

December 3, 2007

Author: Vikram Dodd

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,2220780,00.html

Britain's largest Muslim body has voted to end its boycott of Holocaust memorial day, the Guardian has learned.

The Muslim Council of Britain voted this weekend to end its six-year protest, which had angered the government and Jewish groups.

The decision may lead to some groups leaving the MCB, an umbrella organisation with...

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Diwali in Northern Ireland

November 30, 2007

Author: Mukesh Sharma

Source: Hindu Council UK

http://www.hinducounciluk.org/newsite/circulardet.asp?rec=65

ArtsEkta Ltd, Northern Ireland's only Ethnic Arts organisation recently celebrated Diwali in the City of Lisburn.

The event was hugely successful and was attended by members of the local community as well as Indian, Chinese and the Zimbabwean community. A showcase of traditional, classical dance and music was on display as...

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Interfaith Service Marks World AIDS Day

November 30, 2007

Author: Nathan Eagle

Source: Kauai Garden Island News

http://www.kauaiworld.com/articles/2007/12/01/news/news01.txt

Kaua‘i religious leaders united on the eve of World AIDS Day to commemorate those who suffer from the human immunodeficiency virus or have died from the pandemic disease it causes.

The Christian, Jewish, Hindu and Buddhist service yesterday at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihu‘e marked...

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Thanksgiving Interfaith Service Held in Detroit

November 29, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/C70BA4FFC43A1B8D872573A2005A85CB!OpenDocument

The Interfaith Community of Metropolitan Detroit has held an interfaith service every Thanksgiving Eve for the last 21 years. It moves to a different house of worship each year. In years past it has been held in churches, synagogues and in a Hindu temple. This year, on November 21, it was held in a Gurdwara...

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Pope Invites Senior Muslims to Vatican Meeting

November 29, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/culture/?id=23297

Pope Benedict XVI invited a delegation of senior Muslim personalities, who signed an appeal for greater dialogue between religions, to a meeting at the Vatican, according to a letter released Thursday.

The pope praised the "positive spirit" behind the October 11 message signed by 138 top Muslims from around the world and sent...

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