Interfaith

Diwali Greetings Received From Cross Section of Religious and Community Leaders

November 11, 2007

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_diwali_greetings_07.htm

Washington DC (Nov 11th 2007) - As Hindu Americans celebrated their most popular festival, Diwali, greetings poured into the offices of the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) from members of the U.S. Congress, interfaith religious groups and several community leaders. Diwali, or Deepavali as it is known in Sanskrit, will be...

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Carbondale Muslim Food Pantry Helping to Feed the Less Fortunate

November 10, 2007

Author: Marleen Shepherd

Source: The Southern

http://www.southernillinoisan.com/articles/2007/11/10/lifestyles/faith_and_values/22116464.txt

CARBONDALE - Anad Salem's Muslim faith makes reaching out to those in need a priority for the Carbondale physician.

"Our faith is littered with commandments to feed the hungry, to help the unfortunate, the sick, the orphans," said Salem, a member of Masjid An-...

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Synagogue's Hospitality Rankles Church

November 10, 2007

Source: CBS News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/11/10/ap/national/main3483725.shtml

(AP) The Archdiocese of St. Louis and a Jewish Reform congregation are on the same side when it comes to advocating for immigrants and the poor, often finding common ground in a zeal for social justice. But when the Central Reform Congregation offered its synagogue for Sunday's ordination of two women in a ceremony...

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Interfaith Petition Calls on President to Stop War

November 10, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/report.asp?nid=9049

Catholic and Buddhist priests handed a petition to the office of the president calling for peace in Sri Lanka after more than two decades of war. A small group of clergy was allowed to enter the President's House in Colombo on Nov. 6 to hand in the petition addressed to the president.

Initiated by a Catholic bishop in the war-torn north and...

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Arab/Israeli Peace Central to Washington Interfaith Initiatives

November 9, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Episcopal Life

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/79901_91763_ENG_HTM.htm

Furthering the cause of Arab/Israeli peace was the focus of two major efforts this week when Episcopalians joined with interfaith leaders to engage in initiatives intended to bring a lasting stability to the Holy Land.

Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani traveled to Washington, D.C., with the Council of Leaders of Holy Land...

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Beyond the Wall: Kids With Cameras - Jerusalem

November 9, 2007

Author: LAUREL GRAEBER

Source: The New York Times

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=950DE4DC103BF93AA35752C1A9619C8B63

'BEYOND THE WALL: KIDS WITH CAMERAS -- JERUSALEM' In Israel, Jewish and Muslim children rarely see the world through one another's eyes. But not long ago, some did -- with the help of a camera's lens.

The results are at the JCC in Manhattan, where ''Beyond the Wall'' illustrates...

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New Carleton Publication Promotes Interfaith Dialogue

November 9, 2007

Author: Esther Pak

Source: Carleton News

http://apps.carleton.edu/news/features/?story_id=349474

Students, faculty, and staff at Carleton College represent a variety of religious backgrounds and faith orientations. The numerous religious groups that exist on campus, including the Carleton Islamic Association, Jewish Students at Carleton, Reformed Druids of North America, and the Carleton Christian Community, are a testament to this diversity....

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Muslims and Catholics Release Mission Statement

November 9, 2007

Source: The Kansas City Star

Wire Service: AP

http://www.kansascity.com/255/story/354077.html

Concluding a three-day gathering at the nation’s largest mosque in Michigan, a collection of Muslim and Roman Catholic leaders emerged with a 114-word blueprint for greater understanding between the two faiths.

The Midwest Dialogue of Catholics and Muslims, an initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Islamic...

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Interfaith Group Promotes Activism Throughout Community

November 8, 2007

Author: Marcus Ngbea

Source: Gazette

http://www.gazette.net/stories/110807/greenew165834_32359.shtml

Sharing a meal and conversation with Muslims during their holy month at a Christian church and hosting Thanksgiving dinners for the homeless are just a few ways Greenbelt Interfaith Leadership Association has helped groups of different faiths unite.

GILA has worked since 1975 to join various denominations in the community to...

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'Children of Abraham' Gather for an Interfaith Thanksgiving

November 8, 2007

Author: Peter Smith

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071108/NEWS01/711080373

They chanted prayers in English, Hebrew, Arabic and Latin. They read from their scriptures and shared a Middle Eastern meal.

The format has changed little in the more than a dozen years that organizers have held the "Children of Abraham" thanksgiving gathering, named in honor of...

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Rabbi, Imam Host US Dialogue Summit

November 7, 2007

Source: YNetnews.com

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3468709,00.html

The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding will hold the first US dialogue summit between the Muslim and Jewish communities in the United States on November 7, 2007 at the New York Synagogue and the Islamic Cultural Center of New York City. Imam Omar Abu Namous and Rabbi Marc Schneier will be hosting the event.

Joining Schneier and Abu Namous are imams and rabbis from 11 major cities...

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