Interfaith

People of All Faiths Join for Thanksgiving Service

November 23, 2007

Author: Tracy Idell Hamilton

Source: Express-News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/religion/stories/MYSA112307.01B.interfaith_service.263a14a.html

The inside of San Fernando Cathedral fairly glowed with warmth on Thanksgiving morning. Outside, the arctic wind that had blown in the night before was sharp, the morning still gray.

Wearing jackets and scarves dug from the backs of closets, coats and...

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Religion a Diverse Draw Behind Bars

November 23, 2007

Author: TONY RIZZO

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/115/story/374453.html

Cynics may scoff, but a lot of people really do find religion when they go to prison.

And while the parole board is often their only source of earthly hope, the paths to spiritual enlightenment behind bars are many.

Inmates embrace everything from mainstream Christian, Muslim and Jewish faiths to more obscure practices such as Wicca,...

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Jewish and Muslim Organisations Join to Create European Platform for Co-operation

November 21, 2007

Author: Press Release

Source: A Jewish Contribuion to an Inclusive Europe

http://www.ceji.org/press/2007-11-21_Platform_Launch_Press_Release.pdf

Driven by the desire to go beyond dialogue to confront prejudice and hatred within and towards their communities, European Jewish and Muslim grassroots organisations have joined to create a European Platform for Jewish Muslim Cooperation, to be launched at an event sponsored by Richard...

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Military Chaplains: Being a Cog of Conscience in the Military Killing Machine

November 20, 2007

Author: Lee Lawrence

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/1120/p20s01-usmi.html

It's the end of lunchtime at the Afghan National Army base of Pol-i-charkhi and, as the mess hall reverberates with the dish-clatter and chair-scraping of soldiers in dark camouflage dispersing, two men linger behind, still digging with spoons into a shared dish of rice and lamb.

US Navy Capt. James Fisher is the guest of Afghan...

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Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Hosted by Muslims at Beth Israel

November 19, 2007

Author: Patrick George

Source: The Statesman

http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/11/19/1119interfaith.html

For 23 years, Thanksgiving in Austin has come with huge crowds of people in saris, hijabs, clerical robes and yarmulkes, celebrating their similarities. Sunday's 23rd annual Austin Area Interreligious Ministries Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration marked the first time the service was hosted by...

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Jewish, Muslim Children Find Similarities in West Palm Synagogue

November 19, 2007

Author: Chrystian Tejedor

Source: Sun Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-flpinterfaith1119pnnov19,0,5562895.story

West Palm Beach - Religious leaders are hoping Jews and Muslims one day can settle the differences that touch off bitter fighting in other parts of the world.

The key is to show their children early on that followers of either faith have more in common than...

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Bread Is Broken While Interfaith Bonds Are Built

November 15, 2007

Author: GRETEL C. KOVACH

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/17/us/17religion.html?_r=1&ex=1195966800&en=570bb0ba187e211a&ei=5070&emc=eta1&oref=slogin

FRISCO, Tex., Nov. 15 — The outcome was uncertain when a group of mostly strangers sat down together for dinner Thursday night at a home in this Dallas suburb. Among the gathering were three Jews, two...

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Pope Benedict Praises Indonesia's Stance on Religion

November 13, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: ABC Radio Australia

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/news/stories/s2088879.htm

The head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict has praised Indonesia's efforts to promote relations between different religions.

He made the statement at a ceremony to welcome Indonesia's new ambassador to the Holy See.

The Pope says Indonesia is playing an important and positive role in promoting...

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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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