Interfaith

Sikh Temple Invites Prominent Hindu Chaplain Zed

October 29, 2007

Author: Rajan Zed

Source: Mediaforfreedom.com

http://www.mediaforfreedom.com/ReadArticle.asp?ArticleID=5431

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Reno Sikh Temple invited the prominent Hindu chaplain Rajan Zed to read the historic prayer during its Sunday service, which he recited in the United States Senate in July last.

Amolak Singh Powar, President of Reno Sikh Temple, in his welcoming address, listed various projects undertaken...

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Sikh Community Hosting Sacramento Valley's Largest Cultural & Devotional Celebration This Weekend

October 29, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/ED2E61F3106E9900872573830066AD6C

YUBA CITY, CA, October 29, 2007 – The 28th annual worldwide gathering of Sikhs in Yuba City begins this week with an estimated 75,000 Sikhs and non-Sikh Sacramento Valley residents expected to attend a weekend of cultural celebration and devotion. The Sikh community welcomes and encourages everyone from all faiths and backgrounds...

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Tutu Urges Jews to Challenge Oppression of Palestinians

October 28, 2007

Author: Michael Paulson

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2007/10/28/tutu_urges_jews_to_challenge_oppression_of_palestinians/

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, appealed yesterday to Jews to challenge what he described as the Israeli government's...

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Climate Issues have Implications for Religion

October 28, 2007

Author: DAVID YONKE

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071028/NEWS10/710270348

After years of feeling as though she were talking to a wall, Mary Evelyn Tucker of Yale University said she is glad to report that religious groups are starting to respond to requests to get involved in global climate issues.

"This is an amazing moment. This is truly an amazing moment," Ms...

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New Appointments at WCC Specialise in Advocacy and Interfaith Dialogue

October 25, 2007

Source: Ekklesia.co.uk

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/6009

Two people known for their achievements in faith-based advocacy and interfaith dialogue, have been engaged by the Geneva-based World Council of Churches (WCC).

The new staff members will head the programme on Public witness and the programme on Inter-religious dialogue and cooperation.

The programmes enable bilateral dialogues, regional and cross-cultural encounters on perceptions of "the other" and on issues...

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Muslims Chide Pope for Not Moving Faster on Dialogue

October 24, 2007

Author: Francis X. Rocca

Source: The Pew Forum, Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=14377

Muslim leaders who attended an interfaith peace conference with Pope Benedict XVI chided the pope for not responding to a recent olive branch from Muslim scholars, and complained that the reaction of a high Vatican official "misses the very point of dialogue."

Their complaints stem from an open letter, signed by 138 Muslim...

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American Youths Bridge Religious Divides

October 24, 2007

Author: Jane Lampman

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/1024/p13s01-lire.html

Sharon, Mass. - At Temple Israel, in this small Massachusetts town, young Tehreem Zaidi begins his talk on Ramadan by reciting from the Koran in Arabic. The teenager then explains to the several hundred guests that the main purpose of this Muslim month of fasting is to "attain God consciousness, and to clean up our lives and our souls." He...

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Lone Sikh Joins Monks' Fight for Democracy

October 23, 2007

Author: I P Singh

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Lone_Sikh_joins_monks_fight_for_democracy/articleshow/2481811.cms

As the world watched media images of clean-shaven Buddhist monks in maroon marching down Yangon's streets demanding democracy in Myanmar, the attention of some was drawn to a bearded, turbaned man. Incongruous as it seemed, it was a Sikh fighting...

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Div School Dean Signs Letter from Christians

October 22, 2007

Author: MARIE C. KODAMA

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=520233

In reply to an unprecedented statement from Muslim clerics and scholars about the common ground between Christianity and Islam, Christian intellectuals, including nine Harvard professors, issued a letter this month responding to what many of them saw as a deeply significant gesture from the Muslim community.

With 138 Muslim signatories, the...

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Christians Bring Iranian Jews to Israel

October 22, 2007

Author: REGAN E. DOHERTY

Source: The Associated Press

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iT0x385g8UAXNv_nAFGHRG7C-M4A

Evangelical Christians in the U.S. have helped convince dozens of Iranian Jews to move to Israel in recent months, offering cash incentives and claiming that Iran's tiny Jewish community is in grave danger.

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, a charity that funnels millions of dollars in...

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