Interfaith

Japanese Tea Offered to Lord Krishna for World Peace

September 13, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Daily India/ANI

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/173824.php/Japanese-tea-offered-to-Lord-Krishna-for-world-peace

In a unique ceremony here today, Japanese tea masters served special holy tea to Lord Krishna at the famous Laxmi Narayan temple to promote peace and harmony in the world.

The ancient Japanese tea ceremony or 'Chado' was celebrated as part of the ongoing 'Japan...

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Charitable Tradition in Transition

September 13, 2007

Author: Michelle Boorstein

Source: Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/12/AR2007091202284.html

During Islam's sacred month of Ramadan, U.S. Muslims are stepping up holiday charity toward non-Muslims to counter anti-Islamic sentiment since the Sept. 11 attacks, experts said.

Key edicts of Ramadan, which began yesterday at sunset, are to fast and promote good conduct....

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Indian Muslim Clerics to Work for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

September 12, 2007

Author: Faraz Ahmad

Source: EarthTimes

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/106044.html

New Delhi, Sep 12 - A group of Muslim clerics from India have called upon 'the children of Abraham (Muslims, Christians and Jews)' to shun violence against each other and have undertaken to promote peace and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.

An eight-member delegation led by four Muslim clerics from India visited Israel Aug 15-21. The...

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Concurrent Holy Days Unite Jews and Muslims

September 12, 2007

Author: Mark Hicks

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070912/LIFESTYLE04/709120397

After sundown today, Tammam Alwan will be spiritually attuned.

The West Bloomfield Township native and interdisciplinary humanities major at Michigan State University will mark the start of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting and contemplation, by praying at the Islamic Center of Greater...

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With Holidays, a Vow for Better Jewish, Muslim Relations

September 12, 2007

Author: Michael Paulson

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/09/12/with_holidays_a_vow_for_better_jewish_muslim_relations/

A group of local Jewish and Muslim leaders have signed a joint statement urging better relations between the two communities, which have suffered a serious rift over each other's response to controversial remarks by onetime leaders of a...

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Israel Prepares for 'Fallow' New Year

September 12, 2007

Author: Martin Asser

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/6991870.stm

In a place where who owns the land can literally be a life or death issue, a remarkable thing happens this week.

Thousands of Israeli farmers willingly sign their land over to rabbis, who then sell it to Palestinian Arabs for just a handful of shekels.

It is not some massive u-turn by the Zionist movement, but rather a convenient...

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In Greenland, an Interfaith Rally for Climate Change

September 12, 2007

Author: Colin Woodard

Source: Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0912/p06s01-woeu.html

Ilulissat, Greenland - Standing on the bow of a passenger ship before the fast-melting Ilulissat glacier, religious leaders from around the world lowered their heads in a silent prayer for the future of the planet.

Surrounded by icebergs, Sunni, Shiite, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Christian, and Shinto leaders committed themselves last...

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Web Site to Explain Judaism to Muslims

September 11, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/nationalworld/state/story/160228.html

NEW YORK (AP) — The Simon Wiesenthal Center has launched a multilingual Web site whose main purpose is to inform Muslims about Judaism through a forum that allows visitors to post live questions in Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Bahasa and English.

The site, www.AskMusa.org, also will offer essays about Judaism by Jewish...

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Tackling the Threat of Terrorism Head-On

September 11, 2007

Author: Greg Thom

Source: The Herald Sun

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,22394076-5011680,00.html

FOR the present generation of Australian students, the world is a far more complicated place than the one their parents faced at the same age.

Since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001, many school-age Australians have found more to worry about than exams, homework and...

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Thousands March To Mark Anniversary Of Sept. 11, Honor The Troops and Spread A Message of Peace

September 10, 2007

Author: Michael E. Ruane and Jay Mathews

Source: Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/09/AR2007090900797.html?nav=rss_metro

Margaret Young walked for her son, Edmond, who was killed in the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, at the age of 22.

Retired Army Sgt. Sean Lewis walked on his artificial right leg, which replaced the limb he lost to an enemy mortar in...

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Marshalling Praise for Art of Tai Chi

September 9, 2007

Author: Leslie Scrivener

Source: The Star

http://www.thestar.com/News/article/254609

Aging Canadians seeking the big three – longevity, health and meaning in life – may have found a solution in a single practice, Taoist Tai Chi.

Founded in Toronto by Taoist monk Master Moy Lin-shin, who came here in 1970, the practices have quickly spread to 26 countries around the world.

Some 2,500 members gathered in a bucolic setting at the...

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