Interfaith

Oklahoma's Buddhists to Gather for Conference

September 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/NewsOK

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,4812,0,0,1,0

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (USA) -- Focusing on one of the tenets of their religion, Buddhists in Oklahoma are gearing up for the ninth annual Oklahoma Buddhist Conference on Saturday at Giac Quang Temple, 2625 SE 44.

The theme of this year's conference is "Practicing Tolerance,” and it is appropriate in many ways,...

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Beijing, Critic of Religion, to Build Religious Worship Center in Olympic Village

September 4, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/09/04/sports/AS-SPT-OLY-Beijing-Religion.php

BEIJING: Beijing 2008 organizers say they plan to build a multi-faith worship center in the Olympic Village, a striking move in a country that heavily restricts all religious activity.

"All will be arranged in accordance with...

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March in Solidarity With Islamic Community

September 4, 2007

Author: Simon Read

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_6796983?nclick_check=1

The Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County is inviting all congregations to march in support of the East Bay's Islamic community later this month in Antioch.

The event is a chance for outreach organizations to encourage tolerance after a fire this month destroyed an Antioch mosque, organizers said. The march and rally...

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Faith Leaders Praise Dialogue Between Tripoli And the Holy See

September 4, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Catholic Information Service for Africa/allAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200709041168.html

African religious leaders have praised a more than 25-year-long dialogue between Libya and the Vatican as a positive contribution to good relations between Christianity and Islam.

"Given the global situation between Christians and Muslims which is understood to be very tense because of what happened on 11 September [...

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Religion Not Race Segregates City

September 4, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6978116.stm

London is far more segregated on religious grounds than by race, new research reveals.

The university of East London has created a map showing the city as a patchwork of religious enclaves.

It show that in some areas, minority religions make up 80% of the population.

Only 3% of London's seven million residents live in areas...

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Christianity vs. the Old Gods of Nigeria

September 4, 2007

Author: DULUE MBACHU

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070904/ap_on_re_af/new_religion_vs_old_gods

ACHINA, Nigeria - Born to a family of traditional priests, Ibe Nwigwe converted to Christianity as a boy. Under the sway of born-again fervor as a man, he gathered the paraphernalia of ancestral worship — a centuries-old stool, a metal staff with a wooden handle and...

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Buddhist Fest Lets Nashville in on the Secret of Inner Peace

September 1, 2007

Author: RAY WADDLE

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Tennessean

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,4790,0,0,1,0

Nashville, Tennessee (USA) -- This month, you are invited to change your mind. No, not from liberal to conservative, or CNN to Fox, or red to blue, or original to extra crispy, or one hue of anger to another. (In the culture wars, people don't change their minds; they just change channels.)

Instead, on Change Your...

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Interfaith Resources Going for the Silver

September 1, 2007

Author: John Quinlan

Source: Sioux City Journal

http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/articles/2007/09/01/news/faith/54498c7c0cf515c486257348007f1e93.txt

Interfaith Resources, an organized group of Siouxland congregations united to help the poor and disadvantaged, will soon begin its 25th year of service to the community.

Interfaith's season kicks off with its Sept. 10 board meeting, when plans for...

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Australian Anger at Religious Art

August 31, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6972270.stm

A print of Osama Bin Laden which morphs into Jesus, and a statue of the Virgin Mary covered in a burqa have sparked furious debate in Australia.

The two pieces have gone on display at the National Art School in Sydney after being entered for the prestigious Blake Prize for Religious Art.

Australian Prime Minister John Howard called them "...

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Jewish, Armenian Leaders Strive for Healing

August 30, 2007

Author: April Simpson

Source: Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/08/30/jewish_armenian_leaders_strive_for_healing/

Political and religious leaders from the Jewish and Armenian communities will launch a concerted effort today to heal rifts opened by complaints that the Anti-Defamation League did not recognize Armenian genocide.

The leaders will join survivors of both the...

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