Interfaith

International Meeting Urges Religious Groups to Back HIV/AIDs Struggle

August 24, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Ekklesia/Ecumenical News International

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/5595

An international interfaith conference on HIV/AIDS has called on religious leaders to use their places of worship, and educational and health facilities to help in the fight against HIV and AIDS - writes Anto Akkara.

"We acknowledge that we have not done enough in this area, and have at times contributed to their (those living with HIV/AIDS) sense of...

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"Reclaiming Christian Values," a Commentary by Corinne Whitlatch, Executive Director of Churches for Middle East Peace

August 23, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/opinion/?id=21839

Some churches and denominations in the United States have direct partner ties with Palestinian churches and to churches in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt and Israel. All feel a strong attachment to the Holy Land and long for peace and reconciliation with all members of the Abrahamic family of faiths - Jews, Christians and Muslims, says...

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Interfaith Dialogue Helps Promote Tolerance, Understanding

August 22, 2007

Author: Lauren Monsen

Source: USINFO.com

http://usinfo.state.gov/xarchives/display.html?p=washfile-english&y=2007&m=August&x=20070822160436GLnesnoM0.5392877

Washington -- People from different religious backgrounds can achieve a better understanding of one another’s beliefs and cultural traditions through interfaith dialogue, says U.S. State Department official Kareema Daoud.
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Of Church and Steak: Farming for the Soul

August 22, 2007

Author: JOAN NATHAN

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/22/dining/22eco.html

NEAR a prairie dotted with cattle and green with soy beans, barley, corn and oats, two bearded Hasidic men dressed in black pray outside a slaughterhouse here that is managed by an evangelical Christian.

What brought these men together could easily have kept them apart: religion.

The two Hasidim oversee shehitah, the Jewish ritual...

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International Interfaith Conference on AIDS Held in Sri Lanka

August 22, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Colombo Page

http://www.colombopage.com/archive_07/August22124100SL.html

Aug 22, Colombo: The International Interfaith Conference on HIV/AIDS attended by more than 200 Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and Muslim delegates from Asian countries called on the religious leaders to use their places of worship, and educational and health facilities to help in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

The conference themed "...

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Lankan Buddhist Delegation to Visit Iran Soon

August 22, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=43,4722,0,0,1,0

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The Sri Lanka Embassy in Tehran in association with the Islamic Cultural Relations Organization (ICRO) of Iran has made arrangements for a seven member delegation of Lankan Buddhist monks to visit Iran during the third week of October on a mission to promote a dialogue between Buddhism and Islam. ICRO of Iran is the...

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Rome Halts Mosque Conversion Plan

August 22, 2007

Author: David Willey

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6958299.stm

Authorities in Rome have refused to allow a building next to a Catholic church to be converted into a mosque.

The planned mosque, in a densely populated and multi-ethnic quarter in the centre of the Italian capital, was supposed to open next month.

Municipal police said the community of Bengali Muslims who were carrying out the building works did not...

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18 Catholic, Interfaith Leaders Call for Indonesia to Maintain Pluralism

August 21, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: UCA News

http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=25097

JAKARTA, Indonesia (UCAN) – Eighteen religious leaders representing Buddhism, Catholicism, Confucianism, Islam and Protestantism have issued a joint message calling for the nation to maintain pluralism.

They released the statement on Aug. 18 following their meeting held to mark the country's 62nd Independence...

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U.S. Rabbi Defends N.Y. Arab School Despite Charges it Will be Anti-Israel

August 21, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Haaretz

Wire Service: AP

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/895796.html

U.S. Rabbi Michael Feinberg defended a planned Arab school in New York on Monday, despite charges by a state legislator that the school could teach anti-Israeli extremism.

Addressing a rally in front of the New York Department of Education, Rabbi Feinberg called on elected officials to come forward in support of...

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Albright: Ignore Religion 'At Our Own Peril'

August 21, 2007

Author: Staff Reporter

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/08/17/albright.qa/index.html?iref=newssearch

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- As U.S. secretary of state under former President Clinton, Madeleine Albright invested long hours in the Middle East peace process. She wrote about the relationship between politics and religion in her 2006 book, "The Mighty and the Almighty."

CNN producer Jen Christensen recently spoke with...

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Interfaith Breakfast to Ponder Limits of Tolerance

August 20, 2007

Author: Jeff Wright

Source: The Register-Guard

http://www.registerguard.com/news/2007/08/20/c1.cr.interfaith.0820.p1.php?section=cityregion

Is there such a thing as too much tolerance?

It's a question University of Oregon President Dave Frohnmayer and others will explore at an interfaith community breakfast on the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Frohnmayer will explore "...

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Christians, Jews in Holy Land Alliance

August 20, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/08/17/jews.christians/index.html

MELBOURNE, Florida (CNN) -- Sondra Oster Baras is an Orthodox Jew doing an unorthodox job.

"If you had asked me 10 years ago what I would be doing with my life, I don't think I would have told you I'd be in church," she said.

Baras stumps for money from evangelical Christians to support Jewish settlements in the...

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ADL Local Leader Fired on Armenian Issue

August 18, 2007

Author: Keith O'Brien

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2007/08/18/adl_local_leader_fired_on_armenian_issue/

The national Anti-Defamation League fired its New England regional director yesterday, one day after he broke ranks with national ADL leadership and said the human rights organization should acknowledge the Armenian genocide that began in...

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