Interfaith

Many Faiths Find Spirit of Cooperation

August 12, 2007

Author: Hanna Chu

Source: Press Telegram

http://www.presstelegram.com/beachweek/ci_6607981

The ethnic diversity in Long Beach and surrounding areas has resulted in an unquestionable religious diversity, and the different faiths work together to maintain a peaceful community.

The physical presence of the different faiths can be seen everywhere, from the Long Beach Sagely Monastery on Ocean Boulevard to St. George Greek Orthodox Church on...

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Temple, Church, Mosque and Kovil in Forefront of HIV Awareness

August 12, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sunday Times

http://www.sundaytimes.lk/070812/Plus/pls12.html

The message is to be broadcast from the temples, the churches, the mosques and the kovils.....and the word being spread would be vital for the survival of humankind. These are the plans of a group of religious leaders, who have joined hands to launch a campaign against HIV, not only to strengthen prevention programmes but also to make people aware that those...

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In Diverse World, Employers Learn to Make Room for Faith at Work

August 11, 2007

Author: KELLEY HOLLAND

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/religion/story/130701.html

Managers must deal with big issues all day long – from acquisitions to runaway health care costs – but in many cases it’s the little things that count the most. That can be especially true in matters of faith in the workplace.

How little? Toni Riccardi, formerly the chief diversity officer for...

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Thousands of Muslims Expected at Unity Day

August 10, 2007

Author: Juliana Barbassa

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_6590976?nclick_check=1

SANTA CLARA -- Muslims of all backgrounds, whether Shia or Sunni, born in San Jose or Afghanistan, recent immigrants or recent converts, will put aside their differences to share the thrill of a good roller-coaster ride on Saturday.

More than 4,000 people are expected at the Great America amusement park for Muslim Unity Day,...

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Sanskrit Mantras to Open California State Senate

August 10, 2007

Source: AmericanBuddhist.net

http://www.americanbuddhist.net/sanskrit-mantras-open-california-state-senate

California State Senate in USA will reverberate with Sanskrit mantras on August 27.

Rajan Zed, a Hindu chaplain, will read the opening prayer from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before California Senate in Sacramento on this day. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English translation of the prayer.

According to...

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At the Edge of the Future: Projects in Spirituality

August 9, 2007

Author: Courtney T. Goto

Source: World Council of Churches

http://www.wcc-coe.org/wcc/what/interreligious/cd36-02.html

What’s Happening on Campus

If you’re looking for clues about the future of religion and interreligious dialogue in the United States, look at what’s happening on some campuses on the cutting edge of education. In the student center, you’ll probably find the regulars -- Catholic, Protestant,...

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New York Catholics Visit Mosque, Learn about Islam

August 9, 2007

Author: Beth Griffin

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0704553.htm

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. (CNS) -- In late July, carloads of curious Catholics caravanned north from their church to a mosque in the next county.

Three dozen Catholics who regularly attend Mass at the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement's Graymoor Spiritual Life Center in Garrison accepted a Muslim visitor's invitation to attend...

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Vatican Hails UAE's policy

August 8, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Gulf News

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/07/08/09/10145240.html

Abu Dhabi: The Vatican has hailed the policy of tolerance and dialogue pursued by the UAE under the leadership of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

In a message to the information office of Shaikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Jean-Louis Cardinal Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council...

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Yokota Airmen Shoulder Shrine Through Streets

August 6, 2007

Author: Bryce S. Dubee

Source: Stars and Stripes

http://www.estripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=55446&archive=true

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Shuffling slowly through crowded Fussa streets in 90-degree heat while shouldering a several-hundred-pound shrine on your shoulders may not seem like much fun. But for a group of Yokota servicemembers, it was the chance of a lifetime.

“I have no idea how long...

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Interfaith Service Draws 1,000 in Minnesota

August 6, 2007

Source: Disaster News Network

http://www.disasternews.net/news/article.php?articleid=3327

An interfaith service designed to bring together grief-stricken Minnesotans trying to cope with the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge was held Sunday night at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral about one mile from the span.

The service attracted more than 1,000 people of different faiths who prayed, sang and sought comfort from one another. Some of those attending had...

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Debate over Radicalism in Religion in Somalia

August 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Garowe Online

http://www.garoweonline.com/artman2/publish/Somalia_27/Debate_over_radicalism_in_religion_in_Somalia.shtml

MOGADISHU, Somalia Aug 5 (Garowe Online) - Hundreds of delegates participating at Somalia's national reconciliation conference listened to speeches on Sunday regarding the controversial issue of radicalism in religion.

Before the debate,...

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"Waging Peace in the Name of Religion," a Commentary by Charles C. Haynes

August 5, 2007

Author: Charles C. Haynes

Source: First Amendment Center

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/analysis.aspx?id=18876

Iraq, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Palestine. In a world torn by sectarian violence, religion is often seen as the problem, not the solution.

But an international coalition called Religions for Peace is working hard to change that perception by mobilizing religious leaders to fight back against those who use religion to promote...

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