Interfaith

One Dead in Attack on Hindu Pilgrims in Indian Kashmir

July 18, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070718/wl_sthasia_afp/indiakashmirunrestreligionhindupilgrimage

SRINAGAR, India (AFP) - One person died and 15 were wounded in an attack by suspected Islamic militants on Hindu pilgrims trekking to a revered cave shrine in Indian Kashmir, an official said. ADVERTISEMENT

The grenade...

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Press Release: Statement from the Hindu American Foundation Celebrating Opening of the U.S. Senate With Hindu Prayer

July 18, 2007

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hafsite.org/media_press_release_nevada_prayer.htm

The Hindu American Foundation joins all Hindu Americans in celebrating yesterday's epochal events in our community's history in the United States. Yesterday, the faith of 2 million American Hindus and nearly 1 billion of the world's population was represented in the chambers of the U.S. Senate for the first time. Shri Rajan Zed's prayer recitation shared with our fellow...

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RRC Receives $300,000 From Henry Luce Foundation for Interfaith Education

July 18, 2007

Source: PressZoom

http://presszoom.com/story_137377.html

(PressZoom) - Wyncote, PA, July 18 — The Reconstructionist Rabbinical College has received a $300,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to support a unique and comprehensive initiative to improve understanding among Jews, Christians and Muslims.

The three-year grant—the first major award from the foundation to a rabbinical school for interfaith work—will allow RRC to put in place a groundbreaking...

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"Pope's Intolerant Comments May Set Stage for Positive Dialogue, " a Commentary by Dean Koldenhoven, former Mayor of Palos Heights

July 16, 2007

Author: Dean Koldenhoven

Source: Daily Southtown

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/news/opinion/guests/469760,161GUC1.article

Pope Benedict XVI expressed his intolerance of Christian churches that are not Catholic by saying " ... the Catholic Church is the one true church, and other Christian bodies shouldn't be called churches."

It is very difficult to comprehend that such a learned man as Pope Benedict would issue such a...

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Religious Leaders Build Bridges: Calgary Muslims, Christians Initiate Monthly Dialogue

July 15, 2007

Author: Graeme Morton

Source: Calgary Herald

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/city/story.html?id=a098ed4b-4ad1-42c2-a805-3eff888cfda3

A group of Calgary clergy and lay people are quietly building bridges between the city's Christian and Muslim communities in the wake of fears of rising interfaith tensions.

In a recent report, the Association for Canadian Studies said 1,500 people polled...

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It's Not a Christmas Tree, it's a 'Peace and Harmony' Fir

July 13, 2007

Author: KRISTEN MILLARES BOLT

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19739953/

Welcome to the port's holiday forest. There may be firs or hemlocks, spruces or pines at Sea-Tac Airport this holiday season, but there will not be a Christmas tree.

Not by definition, anyway.

Nor will menorahs or Buddhas be present.

So recommended the Port of Seattle's Holiday Decorations Advisory Committee on Thursday.
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Young Christians, Muslims, Jews Explore Unity in Diversity

July 13, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Christian Today

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/young.christians.muslims.jews.explore.unity.in.diversity/11557.htm

Young Christian, Jewish and Muslim adults have gathered from around the world to explore inter-faith relations and unity in diversity during a summer seminar at the World Council of Churches' (WCC) Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Switzerland.
...

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Poll Says Muslims, Evangelicals Closer Than Many Might Think

July 13, 2007

Author: Omar Sacribey

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=13929

Muslim-Americans and white evangelicals find themselves on opposite sides of many issues but have more in common than other religious groups when it comes to religious fervor, scriptural literalism and social morality, according to a new report.

The report by the Pew Forum on Religion...

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Malaysia’s System Can Help Against Rising Intolerance in World, says Annan

July 13, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Star

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2007/7/13/nation/18297982&sec=nation

Malaysia’s enviable system of religious pluralism can play an important role in a world dangerously divided by religious faiths, former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said.

He added that there was an urgent need for dialogue for a globalised era marked by rising intolerance,...

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A Prayer and a Protest: Reno Hindu's Visit to U.S. Senate Historic

July 13, 2007

Author: Lisa Mascaro

Source: Las Vegas Sun

http://politics.lasvegassun.com/2007/07/a-prayer-and-a-.html

WASHINGTON — A couple of days ago, when it became known that a Hindu chaplain from Reno would be giving his religion’s first-ever opening prayer for the U.S. Senate, offices of a Christian values organization in Mississippi didn’t think twice about bad karma.

The American Family Association tapped its 3 million-...

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Hindu Prayer in Senate Disrupted: Three Protesters in Senate Gallery Arrested

July 12, 2007

Source: MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19729245/

WASHINGTON - A Hindu clergyman made history Thursday by offering the Senate's morning prayer, but only after police officers removed three shouting protesters from the visitors' gallery.

Rajan Zed, director of interfaith relations at a Hindu temple in Reno, Nev., gave the brief prayer that opens each day's Senate session. As he stood at the chamber's podium in a bright orange and burgundy robe, two women and a man began shouting...

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