Interfaith

Spiritual Leaders Denounce Violence in Religion's Name

July 7, 2007

Author: K. Connie Kang

Source: HeraldNet / the Los Angeles Times

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20070707/LIVING/707070301

In a historic action, top leaders of five major religions met in June in Indonesia - home to 200 million Muslims - to condemn violence inflicted in the name of religion.

The leaders representing Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim traditions came from five countries and included former Indonesian...

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West Coast Catholics, Muslims Discuss Shared Values

July 6, 2007

Source: The Tidings

http://www.the-tidings.com/2007/070607/dialogue.htm

Catholic and Muslim leaders from several West Coast states met May 21-23 to discuss common values reflected in the biblical tale of Joseph --- called the prophet Yusuf in the Quran, the sacred book of Islam.

The meeting, designed along the lines of a spiritual retreat, was held at the Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. A press release giving the highlights of the...

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Islamic Studies Professor Seeks More Interfaith Dialogue

July 5, 2007

Source: The Vancouver Sun

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=26954553-cb61-4224-b2e7-fc5191dda91d

EDMONTON -- The man who will take on the task of building up the University of Alberta's Islamic studies program hopes to open more interfaith dialogue.

"It's very clear there is a major hunger at the academic level on Islam and the Muslim world," says Ibrahim Abu-Rabi, currently a...

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International Scholars at UC Santa Barbara Institute Study Religious Pluralism in the United States

July 5, 2007

Source: University of California, Santa Barbara

http://www.ia.ucsb.edu/pa/display.aspx?pkey=1630

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Eighteen scholars from around the world have gathered at the University of California, Santa Barbara this summer to study the religious diversity of the United States and to learn first hand how people with widely differing beliefs can coexist.

They are participating in a program titled "Study of the United States - Institute on Religious...

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Jerusalem Gay March Sparks Controversy

July 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/220/story_22067_1.html

Jerusalem - Under heavy police guard, gay activists marched in a Gay Pride parade in downtown Jerusalem on Thursday, sparking a noisy counter-demonstration by ultra-Orthodox Jews and denunciations by Muslim and Christian leaders. There were no incidents of violence during the brief event.

The...

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United Methodist Interfaith Body Sets Global Priorities

July 5, 2007

Author: Linda Bloom

Source: United Methodist News Service

http://www.wfn.org/2007/07/msg00036.html

The United Methodist Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns wants to help the denomination put its interfaith and ecumenical agenda in context.

That means explaining how hard it is to separate the church in the United States from history, culture and government, according to the Rev. Larry Pickens, the commission's chief executive....

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Nigeria: Sultan's Comment Inciting -CAN

July 5, 2007

Author: John Shiklam Kaduna

Source: Daily Champion

http://allafrica.com/stories/200707050994.html

Secretary General of the Northern Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Elder Saidu Dogo yesterday said the recent statement credited to the Sultan of Sokoto and President general, Jama'atu Nasril Islam (JNI), Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar III was capable of causing religious disharmony between Muslims and Christians in the country.

The Sultan had during...

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