Interfaith

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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For a Master Class on Global Worship, It’s Destination Queens

July 2, 2007

Author: DAVID GONZALEZ

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/02/nyregion/02citywide.html?ex=1184126400&en=9e1ffa196c7c30e5&ei=5070

Albert Walters lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he is an Anglican priest and seminary professor. He wanted to learn more about the world’s religions.

Naturally, he went to Flushing.

This dizzyingly diverse corner of...

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U.S. Government Officials Speak with American Arab, Muslim, Sikh and South Asian Leaders About UK Terrorist Attacks

July 2, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Islamic Society of North America

http://www.isna.net/index.php?id=35&backPID=1&tt_news=878

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Sunday, July 1, leaders of the American Arab, Muslim, Sikh and South Asian communities participated in a nationwide conference call with the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, State, Treasury and Health and Human Services to share information and respond to concerns following the incidents in...

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Opinion: Obama Campaign Event Proved Inspirational

July 2, 2007

Author: Sharon Spivak

Source: Nashua Telegraph

http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070702/OPINION02/70702007/-1/opinion

On June 20, I participated in a faith forum sponsored by Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign. Like Sen. Obama, himself, it was refreshingly new and unique.

Members of the greater Nashua faith-based communities came together to discuss how our diverse...

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A Wide Range of Clergy Will Participate at Arlington National Cemetery July 4th

July 2, 2007

Author: Michael Hess

Source: BBS News

http://bbsnews.net/article.php/2007070223370233

BBSNews 2007-07-02 -- America's first VA-issued gravestone containing both a Christian cross and Wiccan pentacle will be dedicated on the 4th of July at Arlington National Cemetery across the Potomac River from Washington, DC.

Wiccans, Christians, and those of other religions from across the nation will be taking part in the interfaith service, which will be...

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Hundreds Gather in Peekskill for Prayer Event

July 2, 2007

Author: BRIAN HOWARD

Source: The Journal News

http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070702/NEWS01/707020341/1028/NEWS12

PEEKSKILL - More than 200 people gathered yesterday afternoon for Peekskill's first Unified Day of Prayer.

"It's a day for morale, inspiration and faith," said Clarence Brown, a member of Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Peekskill. "If it springs out here, it'll...

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Honoring the `Awakened One' at 2,550

July 1, 2007

Author: Robert Knox

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/06/01/honoring_the_awakened_one_at_2550/

You don't have to be a Buddhist to celebrate the Buddha 's birthday, according to planners of a celebration in Braintree this weekend. "It's for everybody," said Venerable Pannaloka Bhante of the Samantabhadra Buddhist Center.

And you won't have to travel to Asia to enjoy...

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Leaders of 5 Faiths Decry Violence in Name of Religion

June 30, 2007

Author: K. Connie Kang

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs30jun30,1,1713175.story?coll=la-headlines-california

In a historic action, top leaders of five great religions met this month in Indonesia — home to 200 million Muslims — to condemn violence inflicted in the name of religion.

The leaders representing Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish...

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