Interfaith

Sikhs at the House of Lords

June 26, 2007

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/77399A7CCE38AA138725730600623283

On June 25th, 2007, London England, Lord Ahmed and Lord Harries, hosted the All-Party Parliamentary Interfaith Group on behalf of The Global Programme for Introducing the Prophet of Mercy. The event took place at the House of Lords and featured some seventy religious leaders and representatives from a diverse range of backgrounds as well as...

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Justices Reject Suit on Federal Money for Faith-Based Office

June 26, 2007

Author: LINDA GREENHOUSE

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/26/washington/26faith.html

WASHINGTON, June 25 — The Supreme Court on Monday closed the courthouse door on a lawsuit challenging the Bush administration’s use of taxpayer money to support its Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

By a vote of 5 to 4, the court ruled that taxpayers could not sue to block federal expenditures that...

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Thousands Expected at the ICNA-MAS Convention: “Muhammad: Mercy To Humanity and Beyond”

June 25, 2007

Source: Islamic Circle of North America

http://www.icna.org/icna/press-releases/thousands-expected-at-the-icna-mas-convention-muhammad-mercy-to-humanity-and-be.html

National Muslim Convention to hold inter-faith dialogue and address growing Islamophobia. Thousands expected at the ICNA-MAS Convention: “Muhammad: Mercy To Humanity and Beyond” to take place in Hartford, CT on July 6-8.
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New Zealand Bids for Tolerant Pluralism

June 25, 2007

Author: George Conger

Source: Religious Intelligence

http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/news/?NewsID=863

THE ANGLICAN and Roman Catholic bishops of New Zealand have released a National Statement on Religious Diversity calling for a tolerant pluralism among the country’s religious groups.

The bishops’ call came during the third Asia-Pacific Regional Interfaith Dialogue, which was held last month in Waitanga, New Zealand....

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A Hindu Temple is Open to Muslims and Christians

June 23, 2007

Author: Manoj Kar

Source: KalingaTimes.com

http://www.kalingatimes.com/orissa_news/news/20070619_Hindu_temple_is_open_to_Muslims_and_Christians.htm

In an exemplary show of communal amity, the Hindu devotees of Lord Jagannath temple in the heart of this port town have thrown open the temple gates to Muslims and followers of other religions.

At a time when frenzied religious intolerance and...

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Unity Choir Performs in Chicago

June 22, 2007

Source: Hamilton Mountain News

http://www.hamiltonmountainnews.com/hmn/news/news_818892.html

Members of the Voices of Unity Choir, a multi-faith choir based in the Hamilton and Niagara, were invited to sing in the Baha'i Temple in Wilmette, Chicago.

It joined six other choirs from around the USA and Canada to form a choral group of over 200 singers to perform in the Temple on the 24 May 2007. Van Gilmer, a professional director from Chicago,...

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22nd Annual International Peace Prayer Day Honors Interfaith Leader

June 20, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/31BA20BE856FC1268725730000550F6D!OpenDocument

June 16, 2007. ESPANOLA, NM. On Saturday, June 16th, the 3HO Foundation in conjunction with Peace Cereals celebrated the 22nd annual International Peace Prayer Day at the Ram Das Puri campsite in the Jemez Mountains near Espanola, New Mexico.

Over 1000 people gathered at the mountain campsite...

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Convention Aims To Offer 'Window' On Muslim Life

June 19, 2007

Author: David A. Brensilver

Source: Islamic Circle of North America

http://www.icna.org/icna/icna-press-clippings/convention-aims-to-offer-window-on-muslim-life.html

Hartford — Muslim leaders hope next month to inform members of other faiths about theirs, and to dispel myths and stereotypes perpetuated by what the Islamic Circle of North America's secretary general called the “irresponsible...

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Reaching Across Religious Borders

June 19, 2007

Author: Marleen Shepherd

Source: The Southern

http://www.southernillinoisan.com/articles/2007/06/19/top/20605317.txt

CARBONDALE - The 1893 Parliament of World Religions is considered the birth of formal inter-religious dialogue worldwide.

The historic meeting of east and west occurred during the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. This first World's Fair attracted the participation of nations across the globe. More...

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Rome Hosts Conference on Islam, Europe

June 19, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/culture/?id=21131

ROME - Historians, scholars of religion, political scientists, philosophers, senior officials and commentators from Europe and the Mediterranean will on Tuesday and Wednesday gather in the Italian capital, Rome, to examine the current state of dialogue between Muslim and non-Muslim countries in the region at a time of upheaval in the...

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Iran's Small Zoroastrian Community Remembers 7th Century Arab Conquest of Persia

June 18, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PR-inside.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.pr-inside.com/iran-s-small-zoroastrian-community-remembers-r157007.htm

CHAK CHAK, Iran (AP) - Dressed in white to symbolize purity, a priest recited from the Zoroastrian holy book at a shrine as members of this ancient pre-Islamic religion marked what they see as one of the most bitter events in Iran's history: the 7th...

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Sikh Parade Extols Peace

June 18, 2007

Author: Rebecca Rosen Lum

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://origin.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_6168710

Floats festooned with flowers rolled through the streets of El Sobrante on Sunday as 8,000 Sikhs from the Bay Area and beyond celebrated an annual holiday that extols interfaith harmony.

The "spiritual peace march" began at the Sikh Center of the San Francisco Bay Area, where tour buses brought worshippers from Stockton, Sacramento, and...

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Muslim American Society Reaches Out to Other Faiths

June 18, 2007

Author: Mary Louise Speer

Source: The Quad-City Times

http://www.qctimes.com/articles/2007/06/18//news/local/doc4676055acfa64816524256.txt

The Muslim American Society Service Corps is reaching out to people of all faiths in need, nationally and locally.

Here, 500 pounds of meat was delivered Wednesday, which will be part of a monthly donation being distributed through Churches United of the Quad-City Area....

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