Interfaith

Michigan Baha’is Make Clean Sweep of Pharmaceutical Waste on Earth Day

April 20, 2007

Source: The Baha'i Faith

http://www.bahai.us/node/206

For the third year in a row, Baha'is in northern Michigan collect hazardous waste on Earth Day, Saturday, April 21.

Along with members of more than 120 interfaith organizations in Michigan's Earth Keeper Clean Sweep program, Baha'is in Marquette rounded up pharmaceuticals that otherwise would get flushed down a toilet or poured down a drain -- and wind up in drinking water.

Last year, as part of the Earth Keeper program...

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Muslims, Christians Build Bridges at Potluck Meal

April 20, 2007

Author: STEPHANIE VEALE

Source: Utica Observer-Dispatch

http://www.uticaod.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070416/NEWS/704160309/1001

NEW HARTFORD — Dr. Jameel Arastu of New Hartford says open communication can dispel misunderstandings between people of different faiths.

Arastu, a practicing Muslim who has met with the New Hartford First United Methodist Church's adult Sunday school class twice throughout...

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Vigil Set to Raise Barrier to Hate

April 19, 2007

Author: Erin Conroy

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/04/19/vigil_set_to_raise_barrier_to_hate/

Members of Temple Shalom of Milton and other local congregations -- angered that swastikas were drawn on the temple property last weekend during Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance -- are planning a townwide vigil Sunday to show solidarity in the face of such hate crimes.
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Students Tour Muslim World

April 19, 2007

Author: Jane Lampman

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0419/p13s02-lire.html

What do ordinary people in the Muslim world think about relations with the West? Where do they stand in the struggle within Islam? Who are the role models for young Muslims? How are their religious identities being shaped, and by whom?

With the future of the United States and the Muslim world linked more closely (and painfully)...

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Nationwide Merit-Making Ceremony Begins

April 17, 2007

Source: ETNA

http://etna.mcot.net/query.php?nid=28973

BANGKOK, April 17 (TNA) - Thai people nationwide from all walks of life and different religions Tuesday morning participated in a national merit-making ceremony which will last until Sunday (April 22).

The interim government hosted the activity to honour His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the auspicious occasion of his 80th birthday on December 5 this year.

In Bangkok, thousands of Buddhists joined the alms...

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New Spirituality Shared By All Religions is Needed, Says Priest-Islamologist

April 16, 2007

Source: The Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=7093

JAKARTA, Indonesia (UCAN): Religious believers in Indonesian need an inclusive spirituality that will foster mutual acceptance and dialogue in their pluralistic society, maintains a priest who is an expert on Islam.

In such a society, "all people, especially religious leaders, should experience a new spirituality of interfaith, perennial and universal religiosity," Father Philipus...

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Fellowship of Christians and Jews Loses Members, Trims Plans

April 15, 2007

Author: MICHELE DARGAN

Source: Palm Beach Daily News

http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/content/news/fellowship0415.html

A decline in membership, sparse attendance at programs and a need for more financial support has led The Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews to downsize its programming and focus on young people.

The once-flourishing organization, credited with helping to remove the anti-Semitic label from...

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