Interfaith

New Bishop in Northeast Makes Interreligious Dialogue a Priority

February 15, 2007

Source: Indian Catholic/UCAN

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=6116

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand (UCAN) -- The new bishop of a diocese in northeastern Thailand says he hopes to develop understanding among Thais of different faiths, not just in the northeast but throughout the kingdom.

Bishop Joseph Chusak Sirisut, 50, was ordained bishop of Nakhon Ratchasima on Feb. 10 at Marie Witthaya School, 250 kilometers northeast of Bangkok.

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The Greening of the World's Religions

February 14, 2007

Author: MARY EVELYN TUCKER and JOHN GRIM

Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education

http://chronicle.com/weekly/v53/i23/23b00901.htm

As reported last year in the Millennium Ecosystems Assessment, we humans are destroying the life-support systems of the planet at an alarming rate. The data keep pouring in that we are altering the climate and toxifying the air, water, and soil so that the health of humans and other species is at risk. The population...

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Interfaith Panel Tackles Modesty, Modernity

February 14, 2007

Author: Michah Rynor

Source: University of Toronto Campus News

http://www.news.utoronto.ca/bin6/070214-2928.asp

European governments are currently debating whether or not to ban certain Islamic garb worn by Muslim women due to their concerns that veils and hijabs cause civil strife, discourage assimilation and help disguise terrorists and lawbreakers.

The Canadian debate has been far less dramatic but it continues to be a topic of discussion,...

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For New Lunar Year Religious Leaders Highlight Handover Anniversary, Domestic Violence

February 14, 2007

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=6082

HONG KONG (UCAN) -- The Colloquium of Six Religious Leaders of Hong Kong has tempered joy over the 10th anniversary of the territory's return to China with concern about the rise in family violence. In a message for Lunar New Year, the six leaders note that local residents rejoice in the success of the "one-country, two-systems" principle that has applied since Hong Kong reverted from British to...

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Tracing Abraham's Path to Mideast Peace

February 13, 2007

Author: Ilene R. Prusher

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0213/p01s03-wome.html

AJLUN, JORDAN - High-tech gadget in hand, a man trudges down from a rural hilltop with the information he was seeking about a journey that took place some 4,000 years ago.

The means are modern: Using a tiny global-positioning device to measure their location via satellite and a map superimposed on topographical images provided...

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"Environmental Care: An Opportunity for Muslim-Evangelical Cooperation," a Commentary by Eboo Patel

February 12, 2007

Author: Eboo Patel

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/eboo_patel/2007/02/environmental_stewardship_an_o.html

The first time I met the Rev. Richard Cizik, vice president of the National Association of Evangelicals, we talked about earth, not heaven.

He told me that the most important new initiative among evangelicals is "creation care." Google it and you will...

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For Many Americans, Religious Identity Is No Longer a Given

February 12, 2007

Author: Andrea Useem

Source: Pew Forum

Wire Service: RNS

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=12716

When Aurora Turk was growing up in Mexico City, being Catholic was a given. "It was taught to me by the nuns at school and my mother at home," she recalled. "My whole world was Catholic."

But Turk's adult life has been marked by religious exploration.

Married to a Brooklyn-born Jew, the 38-year-...

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San Bernardino Festival Centers on Religious Diversity, Peace

February 11, 2007

Author: Bettye Wells Miller

Source: The Press-Enterprise

http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_H_peace12.2641186.html#

SAN BERNARDINO - Under threatening skies Sunday afternoon, more than 300 residents enjoyed dances, chants and songs reflecting the community's religious diversity, then prayed for peace in their city.

The Interfaith Festival for Peace in Our Community, sponsored by the San...

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Religions Unite for Conference

February 11, 2007

Source: Asian Image

http://www.asianimage.co.uk/display.var.1183613.0.religions_unite_for_conference.php

The European Council of Religious Leaders, tackles the topic of Muslims and terror in Birmingham in its first UK conference.

The ECRL event 'Muslims in Britain' takes place at Birmingham's Sikh temple, Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha, and Soho Road's Civic Centre.

With sessions entitled 'Terror and Fear' and 'Muslims in...

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Faith in Disaster Preparedness - Religious Institutions Prepare for Disaster Scenarios

February 9, 2007

Author: Michele De Meglio

Source: Brooklyn Heights Courier

http://www.brooklynheightscourier.com/site/tab8.cfm?newsid=17834712&BRD=2384&PAG=461&dept_id=552854&rfi=6

They’re a huge part of people’s lives, so why not involve churches, synagogues, mosques and other houses of worship in disaster preparedness?

Such thinking spurned the creation of a Web site devoted to providing...

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