Interfaith

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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Nepal's New Peacemakers

February 9, 2007

Author: Anto Akkara

Source: Christianity Today

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2007/february/37.114.html

When Jyoti Adhikari became a Christian, her husband, who came from a traditional Hindu family, could not stomach the thought. But Adhikari didn't flinch, even though her husband divorced her.

"I have no regrets. I am rejoicing in the Lord," said Adhikari, who looks after her teenage son now. Since her conversion, Adhikari...

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"Congress Needs an Interfaith Caucus," a Commentary by the Rev. David Gray, Dr. Eboo Patel, the Rev. Paul Raushenbush, and Rabbi Sid Schwarz

February 9, 2007

Author: Rev. David Gray, Dr. Eboo Patel, et. al.

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2007/02/congress_needs_an_interfaith_c.html

The National Prayer Breakfast, an annual gathering of inspiring speeches and solemn moments of silence, recently drew President Bush and hundreds of lawmakers when it was held in Washington. This year, the event was unusual in that...

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Multi-Faith Schools Planned to Fight Extremism

February 8, 2007

Author: Graeme Paton and Richard

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/02/07/nextreme107.xml

A new generation of controversial multi-faith academies will be built to combat extremism in England’s most segregated towns and cities, a leading Downing Street advisor said yesterday.

The new-style schools will educate children from Christian, Muslim and Jewish backgrounds...

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Faiths See Common Ground

February 8, 2007

Author: Rosanne Barrett

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,21193583-3102,00.html#

AGAINST a backdrop of growing cultural tensions focused on divisions, leaders from the three Abrahamic faiths in Queensland met this week to discuss their similarities.

Descended from the same historical roots, about 200 community members from the Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths met at State...

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