Interfaith

On Visit to Turkey, Pope to Meet Islamic Cleric who Denounced Him

November 12, 2006

Author: Frances D'Emilio

Source: The Detroit News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061112/LIFESTYLE04/611120336/1041/LIFESTYLE04

The pope's upcoming trip to Turkey will include a meeting with a Muslim cleric who was one of the first to denounce Benedict XVI for his remarks on Islam and violence, the Vatican said Saturday.

The...

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Ugandan Jew Brings Words of Peace

November 12, 2006

Author: Erin Richards

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=530109

Since coming to America to represent his community of Jewish Africans, Aaron Kintu Moses said he has never in his life seen so many paved roads, so many houses that he thinks could hold at least 50 Ugandans, and so much food that he doesn't know how to eat. Advertisement

In response Thursday, students at Nicolet and Rufus King high...

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Faith Finds a Home Behind Prison Walls

November 11, 2006

Author: Alexander Alter

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/15985587.htm

RAIFORD - At Lawtey, a medium-security prison where the Bible Belt intersects Florida's prison belt, an anger management workshop looks like this: Ninety-six men in light-blue jumpsuits crowded into an unadorned chapel, singing and clapping as an eight-man choir sings gospel music.

''We thank you, Lord, for our confidence that we don't have to...

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State Govt Proposes Religious Shrines Bill

November 11, 2006

Source: Cybernoon.com

http://www.cybernoon.com/DisplayArticle.asp?section=fromthepress&subsection=inbombay&xfile=November2006_inbombay_standard11325

To curb corruption at religious places, the government of Maharashtra has decided to take over all religious shrines through a new legislation. According to senior government officials the proposed ‘Religious Shrines, Places and Temple Regulations...

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Promote Diversity Celebrate Difference: NYC Multifaith Forum on Religious Identity

November 10, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1513.shtml

"The day that Hindus see Parmatma in all, Jews see Al Shadai in everyone, Muslims see Allah in all and Sikhs see VaaheGuroo in everything, all wars will stop and the earth will become the promised land,” 16 yr old Tejkaran Kaur told the Forum.

Prejudice breeds when diversity and difference is not celebrated. This was the resounding message delivered to 150 participants at the...

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Bioethics Workshop at Hindu University of America

November 10, 2006

Source: Hindu Press International/Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/11/10.shtml#2

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, November 10, 2006: The Hindu University of America, in partnership with the University of Central Florida Philosophy department, the Ethics Center, The Women's Research Center and the Orlando Regional Health Care spiritual Care council held a successful Bioethics Workshop - Hindu and Buddhist Perspectives on November 3. Philosophers, scientists, ethicists,...

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Hundreds Throng New Jagannath Temple in Orissa

November 9, 2006

Source: India e-News

http://www.indiaenews.com/religion/20061109/28116.htm

Hundreds of people, including foreigners and non-Hindus, are thronging a new Jagannath temple built by an American devotee in this coastal Orissa district.

The 35-feet-high temple, identical to the one at Puri, has been built at the district's Kuansh village by Julian Parker, who hails from Los Angeles. He has been living in the village since 1994.

'Many non-Hindus have been...

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Some Local Religious Leaders want Degree Program, Interfaith Chapel

November 9, 2006

Author: Lenita Powers

Source: Reno Gazette Powers

http://news.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061109/NEWS07/611090347/1010

A group of local religious leaders wants an interfaith chapel built on the University of Nevada, Reno [UNR] campus and a degree program in religious studies established.

The requests came after UNR President Milton Glick invited representatives of six Reno-Sparks area faiths to meet with...

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Tree-Planting Marks Lost Burial Mounds

November 9, 2006

Author: Katya Cengel

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061109/NEWS01/61109028

As traffic swirled past the little park on the corner of Fifth Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard Thursday morning, Chief Arvol Looking Horse prayed.

Outfitted with a feather headdress "an offering of tobacco in one hand, a smoldering cedar smudge bundle, used for purification, in...

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Changing the Present and Dreaming the Future

November 8, 2006

Author: Tariq Ramadan

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/changing_the_present_and_dreaming_the_future/0011516

I want to share with you some ideas about the future.

I will start with some introductory remarks. It is my perception that we have continued the process of interfaith dialogue among ourselves without taking into account the...

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