Interfaith

Jerusalem Women Speak, RI Woman Answers

October 8, 2006

Author: Reza Corinne Clifton

Source: Rezaritesri

http://www.rezaritesri.com/blog/

[Nada] Samih spent the majority of her childhood in Johnston, RI, where she graduated from Johnston Public High School. But Samih and her mother were both born in Kuwait, moving to the US—to RI—when Samih was six years old. But Samih’s family roots are not Kuwaiti; they are Palestinian. All of Samih’s family is from Palestine; her maternal and paternal grandparents...

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UN Forum Sees Interfaith Dialogue as Essential to Peace

October 8, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=484

Last month some 33 governments sent delegations to a special conference here on how religions and governments can work together for peace.

"The High-Level Conference on Interfaith Cooperation for Peace" was sponsored by a unique coalition of governments, United Nations agencies and religious non-governmental organizations, including Baha'i representatives.

Participants said the 21...

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Defusing the Clash of Civilizations

October 7, 2006

Author: John Colson

Source: Aspen Times Weekly

http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20061007/ASPENWEEKLY/110080065

As tensions rise between the Islamic and non-Islamic countries of the world, fed largely by an ever-growing fear and hatred of the United States among some international Muslims, a past mayor of Aspen continues to do what he can to defuse the situation.

Former Mayor John Bennett admitted this week that a recent high-...

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Ford Motor Hosts Iftar Dinner

October 5, 2006

Source: The Arab American News

http://www.arabamericannews.com/newsarticle.php?articleid=6495

Ford Motor Company hosted its 6th annual Ramadan fast breaking Wednesday, an event attended by around 150 Muslim and non-Muslim guests.

The evening program took place in the Ford Credit building's cafeteria and was themed, "Ramadan: The Month of Forgiveness and Reconciliation."

Speakers included Mike Bannister, CEO of Ford Credit; Paul Nussbaum,...

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Getting Into the Spirit of a Photo Exhibit

October 3, 2006

Author: Roy Rivenburg

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-photos3oct03,1,140308.story

A gallery chronicling 11 exotic faith communities in the state gets help at its opening from a few of its subjects.

It sounded like the setup to a joke: A rabbi, a Muslim and a Gospel preacher walk into a museum.

In reality, it was opening night for an unusual photo exhibit — and the guest list...

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India Remembers Gandhi, Religious Leaders Take Part in Interfaith Prayer Service

October 2, 2006

Source: MonstersAndCritics.com

Wire Service: IANS

http://news.monstersandcritics.com/india/article_1207395.php/Nation_remembers_Mahatma_Gandhi__Roundup_

On October 2, 2006 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "With a Bollywood blockbuster spawning a new enthusiasm about Mahatma Gandhi, hundreds of youngsters joined politicians and diplomats in paying homage to the father of the nation on...

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Yale Chaplaincy Search Proves Challenging in an Era of Pluralism

October 2, 2006

Source: Yale Daily News

http://www.yaledailynews.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=33501

On October 2, 2006 the Yale Daily News reported, "The music is raucous, there is dancing in the aisles, and the band would not be complete without that clarinet. Dozens of polo shirt-clad students clap and stamp their feet singing the refrain. 'I will bless the Lord. Bless the Lord at all times!' This is the scene at the first All-Campus worship of the 2006-’07 school...

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Hindu Temple of Toledo Sponsors "Erase the Hate" Play

October 2, 2006

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061002/NEWS08/610020366

On October 2, 2006 The Toledo Blade reported, "Christians singing, dancing, and praying together with Hindus and Muslims. Mahatma Gandhi leading his followers in a protest against the British tax on salt. The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., looking out to the crowd and bellowing, 'I have a dream.' This was the scene at Lourdes College's...

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23 Hindu Prisoners Observe Ramadan Fast with Muslim Inmates in Bihar Jail

October 2, 2006

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

http://www.irna.com/en/news/view/line-16/0610026962200532.htm

On October 2, 2006 the Islamic Republic News Agency reported, "Setting a perfect example of communal harmony, 23 Hindu prisoners, four of them women, of Bhagalpur Central Jail are observing [the] Ramadan fast along with Muslim inmates, jail sources said on Monday. A total of 303 inmates are observing [the] Ramadan fast in the high-security Bhagalpur Central Jail...

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"Compromise on Torture Violates American Values" by Diana Gibson and Craig Wiesner

October 1, 2006

Source: The Mercury News

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On October 1, 2006 The Mercury News published an opinion piece by Diana Gibson and Craig Wiesner, members of the Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice, "During the exact time that the so-called 'compromise' on torture was being discussed in Congress, religious leaders gathered in Palo Alto to make their concerns about torture heard loud and clear. Muslims, Jews, Presbyterians, Baptists, Methodists, Roman Catholics, Quakers,...

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More Than 60 Congregations of Maine Interfaith Power and Light to Sponsor Screening of Gore Environmental Film

October 1, 2006

Source: Village Soup

http://waldo.villagesoup.com/Community/story.cfm?storyID=79285

On October 1, 2006 Village Soup reported, "More than 60 congregations from Kittery to Caribou will show the global warming documentary 'An Inconvenient Truth' as part of a nationwide, interfaith screening of educational films about global climate change during the month of October. Nationally, almost 500,000 people are expected to view the film during the week. 'Global...

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Shared Roots Spur Many Fights Among Abrahamic Religions

September 30, 2006

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/DN-popedebate_30rel.ART.State.Edition1.3e82701.html

On September 30, 2006 The Dallas Morning News reported, "In his controversial speech this month at a German university, Pope Benedict made a broad claim: Catholic understanding of faith is necessary to properly understand the world. He whacked at Protestants...

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