Interfaith

Worship, and Live, Together

October 20, 2006

Author: Ellen Goodman

Source: Cincinnati Post, The

http://news.cincypost.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061019/EDIT/610190302/1003

It was barely a week past the 2001 inauguration when the new president's plan to fund the "armies of compassion" was reported on the evening news with more than a touch of skepticism. The story of a White House office for faith-based initiatives was illustrated with a large cross and...

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Twenty-five New Ecumenical Accompaniers, Including a Hindu and a Muslim, Get to Work

October 20, 2006

Source: World Council of Churches

http://www.oikoumene.org/en/news/news-management/all-news-english/display-single-english-news/article/1943/twenty-five-new-ecumenica-1.html

A new group of 25 ecumenical accompaniers have just begun three months of working with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI). The group includes the first Hindu and the second Muslim to...

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Buddhist Nun in Israel to Teach Meditation

October 20, 2006

Author: Ryan Nadel

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=71,3291,0,0,1,0

The Upper Galilee's natural tranquility has been enhanced recently by the presence of Venerable Tenzin Palmo, one of the first Western women ordained as a Buddhist nun.

The Dharma Friends of Israel, an Israeli network of individuals who study and practice Buddhism and meditation, regularly brings teachers of Buddhism to the...

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'Kongsi Raya' Does Not Taint Religion, Says PM

October 19, 2006

Source: Daily Express

http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=45066

The "kongsi raya" activity of sharing the joy of festivities as practised by Malaysians does not tarnish the sanctity of Islam, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said Wednesday.

It also does not at all involve any conflict of the faith of Muslims, he added. "Kongsi raya" did not mean the blending of all customs and religious aspects of Islam and Hinduism, for example, he said...

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Pastor Presses On Toward Potential Partnership with Moderate Muslims

October 18, 2006

Source: WDC Media

http://www.wdcmedia.com/newsArticle.php?ID=2075

A Florida pastor who was dropped from political appointments by Governor Jeb Bush and Attorney General Charlie Crist for statements against Islam now says he wants to work together with peace-loving Muslims to oppose Islamic extremism. Dr. O'Neal Dozier says clarifying his beliefs about Muslims is an important step in the proposed alliance.

Dozier, pastor of Worldwide Christian Center in Pompano Beach,...

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Hindu American Foundation Campaigns for Diwali Recognition

October 17, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_deepavali_2006.htm

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) initiated a coordinated plan this week to raise awareness about the upcoming celebrations of Diwali; perhaps the most widely recognized Hindu festival. Celebrated around the world this year on October 21, Diwali, or Deepavali in the original Sanskrit, refers to the rows of earthen lamps celebrants place...

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MAS Leads Muslim Involvement on World Food Day

October 16, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=3842

On the weekend of October 14-15, 2006 more than 5,000 people attended the Green Festival in Washington, D.C. This conference and expo, one of several major events scheduled over the next six months, connected social activists, environmentally-friendly "green" businesses, policy advocates, and consumers concerned with a spectrum of issues ranging from organic farming to addressing the global...

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Ecumenical Conference will Explore Women in Religion, Leadership Roles

October 16, 2006

Author: Daphne Mack

Source: Episcopal News Service

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/3577_78663_ENG_HTM.htm

More than 60 female religion educators, leaders, activists and scholars representing various faiths from around the world are set to make their voices heard at the "Women in Religion in the 21st Century" conference, held October 17-19 in New York City.

Speakers, presenters and moderators from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Baha'i, Buddhist...

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Fla. Senate Race Rekindles Debate on Religion, Politics

October 16, 2006

Author: William E. Gibson

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/bal-te.florida16oct16,0,1852550.story

U.S. Senate candidate Katherine Harris brought a combustible mix of religion and politics to South Florida last week, reaching out to Jewish and Christian groups while preaching the cause of civic action imbued with Judeo-Christian values.

To Jewish leaders and voters in Palm...

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Pope to Visit Turkey Despite Row

October 16, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6054958.stm

The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Benedict XVI will travel to Turkey in November, his first visit to a predominantly Muslim country.

The Pontiff will visit Ankara, Izmir, Istanbul and ancient Ephesus during the trip, which will begin on 28 November.

The trip has been overshadowed by a row over remarks he made about Islam.

The visit, which will run until 1 December, is the result of an...

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Meal, Prayers Shared by Faith Groups

October 11, 2006

Author: Geoffrey D. Brown

Source: The Frederick News-Post

http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display.htm?storyid=53008

An interfaith dialogue among Muslims, Christians and Jews is gaining momentum almost two months after the Frederick County Islamic community's spiritual leader called for increased religious tolerance.

The Islamic Society of Frederick welcomed people of all faiths Monday at a community...

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