Interfaith

Sikhs Serve Langar to Interfaith Movement in Phoenix

December 9, 2005

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/7064312DF3A3801A872570D000714165!OpenDocument

On December 9, 2005 the Sikh News Network reported, "About one and [a] half years ago, Sikhs from England set a unique example of the Sikh tradition of langar at [a] world religious conference in Barcelona, Spain. Thousands and thousands of people who attended that event were continuously served...

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High School Religion Teachers’ Conference Addresses Challenges of Pluralism

December 9, 2005

Source: Tidings

http://www.the-tidings.com/2005/1209/teachers.htm

On December 9, 2005 the Tidings reported, "Teaching religion to high school students requires prophetic imagination in this competitive age of 'freeze-dried' faith, said Michael Horan, Loyola Marymount University theology professor and keynote speaker at the second annual [Secondary Department of Catholic Schools religion teachers' conference day] held Dec. 2 at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower....

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Multifaith Council Launched

December 8, 2005

Source: The Rising Nepal

On December 8, 2005 The Rising Nepal reported, "Instituted with the main objectives of spreading the message of religious tolerance in the world and working for the welfare of mankind, an organisation by the name 'National Religions, Cultures Coordination and Promotion Council Nepal' was formally launched here yesterday. Badagurujyu Janardan Raj Pande, Chairman of the World Hindu Federation, Bharat Keshar Singh, Senior Vice-chairman of Nepal Anubrat Sangh Jaya Prakash Gupta, Chairman of Sanatan Dharma Sewa...

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Religion a Factor in Harvard Students' Dating Choices

December 7, 2005

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=510410

On December 7, 2005 The Harvard Crimson reported, "Alexa P. Summer ’06 always assumed that she would raise her children Jewish. Now that she’s in a serious relationship with a practicing Catholic, however, her children’s faith is no longer quite so certain. 'It’s more up in the air than it’s ever been for me,' she says. In deciding who they want to date, most...

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Citizens of Bowling Green Celebrate a Variety of Religious Holidays this Winter

December 6, 2005

Source: The BG News

On December 6, 2005 The BG News ran a feature article on various religious holidays celebrated by students at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. "Senior Shantha Das... [celebrates Hindu] religious holidays, such as Diwali. Known as the festival of lights, Diwali is a five-day holiday celebrated around Christmas time. This year Diwali began on Nov. 1... [According to Birender Anand, a University sophomore], the biggest Sikh celebration commemorates the birth of the last guru. For this celebration, many Sikhs...

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Opinion: "Missing the Forest for the Christmas Tree"

December 2, 2005

Source: TomPaine.com

http://www.tompaine.com/print/missing_the_forest_for_the_xmas_tree.php

On December 2, 2005 TomPaine.com ran an opinion piece by Alexandra Walker, a writer for TomPaine.common sense, a progressive website. "Gasp. I’m finding myself agreeing with conservative columnist Jeff Jacoby. And Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. From Boston to Capitol Hill , conservatives are a-flutter about whether evergreen trees erected in public...

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New York Sikh Community Hosts Interfaith Thanksgiving Feast

December 1, 2005

Source: Martin Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2005/1201.shtml

On December 1, 2005 the Martin Marty Center reported, "The Sikh community of New York City hosted a thanksgiving feast for local religious leaders, the NYPD, court officials, and a representative of the DA's office, hoping to initiate a program of hospitality and patriotism—and they succeeded with a little help from the Interfaith Center of New York, which co-...

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Nebraska Interfaith Council Faces Funding Problems in Wake of Katrina and Rita

December 1, 2005

Source: Lincoln Journal Star

http://www.journalstar.com/articles/2005/12/01/local/doc438e2bcbd3680873724401.txt

On December 1, 2005 the Lincoln Journal Star reported, "Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf Coast, but they also dealt a heavy blow to the Lincoln Interfaith Council. The federal Office of Refugee Resettlement failed to renew an annual grant of about $100,000 to support Faces of the Middle East and the African...

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Connecticut Interfaith Council Hosts Conference of Nine Faiths

December 1, 2005

Source: Hartford Courant

http://www.courant.com/features/lifestyle/hc-interfaith1201.artdec01,0,5736399.story?coll=hc-headlines-life

On December 1, 2005 the Hartford Courant reported, "Members of nine religious faiths will discuss what their beliefs mean to them during a conference Sunday at Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford. 'It's an occasion to help the community learn more about the nine religions...

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Faithful Build Bridges with Books

November 30, 2005

Author: Jane Lampman

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/1130/p14s02-lire.html

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. – Laughter rings out in the salmon-colored living room of the parsonage at First Church in Cambridge, Mass. More than a dozen women - Christian, Jewish, and Muslim - are sharing insights garnered from "Gilead," a 2004 novel about the faith and struggles of a Christian minister in Iowa.

The easy camaraderie as...

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