May 2012 Blog Posts (96)

Gaining mainstream recognition for the Interfaith Community

I am excited about the publication of my book, but i quickly began to realize that there is no official category for what we do through outlets like  I believe we deserve our own category!   So I am starting a campaign to get Amazon to recognize us.  I am hoping anyone who has or is planning to buy my book will help this campaign - I'll explain below.

About the book

Reviewed in The Interfaith Observer - to be published May 15! 



Added by Ruth Broyde Sharone on May 13, 2012 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Supernatural | Week 3

Many times we ask God for things we 'want'… but he will always give us what we 'need' and that's always better and many times even greater! This Sunday we'll chop up Acts 3 and see a supernatural miracle that could have been… Continue

Added by FAITH AT WORKS PRODUCTION on May 13, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments



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Added by Tasnim on May 13, 2012 at 9:12am — No Comments

The Irony of Jewish American Heritage Month

On May 2, 2012, President Barack Obama declared: virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 2012 as Jewish American Heritage Month. I call upon all Americans to visit to learn more about the heritage…


Added by Joshua Stanton on May 13, 2012 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Irish Bill Proposes Full Legal Status for Humanist Weddings

by Deaglan de Breadun

from The Irish Times

The government is expected to agree today to back legislation giving humanists the same status as organised religions and civil registrars in conducting marriage ceremonies.

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton is due to ask her ministerial colleagues to support the Civil Registration (Amendment) Bill at this morning’s Cabinet…


Added by The Parliament of Religions on May 12, 2012 at 10:55am — No Comments

What On Earth Is Lag b’Omer?

Today is Lag b'Omer, a relatively obscure Jewish holiday, yet one which is deeply meaningful for many, particularly those with a Kabbalistic or more mystical orientation. Lag b'Omer, which literally translates to the thirty-third day of the Omer (Hebrew letters each have numerical equivalents--thus, lamed is equal to thirty and gimmel is equal to three) is a day marked with barbecues, bonfires, weddings, music and other festivities. Marking Lag b'Omer in this…


Added by Lauren Tuchman on May 11, 2012 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Is it super Earths, which are more massive than our home world but lighter than giant planets ?

..Dear soul,

read todays web news wonder for new seeker

Washington, May 9 (IANS) NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected light emanating from a "super-Earth" planet beyond our solar system for the first time.

"Spitzer has amazed us yet again," said Bill Danchi, Spitzer program scientist at NASA Headquarters here. "The spacecraft is pioneering the study of atmospheres of distant planets and paving the way for NASA's upcoming James Webb Space Telescope to apply a similar…


Added by shree c k p swamiji on May 11, 2012 at 12:09pm — No Comments



Patience guards us against losing our presence of mind so we can remain undisturbed, even when the situation is really difficult.

 It gives us a certain amount of inner peace, which allows us some self-control, so that we can choose to respond to situations in an appropriate and compassionate manner, rather than being driven by our disturbing emotions.

In this way we can bring true and long lasting harmony to a situation.


Spiritual leader of…


Added by barry von clemens on May 11, 2012 at 6:35am — No Comments

Supernatural | Week 2


This Sunday we'll be looking at Acts Chapter 2 and the supernatural events that occurred that led to 3,000 new believers that were baptized. We'll be doing a HUGE water baptism event at Crossover in each service as we celebrate many new people following…


Added by FAITH AT WORKS PRODUCTION on May 11, 2012 at 3:15am — No Comments

Nontheists, Christians Meet for Dialogue, Better Mutual Understanding

by Heather Keel


A secular humanist, an agnostic and an atheist walk into a church.

That wasn’t the setup for a joke Wednesday night in Hagerstown, but for an evening of impassioned discussion hosted by the Interfaith Coalition of Washington County to encourage dialogue among people with different beliefs and ideas.

About 50…


Added by The Parliament of Religions on May 10, 2012 at 10:56am — No Comments

“In our quest for happiness we are all fundamentally the same

“In our quest for happiness we are all fundamentally the same

“In our quest for happiness and the avoidance of suffering, we are all fundamentally the same, and therefore equal.

This is an important point. For if we can integrate an appreciation of this fundamental human equality into our everyday outlook, I am very confident that it will be of immense benefit, not only to society at large, but also to us as individuals.

Whenever I meet people —…


Added by barry von clemens on May 10, 2012 at 8:57am — No Comments

Looking Different and Differently Looking

As far as I can remember, I've always looked different.

In elementary school, my classmates called me a girl, a genie, and Aladdin.

In middle school, I was a raghead, a diaperhead, and Sadam Hussein.

And in high school, some kids were convinced that I was Osama bin Laden.

These sorts of challenges come with looking different.

On the other hand, looking different has its advantages.

People pay attention when I walk into a room. I'm noticeable and…


Added by Simran Jeet Singh on May 10, 2012 at 8:01am — 2 Comments

Spiritual Well-Being - Have your say!

Spiritual well-being – Have your say!

Most people are looking for meaning and purpose in life. Some find them through religion; others via spirituality. Some say these two are related; others say ‘No way!’

You are invited to have your say by completing a short, web-based survey designed to find out how people’s background and beliefs relate to their spiritual well-being: Go to or…


Added by John Wayne Fisher on May 9, 2012 at 6:37pm — 1 Comment

Arts and Culture Bring Peace and Reconciliation To Multi-Religious and Multi-Ethnic Communities in Sri Lanka

Traditional Sri Lankan harvesting dance. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

by Iromi Dharmawardhane


The arts and culture can be powerful catalysts in bringing about reconciliation within the hearts of individuals as well as between communities,…


Added by The Parliament of Religions on May 9, 2012 at 10:55am — No Comments

SYMPHONY of PEACE PRAYERS - May 20th - Worldwide

Dear Friends of Peace,

May Peace Prevail on Earth

I am forwarding this as a reminder about the amazing 'Symphony of Peace Prayers' and its accompanying 'Global Peace and Meditation Day', taking place around the world on Sunday May 20th

As you will read, it can take an infinite number of forms, but the basis is to pray for and celebrate peace in some form on that day. You can…


Added by Jenny Funston on May 9, 2012 at 6:38am — No Comments

Actively promoting the positive inner qualities of the human heart

Actively promoting the positive inner qualities of the human heart

Actively promoting the positive inner qualities of the human heart will be appreciated by all.

Our inner lives are something we ignore at our own peril, and many of the greatest problems we face in today’s world are the result of such neglect.


So, actively promoting the positive inner qualities of the human heart that arise from our core disposition toward compassion, and learning to combat our…


Added by barry von clemens on May 9, 2012 at 5:50am — No Comments

Faith and Race: A Dialogue Worth Having

Article first published in the Newsletter of the  Parliament of the World's Religions

According to the Abrahamic traditions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the Baha’i Faith, the universe itself was spoken into being. This offers a fitting metaphor for the promise of interreligious dialogue, the promise of a new creation. Like the speaking into being of the universe, for interreligious dialogue to fulfill this…


Added by Phillipe Copeland on May 9, 2012 at 4:01am — 1 Comment

Buddhist Monk Brings Authentic Tibetan Influence to Texas

Lama Lobtsul, the resident lama at Palri Pema Od Ling in Austin, with the Buddhist center’s statue of Guru Rinpoche.

by Michael Hoinski

from the New York Times

Each morning Lama Lobtsul, the lama in residence at the Buddhist center Palri Pema…


Added by The Parliament of Religions on May 8, 2012 at 4:39pm — No Comments

So, a Christian Seminary Student Walks into a Mosque…

I went and visited a mosque a couple of weeks ago as part of a class assignment where we were supposed to visit a congregation or faith community different than our own. Where specifically we visited was left open, but underlying the site visit was the purpose of having those in the class visit a context where we may be the “other.” The idea was not to go to the sister congregation up the street, but, for instance, if one was in a monoracial or ethnic church, then he or she might go visit a…


Added by Christina Yost on May 8, 2012 at 4:01am — 2 Comments

Vertical Worship Concert @ Crossover Church-Tamp FL

Added by FAITH AT WORKS PRODUCTION on May 8, 2012 at 1:16am — No Comments

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