I wish to share this article with fellow members of PeaceNext because I find it to be quite educational in value:
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by Yaira Robinson from State of Formation
Going to the park, to work, to the grocery store or pretty much anywhere today is venturing out into a religiously pluralistic setting. In all of those places, there are bound to be people who profess different religious beliefs than you do, or who profess no beliefs at all. In many of these settings, we keep quiet about our religious views so…Continue
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Your Majesty, The Sultan Qaboos bin Said,
As a participant in the Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme (CIP) Summer School, I thank you and the other generous donors for making this program possible. You have done so without fanfare, but I feel it is important for the whole world to know that Oman has chosen to support some of the most cutting edge interfaith work I have ever encountered.
The man from Norway responsible for the deaths of over 90 people, most of them young and on a…Continue
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by Philip Rosenbaum, Matthew Moskowitz and Jonathan O’Beirnefrom from CNN
Help wanted: Someone who can sit in one place for hours on end, has the hand-eye coordination of a brain surgeon, a yogi’s power of concentration, a linguist’s knack for languages – especially ancient Hebrew – and a monk’s ability to work alone in contemplative…Continue
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I found the following review by Rabbi Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer, Ph.D. worth sharing with the members of PeaceNext ...
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Okay. Let me throw this out there, and then let me know what you think…
The TeaParty Republicans who are seriously threatening to rain down suffering in every direction through dismantling the world economy by thwarting efforts to increase the US debt-ceiling must believe that the vast structures and infrastructures and services that are the hallmarks of American life together come to us by some kind of magic. Surely, the Grover Norquist vow never to raise taxes, which has been…Continue
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by William Lesher
The hearts and prayers of people of goodwill everywhere go out to the people of Norway and to the families of those killed and wounded in the recent bombing and senseless slaying of young people. It is especially painful when such tragic acts are in any way associated with misguided religious overtones.
The poignant words of Swami Vivekananda in his opening speech at the first Parliament in 1893 come readily to mind:
“Sectarian bigotry and its horrible…Continue
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from Herald Maylasia
The PIHD together with the PPC of the Chapel of Christ the Light, Desa Jaya organized their third dialogue with other faiths at the Samnak Buddhist Temple, Desa Jaya. The meeting started with a silent prayer by all according to their own faith. There were several representatives from the Buddhist, Taoist, Hindu and Sikh faiths.
The Catholic church was…Continue
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Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders in the Holy Land joined forces Monday to launch a multi-faith environmental campaign, citing religious injunctions to protect the Earth across their three faiths.
Among their plans are the convening of an international conference of religious leaders in New York ahead of the 2012 United Nations General Assembly, a North America public relations campaign…Continue
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by Deepa S. Iyer from Huffington Post
I spent countless summers as a child in Bangalore, India ,the city of my parents’ pre-immigration past. Bangalore is a breezy, tree-laden city, formerly used by colonial-era civil servants to indulge in retirement. After Indian independence, the city retained a small-town feel, becoming a quiet refuge for an array of religious, ethnic, and linguistic cultures.…Continue
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lord 1008 parshwanaatha swami moksha kalyaan aug7th 2011 historical highnes
About 3000 years ago, King Ashwasen was ruling over the Kingdom of Varanasi, which is also known as Banaras, situated on the bank of Holy River Ganga. They had a son named Parshva Kumar. Parshva Kumar later became the 23rd Tirthankara Parshvanath of present age (Avasarpini).
At that time there was a mendicant named Kamath. He had lost his parents in childhood and was raised as an orphan.…
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by Kelly Figueroa-Ray from State of Formation
This is my first trip to Europe. I’ve had the chance to rent a bike and tour around the beautiful English countryside that surrounds Madingly, a small town (there is only a few homes, a pub, town hall and a church) right outside of Cambridge, England.
One day when biking I pulled off on a “public bridleway.” This is a new…Continue
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by Jeremy Sharon from the Jerusalem Post
Detroit Muslims, Jews and Christians join together in health-care drive.
An interfaith group of Muslims, Jews and Chaldeans teamed up on Tuesday to provide health-care services to the working poor and those without medical insurance at the Muslim Center Mosque and Community Center in Detroit.
“We’re helping the people who show up to this clinic and…Continue
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This week, we are fortunate to send along the first "Topic of the Week," culled and compiled by State of Formation's Special Projects Committee. With a new topic each week, we hope to engage in meaningful (and challenging!) discourse online -- and address themes that we too often shy away from in the context of inter-religious discourse. Here is the inaugural Topic of the Week:
In an increasingly pluralistic society, it can be diffcult to maintain and express our own identities. We…Continue
Added by Joshua Stanton on July 24, 2011 at 10:49am — No Comments
The mass-murder in Oslo last Friday was tragic. At least 90 innocents -- many of them youth -- are already dead, and authorities fear that the death toll may continue rising.
Evidence is mounting that a right-wing extremist, Anders Behring Breivik, carried out the attack at least in part to spark a "civil war"against Muslim migrants to Europe and the left-wing…Continue
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By Kathy Quiano from CNN
More than 4,500 Indonesian couples tied the knot at a Jarkarta sports stadium on Tuesday, in what the event’s organizers claim was the world’s largest interfaith wedding event.
The couples were married in Islamic, Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist and Hindu ceremonies – with each participating in whichever rites were…Continue
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In Rome, I learned that I am Protestant. I spent the past several years studying at a Southern Baptist university and then Presbyterian seminary. In those environments, I never felt particularly Protestant, and I strongly valued the identity of Anglicanism as a Via Media that draws from Roman Catholic roots. But in Rome, at the heart of Catholicism, I became keenly aware of Protestant roots embedded in me. The decoration of churches overwhelmed me, and while I realized the shrines and…Continue
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by Anju Bhargava from Huffington Post
The Dharmic American community has an immense, untapped potential to serve at home and abroad. Dharmic Seva can become a catalyst to strengthening and building pluralistic communities. Our ancient expression, Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (The Whole World is One Family) is a key principle driving Hindu American Seva Charities (HASC) as we prepare for the first…Continue
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