July 2011 Blog Posts (85)

An Atheist and “The Impossibility of Religious Freedom”

Winnifred Fallers Sullivan

The Impossibility of Religious Freedom

(Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005)

-Although six years old now, this book covers issues pertinent to the present time-

The Impossibility of Religious Freedom is a book written by Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, director of the Law and Religion program at University of Buffalo Law School (State University of New York), that examines the ways in which religious beliefs and…

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Added by Kile Jones on July 13, 2011 at 10:43pm — No Comments

Call for Applications: Managing and Assistant Director Positions

Managing Director

The Managing Director is responsible for communicating with and connecting the various components of State of Formation’s organizational structure (Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue Staff, Executive Committee, Executive Subcommittees, Assistant Director of Operations, Contributing Scholars). He or she conducts general oversight to ensure consistency with and commitment to the strategic vision of State of Formation (SoF) from all parties.

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Added by Joshua Stanton on July 13, 2011 at 10:38pm — No Comments

White Spaces

Project Interfaith guest blogger, Jennifer Formo

In today’s world, there are many stereotypes that have been attached to different races, ethnicities, cultures and religions. Our identities are completely ingrained in those labels. Sometimes they are self-imposed; other times they are thrust upon us by society because of the way we look, how we dress, or where we grow up. Identity is a funny thing....

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Added by Project Interfaith on July 13, 2011 at 12:23pm — No Comments

The Real Riches of India’s Vishnu Temple

by Vasudha Narayanan from Huffington Post

One of the thousand names given to the Hindu God Vishnu is Sri-nidhi — he whose treasure is the Goddess of Fortune. “Treasure” and “fortune” were words that were used to describe the recent discovery in a Vishnu temple at Thiruvananthapuram, in the state of Kerala, India, where a hoard worth more than $22 billion (give or take) was discovered…

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Added by The Parliament of Religions on July 13, 2011 at 11:48am — No Comments

The Real Riches of India’s Vishnu Temple

by Vasudha Narayanan from Huffington Post

One of the thousand names given to the Hindu God Vishnu is Sri-nidhi — he whose treasure is the Goddess of Fortune. “Treasure” and “fortune” were words that were used to describe the recent discovery in a Vishnu temple at Thiruvananthapuram, in the state of Kerala, India, where a hoard worth more than $22 billion (give or take) was discovered…

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Added by The Parliament of Religions on July 13, 2011 at 10:51am — No Comments

An Interfaith Generation Unwilling to Wait

By Frank Fredericks

Executive Director, World Faith

When religious tension between Muslims and Christians rocked northern Nigeria on January 8th of this year, the refrain of religiously fueled violence sounded so much like it had before. The ‘other’ was at fault for the problems of a region, country, and world. But when the tensions boiled over and violence broke out, resulting in burning down of churches and mosques and the death over 100 people, the response was…

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Added by The Parliament of Religions on July 12, 2011 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Two Ways Through Life: Reflections on The Tree of Life

Last week an old friend insisted that I see Terrence Malick’s recent film, The Tree of Life. He noted that it is a deeply theological film driven by challenging existential questions such as “Why am I here?” and “Where are you, God?” He also warned that the movie lacked a clear narrative, and “is probably not for most people.” I didn’t know it at the time, but the lack of a “traditional linear narrative…

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Added by Adam Edward Hollowell on July 12, 2011 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Interfaith Dialogue in the Pulpit—Proclaiming an Emerging Gospel: A 21st Century Imperative

by Denise Yarbrough

from the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue

In this article the author reviews the context of contemporary American Christian experience, which is a thoroughly multi-religious, pluralistic context.  The article argues for an approach to Christian preaching which would at all times interpret…

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Added by The Parliament of Religions on July 12, 2011 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Dilatato Corde, An Expanded Heart: A New Online Journal of Interreligious Spirituality

Trustee Corner By Leo Lefebure

CPWR Trustee

Dialogue Interreligieux Monastique/Monastic Interreligious Dialogue (DIM/MID) recently launched a new online journal dedicated to exploring interreligious dialogue concerning spirituality and religious experience. The multi-language journal provides a forum for interreligious exchanges concerning prayer and contemplation, spiritual experience, and the spirituality of interreligious dialogue, including contemporary personal testimonies as…

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Added by The Parliament of Religions on July 12, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

MasterPeace Starts with You...Build a Better Future Now!



MasterPeace believes that people have the unique power to change society and the extraordinary potential to translate individual thoughts into collective acting. For these reasons, MasterPeace today is giving you both the opportunity and the challenge to be a co-owner of the campaign in your country and put your action and your dream into a greater global peace movement.…

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Added by MasterPeace on July 12, 2011 at 5:06am — No Comments

Inkerfaith: What My New Abraham Lincoln Tattoo Has To Do With Atheism and Interfaith Work

These last few weeks, I've gotten a lot of questions about my newest tattoo -- a portrait of Abraham Lincoln on my right shoulder.

"Why Abraham Lincoln? Is it because there are rumors he was gay?" Well, no, but I do appreciate the opportunity to make a Gaybraham Lincoln pun, thank you.

"Why Abraham Lincoln? Do you want to make sure everyone knows that you really hate slavery?" Wait, was there ever a question about my stance on slavery?!

"Why…

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Added by Chris Stedman on July 11, 2011 at 7:18pm — No Comments

The Psychology of Stereotypes: Can we ‘hardwire’ ourselves not to fear difference?

The Psychology of Stereotypes:

Can we 'hardwire' ourselves not to fear difference?

I was intrigued to read Daniel Tutt's recent article in the Huffington Post, entitled "Neuroscience and the Changing Media Stereotypes of Muslims." Tutt notes, "...Neuroscientists have found that the introduction of positive images of 'out-groups'…

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Added by Joshua Stanton on July 11, 2011 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Sacred music in Manchester: beyond belief

by Riazat Butt for the Guardian

In the back room of a Manchester church, a woman fishes a stereo and some CDs out of a carrier bag . As the evening sun streams through the frosted windows, choir leader Jacqui Allen calls to order the dozen people exchanging small talk around her. Then something extraordinary happens. The choir sings gospel songs such as Face to Face…

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Added by The Parliament of Religions on July 11, 2011 at 10:50am — No Comments

Anju Bhargava: An Interfaith Journey

from Odyssey Networks

Interfaith harmony requires first recognizing boundaries — our own and those of others, says Anju Bhargava, founder of Hindu American Seva Charities, an Odyssey member. Then, harmony requires respecting differences and finding ways to support each other. Bhargava was a member President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships from 2009-2010.…

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Added by The Parliament of Religions on July 10, 2011 at 10:51am — No Comments

World Lawyers development federation

It is common – association or federation – each and every corner of the life depends upon work or profession in order protects the interest of the people joined to it. Fight for justice increasing in the world day by day. Alternative steps in the name of strike easy and time – money saving method has been playing major role may be the set back to the civilized present society.

What is the necessity of- world lawyer’s development federation?

  1. Lawyer profession to…
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Added by N.Shubhakara Jain on July 10, 2011 at 9:24am — No Comments

affection is crucial from the day of birth

affection is crucial from the day of birth

Everyone can understand from natural experience and common sense that affection is crucial from the day of birth; it is the basis of life.

 

Kemetic Federation

Added by barry von clemens on July 10, 2011 at 3:58am — No Comments

greetings every body happy astahnika jain fest

greetings every body happy astahnika
jain fest 8days jain fest begin july7th end july15th
this time jains pray for world peace
think about how karma wash out utterly
meditate ,yoga,dhyana,samaika is common

Added by shree c k p swamiji on July 10, 2011 at 1:55am — 1 Comment

Welcome to Rural Pennsylvania

“I still can’t believe this is what I do for living,” I thought to myself as I walked out of the airport in State College, Pennsylvania.

I was met by the Rev. David Witkovsky, Campus Chaplain for Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA, and Juniata Campus Ministry intern Lauren Seganos. “Welcome to rural Pennsylvania,” said Lauren as the crisp April wind threatened to knock us over.

I was in the middle of my second speaking tour…

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Added by Chris Stedman on July 9, 2011 at 11:17am — 1 Comment

Dalai Lama turns 76 in Washington, will meet with congressional leaders

by Ana Sebescen from CNN

Thousands of well-wishers sang “Happy Birthday” Wednesday to the Dalai Lama, who turned 76 at the beginning of an 11-day visit to the capital on which he will meet with top congressional leaders.

So far, the White House has remained silent on a potential meeting between the Tibetan spiritual leader and…

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Added by The Parliament of Religions on July 9, 2011 at 10:51am — No Comments

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