Joshua Stanton's Blog – August 2011 Archive (3)

The Interfaith Movement Steps Up to Commemorate 9/11

A surprising amount of press leading up to the tenth anniversary commemorations of September 11th has been negative. Among the starker headlines, the Religion News Service released an article suggesting that “Interfaith Understanding Remains Elusive 10 Years After 9/11.”

To be sure, last summer’s…

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Added by Joshua Stanton on August 26, 2011 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Jews and Muslims in America: More in Common than We Think

Contrary to common assumptions, many Jewish and Muslim Americans enjoy warm relations. Yet we are only beginning to understand how and why this is so. A Gallup report released last week goes a long way to explaining this unexpected trend and shows that the two communities have more in common than is often thought.

The report, "Muslim Americans: Faith,…

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Added by Joshua Stanton on August 10, 2011 at 4:01am — 2 Comments

Hindu Community Makes Its White House Debut

Hinduism is hardly new to the United States. Swami Vivekenanda is thought to have first introduced it when he visited as part of the World's Parliament of Religions at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. He received a standing ovation from the 7,000 people in audience, whom he declared his "Sisters and Brothers of America."

In spite of Vivekenanda's…

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Added by Joshua Stanton on August 3, 2011 at 4:15am — No Comments